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During the fall 2010 semester, students in my graduate course on Gender, Science, Technology, and Medicine read Feminist Technology. One of their assignments was to generate a blog entry of their own. Here is one of the products they evaluated. â€”Linda Layne, … Continue reading One of the things we learned in Feminist Technology is that the gender politics (sexism and feminism) of technologies are not only inscribed into products through their dimensions, weight, features, and functions, but often are inscribed upon them too. Following Hardon, … Continue reading In the women’s ‘loo’ in a pub in Cambridge, England I found a product which is promoted as one “designed by girls, for girls”â€” a “seduction kit” for three pounds, consisting of two condoms (one natural feel and one with … Continue reading
The following HTML text is provided to enhance online readability. Many aspects of typography translate only awkwardly to HTML. Please use the page image as the authoritative form to ensure accuracy. Tamarind ( Tamarindus indica ) is one of the great trees of the tropics. Its feathery foliage is common from Senegal to Singapore, Suriname to Samoa.
In the very likely case that you're on the Internet right now, you already know what a "meme" is. But you may not realize that the concept -- a meaningless phrase, image or joke getting repeated endlessly for no reason at all -- predates the Internet generation by a long shot. Although it was more difficult for a phrase or image to "go viral" before all this technology, pointless memes still found their way to every corner of the globe. Such as ...
Although they say curiosity has the power to somehow kill your cat, it seems that humans are immune. We would however, suggest putting Pooky away (just in case) because we are about to unleash the biggest mysteries known to man. Although some of these mysteries are only on the list as a result of their infamy, some are genuinely baffling, and if you manage to solve any of them leave a comment below so that we can cross them off. <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-310" title="roanoke" src="http://cdn.list25.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/roanoke.gif" alt="roanoke" width="610" height="338" /> In 1587 121 colonists led by John White arrived on Roanoke Island in present day North Carolina to establish a colony. As tensions mounted with the native population, however, John White returned to England in order to solicit reinforcements.
Fuck you Gawker Media. Last time around you felt you had to take an intuitive and easy to navigate commenting system and turn it into Kinja, making it take more clicks to navigate through the various conversations on a given article. So of course now it's time to focus on taking a giant shit on the ability to navigate and easily see articles. I was willing to tough out the change that I didn't like last time around because I like io9's content so much. I figured, I'll learn to use this commenting system and everything will eventually be so commonplace that I forget what I liked about the old system.
From Mycoted The quotations here fall into two main categories. The first category is from people who have had a very restricted vision, with hindsight their comments can be used as powerful examples of what can happen if you don't allow creative thoughts to flourish. The second category is from people who have had a much more creative, open view of life.
Stefan Zweig ( [tsvaɪk] ; November 28, 1881 – February 22, 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most famous writers in the world. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Biography
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The Nature of Reality
First published Tue May 15, 2007 Many major historical figures in philosophy have provided an answer to the question of what, if anything, makes life meaningful, although they typically have not put it in these terms. Consider, for instance, Aristotle on the human function, Aquinas on the beatific vision, and Kant on the highest good. While these concepts have some bearing on happiness and morality, they are straightforwardly construed as accounts of which final ends a person ought to realize in order to have a significant existence.
By Dan Eden, viewzone UNDERSTANDING THE TIMEWAVE THEORY, put forth by Terence McKenna, is complicated by the fact that he is dead, and that much of what he learned about the theory is alleged to have come to him during shamanic visionary states while he was living in the Amazon jungle. Hmmm… But The Timewave Theory is perhaps the hottest topic on the internet today.
Introduction or How This Book Works or The 109th Bead When you're traveling in India--especially through holy sites and Ashrams--you see a lot of people wearing beads around their necks. You also see a lot of old photographs of naked, skinny and intimidating Yogis (or sometimes even plump, kindly and radiant Yogis) wearing beads, too. These strings of beads are called japa malas. They have been used in India for centuries to assist devout Hindus and Buddhists in staying focused during prayerful medita- tion.
A truly unique work of fiction, ‘ The Codex Seraphinianus ‘ is a book that appears to be a visual encyclopedia of some unknown world or dimension . Written down in one of that worlds beautiful curving languages, the book by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, explains the odd inhabitants and their colorful behaviors. The book was created between 1976 and 1978 and for the low price of about $500.00 you can ponder over your own copy… then again, if you can’t afford that, check out the video at the bottom. See Also MOUNTAINS OF BOOKS BECOME MOUNTAINS Via: howtobearetronaut.com <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century? When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president? The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright.
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