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“The Code of Acquisitions platform allows anyone to submit their cases anonymously or openly. Cases could range from gender and race discrimination to misconduct of payments. These submissions contribute to a database of conflicts, codes, and interactive visualizations that will increase awareness about the issues and hold organizations accountable through -would be fascinated to see this model in other domains as well. Broadly holding institutions accountable in a public form can often over-prioritize the scandalous vs. the material when more subtle labor violations can be just as detrimental to the individual ...Read More
*From 2013* On Tumblr, users can look at art without even realizing it. Do they democratize the work or merely make it an advertisement for itself?.. ...Read More
“A shaman had blessed the space in a ritual for employees on Monday, with a cacao ceremony that involved drinking bowls of bitter hot chocolate with special energy-giving properties. When cornered for details, Glimcher said, “Have you ever had ceremonial cacao? I was, like, on—you feel it!””
"On the 5th Episode of Kerwin Frost Talks, Kerwin gets the tea from the legends Shayne Oliver & Ian Isiah of Hood by Air!" Shayne and Ian go in on the fashion and cultural legacy HBA’s left on high fashion and the NY underground.
From Boomkat: "...she set up and documented the interaction between a neural network, audio recordings of early Martian language, and footage of the movements of space bacteria. Effectively arriving at a consolidation of wetware and hardware, Jenna uses the computer as a shaman/conduit with the capacity to transmute light and ...Read More
Video on nowness profiling the consequences of climate change effects in Puerto Rico among others in a series on the site. " Puerto Rico, the 1949 poem by Victor Hernández Cruz that extols the virtues of the US territory lays the foundation for Winther’s film. The New York-based director pairs Cruz’s words with moving images of the people, homes and landscapes that belong to the island. “Shadow of a Hurricane captures ...Read More
" Celine Art Project, the curatorial endeavour signed by Slimane, which will bring site-specific artworks to each Celine store over the course of the next few months. " Seems like art mixed with select fashion corps, major retailers, and corporations is not just a trend but possibly the only way ...Read More
“Everything that exists on this earth has a sound,” Japanese ambient pioneer Midori Takada said in a recent interview. “Even if humans don’t call it an instrument, on this earth, there exists a significant vibrancy.” Amplify just one low-pitched ceramic vase and it sounds like the rumbling of a horror-movie ...Read More
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The Five Stirring Stanzas That Proved a Poem Can Help End a War
Story Stephanie Newman  ·  Illustrations by James Heimer   ·  9.19.17narratively.com ↗︎
"Várnai seemed cognizant of the limitations imposed on her as a woman when she wrote “To my soldier-son.” The poem itself hinges on inverting gender roles and reclaiming a voice – the mother’s voice – that authorities don’t want to acknowledge. “To my soldier-son” suggests that by owning their maternal ...Read More