If you only ask for crumbs, and the granting of those crumbs causes bloodshed, what do you think will be caused when you ask for a loaf of bread or a bakery in which to make your own bread?
I recently covered a bunch of “bad ally” behaviors. Some of the items on that list are downright awful, and some of them are more akin to the ally equivalent of a“code smell”. They’re not that awful in isolation, but they are often a sign of deeper problems. The more they occur, the worse those problems probably are.
I want to explore some of these “ally smells” a bit more. Let’s start by talking about appropriation.
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
Knitted Horse Firework Animation
Experimental animation by Sam Meech whose frames are made from a continuous piece of knitting, using Muybridge’s Horse in Motion - video embedded below:
Experiment in knitted animation by Sam Meech, based on Muybridge’s Horse in Motion
Relevant to my interests.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is on it with their latest radio campaign. Total driveway moment.
Pity it was followed by the realization that I’ve aged out of being a “Young Invincible”.
Everyone’s experience is different, and still this feels so very familiar.
Source: SoundCloud / SnapJudgment
"Without the ellipsis, you could spend a minute or so polishing a beautiful response, then hit enter, playing it off like it was all smooth and spontaneous. But the bubble makes our drafting process visible, exposing just how much time we’re spending mulling over words. Who the hell invented this thing?"
“When we see images of women and girls and men, they often fall into the stereotypes that we’re trying to overcome, and you can’t be what you can’t see,” Ms. Sandberg said in an interview.
See the collection here.
This is huge.