Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz - May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965. Happy Birthday.
our society has a problem with looking at poc as good people, they like to write off our histories and experiences as they highlight our faults that were obviously formed from the very system that alienates us, demonizes us, while it makes money exploiting us and telling us we’re still not good…
Contact (DJ Falcon)
Quême discussed his history with Daft Punk, detailing their early collaborations in the early 90s. In regards to Random Access Memories, Quême revealed that NASA supplied the group with access to audio of past space missions to use on the album. According to NME, Gene Cernan (Apollo 17′s celebrated Last Man On The Moon) is sampled on “Contact”. — consequenceofsound
Touch (Ft. Paul Williams)
Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities.
But many of you are cynical about politics. You see the system as inherently corrupt. You doubt…
Couple has really awesome Batgirl/Nightwing wedding cause they’re awesome.
If my editors ask where I am, please tell them I can’t write any scripts because I am DEAD FROM THE CUTENESS AND ADORABLENESS.
The Little People Working in our Machines
Mark Crummett thinks modern technology is beautiful. To him the devices we’ve built, such as computers, are not only functional, they’re aesthetically appealing. Especially on the inside.
“I like the idea that [technology] looks the way it does because it has to look that way,” he says. “A hard drive is made out of round and shiny material because of what it has to do and how it has to do it.”
Crummett says he’s tried to highlight that beauty in a series of photographs he calls Ghosts in the Machine. He’s placed model railroad figurines inside the guts of old computers and other contraptions, making the processors and transistors form a kind of otherworldly cityscape. Computer fan vents become postmodern architecture. Motherboards become strange new ecosystems.
For more images, and how Crummett shoots, visit Wired.
tw: depression/ suicide: The mistake a lot of people (myself included) tend to do when trying to give advice on depression and suicidal tendencies is we liken it to a mere psychological problem that can easily be dealt with by simply “trying to talk ourselves out of it”. But as I, and many others…
Man goes undercover as a woman to investigate deep-rooted sexual harassment and abuse in Egypt
Waleed Hammad dressed conservatively for his secret mission into the world of sexual harassment and abuse on the streets of Cairo, donning a long tan skirt and sleeved shirt, and at times covering his head like many Egyptian women.
The 24-year-old actor walked the sidewalks, hidden cameras in tow, for an investigative television report, hoping the broadcast would enlighten national debate about how to combat deep-rooted day-to-day sexual harassment and abuse in this patriarchal society.
As he strolled, Hammad, who wore light makeup to conceal hints of facial hair and accentuate his eyes, was hissed at and verbally abused. In one instance — when he was wearing a head veil — he was taken for a prostitute and offered up to $580 for one night.
“I can go wherever I want, do whatever I want very simply, very easily, very casually,” Hammad said. “For a woman, it boils down to her having to focus on how she breathes while she is walking. It is not just the walk. It is not just the clothes. It is not what she says or how she looks.” As a woman walking down the street, “you have to be in a constant state of alertness.” (AP Photo / Courtesy of Awel el Kheit)