why can’t stuffing my face with pizza make me attractive?
A web app intended to help cope with harassment and abuse on Twitter.
Block Together is designed to reduce the burden of blocking when many accounts are attacking you, or when a few accounts are attacking many people in your community… If you choose to share your list of blocks, your friends can subscribe to your list so that when you block an account, they block that account automatically.
Sunburn! is a gravity-based puzzle video game by developer Secret Crush that featured a doomed spaceship crew that is determined to die together. Players take on the role of captain of a recently destroyed spaceship, her crew scattered, with no hope of rescue or survival. They must then solve a series of gravity-based puzzles to collect the missing crew before plummeting the group into the local sun–no one dies alone. Sunburn! is currently available on iOS.
Sunburn! is the debut game from Secret Crush — a three person studio founded by three alumni of the prestigious NYU Game Center MFA game design program. Originally a student project, the game was then specially selected for three months of full-time development as part of the NYU Game Center incubator in New York City..
images via Sunburn!
When the last living thing dies, my job is finished. I’ll put the chairs on tables, turn out the lights and lock the universe behind me when I leave.
Paul Smith Albemarle Street store facade / 6a Architects
Slave gravesite in New York City
“SOMETHING YOUR TOUR GUIDE MIGHT NOT TELL YOU:
The heart of NYC’s Financial District is built on a huge 18th century African Burial Ground. Some 419 Africans were discovered in 1991, a large portion women and children.
The burial ground extends from Broadway Southward under City Hall, and almost to the site of the former World Trade Center. It is believed that there are as many as 20,000 slavery-era Africans in graves under the buildings in Lower Manhattan.
Abolish historical amnesia and ponder for a moment the fact that this financial epicenter of the world is built on slavery, oppression, and death.”
Literally, and daily.
yo. that last sentence hits you in the face like a brick.
when people in front of me walk slow
This is perfect and I miss her.
they will not write about us because darling
we’re not in love
and we both know that poems ought to be about lovers
not best friends halfway in the middle
god, i’d never kiss you
but our hands fit like puzzle pieces and your smile makes my heart sing and you cried when you said you love me
voice thick with fear and awe and i knew then i could break you and that terrifies me because you deserve better but i would die for you
when i was thirteen my bedroom window looked out on the big dipper every summer and it made me feel safe but if every star in that constellation went out i’d still have your hands smoothing a brush through my hair (your eyes shine brighter than those distant suns anyway)
we are not the stuff of legends in this world where it’s only love if you fuck the stories people want to hear end in a kiss not a high five or a fistbump but if i’ve got you i don’t need to make history
and while you do not kiss away my tears you let them seep into your shirt and to me, that is just as good”
Dorian Gray goes up to the counter and orders a latte. He inhales deeply. “Oh, I would give anything for this cup of coffee to last forever,” he says.
“Really?” says the barista. “I may be able to help you with that.”
A 51-foot-long fire-breathing robotic dragon built by Zollner Elektronik AG of Zandt, Germany was declared the World’s Largest Walking Robot by Guinness World Records. The dragon, which was first displayed in September 2012, has made appearances in plays and fairs around the country.
images via Zollner Elektronik AG
One of my favorite things about remix: If you don’t like the narrative, change it!
When Casey Fiesler, a PhD candidate in Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech, came across the issues with the since-removed “Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer“, she set about creating a wonderfully remixed book that can be downloaded for free, reimagining the iconic doll Barbie as a computer engineer despite her impossible figure and overdone blue eyeshadow.
The problematic part is that, as far as I can tell, the steps for becoming a computer engineer if you’re Barbie are:
- Design a videogame.
- Get a boy to code it for you.
- Accidentally infect your computer with a virus.
- Get a boy to fix it for you.
- Take all the credit for these things yourself
And the problem isn’t even that Barbie isn’t a “real” computer scientist because she isn’t coding. (I am one of those mostly-non-coding computer scientists myself, though now I’m tempted to make a game about robot puppies shooting lasers anyway.) The problem is the assumption that she is a designer, not a coder, and the coders are boys. (There are also problems with nonsense explanations for computer viruses, taking credit for other people’s work, and inexplicable pillow fights.) I happen to study remix, so one of my first thoughts upon seeing this was: someone is obviously going to remix this. I figured, why wait?
Casey has also created an interactive “Feminist Hacker Page” to “help Barbie be the competent, independent, bad-ass engineer that she wants to be.”
images by Casey Fiesler
via The Mary Sue
I can’t stand these fucking people with these fucking family window stickers on their cars a murderer is gonna come into your fucking house and you’re gonna try to hide your kids in the fucking closet and he’s gonna be like naw bitch I saw your fucking mini van I know you have six more kids where are they
im gonna hit the hay
[puts far more meat than is reasonable into tortilla] [tortilla doesn’t fold fully or correctly] bullshit. what’s wrong with you. fuck you
tw: threats of violence
"Why are you so suspicious of men even when they say nice things to you? What he said was gentlemanly, you should give him a chance!”