- Chris Carr Photo: Casting for male and female models in DC and NY… – I am working on a Photo project titled, “Sex is a Weapon”. I will be shooting in DC and NY. You can see some of my work at http://eatthecakenyc.viewbook.com. This project will directly address sex and sexuality. Some of the images will be meant to challenge the observer, some of the images will be meant for me to challenge myself (take myself out of my comfort zone), and challenge people’s notions of sexuality and intimacy.
My influences for this are Mapplethorpe, Newton and Richardson
- Teaching With Twitter: Not for the Faint of Heart – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education – Opening up a Twitter-powered channel in classâ€”which several professors at other universities are experimenting with as wellâ€”alters classroom power dynamics and signals to students that they’re in control. Fans of the approach applaud technology that promises to change professors’ role from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side.” Those phrases are familiar to education reformers, who have long argued that colleges must make education more interactive to hold the interest of today’s students.
- Curbing Your Comments At Conferences – â€œAre attendees paying proper attention to the speaker, or are they busy monitoring the backchannel? Having laptops open for this is rude, and using them to target speakers is abusive. If event organizers allow this to happen, speakers will stop coming. Or speakers will change their message to a populist one, which is no good to anyone,â€ he says.
- Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates Continue To Rise In The US | Kinsey Confidential – Yet more reason to support sites like Scarleteen: “Further, according to the work of Jessica Fields, a sociologist at San Francisco State University, even when students do receive comprehensive sexuality education, the images they see and the content surround the lives and sexualities of white, able-bodied, heterosexual people; in her book Risky Lessons: Sex Education and Social Inequality, she notes that people of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people do not see images of themselves, nor do they hear content that pertains to their lives and sexualities. Itâ€™s no wonder that these are some of the groups that also have higher rates of STIs.”
- apophenia: spectacle at Web2.0 Expo… from my perspective – The problem with a public-facing Twitter stream in events like this is that it FORCES the audience to pay attention the backchannel. So even audience members who want to focus on the content get distracted. Most folks can’t multitask that well. And even if I had been slower and less dense, my talks are notoriously too content-filled to make multi-tasking possible for the multi-tasking challenged. This is precisely why I use very simplistic slides that evokes images for the visual types in the room without adding another layer of content. But the Twitter stream fundamentally adds another layer of content that the audience can’t ignore, that I can’t control. And that I cannot even see. …Speaking of which… what’s with the folks who think it’s cool to objectify speakers and talk about them as sexual objects? The worst part of backchannels for me is being forced to remember that there are always guys out there who simply see me as a fuckable object.
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