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By annebalsamo | Feminism, Science, Technology & Infrastructures

A New School Trains Artists to Be Politicians

Caricature of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (photo by Ted Eytan via Flickr)It’s time for artists to take the electoral wheel. Since the …

“They came for the nerd girls first”: Ignoring Gamergate’s “weaponized trolling” carried a price

Salon's Amanda Marcotte and author Laurie Penny discuss identity politics, harassment and the so-called alt-right<p>In award-winning journalist and activist Laurie Penny’s new collection of essays, “Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults,” she covers the issues of our age, pulled from her work …

Feminism

It’s Time for Colleges Where Students Are in Charge

With each passing day, the American higher education system seems more bloated. Student loans are becoming untenable, with the average debtor owing …

Education

Rejoice! A-Level results show young women in STEM are soaring

Record numbers of young women are studying science, technology, engineering and maths.<p>The disparity between men and women in the tech sector can be …

Education

Preserving the Preserve of Naturalist and Activist Geraldine Watson | National Trust for Historic Preservation

August 9, 2017<p>By: Sophia Dembling<p>photo by: Pauline Singleton<p>Geraldine Watson was a tough cookie with a soft spot for nature. Born in Louisiana in …

National Parks

The Alt-Right On Campus: What Students Need To Know

College campuses are clearly on the frontline of the alt-right’s battle against multiculturalism. They are targeted for a simple reason: They embrace …

Racism

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Forget Gal Gadot — Here Are 5 Palestinian Wonder Women You Need To Know About

When Wonder Women was released earlier this summer, everyone seemed to be celebrating the strong, empowered female lead who was a great role model …

From Neuroscience To Design: A Career In Connecting The Dots

In 2016, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya won a TED Residency on the strength of a bold idea: that design can shine a light on science and make scientific concepts intelligible to a wider public.<p>It was when one of Phingbodhipakkiya‘s research patients at Columbia Medical Center asked her to explain the …

Can a Design Museum Change the World?

Left: Designing Justice Poster. Right: Bird. Courtesy of Luba Lukova.<p>Founded over a quarter of a century ago, the small-but-mighty Museum of Design …

Graphic Design

To Be a Design-Led Company

In 2016, Automattic CEO, Matt Mullenweg announced that the company was to be design-led for the first time. Automattic’s new era would be recognized …

Design Thinking

Design Matters from the Archive: Gail Bichler

You never know quite what you are going to get when you open up the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>, great columns, articles and photos, yes. But the design …

Design

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The twelfth annual meeting of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) will be hosted by the Illinois Institute of …

Personal and Politically Charged, The Press Release For Kara Walker’s New Show Is a Work of Art All By Itself

Exhibitions<p>File this press release under "must read."<p>,<p>The title of Kara Walker‘s upcoming solo exhibition at New York’s Sikkema Jenkins & Co., even …

Art

Florence Harding, Not Eleanor Roosevelt, May Have Created the Modern First Lady

Florence Harding started out life as the wealthiest young woman of an Ohio town. She ended it the widow of a scandal-plagued president.<p>Born on this …

History

Unsung Style Icons: The women who fought Nazis before 2017

Over the weekend, a group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying Tiki torches, guns and …

History

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Coding for Gender Equality

When my parents came to the U.S. in 1973 as refugees from Uganda's brutal dictator Idi Amin, we were one of the only South Asian families on my block …

Women's News

The Woman Bringing Unconventional Sex Ed to the Arctic

It turned out to be the most pivotal decision of Candice Lys’ life: continue with a research stint in Greenland or return home to Canada’s far north …

Northwest Territories

The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium is the host for HASTAC 2017! The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, November 3-4, 2017. The UCF …

Singapore

National Museum of Women in the Arts

<b>WASHINGTON</b>—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is proud to announce the creation of the Judy Chicago Visual Archive at the museum’s Betty …

Art

Two members of Pussy Riot detained in Russia for Oleg Sentsov protest

Feminist punk group members Olga Borisova and Maria Alyokhina were held for several hours after protesting against the imprisonment of Ukrainian film-maker Sentsov<p>Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, known for their vociferous protests against the Russian establishment, were briefly …

Russia

From James Baldwin to Susan Sontag, Listen to Recordings from PEN America’s Vast Archive

The PEN America Digital Archive (screenshot by the author for Hyperallergic)The PEN America Digital Archive launched on July 26 with over 1,500 hours …

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Invites Applications for Artists Fellowships

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is accepting applications from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists for its National …

The Arts

Launch Lessons from Airbnb, Uber, Tinder and Others

This summer, I’ve been working on getting pre-launch buzz for a real estate startup called Suuty. This lead to lots of Googling about what kinds of …

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