Photographer Poses Nude In ‘Nue York’ To Question the Role of Fashion in Society

Photographer Poses Nude In ‘Nue York’ To Question the Role of Fashion in Society

“Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen was born out of an initial questioning about clothing and the importance of fashion in modern society. Clothes do so much more than just meet our physical needs. What we wear acts as a silent language, allowing us to convey who we are and want to be to the outside world.”

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Where Have All the Butch Dykes Gone?

Where Have All the Butch Dykes Gone?
Danielle Cooper | Photo by Zachary Krevitt

“We set out with a mission to figure out where all the butch dykes had gone, but like most things in the queer community, we found that just because we aren’t acutely aware of them, doesn’t mean a community isn’t thriving. It’s just changed and evolved as our conversations around gender have shot lightyears ahead in the past 30 years. Masculine-presenting lesbians haven’t disappeared. We’ve just opened our understanding of who fits into those categories.”

Where Have All the Butch Dykes Gone?
Cade | Photo by Zachary Krevitt

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These Abandoned Theme Parks Are Guaranteed To Make You Nostalgic

These Abandoned Theme Parks Are Guaranteed To Make You Nostalgic
Bushkill Park, Easton, Pennsylvania | Photo by Seph Lawless

“Lawless found it relatively easy to sneak into most of the abandoned parks, but some proved more challenging. He had to climb up Beech Mountain in North Carolina to capture images of a creepy Wizard of Oz–themed park, complete with its own yellow brick road. There were occasional legal problems: Disney threatened to sue him for copyright infringement after he posted images online of the company’s old River Country park in Florida. (Skyhorse Publishing included them in the book anyway.) To make the decaying parks look even more ominous, he shot most of them either right before or after a rainstorm.”

These Abandoned Theme Parks Are Guaranteed To Make You Nostalgic
Fun Spot Park & Zoo, Angola, Indiana | Photo by Seph Lawless

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Psychedelic Stickers Blow AI Minds

Psychedelic Stickers Blow AI Minds
Psychedelic Stickers Blow AI Minds

“What could be done with these? Stick a few on your clothes or bag and maybe, just maybe, that image classifier at the airport or police body cam will be distracted enough that it doesn’t register your presence. Of course, you’d have to know what system was running on it, and test a few thousand variations of the stickers — but it’s a possibility.”

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State of the World 2018: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky

State of the World 2018: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky
Bruce Sterling: science fiction author, futurist

“2017 was a nervous year of overwrought blustery political cultures, a year of normalized psychosis amplified by media distortion, a year in which we all learned to live in the upside-down, losing our hats in the process of flipping.”

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See also:
Weblogsky | Beyond the Beyond | The WELL


 Jon Lebkowsky Tracking digital culture, media, and the Internet.
Jon Lebkowsky | Tracking digital culture, media, and the Internet

Thomas Edison’s Forgotten Sci-Fi Novel

Thomas Edison’s Forgotten Sci-Fi Novel
Thomas Edison, American inventor

“Edison nearly added another item to his résumé that’s all but forgotten today: Progress, a science-fiction novel he began working on around 1890. Although the inventor abandoned the project before it could be finished, he wrote pages and pages of notes that a collaborator, George Parsons Lathrop, would eventually turn into a work of futuristic fiction, In the Deep of Time, published in 1896.”

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See also: Thomas Edison’s Creative Thinking Habits



Edison's Typewriter by EdisonCreative
Edison’s Typewriter by EdisonCreative