“I think a lot about what makes a strong female character. You know, movies and TV shows, these things have influence, my own website. So I think the question of “What makes a strong female character?”, often goes misinterpreted. And instead we get these two-dimensional superwomen, who maybe have one quality that’s played up a lot. Like, you know, a Catwoman type, or she plays her sexuality up a lot and it’s seen as power. But they’re not strong characters who happen to be female, they’re completely flat and they’re basically cardboard characters.
The problem with this is that then people expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple. When in actuality, women are complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy. And women happen to be people!”
-Tavi Gevinson for TEDTalks [x]
(Source: dohertypeter, via odificus)
Poetry Makes Nothing Happen: Thoughts on Ai Weiwei from the Indianapolis Museum of Art
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In which John visits the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where his wife is a curator, and thinks about the work of the artist and dissident Ai Weiwei while walking through “According to What,” his first major retrospective in the United States. If you live in or near Indianapolis, you should really see the show. It’s very special, and will be here until July 21st.
The world is bigger now: collages by Hugo Barros ll Artist on Tumblr
Hugo Barros is one of the creative collage making artists who is also based on tumblr blog platform. Living in Lisbon, he does not use any computer manipulation and creates his artworks only using hands. Well done!
Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley
My favourite TEDtalker! Always essential listening!