Urban Cycling : Bike Lanes :: The Internet : A Code of Conduct
I’ve been struggling to try to put into words why a Code of Conduct is so important in tech. It’s difficult. Particularly since the issue has been so thoroughly polarized into one of women vs men. Particularly since any attempt to…
I was reading a book (about interjections, oddly enough) yesterday which included the phrase “In these days of political correctness…” talking about no longer making jokes that denigrated people for their culture or for the colour of their skin. And I thought, “That’s not actually anything to do…
While planning a workshop for Dare2BDigital, a technology conference for young women, Lukas and I were looking for an easy way for girls to edit and test their own Firefox OS apps. We were trying to think of where we could host these apps when we decided to try using Github pages.
So there’s these hashtags trending on twitter - (trend is probably over by now but hell, I can’t sleep).
#1reasonwhy there aren’t more women in game development
- Most women realize they’ll have to choose between having kids and having a full sized career in game development - the hours we work,…
Just seeing this company’s ads in the Muni stations made me so friggin’ mad at them for the blatant homophobic/woman-hating, their website too, and this man’s story now confirms from the inside the effed up-ness I suspected from their graphic design choices. Hang in there qu33riousity - I hope that any actions you take hit them wherever it can hurt them the most.
In August I worked full time at a start up in San Francisco, a gaming company in the financial District. For reasons I outline at the end of this recollection, I cannot name the company or use the real names of anyone in the office I discuss. I can say that ironically, months before working there, I took a picture of one of their (MANY) ads plastered all over the downtown BART stations, as well as in the trains themselves:
Yeah, I worked for that misleading eyesore. I was offered the job while I was at a coffee shop a few blocks from my new spot in Oakland, maybe not even a week after returning to The Bay from New Orleans. I was approached by a person who runs a contracting “company,” hiring video game testers to work at various game companies. Literally, he walked up to me as I was drinking coffee and doing computery things and asked “Excuse, do you play video games?”
He gave me his contact info and walked away. I turned to Li like “was that for real or was he being an uber creep and hitting on me?” At this point I wish it was the latter and nothing more came of it.
July 5, 2012
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This video inspires me to keep making work on this subject which I love so much even though sometimes I fear my smaller, more insular community is tired of it.
A video about transgendered artists. I found it very interesting. It even shows a clip of Lady Gaga’s Telephone video featuring one of the artists.
One rather handsome transgendered man (initially a woman) gained over 20 pounds of muscle all for the sake of art. It is amazing that people manipulate their own bodies in a similar fashion to how a painter handles paint, or how a sculptor handles clay. It is quite fascinating to me.
Take a look.
We can all help bring out the creativity in people by not acting like the world can be divided into creatives and non-creatives - it’s not a god-given thing that some people have and others don’t.
“That opting out [of creativity] that happens in childhood … moves in and becomes more ingrained by the time you get to adult life.”
IDEO’s David Kelley on how to build your creative confidence. Also see Jonah Lehrer on how creativity works and some reasons we opt out of it as adults.