hyper by extension

hellotailor:

winning the Time 100 Poll does not technically lead to a person ending up on the Time 100 List, which is fair enough since celebrities with huge social media followings are invariably going to wind up near the top, regardless of what they’ve actually done over the past year.

however, not only did Laverne Cox do extremely well in the poll (which was topped by two Indian politicians, both of whom were on the final List) despite only having about 72,000 Twitter followers, but she also has far greater cultural relevance than several of the people who made it into the Arts category of the official List. Laverne Cox is one of the vanishingly few openly trans people in the public eye, her fame has skyrocketed over the past year, she’s evidently inspiring a sincere outpouring of positive feeling from the public (her votes in the poll were over 90% positive, which is FAR better than very nearly anyone else), and she stars in one of the very first successful internet-only tv shows, a media format that’s really only existed for a couple of years.

the List isn’t precisely a popularity contest, it’s more like a rating of who is culturally relevant and influential at this point in time — for better or worse. and apparently right now, that includes people like Robyn Wright, Robert Redford and Amy Adams, all of whom can be categorized as actors who are “having a good year,” but not, i think, any moreso than plenty of other celebrities who are also “having a good year,” such as Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Macklemore, etc.

i don’t know a great deal about the Time 100 list and i’m aware that this isn’t “”important”” in the greater scheme of things, but i find it disappointing that Laverne Cox was ignored like this.

(via theremina)

deepspacequeer:

um I was looking for books for collages and holy shit I just bought these so fast
SOMETHING QUEER IN OUTER SPACE (spoiler: it’s me)

Always reblog these

deepspacequeer:

um I was looking for books for collages and holy shit I just bought these so fast

SOMETHING QUEER IN OUTER SPACE (spoiler: it’s me)

Always reblog these

(via skythrown)

Pinky Fuck (in part), 2014, ink acrylic gesso canvas  (at happy valley studios)

Pinky Fuck (in part), 2014, ink acrylic gesso canvas (at happy valley studios)

Everything I loved is dead and so can you, 2014, ink, gesso, paper, polish  (at happy valley studios)

Everything I loved is dead and so can you, 2014, ink, gesso, paper, polish (at happy valley studios)

Not being dicks, 2014 ink, trash (at happy valley studios)

Not being dicks, 2014 ink, trash (at happy valley studios)

Assured mutual destruction, 2014. Ink, fucking trash.  (at happy valley studios)

Assured mutual destruction, 2014. Ink, fucking trash. (at happy valley studios)

Ozymandias, 2013 ink graphite salt gesso (at happy valley studios)

Ozymandias, 2013 ink graphite salt gesso (at happy valley studios)

amaditalks:

theblog-delux3:

bookishboi:

futurist-foresight:

An innovative ring system to convert Sign language to speech.

kadrey:

Sign Language Rings Convert Gestures To Speech

"Here’s how the rings work, in a nutshell. There are three detatchable rings that are worn on the the thumb and first two fingers of each hand, as well as a bracelet. As the user signs out whatever they want to say, the translation is then spoken through a digitized voice that comes from the bracelet. I’m not sure if it works real time or not, but that’s still some pretty amazing stuff. And that’s not all…

"The gesture-to-speak aspect works fine when the hearing-impaired person wants to talk to someone else, but what about vice versa? The bracelet carries the double duty of turning sound into text that runs across an LED display. It seems like the only thing these guys have left to do is actually make people hear again…"

This bothers me a bit.

We could just start teaching sign language in school.

More people should learn sign yes. But if Deaf people choose to use something like this to increase communication with hearing people, fine.

But I worry that when tech like this becomes more widespread and, hopefully, cheaper (because you know this will cost a pretty penny) there will end up being a stigma on those who choose not to use it, just as there is for Deaf people who don’t learn to speak or wear hearing aids, both of which can be expensive, painful and impractical. That stigma seems both awful and unavoidable.

Look. This is a crisis week. I am allowed to flood the feed with semi-glam #gpoy to get the fuck through. There will be dog photos and art and other stuff next week, should the dates allow.

Look. This is a crisis week. I am allowed to flood the feed with semi-glam #gpoy to get the fuck through. There will be dog photos and art and other stuff next week, should the dates allow.

Need help: FSH level spiked to 254.6. None of my doctors know what is going on and I’m having a lot of trouble finding comparable results. If you have leads, get at me.  (at CHANEL Boutique) please signal boost if you’re up for it. I could really use a hand.

Need help: FSH level spiked to 254.6. None of my doctors know what is going on and I’m having a lot of trouble finding comparable results. If you have leads, get at me. (at CHANEL Boutique)

please signal boost if you’re up for it. I could really use a hand.
lolitapop09:

I may be a bit hurt, but being 80’s bionic is well worth it!

lolitapop09:

I may be a bit hurt, but being 80’s bionic is well worth it!

My dog walk game is flawless today.

My dog walk game is flawless today.