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Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

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On Sunday, I woke up at 4:40 and went to the Binghamton University Nature Preserve to film a time lapse of the sunrise.

This is isn’t that video.

That video was janky as hell because I used a janky as hell tripod. Everytime I moved the LCD screen or tried focusing, the tripod would shift.

So I went out on Monday to try again, this time with a better tripod. I find it kinda funny, ironic even, that my lightest tripod is the sturdiest. Any way, this is the end result.

Here’s some facts about the video for nerds:
I didn’t shoot in RAW
I used the intervalometer included with Magic Lantern
It took a brakceted photo every 45 seconds
This is HDR
I was a dick and decided to save the HDR photos as .tiff files.
250 photos = 27GB
The 10 second video rendered in after effects was nearly 13GB
The video exported from Premiere Pro is only 10MB
I woke up at 4:40, was situated bu 5:30 and took photos until 9.
The birds and the peepers get quiet after 9am
I finished reading “An Abundance of Katherines”

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Imogen Heap helps invent gloves that will “change the way we make music”

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i would do anything to have these

THIS IS SO AMAZING I LOVE IMOGEN HEAP EVEN MORE

SHES SO AWESOME

I have never seen a person who has met this woman say she was anything but angelic!

Imogen Heap is inventing the Powerglove of music.

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buttboyy:

buttboyy:

What do you call porn drawn on graffiti?

Pornograffiti

One time I went to Didney Worl with Dany.

One time I went to Didney Worl with Dany.

2013 - 2014

Thank goodness for EXIF data or it would have been much more difficult to do.