This weeks links are about Mars, the fact that your TV is spying on you, among other things. First, the state of the nation (not good):
Week 13 and we’ve already started the normalizing.
Onto the link:
No picture this week, instead enjoy this trailer for Bill Nye’s new Netflix show. I can’t wait.
Each week for the past 12 weeks (since the November) Amy Siskind has been making posts that talk about what has changed since Tr*mp was elected president. I’m going to try to remember to share each of these (starting with week 12) as an extra link at the beginning of this post. Please read through the link.
» Week 12: Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.
Now, onto other links, some of these will be timely, some of them will not.
- More Than Likable Enough: I like Hillary Clinton. And I’m convinced that saying so can be a subversive act. (Slate) Note: this is old, but take a moment to think how much different (better) the state of this country would be had the election gone differently.
- 14 Stunning Portraits Of Albania’s Few Remaining Sworn Virgins Photographer Jill Peters has dedicated her career to exploring the intersections of sexuality, gender identity, and culture — and it has taken her to some very interesting places. When she first read about a dwindling group of people in a remote part of the world who live their lives as “sworn virgins,” she pretty much knew where her next trip would be. (Refinery29)
Though I am no longer a librarian in my work life, I will always have a soft spot for libraries (and I visit all the time to chat with my old coworkers as well as to check out books). And in the spirit of librarianship, there are two articles one (the Time article) is an old article, but the second (EFF) is recent and reflects certain changing aspects of our society.
- How Black Lives Matter Went Global: Activists for black, brown, and Indigenous rights around the world have adopted the Black Lives Matter slogan alongside homegrown movements against racism and police brutality. (BuzzFeed)
Blowing snow on the river (02/14/2-15) © ellenm1
It’s been a month since the election. That’s pretty much all I’ve got. Onto the links.
- Blade Runner: the typography and design (Typeset in the Future)
Male baltimore oriole in my back yard (c) Tina :0)
A mixed bag today, just in time for that awkward few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enjoy the links.
Today’s links are all about the media. I still haven’t decided which media outlets to support and I am taking suggestions (note: I’m not subscribing to WAPO or NYT). Anyway, the links.
- What Normalization Means: And so we should remain suspicious of efforts to welcome Trumpism into the fold of mainstream American ideas, particularly when normalizing him suggests the privilege to pick and choose, to infer the existence of another’s decency and humanity, to laugh, and to think that, at the end of the day, we all just want the same thing. (New Yorker)
Two links from the same site this week. I try not to do it that often, but this week it couldn’t be helped. Both articles are great.
Over a period of six orbits on on February 3, 2012, the recently launched Suomi NPP satellite provided the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument enough time to gather the pixels for this synthesized view of Earth showing North Africa and southwestern Europe. Image by Norman Kuring, NASA GSFC, using dat from the VIIRS instrument abore Suomi NPP (Source)