Category: Communications

Something Fierce

firey explosion

I love the Lannan Foundation’s exhibition Something Fierce. It features eight women artists whose work exemplifies an element of ferocity, whether it be expressed in the subject, process or intent.

The Woman Who Smashed Codes

portrait of Elizebeth

Author Jason Fagone’s book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, tells the story of an amazing woman named Elizebeth Smith Friedman who taught herself to be a codebreaker. In a Twitter stream about the book, Jason explained that “[a] codebreaker solves…

Influential Women on Influential Books

The Guardian ran a fascinating piece in December entitled The Book That Made Me A Feminist in which several notable women talk about the books that influenced them. “In the week that feminism was declared word of the year by…

Women of the 1980s Indie Music Scene

Not being part of mainstream “history” doesn’t mean women weren’t there or didn’t have a voice. The Guardian’s pictorial, The forgotten women of the 1980s indie boom – in pictures, offers a few intriguing photos from a new book, Untypical Girls,…

Gigi Hadid, A Regular Person and Supermodel

W Magazine covered supermodel Gigi Hadid’s acceptance speech at Glamour’s Women of the Year ceremony. Gigi shared that she doesn’t always feel like “Gigi Hadid, global supermodel.” Sometimes she’s just a regular young woman. “I think my biggest responsibility, standing…

Women And Robots, More Than Just A Pretty Face

a robot with a flower

Worldcrunch’s Laurence Devillers penned an insightful article that noted “women must play a core role in the development of all artificial intelligence to avoid a future designed with a male bias.” With AI and Big Data, we try to model…

Linda Liukas and Hello Ruby

About Hello Ruby graphic

Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She wrote the book Hello Ruby (and others), and thinks we can learn to code.

The Value of Not Getting Paid

fantastic ms. from Twitter

Karolina Szczur (@fox on twitter) made an excellent point in her post Women will never advance doing community work. What’s even more necessary though is women and other underrepresented groups realising the impact community work has on their jobs. Lack…

Opportunities Then and Now

Marta Ramos and Gail Evans, from NY Times story

The New York Times’ story, To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now highlights the staggering difference in opportunities between jobs today and jobs of the past. From the story, The $16.60 per hour…

Lynda Barry, Artist Who Loves Science Too

Lynda Barry and Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry is a funny and insightful cartoonist, writer, and professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She goes by the name Professor Skeletor. You can learn how to draw comics (and other things) from her at The Near-Sighted Monkey. OnWisconsin…

Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Ars Technica’s article, America’s new ironman is headed home from space—it’s Peggy Whitson, offers a few highlights about this hard working space biochemist. In part, Without much fanfare, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will return to Earth on Saturday night—it will…

Nina Paley

This post contains MATURE CONTENT. God-Mother is artist Nina Paley‘s latest video. Paley calls herself “a cynical cartoonist.” She’s the creator of the widely watched and shared Copying Is Not Theft and Sita Sings the Blues. Both Paley and Gwenn…