Category: Design

12 Essential Women Cinematographers

from Fandor's women in cinematographers

Alternative film lover’s site Fandor has a great look at 12 Essential Women Cinematographers and why they don’t receive the attention they deserve. Author Jacob T. Swinney noted that …there simply are not that many women cinematographers working in Hollywood.…

The Radium Girls

Young women painting at a factory of the United States Radium Corporation

Sarah Zhang of The Atlantic spoke with author Kate Moore in an article entitled The Girls With Radioactive Bones, about the lives of young women who worked in radium-dial factories. Zhang described the women: They would, quite literally, glow. During…

Women in Wearable Tech

Stacey Burr (Photo by Charles Jischke)

Two articles that highlight women in wearables and tech: 18 women leading the way in wearable tech and VR in 2016 and How Wearable Technology Is Helping Women Thrive In STEM Industries.

Ava Duvernay and the $100 Million Film

Ava DuVernay, Hollywood film director

Women in Hollywood’s post, Ava Duvernay Will Be First African American Woman to Helm $100 Million Film, notes the passing of a milestone: Ava DuVernay will be the first African American woman to helm a live-action feature with a budget over…

Street Artists

videos from Alexandra Henry's Street Heroines collection

This Kickstarter campaign was successful. Can’t wait to see the full film. Street Heroines (film trailer) Wall #3 Magrela Paints New York GILF! Brooklyn

The Founding Mothers of Silicon Valley

Women of Silicon Valley (from BackChannel)

Jessi Hempel wrote an inspiring piece, A Women’s History of Silicon Valley, that highlights six women who: contributed to the creation of “networking protocols that form the basic architecture of the Internet” (Judy Estrin), invented the router (Sandy Lerner), created…

Women in 3D Printing

women in 3D printing

Check out the amazing interviews with women in 3D printing. They’re with companies and services located all over the world. The site also offers a few tutorials, for anyone who wants to explore 3D printing in more depth.  

Black Women are Already Superheroes

superhero (Boing Boing)

Boing Boing, a rather adult-oriented blog, offered an enlightened article entitled Black women are already superheroes that explored the striking lack of diversity in gaming, and efforts by women to change the default. … Hashtag activism this is not. As…

Gwenn Seemel, Portrait Artist

Gwenn Seemel in front of Kurt Reeves mural, photo credit Molly Ross

Gwenn paints moving, colorful portraits of (and for) people. She also painted a beautiful collection of animals in a series called Crime Against Nature. About her work, here’s a bit from her biography: I am drawn to portraits, both individual…

Makies: Cool Customized Characters

The Makies, customized play characters

Sometimes a product comes along that reorients the world in a small but fundamental and empowering way. Makies are one such product: customized 3D-printed play characters for the kid in all of us. I won’t call Makies “dolls” because they…

Women in Comics

from Phoebe and her Unicorn (Twitter)

GoComics hosts several comic strips drawn by some amazing women. Here are some of them, along with descriptions from others. For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston Lynn Johnston, CM, OM is a Canadian cartoonist, known for her newspaper comic…