04 PM | 20 Sep

Sparks :: Artistic Visions in the Future of #Health, #Medicine and #Wellbeing [#geekgirl]

The Blind Robot (2013) LP Demers

Call for Artists :: Deadline Extended to 30 September 2015 

Sparks is a European project that aims to promote the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) amongst citizens and other stakeholders in 29 European countries. Sparks is looking for artists to create artistic visions of new technologies in health, medicine and wellbeing. The organising committee expects a diversity of artistic, speculative design and exemplary ideas, as well as disruptive out of the box thinking to make such future developments more tangible. This is a unique opportunity to question, provoke and interrogate this area of research through artistic and scientific discourse. The selected three artists will work at Ars Electronica with futurologists and scientists on the development of their artistic vision on technology in health, medicine and wellbeing. http://www.aec.at/sparks/

Source>: ANAT

01 PM | 23 Jun

Yogis of all shapes and sizes are sharing snaps of themselves #yogaforall #yougogurl [#geekgirl]

(Photo: MyNameIsJessamyn/Instagram)

One of the most prominent advocates of the movement to prove that the physical, mental, and spiritual discipline is for people of all shapes and sizes is Jessamyn Stanley, a Durham, North Carolina–based writer, body-positive advocate, and yoga teacher. Stanley, who began practicing yoga in 2011, has amassed more than 82,000 devoted Instagram followers.

Her fans are primarily women who eagerly click “like” on her photos, such as the one above where she demonstrates the challenging “Feathered Peacock Pose.” Stanley’s execution of the move demonstrates her strength and flexibility—which people may not anticipate because of her size.

(Photo: MyNameIsJessamyn/Instagram)

(Photo: MyNameIsJessamyn/Instagram)

Source: Takepart