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  • Call: Papers on TechnoShamanism [#geekgirl]

     

    CALL FOR PAPERS FOR BOOK ON TECHNOSHAMANISM

    http://tecnoxamanismo.metareciclagem.org/index.php?title=Chamada_em_ingles

    From July 1st till October 30th we are accepting materials for our forthcoming publication Technoshamanism. It will be a bilingual edition (in Portuguese and English) and is published as a collaboration between editors in Brazil and Denmark.
    We are inviting papers on the subjects of technoshamanism, animism, indigenous people’s culture and rights, shamanic practices, biodiversity, agroforestry, permaculture, retelling of shamanic experiences, hallucinogenic plants, indigenous struggle, DIY culture, science and technology, art and electronics, transhuman interfaces based on technological gadgets, and any other topic related to the broader concept of technoshamanism.
    The publication will discuss the issue of ancestral knowledge and new technologies and will pursue ecological alternatives as well as models and aesthetics to obtain new parameters for acting in the world in an era where not only the water supply, but also the very existence of forests and their peoples, of nature itself, are at risk.
    We are accepting articles as well as fiction or techno fiction, images, comics, photonovels and any other suitable means of expression, as long as they are no longer than ten pages for each person or group. The publishing, in print as well as online, will be taken care of by the technoshamanist network. We will accept submissions in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
    Please send your material to the following email address: [xamanismotecnologico@gmail.com].”

  • Too True, Andrew Denton [#geekgirl]

     

  • The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame [#geekgirl]

    [From The Maroondah Art Gallery Website]

    [Image Credit: The Maroondah Art Gallery Website]

    [From the Maroondah Art Gallery] “The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame presents a sweeping visual survey of the female werewolf throughout the centuries, re-imagined as exquisite reduction linocut portraits by Melbourne-based printmaker Jazmina Cininas. The portraits draw on references as diverse as early modern woodcuts, Baltic folklore, Victorian gothic literature, comics and contemporary cinema, bringing to light the many overlooked yet fascinating narratives of female were-creatures.”

  • Couldn’t Help Myself…[#geekgirl]

     

  • “ABC largely meets its professional standards, auditors find…” [#geekgirl]

    [Image Via Wikimedia.Org]

    [Via an article at The Guardian]“Two independent audits of ABC news and current affairs stories and political interviews have found the public broadcaster overwhelmingly meets its professional standards and is fair and impartial.

    More than 95% of the content examined attracted no criticism or concerns from the two non-ABC reviewers: author and journalist Gerald Stone and former BBC journalist Andrea Wills.

    However, out of 97 stories about asylum seekers there were some issues identified by Stone as “raising concerns about the standard of coverage and requiring further investigation”, one on 7:30 and four on Lateline.”

  • Varied News Sources in Oz? #Where? [#geekgirl]

  • #Antimedia by Florian Cramer [#geekgirl]

    Anti-Media by Florian Cramer

    “Anti-Media” Book Cover

    “The Cover of Florian Cramer’s new book is, in short, beautiful (and us posting this here has *absolutely nothing* to do with the fact he devotes an entire section of the book to discussing a work by our Creative Director…*cough*…).”

  • Aaron Swartz #Documentary – The Internet’s Own Boy [#geekgirl]

  • “Phones face down stacked at the table…” [#geekgirl]

    Phone Stack Game

    [Via Hellacoolstuff.com]

  • #Smells Like #Teen Spirit – Kennedy Rose’s #Nirvana Cover [#geekgirl]

    I’m sure Kurt Cobain would have loved this: just the right mix of aspergery-focus, extreme talent and fashion-awkward cred.