geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “I’ve always considered women to be people…” [#geekgirl]

    [Via Imgur]

  • Announcing “Wish4[0]” [#geekgirl] [#elit]

    Wish4[0]

    Wish4[0]

    ‘This project is based on a poetic interpretation of the maxim ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’. The title of the work, Wish4[0]is a truncation – and linguistic reworking – of the idea of wish fulfilment in the digital age, one where willing users and audience members are subjected to an “always-on” news cycle, where social media and content streaming are the preferred method of information sourcing and privacy is an elastic concept.

    The inspiration for Wish4[0] came from an article describing how the use of mobile devices right before bed makes the production of melatonin – a substance human bodies produce naturally in order to induce sleep – less likely. This disruption of our normal sleep cycle via our voluntary use of tech designed for ease-of-use led me to ponder the subject of the allure of the digital news cycle – how many of us feel compelled to be perpetually connected, 24/7, to shareable “news”? Wish4[0] explores the perpetual pull of a user’s desire to be continually digitally connected.

    This project takes as its inspiration this perpetual tugging at a user’s consciousness by the digital: each day, for 40 days, I’ll create and post a creative response that will take as its immediate inspiration a headline – or item – drawn from the electronic news cycle of that specific day.

    |||This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.|||

  • Social Media Experiment [#geekgirl]

  • Streaming Tweets Through A Megaphone | Social City Detector [#geekgirl]

    “By transforming local tweets into audio output, the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) is developing a platform that merges physical and digital spaces…”

  • #PRISOM: “This is [a] most ambitious work…” [#geekgirl]

    Play #PRISOM Now!

    Play #PRISOM Now!

    “Thanks to #PRISOM, I am now successfully indoctrinated and prepared for the total loss of my civil and personal rights and a life of continual subservience. Seriously, this took a bit of navigation…but the payoff is definitely worth it. The environment is easy to get into, especially with the supporting audio, and once I got into the hang of what I was supposed to do, and where to find the test stations, all went smoothly. I was actually entranced by the whole experience, and felt that I just HAD to get to the end. This is [a] most ambitious work…with a piece that delivers a political message within the framework of a game that is actually no game at all – it’s the serious business of where do we all go from here. Nice work. I hope this converts some minds. It should do.” – Alan Bigelow

  • “Ideas Are An Inefficiency” [#geekgirl]

    [Hilarious stuff from The Onion, as usual:)]

  • “Wealthy participants took two times as much candy from children as did poor participants…”

  • #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*…).”

  • #Rush of Adrenaline [#geekgirl]

    The Joy of Tech

    [via The Joy of Tech]

  • Vio.Me: Self-Organization in Greece [#geekgirl]

    Vio.Me: Self-Organization in Greece from brandon jourdan on Vimeo.

    “The latest from the globaluprisings.org series on responses to the economic crisis…

    The workers at the Vio.Me. Factory in Thessaloniki, Greece have quickly grown into a symbol of self-management internationally. After going on strike and occupying their factory, on February 12, 2013 they re-opened the factory and started production under worker’s control. For many, the factory represents a new potential way forward for unemployed workers in Greece – seizing the means of production, running factories without bosses, producing only goods that are needed, and distributing them through solidarity networks.

    “Every extra profit we make will be given out to people who need it. Our plan is to offer help to unemployed people or others who are in great need,” says Dimitrios Koumasiouras, a worker from Vio.Me.

    This film tells the story of how the worker’s re-opened the factory under self-management and looks to where the factory is headed now.”