“7 of the most amazing women you’ve never heard of… ” [#geekgirl]
Some of these women we know about. But so many others we don’t. For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms inventor.”
#RIP Marina Ginestà, “…the defiant militia girl” [#geekgirl]
“Grace Murray Hopper records the first computer bug in her log book…” [#geekgirl]
Decko: A “Real-World Operating System” [#geekgirl]
Patti Smith Advises the #Young [#geekgirl]
“Build a good name”, rock poet Patti Smith advises the young. “Life is like a roller coaster, it is going to have beautiful moments but it is going to be real fucked up, too”, she says.
The American singer, poet and photographer Patti Smith (b. 1946) is a living punk rock legend. In this video she gives advice to the young:
“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work. Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency. Life is like a roller coaster ride, it is never going to be perfect. It is going to have perfect moments and rough spots, but it’s all worth it”, Patti Smith says.
Interview by Christian Lund, the Louisiana Literature festival August 24, 2012, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Produced by Honey Biba Beckerlee and Kamilla Bruus.
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
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Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Enter the #BostonMarathon [#geekgirl]
[On this day of lingering sadness regarding the Boston Marathon Bombings (and not forgetting the devastation that's currently unfolding in Waco, Texas), take in the positives of the above video of ballsy Kathrine Switzer: the first ever woman to complete the Boston-based race.]
#Words to Use More Often [#geekgirl]
#Relativity Paradox [#geekgirl]
A fabulous video summation regarding just what happens when travelling near [approaching] the speed of light.
“Wherever you look is #beauty…” [#geekgirl]
Here’s to Alice Herz-Sommer, a holocaust survivor whose advice regarding life = incredibly poignant + profoundly wonderful [store it up: she makes complete sense considering she's 109]. When asked what’s the secret of her feeling so good at her age, she replies:
“Optimism, and looking for the good. Life is beautiful. To be happy, to admire, to thank. [Being] thankful that we are living. Wherever you look is beauty.”