Hello little geeksters, my colleague Bri and I did a bit of a switcharoonie and he’ll be back on Friday with his art crimes and grooviness. But today I have your mid-week shipment of Quickies. Let’s unbox these, shall we?
Deprived of her own timeline by The Daily Mail, Matrix co-director Lilly Wachowski comes out as transgender in a powerful personal essay. More at Jezebel.
There were so many fantastic tweets and information shared on #InternationalWomensDay and this is one was the most fascinating. 20 women making a difference with 3D printing. The women are astounding and their work is pioneering the way in this third industrial revolution. [You might recognize the work of Kinematics designer, Jessica Rosenkrantz of Nervous Systems.] Enjoy getting lost in the links! Via @artcollisions.
Experimental filmmaker, Frederic Doazan and sound editor, Vandy Roc created a film: Supervenus – An Anatomical Journey Through Perfection. Video included, also below.
Flavorwire gives us the 5 best MCs we should already be listening to and they’re all women. Videos included.
It’s about time this happened! The amazing non-profit Runway of Dreams seeks to make sylish clothing available to kids who are differently abled.
Rage Gear Studios reimagines X-Men as Rainbow Brite characters.
I know this sounds tabloidy but it’s true: a crew at sea in the South Pacific discovers the live birth of an island. Fascinating images.
Supervenus (2014) – Short film by Frederic Doazan
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A short film submitted to the Brussels Short Film Festival by Frederic Doazan and Vandy Roc starts the conversation about body type demands placed on women today. Beginning with a medical diagram of a woman, the animated video shows a systematic reworking of the female form that brings our sickest corporal thoughts to life.
Why the English Language Has So Many Words That Mean Exactly the Same Thing
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Why does English have so many words that have twins? Here’s how we got to have two vocabularies, one based in Germanic roots, and one based in Latin.