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Game: Feminist Art Genres

I love art. But my preference is for modern, abstract art. I’m not as big a fan of classical art. Mainly because it is an artistic manifestation of the patriarchy. It might not be as crude as Playboy, but the lens of the male gaze pervades. This art wasn’t made for me, because this art […]

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Flawed Humans

As I walked through Barcelona, I came across a tiny hidden museum dedicated to Dalí. As I admired the work, I pulled up his Wikipedia page to learn more about the artist. And discovered that he refused to decry the Nazis, and had been kicked out of the Surrealist movement in part because of it […]

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Teaching Chaos

My friend Linda teaches drawing at University (amongst a wide assortment of things), and she was explaining a fascinating exercise to me. Requirements: white paper, charcoal, eraser, glue stick & tolerance for dirt. This is all about developing lots of strategies for recovering from errors and changes, and stumbling upon expressive, aggressive marks and effects […]

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Frankfurt, March 2014

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157644472197926″ align=”center”] I went to Frankfurt for the Luminale, booked after I read about it on a design blog as I love light and electronics and digital art. Frankfurt isn’t the liveliest of cities, but I was really happy to have a break so used the time to go for a long walk […]

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This Week

LIFE I sent out the first draft of my writing for That Project, which I kept not quite ‘fessing up to so here it is: I’m contributing a book chapter to the Architecture of Open Source 500 Lines or Less project. Which I’m super excited about, but have also had the usual worries about people […]

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This Week

LIFE My birthday this week, which made me angsty. So many people remembered though which was really sweet. Hung out with friends, got in some reasonable gym time. Getting the pool to myself for a while on Saturday was a highlight of my week. Not feeling very creative lately, I think it’s because I’ve reached this […]

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This Week

LIFE Had a lovely time in Frankfurt, the Luminale was cool, although I got sick which is never the funnest. Went to Oxford for the Be The Eloquent Woman workshop which was fantastic, met some great people. Caught up with a friend, and a colleague who came over from another office in Oxford, went for […]

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This Week

LIFE Quieter week this week, caught up with some uni friends but mostly hermitted after how hectic last week was! Was also still feeling sick and run down which left me exhausted and in something of an emotional funk. Trying to carve out more time for personal projects and rebalance a bit, taking 30 minutes […]

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This Week

LIFE Two friends in town, one from Sydney and another from California, which is lovely. Did a couple of the fancier things on my list (upmarket sushi, afternoon tea). And my dad even stopped by for an evening – although sadly we were both running around too much and only had time for a brief […]

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Melbourne, August/September 2013

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157639046520784″ align=”center”] See the full set on Flickr September is always a stressful time of year at work, and in addition it turned out to be my last month in Sydney, so two friends and I went off to Melbourne for a fabulous girly weekend before all the craziness, featuring lots of delicious […]