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Kerim’s Triptych for Sunday, August 6th, 2024

Kerim’s Triptych for Sunday, August 6th, 2024
A cell from one of Huw Messie's embroidered animations

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Item 1: A Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures

hundreds of distinct societies around the globe have their own long-established traditions for third, fourth, fifth, or more genders . . . the sheer variety of gender expression is almost limitless. Take a tour and learn how other cultures see gender diversity.

Neat little map from PBS. The information on each culture is not particularly detailed, but this seems like a nice resource for teachers or parents.

Item 2: The Invention of “the Male Gaze”

If, like me, you read Laura Mulvey in grad school, and perhaps a little Christian Metz, but haven’t kept up with some of the more recent discussions about her theory of “the Male Gaze,” then this New Yorker article by Lauren Michele Jackson will be of interest.

Item 3: Embroidered Animations

Huw Messie makes astonishing animations out of their embroidery. Hard to believe, but yes, each frame of these animations is a separate embroidery. To really get a sense of how insane that is, click through and watch some of the “making of” videos.


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