I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the love and support throughout the years. You’ve all helped me through this journey and I have learned a lot and really come into my own and the response to today’s announcement truly overwhelmed me and reminds me of why I chose to do this publicly.
I think we all evolve as we get older and that’s normal but I like to think that my recent transition hasn’t made me into a different individual. Same person, no difference at all just a different sex . I hope you can all understand that.
I would also like to to reach out to all young gender non-conforming youth out there: I know it’s hard, I’ve been there, but remember it’s your right to be accepted as what you identify with—-you deserve the same respect as any other human being on this planet. As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter without having to alienate their past. Most importantly differences should not equal divisions, let’s all stand together in union.#betruebeyou
Biophonic garden uses an laboratory setup to make an dialogue between plants perceptible to the human ears. Sprouted corn seeds are arranged in a grid, which is situated in a container with water. The underwater environment is picked up by microphones, which allow visitors to listen to a dialogue of young corn plants. While the plant roots are submerged in water, a constant tone of 220 hertz is played into the water and has an influence on the growing of the roots, which bend towards the sound source. The work raises questions about the communication of plants and the acoustic environment we humans life in. (via Graduation Festival 2014 » Sebastian Frisch) www.freshmania.de
My work is about the moment. The moment where nothing seems to happen. On my blog I am focusing on my ongoing photo series Moments and Situations which I started in 2009.In 2013 the book Moments and Situations Amsterdam came out. I’m currently working on a new book.
OpenStreetMap is a massive free map of the world, editable by anyone. Companies like Flickr, Foursquare, and Craigslist all use it in their products. But unlike Google Maps, which rigorously chronicles every address, gas station, and shop on the ground, OpenStreetMap’s perspective on the world is skewed by its contributors. “When data is being contributed to OpenStreetMap, there is a specific bias because people contribute data they are interested in and familiar with. If they’re all male, maybe they forget to put in day care centers,” says Pickle. There are far more male contributors than female contributors to OpenStreetMap, though female contributions have been increasing, according to Pickle, who still works for Boundless in the role of chief revenue officer. “Anecdotally, there’s more info [on OpenStreetMap] on strip clubs than day care centers,” he says.