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05 FEBRUARY 2016

The Nesta Digital Makers programme

"Digital technologies touch every aspect of life and business – but most people just use them and relatively few create them. We want to mobilise a generation of young people with the drive, confidence and know-how to understand how technology works and make their own new technology – whether websites, apps, hardware, games or innovations we haven't yet imagined."

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21st century literaciesAutodeskBBC Make It DigitalBBC micro:bitcode clubdesign and technologydigital fabricationdigital literacies • digital makers • digital making • digital making club • digital making community • digital making event • digital making kit • digital making opportunities • digital making workshop • digital skillsdigital skills for the futuredigital technologiesengineering and designEric Schmidt • fundamental literacy • iRights • know-how • making and sharing • MozillaNESTANext Gen. report • Nominet Trust • Scottish Government • technology education • Technopop • tools for change • UK • understand how technology works • young people

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Simon Perkins
04 FEBRUARY 2016

Retailer uses drones to playfully respond to social media censorship

"clothing retail store BUYMA recently produced a creative commercial that strictly wants you to buy their clothes. Since Japanese TV programs are legally obligated to cover sensitive body parts, BUYMA uses drones to fully censor two professional belly [sic] dancers while they dance their routine naked."

[This Buyma ad which was created for television clearly plays with concepts around censorship - both in the context of Japanese broadcast media and perhaps more importantly in the context of social media where it will likely have most traction. In doing so the ad playfully references contemporary restrictions in place on sites such as Facebook.]

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2015ballet • Buyma (retailer) • censorshipcheekyclassical balletclothing retailercomedy of mannerscultural conventionsdancedroneetiquette • flying drone • high-technology • hoverJapan • Japanese online retailer • morality • naked ballet dancing • naughty • nude man • nude women • nudity • obscenity • obscuring nudity • online retailer • playful provocation • playfulnesspolite societyquadcoptersexual taboo • social media censorship • social shopping service • tabootv adtv advertveiledviral advisual gag

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Simon Perkins
04 FEBRUARY 2016

Vento: pre-cinema technique used to animated book illustration

"'VENTO' : animated book by Virgilio Villoresi and illustrated by Virginia Mori for Withstand"

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2014black and whitebook illustrationchildrens bookchildrens book illustrationgraphic novelillustrated bookillustrated picture bookillustration • image and movement • implied movementinteractive booksmoire patternoptical effectperceptual organisationpersistence of visionpicture book • pre-cinema technique • Vento (2014) • Virgilio Villoresi • Virginia Mori • visual communicationvisual pattern • Withstand Books • women illustrators

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Simon Perkins
03 FEBRUARY 2016

Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) in Slovenia

"Since its formation in November 2010, KSEVT institute establishes itself on a global map of institutes operating at the intersection of artistic, scientific, cultural and space-related topics. Its key events are the opening of KSEVT building in Vitanje, a set of exhibitions shedding light on the tradition and continuity of Slovenian art and science pioneers and, moreover, the establishing of a Cultural Space Programme."

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2010art and scienceastronaut • CodAct • commercial space programme • cosmonaut • cultural applications • Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) • cultural patterns • cultural space programme • culturalisation of space • human role in space • KSEVT • modern civilisation • museum • national space programme • outer space • recognisability • science and technology • science pioneer • Slovenia • Slovenian art • Slovenian science • social-technological achievements • social-technological culture • space age • space and culture • space culturalisation • space exploration • space programme • space shipspace suit • space technologies • space travel • space-related topics • spacecraft • spaceflight • Vitanje • Yugoslavia

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Simon Perkins
02 FEBRUARY 2016

After Accelerationism: The Xenofeminist Manifesto

"Xenofeminism is gender-abolitionist...Let a hundred sexes bloom! ...[And, let's] construct a society where traits currently assembled under the rubric of gender, no longer furnish a grid for the asymmetric operation of power… You're not exploited or oppressed because you are a wage labourer or poor; you are a labourer or poor because you are exploited..."

(The Laboria Cuboniks collective, 11 June 2015, &&& Journal)

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2015 • accelerationism • alien future • alienationalternative visions • aporias of difference • artificial wombs • becomingbody politicsbrave new world • class exclusion • counterculturecritical reinterpretationcyberfeminismdehumanisationdystopian futureearly 21st century • emancipatory potential of technology • exclusionfeminism • foundationalism • freedom from • freedom to • futuristic visiongender politics • gender-abolitionist • groundless universalism • human sexual experience • identity politicsImmanuel Kant • Laboria Cuboniks (collective) • liminalitymanifestomathematical abstractionmeaning-contextsmediated representationmutant sciencenetwork society • Nicolas Bourbaki • nodes of collective agreement • objective realityporous boundaries • prometheanism • protean ambition • race exclusion • radical recomposition • rationalityreterritorialisationselfhood • sexes • state of alienation • synthetic hormones • techno-utopiatechnoculture • technological alienation • transect • transfeminist perspective • transfeminist political project • transgender • transits • transmodernity • transtemporal • visions of the future • xenofeminism • xenofeminist • xenofeminist manifesto • XFM

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Simon Perkins
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