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28 MAY 2013

Helena Almeida's Colourful cannibalism: consuming Yves Klein Blue

"For Study for Inner Improvement (1977), a sequence of photographs in which Almeida looks like she is eating blue paint. There is no question that the colour she is consuming is very similar to that of Yves Klein. She had in the past protested at Klein's use of women as objects in his artworks. At the time of making Study for Inner Improvement, the concept of anthropophagy (cultural cannibalism, the idea of consuming other cultures as a way of asserting independence) was a popular ideology. Almeida's chewing up of Klein's blue, a colour he had come to dominate, was a liberating act for women and artists everywhere."

(Jessica Lack, 7 October 2009, guardian.co.uk)

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1977 • anthropophagy • Antonio Salazar • artist • Artur Rosa • asserting independence • black and whiteblue • blue paint • breaking with confines • colourcolour field • consuming other cultures • cultural cannibalism • deface • Helena Almeida • Helio Oiticica • Leal Rios Foundation • Leopoldo de Almeida • liberate colour • liberating act • Lucio Fontana • Lygia Clark • neo-concrete movement • paintingphotography • physical liberation • Portugal • Portuguese artist • psychological emancipation • sequence of photographs • Study for Inner Improvement (1977) • three-dimensional space • translucence • University of Lisbon • women • women as objects • women in art and design • Yves Klein

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
05 APRIL 2012

Australian Women's History Forum: an online resource about women who have shaped Australian history

"The Australian Women's History Forum (AWHF) aims to enhance understanding of the role of women in the history of Australia.

The AWHF website provides resources for teachers, students and others keen to know more about women's history. A key activity of AWHF is the celebration each March of Women's History Month, originally an initiative of Helen Leonard.

The AWHF website is a gateway to online information on women who have shaped Australian history. It is being developed as a useful resource for teachers, students, media professionals, travellers, professional historians, family and local historians, writers and filmmakers, librarians, archivists, curators and collectors."

(Australian Women's History Forum)

Fig.1 1942 165 Australian Land Army Girls (WANS), A wheelbarrow full of vegetables. During war time service with the WANS (Womens Auxiliary National Service), Land Army. Wamberal, Gosford. New South Wales [http://www.naa.gov.au].

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1942Australia • Australian history • Australian Womens History Forum • AWHF • gender • Helen Leonard • historianshistory • important women in history • March • online information • online resource • professional historians • resource for archivists • resource for collectors • resource for curators • resource for librarians • resource for media professionals • resource for students • resource for teachers • resource for writers • WANS • websitewomenwomen in history • Womens Auxiliary National Service • Womens History Month • World War II

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
18 JANUARY 2012

Miss Representation: mainstream media is contributing to the under-representation of women in positions of power

"Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV–14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under–representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman's value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective."

(Jennifer Siebel Newsom)

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2011adadvertisinganimated presentationbeauty politicsbody imageCondoleezza Ricecritiquecultural normsdepictions of womendesireeating behaviours • eating disorders • empowermentequalityfilmgendergirlsglobalisation of aspiration • Gloria Steinem • ideal female body • Jennifer Siebel Newsom • Katie Couric • mainstream media • Margaret Cho • masculinitymedia consumptionmedium is the message • Miss Representation (film) • Nancy Pelosi • persuasion • persuasive force • positions of influence • positions of power • power • Rachel Maddow • reflexive modernisationrepresentation of women • Rosario Dawson • sex in advertisingteenage girlsunconscious desireswomenwomen in leadership positions

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
13 JANUARY 2012

Women from all different background and experiences came together for the common mission of using our voices to further the recognition of women as filmmaking leaders

"Women from all different background and experiences came together for the common mission of using our voices to further the recognition of women as filmmaking leaders. This short film was created and shot at POSH 2010 after lengthy discussions about our shared experiences in an industry dominate by men. The film showcases the talent, passion and emotional connection of women in the film industry with a positive and powerful message: We Create."

(Jennifer Moon and Reagan Zugelter)

Fig.1 Shot on location at POSH 2010, 'We Create' was directed by Maura Coleman–Murray and Kara Jensen, filmed by Maribeth Ratajczyk and Luiza Perkowska, and edited by Meg Simone. All 42 POSH 2010 attendees collaborated on the piece.

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2010 • affirmation • authorship • common mission • different backgrounds • different experiences • emotional connection • filmfilm industryfilmmakersfilmmakingfilmmaking leadersgender • male dominated • passion • POSH 2010 • positive messages • powerful messages • recognition of womenshared experienceshort filmshowcasetalent • we create • womenwomen in filmwomen in the film industryworkshopworkshop for women

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Simon Perkins
10 DECEMBER 2011

Women in technology: Limor Fried

"Limor Fried was the sort of third–grader who took apart VCRs for fun. Gradually, she discovered that a hobby could become a degree –– a bachelor's and then a master's in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. Finally, she discovered it could become a business. During her student years, Fried would post photographs and detailed instructions of her latest experiments in hardware hacking. First, she built an audience, and then a company, Adafruit Industries. ...

Fried's approach is sometimes called 'open–source hardware' –– similar to open–source software, but instead of the source code being open and malleable, the source materials are. Is there something anti–corporate in the way that she likes to encourage the hacking of consumer products?

'Absolutely not, I'm totally a staunch capitalist,' she says. She just thinks hardware hacking is good business. Adafruit has become something of a business incubator itself, inspiring others to start similar businesses."

(David Zax, Fast Company)

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Adafruit Industries • businessbusiness incubatorbusiness womencomputer scienceDIYdo-it-yourselfelectrical engineering • electronic toys • electronicsengineerengineering • entrepreneurial generation • entrepreneurshiphackerhardwarehardware hacking • hobby • kit • Limor Fried • Make MagazineMITopen sourceopen-source hardwaretechnologiestoyVideo Cassette Recorder (VCR)womenwomen in technology

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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