Scarlett Hooft Graafland (b.1973, Netherlands)

The images Scarlett Hooft Graafland creates look impossible – but not unreal. Her method has parallels with that of a documentary maker. Coloured balls floating over a frozen pond with swans. Fences in the Himalayas. A white horse with a girl’s black hair spread over it. Antlers in a frozen sea. Rubber dinghies on a salt pan. An orangeade igloo at the North Pole. A Robert Smithson spiral of white balloons. Illusion. The impossible made to exist. All photographed. Unedited. Real. The work of Scarlett Hooft Graafland is an ode to the imagination, the attainability of the unattainable, the unexpected power of reality. (src. Vous Etes Ici) Scarlett Hooft Graafland is represented by Michael Hoppen Contemporary Gallery, London and Vous Etes Ici Gallery, Amsterdam. © All images courtesy of the artist

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Signal Boost - Invisibility Blues: A Video series focusing on racial representation in games

Invisibility Blues is a new video series currently on Kickstarter that aims to discuss racial representation in video games.

The project is being put together by Dr. Samantha Blackmon and Alisha Karabinus of Not Your Mama’s Gamer. The final project will consist of six documentary-style videos, each using game footage, critical analysis, and interviews with gamers, scholars, and possibly developers to explore the matter of race and how it is presented in games.

Some of the topics they plan to cover include:

Character generation engines and representation
Reactions to game critics and representation
Women of Color and Intersectionality
Indigenous populations in North America
Race and Fantasy games

The project is at $2,300 of its $4,500 and with only 10 days to go could use some signal boosting! As always if you are unable to contribute to this project financially but still want to see it succeed, hop on the social media platform of your choice and spread the word! It looks to be a fascinating series illuminating a very real problem facing the gaming community. The women working on this game believe gaming should be for everyone, and everyone should have the chance to see themselves represented in the games they play. If this is something you believe in too, then check out their Kickstarter here!

Dr Samantha Blackmon is an Associate Professor of English at Purdue University. She has been gaming for more than 30 years, and now teaches and researches issues related to rhetoric and game studies. Specifically, her interest lays in critique of identity and identity formation in game studies. She is the founder of the blog and podcast “Not Your Mama’s Gamer”, which explores issues of gaming through a women-centric lens.

Alisha Karabinus is a PhD student at Purdue University studying rhetoric and composition. A longtime writer in a variety of forms, from literary to critical, she currently serves as Managing Editor for “Not Your Mama’s Gamer”.



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im watching a documentary abt white ppl and this one girl is whining bc she didnt get a scholarship to go to college and she was like “im being discriminated against bc i see all these scholarships for poc ppl” and then the main guy said that white ppl are more likely to get scholarships and she was like “i feel like you guys are attacking me now” like pls stop

yesarihana910 asked:

Will the film be about your whole life or just the professional part of it?

All 59+ years of William Sanford Nye’s tenure on planet earth. Our movie is going to look at Bill’s life as an engineer, educator, television visionary, and advocate. That alone doesn’t make a compelling documentary, so we are absolutely going to focus on Bill’s non-public life– the man behind the bow tie. We have access to Bill’s complete life so we’ll be showing the private, emotional and intimate side of The Science Guy. We are going to focus on what he’s doing today, like launching a solar sail into space and fighting climate change deniers.  

– Jason & David, filmmakers

Read more of Bill Nye’s responses to your #AnswerTime questions here, and check out The Bill Nye Film on Kickstarter.

nobody asked for this but

I put together an archive of all the Perfume media I could find in English from interviews with overseas publications to subtitled documentaries and other fan-translated materials. This is actually something I’ve been working on for a while, but it took me a long time to organize everything and I suspect I’m still missing stuff. :/

Anyway, there’s probably a couple hundred links in there, so please check it out if you’re ever bored and/or feel like immersing yourself in Perfume things. It’s categorized by era for easy reference and I’ll keep adding to it with anything new that comes out. ((ヾ(○・ω・)ノ☆・゚::゚ヨロシク♪

Meet Alisa Stern, the queen of ‘Doctor Who’ animation on YouTube

The Daily Dot is celebrating Woman Crush Wednesday, better known as #WCW on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, by highlighting female creators on YouTube whose work we admire.

You don’t need to be a Doctor Who expert—or even know the difference between the Fifth Doctor and the Eighth—to enjoy YouTube’s most adorable webseriesDoctor Puppet. Sweet Willy Wonka and his entire chocolate factory, words can barely express the depth of my love for Alisa Stern and Doctor Puppet—her channel solely dedicated to creating Doctor Who–themed stop-motion animation.

Due to the growing popularity of her YouTube channel, which in less than three years has collected over 2 million views, Stern was given the chance to animate a 20-second scene of BBC’s documentary Doctor Who: Earth Conquestdocumentary; she will premiere her Doctor Puppet content at the Brooklyn Arts Museum this coming weekend.


Stellar to Go Beyond Their Sexy Image in First Documentary

Girl group Stellar will be airing their very first documentary through MBC‘s “Human Documentary” and have a chance to show a bit of their real lives.

According to reports on July 30, the girl group is already filming their documentary now.

This will be Stellar’s first-ever documentary since their debut. The members will show every part of their lives from the moment they wake up to the moment they sleep, and they will also share their honest feelings that they haven’t been able to vent out to anyone else.

Until this documentary came about, they never had a chance to show their true selves. Broadcasts and music shows only showed their sexy image and concept. Through this documentary, Stellar will unveil how they are as real people. Each member’s family members will also show their faces and tell the audience what the members had to go through for all these years.

The first episode of their documentary will air on August 8.

Source: Soompi

[SCHEDULE] EXO’s SCHEDULE for August (2015)

EXO’s SCHEDULE: [BROADCAST] for program broadcasts and televised live programs, including music shows, [REC] for program recordings, [RADIO] for radio programs, [SIGN] / [MEET] for fansigning and fanmeeting events, [PERF] for performance events, including concerts and festivals, [OTHER] for various other scheduled activities.The schedule will be continually updated.

EXO-K SCHEDULE (Last updated on 150730)

August 1

[PERF] Exoplanet #2 - The EXO'luXion in Chengdu

August 2

[BROADCAST] MBC King of Masked Singers (MBC 복면가왕) - 16:50 KST - (Suho)

August 4

[OTHER] ‘SMTown The Stage’ Opening Event - (19:30 KST)

[OTHER] 'SMTown The Stage’ documentary screening - (20:30 KST)

August 7

[BROADCAST] First regular Japanese program 'EXO Channel’

[BROADCAST] SBS Law of The Jungle 20th Special 'Hidden Kingdom and Last Hunter’ (SBS 정글의 법칙 20th 특별판 '히든 킹덤 & 라스트 헌터’) - 22:00 KST - (Chanyeol)

August 14

[PERF] ‘Towards Future and Unification’ Concert (미래로 통일로 콘서트) - 19:30 KST

[BROADCAST] SBS Law of The Jungle 20th Special 'Hidden Kingdom and Last Hunter’ (SBS 정글의 법칙 20th 특별판 '히든 킹덤 & 라스트 헌터’) - 22:00 KST - (Chanyeol)

August 15

[PERF] I Am Korea Celebratory Performance (나는 대한민국이다 축하공연)

August 16

[PERF] Exoplanet #2 - The EXO'luXion in Hong Kong - 19:30 CST

August 17

[PERF] Exoplanet #2 - The EXO'luXion in Hong Kong - 19:30 CST

August 21

[BROADCAST] SBS Law of The Jungle 20th Special 'Hidden Kingdom and Last Hunter’ (SBS 정글의 법칙 20th 특별판 '히든 킹덤 & 라스트 헌터’) - 22:00 KST - (Chanyeol)

August 23

[PERF] A-Nation

EXO-M SCHEDULE (Last updated on 150730)

August 1

[PERF] Exoplanet #2 - The EXO'luXion in Chengdu

August 4

[OTHER] 'SMTown The Stage’ Opening Event - (19:30 KST)

[OTHER] 'SMTown The Stage’ documentary screening - (20:30 KST)

[OTHER] 'Baby From Universe’ press conference (从天儿降发布会) - (Lay)

August 7

[BROADCAST] First regular Japanese program 'EXO Channel’

August 14

[PERF] ‘Towards Future and Unification’ Concert (미래로 통일로 콘서트) - 19:30 KST

August 15

[PERF] I Am Korea Celebratory Performance (나는 대한민국이다 축하공연)

August 16

[PERF] Exoplanet #2 - The EXO'luXion in Hong Kong - 19:30 CST

August 17

[PERF] Exoplanet #2 - The EXO'luXion in Hong Kong - 19:30 CST

August 23

[PERF] A-Nation

Credit: dailyexo.tumblr.com (exo-k and -m’s official schedule). Please do not repost.


White People | Native Americans On ‘White People’ | MTV

Signs as YouTube videos

Aries: makeup tutorials

Taurus: cooking tutorials

Gemini: prank videos

Cancer: vlogs

Leo: hair tutorials

Virgo: documentaries

Libra: collabs/challenges

Scorpio: gaming videos

Sagittarius: book/movie reviews

Capricorn: beauty hauls

Aquarius: comedy videos

Pisces: music covers


“There’s something inevitably amusing about following the Pythons around as they plan, rehearse, and perform their classic bits, but it’s even more appealing to hear the veteran comedians’ insights on their origins, their longevity, their fans, and their approach to live performance.”

Monty Python: The Meaning Of Live follows the iconic comedy group’s remaining members as they reunite for a 10-night comedy series. 

Read Scott Weinberg’s review on Nerdist.com.

mighty-fit-16 asked:

I wanna try being vegan but I'm gonna wait till I move into my new house off campus this fall. What's your #1 tip (or other/ more tips haha)for beginning veganism?

Hi Erin! 
Congratulations on wanting to make the change you wont regret it :)  Im so happy for you.

Well, transitioning is a personal thing, you have to do it in a way that makes you feel comfortable so that you actually sick to it forever, because remember its a lifestyle, not a diet. You can either do it gradually or jump right into it! Personally I think the most important phase is research and education. So many people jump right in without knowing what to do or what to eat and then they fail because they feel deprived. Here are some vegan documentaries you can watch that may help 

I suggest buying some staples first, such as pastas, rice, quinoa any kind of bean/legume, tinned tomatoes, any variety of nut/seed, oats etc. (Tip: chia seeds are great for snacks for chia puddings)  If its also available you can get kelp noodles, black bean noodles, soy bean spaghetti, soba noodles, adzuki pasta etc. (not necessary though, these are more on the expensive side)
Just remember to eat enough! I cant stress this enough. The main reason people switch back to a “regular” diet from being vegan is because they don’t eat enough. They are used to eating that amount, not realising you should be eating more because the food is lower in calories. They end up being hungry and feeling deprived and blame it on the diet when it wasn’t undertaken correctly. 

If you want a substitute for meat there are so many to pick from my favourite is firm tofu and tempeh. Theres so many different varieties of tofu for different purposes like curries, soups, stir-fries and even the silken one for desserts. Have a look at a few recipes and load up on veggies as well as the protein sources to go alongside your staple. Theres also so many varieties of beans/legumes (chickpeas, kidney, lima, soy, black beans, lentils etc) You can throw these into any meal to make them filling and nutritious and this is also a cheap option. 
If you like “cheesy” flavours, buy some nutritional yeast, its a vegan source of B12 and gives your meal that cheesy flavour. You can also make nut cheese, which is very easy and simple. Theres also vegan cheese readily available, however natural is always best.

Switch over your milk/yoghurts. Find which type of milk you like best, theres so many varieties, I drink blue diamond unsweetened almond milk, but theres soy, rice, oat, hemp, sunflower seed, quinoa, hazelnut, coconut etc. (You could even make your own, its so easy and takes little time) For yoghurts, theres soy, coconut, almond, cashew etc.

Load up on fruits and veggies of course, as these tend to be the main focus of the meal. You want to make sure you’re eating plenty of fruit 

Its honestly not hard at all to be vegan, its so beneficial for your health,  if struggle at the start don’t give up! Its the best decision i’ve ever made in my life. You have to play around with what suits you and experiment with flavours and herbs/spices until you find what you like :)

Here are some sites for recipe inspiration:
http://www.veganhealth.org/ (This site is to learn about vegan nutrition)  

I hope this helps lovely! Good luck xxx

PS, I hope you don’t mind me posting this publicly. I just thought this information could be useful to others as well :) 


Thanks to India Charmain aka @eyeoccupynyc for inviting me to Light Bodies, a fun and positive night of art, health, music, and celebration of Black culture. Various artists did live paintings of late musician Amy Winehouse in conjunction with the release of the new documentary about her life. Dancers and singers entertained the crowd. Reebok was a major sponsor at the event and special guests received a free pair of sneakers (myself included).

In light of all the recent incidents of police brutality, my coverage of the #blacklivesmatter movement has been limited to showing what activists are doing in the streets. But an activist can be much more than just a protester in the streets. I think it is equally important to show the people who are organizing events that promote positive community building – something that the mass media doesn’t ever show.  

I watched a documentary today about the lives of some transgender youth. Most of the kids were inbetween the ages 5-15. One boy was talking about how he was worried that he wasn’t going to be able to find love because a lesbian wanted a girl and that’s not what he was and that a heterosexual female wanted a male and he wouldn’t be able to give her what she wanted. I teared up seeing this 10 year old boy going through a thought process that I have been through before. There are so many openminded people out there and I know that. I have this constant battle with myself that I’ll never be good enough and I’m not sure how to win. You can’t fight fire with fire and right now that’s all I have