First it was the cognitive dress, now Australian designer Jason Grech leveraged insights from Watson to create the world’s first cognitive couture collection for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Jason ran ten years of fashion data and real-time social posts through the Watson Visual Recognition API to analyze and predict trends that helped him find new ways to work with fabrics, color and textures. Jason also used Watson to infuse the couture with his love of architecture by matching architectural images with fashion images and taking inspiration from the lines, curves and corners. Now that’s some fashion forward thinking.
People Are Angry This Fashion Show Closed To Beyoncé’s “Formation” With All-White Models
Misha Collection, a Melbourne fashion company, closed its Australian Fashion Week show with a group of models walking to Beyoncé’s black pride anthem, “Formation.” Many people are angry because the group didn’t include a single black model.
I’m undertaking some Indigenous Languages research and I’ve come to a point where I am stuck. Unfortunately, it happens more often than not when looking at many southern languages in Australia.
I’ve been in formal Indigenous Language education for over ten years and what will forever annoy me is the fact that many non-Indigenous linguists have built their careers around coming into our communities, documenting language knowledge and leaving with what they need for their dissertation and never returning the finished body of work to the communities.
If they had in fact shared their findings with the people whose knowledge they used, it would be much easier for me as an Indigenous person in the communities to find what I am looking for. Many of the language knowledge holders have passed away and in many cases, that knowledge, for whatever reason, died with them.
Our cultures hold sharing, respect and reciprocity in high esteem; we shared the knowledge with the expectation that it would be returned so that future generations could have access to it. Sadly, that has not been the case.
I’m looking for information on Latje Latje language; Ive come across a 2 page word list for the Kulkyne region and a research paper by individuals from a Victorian university.
I also have this book:
It doesn’t have anything pertaining to Latje Latje but I found out that there are only 17 libraries in Australia that have this title on loan; 5 of which are in Victoria and belong to the collections at Melbourne universities. The others are in national and federal collections that are kept interstate. That does not constitute ease of access for regional Indigenous communities in the state of Victoria. I only have access to a copy because I work for one of these universities.
It’s not good enough to enter Indigenous communities under the guise of reciprocal knowledge sharing only to take the knowledge and then make it difficult for the people to access it.
I have experience in the Indigenous languages area and I’m finding it difficult to source what I need; what about people who just want to find out information about their heritage? We need to do better.
Napier Waller, detail from Ceres, Leckie Window, University of Melbourne. Stained glass and lead. Australian, 1935. University of Melbourne Art Collection.
Gift of John E. Leckie.
Source : Art Deco 1910-1939, edited by Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Ghislaine Wood.
The renovation of this two-storey property located in Melbourne, Australia, provide a series of flexible, contemporary spaces without losing the elegance or charm of the original Victorian facade.The interiors flooded with natural light feature natural timber, calacutta marble and ebonised veneer provide a beautifully subtle backdrop to the owner’s contemporary art collection.
I’VE FINISHED MY PHOTOS FROM SEOUL. SOME I AM QUITE FOND OF. OTHERS I CARE FOR LITTLE. NONETHELESS, AS I GATHER MY THOUGHTS AS TO HOW TO BEST CURATE THESE IMAGES ON THE INTER-WEB, I’VE UPLOADED A BUNCH OF THEM (ALONG WITH PORTRAITS FROM IRAN) ONTO AN ALTERNATE TUMBLR FOR THE TIME BEING. CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE OR ON THIS TEXT IN BOLD (EXPRESS YOURSELF THROUGH THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE) TO HAVE A LOOK, AND BY ALL MEANS, FEEDBACK IS VERY MUCH WELCOME.