Women from across the North are stitching up a storm to prepare for a massive art project. They are part of a group that’s making more than 600 pairs of moccasin tops in memory of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women. The beaded works will be displayed as part of a travelling art installation project called Walking with our Sisters. Each pair of moccasins symbolizes the unfinished life of a missing or murdered woman.
Métis artist Christi Belcourt started the project. She said so far, more than 200 pairs have come in. "I’m always emotionally moved when a new pair comes in because I realize that one pair represents a women or a girl," said Belcourt. "People are really putting their love in the work. You can feel it when you hold it in your hand." The moccasin tops will be shown in a winding path on gallery floors. The first exhibition of the moccasin tops will open in Haida Gwaii in B.C. on Aug. 20.
Contemporary Art Week!
Contemporary Art Week!
Carrie Mae Weems
From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995-1996, 33 toned prints
View and read each print in the installation here [tw: graphic images, racism, violence]
First off if you have not played The Stanley Parable I highly recommend that you do, it is pretty interesting and fun.
With that out of the way, please enjoy.
Game: “The Stanley Parable” by Galactic Cafe
Music: “Following Stanley” by Blake Robinson
Baffling Balloon Behavior
Not only does Destin have one of the best YouTube channels on this fair planet, but he is also a wizard.
Just kidding, he just has an eye for science in everyday life. In the latest Smarter Every Day, Destin and his two adorable assistants make a helium-filled balloon do something very, very strange inside their accelerating minivan. So strange, in fact, that you might feel like his family car is a secret portal to a land where physics is broken.
Here’s an idea: After Destin shows you the trick, pause the video for a few minutes and see if you can figure out what’s going on. Then, if you don’t understand or agree with his explanation, head on over to Reddit to continue the discussion!
Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry
Iconic Canadian-American architect and artist Frank Gehry created a gorgeous sculptural series of fish lamps using jagged scales of ColorCore formica mounted on wireframes.
“After accidentally shattering a piece of ColorCore while working on a commission for Formica, he decided to use the broken shards as fish scales by glueing them onto wire armatures.”
Selected by Andrew
Mathematical Object Minimalist Posters by Visualizingmath. (Yes, I actually attempted to make something!)
Thank you to Curiosamathematica for creating the Klein Bottle image!These are are
you brought this on yourself?
Colonizability of Africa. (1899)
A map by cartographer John George Bartholomew (1860-1920)
I’m going to take the time to type this out, because, you know, holy shit.
The pink: Healthy colonizable Africa, where European races may be expected to become in time the prevailing type, where essentially European states may be formed.
The yellow: Fairly healthy Africa: but where unfavorable conditions of soil or water supply, or the prior establishment of warlike or enlightened native races or other causes, may effectually prevent European colonization.
The gray: Unhealthy but exploitable Africa: impossible for European colonization but for the most part of the great commercial value and inhabited by fairly docile, governable races; the Africa of the trader and planter and of despotic European control
The brown: Extremely unhealthy Africa
I have no words to describe any of this, except to note that this was a genocide that these bastards planned, and carried out, in many many parts.
Next time someone tells you to “just get over it”, it being the European colonization of the world…. show them this. Some things…. you just don’t ever get over.
It makes me SICK to think we’re supposed to pick up pieces of ourselves and somehow be not-broken, just because there isn’t *visible* presence of the colonizers anymore.