"Hikikomori is a coping strategy activated in response to the excessive pressure of social realization typical of modern individualistic societies."—Marco Crepaldi, "What Hikikomori Is and What Isn't?" hikikomoriitalia.it. Apparently, the hikikimori phenomena is spreading to other countries such as Italy and the United States.
Mike Duncan's Revolutions Podcast gives a broad overview of revolutions, the most recent is on The Mexican Revolution.
"Originally called Journey Around My Skull [and now called 50 Watts], the site started as an old-fashioned book blog, what Schofield calls an 'I like this book and you should read it' blog. From the beginning he included the book covers, so it had a visual component. 'Sometime in 2008 I trash-picked Biology Today, an … Continue reading 50 Watts
—STEM Role Models Posters from the Nevertheless podcast.
"So maybe it’s time to pivot back to fanzine. Pivot to local underground newspaper. Pivot to supermarket circular. Pivot back to listservs and anonymous blogspots. Pivot to a publication for teenage girls that doesn’t die because it refused to be an app and a vehicle for selling things to an elusive and valuable market. Pivot … Continue reading Pazz & Jop: So, Are Women Here Yet? | Village Voice
Whatever comes together | disintegrates, falls apart the skeleton key fits, | unlocks our heart's door. Desire, stormy weather | on a cartographer's chart, wrinkled, it transmits| an unintelligible, mad lore. The key catches the lock | faceted truth, splinters dirty data, overload | bits are entangled, not lost. Progress of the clock | mind … Continue reading sam | sara
Weirdly wormy animation. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoDW5qhA0iy/