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leafboltor:

Ok Tumblr folks, I have big news. My dad works at UCLA and has devoted the past 15 years of his life to researching neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease. His research has culminated in a drug, which he calls the Molecular Tweezer. His drug has shown substantial evidence in tests with mice and zebra fish, and the next step is clinical trials so the drug can be approved by the FDA. 

Since the economic collapse in 2008, there hasn’t been very much money in this type of scientific research. This is where you come in. Tumblr is an amazing community full of thoughtful people, many of whom I’m sure have relatives and friends with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, Huntington’s, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Type-2 Diabetes, and over 30 others. If even a fraction of you donated just one dollar, the campaign would be funded instantly. Even if you choose not to donate, please share this post, and spread the news to those who want to help.

My grandpa died of Alzheimer’s on my 15th birthday, and it was the saddest day of my life. I don’t want anybody else to have to go through that. To have someone you grew up knowing so well, not remember who you are, is devastating. The cure exists, and there is no reason for anyone else to suffer.

TL;DR THE CURE FOR ALZHEIMER’S EXISTS. DONATE TO THE CAMPAIGN, SPREAD THIS POST, AND HELP END THE SUFFERING OF MILLIONS.

Please donate to/spread the word about this campaign.

— 2 weeks ago with 29 notes

ok I don’t normally post stuff like this, but

Grimes has been everything lately in terms of aesthetic inspiration. Also, I fucking love this song.

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note

The official trailer for Chaperones is finally up!

— 1 month ago with 6 notes
#art direction 
Something happened that reminded me why I love art/am interested in museum education. 
The picture above is one of R’s essay prompts for Design|Media Arts at UCLA. He sent it to me asking for interpretation because it’s muddled/not particularly accessible. I went on a Googling craze and my brain simultaneously felt inspired and like exploding. My chest got all poundy. I was reminded why I have a love/hate relationship with art theory.
I just wanted to share my interpretation because it makes me feel…I don’t know. This post is more for me than for people who follow this blog, but if you’re interested in it, you should strike up a conversation because WOW I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT THIS.
My response:
"1. The first paragraph I wrote is me trying to figure out what this is asking b/c I wasn’t familiar with all the terms but I found this powerpoint and am using it as reference http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Winter14/8/pdf-lectures/Media%20Histories%20W14%20w9.pdf (I’m assuming this is from your class this quarter)
If you want you can just skim the first paragraph i wrote (it basically reiterates everything) and skip ahead to the second one (which simplifies everything)
Talk about the differences between the 3rd (TV) and 4th (digital media) wave (in the way you’ve been discussing them in class etc.). How does televisuallity (things suitable for or produced on tv) influence social categories and aesthetic categories? In other words, how does it influence distinct social groups and how does it influence different types of aesthetics? How has TV been influenced by modernism, how does TV contribute to post-modernism, and how does TV predict/look ahead to/anticipate “unimodernism” (from my interpretation, unimodernism is the integration of different aspects of modernism into a different form because of the multiple uses of computers: ex/ you can listen to an opera on your computer, it no longer requires going to an actual opera). How are digital networks (newer, faster, more efficient) similar to broadcast networks (analog, older, slower, more reliable)? (Maybe think about content with this one? What do they share?) How does the computer function as a culture machine mean how have computers influenced culture, daily life, etc? How does the computer go beyond its basic function (to provide services) and influence culture (think about how computers have changed the way people interact, the things people do before they sleep, people’s standards for their lives, people’s artistic inspiration)
That’s a lot of content. Basically: You’re comparing and contrasting the 3rd wave (television) and 4th wave (digital media). You’re talking about how the content produced on TV influences social categories and aesthetic categories. You’re talking about how TV takes elements from modernism and contributes to post-modernism (art movement in late 20th century incorporating skepticism of modernism), and anticipates unimodernism (the future of media basically). You’re comparing and contrasting digital and broadcast networks (think about MANY different elements). You’re talking about how the computer influences culture.”

I feel lots of emotions. Mostly: sometimes I get upset that art theory is so inaccessible/seems to be intended mostly for academics. I think my inner teacher wants to figure out a way to explain this to really young kids. I don’t know if I could. What does that mean?

Something happened that reminded me why I love art/am interested in museum education. 

The picture above is one of R’s essay prompts for Design|Media Arts at UCLA. He sent it to me asking for interpretation because it’s muddled/not particularly accessible. I went on a Googling craze and my brain simultaneously felt inspired and like exploding. My chest got all poundy. I was reminded why I have a love/hate relationship with art theory.

I just wanted to share my interpretation because it makes me feel…I don’t know. This post is more for me than for people who follow this blog, but if you’re interested in it, you should strike up a conversation because WOW I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT THIS.

My response:

"1. The first paragraph I wrote is me trying to figure out what this is asking b/c I wasn’t familiar with all the terms but I found this powerpoint and am using it as reference http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Winter14/8/pdf-lectures/Media%20Histories%20W14%20w9.pdf (I’m assuming this is from your class this quarter)

If you want you can just skim the first paragraph i wrote (it basically reiterates everything) and skip ahead to the second one (which simplifies everything)

Talk about the differences between the 3rd (TV) and 4th (digital media) wave (in the way you’ve been discussing them in class etc.). How does televisuallity (things suitable for or produced on tv) influence social categories and aesthetic categories? In other words, how does it influence distinct social groups and how does it influence different types of aesthetics? How has TV been influenced by modernism, how does TV contribute to post-modernism, and how does TV predict/look ahead to/anticipate “unimodernism” (from my interpretation, unimodernism is the integration of different aspects of modernism into a different form because of the multiple uses of computers: ex/ you can listen to an opera on your computer, it no longer requires going to an actual opera). How are digital networks (newer, faster, more efficient) similar to broadcast networks (analog, older, slower, more reliable)? (Maybe think about content with this one? What do they share?) How does the computer function as a culture machine mean how have computers influenced culture, daily life, etc? How does the computer go beyond its basic function (to provide services) and influence culture (think about how computers have changed the way people interact, the things people do before they sleep, people’s standards for their lives, people’s artistic inspiration)

That’s a lot of content. Basically: You’re comparing and contrasting the 3rd wave (television) and 4th wave (digital media). You’re talking about how the content produced on TV influences social categories and aesthetic categories. You’re talking about how TV takes elements from modernism and contributes to post-modernism (art movement in late 20th century incorporating skepticism of modernism), and anticipates unimodernism (the future of media basically). You’re comparing and contrasting digital and broadcast networks (think about MANY different elements). You’re talking about how the computer influences culture.”

I feel lots of emotions. Mostly: sometimes I get upset that art theory is so inaccessible/seems to be intended mostly for academics. I think my inner teacher wants to figure out a way to explain this to really young kids. I don’t know if I could. What does that mean?

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#wow  #writing 
FemisTea Time #2- The Woman in the Moon
a response to the recent assaults at my school

FemisTea Time #2- The Woman in the Moon

a response to the recent assaults at my school

— 1 month ago with 6 notes
#artists on tumblr  #comics  #feminism  #feminist  #trigger warning  #tw: rape  #illustration  #collage 
FeminsTea Time, a comic strip I’m making for UCLA’s Fem Magazine!
(based on a conversation with my roommate)

FeminsTea Time, a comic strip I’m making for UCLA’s Fem Magazine!

(based on a conversation with my roommate)

— 1 month ago with 9 notes
#artists on tumblr  #comic strip  #ucla  #feminism  #feminist  #illustration  #feministea time  #trigger warning  #comics 
A silly poster I made for my friend Yali’s band, Rain King.
They’re having a show at The Writer’s Room on Saturday, March 15th at 8:30. If you’re in LA, you should check them out!

A silly poster I made for my friend Yali’s band, Rain King.

They’re having a show at The Writer’s Room on Saturday, March 15th at 8:30. If you’re in LA, you should check them out!

— 1 month ago with 6 notes

pineapple socks n things

(photos taken by Savannah)

— 1 month ago with 16 notes
#fashion 

A behind the scenes look at Chaperones, complete with interviews of our crew!

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#art direction 
http://cargocollective.com/lilyankris/ →

I made a new, more professional art website!

I’ll still post here occasionally, but I figure I should have something less personal to refer people to when they ask about my work.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes