Saturday March 8th 10am - 5pm at Double Union
Do you want to crunch data? Big data? But you’re not sure where to start? Well, Double Union has you covered!
Alyssa Kwan will be hosting a data analysis and visualization workshop at Double Union. The resulting product will be an…
Another zine workshop night happening at DU next Thursday 27th Feb from 6pm - 8pm!
Come hang out, make mini zines or work on projects - first timers, old timers and everyone in between.
I was grumbling on Twitter earlier today about writing comics that basically required a lot of work from the reader in terms of being socially aware of some pretty common concepts IF you read a lot about intersectional social justice things, such as cultural appropriation, and ingrained racism. Because, truthfully, I don’t really feel much of a desire to write a comic that explains institutionalized racism, but it is difficult sometimes to just write comics about my personal experience when my personal immigrant experience is rooted in a lot of history that really is not taught in schools.
Anyway, I wrote this comic, and it’s about the cultural appropriation of food - the tendency of people to easily co-opt “ethnic” cuisine as their own, while simultaneously obsessing over the “authenticity” of food.
Still, I’m writing from the viewpoint of a cranky immigrant, but also as someone who considers bell hooks’ “Eating the Other" and Edward Said’s Orientalism, as major touchstones that have informed a lot of my work(and viewpoint). How does this comic read to someone that doesn’t share that same viewpoint? Or background? I think even a lot of my white liberal friends would feel annoyed at me commenting on how they consume something they love(“ethnic” food). I think a lot of my asian friends would tell me I’m over thinking it.
It rambles, I know that. But I wrote it, and I want to share it. The “you” is not a single person, but an amalgamation of experiences I’ve had.
It’s directly informed by Soleil Ho’s Craving the Other from late 2013 - I’d started this comic before I read it, but once I did, it was several moments of “YES. THIS. EXACTLY THIS” It is a much more focused essay than my comic, and I really recommend you read it.
Saturday 22nd February 12-5pm at Double Union, please RSVP! (it’s free!)
What is a game jam?
A game jam is an event where people get together, hackathon-style, with a goal: before this event ends, make a video game. We’ll be meeting from noon to 5 on February 22 at the Double Union
Paper Circuits - Teaching Science Through Art
One of the most successful projects I have done in my class in my entire teaching career, paper circuits is an activity that teaches the principles of circuitry while encouraging children to be creative and artistic. The activity itself is…
Anyone remember this book series?
This should just go on forever
TOS: “Is There in Truth No Beauty?”: Dr. Jones in her green and blue dress, covered by her sensor web. She’s also wearing the visor that’s supposedly protecting her from Kollos.
Why am I not in this future. Oh wait maybe I AM!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3
ANTONIA BAKER: First person to claim that she doesn’t hang with a lot of females because they’re too much drama.
Ahahaaahahah this one is the best!