Come see my awesome boss and other fantastic co-workers give a talk about Sesame Street (the brand, how the show started, and how we’ve evolved to adapt to the digital world) at Parson’s next week. More details and where to buy tickets are here:
I can’t promise you any special muppet appearances, BUT - I’ll be there!
Hey internet! Bill Nye is giving a talk in NYC for three days in July! Tickets just went on sale, if anyone is interested. AND YOU SHOULD BE.
I AM SO EXCITED FOR A NIGHT OF SCIENCE!!!!!
I read this amazing article in NY Times today on artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s street art project addressing gender-based street harassment. This is something I deal with on a daily basis living in New York - and I’m positive it applies to every woman living or working in the city. There’s not a day that goes by without some guy giving me a tiny “compliment” or saying something creepy to me on my way to work or on my way home. Maybe many women become numb to comments like these and start to ignore them. Maybe it doesn’t bother everyone, or we just learn to deal with it.
Tatyana’s art and the thought behind the project really spoke to me.
Here is a bit from the article and more information on her work below:
"Ms. Fazlalizadeh and her helpers brushed on two dozen more posters she had created. Images of young faces stared back with wary, defiant and no-nonsense gazes above statements such as “My Outfit Is Not an Invitation,” or “Women Do Not Owe You Their Time or Conversation.”
The words came from Ms. Fazlalizadeh’s interviews with women about “catcalling,” a form of public harassment by men who feel free to comment on their bodies and demeanor. Women around the country have begun to speak out publicly, in blogs,public writing projects and on the websites of anti-harassment groups like Stop Street Harassment and Holla Back, which document and research the problem. Many women have said they feel objectified and demoralized by sexual comments made on the street, and Ms. Fazlalizadeh has transformed their feelings and images — she photographs the women and then creates pencil drawings — into a major public art project.
“This is all about how women’s bodies are consumed and are considered public property for display, comment and consumption,” said Ms. Fazlalizadeh, a soft-spoken, direct and contained 28-year-old from Oklahoma. “Women need to start talking about their daily moments because it’s the smaller stuff that affects the larger things, like rape, domestic violence, harassment in the workplace.”