#prismpipe #GIF. The Current Sea, 2014.
Every one of us, every human life, represents a negotiation between public and private identity.
A magnificent speech by Lana Wachowski, trans* director of The Matrix and recipient of the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award, on visibility and invisibility, gender, and life in a society that clings all too tightly to its limiting categories of identity.
(* Watch for Wachowski’s poignant parenthetical about the term.)
Particle Fever - In US theaters starting TODAY. I can’t wait!
Official Trailer (2014) HD.
Reviews & Press:
Alexander Chen reminisces about studying with the inimitable Annie Dillard, who echoes Mark Twain’s contention that “all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources,” Alexander Graham Bell’s assertion that "our most original compositions are composed exclusively of expressions derived from others,” and young Virginia Woolf’s observation that "all the Arts … imitate as far as they can the one great truth that all can see.”explore-blog)
Well, it might be old for many of you, but I heard of this just today, through this article in The New York Times: The Chain Fountain, Explained. You can also read about it in Nature, or in this paper published at Proceedings A. There is also a link in this video to the youtube explanation.