How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?

Private Violence, a documentary that premieres October 20th on HBO, provides a meaningful platform to pose questions about abuse and intimate partner violence. As the stories of two survivors, Deanna Walters and Kit Gruelle unfold, the complexity of domestic violence is undeniable. Their experiences challenge common beliefs and misleading assumptions that shape the ways our society deals with partner violence today. 

This is on right this momment on HBO


John Dewey (October 20, 1859–June 1, 1952) on the true purpose of education and how to harness our natural curiosity. 


John Dewey (October 20, 1859–June 1, 1952) on the true purpose of education and how to harness our natural curiosity


Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

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Sexism 60’s


What the fuck was wrong with men in the 60’s?

advertising is important as it’s the historian’s best resource for identifying the values of an era. but yeah, these were fucked. the 60s was generally as fucked as the 50s. people forget that. 

It literally says ‘men are better than women’ in bold type, what the fuck. I knew this was a thing, but that is a lack of subtlety I couldn’t have written into a spoof…

This is the generation that spawned most of our parents… People our parents’ age run Washington. Starting to make sense?

When you look to the past, the struggles of the present become a great deal more clear.

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“As a child I was taught that to tell the truth was often painful. As an adult I have learned that not to tell the truth is more painful, and that the fear of telling the truth — whatever the truth may be — that fear is the most painful sensation of a moral life.”

—   June Jordan (via ethiopienne)

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“Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of it’s constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.”

—   Edgar Allan Poe (via seabois)

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Say Hello to Brown Dog! New Search Engine That Could Make Data in Old/Obsolete File Formats Easily Accessible



This (and similar tools under development) could be landscape changers for librarians, archivists, and others involved in digital preservation and access.

The PBS Newshour has published a print article about the development of a new “search engine” named Brown Dog that aims to make data in old/obsolete file formats accessible within just a couple of clicks. It’s called Data Access Proxy.

Brown Dog is designed to convert defunct computer files into accessible formats, preserving information in those files for generations to come. This means that one may no longer need a patchwork of computer applications to use scientific datasets, read old thesis papers or access family videos uploaded onto the Internet.

Brown Dog is under development at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the same place where Marc Andreessen developed the Mosaic web browser….

Another part of Brown Dog (Data Tilling Service) will work to analyze data, assign metadata, and make the content viewable online. (Here’s one way it could be used as described by the developers in a use case.)

Additional Links and Resources

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“The library can provide a neutral open place where issues can be discussed face-to-face, where you bring different people together, and the library also has resources to help inform those discussions. If you’re going to do that effectively, the library staff have to be willing to understand what it means to be community dialog facilitators.”

—   Susan H. Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Library Journal | October 15, 2014 (via izabelgronski)

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Indigenous street art in Toronto, Ontario


Indigenous street art in Toronto, Ontario

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