September 3, 2013
click click – 03-09-13
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
Evocative pictures of 1980s Brooklyn youth from the National Geographic Archives. This week is the first time I’ve ever explored Brooklyn. It is a vast city with so much vivid visual – and vocal – culture. Via Fiona.
- Shopping Rebellion – a fascinating article from 2002 about subcultures, design, and retail in Japan. Via Edmund X White.
- Your Dreams My Nightmares – hearing this interview between two pro illustrators – one 7 years into his career, the other with over 25 years of experience – came at a good time for me, as I’m entering my own seventh year. It seems it’s an itchy time where you’re developing an ego while still struggling. Via Jen.
- Portraits of Albanian Women Who Have Lived Their Lives As Men – what is so striking about these women is how their gestures are so completely masculine, if I hadn’t read the article I don’t think I would have recognized them as female.
- Questioning the Meaning of “Ethical” Fashion – I tend to be equivocal about applying the term “ethical” to anything in fashion, so I appreciated garçonnière’s explanation of the practical considerations and contradictions of trying to consume clothing in a political way.
- Credible, Sophisticated, Unexpected: The Fashion of Deus Ex – when interviewing me about Double Flawless for Wired.co.uk, Philippa Warr introduced me to this rare example of a what a fashion-conscious video game looks like.
- Shoes – if shoes could talk… actually, they do.
- Where does all the clothing go? – a real-talk translation of academic research on the fate of our discarded clothing.
Karma, chroma, chakra –
- TACK – Fashion’s Critical Task – honoured to be included among some excellent critical quotations. Thanks Caroline!
- GayGamer – so grateful for the support and understanding from this community for the Double Flawless project!
- The Buzz – CBC’s arts blog covers Double Flawless.
- !! omg blog !! – “music lol gay cute fail gossip politics movies tv art fashion candy”
- The Daily Dot – “We believe the Internet is made to connect us, not isolate us.”
- Canada.com – the first media reaction to Double Flawless.
- Inspirations by Lauren Olivia – “Art, Fashion, Charities & more…”