Elly Blue (previously) writes, "Bikequity is the 14th issue of my long-running (since 2010) feminist bike zine, Taking the Lane."
In its pages, 15 contributors write about their experiences with bicycling as a signifier -- or driver -- of class, biking's connection to their race or ethnic heritage, and other ways that two-wheeled transportation has been significant to their identity, community, and socioeconomic status.
Everything was written and selected before last November, and it's more meaningful than ever now. I get the sense that a lot of us are looking for concrete actions we can take to make the world around us better and to connect with others across differences; bicycling offers both of those things, and this collection cuts right to the heart of that.
I launched the Kickstarter project yesterday as part of the Kickstarter Gold initiative to bring back a new twist on past iconic projects.
Kickstarter Gold: Bikequity, a social justice bicycle zine
On March 19, Tor Books will release my next book, Radicalized, whose four novellas are the angry, hopeful stories I wrote as part of my attempt to make sense of life in our current moment.
My most recent essay film, Visual Disturbances, premiered in the open access journal [in]Transition yesterday. This open access journal features peer reviewed academic video essays and showcases a wide variety of film and media analysis. Visual Disturbances uses some cutting-edge eye tracking visualizations to explore how film audiences both perceive and mis-perceive movies.
Electronic Grenade's "'Computer' Mouse" project fits a fully functional computer into a fully functional, 3D printed mouse; the computer is a Raspberry Pi Zero W, with a teeeny leeetle flip out keyboard and a tiny little itsy bitsy flip-out screen. (via Motherboard)
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