Thursday, 24 February 2011

hexjibber's flash video lessons

Anybody wanting to learn how to make animations with Flash? The rather rad Andy Sykes, aka Hexjibber has recently revamped his website and there are now loads of video lessons for Flash, for free on there:

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Monday, 14 February 2011

fragen project

A link to Red Chidgey's Feminist Memory blog, with info on the Fragen Project, a Europe-wide feminist archive initiative, covering 29 countries, aimed to select and digitise key feminist texts from the 1960s to now, making feminist texts free and available online:

sigh, oh, that ocean thwarts me yet again

If I were there, I would like to be at these:

Looking at Music 3.0

Looking at Music 3.0, the third in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art practices, focuses on New York in the 1980s and 1990s.

At MOMA, New York, February 16–June 6, 2011

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Mindy Abovitz (Creator/Editor Tom Tom Magazine) - Moderator
Kim Gordon - (Sonic Youth musician, Producer)
Marisa Meltzer - (Author of Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music)
Shirley Braha - (Producer/Creator New York Noise) & Smith alum!

Saturday February 19th @ 2pm
Smith College
CC Carroll Room

Free//Open to the Public

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

patty schemel documentary

Link to the kickstarter site which is seeing backers/funding for an upcoming documentary on 'The Life and Near Death of Patty Schemel':

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

towards new forms of queer belonging? manchester feb 25th

From my inbox, from Humaira, who is kicking ass, as per usual :) ...

Toward New Forms of Queer Belonging?
A day of workshops, 11am -7pm
Friday Feb 25th 2011, in Manchester

Following on from the Interrogating Queer Modes of Belonging reading series, these workshops will challenge the ways in which gay rights are increasingly being used in nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric and ask what possibilities there are for an effective queer solidarity.

At the LGBT Community Centre, Sidney St:
1100 Welcome, tea and coffee
1130-1300 Belonging: reading group follow-on discussion
1300-1400 Lunch (on donation)
1400-1600 Coalitions and Solidarity: discussion

At the University of Manchester, A113 Samuel Alexander Building:
1700-1900 Roundtable Discussion between activist researchers working on homonationalisms and anti-racist queer solidarities; with Jin Haritaworn (Helsinki), Suhraiya Jivraj (Oxford), Adi Kuntsman(Manchester), and Jennifer Petzen (Berlin).

At Trof Deaf Institute (basement), Grosvenor St:
1900 onwards - Social for an informal continuation of the conversation... with buffet (on donation), performance from Jaheda Choudhury and Col Bashir, and dj blackrainbow.

the workshop is free to attend and open to all but please to register your interest so we have an idea of numbers.

Check for updates and further information; this event is a collaboration between Race Revolt ‘zine and Manchester Queer Reading Group.

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

Friday, 4 February 2011


From my inbox, from k8 Hardy:

I am writing to ask you to support Leilah Weinraub's documentary, Shakedown.
It is a feature-length video documentary about the history of LA's black lesbian nightclub scene and it's rad and hot and smart.
We need this information for the world. Leilah is doing the kickstarter thing where you have to get all the money pledged in time (February 7th).
Check it out:


Agnes Barton-Sabo (aka Betty Turbo), you're making a whole lot of sense to me tonight :)