For the series “Alone Time,” Levine recreated and photographed typical domestic environments that play with gender stereotypes. As a twist, he used only one model to play both the male and female characters in the image. The result, Levine said, “challenges the normative idea that gender presentation is stable or constant. Rather, gender expression can be fluid and multiple.”
Religion, the need to believe, have faith, acts as a container for how we form identity. The stories of religion supply organizing principles for who we are, why we are here, and how we can belong. But, I ultimately seek belief and find faith in other people, places, and experiences, then relate them to my own. From this perspective, so many voices and views exist within me. Read more…
In a study published last week in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, researchers found that the details of childhood memories – colours, the weather or the time of an event – cannot be accurately recalled, so our brains fill in the gaps with fabricated details. Cara Laney, professor of psychology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, explains: “The problem is that most people think memories are merely something we store in our brains, like books in a library, that we then go and look up when we want them. But, in fact, they are recreated every single time we remember them.” In most cases, there are some traces of the original experience. But post-event information will be added on, she explains – things we’ve learned about the event since, some conclusions about how this particular type of event normally happens, cultural beliefs, some mistaken bits that actually belonged to other events, possibly some photos and so on.
From a review:
Broken Age tells parallel coming-of-age stories, one about a boy named Shay who lives on a spaceship and the other about a girl named Vella from a small village. Each is trapped by circumstance and tradition, cloistered by a culture that thinks it knows their wants and needs better than they know themselves. The player can switch freely between the two stories, which otherwise unfold in a relatively linear fashion. Most of the puzzles, which involve trial-and-error clicking on objects, are simple and easily explained, although a few reduced me to guesswork.
Checkout Promise Land: My Journey through America’s Self-Help Culture by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro. From a review:
Lamb-Shapiro approaches the self-improvement industry from a unique perspective: The daughter of a child psychologist, she posed with a “biofeedback machine” in her father’s catalog of positive-reinforcement games as a toddler. She’s also still coming to terms with the suicide of her mother when she was two.