Act 36

November 28, 2008

The New Feminine–Flickr group and tagging project

Organic Farmerunder the umbrellaNatasha

As we are coming to the end of the year and I am beginning to wrap up the 52 Acts project I have been looking back on some of the previous Acts and thinking about some of the ways in which I have wanted to further the knowedge I have gained from them. Early on in the project I had a look at Flickr images and the way in which they were tagged (see Acts 5, 6, and 7. I feel this was an important element of my work because the idea of ‘tagging’ (attaching several descriptors to an item for the purposes of searching) rather than categorising is central to the concept of web 2.0.

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Act 29

October 15, 2008

Another Hairy Legged Feminist Icon

beware hairy monster

Unfeminine hairy monster icon inspired by the discussion about feminism’s hairy image at Hoyden About Town.

Act 28

October 4, 2008

Putting Us Back Together Again–Cyber-Flip-Doll

I am stoked with this weeks act. I am really happy with it because it fulfills one of the goals I set for 52 Acts which is to use conventional items or programs in a way which they were not directly intended. To creatively misuse technology.

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Act 27

October 2, 2008

Representations of Feminism–Hairy Legged Feminist Icon

Here is the blog icon I promised in Act 25

Hairy Legged Feminist

In Act 25 I said “Most of the time my legs and pits are hairy, sometimes not depending on my mood, but really who the fuck cares?” and while I still hold by that I have been thinking more on it and decided it requires a little more clarification. Because *I* care.

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Act 7

February 15, 2008

Being Feminist on Web 2.0 – Flickr Quilt 3/3

Feminist Quilt

The third and final installment in my ‘Being Female on Web 2.0’ flickr photo quilt experiment – at least for a while, I am interested in revisiting the idea sometime in the future and perhaps making a fabric quilt that captures this idea, I think it would be a great exhibition piece.

You can see the full size html quilt here, complete with links to the individual flickr pages identifying the original artists. As with the previous two works this was created by choosing the first 42 creative commons licensed images that came up when a search for the tag ‘feminist’ was performed using the flickr search function.

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