7knotwind:

 the next time you are engaged in a discussion of critical theory, heavy intellectual or philosophical content— try putting a few of these hand gestures to use…


1. The Dialectic. ‘This is a dialectic and I’m going to explain it.’

Grip imaginary six centimeter object between thumb and forefinger. Rotate wrist ninety degrees, snapping into end position. Smoothly rotate back to start. Repeat up to three times depending on conviction.

Use when expressing a shift from one thing to another. Highly infectious.

2. The Tiny Dialectic. ‘I’m making a very fine distinction’

Follow directions for ‘The Dialectic’ but with thumb and forefinger one centimeter apart. Bring hand toward eyes for closer inspection.

Use when unpacking specific detail, or when too self-conscious to use ‘The Dialectic’ gesture.

3. The Critical Whirl. ‘I’ve read too much Marx and I can’t get my words out’

Circle hand clockwise in a small but rapid motion towards the audience.

Accelerate and repeat until idea unpacked.


The Glossary of Gestures for Critical Discussion
As Observed (in use by their professors, throughout the process of earning their MFA from Goldsmiths) By Jasmine Johnson  & Alice May Williams 

1:30pm
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korydwen:

Let’s have a change of language here, Tumblr.

Something from a celebrity that has been “leaked” is something that was planned to become public one day but had been revealed in advance (whether by mistake or from someone with a malicious intent).

Those nudes pics ? Not leaked. Stolen. 

So let’s stop saying “leaked pics” and call them what they are : stolen pics. 

Let’s shift the blame on the real assholes and not put the blame on the victims, even unconsciously.

1:12pm
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stitch-the-geek:

second-breakfast:

can y’all shut the fuck up about snape when we had LITERALLY THE SWEETEST MAN EVER

SHOULD’VE BEEN RUBEUS REMUS POTTER NOT ALBUS SEVERUS JUSSAYIN

(Source: remusjohnslupin)

12:53pm
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12:35pm
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(Source: cybergata)

12:17pm
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11:58am
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dave-so-cool:

heathenist:

Anime is finally a reality

what a time to be alive

(Source: nico-ahegao)

11:40am
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glitched0ut:

okay but domestic witches:

  • stitching sigils and runes into the insides of your clothing (or that of your children to protect them) 
  • making your own laundry detergent and lacing it with good luck and preservation spells
  • putting protective charms on your child’s backpack or in your spouse’s bag before they go to work
  • planting flowers and herbs for joy and relaxation
  • making small dolls with herbs inside for comfort and placing them on your children’s bed
  • putting special herbs into the sauce for good health
  • DOMESTIC WITCHCRAFT
11:22am
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marniethedog:

If you need me, I’ll be in here!

marniethedog:

If you need me, I’ll be in here!

11:03am
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(Source: lokisacolyte)

10:45am
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frienem:

hyenasinbootyshorts:

tommypom:

This is me sneezing and it’s one of the most adorable things you’ll watch all day.

man lets reblog some cute happy shit

BABY

girlgrowingsmall:

Some bodies are built for “thigh gaps.” Most aren’t. And it has nothing to do with weight. All about bone structure, baby. Love yourself as you are.

girlgrowingsmall:

Some bodies are built for “thigh gaps.” Most aren’t. And it has nothing to do with weight. All about bone structure, baby. Love yourself as you are.

10:08am
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9:50am
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activist blogger:it's fine to eat other foods and speak other languages; that's not cultural appropriation--we are just tired of people wearing bindis and kimono and making light of other people's cultures. it's also wrong if white celebrities profit from stealing from poc
anti-sj translation:OMG BEING BILINGUAL AND EATING CHINESE FOOD IS ~CULTURAL APPROPRIATION~
activist blogger:rape is a problem in our society. rape is underreported and rapists keep walking free. we can teach men and boys not to rape and encourage male allies to speak out against violence against women
anti-sj translation:ALL MEN ARE TEH RAPISTS!!! ALL MEN ARE EVIL!!! ACCORDING TO THE MAN-HATING FEMINISTS!
activist blogger:there are many gender identities and if you express your gender in an atypical way, that doesn't necessarily mean you are trans; it's up to you to determine what gender you are--and it's important for cis people to check their privilege
anti-sj translation:TRANS PPL ON TUMBLR THINK YOU DON'T CONFORM TO GENDER STEREOTYPES YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY TRANS--ALSO EVERYONE IS TRANS EVER!
activist blogger:*posts many petitions about police brutality, murder abuse, rape laws* *also posts petitions about de-gendering bathrooms and speaking out against hate speech*
anti-sj translation:SLACKTIVISTS! ONLY CARE ABOUT NONISSUES!!
activist blogger:it's unfair how women are expected to be hairless--otherwise they are seen as ugly
anti-sj translation:SHAVING MAKES YOU BAD!!! YOU HAVE TO BE ATTRACTED TO HAIRY PEOPLE! OR ELSE!
9:32am
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