cursory – hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; “a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house’s structural flaws”; “a passing glance”; “perfunctory courtesy” Ma Digital Media Arts | Beyond The Screen 2014 – Statement of Intent
Unpacking the myths and memes of spring 2014 ~ Myths are powerful abstraction devices allowing easy transmission of culture. Digital media lies on a base of code which is often invisible but also mythical. In his book ‘Myth Today’, Roland Barthes describes how myths are constructed. In April a bug was discovered in Open SSL security which became the first ‘Bug 2.0’ bug and the most significant. It became mythical. In May, glamorous bearded lady drag act, Conchita Wurst won Eurovision amid Russian outrage. She carried a message of tolerance and acceptance by highlighting issues of sexual discrimination using a neatly trimmed beard to go along with her sequinned dress.
Herbert Spencer argued that human development depended on a fixed amount of energy, and since women used their energy in reproductive function, they had little or no energy left for intellectual or political pursuits (ibid. 122). Further, Darwinian psychology accepted this
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On my reading list- perhaps the library has this one Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences: : Cordelia Fine: Books Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences: Amazon.co.uk: Cordelia Fine: Books This was posted on