TRACE Center for Integrative Arts & Activism Meetup
What we’re about
TRACE Center for Integrative Arts & Activism is a new modern ARTLab that is bringing together a diverse group of artists and creatives… along with those who believe that arts and social justice can work to REPAIR our world.
We’re specifically looking for those who are excited about the idea of bringing all forms of the arts together (including writing and slam poetry performance).
We will be working to merge art with environmental activism and social justice to make the narrative as powerful as it can get.
Topics for TRACE instructors will be including:
theatre and method acting classes,
video & film documentary and feature,
documentary photography and social justice
human rights as global rights
digital & new media,
new music concepts,
Sumi-e style lettering and Zen painting,
mixed form creative writing,
author & book production & publishing,
as well as classes that will be learning the use of integrative techniques in pastel, collage, watercolor, encaustic & oil painting. We will also be bringing in expert speakers who will be coming as out-of-town lecturers. TRACE already has an artist in residence now who will be teaching innovation in music with a series of classes on the ‘architecture of sound’.
The first event for TRACE will be our ongoing TRACE Film Club that will be showing Art Cinema and Indie Films to the public. Other events include live performance art events and much more. Please feel free to contact me if you have interest in teaching or being part of this fantastic community that is now gathering and becoming TRACE.
We’re specifically looking for those who are excited about the idea of bringing all forms of the arts together (including writing and slam poetry performance). We will be working to merge art with environmental activism and social justice to make the narrative as powerful as it can get.
Let’s do this together. Let’s allow our circle of new creative energy to push out into the global and local.
With the fierce momentum of the #MeToo movement, it has become clear that the conversation around consent is in the process of major evolution.
For the first time in modern history, consent is being brought to the forefront of social awareness and society is outraged at what has been uncovered in regards to boundary-crossing, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.
We are entering an era where society is collectively saying that it’s no longer ok to turn a blind eye when it comes to boundary-pushing and boundary-crossing and we are collectively calling for change. Because consent has not been a topic that our society has had an open and honest discussion about in the past, we are currently finding our footing with these issues. We can no longer assume that everyone knows ‘the basics’ when it comes to consent, respect, and boundaries. It is clear that there is a vital need for more consent-based education overall. We, as a society, need to start learning, teaching, and sharing fundamental ideas to encourage respectful behavior.
And if you want to see a line up of parasitical inferior garbage look at the people who contributed to this book: https://theconsentguidebook.com/consent-contributors/
The biggest women/fascism link is a woman’s reliance on violence. Women will be the first to hit during any kind of dispute. It’s not even a percentage. It’s as much of a guarantee as it is that the sun will rise tomorrow. And as men we can all understand that the sun rises because it’s actually a star that our planet rotates around, therefore it is guaranteed to rise. We are able to remove ourselves from our personal point of view and understand that the sun isn’t rising at all. It’s actually us who are spinning around the sun. Women don’t even fucking know that.
Every morning when a woman wakes up at the crack of 10:30 she’s thrilled to shit to see that the sun’s in the sky again and her fake orange tan will look just as radiant as it did yesterday.
That’s one of the biggest reasons why women shouldn’t vote. They don’t know fucking anything about anything. They know nothing.
But that’s not why women would vote for Hitler if given the chance. Say what you want about the merits of an individual ethos of governments as you will. You’re all men and therefore deserve the right to express opinion unmitigated by slander or censure.
What I’m saying is that by an intrinsic party affiliation — fascist — all women would check the box marked ‘Kill Or Savagely Beat Anyone Who Doesn’t Agree With Me’. That fact has always held women back more than any mythical glass ceiling.
At the heart of maintaining civilization lie two principles: genetic health, and inner motivation toward the good. Everything else flows from this.
A civilization is made of people and if they degenerate, it will fail, and one path to degeneration is to stop striving for the good and instead to focus on the self.
Over time, the West has accumulated a deleterious mutation load by shifting its focus from unity of purpose toward tolerance of the individual, who can do whatever he wants without facing consequences for bad or unproductive decisions.
In addition to this ongoing genetic disaster, it seems that many common products and practices are also dooming us. Since genetic mutation load seems to “sneak up” on civilizations, they never see it coming, which makes common sources more likely than uncommon ones. Everyday habits can doom a civilization.
This becomes especially important when we consider that high mutation load produces solipsistic individualists who are the constituency of those who proclaim the need to achieve Utopia through egalitarianism, which ultimately benefits individualists by suspending them from social censure for selfish action.
First on the chopping block: caffeine. The good news is that a cup of coffee a day will not doom you, but the bad news is that if you drink coffee like a writer, you are probably mutating your little wrigglers and could bork out a spawn which will be less adapted to reality and therefore more likely to pursue non-reality like Leftism.
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Other researchers suggest that the problem may not be caffeine per se but the form it takes, with soft drinks being the most destructive:
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Modernity itself seems to be trying to destroy us, both in terms of our health and genetics. We can look at other factors and see how there is no single toxin in the modern environment, but a broad spectrum of health and genetic threats that could add up to the spermocalypse described above.
For example, 93% of bottled water has plastic in it that may threaten our health:
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If we have 400,000 people dying of lead exposure, how many others — especially children — are cognitively impaired by lead exposure? In addition to genetic damage and physical problems, we may be suffering mental damage from our industry and its habits.
Returning to the idea that a conspiracy of small effects may add up to physical and genetic decline of humans in modern society, we should consider how stress plays into the equation. Modern society is known to be stressful mainly because we are constantly struggling to assert ourselves against the needs of others.
That stress may affect fertility (full study):
The LGBT community in Oaxaca, Mexico, is outraged after 17 men falsely identified themselves as transgender women to stand for the upcoming local elections on July 11.
Mexican media reported that various political parties registered men claiming to be transgender women to stand in the upcoming elections for local positions because they were unable to find female candidates.
Thirteen out of the 17 candidates belonged to the Coalicion Por Oaxaca (Coalition for Oaxaca), according to Mexican news website proceso.com.mx.
“In none of the cases reviewed is there a public self-addressing. They didn’t even say: we’re gay,” said Amaranta Gomez, a member of the Muxes community, during a press conference to denounce the fraud.
The 17 men faked being a transgender woman in order to benefit from the gender quota granted by law. As a result of the scandal, their nominations have been cancelled as a precautionary measure.
Surveillance state? No problem. Flying robots that kill people? Leftists love that shit. Using tech to dox right-wing people? Totally approved. But when a computer can tell the difference between a normal person and a fag . . . now that’s a problem for the left.
We count on machine learning systems for everything from creating playlists to driving cars, but like any tool, they can be bent toward dangerous and unethical purposes, as well. Today’s illustration of this fact is a new paper from Stanford researchers, who have created a machine learning system that they claim can tell from a few pictures whether a person is gay or straight.
The research is as surprising as it is disconcerting. In addition to exposing an already vulnerable population to a new form of systematized abuse, it strikes directly at the egalitarian notion that we can’t (and shouldn’t) judge a person by their appearance, nor guess at something as private as sexual orientation from something as simple as a snapshot or two. But the accuracy of the system reported in the paper seems to leave no room for mistake: this is not only possible, it has been achieved.
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When presented with multiple pictures of a pair of faces, one gay and one straight, the algorithm could determine which was which 91 percent of the time with men and 83 percent of the time with women.
People provided the same images were correct 61 and 54 percent of the time, respectively — not much better than flipping a coin.
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The implications of automatically determining a person’s sexuality from a handful of photos are enormous, first and most importantly because it puts LGBTQ people at risk worldwide in places where they remain an oppressed minority. The potential for abuse of a system like this is huge, and some may rightly disagree with the researchers’ decision to create and document it.