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by a director with no sense of comedy.

Meet VP-Elect Mike Pence

Broadway’s most diverse play has decided to send a message to Mike Pence when he visited.

[Video: Hamilton sends a message to Mike Pence]

The Governor of Indiana has also caused an HIV outbreak… Hamilton’s star, Javier Muñoz is openly gay and has been living with HIV since 2002.

The VP-Elect is known for his support of conversion therapy, opposing marriage equality, tried blocking aid to Syrian refugees, said LGBTQ should not be protected from discrimination as well as passed a bill that allowed for discrimination under “religious freedom”, and voting against equal pay for minorities and women… among other horrific things.

[Video: Mike Pence is an Asshole by Chealsea]

Timeline

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[Photo: Xerox Alto by Erik Pitti]

Altair 8800 Computer

[Photo: Altair 8800 Computer by Ed Uthman]

Blasfemia Nerd

[Photo: Blasfemia Nerd by Andrea Briganti]

1979

[Photo: 1979 by andrea tlara]

Macintosh 512K

[Photo: Apple Macintosh by raneko]

[Video: First Introduction of Microsoft Windows by Bill Gates]

3 Years of Women Who Kick Ass

[Video: Women Who Kick Ass Comic Con 2014 Panel with Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Katey Segal (Sons of Anarchy), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow)]

[Video: Women Who Kick Ass Comic Con 2015 Panel with Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Kathy Bates (American Horror Story), Hayley Atwell (Marvel’s Agent Carter), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who)]

[Video: Women Who Kick Ass Comic Con 2016 Panel with Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD), Morena Baccarin (Gotham), Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead) and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)]

Autoevaluación

  1. Un listado de todas las asignaciones entregadas:
    Introducción del Blog.
    Asignación #1: Internet
    Tarea: Creative Commons
    Tarea: Embed
    Asignación #2: Petrofosil
    Tarea: Busqueda
    Asignación #3: Bibliografias
    Tarea: Blogs Preferidos
    Asignación #4: InternetDayPR
    Tarea: Presentación
    Asignación #5: Realidad Virtual
    Asignación #6: Autoevaluación
    Asignación #7: Timeline
    Asignación #8: Elecciones
    Proyecto Final [Para el 1 de dic]
  2. El número total de entradas que se publicaron en Casting Incluido: 38 (en Noviembre 28)
  3. El número total de entradas que se publicaron en el blog y son sobre la clase: 14
  4. El número de visitas: 277
  5. El número total de Tweets que compartiste en la clase con #inf1034: 3
  6. Resumen de la clase.
  7. Este semestre ha sido lleno de asignaciones, es algo raro tomar una clase lleno de estudiantes de primer año en el último semestre de clases antes de graduar. Tener un blog con posts originales fue una carga extraña tener, porque siento que todo lo que voy decir otra gente lo ha dicho mejor o más claro. Estaba entre dos temas para el blog, el otro era más de politicas pero me siento feliz con lo hice.

 

Aunque no es necesario para la asignación voy incluir mis cuatro favoritos posts:

Una Critica a Tim Burton: Things Either Call For It or Don’t

Una Observación de cambiar etnicidad: Reverting Back to Yellowface

Una Descarga Informativa sobre Privilegio Racial: Colorism in Film, TV & Media

Una Llamada Para Mejor Representación en Marvel: Marvel CEO, Executive Mysoginy & Racism

Tuesday wasn’t the worst, it was the Wednesday that followed.

So, here we go. This election season has been plagued by the most unprepared candidates in history. Ricky Rosello for us in Puerto Rico and Donald Trump in the United States, and they both won. In Puerto Rico, our social media and news outlets called for an outsider, and disagree that it was the son of a previous governor and part of a major party for Statehood in our Island that was actually true in the Donald’s case. Yes, this pussy grabbing, look at my one black supporter, Muslim hating fascist wannabe with small hands that called Mexicans rapists that won was an outsider to what we are used to seeing emerge from D.C. So much so his early fanbase included white supremacists as the KKK and Neo-Nazis. All these people that voted Trump were willing to trade Mexicans, Muslims, Chinese, nuclear arms peace, healthcare, veterans, women rights, gay and trans rights to Make America Great for them.

[Video: The Morning After by Full Frontal with Samantha Bee]

Yes, that guy won because people didn’t like the woman running against him… something about e-mails. It was a shock, not just because of the hate he has spread (the type of hate his voters have said doesn’t exist anymore) but because he lost the election by popular vote. Hillary Clinton. A woman with actual experience for that job. Common sense lost by a large margin because of what this blog is dedicated for, lack of diversity. Let’s try to understand this mess.

[Video: We Should Talk About Why Trump Won by Craig Benzine]

The United States is a large country with diversity that are still segregated that mark the clear differences in ideologies between urban and rural parts, plus it has colonies with second class citizens that can’t vote in the presidential elections, it had a fairly large racist history that still rules the nation and I’m not referring to the Trump voters but the Electoral College. It was a system designed to benefit slave owners, violating the one person one rule because these 538 people accumulate the vote of nearly 150 million casted votes.

[Video: Why the Electoral College Ruins Democracy by Adam Ruins Everything with Adam Conover]

Some people justify their continued existence that it spreads the impact of the vote throughout the country, but that is not fair as it gives more impact on rural America. A whiter and more conservative America. The majority of the country sides with liberals and Democrats but it is the conservatives that have it rigged with the Electoral College and gerrymandering, so that the America can’t actually decide who will be it’s leader.

Has this ever happened before? Yes, with Al Gore in 2000. He also won by popular vote but lost the election, just like Hillary (except she is the second most popular candidate behind Obama). That ended with two ongoing wars, a failing house market, a Wall Street bailout and a recession. We can only hope better but seeing as the world has become more globalized in these 16 years, it has had an effect worldwide. The economy is already worse than it was on Monday. The Mexican peso costs less, stocks are losing value, Japan had an emergency meeting on the market chaos to make sure the yen doesn’t fall too.

[Video: Van Jones talking about the whitelash by CNN]

In the news we see the people taking sides with Trump’s racist rhetoric as hate crimes spike up. In social media we have seen people organizing against Trump, we’ve seen protests, we have shared in collective mourning and shared our fears of returning to what he has repeated, a different America than we are used to.

While Trump has taken back several key positions and policies since Tuesday such as the Wall, removing Obamacare or the Muslim deportation/ban, it is still scary for us that are Latinx, LGBT, black, women, disabled, Native American, Asian and/or Jewish.

And let’s not forget Republicans also won the House and Senate, meaning Trump will get to pass his nominee for the Supreme Court, plus the majority of the States have Republican governors. It is gonna be a devastating white and conservative next four years. Trump has already had a talk with Obama, the White House staff summarizes exactly how most of us feel.

Ohmaaagaaad 🏆🏆🏆(@kalesalad)

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We need female leadership and superheroes.

This week I was supposed to publish a post about the 2016 election [Update: Here it is]. After many tears, anger, frustration and bargaining I decided maybe I wasn’t ready to properly express myself about it. Instead, I’m gonna share about something we desperately need.

[Video: The Importance of Female Superheroes by Christopher Bell for TedxTalks]

As a man I will say this to our patriarchal society and culture:

We need more female lead. We need to see women matter. We need stories about women. We need to come to terms with not screwing over millions of women because we don’t like one. We need more women in leadership roles. We need to learn to not generalize women. We need to accept society is inherently sexist and fight to change that rather than reject it.

And right now more than anything, I need women to be superheroes because I refuse to let angry mostly white bitter and nostalgic men pull them by the hair into being damsels in distress.

I planned this post weeks ago to fit in a celebration of the first female president in the USA, but now it’s to educate because I am full of grief. Next week I will publish more about women in film and television. This isn’t over yet. Like a candidate who lost despite popular vote “never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

[Photo and Gifs: Marvel’s Agent Carter by ABC]

Whitewashing

“The whitewashing will just continue and continue if [white filmmakers] become comfortable” – Ming-Na Wen

[Video: White Washing Inc by Victor Pope Jr.]

[Video segment by CTV News]

[Video: Unboxing Hollywood Whitewashing by Seriously.TV with Dylan Marron]

[Photo: Tom Sawyer by opensource.com]

Realidad Virtual

Link to slide: http://bit.ly/2eIkxVR

Bibliografia

  1. Brooks, F. P. (1999, November/December). What’s Real About Virtual Reality? IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications.
  2. Que es la realidad virtual. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.realidadvirtual.com/que-es-la-realidad-virtual.htm
  1. Rocamora, J. (2010). Más cerca de la realidad virtual. Público.
  2.    Meinhold, R. P. (2016). Virtual Reality. Salem Press Encyclopedia Of Science,
  3. Advantages of virtual reality in medicine. (2016). Virtual Reality Society. Retrieved from http://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality-healthcare/advantages.html
  4. Greenwald, W. (2016). Turn Your Everyday Computing Into Virtual Reality. PC Magazine, 90-94.

Websites:

https://www.oculus.com

https://www.cnet.com/special-reports/vr101/

http://www.youvisit.com/virtual-reality

https://www.fastcompany.com/3064634/inside-los-angeles-virtual-reality-haunted-house

https://www.wired.com/tag/virtual-reality/

Videos:

Blogs:

http://www.roadtovr.com/

http://www.vrfocus.com/

http://www.virtualrealityreviewer.com/

http://vrguy.blogspot.com/

http://allvreducation.blogspot.com/

https://the-tech-expo.com/5-arvr-blogs-watch/?v=0fe75a5189c2

Twitter:

@vrtechnews

@virtrealitytime

@vrcompany

@oculus

@amazongamedev

@vreducation

@googlevr

@virtualrealext

@all_VR_edu

@uscstudiolab

 

Marvel CEO, Perlmutter – Executive Mysoginy and Racism.

Marvel has been in the front of the superhero game in Hollywood. In 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe began with Iron Man. Since then there has been no single movie with a person of color, woman or LGBTQ lead. Why is that?

It has been reported that Marvel CEO, Isaac Perlmutter has not greenlit any films starring women such as Black Widow that has two scripts, not allowed Black Widow or Scarlet Witch action figures, infamously recasting Rhodey aka War Machine with a different actor  for cheaper pay with the justification people wouldn’t notice because “black people look the same”slowing down the Black Panther and Captain Marvel solo films.

[Video: Black Widow Trailer by SNL]

Kevin Feige, is now in charge of the MCU, answering directly to Disney‘s Chief Alan Horn after Captain America: Civil War. Now not only are new roles being created and opportunities rising for women and people of color within their productions but Marvel’s first non white directors have been hired Taiki Waititi for the third Thor film and Ryan Coogler for Black Panther. Another win is the Ant-Man sequel will upgrade Hope Van Dyne to lead role in Ant-Man & Wasp and the casting of MCU’s first leading black woman played by Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok.

Standing with those who are fighting to protect their sacred land and water. #nodapl #waterislife #mniwiconi @taikawaititi I would also like to take this opportunity to raise something that has been bothering me for sometime. Last New Year's Eve I was at a "Lone Ranger" themed party where some of us, myself included, wore the traditional dress of First Nations people. I was stupidly unaware of the offence this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue. I sincerely and unreservedly apologise to all First Nations people for this thoughtless action. I now appreciate that there is a great need for a deeper understanding of the complex and extensive issues facing indigenous communities. I hope that in highlighting my own ignorance I can help in some small way.

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Despite seizing power away from Perlmutter the MCU still isn’t looking as diverse as the comic source: Doctor Strange has whitewashing and potential yellow face and the chosen Spider-Man was a third Peter Parker instead of the fan favorite Miles Morales. The progress is slow in film but in TV, we’ve had a few queer characters in Agents of SHIELD and Jessica Jones, Latino superheroes in Agents of SHIELD, Asian women as lead characters in Agents of SHIELD, two women led series (Marvel’s Agent Carter and Jessica Jones) and Luke Cage, a series that accurately represented Harlem’s 67% black majority.

[Video: Team Thor directed by Taiki Waititi]

It is also interesting to note Perlmutter is a Trump supporter, having donated $1 million to his fundraiser, the very same Trump Foundation that Donald received a cease and desist for being used to settle out of court and bribe instead of donating to the veterans. Which isn’t surprising seeing as how the evidence points to Ike Perlmutter conservative politics being a way to exhort his racism and sexism.

[Photo: Iron Man Wallpaper by Bharath Srinivasan]

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