Attorney Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project is making the case that an animal sharing 94 percent of our DNA should enjoy the same legal protections that we do.
There’s a storm in a teacup, a crisis in the art world which might be more significant than it looks because it reflects a wider problem: the problem of the "declining middle", which is the problem of the disappearance of neutral middle-class ground between the precariat and the oligarchs….
Καλλώ / Kallo
Κάλλων / Kallon
first known trans-man of the antiquity? (ca 2nd century B.C)
The story of Kallon is one of the most peculiar medical cases to have survived in multiple texts. A young woman, according to Diodoros of Sicily (Διόδωρος ο Σικελιώτης), arrived to Epidaurus, which was a great medical center of the antiquity. The name of the woman was Kallo.
Kallo was suffering from a painful swelling around the genital area. Orphaned at a young age she had been urged to marry once of age. She married someone for two years and lived with him. However she could not have sexual contact from her genitals, because they did not exist.
The physicians there failed to provide any cure, with the exception of a pharmacist. The pharmacist made an incision on the swelling and suddenly a pair of testicles and a penis emerged. The text is a little unclear here, but apparently the surgery continued with the construction and insertion of a silver “urethra” to facilitate the exit of the concentrated urine.
The pharmacist later requested double the pay because he had received “a sick woman” and had delivered “a healthy young man”.
Kallo changed his name to Kallon afterwards and continued living as a man.
#066, “ROAD TRIP”, a randomly generated animation.
I found this image a few days ago and it stunned me. For months I have been developing an idea called Republic. It is meant to incorporate the feelings that lead me towards a transition, but translated as considerations about social relations. That is to say that when thinking about the running thread of my current projects, I figured social co-presence is still a major mystery, and there carrying its underlying secret goes the Republic. This had nothing to do with Plato.
Still, the cover designer leapt ahead with a twofold idea: the Republic you can see from the cave, or, landscape photography cut as territory. By opposing the center figure and the black space there’s a clear cut between the unconscious world of the negative and the daylight order, here represented by a desert, so as to make the point that it is not dependent on “urbanism” or whatever, but a tacit consensus between people, being that we are, after all, born with a superego. This might be some kind of wishful thinking, and yet I fly around the base concept like a moth drawn to the flame.
I’ll be back when this is done.