Tegan and Sara’s keynote speech, a Desi feminist and DJ from Harvard samples some beats off my her phone, how augmented and virtual reality can be used in politics, how tech is helping the resistance and much more from Lesbians Who Tech!
So much good STEM news this week! Come and get your links.
How cryptography, human-centered design, and statistics can be used in support of our democracy.
Morning showers or night showers, fun facts about reindeers, a map of gender diverse cultures and more links!
You probably need to watch this video about creating an anti-burnout cocoon.
“Anything brown and round is fair game,” says Patricelli, who says she’s even seen Greater Sage-Grouses try to mate with dried cow poop when nothing more promising was around. “The bar is pretty low for us in trying to fool the males.”
“We got asked if we were sisters-in-law. Like we had brothers or something –”
“Like, no, we’re married to each other.”
“They really couldn’t wrap their heads around us.”
Where do birds go during a hurricane, the physics of cozy sweaters, free posters of women mathematicians, and more!
The most resistance-related tech conference I could envision, honestly.
There are characters with different racial backgrounds, characters with disabilities, characters with a variety of body types and sexual orientations. It doesn’t seem forced or unnecessary; it feels totally natural, like a reflection of the world around us.
This ’80s-style STEM PSA reminds us the patriarchy’s been lying to us and fueling our self-doubt our whole lives and sometimes we need to smash that shit with a hammer.