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Hello fellow humans (+machines)!!! Here's an

I'm not-new to Mastodon but am a new sprout in

I'm a Global Southerner currently writing a thesis on Indigenous Women's .

I consider myself a go-between. As a historian, I'm a cultural mediator in-between past/present. Plus, I'm a translator and wikimedian. I edit scientific knowledge in academia outer-space and love to tackle meanings across languages.

Here I'm engaged in knowledge sharing and other funsies.

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Important info on this account [repost] 

This account is for scholar/professional purposes only, so don't expect content that is too personal/ideological.

Elsewhere in this Fediverse, I have one account that fills this gap (I'll reach out if I want to enlarge our interactions).

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Follow request politics (read this if you intend to follow me) 

I'm still formulating how to operate but, in general, I'll accept follow requests from anyone that at least has:
* Bio with some personal/professional info.
* A number > 0 of post/following/followers

Within this, there's an important phenomenon (the one the Gender linguistic Damaris Nübling points as) the "pejoration of women's designations" over time.

Such pejoration is an effect of cultural practices— in this case, European— which "directly reflect the historically low status of women, their low social position and esteem".

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Live footage of a Cultural Historian history-writing the semantic historical transformation of the lemmas Weib* and Frau* in Deutsche Sprache. Did I say I love DWDS and its statistical analysis tools

The graph shows the historical usage of Weib* (Wife/Female) and Frau* (Woman) in the German literature, in-between the 17th and 20th Centuries, as indicative terms of female beings: how one term substitutes the other over time.

Thesis' Data Analysis: a beautifully curated set of iconographic data translated into a quantitative panorama... A work in progress.

“It is not possible to decolonize the museum without decolonizing the world.” Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

Azoulay argues that those whose worlds have been destroyed by five centuries of imperialism have the right to live near the objects that have been plundered from their culture, in Sabrina Alli words:

Linking Your Thinking
Conference had some awesome discussions on Personal Knowledge Management

The replays are available.

Teaching; Public schools 

@Cyborgneticz, since I see you're part of this Universe, I take the liberty to ask you:

In the USA context, what's the drill to take a teaching job position in public schools?

[Here in Brazil, we have periodic competitive examinations (test+titles) in regional or local instances, according to the offer of tenured or temporary job positions.]

When I return after being off for a few days, one of the first things I do is to go check @CaribenxMarciaX TL and serial fave everything, just because she's A-mazing :BlobCatHeart:

On MarkDown editing and management software; cry for help 

Well, is showing some bugs, including backspace not working.
, so far so good. But still gotta learn how to tweak it.

Damn, I miss . But will not fall into temptation.

Help! Anyone?
*sends this toot into the Void's hands, hoping someday I'll get a reply with reading recommendation or tips*
Thanks in advance!

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phenomenology; What do pictures want? 

Aaaah, that reminds me I stumbled up this article the other day: "Intrusive gaze: Thoughts and glances upon a ch’ixi world", which regards at RIVERA CUSICANQUI's /

And the fact I must, in the near future of my studies, fully engage in this theory.

+ that also reminded me of @CaribenxMarciaX work :BlobCatMlem:

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Reading; What do pictures want? 

In which he states:
"My general pedagogical aim is to slow down the reception of the image, to encourage prolonged contemplation, second and third looks, reversals of perceptual fields such as figure/ground and surface/depth... one that is willing to explore its object with rigorous phenomenological or psychoanalytic or semiotic or socio-historical modes of interpretation"

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Reading; What do pictures want? 

Today's (re)reading is chapters selected from the book "What do pictures want?" (MITCHELL, 2005: 🏴‍☠️) for my Visual/Cultural class.

There's this nice interview 

since this thread, I've been trying out , specifically for organization.

As for writing I'm testing It's pretty :BlobCatMelt: kind like Typora, which was my writer of choice until very recently.

Research errands/drama 

Working on stuff, and suddenly I found out that this very³ important historical document, an actual website, is down.

:psyduck: 3 SECONDS OF COMPLETE DESPAIR :psyduck:

... Until I recall that one can always count with big ol' Internet Archive and my *heart starts pumping again*

, I love you <3

Indigenous Woman's Rebellious Dignity 

Amazon, 1989: Tuíre, a Mēbêngôkre woman, performs a political gesture against a statesman's, in protest against Belo Monte Dam.

"Tuíre's outstretched arm holds the long, stiff machete and presses it against the engineer's face. The punctum of the image, according to Roland Barthes's famous concept, is on the man's cheek: under the weight of the blade" [PT]

From Donna Haraway's Cyborg or String Figures to W. J. T. Mitchell's Digital Dinosaur, I love to collect out-of-the-box allegories like they are Pokémon; and then pet train them :BlobCatPats:

Jurrasic Park / Image Science 

On the image I posted:

"Let this 'digital dinosaur' stand as a nexus point for these speculations on the science of images...In the narrative of the film, this animal is breaking into the computer control room of the park and threatening to devour the controllers. Perhaps it is an allegory for our hope that the digitizing of the image is a way of controlling the wild kingdom of images."

[I suspect his digital pessimism is generational; smth I need to muse over]

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Jurrasic Park / Image Science 

Amid Mitchell's allegories and Image Science (à la ), there's his concern with the "digital turn" and its challenges to the Humanities:

"we are told that the ancient, indestructible domain of images has been mastered finally by the 'digital,' and that numbers, calculations, and mechanical operations will finally replace us in an infinite circuit of information"

MITCHELL, Image Science (2014, p.35)

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Jurrasic Park / Image Science 

Paralleling Iconology to Biology, Mitchell thinks of picture as specimens and image as species. In this path, he uses the allegories of clone and fossil to elaborate on his (a field concerned w/ the problem of the reproduction of , their mutations and evolutionary transformations).

Obverse to one another, the fossil is a premonition of species mortality, while the clone is the hope for its immortality. In Jurassic Park, clone and fossil merge.

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