A feminist of the second wave.

I just fin­ished read­ing A Fem­i­nist Till I Die by Arshia Sattar
It is a strange thing to be old enough to remem­ber when there was a woman’s move­ment. Not lit­tle undu­la­tions but a wave that rose and washed down on my generation.

Read­ing the words of Arshia Sat­tar made my heart beat faster. It helped me te real­ize that I too will be a fem­i­nist till I die. How can I be any­thing else. When “many men want to believe that fem­i­nism has lived its life, that it’s had its day, that women real­ly need to move on—either because we’ve got all we were ask­ing for or because we’re nev­er real­ly going to get it anyway.”

I am a prod­uct of the sec­ond wave.

What then of the third wave? Will it find sol­i­dar­i­ty with my gen­er­a­tion while remain­ing dynam­ic and respond­ing to new cir­cum­stances? I will hap­pi­ly be swept up into the third wave just call on me. I will hear my sisters.

Gremlins today

I am fight­ing with every last bit of tech­nol­o­gy today. It start­ed with find­ing out that a num­ber of Word­Press blogs had been hacked. What a mess. Hours spent clean­ing up that mess and still haven’t had the time to rein­stall all the plugins.

Lap­top was being a lit­tle weird so I just closed the lid and am at my work­sta­tion today.

Ok. All I can say is thank-you Drop­box.

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This is a cap­ture from my first tweet in Fol­low­ing Piece 2.0, a glob­al col­lab­o­ra­tive art project as part of @Platea. I’ve writ­ten a recap of my expe­ri­ence par­tic­i­pat­ing in the project. and you can find it at : the @Platea blog.

I have been work­ing on an online book of the project and expect to add more thoughts here and at my ART­log. I hope you’ll check back on the project and leave your thoughts about the work. It was an excit­ing experience.

Are you fol­low­ing me?

About the project from @Plateau:

Fol­low­ing Piece 1.0
Forty years ago, in Octo­ber 1969, artist Vito Acconci per­formed Fol­low­ing Piece. A study in the pub­lic spaces we occu­py and assump­tions around pri­va­cy, Acconci fol­lowed ran­dom peo­ple in Man­hat­tan dur­ing the month and report­ed on their activ­i­ties until they entered a pri­vate area such as an apart­ment or car.

Fol­low­ing Piece 2.0
And so, with that in mind, I thought it might be fun to do a cov­er of Fol­low­ing Piece, but to look at it specif­i­cal­ly in the con­tem­po­rary con­text of Twit­ter, a world where public/private bound­aries are shift­ing and erod­ing, as once-pri­vate activ­i­ties are broad­cast into online pub­lic space. In the world of Twit­ter, the idea of fol­low­ing has tak­en on a new mean­ing: once an uncom­fort­able thought, it’s now reg­u­lar­ly seen as a good thing to have one’s pri­vate actions fol­lowed by many strangers.