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  1. Oct 2019
    1. Its interesting that limited so much. There was a lot of work that came out during this time that would made me question that. But I guess it kind of makes sense, because the woodblock prints really are not a true repersentation to what was really happening.

    2. I really like how he captures the detail. It was not easy to make wooodblock prints. I also like the differnt styles of the each artist

    1. “Don’t take these paintings at face value,” Allen says. “It’s easy to say, ‘Oh, yes, it’s a picture of a beautiful woman, wearing beautiful clothing.’ But it’s not a photograph. It’s some artist’s rendition, made to promote this particular world, which was driven by economics. The profiteers urged the production of more paintings, which continued to feed the frenzy for the Yoshiwara.

      Some of the woodblocks take me out of the space that I am in. It gives me a false sense.

    2. After the Great Edo Fire of 1657, a new, larger Yoshiwara, both walled off and surrounded by a moat, was rebuilt two miles outside of the city. To get to Yoshiwara after 1657, a patron had to travel by foot, by boat, or if he were extremely wealthy, be carried by others on a posh palanquin. This trek could only serve to heighten his anticipation. While it was considered improper for samurais, who made up a large part of Edo’s population, to solicit prostitutes, they viewed the floating world as means of escaping the humdrum of their highly regulated lives. They, too, made the journey to Yoshiwara, hiding their faces with big straw sedge hats. The new Edo middle class developed

      This is interesting. They completely contained the prostitution to one area of Edo or Tokyo. I would have loved to see the mote the built. It was the red light district.

    3. We’re left with the client-commissioned pretty-girl scroll paintings by masters like Hishikawa Moronobu and Katsukawa Shunshō, as well as woodblock prints and guidebooks by commercial artists meant to lure repeat visitors through the red-light district gates.

      This is a lot of where woodblock prints come from. I think that while explicit needs to be included. Ones like Hokusai where made for the public, but no all of them where.

    4. Above all, image reigned in Yoshiwara. As Takeuchi explains in the “Seduction” catalog, “Photographs of the physical Yoshiwara in the late nineteenth century make it look small, shabby, and sordid. The crowded narrow streets were probably muddy in the rainy season and dusty when the weather was dry. The water in the moat must have attracted mosquitoes.” But the paintings, woodblock prints, and guidebooks in “Seduction” depicted the pleasure quarter as “a kind of escapist theme park where a client could be ‘lord for a day,’ a ‘master of the revels.’ It was a theatrical stage set where clients could, for a short time, become leading actors. It was home to coteries of poets, intellectuals, wits, actors, other urban celebrities, and the occasional daimyo. It celebrated luxury and excess in a society where moderation was extolled, and luxury and excess could be punished severely.”

      The woodblock prints are definatly an escape. Even when I look some of them they are whimsical, but that not how it would have really been. Its important to remember what some of these prints depicted.

    5. were made by men for men, the patrons of the Yoshiwara pleasure district outside of Edo, which is now known as Tokyo. Every little detail of Yoshiwara—from the décor and fashion, to the delicacies served at teahouses, to the talents of courtesans, both sexual and intellectual—was engineered to sate a warlord’s every whim.

      So they set out to capture the not only the art and style of that time, but also for the patrons that commissioned them.

    1. Edo art objects included polychromatic wood No masks of women who have become demons because they have been betrayed by love; cheukei fans used by No actors playing women roles; ceremonial samurai swords made of rayskin, lacquer, copper, gold, enamel, leather and steel; reptile-like samurai armor made from iron, leather, lacquer, silk and gold; leather saddles and stirrups embellished with gold and lacquer; and uchiakake ("outer garments" worn by samurai-class women), embroidered with blossoms, clouds and birds.

      Polychromatic. I should look up that see if anything survived

    2. Many Edo period painters were samurai. Paul Richard wrote in the Washington Post: “Slicing through a torso with a curving steel blade and putting ink to silk with a liquid-loaded brush, both of these were stroke arts. Both required the same swiftness, the same lack of indecision. For the master of the brush and the master of the blade...the flawless stroke expressed a Japanese ideal---the beauty-governed union of sure, unhurried speed and centuries-old tradition, utter self-assurance and Zen purity of mind."

      I just want to annotate something for myself, because I think this is interesting

    1. Yet the identities of both were inevitably pursued and eventually discovered. At a certain level of virality, you cannot stop motivated people on the internet from piercing your veils. In the case of that woman from Blair’s flight, her legions of “fans” are digging day and night to find more information, to meet the female lead of this summer’s hottest rom-com. They want to know what happens next. They want to make her finish the story. Go on a date; now kiss; now get engaged; tell us what it was like. We need to know more. More. More.

      Everyone always wants more. The information is never enough and everyone wants more. Its really not fair for her to be put out there.

    2. And imagine doing it without the benefit of a true celebrity’s phalanx of staff and bodyguards or the lucre such a status normally confers.

      They weren't famous and she gave them fame. She did it with asking all parties involved.

    3. iAt first, it seemed like a charming reprieve from Twitter’s perpetual parade of horribles: a cute, deftly narrated romance story that blossomed on a transcontinental flight. It all started here.

      What we think is cute doesn't necessarily mean that someone else does or that they even want the attention.

    1. The next year, doxxing became a tool by in the “GamerGate” controversy, an online dispute purportedly about ethics in video game journalism that became a foundational moment for some of today’s fringe far right. Mostly male video-game players began to publish personal information — including home address and phone numbers — for women in their community, typically journalists and game designers who they said were unfairly politicizing gaming culture.

      I am rather concerned that people have no privacy anymore. I like these examples of people policing other people.

    2. The ethics — and even the definition — of doxxing is murky. It is the dissemination of often publicly available information. And, some at the protest asked, are you really doxxing a person if he or she is marching on a public street, face revealed and apparently proud? It is not as though they are hiding their identities.

      I think that just because they were out there without hoods, but that doesn't mean that all there information should be out there.

    3. Doxxing, she believed, was an effective way to make people think twice about being so bold with their racism.Editors’ PicksThe Phones Are Alive, With the Sounds of Katie CouricA British Person Explains the WAG WarsHating Comic Sans Is Not a PersonalityAdvertisement

      It can also go the other. Like Doxxing someone that doesnt want to be. Like #PlaneBae. It might be effective for someone that doesnt like a group, but its not good for the otherside.

    4. So has “doxxing” — originally a slang term among hackers for obtaining and posting private documents about an individual, usually a rival or enemy.

      I had not idea that this was even a thing. I'll have to keep this quote in mind

    1. Meme creators and posters have been sued for using people’s images without permission, especially those who were not already public figures. In 2003, the parents of the unwilling star of the “Star Wars Kid” video sued their son’s classmates for posting the video online. Though the suit was settled, the video did not disappear, and the Star Wars Kid learned to deal with his fame.

      This sort of plays into privacy thing with PlaneBae. Where there is a grey area when posting pictures. I think we need to be more consciences of what we post and who it is of.

    2. However, within copyright law exists the doctrine of fair use, which allows for use of a copyrighted work in the creation of new work without permission, as long as the use fits within certain parameters. A legal finding of fair use takes into account the following factors: The purpose of the use, The amount of the work to be used, The effect of the use on the market for or value of the original work, and The nature of the copyrighted work.

      So, I guess there's a gray area when it comes to memes. I guess there is no money involved in this? Or maybe there is?

    3. In using images taken from creative works or private life, memes show how copyright law intersects with issues of internet use and privacy.

      It never even thought that there might be copyright laws associated with Memes. I thing its because there so readily available that I just don't even think about it.

    1. This article presents an innovative approach that was developed to compare two impressions of the iconic print ‘Clear day with a southern breeze’, commonly known as ‘Red Fuji’, by Hokusai (1760–1849). The first impres-sion pictures Mount Fuji as a red mountain (Fig. 1a) and belongs to the British Museum (London).

      This would be what the article is about.

    1. It would be interesting to do more research to find out how they found these colors. They were closed country during this time. So, unless they got it before or the Dutch told them how to make pigments. This finding is very interesting

    2. I like this chart because it breaks down how they colored what.

    3. I think its so interesting we can tell what colors were used. I also I like how they can break it down. The next chart is more fascinating.

    4. We know that China use to color pots with Indigo. Which says they has developed colors. But then that other colors were developed later.

    5. So, really they changed it when they made "red Fuji" Much like other woodblock prints of this time they did a first run, and then refined it. Which is interesting.

    6. Very interesting I like the different techniques that came out of this time period. It would be interesting to know how they made the colors too.

    7. This is interesting. Ill have to remember this. How it was made.

    8. They look how with each printing the color changes. But the first run was it was red but the the famous one is Pink.

    9. I like how they compare and constrast the differences. I just think about how we kind of do that too.

  2. Sep 2019
    1. The subcommittee noted that there was a 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes in 2017 from the previous year and a 31 percent increase since 2014.

      Even though I need to fact check this, I do believe this. There have been a lot of hate crimes in the past two years.

    2. To be clear, there is a law that defines domestic terrorism but not one that charges people who commit acts of terrorism in America. People who conspire with international terrorists—even if they aren’t materially involved in an act of violence—are charged with “acts of terrorism transcending international boundaries.” But someone who sends pipe bombs to Democrats; plows through a crowd of anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, Va.; or shoots up a church in Charleston, S.C., will not face domestic terrorism charges.

      Its interesting that we focus so much on whats going on internationally, but can even stop whats going on in our own back yard. We have always been very focused on whats going on in other countries, but very rarely here.

    1. always, always hover, and see what they are verified for.

      I didn't know you could hover. I really don't use twitter that much, but now that I know I am going check all those little blue check marks. Expect for the ones I truly know are real. I am learning so much from this article.

    2. Again, same process. Now does this mean that you are 100% sure that it’s not Billie Joe that wrote that article? No — there’s a slight slight chance that maybe somehow the lead singer of Green Day wrote a —

      I kind of can't believe that someone did do any fact checking at the Washington Post. It seems like its happening more and more, where sources that supposed to be reputable let something they shouldn't slip past.

    3. Go up to the “omnibar” Strip off everything after the domain name, type wikipedia and press enter This generates a Google search for that URL with the Wikipedia page at the top Click that link, then check in the sidebar that the URL matches. Forty-nine out of fifty times it will. The fiftieth time you may have some work to do.

      I have never seen this method. I really want to use it on everything I see now. I will be more conscious of using it more.

    4. One of the things I’ve been trying to convince people for the past year and a half is that the only viable literacy solution to web misinformation involves always checking any information in your stream that you find interesting, emotion-producing, or shareable.

      Sometimes I wish people would fact check, before posting it to Facebook. I am not saying I always check but if it is an interest topic I am defiantly checking.