I just finished watching the recent speech that Hillary Rodham Clinton gave in Geneva to the United Nations.
This has to be one of the most inspiring speeches, not just about LGBT rights, but the realization that “gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” as Clinton states in her address.
We have come a long way, not just as The United States of America, but as a global community who’s understanding that my rights are your rights and your rights are mine.
We are reaching the dawn of a new generation where equality will surely be a fight of the past, and our children’s children will look back and think, “Oh my. I can’t believe the world was that way.” I know when I think about the Civil Rights Movement, it makes me absolutely disgusted that my own country would treat its own citizens that way. The same applies to the LGBT community of today.
It is disgusting that the rights of those people who teach us, care for us in the hospital, defend our supposed “freedom” here in this country, cannot live their lives the way they deserve to.
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Aggregated this from a friend off Facebook……I warn you now, it is kind of addicting.
I love seeing websites that are extremely simple, but give so much joy to the user.
Showgirls takes a dip into the sex pool after getting nasty and melting a little.
Art: Michael Patrick Perez
Here is a nice little creeper piece I did about a year ago. I exhibited this piece over at the Oakland Underground FIlm Festival for the Salon they had. It is a rendition of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA set to my editing and music I was recording back in the day when I had the space to record at home, hence the low-fi sound quality.
You can view my other works under the ART tab or over at my vimeo profile.
So the last few months have been an insanely crazy roller coaster of a ride with life, the future and most importantly, love!
Since I am starting my senior film within the next couple of months, I will be using this blog/website mostly for promotion, feedback, scouting creativity, etc…
I have also promised myself to start making more art videos and installations for me and you!
So yet again I have found another awesome blog entry from CreateDigitalMotion on the same type of glitchy video art I oh so love.
This time around it involved a classroom type of clinic where they did a workshop titled “Video Cross Processing”, which is inspired by old school type of chemical processing, but digital.
What they did was record old school cathode ray tube television sets with filters which in turn sent the camera haywire with the data it was trying to process.
I have done a few experiments with my iSight camera on my iMac VS some really cool apps on my iPhone. Essentially you can trick out your iSight and create really awesome videos by overprocessing the camera with information it doesn’t recognize.
You may or may not know about what I do other than spend my nights online and going to school. I work for an awesome AWESOME company called LUSH. We sell handmade cosmetics made from all natural products we collect from around the world.
LUSH is known for not testing on animals, and their amazing products rangin from bath items to skincare to haircare. LUSH also is always actively involved in environmental awareness campaigns and animal welfare awareness.
For the first time ever, LUSH is taking a bigger stance for the human race in the fight for marriage equality. LUSH is partnering up with the organization Freedom to Marry which is leading a campaign to overturn the disciminating Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). They are traveling the country educatiing people from state to state about why marraige matters to same-sex couples and their families.
There are currently 1138 rights denied to same-sex couples.
I am writing this for a few reasons:
#1) I am so honored to be working for a company that believes in love for everyone and anyone, regardless of sexual orientation/preference. LOVE IS LOVE PEOPLE!!!!
#2) On Saturday June 18th at 11:38 am at LUSH srores across North America, we are asking couple to come out and kiss in support of marriage equality and signing postcards telling the government to end the discrimination against same-sex couples.
#3) We are also going to be selling a limited edition bubble bar called Freedom Foamer in which all proceeds will be going to Freedom to Marry and help them with their campaign costs.
So…….your job now…… Come on down to a LUSH near you to show your support by signing our postcards…and take a flier for our Kiss & Tell event which is this coming Saturday June 18th 2011. Visit me at LUSH 240 Powell St. San Francisco CA