Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
How did the women’s minds light up when they saw men in speedos?
The soundtrack to my nightmares about the looming robopocalypse is played by this creepy robot band.
On the streets of Mexico, photo by Nacho Lopez, 1953.
Incredible 3D Drawing Illusions
Italian artist Alessandro Diddi uses the simple mediums of pencil and paper to create incredible anamorphic pencil drawings that look completely three dimensional. The illusions appear when the drawings are viewed from a particular angle and then they appear to pop right out of the page. The drawings are intentionally distorted to create the spacial and dimensional illusions. Diddi states, “I want my drawings to put across the message that the eye can trick the mind and make you believe that there are dimensions that are not really there.” From this point of view, the artist has definitely achieved his desired effect. These images are amazingly real.