A brief history of fandom, for the teenagers on here who somehow think tumblr invented fandom:
- 1960s: with the advent of Star Trek, fandom moves into the public sphere for the first time with a television in almost every home, creating a large group of people all excited…
Jewels I found while studying pre Middle Age art history:
Confused “Why do I have two hands?”
Oh my god if you’re going to judge someone’s cosplay you better learn your fucking shit because this is Duela Dent you goddamn assholes.
Perpetually laughing over the fact that “real gamer/comic book nerd” males keep insulting women for cosplaying things they’ve never even heard of
who’s the “fake geek” now, fuckers?
Make it viral
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME ICE FOR THAT BURN MEME-MAKER
In the four years since Lawrence Neil arrived at Stanford University as a freshman from Shaker Heights, Ohio, he has seen a concert hall open on campus, the amphitheater brought back to life as a rock venue and his freshman dorm turn into an arts-themed house. All of which makes Neil park his skateboard at a picnic table in front of the Old Union and lament what he will miss after he takes his degree in history in June. The university has long been known as the Silicon Valley trade school, cranking out scientists, preferably those in the science of computers. “The university, from the president all the way down to the faculty and the students, is committed to delivering a broad education, and they believe that the arts are an essential component,” says Stephen Hinton, a professor of music history and the faculty director of the Arts Institute. Once the Arts District is complete, there will be six facilities forming a logical symmetry: three for the visual arts - Cantor, Anderson and McMurtry - on the north side of Palm Drive; and three for the performing arts - Bing, Frost Amphitheater and Memorial Auditorium - on the south side, with the smaller Stanford Art Gallery an outlier. ‘A great moment’Once finished, the Arts District “will bring the artists and the art historians and the people visiting the museum all together,” says SFMOMA director Neal Benezra. According to Burton McMurtry, chair emeritus of the board of trustees, it was Hennessy who stood up for the visual arts. “Most of the students I teach have no expectation of a career in the arts,” says Robert Dawson, who has been an adjunct instructor of photography since 1996. Required creative courseTo make sure of it, starting this school year, all incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete a two-unit course in Creative Expression as a graduation requirement. Creative Expression has to be hands-on art, and the first freshmen to get that requirement out of the way were the 42 pioneers selected from 100 applicants for a yearlong residential program called Italic Immersion in the Arts: Once thriving A top outdoor venue for the San Francisco sound of the 1960s and soft rock of the ’70s, Frost has been mostly dormant since the ’80s, when even the graduation ceremony abandoned it for the stadium. The class satisfies the Creative Expression requirement and meets in the Product Realization Lab, where Andrea Stein, a sophomore mechanical engineering student from Edmond, Okla., is building a metal whale skeleton that will be 20 feet long and 7 feet high with a through-path from head to tailfins.
The lead archaeologist, Richard Buckley, put the odds of finding the grave at a million to one.