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Elizabeth Wissinger on the 'Biopolitics of Beauty'

What secrets does the model’s body hold? What might it tell us about our technology-intensive society? Elizabeth Wissinger’s work explores the notion of “glamor labor,” and how the current state of productive and scientific technologies influence the bodily ideal. Having lived with a fashion photographer for several years as well as worked in the front lines herself, her work is an intimate and critical analysis of ways this industry influences us in more ways than we think. [Read More…]

Carissa Véliz on meditation

http://youtu.be/R2jSwPnHAS4

What sort of measurable effects does meditation have on the brain? Carrisa Véliz is interested in exploring how meditation practitioners might be useful to expanding the experimental possibilities of neuroscience. Most experiments in this field rely on technical images and data rather than subjective experience. However, science has shown that those who have meditated [Read More…]