I think it’s time to reveal some information that I’ve been keeping under wraps until now. I got new glasses! Oh and I’ve also been hired weeks ago as an assistant editor of a new family hunting show called The Outdoor Option. It premieres a month from now on January 6, 2014 on the Pursuit Channel (Ch. 604 on DirecTV and 393 on Dish Network). But anyway: glasses. Yeah!
Emily was on the front page of Yahoo! which makes me very happy. Her video about sexism is fantastic and I am so happy she took the time to talk about the topic.
If you haven’t heard from me in the last few days, it’s because I’ve been inundated with interviews and media requests, phone calls and messages, book offers, broadcast television show proposals, TV appearances, tour circuit and lecture series offers. Someone even asked if I would write an endorsement for their children’s nature book. And, don’t get all nutty on me because I haven’t agreed to anything (yet [maybe]).
This has all come as a surprise for a few reasons: one, I had no idea this video would resonate so strongly with not just women, but men, parents, teachers, business people and CEOs and journalists.
Two, I am hugely surprised that everyone is acting as though this is news. My video wasn’t revealing anything ground breaking, previously unspoken, or unknown. The Internet has dealt with its anonymous critics since the beginning, people in the public eye will always be widely scrutinized, and women have had their appearance come before their accomplishments before.
But what I am the most surprised about is that the majority agrees with me on this one: that negative online communities are detrimental, and also that these things can improve and get better for content creators of all kinds. That if enough people speak up in favor of fostering encouraging environments online, it will happen. You see this environment in the comment section of PBS Idea Channel, an educational series known for their delightfully constructive community. You see this in the Nerdfighter community. Why not for other educational channels?
The reception of that video far exceeded any expectations I had, and I take it as an indication that we are all working together towards positive change. Thank you, all of you.
Very cool…very exciting…
Fantastic. I’ve been watching The Brain Scoop since it first began and it’s so satisfying to see Emily’s work get this kind of attention and leave such a positive impact!
Korean artist Jee Young Lee’s beautiful dreamscapes are living proof that you don’t need Photoshop or even a large studio space to create amazing surreal images. She creates all of these scenes by hand in a room that is only 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4 meters and then inserts herself into the pictures. Some of these self portraits represent her own experiences, dreams and memories, while others represent traditional Korean folk tales and legends.
What an artist. I’m gobsmacked.
New video! My girlfriend and I filmed this two or three times a week over the course of two and a half months. It’s cute. Enjoy and share!
My girlfriend has strange biases but I love her all the same. XD
Sweet! I’ve been trying to get compilations of my YouTube stuff under the moniker PogieJoeTV on our local cable station for months now and I stop into the station this morning and I was informed that they’ve already been airing it for several weeks now! If you live in the Oberlin area and have cable you can now watch me on Saturdays at 1 PM on Channel 9! Awesome!
Gahhh, these GIFs are gorgeous. :D