All posts by Alina Gazizova

Higher School of Economics student. Passionate about modern culture, science and personal development.

“HEROES. A Duet In Mixed Reality”: How To Combine Choreography And VR/AR

“HEROES: A Duet in Mixed Reality” is a new project, created by Melissa Painter. Inspired by the historic architecture of the Theatre at the Ace, she created a real beauty, combining VR, AR, dance and iconic song Heroes by David Bowie.

/ March 23, 2017

Jesse Hazelip Paints Tattooed Animals And Speaks Out About Racism and Police Brutality

Jesse Hazelip, Brooklyn-based graffiti artist and activist, covers urgent topics like mass incarceration, racism in white neighborhoods and prisons. Surprisingly, he uses the images of animals to reach his audience, let’s see how it works.

/ March 22, 2017

‘When We Rise’: An Early History Of Gay Rights’ Movement Still Looks Familiar

Recently, ABC presented a new TV mini-series ‘When We Rise’, written by Dustin Lance Black, who won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award in 2009 for “Milk”. The plot of this series follows the lives of three real LGBT+ activists from 1972 to 2013.

/ March 15, 2017

How Immigrant Artist Creates Affordable Art And A Borderless Community Of Creators

Cem Kocyildirim is gay, the Turkish immigrant and a creator of the artistic series 'Drums On Paper’ which is dedicating to collaboration, risograph printing, and affordable artwork.

/ March 14, 2017

How Modern-Day Witch Has Created The First Color-changing Hair Dye

Lauren Bowker, the founder of the London-based material design studio, The Unseen, now surely can be called a modern-aged alchemist. She and her team have created color-changing hair dye, that reacts to your body temperature changes and shifts relatively.

/ March 6, 2017

How Yayoi Kusama and Louise Bourgeois Discover Traumatic Experience In Art

In the end of February Sotheby's S|2 Gallery in London opened a show of Yayoi Kusama and Louise Bourgeois works, which were profoundly affected by their mental illnesses.

/ March 2, 2017

‘Doubt’: Laverne Cox Is Making History As First Regular Transgender Character

A new legal TV drama Doubt starring Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox is starting on CBS. The producers have admitted the fact that it was personally important for them to include transgender character into this series as one of the main characters.

/ February 24, 2017

My Sign My Story: How Susan Orlean Reminds Us That Little Actions Matter

After Women’s March Susan Orlean, writer and journalist has started a little campaign on Instagram where she shares the photos and stories of people who took part in that march. She reminds us that even small actions have meaning and are a part of the big...

/ February 21, 2017

Beautiful LGBT+ Women Remind Us About The Importance Of Breast Screening

The latest campaign Beautiful LGBTI Women supported by BreastScreen Victoria is aimed at encouraging all women to attend screening and also at showcasing the beauty of different women.

/ February 15, 2017