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bess williamson @besswww Chicago, IL, US

professor/scholar of design & history. Author of Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design (2019). she/her pronouns

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Never been so glad to live in an apartment building and, to my knowledge, have never actually seen a Ring... but I'… https://t.co/l2lSb405UjRecommended! CFP Fashion at the Periphery - due March 1 for Oct conference by https://t.co/lYaqO5P974 @suchwinston For you to read and/or they read themselves- the princess in black. Also Hugo (admittedly a white dude)Part III of my @ExploreWellcome series: Epilepsy and Me is out. With some lovely artwork by @TLSatchwill and edit… https://t.co/ATYKaRLYms
Retweeted by bess williamsonThanks to @ArtinAmerica for this review of Recoding CripTech, on view now at @somarts. My sound piece, Infrastructu… https://t.co/X5Hujxl8dZ
Retweeted by bess williamsonWhat #CripRituals do you have in your life that help to deal with barriers & stigma? @criticaldesignl is co-curatin… https://t.co/Yf6cSAkgBN
Retweeted by bess williamson @LangeAlexandra Congrats🎉👏
2/20
2020
I actually feel like "takedown" is a vast understatement of what is happening here, especially the last clip https://t.co/BGM9jiV8CgI love @ewarren. That’s it. That’s the tweet. #PresidentWarren #ShePersisted #LFG #Warren #Warren2020 https://t.co/RkZmbDQIA5
Retweeted by bess williamson @JessicaOOTC I could vaguely imagine it being used as "call upon" like "I am calling you out as someone who can wor… https://t.co/DTCip0lYpsimage (at link above) description: the British poet Milton shown seated in shadow, with wide eyes rolled upwards. H… https://t.co/tGNydGH3T9It's great when I send students to the museum on their own without me and they find paintings I didn't know about,… https://t.co/ii5PtIXC52
2/19
2020
@SpinozaurusRex @ibogost Or not reading any feminist philosophylmfa, and I cannot stress this enough, o https://t.co/g5oaGq7zGy
Retweeted by bess williamson @ydolemmiller @trilliz @merylalper must have some recs... @MObniski @HighMuseumofArt bravo! & wow! @AimiHamraie by no means is this the only definition of "weird book" that comes to mind, but it says something (?) that it was the first. @AimiHamraie my colleague James Elkins has a lot of weird books, and in recent years has started writing them onlin… https://t.co/QT8Bqu42wN @LeapingRobot stealing for my lecture on degenerate art! @jaivirdi are they owned by the artist's estate? make friends with them ASAP. Fingers crossed they are nicer than D… https://t.co/oiquUZnNYECheck out @DelawarePublic interview with @besswww on her Author Talk, Feb 27 at Hagley. “Accessible America describ… https://t.co/kwVcEOdTHr
Retweeted by bess williamsonWhat are some studies on disability & social media, for my student @ydolemmiller? I am thinking of @trilliz' book s… https://t.co/KWiag35S06 @jaivirdi I paid almost $3K for image permissions. I got a grant from my school for $2500 but I wish I'd thought of… https://t.co/PGwB46MymF#MuseumsAreNotNeutral, folks: Another 💥excellent💥essay from @SFKassim-- "The internalisation of oppressive power… https://t.co/heVY32VhcU
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2/18
2020
A lot of people are pointing out, in response to Dawkins's crap, that cattle and dogs that have been selectively br… https://t.co/Q7Vh1xMtwc
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2/17
2020
Cite me https://t.co/T8Z31h6D6w
Retweeted by bess williamsonIt’s called EUGENICS https://t.co/FYFtvnIwUE
Retweeted by bess williamson @jackiantonovich 😲😡
2/16
2020
@debbylevine I find it weird too... and I'm a mom who has definitely drunk wine more consistently since I've had a… https://t.co/E9WHcpRZT8 @squintables bruno mars
2/15
2020
@frankmondelli There's a lot of ambient sound in these conference rooms. I am not deaf or HoH but it helps me focus… https://t.co/IhytfyUOjAAutism Speaks has rebranded. Too bad they haven't changed their funding priorities or resources in a meaningful way… https://t.co/iQs18txlNu
Retweeted by bess williamsonAlso repeated instances of critique of the canon/field as "blind."Of course #CAA2020 is always among the worst when it comes to access. I have yet to go to a non-disability themed p… https://t.co/zzPdzemZ9STwo of the three panels at #CAA2020 explicitly/solely focused on disability in the arts (one more research based, o… https://t.co/b5m0gtfho4 @jackiantonovich @asociologist Sarah Rose No Right to be Idle has a chapter on sheltered workshops in the progressively eraVery accessible read by @AlexReeveGivens on long-standing harms experienced by people with disabilities which are… https://t.co/kTlhA3sIJZ
Retweeted by bess williamsonFor maybe @anamarialeon and anyone else at #CAA2020 (maybe everyone knows? Who knows...) https://t.co/e1k3xf0gBg
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2/14
2020
On 2/27 we will host an author talk w design historian @besswww to discuss her new book #AccessibleAmerica. For a p… https://t.co/P9OdXQg78i
Retweeted by bess williamsonDisability Studies peeps: looking for pubs that deal specifically with anxiety. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
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2/13
2020
@AimiHamraie NOLA really makes Nashville look bland-- as the two cities in the US most likely to have live music @shannonmattern Still the same person who is basically just promoting her own book. @nicolebelolan @TheHagleyCenter All residents of the Garden State are heartily welcome
2/12
2020
DE/PA: I am speaking at @TheHagleyCenter on Thursday, Feb 27 about my book, Accessible America: A History of Disabi… https://t.co/GzSZSOeQqI @elizejackson project? experiment (I use that a lot in class, like let's try this experiment together)Is anyone (DS folks?) talking about the voice activated social media network on The Circle? Honestly I thought it w… https://t.co/dqPLgFHQU9
Retweeted by bess williamsonFound my 2004 pix of the last bits of the Englewood Concourse Mall, a legendary urban planning blunder from 1969 to… https://t.co/5Blyf8bkjz
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2/11
2020
@xotoa I actually remember this picture as the one @squintables showed me of her new paramour circa 2005. Does that track?I had an amazing experience helping out at this one-of-a-kind workshop at the Bartlett. https://t.co/cBDgeMWu4I
Retweeted by bess williamson🎉 I can announce this project now! I’m producing a new podcast about trans activist history for the University of M… https://t.co/xpUPAA9UgC
Retweeted by bess williamson @MelanieKiechle @jmjafrx original thread still has me scratching my head, tbh. All I heard about in grad school was… https://t.co/GbME2fbSb2
2/10
2020
@megankatenelson Hmm I disagree- being out and in the profession, teaching secondary sources to think about them mo… https://t.co/hXP2Lqm7Uy @ddbelsky Some people never miss an opportunity to tie their book to a current event. @ann_sussman @paulgoldberger @amandakhurley Even if this article were accurate or legit, you realize you are saying… https://t.co/v62NR0OtTITerrible architecture takes: a) Le Corbusier was autistic therefore [every stereotype] and b) all modernism is Le C… https://t.co/ajeh8k5FOg
2/9
2020
Interested in learning more about Disability History or incorporating it into your teaching? A good place to star… https://t.co/MSES5mdxiI
Retweeted by bess williamsonWhoa! I participated in an Al Raby Foundation panel in the auditorium of the IIT Tower at 35th and State. New knew… https://t.co/hEFCM4Q5N2
Retweeted by bess williamson @amandakhurley Put A Column On It
Retweeted by bess williamson @pomodrunkard @hadaly @s_sullivan @alicetiara @TJBreen You're one of like 2 lj friends I've never met
2/8
2020
@pandabrand parenting is one long, very weird learning experience @PennamitePLR that was my main thought - what about when there is a kid in the class who uses a walker? WTFWould love to see 100th day of school be about how cool older people are but that's not the overall sense I'm gettingHonestly the whole celebration is a little sketchy IMO but I am trying not to be Debbie downer. We introduced our k… https://t.co/nhd0uUqqqZPeople please stop sending your kids to "100th day of school" with a cane or walker. Those things aren't just for old people. @elizguffey @AAMers @artstuffmatters I'm a bit skeptical of claiming that this is inspired by the stoop since steps… https://t.co/CcYznJYW0L
2/7
2020
@DisabilityStor1 @LalitaKaplish @ExploreWellcome @TLSatchwill great artwork & great historical media interspersed!Part I of a series by @DisabilityStor1 (History of sci/med prof Aparna Nair), who of course selects amazing histori… https://t.co/fwBbWpf582 @dis_aspora @rsvelho @AimiHamraie @mitpress @UMinnPress @DukePress thanks for the Natural Reader tip. I've used a "… https://t.co/QHacrowsZM
2/6
2020
It always astounds me how frequently blockbuster exhibits don’t consider the artist as a potential visitor.… https://t.co/kb9xbcWhtL
Retweeted by bess williamsonWhat he does. Interfered w/my work, then let me (w/o tenure) go. Retaliated by lying when I took him to OIE.… https://t.co/bOh3vT6n7f
Retweeted by bess williamson @rsvelho @mitpress @UMinnPress @DukePress Oh totally. Great need for creative intervention. Our school estimates mo… https://t.co/clJbNYhj5DMeet Effie Lee Morris (2nd from left), the first black president of the National Braille Club. She was also the the… https://t.co/x4RW5mzS3m
Retweeted by bess williamsonUsing PowerPoint, artists ask how performative presentations shape our thinking. @shannonmattern on work by… https://t.co/xEChieAVhR
Retweeted by bess williamsonRe-upping this. If you would like to support actual Black authors writing about actual Black characters during Blac… https://t.co/GL8Q0riDyi
Retweeted by bess williamson @rsvelho @mitpress @UMinnPress @DukePress Many academic books are on the National Library for the Blind and BookSha… https://t.co/mS21HEFhNy @Retracharas May we all strive for that look @bgoldst @anamarialeon @hyde_timothy @amandakhurley Super interesting, thanks. I have also thought about how this s… https://t.co/38r5S0Bfsx @anamarialeon Have you ever read anything good about the return of the federal style in the 80s & Reagan era politi… https://t.co/rPQihyhkjiGot to admit I did not see this coming and I should have https://t.co/AMsH0HhgJf
2/5
2020
@smtology I like pocket casts @elizejackson Yes or neurodiversity story. Much as I hate google as a corp, their prediction tools already do a lot… https://t.co/Zrx9NyPEgQ
2/4
2020
@seanzdenek yikes, me neither. interesting to have an answer to this question that quite a few people have raised w/ Twitter.What kind of #CripRituals do you have in your life that help to deal with barriers and stigma? @criticaldesignl is… https://t.co/iN3iVQSG0K
Retweeted by bess williamson#Accessibility #DailyDose If world of Accessibility, Inclusive Design, Universal Design interests you, then read… https://t.co/4d04G88L39
Retweeted by bess williamsonDeaf Artist @chrisunkim signing America The Beautiful at the Super Bowl game. https://t.co/q1jSCOq1yC
Retweeted by bess williamsonNYC friends: I need a temporary PA for two days, roughly between 2/16-2/21 or 22. I pay fairly well. It does not ha… https://t.co/KsZlKlH6dZ
Retweeted by bess williamson @BrendanCormier Well done! Have fun"We can dream ourselves into freedom." - Vaimoana Niumeitolu 👑 Still beaming about all the love at the opening of… https://t.co/UZvgzj4aLx
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2/3
2020
@DisabilityHistr @jaivirdi @elizguffey Admittedly I use a very broad definition of design, but anything that sugges… https://t.co/w0Rf6OTj1EFYI if you wanna watch the full coverage of my signing. cc @NAD1880 https://t.co/gogFKk1UTe
Retweeted by bess williamson @RussellFlinchum This kind of reminds me of how a journalism professor once taught us that the term "armed gunman"… https://t.co/00etNi4bY0whoever got media to officially call them "gun rights activists"? Just a superb branding job. Personally I would've… https://t.co/ocSI7hfARo
Retweeted by bess williamson @Sierra_OffLine Why your book is so needed. Looking forward @miriamkp Did you ever get the metallic taste in your mouth? Happened post morning sickness, around the start of 2nd trimester for meIn 1967, Ebony magazine profiled Art Edgerton, a Toledo journalist who covered the March on Washington. Blind from… https://t.co/cmtjv4cDWj
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2/2
2020
Here are mine: -Pleasure Activism by @adriennemaree (essays & interviews) -Homie by @Danez_Smif (poetry) -Medical A… https://t.co/yPZlBF1wOy
Retweeted by bess williamsonRace After Technology, Captivating Technology - @ruha9 Distributed Blackness - @DocDre Bodyminds Reimagined -… https://t.co/uLLelksKvu
Retweeted by bess williamson @pandabrand TerrifyingWow wow wow (the quoted thread in here) https://t.co/EyRRS2UlmI
2/1
2020

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