Josie Thaddeus-Johns

Josie Thaddeus-Johns

I'm a writer.

Art, culture, music, tech, essays. Feminism and LGBT stuff. Berlin-based.

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Beyond Big Brother: Are we paranoid enough about the reality of ...

Reacting to the invasion of privacy encroaching on everyday life, CO Berlin’s Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography poses some crucial questions

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Photos from the Debaucherous, Alternative Gala Protesting Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump was visiting Berlin for a women's rights summit, and she didn't just get booed inside the conference hall. We joined protesters as they held their own anti-Ivanka soirée.

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Meet the first humans to sense where north is

A small silicone gadget attached to the chest gives its wearer the ability to sense which direction they face. Could it prompt a ‘cyborg’ evolution in human ability?

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Kirsten Stolle Edits Vintage Monsanto Ads to Show the Company's Dicey Past

These collages made from vintage chemical ads are not what they seem.

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We Asked This Artist Why He's Trapping Himself in a 13-Ton Boulder For a Week

Abraham Poincheval will remain inside a human-shaped cavity for seven days straight.

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This 'GTA V' Short About Friendship Premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival - Motherboard

A chat with the director of 'Martin Pleure,' a short movie made with 'Grand Theft Auto V.'

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The Guardian

Tokyo's coolest neighbourhood: Kōenji | Travel | The Guardian

Stay in an art hotel, see live music, shop for vintage clothes … the leftfield community of Kōenji in the Tokyo suburbs is home to an expanding creative scene

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In Poland, the Art of Confession Gets Personal

Artists use their own stories to create more universal visibility in 'Ministry of Internal Affairs. Intimacy as Text.'

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The Creators Project

Meet the People Living as "Muxe," Mexico’s Third Gender

Filmmaker Ivan Olita documents the non-binary gender norms in of the rural community of Juchitan.

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CTM 2017 review: Borderless approaches in a segregated world

The sprawling programme of installations, club nights and specially commissioned shows prides itself on bridging the gaps between wildly experimental, global scenes.

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Aesthetic: Yves Tumor

Clothes, whether borrowed or bought, play a big part in Yves Tumor’s life.

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The Creators Project

Want to Own an Emoji? Come to This South Korean Pop-Up

Where do we sign up for the clapping hands emoji?

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The Creators Project

Cheeky, Chubby Lolita Paintings Give a Feminine Facelift to Abstract Expressionism

Rita Ackermann takes on Franz Kline in her newest show for Hauser & Wirth.

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Josh, the Awkward Kisser from 'Love at First Kiss,' Actually Had a Good 2016

This fall, the internet fell in love at first meme with the 27-year-old, never-been-kissed breakout star of TLC's most uncomfortable reality show.

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The Creators Project

Meet the Women Fighting for America's First Women's History Museum

'Bout time! Only 8% of historic landmarks in Washington, DC explicitly honor women.