Hey, that was a good read! I agree with everything the author said. What’s more, it speaks to my research, because I’ve done a fair deal of science mapping myself at the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center under Katy Börner. Great, I think, let’s take a look at the data they’re using, given Quartz’s mission statement about how they always use open data.
Benson’s statue made in her likeness was a post-internet response to the Louvre’s classical Grecian sculpture Sleeping Hermaphraditus. Like that ancient artwork, Huxtable’s naked pose reveals body parts of both sexes. However, Juliana updates the abashed Hermaphroditus with a futuristic metallic sheen, a “mudra” hand sign, and a bold gaze that challenges the viewer on ideas of femininity and representation.
Let’s start from the principle that hashtag usage is often a bid for attention – you want your content to be discoverable, for more people to see it (and hopefully like it). But visibly betraying a desire for attention is a sign of neediness – and neediness is low status (you are dependent on other people’s behaviour to define your self worth).