Author: Courtney

Courtney is a theoretical physics student at Imperial College London, broadly identifying as cisfemale, panromantic, asexual and atheist. She lives with mental illness (worst room-mate ever) and hopes to help break down the stigma attached to admitting that. Her hobbies include campaigning, internetting and spectacularly failing to defy any stereotypes regarding British people and tea. She also identifies as an X-Phile/Browncoat/Whovian, which are clearly the most important things.
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AI: New Words

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In Afternoon Inqueery
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On January 10, 2013
Alan Turing Year is now over, but his name still crops up time and time again – and it might be set to become even more common. Inspired by an anecdote told by Christos Papadimitriou, Alan Knuth recently suggested that the verb “to ture” should mean “to use the internet”, as “the English language currently […]
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Fellow Queereka contributor Yessenia recently shared this article about Jada Pinkett Smith’s response to the criticism she’s faced for “allowing” her daughter Willow to shave her head. It’s well worth a read, the stand-out quote being “Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little […]
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AI: Art For Equality

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In Afternoon Inqueery
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On November 8, 2012
Last Sunday I went to see a reading of a play at the Old Vic Theatre called “Just Me, You and the Silence” courtesy of All Out. It’s set in Uganda in 2009 and follows a politician as he tries to put an anti-gay bill into law, examining the thought processes of the people supporting […]
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