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      Today Google celebrates Shakuntala Devi’s 84th birthday.  She was popularly known as the “Human Computer”, was a child prodigy, and mental calculator. She passed away on April 21 2013, she was 83 years old. Her achievements include:

      • In 1977 in the USA she competed with a computer to see who could calculate the cube root of 188,132,517 faster (she won). That same year, at the Southern Methodist University she was asked to give the 23rd root of a 201-digit number; she answered in 50 seconds. Her answer—546,372,891—was confirmed by calculations done at the U.S. Bureau of Standards by the Univac 1101 computer, for which a special program had to be written to perform such a large calculation.
      • On June 18, 1980, she demonstrated the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 picked at random by the Computer Department of Imperial College, London. She correctly answered 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730 in 28 seconds. This event is mentioned in the 1982 Guinness Book of Records.

      Happy birthday Shakuntala!

      As if that wasn’t awesome enough, she also (in 1977) wrote The World of Homosexuals, the first study of homosexuality in India.  The book, considered “pioneering”, features interviews with two young Indian homosexual men, a male couple in Canada seeking legal marriage, a temple priest who explains his views on homosexuality, and a review of the existing literature on homosexuality.  It ends with a call for decriminalising homosexuality, and “full and complete acceptance — not tolerance and not sympathy.”

      The book was largely ignored because she was famous for her mathematical wizardry, so nothing of substantial import in the field of homosexuality was expected from her. Also the cultural situation in India was inhospitable for an open and elaborate discussion on this issue.


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Call for Issue_06: Queer Nerds Visualized

Call for Submissions for Issue_06: The End Game of Queer Nerds – Visualized

FAQNP – (FAQNP’s A Queer Nerd Publication)
- a non-ironic occasional publication for queer nerds and their admirers

FAQNP is a magazine about and for queer nerds who feel outside the mainstreaming of queer culture. The publication covers the ordinary lives and interests of queers, because the ordinary is often quite interesting. Life is full of interesting people, things, and ideas, yet we are at times perplexed and left out by the tepid discussion and outlets of queer culture.

The theme of the sixth issue is The End Game of Queer Nerds – Visualized. We’re seeking primarily visual (photography, illustration, graphic + information design) works, which explore the crash course of queer and nerd culture and the mainstream. Text submissions will be accepted as well, but should have a visual component to it. We take a broad approach to the topic, so just make it fun, smart, and nerdy. Still questioning, or curious? Just ask.

On a more pedantic note on submissions, since this is self-funded project, we can’t pay for your words or art. We hope that we will able to afford that one day. You’ll also have to give us permission to use your submission as we see fit. (We promise to be gentle.) However, we can offer you, an outlet for your ideas, a couple of free issues, and our gratitude. Images and visuals are great too, just make sure that you take them, and/or have the rights for their publication.

Please send submissions to: submissions@faqnp.com We would love to hear from you.

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Issue_05: The Education of the Queer Nerd is here.

Thanks to everyone who braved the cold and stopped by the release party hosted by the fine folks at the Bureau. They extended their pop-up store through February, so please stop by if you haven’t already. For those who aren’t in NYC, you can purchase it through our online store, and we’re also rolling it out to other store.

Thank you.

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Event: Release Party for Issue_05: The Education of the Queer Nerd at the Bureau

FAQNP Issue 05 Teaser Image

The release of FAQNP Issue_05: The Education of the Queer Nerd is *next week* on Wednesday January 23, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Bureau of General Services – Queer Division.

The Bureau is located at:
27 Orchard Street (between Canal and Hester), New York, NY 10002

Please join us.

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Call for FAQNP Issue_05: The Education of the Queer Nerd

Hello Queer Nerds and friends,

Things are rolling at FAQNP, as we’re recovering from the launch of Issue_04: Science Fiction & Fantasy.
Of course, we’re not done yet, and ready to dive into Issue_05 on education, just in time for summer vacation.

Call for Submissions for Issue_05: The Education of the Queer Nerd
FAQNP – (FAQNP‘s A Queer Nerd Publication)
- a non-ironic occasional publication for queer nerds and their admirers

FAQNP is a magazine about and for queer nerds who feel outside the mainstreaming of queer culture. The publication covers the ordinary lives and interests of queers, because the ordinary is often quite interesting. Life is full of interesting people, things, and ideas, yet we are at times perplexed and left out by the tepid discussion and outlets of queer culture. The theme of the fifth issue is education. We’re seeking photos and short essays (500 – 1000 words) your thoughts and experience about not only school, but education and learning as well. Teachers, educators, and librarians are especially encourage to submit.
We take a broad approach to the topic, just make it fun, smart, and nerdy.

A more pedantic note on submissions, since this is self-funded project, we can’t pay for your words or art work. We hope that we will able to afford that one day. Submissions need to be original and unpublished. You’ll also have to give us permission to use your submission as we see fit. (We promise to be gentle.)
However, we can offer you, an outlet for your ideas, a couple of free issues, and our gratitude. Photos are great too, just make sure that you take them, and/or have the rights for their publication.

Please send submissions to:  submissions at faqnp dot com

Due September 1, 2012.
We would love to hear from you.

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FAQNP abroad

Magazine Library 10, Tokyo, Japan.

Facing Pages 2012, Arnhem, The Netherlands


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Event: Thursday April 5, Issue_04 Launch at Printed Matter

Please join us at Printed Matter to launch FAQNP Issue_04: Science Fiction & Fantasy.

6pm – 8pm Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Printed Matter
195 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10011
(between 21st St. and 22nd St.)

We hope you can stop by, pick up an issue, and support Printed Matter.

 

 

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FAQNP Issue 04: Science Fiction & Fantasy is here!

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Poll: What is your favorite Tilda Swinton science fiction role?

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Millennium Magazines + FAQNP

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Little Joe Magazine

FAQNP is excited to be part of the Millennium Magazines exhibit put on by MoMA Library. We’re among some of our favorite magazines, like K48, Little Joe, and mono.kultur, as well as newly discovered gems like metrodome and the plant journal.

The show runs from February 20 to May 14, 2012, and it located in the Mezzanine of The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building.

We’re also working on the finishing touches of Issue 04: Science Fiction & Fantasy. Check out this space or our Facebook page for updates.

 

 

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