Subframe Season 1, Episode 2 - Gender Armageddon

Kip Reinsmith hosts this episode and shares his unique perspective on gender as a transman in modern day America.

In this episode* of Subframe, we explore gender roles at the Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) and specifically the shifting role of women around the time of the fair in 1915. We interview Sarah J. Moore, author of Empire on Display: San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 who talks us through the iconic and gendered imagery of the fair. She delves into how technology was central in shaping perceptions of gender.

We also speak with Abigail Markwyn, author of Empress San Francisco: The Pacific Rim, the Great West, and California at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and hear about the ways in which the women involved in PPIE used their limited powers to create actual movement and change for women & women's rights vis a vis the Women’s Board, as well as the fair’s YWCA. Markwyn explains the implications that the women’s suffrage movement had on people of different racial backgrounds.

*If you haven't listened to Episode 0 or Episode 1 of Subframe, we recommend you go back and start from the beginning to set the mood and to learn a little bit more about the Panama Pacific International Exposition before diving into this episode.

Written & Produced by Kip Reinsmith

Sound Design and Production Support: Tony Gannon

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Subframe Season 1, Episode 5 - Seeing Sound: Ishi & IRENE

This episode features artist Ben Wood and physicist Carl Haber discussing their respective approaches to cultural preservation. Ben Wood is an installation artist who took an interest in presenting early recordings of Ishi, who is known as the last of his tribe. Early recordings such as these, held in the collection of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, pose a problem in that they are in a state of decay that does not allow them to be played back. Enter the work of Carl Haber, whose research as a particle physicist led him to see that we could create a scanner powerful enough to visualize and playback these decaying recordings.

Written, Produced & Hosted by Kip Reinsmith

Sound Design and Production Support: Tony Gannon

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