July 26th, 2014: We completed the Swanlights series at Teatro Real in Madrid, the final installation of this piece. Thank you to all the artists and symphonies around the world that have helped to develop this piece and give it such a joyful life.
Well, after the student has learned the sex of a great number of nouns, he is still in a difficulty, because he finds it impossible to persuade his tongue to refer to things as " he " and " she ," and " him " and " her ," which it has been always accustomed to refer to it as " it ." When he even frames a German sentence in his mind, with the hims and hers in the right places, and then works up his courage to the utterance-point, it is no use -- the moment he begins to speak his tongue flies the track and all those labored males and females come out as " it s." And even when he is reading German to himself, he always calls those things " it ," where as he ought to read in this way:
COURTESY PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS/CHARLES BREGLER’S THOMAS EAKINS COLLECTION, PURCHASED WITH THE PARTIAL SUPPORT OF THE PEW MEMORIAL TRUST
The landmarks used are shown in Fig. 2. If a point approximately homologous to a landmark on Marquardt’s mask lay along a curve, making it difficult to pinpoint, then the y coordinate was defined at the point of intersection of surface tangents corresponding to the angular outline of Marquardt’s mask. A better method exists , but because few such semi-landmarks exist, this article is well served by the aforementioned approximation. The choice of the landmarks is based on a need to focus on masculinity-femininity and the limitations of a paper by Hennessy et al. .