On Saturday 17 September, many of us watched in awe as 5,000 Americans descended on to the financial district of lower Manhattan, waved signs, unfurled banners, beat drums, chanted slogans and proceeded to walk towards the “financial Gomorrah” of the nation. They vowed to “occupy Wall Street” and to “bring justice to the bankers”, but the New York police thwarted their efforts temporarily, locking down the symbolic street with barricades and checkpoints.
Spain and floated as a concept by a double-page poster in the 97th issue of Adbusters magazine, but it was spearheaded, orchestrated and accomplished by independent activists. It all started when Adbusters asked its network of culture jammers to flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens and peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. The idea caught on immediately on social networks and unaffiliated activists seized the meme and built an open-source organising site. A few days later, a general assembly was held in New York City and 150 people showed up. These activists became the core organisers of the occupation. The mystique of Anonymous pushed the meme into the mainstream media. Their video communique endorsing the action garnered 100,000 views and a warning from the Department of Homeland Security addressed to the nation’s bankers. When, in August, the indignados of Spain sent word that they would be holding a solidarity event in Madrid’s financial district, activists in Milan, Valencia, London, Lisbon, Athens, San Francisco, Madison, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Israel and beyond vowed to do the same.
Join us for the 23rd annual Noise Pop Festival. From February 20 - March 1, the San Francisco Bay Area will be inundated with the best independent music, films, and […] Fri, Feb 20, 2015 SFsthetik – Art-Media-Technology-Culture – News Feed from San Francisco
"Digital art has been around since the 1950s," claims writer and curator Conrad Bodman. "But not many museums and galleries have focused on it as a serious subject matter."
"In the […] Wed, Feb 18, 2015 SFsthetik – Art-Media-Technology-Culture – News Feed from San Francisco
By STEVE LOHRFEB. 2, 2015
How Net Neutrality Works
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David Mitchell: Boundaries January 29, 2015 – March 12, 2015 2120 Union Street (between Webster & Fillmore) San Francisco, CA 94123 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29, 6:00–8:00 pm Boundaries marks David Mitchell’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast, featuring non-objective photographs
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Our expansion originated with the vision of increasing the museum’s capacity to share art with the many communities it serves, including the vital creative community itself. In 2016 and beyond, new programs and initiatives will ensure that artists will
Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press is celebrated by an array of public programs at the National Gallery of Art, including lectures, a concert, gallery talks, and a variety of offerings in the Gallery Shops. All programs
Here are a few samples of the wonderful collage work of Eugenia Loli, whose work I came across on her Tumblr and then on her Flickr page. Loli spent time working in the technology sector, (yes I can relate to