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.
(Nairobi) – The Ethiopian government’s systematic repression of independent media has created a bleak landscape for free expression ahead of the May 2015 general elections, Human Rights Watch said in […] Thu, Jan 29, 2015 SFsthetik Recommended Reading
Tim Chester - Mashable - January 27, 2015
LONDON — A group of cartoonists are creating a special book as a tribute to the Charlie Hebdo victims and a celebration of free speech.
English […] Thu, Jan 29, 2015 SFsthetik Recommended Reading
Published on Jan 26, 2015 KPCB Design Partner John Maeda hosted a conversation on design, technology and leadership with four visionary leaders in the design industry at Ammunition’s offices in […] Thu, Jan 29, 2015 SFsthetik Recommended Reading
When Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund dropped a fat bag of cash into cannabis private equity firm Privateer Holdings, the whole marijuana industry exhaled a puff of excitement and hope. Finally, […] Thu, Jan 29, 2015 SFsthetik Recommended Reading
Apple now holds the world record in corporate profitability.
On Tuesday, the iPhone maker reported December quarter earnings of $18 billion, or $3.06 a share, up from $13.1 billion, or $2.07 […] Thu, Jan 29, 2015 SFsthetik Recommended Reading
by Benjamin Sutton on January 28, 2015 - Hyperallergic
“You wanna be radical? This is the radical store for you,” says Phil (Fred Armisen) of Shocking Art Supplies in a skit from a new […] Thu, Jan 29, 2015 SFsthetik Recommended Reading
Lands End, at the northwestern tip of San Francisco, is the antithesis of the typical experience here. No cable cars, crowded streets or souvenir tchotchkes.
Link: San Francisco's Lands End is […] Sun, Jan 18, 2015 SFsthetik – Art-Media-Technology-Culture – News Feed from San Francisco
Seven installations by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei sprout amid the rusting steel bars, broken windows and peeling paint of a cellblock, a dining hall, hospital ward, and a forced […] Sun, Jan 18, 2015 SFsthetik – Art-Media-Technology-Culture – News Feed from San Francisco
Jay DeFeo's The Rose
Behind the Pages explores some of our favourite features and fashion shoots in AnOther Magazine and Another Man— January 13, 2015 —
When Jay DeFeo's monumental painting The Rose was fork-lifted […] Sun, Jan 18, 2015 SFsthetik – Art-Media-Technology-Culture – News Feed from San Francisco
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
Artists File Lawsuit For Publishing Images of Their Murals, ““San Francisco Feels Like The Center Of The World,” And 4K HD Art Frames From Depict Artists Fight Commercialization of Their Murals in San Francisco published at Courthouse News SAN JOSE (CN)
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