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.
This article presents conceptual considerations on the classification of TV series and movies according to their political references and introduces an empirical approach for measuring the constituent features. We argue […] Mon, May 25, 2015 SFsthetik – Art-Media-Technology-Culture – News Feed from San Francisco
This paper discusses the potential for promoting cyber-democracy through interactivity on news websites. The paper views interactivity and cyber-democracy on the online arena as central to free expression. The paper […] Wed, Apr 29, 2015 SFsthetik – Art-Media-Technology-Culture – News Feed from San Francisco
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by By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Is the US planning the occupation of Syria by training an unconventional insurgent invasion force?
Think regime change in Syria is off […] Fri, Mar 06, 2015 SFsthetik – Art-Media-Technology-Culture – News Feed from San Francisco
Vanessa Marsh’s “Mountain 4″ from her series “Falling”
Bay Area artist and photographer Vanessa Marsh’s photographs, currently on display at San Francisco’s Dolby Chadwick Gallery till February 28, are dream-like in […] Mon, Feb 23, 2015 SFsthetik – Art-Media-Technology-Culture – News Feed from San Francisco
Tech and Philanthropy – Mobile Apps for Non-Profits The SFTech4Good group and it’s sponsor TechSoup is putting on two events involving tech and philanthropy and mobile apps for Nonprofits and social benefit organizations. There is good work being done to involve technologies
Lisa Kairos “Peripheral Views”, September 115, 2015 Solo Show at Hang Gallery 567 Sutter St., second floor, San Francisco Instagram @lkairos website: lisakairos.com September 4th, 2015 by Mark Gould I’m always fascinated about how artists are so willing, sometimes hunger
Review of Re-collection. Art, New Media, and Social Memory by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2014 Annet Dekker, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam Republished from Computational Culture, a journal of software studies Re-collection. Art, New Media, and Social Memory by