Archive | March, 2012

Event: The Kitchen Salon at Trade School New York, April 6, Friday + Dance Party Tonight (March 30)

Apr 6, 2012 Friday The Kitchen Salon 12:00pm to 1:30pm Cuchifritos 120 Essex Street New York Do you want outstanding hair without an outrageous price? Want to be able to pronounce all of the ingredients listed on your hair and body products? Then perhaps you should consider starting your own DIY kitchen salon. What started […]

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Rapid Protyping

I’m doing a bunch of research at work on software development models, and I came across this, which resonated on a few levels. “Lean startup” is a term coined and trade marked by Eric Ries. His method advocates the creation of rapid prototypes designed to test market assumptions, and uses customer feedback to evolve them much […]

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Brecht in Zuccotti Park

A media studies instructor at Queens College along with a troupe of performers from the Occupy Wall Street performance committee are occupying Zuccotti Park for a few mornings with a staging of Brecht’s Days of the Commune. Details on wsj.com The small crowd of about a dozen men and women — plus one accordionist — […]

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Government Free VJJ

This is particularly for Kelly, Miranda and Lauren, but I wanted be sure to share the humorous “Snatchel Project” with everyone: From their website (http://www.governmentfreevjj.com/): Let’s make a uterus or VJJ for each male rep in congress!  If they have their own, they can leave ours alone! Follow these simple steps: Knit or crochet a […]

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Participatory Radio

The podcast 99% Invisible aired this piece about Max Newhouse’s 2 crow sourced soundscapes broadcast on NPR in the 1970s and the 2000s. I thought of our sound week, and wondered what we would have talked about as a class if we looked at using this art practice as a tactical design practice. The podcast […]

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john hulsey’s 72 hours

mentioned in Chris’s presentation

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Environmental activism / intervention in Toronto

I came across Sean Martindale’s project, which reflect what Gina Badger discussed in her article, “Digging, Sowing, Tending, Harvesting (Making War-Fair).  In her article Badger wrote that one of issues for many green guerrillas is the use of public space and that, (sometimes) “their worse offense is tending otherwise forsaken properties without permission.” Badger quotes […]

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Testing “Radical Questions” on campus

After our feedback session, Unathi and I, we decided to collaborate on the research part of our projects. This week, we conducted some informal video interviews on campus asking questions related to beauty and gender-power structures.  Next week, we’re planning to go to several beauty salons, where Unathi shot last week, and conduct “invisible theatre” […]

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Hanns Eisler Nail Salon : Gallery/Nail Salon/Solidarity Center

Thanks to a friend, I found about this great project by artists Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly by which they aim “to support discipline-defying, frontier-crossing projects in the performing and visual arts.” They are inviting artists for their “Alternative Pedagogy and Left Daycare: Part-Time Opportunities for Artists” project, for which visiting artists work as manicurists, […]

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:: fmly fest :: open invitation ::

FMLY FEST In an dark sea of overstimulation, class oppression, corporate greed, recuperation, private public space, and mediation of relevancy, it’s a huge reason to celebrate when you happen to come across distinct communities that understand the importance of independent, collaborative action absent of monetary and authoritative structures. It is these participatory structures that will, […]

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Event: Illocutions

Illocutions: A Cabaret of Radical Performative Poetries With reading/performances by Lee Ann Brown Tracie Morris Tomas Urayan Noel Eugene Ostashevsky Poets of the #OWS Poetry Anthology and Robert Kocik, Daria Fain and The Phoneme Choir and the NYC premiere of Great Small Works’ Toy Theater of Terror as Usual, Episode 13: Whistles & Leaks Curated […]

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Counter-Mapping Israel-Palestine

Wednesday, March 28th, 12:00pm Exploring Innovative Transitions: Miska Einat Manoff The James Gallery The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave btwn 34th & 35th Free and open to the public How might the method of counter-mapping, which diffuses the distinction between “researcher” and “subject,” help envision a community of shared common space? Join Einat Manoff (Environmental […]

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Historical Markers for New Civic Narratives

After my presentation last week, I was at something of a loss for where to go next. Reviewing the notes that were left in the collaborative Google doc, I saw RepoHistory’s Lower Manhattan Sign Project. This and the Queer Spaces signage they created reminded me of faux-historical markers I had seen online some time ago […]

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A great website: Rebel Art

Have any of you guys seen this? http://www.rebelart.net It’s a blog that collects examples of site specific art. Caroline’s swing is in there, which is how I found the  site. The blogger’s selections are excellent!

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Revised Proposal – Á La Carte

Aaron Dahlstrom María González Jimena Zuluaga After reviewing the feedback from last Tuesday’s class, María, Jimena and I have made several changes to our game design. Instead of the goal being to create a meal, now the goal is to stock your refrigerator. We feel that this change removes some of the stigma around what […]

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Event: OWS Share Day

How can a social movement be preserved and represented through archives? What are creative waysarchives can be utilized now and in the future through digital technologies? Since September 17th 2011, protesters with Occupy Wall Street have raised their voices in public spaces across the country and taken it to the streets as well as online […]

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Reading: Gregory Sholette “Dark Matter”

Saturday, April 14th @ 7PM – Free BLUESTOCKINGS 172 Allen Street @ Stanton (in the Lower East Side) Join artist, political activist, and local author Gregory Sholette as he discusses the subversive art world in the context of his recently published book, “Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture.” Sholette shows […]

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#occupyPOPS – twitter bot coordinated public space occupy events

Robots have been firm supporters of the Occupy movement, taking up protest signs where human arms grew weary. Mechanical automation does not need to be the exclusive domain of the physical. Indeed, drawing attention to those public spaces that activist automatons occupied last year is really a job for online automation. Introducing @OccupyPOPS, a Twitter […]

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A La Carte: A Board-Game Project

By: Aaron, María, Jimena

With this project we want to address the information gap between large groups of ordinary people and their food. We chose this topic because in recent decades there has been a raised awareness around what we eat and how our food is produced.

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OralLore

Hey everybody, this is basically the post I put on my blog about my project – I should have posted it here earlier, apologies. Fostering New Civic Narratives Through Intervention in New Haven This project is designed to address and confront dominant narratives which construct the public consciousness of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. […]

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