Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Bombing Modernism: Graffiti and its relationship to the (built) environment
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Planned downtime Dec 1
Network maintenance will probably make Art Crimes unavailable for about 4 hours early on December 1. This downtime will probably delay the December update by a few hours. Don't panic! ;^)
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Slick/Dissizit in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles - time-lapse video
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Ket speaks to Urb about his trial and tribulations
In part one "The Taking of Alan Ket," an interview by Michael Vazquez of URB magazine, graffiti veteran Ket discusses the nature of his prosecution; his regrets about storing and jeopardizing archives; the silence regarding his case from international museums and art organizations. In part two, he discusses the responses he'd received online about his case; his work with companies who have not taken an interest in graffiti prosecution despite their use of the aesthetic vernacular which is honed in the streets; his own hard lessons learned; the logical extension of what his prosecution means to others the world over. In part three he discusses his life-long immersion in graffiti culture, and the artists who meant the most to him when he was young.
You can comment on this at URB at the link above.
Ecko gained everything from Ket and the other graffiti artists that have made that company what it is today. Ket made their graffiti game happen. Ket was arrested because of fighting city hall for Ecko's NYC event. Where was Ecko when Ket needed help? Where is Ecko now that the NYC PD won't give the graffiti archives back to Ket? Time to stop supporting corporations that just want our money. Marc Ecko needs to put his money where his mouth is.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Those other writers and their beef -- let's hear it for the WGA
Monday, November 12, 2007
One Laptop Per Child - give one get one [extended]
This amazing program allows you to have a $200 charitable contribution while you help 2 kids. Right now only people in the USA and Canada can participate in the give one get one program. See their site for where the donated laptops go. If you work for a big company they might also match your contribution, so ask at work to see if you can double the goodness.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Google Sketchup (free 3D drawing program) has a get-started book now
Play game to feed the hungry: Free Rice
Friday, November 09, 2007
New shoes by Persue
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Mark Klein vs Big Brother
* US spooks tap the net illegally (not just tapping terrorists, they hoover as much as they can get of everybody's business into storage)
* Mark Klein blows the whistle
* Telecoms want immunity from prosecution
* Congress, White House, (spooks), and newspapers want the story to go away
If only the truth would set us free...
Meanwhile, there's no reason to think the tapping has stopped.
Every time you talk about bombing trains in email or in a forum, think of the fascinated audience you'll have.
Thanks, Mark! This is what heroes do.
If only we had people like him in office instead.