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December 23, 2010

Education strikes abroad


When I went to Goldsmiths College as an art student on exchange in the wake of YBAs in the late 90s, my British peers mocked Americans for paying such costly college tuition fees. I stumbled on this site about students overtaking the library on campus and this week got a link to a 15 year old Brit talking about youth activism.

Posted by cat at 03:46 PM

Taking Liberties Report


The struggle for a decent life for garment workers in India goes far deeper than the problem of poverty wages, a new report by Labour Behind the Label and War on Want reveals. Link

Posted by cat at 03:37 PM

December 09, 2010

peter + christopher make available


Just in time for 2011, we're celebrating the birth of CARTUNE XPREZ 2010 the DVD! Its been 2 years in the making and got filled up with more animations than ever: work by Jacob Ciocci, Amy Lockhart, Marc Bell, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Clare Rojas, James Duesing, David Daniels, Billy Grant, Sebastian Buerkner, Barry Doupe, Seth Scriver, Christine Gensheimer, Brandon Blommaert, Rimas Sakalauskas, Hooliganship, Taras Hrabowsky, Yoshi Sodeoka, Philippe Blanchard, and Luke Painter. We posted details here, including video links and a play-by-play breakdown of the disc. Purchase it on their site

Posted by cat at 02:45 PM

December 08, 2010

Analyzing Literature by Words and Numbers

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December 06, 2010

Tonight @ The Upgrade Boston
Caitlin Berrigan

DATE: December 7, 2010
TIME: 7:00-9:00 pm
VENUE: MIT Media Lab (E14)
6th Floor Room 633
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Caitlin Berrigan is an artist who works at the intersection of performance, edible sculpture, participatory actions and the life sciences to initiate dialogue about biopolitics and culture. Tactics of delicate provocation spark dissonance in the audience’s visceral and cognitive experience of her work, favoring multivalent readings and responses. In producing anxiety and revealing layers of ambiguous emotions, her artwork opens a space of potential to confront uncertainty within the context of social issues.

Posted by cat at 01:05 PM

Signs of Change
A holiday shopping winner!


Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, a visual introduction to the past 50 years of social movements from around the globe, edited by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee. The Yes Men say: "If you care about social change, this may well be the most important 'art history' book that you will ever read."

Posted by cat at 12:54 PM