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October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008 in Troy New York


Posted by cat at 06:30 PM

October 24, 2008

BYO on Wednesday at the Carpenter Center


Thanks to all who came out to Harvard on Wednesday for a really interesting discussion at BYO at the Carpenter Center for Making Craft Matter: Feminism And Politics In Handmade Art. Here is a link to some the projects and books mentioned during our discussion:

Body Count Mittens link
Knitting Nation link
KnitKnit link
Cast Off link
knitPro link
Stitch for Senate link
Sweat Free Communities link
The Working World link
No Logo, by Naomi Klein link
No Idle Hands, by Anne L Macdonald link

Posted by cat at 08:26 AM

October 18, 2008

Nike Claims Wal-Mart Copied Shoes

Nike Inc. is suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc., alleging the retailer is selling shoes that step too closely on the sports brand's own patented technology and design.

In the complaint, filed in a federal district court in Chicago this week, the sportswear giant accused the world's largest retailer of offering "shoes having designs that are covered by the Nike design patents." Nike named two patents related to its popular "Shox" brand, Read More

Posted by cat at 07:06 PM

Act Now:
Tell Wal-Mart to Stop Using Sweatshops in Bangladesh

A recent Business Week.com story, "Wal-Mart Supplier Accused of Sweatshop Conditions," cites a new study by SweatFree Communities which reveals multiple labor violations at Wal-Mart supplier JMS Garments in Bangladesh. Among other violations cited, workers toil up to 19-hour shifts; are made to stand for hours as punishment for arriving late to work; and are frequently subjected to verbal abuse and beatings. These working conditions are unacceptable.

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Tell Wal-Mart to Stop Using Sweatshops in Bangladesh"

Posted by cat at 06:49 PM

October 17, 2008

4 New Titles on My Desktop


I just got these four new books about craft culture, some with activist or tech themes, some have a lil' bit about microRevolt. Two are from 2007:

1) Fashionable Technology:
The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science, and Technology
by Sabine Seymour
2) The Close-Knit Circle: American Knitters Today by Kerry Wills

!!!! and THESE are fresh off the press this season !!!!

3) Knitting for Good by Betsy Greer
4) Hand Made Nation by Levine and Heimerl

Posted by cat at 04:01 PM

October 04, 2008

A Weekend of Arts in Action


People local to New York City - I will be at The Change You Want to See Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn a week from today, Oct 11 from NOON-TWO as part of the event Vote Early Vote Often, A Weekend of Arts in Action.

The Change You Want to See Gallery is on 84 Havemeyer St, in Brooklyn.

This will begin with a brief overview of microRevolt projects and then a craft circle - so bring whatever you're working on!

Posted by cat at 04:50 PM

October 03, 2008

Signs of Change:
Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now



In Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera bring to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice. Curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee as part of Exit Art's Curatorial Incubator, this important and timely exhibition surveys the creative work of dozens of international social movements. Read More

Posted by cat at 11:34 PM

Estimados Amigos del Proyecto MAQUIAPOLIS:

A new resource from the MAQUILAPOLIS project.

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Posted by cat at 11:14 PM