notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-01-12

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photo 21:47:45
Street View: NO BORDERS protest, Colnbrook Immigration Centre, September 2012 (by stml)

Street View: NO BORDERS protest, Colnbrook Immigration Centre, September 2012 (by stml)

2013-05-03

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photo 17:54:53
c86 via ASX:

Don McCullin - Protester, Cuban missile crisis, Whitehall, London 1962

c86 via ASX:

Don McCullin - Protester, Cuban missile crisis, Whitehall, London 1962

2013-04-09

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photos 15:00:05

Five years ago today, Flickr announced its video feature. Some users weren’t happy.

(I’m actually kind of happy I made these posts now, as they’ve all been taken down. One of the users has now left Flickr entirely. I’ve been through Flickr so I know that users own their images, but on the other hand I like that these otherwise ephemeral protests escaped their creators clutches.)

2012-03-09

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"GOD HATES GAME DESIGNERS" and "THOU SHALT NOT MONETIZE THY NEIGHBOR", seen outside the Game Developer Conference, San Francisco. via Jack Murphy; photographer unknown.

"GOD HATES GAME DESIGNERS" and "THOU SHALT NOT MONETIZE THY NEIGHBOR", seen outside the Game Developer Conference, San Francisco. via Jack Murphy; photographer unknown.

2012-03-05

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photo 23:31:05
English Heritage Image Explorer:

Graffitti on a wall in French Ordinary Court, beneath Fenchurch Street Station.

English Heritage Image Explorer:

Graffitti on a wall in French Ordinary Court, beneath Fenchurch Street Station.

2012-01-05

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quote 21:54:05
“ In Britain, the Blair government’s policy of getting half of all school-leavers into higher education meant that, when it broke out, student discontent would penetrate into hundreds of thousands of family homes. ”
Paul Mason, in an extract from his new book, Global unrest: how the revolution went viral in The Guardian.

2011-12-06

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photo 21:48:11

2011-11-07

2011-05-26

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“ Perhaps graphics were a device that the [protesting UCL] students didn’t need. With Twitter and Facebook and mobile phones to hand, the poster is a less exponential way of mobilising support. Which also suggests that protest today relies more on the telegraphic soundbite than the graphic image – an ironic conclusion given that ours is an age in thrall to pictures. ”
Justin McGuirk, in a Guardian article about a book of the 1968 Paris protest imagery. (via mondoagogo's starred Instapaper items.)

2011-01-20

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photo 16:07:12
Polaris, by David Mach. This sculpture, made of roughly six thousand car tyres, was exhibited outside the Royal Festival Hall in London in 1983.
Intended as a protest against the nuclear arms race (and Britain’s participation in it), the sculpture itself became controversial. As Wikipedia relates, a member of the public attempted to burn it, but “got caught in the flames himself and suffered fatal burns”.
(via Damien Hirst’s Top 5 Art Moments, via Michelle Kasprzak.) 

Polaris, by David Mach. This sculpture, made of roughly six thousand car tyres, was exhibited outside the Royal Festival Hall in London in 1983.

Intended as a protest against the nuclear arms race (and Britain’s participation in it), the sculpture itself became controversial. As Wikipedia relates, a member of the public attempted to burn it, but “got caught in the flames himself and suffered fatal burns”.

(via Damien Hirst’s Top 5 Art Moments, via Michelle Kasprzak.) 

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