Posts Tagged ‘Culture Jamming’

Almost March and no posts for the new year. I have felt eyes upon all corners of my privacy so haven’t felt too inspired to spend time staring at a screen and writing. I don’t know what think. My mind is blown. I have become introverted. I deleted email accounts. Changed passwords (so many hacked bank and store sites). Have a 2D avatar. If anything, stencils. Meeting up with friends has become important.

With gentrification comes cameras. Cameras on MUNI buses (at least 4, one pointing out the windshield, with one purpose: get evidence and write tickets for cars that park in bus stops). Cameras on bikes (thanks GoPro). Cameras on sidewalks in front of condos, and people constantly staring at cameras -er – cell phones.

The eye stares far and wide!

I am currently reading Glenn Greenwald’s “No Place to Hide” and the book’s statements make me furious. It’s a hard book to read. Fucking NSA! I never thought I’d feel a generation gap, but I feel one now. The Gen Web young adults have a very different idea of what privacy is. And I guess I like to keep it old school, i.e., “butt out of my private life.” (more…)

Old School pic of Frank “12 Galaxies” Chu.

Leon lookin’ mean at Cell.

Ooooh…. 2004. Blogs were exploding. Flash drives were a rarity. Bush’s wars drug on. And good ole’ Happy Feet was on the webstreams. With the recent backing up and rooting around the site, I realized that I still keep a copy of the old version of this site (I call it 2.0) up and running. That’s Jacqueie Ben-Eliezer in the masthead (RIP), Frank “12 Galaxies” Chu with the sign, and Mr. Leon Rosen looking all mean with the sticky note (that says “Leon has a posse”). There’s also my fun “@bomb” favicon, the secret <3 (did emoticons exist in ’04?) link on the masthead, and links to all the other pages I had running at the time. Once blog tech got easy to install and use, I basically took the same themes and used them as categories on this version (WP v3.0). Guess this is my #TBT post a day late….

Thanks to Soft Zulah for creating a quick, fun, and compelling flyer/poster image for the upcoming poster exhibit at CELLspace.

Go HERE to read all about the show.

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Yes Men Fix Chevron Video

Author: Russell

Here’s a great video of an action that I helped organize on Sunday, starring some odd characters (go here for more pics and links and fun)….

The YES MEN and GLOBAL EXCHANGE

present a Special Screening of

The Yes Men Fix the World

on its San Francisco debut weekend with Yes Man, Andy Bichlbaum & Global Exchange’s Chevron Program Director, Antonia Juhasz

November 1, 2009
5pm
The Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, SF

Question and Answer Discussion following the film with Andy Bichlbaum and Antonia Juhasz

Protest Chevron with The Yes Men!
6:45pm

After the Q & A, Andy Bichlbaum will lead the entire theater of moviegoers to the Chevron station at Market and Castro for a colorful, ruckus, creative, protest of the kind only the Yes Men can offer!

Even if you can’t join us for the film, show up afterwards to take on Chevron Yes Men/Global Exchange style! We hope to see you there!!