Friday, December 30, 2011

Odin memorial at 149th St. - RIP

The future of network computing, and what hackers do about it, affects us all

Together, we're in a world of trouble. Corporations and governments are conspiring to keep regular people down in every way possible. In our change from a mechanical world to a computerized world, now for the first time, it's possible for governments to spy on all of us, all the time, including every phone call, every email, everything digital we do. 

If you think this sounds far fetched, this blog post is for you. If you're worried or not worried, this post is for you too. 

This first video talk, below, is by two computer security researchers who build Tor, a privacy system that keeps activists and journalists, and soon graffiti writers, safer in places like Syria, Libya, China, your country and mine. 

In the beginning of the talk they detail the Arab countries' revolutions this year, the role of Tor in those, and the importance of anonymous communication in preventing security services from chopping people up into small pieces and mailing them back to their families. Really. This last 10 minutes or so of the talk is essential. Please give the end of this talk a few minutes of your time, because it matters. Then pass it on. 

I've bookmarked it so it starts near the end, but you can rewind it with the player controls to get the whole talk if you find you want more.

If you live in the Middle East, or you think this is an exaggerated threat, you must watch the whole thing. If you fear your government (or your mafia or your military or your employer) now or in the future, you should probably watch the whole thing too. 

Read about Tor and maybe get and install it now, before it becomes both difficult and necessary to do so.

I encourage you to consider our collective online future with Corey Doctorow as well.

Corey's hair-raising rant on the future of computers (phones, games, iPads, etc.) and why it matters to us all. Video talk and text transcript. He also spoke to an audience of enthusiastic hackers this week at 28c3 (more videos there), a.k.a. the 28th Chaos Communications Camp in Germany. Both of these talks are from 28c3, and if you are a privacy, computer, or phone enthusiast, the other talks on YouTube from this event will blow your mind.

And last but certainly not least, here's the roundup of recent events featuring Anonymous and Lulzsec hacker collectives, at Wired's Threat Level.

Happy 2012! It's going to be interesting.

And now back to working on my Art Crimes web update, which should be available sometime on the first, with any luck....

Be careful out there. No drinking and driving. Watch out for the drunken fools. You are your biggest asset. Take care and take condoms. 

RonPaul with former American Nazi Party member and current KKK Grand Wizard, Don Black

Be sure you understand who Ron Paul is before you decide to vote for him. Some Libertarian platform planks (like ending the war on drugs) are attractive, but putting a racist homophobe who is against women's right to choose is a very bad idea.,0&id=e2f15397-a3c7-4720-ac15-4532a7da84ca

"But, whoever actually wrote them, the newsletters I saw all had one thing in common: They were published under a banner containing Paul’s name, and the articles (except for one special edition of a newsletter that contained the byline of another writer) seem designed to create the impression that they were written by him--and reflected his views. What they reveal are decades worth of obsession with conspiracies, sympathy for the right-wing militia movement, and deeply held bigotry against blacks, Jews, and gays. In short, they suggest that Ron Paul is not the plain-speaking antiwar activist his supporters believe they are backing--but rather a member in good standing of some of the oldest and ugliest traditions in American politics."

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chicago Job: hacker/journalist/camera drone pilot

Zilla March

Another winner from YAK Films
via Boingboing

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Video: Moscow crew CHO hits the streets

CHO "Комендантский Час" from CHO on Vimeo.

This nicely done crew video is all action and it has a very sweet heaven at the end. - Susan

Monday, December 26, 2011

Consider voting for Misk1's project

Misk1 is pitching a project and he needs you to vote yes, if you would like to see a graffiti-related project win. You might have to be on Facebook in order to vote. I'm not entirely sure. The idea is interesting, and he can definitely pull it off. 

Check out Misk's wall. He's from San Francisco, California

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hip Hop: "Film the Police" (music to play and download) - Merry Christmas!

Designers: build your portfolio through battle, maybe win a little money

Generally, we take a pretty dim view of design contests and things that cause people to do work on spec, but there are some websites where you can battle in public for graphic arts money, which seems a bit more interesting. 

Some of you might want to use sites like these to build your portfolios, get some design exercise, and see how you shape up next to the competition. If you're in a place where US$300 is a lot of money, you might even make rent. 

Read the fine print. Often this sort of work will result in "work for hire" art, which means the copyright is sold with the design. When you sell your copyright, you can't sell that design again, but you can usually display it in your portfolio or hang the original on your wall. 

If you have a choice, licensing the "right to use" your work is a better plan. That way when the license expires, the work belongs to you again. Of course, legal and copyright law likely varies by country.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

video: BY THE TIME I GET TO ARIZONA - Chuck D in Chicago

BY THE TIME I GET TO ARIZONA mural project is a collaboration of several artists throughout the country. This mural, as executed by the Momentum Art Team over a period of two days, is located in a Chicago Westside neighborhood. Their goal was to recreate Chuck D's venture into the fine art medium for everyone to see.  Chuck D, working in conjunction with Scenefour Art Collective, used this project to focus on the problems associated with ill-conceived immigration policies in Arizona. Watch as Momentum Art completely translates this message on a large scale.

Ron Paul, the paper trail - US presidential candidate has deeply disturbing beliefs

MythBuster Adam Savage: SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Video: How to Be Alone

New book: Madrid Revolution

Boy Scout varsity team in Colorado needs lettering from volunteer

They need "BSA" to use on a dozen or fewer shirts. It's a nonprofit group, so they have no money. If you'd like to help out, please contact Jodi to see what they need exactly.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New book: "Cause I Am" by Duro.CIA.TOP

We are pleased to announce the historical release publication of “Subway Writer” Duro CIA Top. In this intriguing and fascinating adventure of one of New York City's prolific underground artists of the mid 1970s, a subculture in which, depending on your point of view, has raised debates among the art community and the New York City officials who spent millions of dollars to eradicate and destroy the only contemporary American art form in history. 

What started as a youth rebellion and political unrest in the streets of New York City has become a worldwide phenomenon, which has encouraged hundreds of thousands of young artists across the globe. Notwithstanding the criticism of their community and their family’s scrutiny; although in this publication Duro has covered the years 1957 to 1985, he intends to write the second publication of the same title ”CAUSE I AM” that cover the years 1986 to 2012, revealing a few subjects that not only will entertain you, but also state the facts about his life. 

Unlike many books of this subject that deals with statements or quotes from different individuals, Duro conceived, wrote and has published his book himself. This achievement is a passionate undertaking considering that Duro has a learning disorder, little education, and no editorial experience. Duro with the help of today's technology is able to convey his desire to communicate to the public, that anything is possible when you are committed to following your dreams. 

History manifests itself by past events, and outcomes that are remembered by civilizations and individuals, and once it is written down, it is not changeable, it is what it is, and very few of us, actually get to participate or be one of the subjects of history. Our dreams are connections of our self-consciousness. It is our desire to reach the unreachable; to dare you to overcome your limitations and boundaries, which is only attainable if you do not give up on yourself. “CAUSE I AM” who I say I am. The News Breaker Himself.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

NYC: January 12-28, 2012: Marka27

Neo Indigenous
Victor "MARKA27" Quiñonez finally unveils his new body of work, Neo Indigenous, on January 12, 2012, from 8-10pm. New York’s art elite will flock to TTUnderground Gallery, 91 2nd Avenue, Lower Level, in the East Village of Manhattan to witness the mix-media exhibit. From January 12 - 28 art lovers will journey through the artist’s exploration of binding ancient Aztec, African, and Asian art forms with modern pop culture and street art.

Neo Indigenous celebrates the artist’s arrival and first solo show in Gotham. It also marks a shift in the artist’s cultural consciousness. His quest to bridge past with present illustrates his yearning to bring deeper meaning to both old and new art forms. Juxtaposing ancient elements with contemporary design aesthetics, Marka27 reveals both a connection and a disjuncture in the process. Challenging viewers to confront the existing practice of commodifying art, the exhibit leaves a lasting impression-- a mark Marka27 has predicated his reputation on.

Using multiple mediums such as paintings, collectible vinyl toys and speakers, silk screen panels, and prints, Neo Indigenous is a visual feast of the artist’s ability to float seamlessly between varying art forms. Having worked with clients such as Pioneer Electronics, VH1, Disney, Scion, and Kidrobot, Marka27’s solo debut in NYC is not one to be missed.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Using birth control pills for emergency, morning-after contraception

The "morning after pill" has been denied to many women, most recently in the United States, as an over-the-counter emergency contraception method. In a pinch, some kinds of birth control pill can be used:

Also, again in the USA, women can go to a Planned Parenthood clinic to receive a prescription for the morning-after pill, and you can get the prescription filled there as well in many cases.

Of course, prevention is so much better than cure, so be careful out there. Condoms help prevent disease, but they are not 100% effective for birth control, so women should use an additional method.

USA: Senator Bernie Sanders on how to save elections from corporate control

This is more important than just about anything else in the US right now. If corporations are "persons" and thus can put tons of money anonymously into elections, then they will control all the politicians, which would be disaster for everyone else.

This Senator, Bernie Sanders, is not a corporate tool. Please lend him your support, starting by listening to what he said about this issue that affects everything we do.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Nike laces

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

France, Paris: December 10, 2011: PARIS FOREVER - LA 100EME EXPOSITION




Samedi 10 décembre 2011 / Saturday December 10th, 2011
18h à 21h / 6 to 9PM

Galerie Magda Danysz
78 rue Amelot
Paris 11
M° Saint Sebastien Froissart

D’Erwin Olaf à Shepard Fairey, en passant par JonOne, Mark Ryden ou Ultralab, PARIS FOREVER retrace les choix de la galerie sur plus d’une centaine d’expositions réalisées. PARIS FOREVER célèbre ainsi la 100ème exposition de la galerie parisienne et réunit les artistes exposés à travers l’histoire de la galerie. C’est aussi l’occasion de découvrir des artistes jeunes et prometteurs tel Yang Yongliang, Maleonn ou Vhils. PARIS FOREVER présente des œuvres de près d'une centaine d'artistes et dessine un aperçu de plusieurs des grands mouvements d’art contemporain, la photographie, le street art, l’art numérique ou le Pop-surréalisme défendus sans exclusive par la galerie.

From Erwin Olaf to Shepard Fairey, JonOne, Mark Ryden and such as Ultralab, PARIS FOREVER reminds us about the choices of the gallery over more than 100 exhibitions. PARIS FOREVER celebrates the 100th exhibition of the Parisian Magad Danysz gallery and brings together the artists showed through out the years. It is also the opportunity to discover young and promising artists such as Yang Yongliang, Maleonn or Vhils that have joined the gallery rooster more recently. PARIS FOREVER presents works by more than 80 artists and outlines some of the big movements that have emerged in recent years in contemporary art : from digital art to street art via Pop-surrealism, and the new Chinese contemporary scene, the gallery choices have always been looking towards emerging movements.
A travers 100 expositions
From the 100 shows
9ème Concept / Jef Aerosol / Alexone / Alex Angi / Alex Barry / Gary Baseman / Becca / Damien Beguet / Maurice Benayoun / Stephane Bisseuil / Botto e Bruno / Aliki Braine / Stephane Carricondo / Clayton Brothers / C215 / Ray Caesar / Sas Christian / Richard Coleman / Crash / Dalek / Zhang Dali / Alain Declercq / Alain Delorme / Dface / David Ellis / EM/ Shepard Fairey – Obey / Daniel & Geo Fuchs / Futura / Gosia Galas / Bernard Gerboud / Mike Giant / Christian Gonzenbach / Maya Hayuk / Philippe Huart / Frank Hulsbomer / Space Invader / Jace / Jay / Jerk / Jonone / JR / Wang Keping / Dave Kinsey / Kosta Kulundzic / Karl Lagerfeld / Blek le Rat / Aurore Leblanc (music) / P. Nicolas Ledoux / Zbigniew Libera / Guillaume Linard / Linea di Confine / Lokiss / Lotie / Mireille Loup / Maleonn / Mambo / Guillaume Mary / Misery / Miss Van / Jean-Luc Moerman / Nasty / Ned / Mark Newton / Nunca / Octavie / Erwin Olaf / Laurina Paperina / José Parla / Marion Peck / Psy / Jacques Robert / Camille Rose Garcia / François Roy (radio.x-track) / Mark Ryden / Mathias Schmied / Julian Schnabel / Seen / Skki / Vladimir Skoda / Jeanne Suspuglas / Icon Tada / Miss Tic / Kris Trappeniers / Ultralab / Ruud Van Empel / Jennifer Vasher/ Jeanne Verdoux / Christian Vetter / Vhils / Vuk Vidor / West / Eric White / Yang Yongliang and many more…

CA, Los Angeles: Closes Dec. 10, 2011: ** Pose & KC Ortiz **

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

CA, San Jose: Call for artists and December 23, 2011 closing/opening event

All artist call

Please send stickers & vandalized toys to:

Gift 2 Gab Gallery
190 Martha St Studio D
San Jose CA 95112

All toy artwork submitted will be displayed for sale as priced. 40% gallery/60% artist split, if sold. If art is not sold during 2 months it will be mailed back  to the artist.

call for more info 1-408-9030616

December 23

For all the folks who missed the peeled pasted & posted show, we are bringing our show to a closer with one more night of sticker trading and new art added to the show! We are also opening our Christmas show with "vandalized toys" featuring new art work on toys n trinkets!...

We are also adding a taste of body bombing painting. 4 sexy gift 2 gab models will be getting painted all night long!

We will be having a big last min gift of art sale on all gallery products!

$5 fresh paint sale!

5 raffles going on all night. Paint pack, marker pack, sticker pack and t-shirts!

Raffle tickets with entrance fee.

First 50 guests get a free exclusive sticker print!

Live entertainment

food & drinks

Monday, December 5, 2011

CA, Pamona: December 10, 2011: Persue, Bunny Kitty Girls, Montana

Featuring the Bunny Kitty Girls

Special Edition Montana Can Release and Signing

Opening Reception
Saturday December 10th 2011
6 - 9 pm
This event is FREE to attend and open to all.

168 West. 3rd St.
Pomona CA, 91766
Ph: 909.620.2772

TX, El Paso: Dec. 9-11, 2011: “Temple to the Future” Artist Project and Food/Clothing Drive

Bi-national local artists transform former Saddleblanket building and conduct food & clothing drive to benefit the Rescue Mission of El Paso

Organized by the El Paso Transnational Trolley Project, a visual arts campaign to bring cultural awareness for a transnational trolley system and border-crossing, a collection of regional artists from El Paso and Juarez will join forces to create an artistic borderland mural on the former Saddleblanket building located in Downtown El Paso (601 N. Oregon St.). They will also be conducting a food and clothing drive benefiting the Rescue Mission of El Paso.

Friday, December 9, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. until Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. (artist meet and greet)
Where: 601 N. Oregon St. (Former Saddleblanket Building)

Artists invited: Werc, Gera, Cimi, Grave, Deacon, InsideOut Project, Monica Lozano, Fusioneer, Rezizte, Jellyfish Collectivo, Exist1981, Mitsu Overstreet, Ed Stewart, Peter Svarzbein, Dert Cru, Ernesto Yerena, Skew, Durok, Stew Mo Primo, DK collective, Gems, Devix, Gibes, Adie, MYKER, Jenny Burton, Francella, Hunuku Collective, Maintain Collective

With generous support by: Art Center of El Paso, Fusion Magazine, DMD, & Bo-De-Gas

Sunday, December 4, 2011


The Paris Underbelly Surfaces - underground gallery revealed

TX, Houston: Urban Art classes

CKC StART Urban Art Winter Camp with GONZO247
Aerosol Warfare Gallery
2110 Jefferson, Suite 113
Houston, Texas 77003
(next door to calliope's Po-Boy Restaurant)

Artists will create urban art inspired by the current works up in Aerosol Warfare's gallery surroundings, learn art techniques used by GONZO247, develop a better understanding of graffiti art elements and history, and most importantly take home unique creations using what they have learned. This is a fun and informative way to bring urban art into your life! Registrants will draw, paint, view and get visually entertained! Grouped into ages 5 years - Adults!

WEEK 1 December 19th - 22nd (Monday - Thursday) 9 am - 1 pm

WEEK 2 December 26th - 29th (Monday - Thursday) 9 am - 1 pm

$65.00 per day or $220.00 per week

To Register visit

Phone: 832-748-8369


Friday, December 2, 2011

Shoes: Jose Parla & Converse!

"Internationally renowned, Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá is widely recognized for his distinctive abstract process that blends calligraphy, collage, textures, and color to create paintings with complex themes ranging from urbanization, current events to political divisions. 

"Using the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe as a canvas, Parlá chose his painting “Ephemeral Pitches, and Notes, Rhythm and Phonetics” to gracethe shoe’s upper. A striking work, the painting explores constant changes to urban lifestyle and was inspired by abstract noises, music, rhythms, languages and sounds of cities. Selected by Parlá in recognition of the change that is part of the mission of (RED), the painting’s
themes also represent a nod to Parlá’s days of youth wearing Chuck Taylor All Star shoes to play basketball, dance and have fun."

Thursday, December 1, 2011

NYC: December 2011: Lady Pink

Still working on it ...

But I think you'll be pleased when I'm finished. ...