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Superfiction A Superfiction is a visual or conceptual artwork which uses fiction and appropriation to mirror organizations, business structures, and/or the lives of invented individuals (Hill). The term was coined by Glasgow-born artist Peter Hill in 1989. Often superfictions are subversive cultural events in which the artwork can be said to escape from the picture frame or in which a narrative can be said to escape from the pages of the novel into three-dimensional reality. The Museum of Contemporary Ideas In 1989 Peter Hill created his fictive Museum of Contemporary Ideas on New York's Park Avenue, complete with its billionaire benefactors, Alice and Abner "Bucky" Cameron who supposedly made their fortune from the Cameron Oil Fields in Alaska. With its "Encyclopedia of Superfictions", Hill's Web site is something of an information hub on methodically related artworks. Roots and precedents Practice See also Conceptual art Installation art Alternate reality game External links
Occupy as psychogeographic urbanism [draft 3] [Draft 5 is much longer and edited in many places, to make it a bit easier: # mostly unchanged, # changed, # new paragraph.] “As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.” - Declaration of the Occupation of New York City  “It is like a little village. They have got a food tent, a welfare tent, a first aid tent, an information tent, a library tent and a university tent where they have their daily meetings. "The districts of this city could correspond to the whole spectrum of diverse feelings that one encounters by chance in everyday life." - Ivan Chtcheglov # Psychogeography has moved from revolution (say: Guy Debord) to nostalgia (say: Iain Sinclair) and I think I know why. # Every city has its cryptoforests, places that are camouflaged by nature to hide the discontinued urban.
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association-OSGATA Battery Park City Community Center by Hanrahan Meyers Architects - Architecture Directory Hanrahan Meyers architects currently working on a project Battery Park City Community Center, in North Environment, Battery Park City, New York. It is scheduled to be completed by 2010, the primary architectural feature of the new platinum LEED-rated Battery Park City Community Center is a 500-foot long glass ‘Wall of Light’ situated at the base of two new residential towers in Battery Park City’s North Neighborhood immediately north of Ground Zero. The wall will feature an installation of LED lights designed by hanrahanMeyers architects with Tillotson Design Associates, illuminating a sound composition by New York composer Michael Schumacher. The wall is a public promenade and demonstration of the passive energy systems fueling the new Community Center. Aerial View of Battery Park City Community Center Site Plan of Battery Park City Community Center Battery Park City Community Center Night View Arcade Wall View from South View of Arcade Looking North Birds Eye View of Plaza and Arcade
ARK-INC Superflux co-director Jon Ardern started the ARK-INC project while studying at the Royal College of Art. Born of his frustration with resistance to the mounting body of evidence about the dangers of growth, the project found its first platform in 2006, as an installation and trio of short films. Since Jon's graduation, ARK-INC has continued to grow, reflecting the challenges and tensions of the current societal environment. As a superfiction, the company has three main functions – selling products and services; gathering, crunching and distributing data; and providing infrastructure for a grassroots network of resilient ARK collectives. Products: ARK-INC's stable of products are designed to fit comfortably in the domestic environment of the current techno-economic paradigm. The flagship product in this line is the ARK RADIO, which sits innocuously on a living room or kitchen table. Disaster Tourism: A disaster is not the event itself, but the trauma of the event. ARK Publications:
Activismo 2.0 y empoderamiento ciudadano en red (II) Bienvenida sea la crisis económica si gracias a ella las sociedades democráticas asumen actitudes más participativas y conscientes de su condición, precisamente, democrática. Los recientes acontecimientos de reivindicación social como el 15-M, la Primavera Árabe o la ocupación de Wall Street lo han puesto de relieve: los ciudadanos no quieren renunciar al papel como supervisores de la gestión de los gobiernos porque –en una democracia– el verdadero gobierno son los ciudadanos. El voto significa cada vez menos una acción aislada que sucede cada cuatro años y cada vez más un ejercicio de confianza previo a una actividad que será supervisada, en directo, y con derecho permanente a réplica por parte de la ciudadanía. Solo hay que recordar que en España una de las mejores formas de pulsar el debate colectivo de la campaña a las elecciones generales 2011 fue siguiendo su flujo de hashtags en Twitter. Queremos saber Alimentando el procomún Crowdsourcing para innovar en lo público Por Pilar Gonzalo
Fracking In Our Backyard : One Percent for the Planet Through our current campaign, Our Common Waters, and with exposure to increased oil and gas development near our homes and communities, we have grown concerned about hydraulic fracturing (commonly called “fracking”) and its impact on water, air, soil, wildlife habitat, and human health. Over 90% of oil and gas wells in the U.S. use fracking to aid in extraction, and many fracking fluids and chemicals are known toxins for humans and wildlife. For decades, natural gas (methane) deposits were tapped by single wells drilled vertically over large, free-flowing pockets of gas. Then came fracking, a water- and chemical-intensive method that promised the profitable extraction of natural gas trapped in shale. [Above: A natural gas fracking site in Erie, Colorado across the field from an elemetary school. Photo: Topher Donahue] One fracking well uses an average of 2 million to 8 million gallons of water over the life of the well, one to two percent of that total are various chemicals.
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Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters | Journal of the mental environment The Protester - TIME's People Who Mattered in 2011 Once upon a time, when major news events were chronicled strictly by professionals and printed on paper or transmitted through the air by the few for the masses, protesters were prime makers of history. Back then, when citizen multitudes took to the streets without weapons to declare themselves opposed, it was the very definition of news — vivid, important, often consequential. In the 1960s in America they marched for civil rights and against the Vietnam War; in the '70s, they rose up in Iran and Portugal; in the '80s, they spoke out against nuclear weapons in the U.S. and Europe, against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, against communist tyranny in Tiananmen Square and Eastern Europe. And then came the End of History, summed up by Francis Fukuyama's influential 1989 essay declaring that mankind had arrived at the "end point of ... ideological evolution" in globally triumphant "Western liberalism." The stakes are very different in different places.