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New roles for artists and curators, art meet action
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Final tribute sought for environmental activist - Chicago Tribune

Final tribute sought for environmental activist - Chicago Tribune | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Chicago TribuneFinal tribute sought for environmental activistChicago TribuneShe also got the Chicago Housing Authority to clean up asbestos on its Altgeld Gardens property and brought in a young community activist named Barack Obama to help work...
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Have Writers Stopped Writing About The Middle Class?

"While the upper-classes remain perennially interesting to publishers and readers alike, is it affluent middle-class or working-class characters who are being squeezed out of literary fiction?
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The Sacred and the Humane - New York Times (blog)

The Sacred and the Humane - New York Times (blog) | Art and activism | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)The Sacred and the HumaneNew York Times (blog)They have become, currently, a very popular arena for both political activism and rampant discourse.
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The Bizz Global: 12 Top YouTube Videos for Social Good

The Bizz Global: 12 Top YouTube Videos for Social Good | Art and activism | Scoop.it
@AbdulNishapuri The Bizz Global: 12 Top YouTube Videos for Social Good http://t.co/kbtQn9m...
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Protest and Activism - The 4th Preston Social

Protest and Activism - The 4th Preston Social | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Activists have leapt on social media as a way to organise themselves - recent examples being uprisings in Libya and Egypt.
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Salvetat-Durable (Economie, Social, Ecologie à la Salvetat Saint Gilles - 31880)

Salvetat-Durable (Economie, Social, Ecologie à la Salvetat Saint Gilles - 31880) | Art and activism | Scoop.it
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rampART

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Stealing Art Is A Vastly Uncreative Act

Art crime, you see, is a dumb crime. With masterpieces in particular, it's virtually impossible to find a buyer for a stolen work.
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Enough With The "Iconic" Public Art Cliches!

"Let's stipulate that public statuary derived from movie scenes is at best dubious... But worse is the endless recycling of images, whether from film, photos or art, that have become--and here's that dreaded word again--iconic.
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Bitcoin - Libertarians, Techies and the Coming Bubble

Bitcoin - Libertarians, Techies and the Coming Bubble | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is a p2p (peer to peer) / decentralized currency that is relatively anonymous and is currently having a massive financial bubble involving $100 million.
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MOTA - Museum of Transitory Art | MoTA

MOTA - Museum of Transitory Art | MoTA | Art and activism | Scoop.it
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Does It Matter If The Internet Remembers For You?

"Some people are troubled that information gleaned online plays too large a role in their fact-access process, yet this reliance on external memory seems to bother them less if the information resides in the brain of another person." Scientific...
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Newark Museum Gets $1 Million Grant for African Art Collection

Newark Museum Gets $1 Million Grant for African Art Collection | Art and activism | Scoop.it
The money comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Why Universities Have To Change The Ways They Teach (The Students Have Changed)

"This new generation comes home and they turn on their computer and they're in three different windows and they've got three magazines open and they're listening to iTunes and they're texting with their friends, and they're doing their homework." ...
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Museums: They Put Warhol on the Moon: A Look at NASA's Last Out-of-This-Wold Art Show

Museums:  They Put Warhol on the Moon: A Look at NASA's Last Out-of-This-Wold Art Show | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Now orbiting the Smithsonian, the exhibition features work by Warhol, Calder, and others who were commissioned by NASA in deeper-pocketed days.
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With Facebook and Twitter blocked, swimmers find social networking tough in China

With Facebook and Twitter blocked, swimmers find social networking tough in China | Art and activism | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI — Michael Phelps recently tweeted his mother from the American team’s training camp in Australia.
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Linden Lab has the best social tool and doesn't know it?

Linden Lab has the best social tool and doesn't know it? | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Social networks are often a heated topic among Second Life users. Many take issue with Facebook for its policy on real names and subsequent bannings.
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Artangel | Home

Artangel | Home | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Working outside the white walls of the gallery or the black box of the theatre or cinema, Artangel has commissioned many of the most notable artworks of recent years in a range of unexpected buildings and landscapes.
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Homepage | www.furtherfield.org

Homepage | www.furtherfield.org | Art and activism | Scoop.it
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LA CASA INVISIBLE

LA CASA INVISIBLE | Art and activism | Scoop.it
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MediaShift . How Social Media 'Friends' Translate Into Real-Life Friendships | PBS

MediaShift . How Social Media 'Friends' Translate Into Real-Life Friendships | PBS | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Online friends becoming real life friends.
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Immigrants for Sale to Private Prisons

Immigrants for Sale to Private Prisons | Art and activism | Scoop.it
The US Supreme Court has ruled California's overcrowded prisons violated constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. Private prison inst...
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cryptogon.com » Pentagon Wants a Social Media Propaganda Machine

You don't need to have 5000 friends of Facebook to know that social media can have a notorious mix of rumor, gossip and just plain disinformation. The Pentagon is looking to build a tool to sniff out social media ...
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Just Do It: UK Climate Activism Film {VIDEOS} - PlanetSave.com

Just Do It: UK Climate Activism Film {VIDEOS} - PlanetSave.com | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Little White LiesJust Do It: UK Climate Activism Film {VIDEOS}PlanetSave.comAt the end of 2010, I wrote a piece on an exciting, fabulous, inspiring documentary on UK climate change activism over on Change.org.
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Egyptian Marxist Reveals Long Term Activism Behind ... - NoisyRoom.net

Egyptian Marxist Reveals Long Term Activism Behind ... - NoisyRoom.net | Art and activism | Scoop.it
On March 13th, 2011 – Egyptian journalist, blogger and Marxist activist, Gigi Ibrahim, addressed a Socialist Workers Party forum in London on the background of the Egyptian revolution. ...
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