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The Fictions of Asylum Seekers — in Fiction

The Fictions of Asylum Seekers — in Fiction | Art and activism | Scoop.it
The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel housekeeper has thrown a spotlight on the fictions of asylum seekers.
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Google+ forces us to question who owns our digital identity | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Google+ forces us to question who owns our digital identity | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Dan Gillmor: Are enthusiastic users of social networking sites giving up too much control?
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Border Haunt

Border Haunt | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Border Haunt is an attempt to bring two different databases associated with the U.S./Mexico border into contact with one another for the duration of one day - It is an invitation to join a temporary network of people from across the world and...
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George Giusti: "Art is art."

George Giusti: "Art is art." | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Graphic design? Fine art? All three? Giusti11 To its creator, George Giusti, it was simply art. Giusti disdained the labeling of work as either commercial or fine art. "Art is art," said George Giusti, whatever its expressed intention.
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Theater Of Cruelty: Does Depicting The Horrific In Art Help Us Overcome It In Life?

"How should we react to such blatant examples of art whose purpose, or so it would seem, is to force viewers face-to-face with the human capacity for viciousness? ... What new thoughts does it make possible to think?
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Land of the freegan, home of the brave

Land of the freegan, home of the brave | Art and activism | Scoop.it
For a freegan, the world is a grocery store, and everything is marked 100 percent off. I go dumpster diving with a few intrepid New Yorkers who are living the freegan dream.
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Drawing Dance: A Visit to Purchase College

Drawing Dance: A Visit to Purchase College | Art and activism | Scoop.it
The Brooklyn-based artist Kenneth E. Parris III is on tour with members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, documenting their two-year Legacy Tour.
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Review: Eye/object/Stephen Daiter Gallery

Review: Eye/object/Stephen Daiter Gallery | Art and activism | Scoop.it
RECOMMENDED In this lavish show of black-and-white and a few color images taken in the last half of the twentieth century, from the collection of the late Jonathan Williams, who was a noted photo critic and whose non-profit Jargon Society press...
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Rene Gagnon Fine Art | Post-Graffiti Abstract Expressionism

Rene Gagnon Fine Art | Post-Graffiti Abstract Expressionism | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Rene Gagnon Fine Art | Post-Graffiti Abstract Expressionism: Bridging the Gap Between Urban Graffiti / Street Art and Contemporary Abstract Expressionism...
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Building Resilience in Children: The art and importance of listening - Kansas City Star

Building Resilience in Children: The art and importance of listening - Kansas City Star | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Building Resilience in Children: The art and importance of listeningKansas City StarThe key to getting a child to open up is to say very little. Simply use short phrases that reassure and prompt more conversation.
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activism youtube videos: Family stories from Tibet

RT @TasiaMalbrough: Family stories from Tibet http://dlvr.it/ZnY6N...
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Border Haunt

Border Haunt | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Border Haunt is an attempt to bring two different databases associated with the U.S./Mexico border into contact with one another for the duration of one day - It is an invitation to join a temporary network of people from across the world and...
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Putting Ai Weiwei in perspective, the MAM panel - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

Putting Ai Weiwei in perspective, the MAM panel - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) | Art and activism | Scoop.it
CBC.caPutting Ai Weiwei in perspective, the MAM panelMilwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)It was telling that it was the political science professor and not the art experts who best articulated the meaning of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's detention at a ...
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Tahrir Square was a foreseeable surprise: tracing the history of Egyptian activism online.

Tahrir Square was a foreseeable surprise: tracing the history of Egyptian activism online. | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Over the last several months, there has been seemingly endless discussion about how social media activisms have changed the political landscape of Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
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Dinner In Ibsen's Doll's House

"The Dinner Exchange is an ethical supper club that aims to raise awareness about food waste in the UK.
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Transparency: Social Media Is Forcing You to Tell the Truth

Transparency: Social Media Is Forcing You to Tell the Truth | Art and activism | Scoop.it
“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.” —Hunter S. Thompson. Dr.
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Tahrir Square was a foreseeable surprise: tracing the history of Egyptian activism online.

Tahrir Square was a foreseeable surprise: tracing the history of Egyptian activism online. | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Over the last several months, there has been seemingly endless discussion about how social media activisms have changed the political landscape of Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
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Virtual Barnes Tour

Virtual Barnes Tour | Art and activism | Scoop.it
The New York Times has posted a virtual tour of the Barnes, "to convey at least a little of the flavor of the home Barnes built for his art."  And they sum up the controversy thusly:"Critics of the move argue that it will destroy the character of...
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This media is corrupt – we need a Hippocratic oath for journalists | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

This media is corrupt – we need a Hippocratic oath for journalists | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian | Art and activism | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Our job is to hold power to account.
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An Interactive Tour Through the Barnes Foundation

An Interactive Tour Through the Barnes Foundation | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Take an interactive tour with Randy Kennedy through the Barnes Foundation, one of America's strangest art museums since the day its doors opened in 1925.
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Rachel Corrie's family claim Israeli military withheld vital video evidence | World news | The Guardian

Rachel Corrie's family claim Israeli military withheld vital video evidence | World news | The Guardian | Art and activism | Scoop.it
American activist's father says incomplete footage was given to court hearing into his daughter's death in Gaza (RT @occpal: Rachel Corrie family claim IOF withheld vital video evidence: http://bit.ly/mYDkN0 #apartheid #assassination #Palestine...
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