Category: Media

Catching Up

It’s been over a year since I’ve posted, mostly because I’ve found it much easier to post on another social media platform. Ahem. I’m not sure how much reviving this blog is going to get realistically. While I prefer to post more than a link, I can’t seem find the time. Here are images from a few design projects I’ve completed in the past year, just to bring it into 2012.

Interviewed for WFMU’s The Dusty Show

I was selling t-shirts in Union Square a few days after “Snowmageddon” and Clay Pigeon of The Dusty Show approached me and asked if I’d like to be interviewed. We covered New Year’s resolutions, Iowa, and Obama in addition to sharing stories about the blizzard that ate Brooklyn. I’m posting an excerpt of the show on Greymatters, but you can listen to the entire 12-30-10 show at WFMU’s website.

General Assembly on The Dusty Show (4.3MB MP3 file)

Blog Down…

I migrated this website to a cloud hosted service this week, and have had some difficulty (of my own making) getting the tubes connected properly. Everything should be working fine now.

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A.R.T.I.S.T. speaks out against proposed arts ban in NYC parks

There will be an artists protest rally this coming Friday at 10 AM, at the Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, in Manhattan. Following that will be a public hearing and then a decision by the Parks Commissioner on the proposed rules.

I created this image for use in protests (or you could just hang it on your wall, or keep it until 2012…). Available as an 8.5×11 PDF or 16X20“.

FOX Defends the GOP

Two recent examples:

  • Fox pundit Bill O’Reilly defends GOP candidate against charges of cannibalism, saying it’s an innovative free market approach to ending world hunger.
  • Fox & Friends automatons defend GOP operative who attempts to bug the offices of a sitting US Senator, saying the story needs “a lot of context”.

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m suffering from credibility fatigue when it comes to Rupert Murdoch’s news empire. It’s getting harder and harder to tell truth from fiction with Fox News’ knee-jerk defense of Republicans.

The idea that it’s OK if you’re a Republican (IOIYAR), which is apparently the Fox News mantra, has led conservative talking heads to repeatedly defend the indefensible. In some cases, it’s just more convenient to identify the offender as a Democrat in your “news” program.

The GOP has been playing fast and loose with more than just their principles, and I wonder if there is anything that a Republican could do that would earn them the lasting ire of the GOP’s propaganda arm, cannibalism included.

With this current case of a group of GOP operatives arrested for trying to wiretap Senator Mary Landrieu’s office (a federal offense), I’ll be waiting to see how Fox spins it.

Web re-launch for La Nao!

I’ve started off the year by re-designing artist/performer Nao Bustamante’s website and setting up various social media for her. Nao will be bringing her newest work, a “filmformance” entitled Silver & Gold, to Sundance later this month. Here’s the teaser:

Other Nao-related links:
Nao’s Fan Page on Facebook
YouTube video page
Nao on Twitter

Petro-governments and the GOP: Oily Bedfellows

Think Progress has a post up on their site linking “grassroots” opposition in the U.S. to clean energy legislation to foreign oil companies and Petro-governments like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Libya and Venezuela.

From the article: “FreedomWorks is focusing their energy activism on supporting the status quo reliance on fossil fuels. Throughout 2009, as FreedomWorks leader Dick Armey organized tea party opposition to clean energy reform, he simultaneously worked for the lobbying firm DLA Piper on the account of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.”

Does the conservative Tea Party movement in this country have any idea who they are supporting and agitating for, or are they simply being duped by a bunch of corporate f*cks?