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Art Threat: News Remix: March 15-22, 2012 – Bricolage of (some of) last week’s headlines

This is the first in a new (ir)regular installment summing up last week’s news headlines using a ‘remix’ style — a quirky restless glance into the wreckless feckless immediate past. (Inspired by Harpers Magazine’s ‘Scientific Summary’.)

Aerial photo of tsunami debris from Japan

US peacekeeping forces joined with Congolese army troops . . . → Read More: Art Threat: News Remix: March 15-22, 2012 – Bricolage of (some of) last week’s headlines

Art Threat: KONY 2012 and the mischievous media habits of slacktivists

Video still from Kony 2012.

I was swamped at work last week, when I took a little Twitter break to see what was going on in the world. My feed was bombarded with what appeared to be a video gone viral, called Kony 2012. Even celebrities like Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Kim . . . → Read More: Art Threat: KONY 2012 and the mischievous media habits of slacktivists

elementalpresent: What do Bruce Springsteen, KONY2012 and Occupy have to do with one another?

This is a guest blog, courtesy of Brian Foster. Now, no shells ripped the evening sky No cities burning down No army stormed the shores for which we’d die No dictators were crowned I awoke on a quiet night; I never heard a sound The marauders raided in the dark And they brought death to . . . → Read More: elementalpresent: What do Bruce Springsteen, KONY2012 and Occupy have to do with one another?

From Orangutan: Dear Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army,

I learned about you from this video on the Internet, and I am wondering what happened to you to make you want to commit atrocities against your fellow human beings in Uganda? I read you justify your actions by claiming to defend ten commandments given by your Christian god. This is unfortunate. . . . → Read More: From Orangutan: Dear Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army,