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 to attack rebel militants hiding ...

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 Kardshian, you know, ...

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 ...

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.