August 19, 2014
madewithpaper:

Visualizing Flow
Made With Paper by wing2014

madewithpaper:

Visualizing Flow

Made With Paper by wing2014

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

(via madfeline)

August 18, 2014
Part of the art of making change happen is seeing which cultural tropes are past their prime and having the guts to invent new ones.
August 17, 2014
anjalouise:

A special preview from Vol 13 of Kinfolk - my 2nd issue as art director. Photo by Hideaki Hamada. 

anjalouise:

A special preview from Vol 13 of Kinfolk - my 2nd issue as art director. Photo by Hideaki Hamada

(Source: pennyweight)

August 16, 2014
ianbroyles:

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ianbroyles:

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Thanks for taking this photo I wanted to take when I was there.

Thanks for taking this photo I wanted to take when I was there.

(Source: dearjudithkampmann)

dorothy-snarker:

A day doesn’t make all the difference, but it makes a big difference. By simply no longer looking like they are about to start a war with peaceful protesters, the new Missouri Highway Patrol-led police force in Ferguson changed the tone in a desperately needed way. Is everything fixed? No. But not pointing sniper rifles at innocent citizens of the United States of America is a very good step forward. More steps tomorrow, and the next day and the next.

(via kenyatta)

August 15, 2014

nytylys:

kill the idea that openly caring characters are boring

set on fire the line of thought that dictates that altruism is a bad thing and that selfishness/sassiness is an inherently more appealing and ‘~intricate~’ quality than an affectionate nature

smash and bury the concept of the false equivalency between angst and complexity

kindness and empathy are not synonyms for “blandness” and “lack of personality”

(via madfeline)

August 14, 2014

alegbra:

this is the entire police situation in america in 6 seconds. 

(Source: kingjaffejoffer, via kenyatta)