Canada now classifies wearing a mask at a protest as trying to “needlessly and without reasonable cause provoke other persons to disturb the peace”. Doing so can result in an unbelievable 10 years in prison.
Watch out! for Google Maps Eyesdropping On A World Near You
Michael Wolf - A Series of Unfortunate Events (2011)
“Wolf spent literally hundreds of hours at his computer, trolling virtually around the world, looking for anything weird or bizarre that had been captured by the ravenous cameras mounted on the top of Google’s special GPS-coordinated Street View camera vans.
When he found an image that fit his project, Wolf mounted his own camera in front of his computer screen, cropped the part of the Google image that he wanted, and made his own picture of that picture.
The final body of work…is completely composed of selected personal calamities (in progress, or about to happen) caught by random chance by the automatic cameras of Google Street View roving vans from around the world — and the results are often quite astonishing and amusing.”
THE LAST ONE, RIGHT?
YOU GO, GIRL
"At this very moment, Mark Zuckerberg’s political lobby, FWD.us, is probably taken aback at how reviled it has become, both from the public and its own members. After all, there are countless political technology lobbies, including Facebook’s own Political Action Committee, which routinely offer Republican candidates campaign cash for quid pro quo political favor.”
Watch out! for fast fashion.
Every time I look back to this photo, I feel uncomfortable — it haunts me. It’s as if they are saying to me, we are not a number — not only cheap labor and cheap lives. We are human beings like you. Our life is precious like yours, and our dreams are precious too. — Taslima Akhter.
Image: Two victims of a garment factory building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh by Taslima Akhter via Time Lightbox. Select to embiggen.
UPDATE: Via the New York Times, Clothing Is New Front in Movement for Fair Trade.
With fair-trade coffee and organic fruit now standard on grocery shelves, consumers concerned with working conditions, environmental issues and outsourcing are now demanding similar accountability for their T-shirts. And some retailers are doing what was once unthinkable, handing over information about exactly how, and where, their products were made.
The death toll from the Bangladesh factory collapse is now over 800.
Watch out! for bullshit.
I love this new trend of actresses calling reporters out on their bullshit.