The title “Artists At War” might lead you to believe that this is a militant group, but quite to the contrary, it’s an effort to describe and creatively participate in a culture of resistance in a society engaged in permanent war. Featuring artists and their work regularly (roughly monthly), Artists At War provides shelter and [...]
As part of Ryan‘s community organizing for participatory media in Newfoundland, he produced this poster for last week’s Ryakuga broadcast: We’ve made it available as a print-ready PDF [3.4MB], sized 11×17″ for those of you who might like it enough to print yourselves a copy. Download the poster here.
From Social Design Notes comes the story of photographer Zoriah Miller, whose publishing of photos depicting American and Iraqi casualties has inspired the commander of the U.S. Marines in Iraq to call for Zoriah’s banishment from U.S. military bases worldwide. John Emerson, who runs Social Design Notes, was reading about Zoriah’s story in the New [...]
Groundswell co-founder Ryan Hermens has been working to develop community media in Newfoundland, where he currently lives. From a dial-up connection last week, he helped Ryakuga, a local nonprofit that creates participatory, grassroots media, simulcast the Fish Fun and Folk Festival. We participate in projects with rural communities; indigenous peoples; environmental organizations; women’s groups; youth, [...]
Another Limited Rebellion says: Another Protest Song asks “What does a 21st century protest song sound like?” Created by audio activists Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere of NeuroTransmitter, the site encourage musicians to add to a Creative Commons licensed database of political songs and share in the debate of what the power of music can [...]