Standing silently, and initially alone, Turkish performance artist Erdem Gunduz stood, with his hands in his pockets, facing the Ataturk Cultural Centre in Taksim Square, Istanbul, for eight hours.
With extraordinary speed, Gunduz become the latest symbol of the resistance movement. In days that followed, thousands of people would emulate his solitary act, standing silently, for minutes or hours, in places across Turkey.
…Public reading and informal education has been notable since the earliest days of the protest, but has since merged with the Standing Man to form “The Taksim Square Book Club”. more
great piece by David Carr
In a refracted media world where information comes from everywhere, the line between two “isms” — journalism and activism — is becoming difficult to discern. As American news media have pulled back from international coverage, nongovernmental organizations have filled in the gaps with on-the-scene reports and Web sites. State houses have lost reporters who used to provide accountability, so citizens have turned to digital enterprises, some of which have partisan agendas. more
The Signs of the Brazilian Protests -
Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com
Interactivity with a purpose – great method for translation
Reblogging this from Hyperallergic.
In the summer of 2012, University of Michigan anthropologist Jason De León and a group of his students were doing fieldwork in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona when they came across the body of a 41-year-old woman. Her name was Marisol, and she was dead. She had been for four days. more
De León started the Undocumented Migration Project four years ago as a way of studying illegal immigration from an anthropological and an ethnographic perspective
I love that Yoko continues to gives us this gift in the New York Times. It also rewards those of us who still read the paper version since it does not appear on nytimes.com. In the past, she has offered downloads on the imagine peace website.
Another view out the window with a nod of course to Robert Heinecken:
31K Portraits for Peace project
Another organization fighting back > El Grito Más Fuerte, an activist collective drawn from Mexico’s film, theater and communication industries.
Today I got a email from the Center for Media at NYU and was so struck by this photo – i had to track it down and found this link. Definitely must include in next iteration of reverb.
Thousands Of Egyptian Women Protest Military Abuse
An estimated 10,000 Egyptian women marched in Cairo yesterday to protest the way police have been treating them. Anyone who says all Muslim women (a vast majority of Egyptians are Muslim) are repressed should see these pictures.