Though I often disagree with the sentiments I hear by folks at Occupy Wall Street encampments, I strongly support their rights to say them peacefully. So when I see so much footage of police using heavy handed tactics on non-violent protestors it not only makes me more sympathetic to OWS… it makes me feel sick.
I’ve been wanting to do some sort of installations inside of the abandoned newspaper receptacles spread throughout our city, so I spent most of Thanksgiving creating a diorama of the UC Davis pepper spray incident which was installed in an empty newspaper bin on Market Street this morning (Black Friday). My hope was to install a piece to get people thinking about recent police violence while they were trying to do their holiday shopping. If I had more time I would have created many more dioramas based on scenes from New York and Oakland.
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Pilot this vessel
Captain Forever is an addictive mix of an Asteroids style game shooter with a bit of strategy and time management. It’s Flash based, so you’ll be able to play it through a browser (but not on the iPhone). I first got hooked on it last weekend and ended up paying $20 to become a member, which means I get to play Captain Successor before it goes public, and I’ll have early access to all of Farb‘s games in the series. Fans of web-based casual games should definetly give this game a try. If you like it, I recommend the $20 upgrade for Captain Successor. It’s suggested that future upgrades will include online multiplayer support!