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Education and Activism in Alternative Schools

In an Occupy-saturated New York, there's a push for education by the people for the people that calls for new structures of collaboration and new uses of resources... more >>

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Activist Technology Demo Day

I recently had the opportunity to organize a demo day for activists, bringing together an energetic group of technologists, artists and designers. Running demos of my own project, Signal Strength, at Occupy Wall Street last fall led me to discover many talented... more >>

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Zuccotti Park Protest Lives on, in Augmented Reality App

If you missed seeing the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park, there's another chance for you to experience the occupation at the original site. Mark Skwarek, a faculty member and researcher-in-residence at Polytechnic Institute... more >>

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Occupy Research: Methods and Tools for a Decentralized Future

Occupy Research is a highly participatory band of researchers active in the Occupy Wall Street movement, with working groups popping up across the country. Committed to using open methods, they outline different areas of interest in a wiki and share ideas... more >>

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"I'm Getting Arrested" App Creators Slammed With Feature Requests

Over 200 arrests resulted from the Liberty Square raid on Tuesday. But the "I'm Getting Arrested" app was forgotten, illustrating a disconnect between online and offline activists. At Zuccotti Park before the raid, many protestors hadn't heard of the Android app... more >>

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Artist Brings Virtual Currency to Occupy Wall Street

"Money is one of the most intimate things there is. I might give you the contents of my wallet, but I won't give you access to my bank account." Meet Fran Ilich, a media artist and activist who started his own investment bank... more >>

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Bike-Powered Generators: A New Source of Electricity for Occupy Wall Street

In the wake of the confiscation of gasoline generators by the NYPD, the people of Occupy Wall Street have turned to a new source of power. Within 48 hours of losing their electricity, members of the Sustainability Working Group drove to Occupy Boston... more >>

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Gender Anarchy Project: A Manifesto on Interactive Graphic Activism

One problem with America is that we live in a deeply gender-biased society. Despite the advancements made by feminists to even the playing field between women and men, the idea of two opposite genders still prevails, and is encoded into every aspect... more >>