Category Archives: street art

Are You Human? Decoding CAPTCHA’s Into Street Art

One of the biggest barriers I confront on the Internet is the CAPTCHA code. I can’t decipher them without the assistance of a fully-sighted person, who has trouble doing it, too. The accessibility feature that renders a CAPTCHA as an audio representation isn’t much of a solution, either. My ears are trained to hear the subtlest patterns (crossing the street, my life depends on that), so I hear far more information in the garbled audio than the CAPTCHA permits. So, as often as not, I fail to prove that I am an independent, self-sufficient human being. Continue reading

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London Street Art Prepares for “The Thousands”

The blind flaneur needs to figure out how to get to London for this. via RJ Rushmore at Vandalog: The street art exhibition I announced last week finally has a name: The Thousands. It also has a special blog where … Continue reading

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Flaneur’s Gallery: Shepard Fairey

Street artist Shepard Fairey‘s “Barack Obama/Hope” poster became an iconic image during the 2008 election. This week it was added to the permanent collection of the  National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. He talked about it on Inauguration Day on … Continue reading

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Imaging Paris: May 1968

Photos de Paris en 68. Montage: yoy’. Musique: Rosa Park -” la revolte gronde.”

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Augmented Illusions: passers-by (hoogstraat)

I’ve often wondered how others would respond if they saw the street and its movement as I see it with what’s left of my peripheral vision. Rotterdam sensory artist Alex de Jong created a video sequence of time-lapse photographs that … Continue reading

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Playing By Ear: Pearls Before Breakfast

It’s the flaneur’s dilemma. Do you linger on the street to savor the scene? Do you rush on like an automaton so you won’t be late for work? You aren’t alone. As Henry Thoreau said, “The mass of men lead … Continue reading

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Café Mouffe: Miss Tic & The Ethics of Love

One consequence of succumbing to the flu and avoiding the office this week has been letting my febrile mind go wherever it wanted. I’ve wandered from Wall Street to the House of Dior, and unexpectedly, I returned like a prodigal … Continue reading

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Paris Street Art: Atoll 13

Thanks to vitostreet for sharing this image in the Creative Commons. See more at StreetArtPariS. The photo also is tagged for the Wooster Collective pool. Imaging Paris documents places in the city and the images that inhabit them. “Just as … Continue reading

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Imaging Paris: Miss Tic’s Wanton Acts

Paris street art by Miss Tic graces a wall near Rue Mouffetard. [Photo by La_Caille] Miss Tic’s graffiti poem reads, “Les actes gratuits ont-ils un prix?” Ms. Modigliani translates this literally as,”Do gratuitous acts have a price?” The pun seems … Continue reading

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Imaging Paris: Street Art on Rue Calvin

Photo by [auro] The photo is titled “la musique adoucit les murs” (“music softens walls”). Thanks to [auro] for sharing it on the Creative Commons.

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