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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