Ideas to share in class today
The Tools Around Us
An examination of popular, available, and accessible technologies that can be used tactically to effect social change.
Statues in New York
According to the NYC Parks Department, there are an estimated 1,200 monuments, about which 300 are sculptures. The Parks Department has a searchable database of all the permanent art and monuments in the city parks. Searching the keyword “columbus” will return 10 results.
Questions on my mind right now
How public is art? How much do citizens own public art? When does a sculpture or monument cease being art? How much are we responsible for it? Can popular will change public art? Can we change the meaning of it and how?
Terms that are popping into my head, they will need defining if definitions do not already exist:
Does Columbus Circle suffer from psychogeographic disorder? Does it need psychogeographic therapy?