CREATIVE AGENCY: OK FOCUS, TO.BE AND THE JOGGING
These three aren’t all creative agencies per se—OKFocus is, while The Jogging is more like an artist-run gallery and to.be is a tool for creative expression—but their output shares a critical approach to the digital medium in which they’re all working, and a careful understanding of how art gets disseminated on the internet. And so, even at the margins of the marketplace, their experiments might soon have a big impact.
i was never taught to grind for $$$. i didn’t get into the undergraduate business school that i applied to early action (stern). i’m super happy that’s the case because i learned about social movements and shit at barnard, but I FEEL LIKE I COULD MAKE MONEY OFF THE INTERNET’S BOUNTY AS WELL AS THESE CLOWNS (maybe), IF I PUT MY MIND TO IT AND HUSTLED SEED MONEY.
p.s. i don’t agree with all of this article, but HIPSTER RACISM is a thing.
p.p.s. history of the word thug
i’m reading an article about google glass (which i’m not gonna post because i don’t feel like arguing about it because who cares) and it has the best paragraph:
I think some people fear a world in which people are combined with machines. The “Borg” is often evoked. (The Borg is a fictional race in the Star Wars series in which individuals were plugged into the Collective or Hive, through technology, losing their individuality and operating like slaves of the group.)
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Why isn’t this everyone’s avatar everywhere.
The Sand Creek Massacre is one of the most horrific events in US history, and the legacies of the massacre remain to this day. If you live in the US and don’t know about Sand Creek, take the time to learn—as members of the US, this is your history too (I don’t wanna hear shit about how your family wasn’t in the country yet, your ancestors weren’t involved, you would never do anything racist, etc—this is a massacre of innocent women and children that facilitated the creation of the state of Colorado, and by proxy, the expansion of the US through the American West—the wealth, land, and power of the contemporary US has been built in part on the legacy of Sand Creek).
Here’s the history given by Indian Country Today:
In the months immediately before the massacre, freight from the east to Denver was largely at a standstill as Indians disrupted travel in an attempt to ward off further intrusion. Flour was $45 a sack and other prices skyrocketed, adding to the hysteria fanned by Indian-war proponents. Another impetus to violence, the scalped remains of a family of four from near Denver were brought to the city for display, although whether they were killed by Indians has been disputed.
Before Sand Creek, the Cheyenne were still recovering from an 1849 cholera epidemic that killed nearly half the tribe, and they were receiving conflicting signals from the U.S. Army. Although Army Col. John Chivington and Territorial Gov. John Evans did not accept Indians’ commitments to peace, Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle nevertheless agreed to a camp at Sand Creek believing he had a promise of safety from Army Major Edward Wynkoop…Although the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 promised vast lands to the Arapaho and Cheyenne to discourage warfare, the pressure of white encroachment resulted in a new treaty and tribal anger about the much smaller reservation that resulted.
On November 29, 1864, Cheyenne Chief White Antelope sang his death song as some 200 Arapaho and Cheyenne were massacred by Colorado Volunteers of the U.S. Army at Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado Territory. The Indians had been promised safety by the military and some even gathered futilely under the Stars and Stripes hoisted at the encampment above a white flag of peace.
In a bitterly cold dawn, about 700 members of the Third Regiment of Colorado Volunteers rode through the camp in a sneak attack, shooting mostly women, children and elderly in an hours-long frenzy. Many of the victims’ bodies were mutilated by soldiers—some of them said to be drunk—and disfigured remains were paraded through the streets of Denver to jubilation and applause.
The massacre was truly grotesque, not just because of the high death toll, but because of the nature of the violence, which included widespread rape, torture, and execution-style killings. Lt Silas Soule, who participated in the massacre, described it in a letter to a superior:
The massacre lasted six or eight hours…it was hard to see little children on their knees have their brains beat out by men professing to be civilized….They were all scalped, and as high as a half a dozen [scalps] taken from one head. They were all horriby mutilated…You could think it impossible for white men to butcher and mutilate human beings as they did there, but every word I have told you is the truth, which they do not deny.
In the years that followed, many of the survivors of Sand Creek joined the Indian Wars, fighting alongside their Northern relatives and the Lakota. Many of the Cheyenne woman warriors joined the ranks after seeing or experiencing sexual violence during Sand Creek. Mochi, for example, was 24 when she saw a US soldier shoot her mother in the head; another soldier attempted to rape her, and she shot him, escaped the massacre, and went on to fight in battles against the US military for 11 years, before being imprisoned as the only formal Native woman prisoner of war in US history.
Body parts (particularly scalps, genitalia, breasts, hands, and feet) taken from the massacre site were extremely popular trinkets to buy, and were often kept on display in bars, stores, and household mantles. Cradleboards were sold with baby remains still inside, moccasin sets stuffed with rotting feet. These pieces were traded all across the country, and later collected by museums, who used to boast of their displays of such items (body parts were also taken at Washita, Wounded Knee, and most other smaller massacres). Many of these items have not yet been repatriated, and museums continue to create offensive displays of the massacre, that legitimate US military action.
Survivors were promised reparations from the US government, and their descendants continue to pursue them, though as of yet, they have not been paid. Cheyenne & Arapaho treaty rights to land on their ancestral territories in Colorado and Wyoming continue to be violated; Cheyennes & Arapahos in the region were removed to Oklahoma, where we remain. In Oklahoma, treaty rights were once again ignored, and the Dawes Act effectively obliterated the Oklahoma tribal land-base. In Oklahoma, Cheyennes & Arapahos survived more massacres, as well as widespread starvation and preventable disease (from being forced to live on inadequate rations and in deplorable conditions). While there are large Cheyenne & Arapaho communities, we have yet to be able to return to our homelands as a tribe.