For the past 18 weeks (19th today), every Friday at 4pm we’ve held a forum of sorts that we like to call Creative Friday. The rules are simple: if you’re present, you have to present. So you have nothing tangible? No big deal, we know you have something to share; so tell us a story, sing us a song, or if it fits you, do a little dance. The idea is to share with others, and be held accountable for … Read More
Baja California, Mexico
One of the coolest things about our work are the field trips we sometimes have to make for our client projects. On Wednesday, one of our current client projects required us to make a trip down south to beautiful Baja California. The goal was to collect imagery unique to Baja for a brand identity we’re developing for a Mexican seafood restaurant, set to open in Boston later this year. Needless to say, it was a pretty awesome day at work. … Read More
Howard Zinn’s — Artists In A Time Of War
Download Link Howard Zinn’s — Artists In A Time of War R.I.P.
Guatemala City — Past & Future
Additional Resources Guatemala’s Civil War — Wiki 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état — Wiki United Fruit / Chaquita International — Wiki Guatemala’s Archives — PBS Frontline *vid Finding Guatemala’s Dead — Al Jazerra *vid Voice of A Mountain — Indie Documentary *vid We were in Guatemala’s capital for a design project and we came across an fair amount of these bills posted along the capital’s central corridor, mostly in Zona 1. These pertain to the 40,000 “disappeared” persons from their civil … Read More
Marque & Reprisal
Article I, Section 8, paragraph 11 of the U.S. Constitution authorizes Congress to “grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water.” Marque & Reprisal suggested in 2001 as an option to fight stateless terrorism. Apparently, Thomas Jefferson used this authority to fight the Barbary Pirates.
Sophists & Lawyers ~ Russell 1945
The great pre-Socratic systems that we have been considering were confronted, in the latter half of the fifth century, by a sceptical movement, in which the most important figure was Protagoras, chief of the Sophists. The word â€œSophistâ€ had originally no bad connotation; it meant, as nearly as may be, what we mean by â€œprofessor.â€ A Sophist was a man who made his living by teaching young men certain things that, it was thought, would be useful to them in … Read More
Empire In The 21st Century
War, Neoliberalism and Empire in the 21st Century Noam Chomsky Connects the Dots By SAMEER DOSSANI Sameer Dossani: Let’s talk about the recently passed Iraqi oil law. It’s well known that the law was drafted in the U.S. and then consulted on by very few Iraqis all loyal to Prime Minister Noori al-Maliki, then finally pushed through the Iraqi parliament. This law paves the way for regionalization and privatization of Iraqi oil. What’s the U.S. economic agenda in Iraq and … Read More