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Friday, November 18, 2011

About that 99% spotlight signal video: The beginning of the beginning

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Occupy Wall Street 99% Spotlight Signal
#N17 #OWS #OccupyEverything
They call it a bat signal, the art of projecting those words on the face of the Verizon building in New York City.

In the video, Occupy Wall Street 99% Spotlight Signal #N17 #OS, a river of people lit up bright as the streams of car lights around them, flows toward the Brooklyn Bridge the night of November 17. They move in protest of the police raid and takedown of the Occupy Wall Street encampment.

That night, the bat signal supported them with its messages that this is the beginning of the beginning.

"We are a cry from the heart of the world," the message signals. "We are unstoppable. Another world is possible. We are unstoppable. Another world is possible."

Follow the link below and get the whole, inspiring story of the project: How it started; about its creator, Mark Read and the artists and technicians who helped him; where they found a projector big enough to light up the wall of a skyscraper; and how, though they offered to pay handsomely, a single mom in the projects gave them the use of her apartment across from the Verizon building for free. "'I can't charge you money, this is for the people,' she said."

Interview with creator of Occupy Wall Street "bat-signal" projections during Brooklyn Bridge #N17 march by Xeni Jardin on Boing Boing.


We make peace in a million small ways every day.
All text and images, unless otherwise noted, copyright L. Kathryn Grace. All rights reserved.

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