Thursday, June 28, 2007

Civil Duty. Defintion: Putting your government in its place

Recently, I had to define the word citizenship. The first notions that came to me were serving your country and civil duty. However, serving your country democratically translates to the role of good democratic citizens. A democratic nation should be instilling fear in its government to the point where the nation's citizens should be in command. Voicing concerns and protesting when disagreement arises are actions that are to be implemented.

In an article, artist Cady Noland, has some innovative ways at looking at the world through art:

Also, for further reads into a magazine that rises up and voices a democratic society view Z mag and this article:

Board Politics

By: Kelly Slater
June 27, 2007
Mr Slater: Could you explain the picture of Abu Ghraib on your board: political, metaphorical, nihilistic, Dadaistic?
--Asked by Christopher McGuire

Friday, June 22, 2007

President Bush — the least popular president since Nixon—in the new NEWSWEEK Poll.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ray Johnson

My new favorite artist is Ray Johnson. An artsy fartsy, meticulous, mathematical, intuitive, bizarre fellow who never really communicated with his intimate crowd but communicated with strangers through mail art. Ray Johnson is known as the father of mail art.

To find out my other new favorite artist check out February's blog.