In an effort to get the word out about our new fffffat baby we have begun giving more talks and presentations. The more rich and powerful people in the room the better. If, however, there are people or organizations that are too rich or too powerful don’t be afraid to pull out the F bomb.
Even with the popularity of blogs and RSS, email announcement lists still seem to be an important way to consistently reach people. This site is hosted on Dreamhost, for which I found this tutorial on how to set up an HTML subscription form on your front page. I tweaked it a little, but it looks like this:
If you’re not on dreamhost check to see if your hosting provider has mailman installed.
G.R.L. on Artivi at ARS Electronica, check it out here:
The Field Guide for Public Works Vol. 1:
Instructors: Andy Bichlbaum, James Powderly, Evan Roth
Shared resources and public spaces, like our cities, the Internet and the media, are increasingly under attack from the forces of privatization, excess commercialization, censorship, bias and authoritarian control. To offset the inequalities caused by these forces, ordinary citizens are turning to humorous and socially provocative pranks, hacks, infiltration, urban modification and other disturbances to get their voices heard in public and the mass media. The Field Guide for Public Works will be an illustrated instructional guide designed to show citizens how to make tools and use techniques employed by artists and activists to express unpopular and marginalized “truths” and perspectives in the public sphere. Subjects and technologies covered in the Field Guide may include both social and physical engineering, like: corporate infiltration, mobile broadcasting, contagious media, hacking urban systems, on-line satire, ad busting, self publishing and more. From concept to implementation, students will work together with their instructors and peers to create all aspects of the Field Guide using open source software. Over the course of the semester, students will also work in small teams to create, execute and document their own public interventions with voluntary participation from the class and others. The Field Guide will also be an experiment in creating a “print on demand” book and releasing work into the public domain.
The expressions published in this site are all in the public domain. You may enjoy, use, modify, snipe about and republish all F.A.T. media and technologies as you see fit.