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James Powderly
Beloved FAT Lab member, James Powderly, is currently being detained in China. As of 10:30 AM, he has been detained for almost 48 hours with still no word. Read more from the NY Times (below) and check out the awesome laser stencil he created for the event. Free Powderly t-shirt design submissions are also welcome.

From the NY Times

“BEIJING — In their latest confrontation with pro-Tibetan protesters during the Olympics, Chinese authorities arrested five Americans on Tuesday after they spelled out “Free Tibet” with blue L.E.D. lights near the National Stadium. Three other people, including a New York artist who fashions giant displays with lasers on buildings, were detained for a separate protest.”

read more:
Wall Street Journal
Associated Press

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Posted on August 20, 2008



  1. avone says:

    yo CHINA…free that nigga!

  2. Frank says:

    Taking one for the team. Any photos of the tagging he did?

  3. jake says:

    i think the t-shirt should look something like this:

  4. agent scott says:


  5. avone says:

    mumia is so 1995

  6. exfish says:

    So from what I’ve read, he didn’t even get to do the projection, he just got busted for planning it. Tool…

  7. Jeopolitic says:

    le pauvre

  8. Juliec says:

    Hopefully, freeing James Powderly isn’t as difficult as freeing Tibet.

  9. Michael says:

    Gah, didn’t work, but here you go:

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