These photographs document the “Digital Disruption Performance” executed by the Photo 10 “New Media & Social Change” Course at West Valley College. The performance took place on April 4th at West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. Inspired by the Situationist Artists of the late 1950’s and new Situationists such as the Surveillance Camera Players, the Institute for Infinitely Small Things, and the Billboard Liberation Front (see how these groups all creatively re-claim public space here), our class also decided to re-claim public space, for just 1 minute. We confronted how technology/cell phones disrupt daily life (with citizen journalists staged to document it).
In our first project we each wrote a blog post that was aimed at causing positive social change. The topic that each of us chose was our choice. We presented the main points on why this area needed to see change and then many of us gave links and ways to contribute to making change. The aim of many of our posts was to raise awareness about the issue. This campaign, “Kony 2012” questions the power of awareness alone.
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