Griffiths

Dec 152011
 
The Swarm

  Above is a link to a video that shows and explains a few of the techniques used at the Occupy Movement to convey messages across big, open spaces. One of the techniques is the “Human Microphone” where one person who is presenting a point speaks and others who can hear what that person is saying can repeat it back loudly to the other people around them. In this way the message is amplified so that all can hear. They use ‘Mic-check!’ to get the human microphone back onto the [Read More]

 
Occupying Ports Concerns

Standing in solidarity with a Seattle Union of longshore man who are being subjected to union busting the Occupy movement turns it’s sights to the Ports of Vancouver. “I understand where they are coming from but they just seem like very angry people…kind of blinded and avoid or don’t get into exposing the specific issues. They are still important points but it still feels too general. I’m worried they are loosing support,” Michael Harrhy a concerned Canadian citizen states. The targets of the recent Occupy Ports Protest were  terminal operators SSA Marine [Read More]

Dec 112011
 

Dear Past, I remember you used to tell Rebecca and I stories about when you were younger. You told us about traveling around the world when you were the age I am now. The sights of the mountains you climbed in Switzerland, the deserts that you became thirsty in, in Morocco, the tall Eucalyptus forests you smelt and walked though in Australia. Rebecca and I remember every detail of every taste, smell, feeling and sight you experienced. I think you told us over and over again to make sure those [Read More]

 
Occupy the Media- Hannah, Sharlene, Michele

The way we see ourselves in the broader system is largely shaped by News Media agencies. By framing our lives within a specific type of social meta-narrative they have powerful effects on our political opinions and our subsequent actions in the system. As powerful shapers of the social imaginary they can be linked to the semiotic sign of a ‘source’ first ‘filtering’ then affecting through an ‘information pathway’ the ‘belief cloud’ and as a result have the potential to act like corrective processes. When we consider systems change, and especially [Read More]