Dec 092011
 
The Others

When media produces images of certain groups of people, it wields a power to shape public opinion of that group.  When the Occupy movement is discussed by those not directly involved in one of the protests, the occupiers are regularly referred to as “they.”  Dividing them from us in this way is a profound example of the power of media to make people with new ideas into the other.  This is not new, an ability to assign other status.  This image is intended to display that tendency to othering in [Read More]

 
Photos of the Movement

Here are a few good websites to check out for encouraging Occupy Vancouver photos, helpful to anyone curious about the action at the site. The photos depict the types of changes people are rooting for by completing this demonstration, hoping to change the system by occupying Vancouver.   CTV’s “The many faces of Occupy Vancouver”: http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/gallery/html/occupying_111017/photo_0.html   Harryhammer’s Blog “Occupy Wall Street Vancouver Photo Gallery 2″: http://harryhammer.wordpress.com/occupy-wall-street-vancouver-photo-gallery-2/   BCIT Broadcast Journalism “Occupy Vancouver Photo Gallery”: http://www.bcitbroadcastnews.ca/2011/11/07/occupy-vancouver-photo-gallery/      

 
The Lighter Side of Occupation (Occupy Jokes)

I have compiled a gallery of images relating to the Occupy movement, depicting how various types of inequalities are present within most social systems. Within any  system there will most likely be “the 1%” and the “99%”, and it seems as if someone or something comes out ahead, then the rest might be fighting a losing battle. Sometimes this feeling of hopelessness or defeat presents itself humorously, considering a perfect solution is not always available – but hey, if we can’t fix all our problems, at least we can laugh [Read More]

Dec 012011
 
99.99999999926%

For anyone interested this is a funny photo on the occupy movement. It shows that there are definitely different perspectives out there. http://photomis.com/we-are-the-99-99999999926/

 1 December 2011  Posted by Jadebl media , ,  1 Response »