Illuminator debut this Saturday

Occupiers, 99%-ers, Fellow Insurgents–

The rumors are true. Deep in the bowels of Brooklyn the plans were hatched, the forces gathered, the dream made real. The Illuminator has been given form and will ride out on its maiden voyage this Saturday night, March 3rd, as part of Low Lives: Occupy! Its mission: To smash the myths of the information industry so that people might see for themselves what the 99% movement is fighting for.

The Illuminator is a tactical media tool and spectacularization machine, a beautiful and useful instrument to be used to grow and strengthen the movement in New York City and around the country. We’ve got big plans. Go to the website, follow us on the social media outlet of your choice, and stay tuned.

To catch us on Livestream on Saturday night at 7:28, 8:26, or 9:24pm, check in on the Low Lives channel: http://www.occupywithart.com/llo-live-channel/. To catch us live, follow us on one of those aforementioned outlets.

See you in the Streets,
The Illuminator Team

 

Biblioklept

Originally, I just swiped your tag @marykvalle and @JeffSharlet– Bloomberg Bibliocide– but only because it’s so lovely. Thank you for it. Bibliocide. But it could be meaning the degradation of the book’s narrative when re-cast as a film. It could also sound like we’re calling for his death by books. Maybe biblioklept instead? I’ll change it here, but know please, in my heart that I love you and your tags.

xo,
Betsy
@blizf

Here are some links:

Al Jazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/11/2011111681642279467.html

AlterNet: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/731822/bloomberg%27s_bibliocide_update_on_confiscated_%22people%27s_library%22_books/

American Libraries: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/11162011/occupy-wall-street-library-regrows-manhattan

Library Journal: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/892805-264/occupy_wall_street_library_removed.html.csp

NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/occupy-wall-street-protesters-return-zuccotti-park-tents-head-depot-reclaim-belongings-article-1.978485?localLinksEnabled=false

New York Times: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/protesters-find-their-belongings-in-chaos-at-a-city-garage/

Rachel Maddow Show (11/15/11): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/45316274#45316274

The Stranger: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/11/16/nypd-didnt-realize-that-you-can-damage-books-by-throwing-them-around (Yes, that’s a Bible on top of the pile)

Village Voice: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/11/occupy_wall_street_library.php

Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/occupy-library-bloombergs-book-problem/2011/11/16/gIQAhHcrRN_blog.html?socialreader_check=0&denied=1

WNYC: http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/wnyc-news-blog/2011/nov/16/zuccotti-park-demonstrators-trying-reclaim-items-confiscated-police/