In case you guys hadn’t noticed but we now have our own domain and are no longer a .wordress.com site. Hurray !
The new site is Ives-Street.com but if you go to Ivesstreet.wordpress.com you will still find your way here. Besides that we also have been doing a bit of spring cleaning that includes new custom CSS that allowed me to make the blog a bit bigger, both in digital storage space and literally a 1000 pixels wide now. I also finally got around to setting up a gmail account and link it to the website (firstname.lastname@example.org) so anyone reading this feel free to email me ideas you come up with, questions, or if you would like to share anything with the blog in general.
Oh and we have a new fancy pants paypal donate button. I am not going to be pushing this much.. telling you guys to donate or anything. But it will be there, just so you know.
I also am excited to announce that I will be having an announcement shortly of a new major project coming up that I am very excited about. Yes I know how much of a teaser that is, an announcement of an announcement but believe me when I tell you it will be worth the wait.
Anyway. Here is some music and art to get you to the same level of pumped-up-ness as I am.
I find this somewhat hilarious simply because of the multiple levels of irony. One he is possibly making fun of the recent addiction of marketing companies hiring street artists for marketing campaigns, two he is probably also actually looking for work in that marketing field, and three I am currently unemployed and also looking for work. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Found on Vandalog
At first it took me a bit to really get what was going on here. I had to reread this snippet a few times.
Wish I Said Hello is a project that plays with the missed connections section of Craigslist and turns those missed connections into stickers that are then put up in the spot where the missed connection happened. Lisa Park and Adria Navarro have started the program in New York City, but they hope that others will pick up the idea and place the stickers around the world. Very sweet idea. Here are a few of the first I Wish I Said Hello stickers.
After processing it for a little bit, and looking over the pictures I couldn’t help but notice my brother was standing over my shoulder, staring at the screen. He never really takes an interest in the blog and rarely identifies with any of the things I show him.
“What do you think?”
“I don’t get it.”
“What don’t you get exactly?”
“It. What is it supposed to be telling me? That these people were once here.. and they had this one moment? So what.”
Ironically the very thing he was complaining about is what I find so interesting about this work.
These pieces allow us into the mind of another person. A random person who was so moved by some moment in time they decided to write about it and tell others on craigslist in hope that the other person was as moved by this moment and that they might just have the courage to check craigslist themselves. We now are allowed to see into this moment in time, stand exactly where it happened and know exactly what one of them was feeling and thinking. We get to be part of this moment that was so very exciting to someone. They probably didn’t intend for it to be that way, probably didn’t know that someone would take their post or what they would do with it. But we can now be part of that moment none the less.
Let me know if you guys agree.
I was tipped off that Banksy had recently updated the Inside portion of his website and to my glee it was true. You could follow the link I just provided.. or you could look at the picture I have here provided for you as evidence of said change. Or you could do both.. the choice is yours, young padawan.