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  1. For the article written by Ricardo Dominguez, I kept thinking about Facebook. Facebook is an only social media outlet where people feel that they are in complete control. By liking a couple of websites and posts regarding animal cruelty and helpless immigrants, there comes a sense of having done your part in our society. Meanwhile, corporations and government agencies have access to our personal information from right under our noses.

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https://diasporafoundation.org/

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The above picture depicts a classroom session where students learned about the antagonistic nature towards anonymity in society.
https://civic.mit.edu/blog/s2tephen/intro-to-civic-media-civil-disobedience-and-hacktivism

 

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General view of the "Morro da Providencia" favela, one of the most violent of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, taken on August 20, 2008. The French photographer identified as JR is launching a project called "Women Are Heroes", through which the photographs of women, relatives of the victims of clashes between the police and drug traffickers, were placed in the facades of the houses. This project already took place in Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Liberia, and will be taken to India, Cambodia, Laos and Morocco after Brazil. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

“General view of the “Morro da Providencia” favela, one of the most violent of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, taken on August 20, 2008. The French photographer identified as JR is launching a project called “Women Are Heroes”, through which the photographs of women, relatives of the victims of clashes between the police and drug traffickers, were placed in the facades of the houses. This project already took place in Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Liberia, and will be taken to India, Cambodia, Laos and Morocco after Brazil.” AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The link to both images is posted below. I was moved by the street art from both and how it can affect the mindset of a person simply passing by. There is so much that can be done through street art and the ideas and morals that exist behind them.street-art-9
There is an artist by the name of Skidrobot who paints the walls behind homeless people’s sleeping/resting areas to give them a sense of home. Seeing the images of something which ought to be real but only exists in painting gives you a sense of what so many people around the world are truly deprived of.
http://www.buzzilium.com/9-influential-creative-street-art-works-around-world/
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A street-theatre in London regarding the injustice done to immigrants on June 17, 2009. Participants used microphones, banners, and chants to draw in passers by.
https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/leedsbradford/2009/06/432584.html

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The second presentation of detournement regarding street art is most definitely my favorite. Street art does not promote a sense of ownership in its creator. The values and intentions behind this type of art is purely for the public to benefit from. I think it is a great way to raise awareness.

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