1. Ello.co will change the way you think about yourself in relation to Facebook and social networks  |   2. The artist below is totally awesome – kinda reminiscent of Detournment Images

ello.com | Manifesto

ello.com | Manifesto


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ALEJANDRO DIAZ PageImage-501712-2795694-7000c9f7a2

Alejandro Diaz cleverly explores the boundaries of race and class by merging humor, urban imagery, products, folk art, fine art, and advertising.  His conceptual and campy cardboard signs, which he made and sold on the streets of Manhattan, earned him an international reputation. They are emblematic of his recurrent use of everyday materials, his humor infused politics, and his ongoing involvement with art as a form of entertainment, activism, public intervention, and free enterprise.  From these humble, hand written signs to his glamorous works in neon, from his oversized cans of beans and corn to his witty, appropriations of many of contemporary art’s “greatest hits”, Diaz continues to challenge the preconceived notions of culture, society and status.

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About Hannah Webster

Hello, my name is Hannah Webster. Brand Strategy, Design & Marketing Consulting | Public Relations in Los Angeles | Research: “VR Digital Storytelling Tech Elicits Empathy in its Viewers”

4 responses »

  1. hannahmwebster says:

    The first image is titled: Mexi-Cans
    …if you can link the ethnic reference to the racially- suggestive image, you will find the intended rhetoric

  2. haircomestrouble says:

    I like the one about being famous for $15. It speaks a lot about what people want to get out of their 15 minutes of fame and h amount they actually get. Love it.

  3. laureljaclyn says:

    I love the first one. It reminds me a lot of McLuhan.

  4. hannahmwebster says:

    @haircomestrouble and @laureljaclyn: Thanks for commenting!! I was just hoping around websites, mostly for our gentrification project, comparing websites and mapping features.

    I thought some of those art pieces were very humorous. I definitely chuckled out loud to myself when perusing that website. It’s fun to see all that art can express.

    I thought the “alternative Facebook” was really interesting, especially since I found it and read its Terms of Service the same day that Facebook had altered their ‘Terms,’ and included an abbreviated ‘In short…” They probably don’t expect many people to take the time to read their changing policies so close to the holiday season when a large portion of users too busy with other matters.

    I think this website really shows and indirectly stresses the importance of reading the policies and terms of a service one uses. by seeing the comparison between social networking sites, we become more aware of the differences and we form a more well-rounded opinion of what we want from services we use.

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