Video artist Ronen V (who had nothing to do with the video embedded in this post) alerts us to news that fellow New Yorkers Seanna Sharpe (in the photo below) and Thomas "Savage" Skinner are in jail today.
Apparently inspired by Phillip Petit of Man on Wire movie fame, Seanna climbed the Williamsburg bridge and performed a 15-minute aerial show hanging 350 feet from the bridge surface by silk.
The duo spent the night in jail at Rikers Island, and remain there at the time of this blog post. Sounds like they'll be facing some pretty serious felony charges, with two days to find a lawyer interested in taking this unusual sort of case on.
I'm told internet supporters helped them raise bail last night within just 3 hours.
Twitter has been struggling to attract new users and retain existing ones. In a long-awaited update for the social network, Twitter announced today that video, still images, animated GIFs, polls, and quotes will no longer apply to the 140-character limit for tweets.
Muckrock today announced a $1,000 grant for projects to increase public understanding of noted Donald Trump supporter and anti-Gawker-lawsuit-funder Peter Thiel. Motherboard matched the Muckrock reporting grant funds, and now the grant is $2,000. Apply to MuckRock’s Thiel Fellowship here. “Applications are on a rolling basis with the first deadline of October 1, 2016. Applicants […]
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