In the pending Canadian federal election, Matt Masters Burgener is running against the incumbent war-criminal, Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He conceived of a spectacular campaign ad that plays on the idea that he's a longshot
The ad looks like Bob Dylan's classic video for Subterranean Homesick Blues, in which Dylan holds and discards a series of signs in time with the song's lyrics. But it ads a twist, taken from Chanie Gorkin's viral "palindrome poem" Worst Day Ever?, which, when read from top to bottom, is a message of despair, but read from bottom to top is an exuberant denial of hopelessness.
It's a continuation of his clever Send Harper a Message guerrilla sign campaign, which encourages residents of the consituency of Calgary-Heritage to put up signs adjacent to Harper's, with political messages about Harper's political track record.
Did Matt Masters Burgener just quit?!?! [Matt Masters Burgener/Youtube]
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); Newry, ME (Maine Library Association) and Portland, ME (in conversation with James Patrick Kelly).
Octavia Butler (previously), the brilliant Afrofuturist, McArthur Genius Grant-winning science fiction writer, died far, far too soon, leaving behind a corpus of incredible, voraciously readable novels, and a community of writers who were inspired by her example.
EFF has just posted a job listing for a development director, seeking someone to "take charge of EFF's eleven-person Development Team in their efforts to raise over $13 million each year," starting late 2019 or early 2020.
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