Reverend Billy and Church of Stop Shopping hit the Dutch Theater Bigtime

Many Boing Boing readers will be familiar with the anti-capitalist art-provocateur antics of Reverend Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping. He's today the subject of a New York Times profile, after a theater group in the Netherlands paid him $25,000 to adapt his persona and some of his songs for Dutch Broadway. The NYT…

Anti-capitalist rumba rave in a Spanish bank

Spanish anti-capitalist activists Flo6x8 staged this epic flamenco/rumba flashmob at a branch of Santander. Their excellent dance was too much for the bystanders, and soon 30 of the bank's customers were dancing along. Rumba Rave "banquero" en el Santander (via MeFi)   Anti-capitalists Attack Banker's Home and Mercedes: "This is Just … Boing Boing: Soviet…

Bruce Damer – Burning Man, NASA, & artificial life

Bruce Damer is a technologist, virtual world pioneer, and computer historian. He is the CEO and founder of The Digital Space Commons, director of the Contact Consortium, and author of the book "Avatars". I talked with him about Burning Man & Katrina, NASA & near-earth-objects, artificial life & his EvoGrid project, and the legacy of…

Non-Disney Disney songs

Dan sez, "The swell blog 'Isn't Life Terrible' has a small yet perfectly formed collection of non-Disney Disney songs available for download, including an apparently non-ironic ditty about how nifty it is to be a Walt Disney World annual passholder (or, as the Disney cast members will call you, 'passhole'). There are also couple of…

RNC protests: First Amendment read-ins

BoingBoing reader Dave says, Reverend Billy [from the Church of Stop Shopping] leads the faithful in rousing choruses of the First Amendment. A Quicktime clip shows one chorus and the hallelujahs leaving St Marks church in the East Village, New York, a center for organizing this week's demonstrations. (more clips from the street today will…