Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
WHY? so soon? I liked where i put my poster, I wanted to keep it. I noticed that my poster was M.I.A. about a week ago. I really just want to take a big black sharpie to the billboard and write 'Vote or Die' in a speech bubble next to the silhouettes. That billboard is some prime real estate for some political graffiti.
Hmmmm....Maybe that white shirt should have something on it. Seems like a good focal point for a message.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This billboard gets my attention every time I pass by it, so I can monitor the progress easily. It is also made with vector graphics so it resembles my poster and blends in, also conveying the message to vote.
When I placed the poster on the billboard, it was during heavy traffic at around 2:30pm. There is currently construction for the iaspire apartments and I do not think the poster will be taken down until the end of construction.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Ok, well 2 weeks and really nothing on my poster except "AAAS"?. It's hung up on the announcement board in the Political Science department. I realize this is like putting a white supremacy poster at a Nazi party convention, but hey. I thought I'd make it extra obvious and dangle a little sharpie there and hope someone would break out of their socially correct shell and defacing-ly doodle/baffle others with their knowledge of the whole electoral proceedings...nope. I'm not going to make it any more obvious.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
day 1. i posted it at the concert venue Headliners. it seems like drunken crowds are a hit target with some of us. hundreds of people stand in line here every night theres a concert, or during the weekend. the crowd from nightclubs TABU and Element share this hallway with Headliners as well. nothing has happened to it in the past week, which is a bummer b/c i was really hoping for some vandalism. this hallway has seen it all.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I find that this is one of the busiest places to walk through when school's in session, because students are willing to turn into roadkill if/when that Dodge Durango's a little too late to slam the brakes. Also, eye-level real estate was minimal, and I wanted to stick with that place, so I used cheapo duct tape and slapped it on as high as it'd fit without tearing down the posters of lame bands. I wish that it was placed a little higher, but now it pertains to the hobbit community...with 3-D specs.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
i've been trying to decide where i wanted to put my poster for a long time. so last night i went to sonic for dinner and happened to have my poster with me. it seemed to be the perfect place for it because, after all, who doesn't go to sonic? a car hop came up to me right after i taped it up and i thought she was going to take it down right then and there. luckily she just told me she really liked the poster and that it was a good idea to put it there. it'll be interesting to see how long it lasts!
Monday, October 6, 2008
I put my poster up at the shuttle stop on Barnwell. I wanted to post it somewhere that I knew I went often so I could keep track of it. With it being up at the bus stop that I go to a few times a day, I can observe people reading it and see their reactions.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
2nd DAY Saturday 10/04/08
After one full day I have already seen some postings! People seem to be adding to the countdown, which is what I was hoping for. And there were a couple of other random phrases - both possibly racist - the controversy begins. I think it will be interesting to see what people are willing to say about this election when they are sure no one is paying attention.
Hopefully the more the poster fills up, the more other people will be inclined to add something. Who knows?
(COMMENTS: "VOTE COSBY" & "VOTE BROGOHOME")
What I have in mind with this poster’s journey to the polls is to really play up the “You Complete Us” theme, by actually having people “complete” the poster with their own points of view about the election. So I have attached a Sharpie to the poster and written some generalized stuff just to get the dialogue going. “56th Presidential Election”, and a count down – the count down was added just make it known that writing on the thing is encouraged.
I hung the poster by the mailboxes at the apartment complex where I live.
What I hope to accomplish is basically the same thing as this blog. The poster will be a community posting for thoughts and opinions, except it will be done in a pre-internet fashion. I don’t expect too many thoughtful comments, there’s not much room for that kind of thing anyway, but I would be pleased to see some participation. Mostly it’s just intended to get people thinking about the election.
So with that said, we will see where it goes.