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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Byzantium Security - For the 1% That Matters

Yesterday I posted about some fake ads that offended the NYPD and caused a pretty serious reaction. Today you get an image of a real ad that I wish was fake. This upcoming television show clearly took advantage of the fact that the OWS anniversary would result in a heavy police presence in downtown NY and an amazing photo opportunity that is better than any ad they could have imagined.

While the ad's content is obviously not for a real company but for a fictional company that exists in the fictional world of this upcoming television show, it is still a pretty serious affront to the real grievances that the OWS movement is trying to make plain. In many ways I see it as very similar to the fake ad that I posted about yesterday although this one is ok because it was paid for by a commercial enterprise. Something seems incredibly wrong with that. You may not agree with the OWS movement but it is a very real political endeavor and to allow a company access to public space to make light of their issue for commercial gain, while subsequently policing the movements "fake" political messages seems to reiterate the fact that at least in public space it really is the 1% that matters.

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Blogger Mark Russell said...

I have painted this image. It can be seen here.http://contemporary-artist.info/2012/landscape/byzantium-security/

14.10.12  
Blogger Jordan Seiler said...

love the image mark

15.10.12  
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Blogger albina N muro said...

I posted about some fake ads that offended the NYPD and caused a pretty serious reaction. Today you get an image of a real ad that I wish was fake. server room protection

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