The GOOD 100: Public Ad Campaign The GOOD 100: Public Ad Campaign
The GOOD 100: Public Ad Campaign
Ad Hominem: Jordan Seiler of Public Ad Campaign is cleaning up the streets.Advertisements are ubiquitous in American cities. They seem to grow out of the sidewalks and descend from the sky. Most of us take for granted the thousands of ads we see each day, as though they were intrinsic elements of our neighborhoods. But some people take them out of the picture.Jordan Seiler began covering public advertisements with simple patterns or blank, soothing images in 2000 out of a belief that ads impair our ability to communicate with each other. As Seiler sees it, ads in public spaces turn public interactions into transactions, which is a problem in areas that are supposed to be free and open. The website for his aesthetic civil-disobedience project, dubbed the Public Ad Campaign, boldly and unapologetically lists all of his "unauthorized public installs" by date and address, and Seiler sees the illicit action as vital to maintaining city health."I've come to realize that by doing that, by actually putting up visual imagery or ideas in the public environment, that I'm gaining this relationship to the city that was much more personal than I had before," says Seiler. He takes full responsibility for the illegality of his work, which he describes as connected to, but also a departure from, traditional graffiti or street art-his aim is not to comment on the content of the ads, but to remove them entirely. "The intent is really to quiet those spaces. It's not about communicating any idea specifically other than the idea of interacting."NOW WHAT? Participate in the New York Street Advertising Takeover this October. Visit publicadcampaign.com for details.
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A Florida 1st grader is collecting PB&J jars to make sure her classmates have enough to eat. She may be little, but she’s on a big mission to end hunger.
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America has its first Native poet laureate and her interview is a must-read. “You have your culture and you're in it, but you're also in this American culture.”
Kamala Harris says her Department of Justice would have ‘no choice’ but to prosecute Trump. “Everyone should be held accountable, and the president is not above the law,”
Woman’s thoughtful response to pro-lifer’s ‘dare’ to google abortion photos exposes what reproductive rights are really about. U.S. company making $750 per day, per child to keep immigrant children in ‘prison-like’ conditions A Florida 1st grader is collecting PB&J jars to make sure her classmates have enough to eat. What does the dust in your home mean for your health? America has its first Native poet laureate and her interview is a must-read. Kamala Harris says her Department of Justice would have ‘no choice’ but to prosecute Trump. The Supreme Court just ruled that Maryland’s ‘Peace Cross’ can stay on public land. Twitter is losing its mind after a woman brings home a super creepy doll from an antique shop. A scientific study just proved that ‘brain supplements’ are completely useless. NASA says these 18 plants are the best at naturally filtering the air in your home. Ex-racists share powerful stories about how and why they changed their minds. Amazon tried to slam AOC after she said they pay ‘starvation wages’ — but Amazon workers have her back.
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