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From OWS to TED, Where Spontaneous Sentiment Meets Community Organizing

Impermanent, action-oriented collectives are now becoming part of our daily lives.

One of the thousands of larger-than-life portraits that came out of street artist JR's TED Prize wish last year.

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Crowdsourced Public Art Project Captures Community Spirit Around the World JR's Photography Project InsideOut Goes Global

Street-artist JR extends his reach even further through crowdsourcing, engaging a global audience like never before.

Rather than waiting for people to seek out his art in museums or galleries, artist JR brings it to the streets, posting arresting black-and-white portraits of locals around the world on the walls of their neighborhoods. His goal is to give voice and representation to communities that otherwise might be obscured, like women living in Brazilian or Kenyan slums. With his latest global art initiative, the InsideOut Project, JR is spreading his mission on a scale that was previously unimaginable, by crowdsourcing personal photos and the labor of posting them.

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Tour L.A.'s Real Art in the Streets

The blocks that surround MOCA's street art exhibition are filled with an ad hoc gallery of exuberant public art, thanks to a group called LA Freewalls

Long before MOCA's Art in the Streets show opened, Los Angeles's Downtown Arts District already had more than a few monumental works of street art on display with a little help from a group named LA Freewalls. Anyone can see this art in its natural environment for free, but this Saturday at Bloomfest LA, a guided tour of the neighborhood's many elaborately embellished industrial buildings will be led by Daniel Lahoda, curator of LA Freewalls.

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Flavor Flav Wants to Get His High School Diploma (and Inspire Other Dropouts)

The Public Enemy hypeman and reality TV star dropped out of 10th grade. Now he's headed back to school and wants to film his experience.


Flavor Flav wants to get his high school diploma. The 51 year-old VH1 reality show star and hypeman of iconic hip hop super group Public Enemy dropped out of school in the tenth grade. Now he plans to finally get his degree, and, of course, film a reality show documenting his experience. But, before you start picturing a train-wreckish education version of Flavor of Love or The Surreal Life, understand that Flav has good intentions: If you're a dropout, he wants you to get your degree too.

Flav—real name William Drayton, Jr—told news outlet WQAD, "I want this show to be able to influence people my age, that if you dropped out of high school when you were young it's never too late to go back to get your diploma."

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Green For All Academy: Exemplifying the Dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Green For All's Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and how the "green revolution" can lift all boats.

“There is nothing more tragic than to sleep through a revolution.”

That's the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the National Cathedral in 1968, and it's how Green For All's CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins introduces her smart and powerful essay in celebration of Dr. King's birthday, "Set the Alarm Clock: Don't Sleep Through the Green Revolution."

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JR In Soweto

We're not going to make GOOD entirely about street artist JR (we already covered him in the magazine here and in the blog here) but his...

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