Bits: 10.06.09

Christian Marclay's 2822 Records (PS1), 1987-2009, by Riviera 2005, Flickr

• Online documentary by the Glass Bead Collective and Twin Cities, Chicago and Pittsburgh Indymedia: Democracy 101: Pittsburgh G20 Protests and the Police Occupation of Pitt University

• Introducing “Hi, How Are You,” an iPhone app/game by outsider artist musician Daniel Johnston, who has never owned a cellphone. (Via ArtInfo.)

• On my to-see list, thanks to Kemi at Creative Capital: The Art Farm in Marquette, Nebraska. Don't miss the Sculpture Prairie or, on the weekend of Oct. 24, the Art Harvest.

• Nicholas Kristof: "The most successful logo in human history is not the Nike swoosh or any other corporate design. Instead, it’s probably one designed by anti-slavery activists in Britain way back in 1787, and it became a mainstay of the abolitionist movement — a way to spread the word and build solidarity. This logo was provided by Josiah Wedgewood for use by early British abolitionists.... It shows a slave in chains and asks: 'Am I not a man and a brother?'"

• SocialDesignZine's site is now censored in Iran for this gallery of 132 "Posters for Green Iran."

Onion headline: "Struggling Museum Now Allowing Patrons To Touch Paintings"

• Insert Spinal Tap joke here: Mini-Stonehenge discovered in England.

• Among the winners of the 2009 IgNobel Prizes -- "a bra that can be quickly converted into a pair of gas masks, one for the brassiere wearer and one to be given to some needy bystander."

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