Bits: 07.30.10

Matthew Moore, Moore Estates (detail)

• 20x200's newest edition shows Matthew Moore's Moore Estates (West), aerial photos of a plot of his family farm planted with sorghum and wheat to show a 1/3 scale map of the suburban community that's being developed nearby. Here's how the project, "Rotations," looked in 2005, 2006 and 2007. (Thanks, Kristina.)

• Atlanta's National Museum of Patriotism is closing its physical space.

• Gary Hustwit (Objectified, Helvetica) has another film in production: Urbanized, which "looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, featuring some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers," is slated for release in 2011.

• Steal this movie: "The Yes Men Fix the World is our second feature film. It's won a bucket of awards and accolades, but we're still broke. We are hoping that people who share it will donate some money so that we can do even more outrageous actions." Download the torrent here.

The New Yorker offers up a series of photos showing glimpses of the U.S. military's black ops from artist Trevor Paglen's new book, Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes.

Artthreat: "Artist Wu Yuren has been arrested, beaten and is being held in a Beijing jail according to his wife, Canadian Karen Patterson."

• A series of nice street interventions -- including a subway-vent shark -- by Spanish artist Kapo.

• Anne "Interview with A Vampire" Rice is leaving Christianity, thanks in part to the Westboro Baptist Church and Minnesota's proseletyzing anti-gay "punk" band You Can Run But You Cannot Hide (she links to the Minnesota Independent as part of her rationale).

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