Bits: 03.07.11

Epoxy and broken bottle skull by Andrés Basurto, via Nevver. Photo: Jacob Breinholt

• In 2002, Hasan Elahi, an American citizen of Bangladeshi descent, was turned over by Detroit airport officials to the FBI for six months of interrogations related to international travel and suspected tied to terrorism (he was cleared). Since 2004, he's been doing a "self-surveillance project that continually and publicly presents his exact location, activities, bank records, and other personal data." His Tracking Transcience -- which he discussed with Stephen Colbert recently -- is part of a solo show now on view at San Franciso's Intersection for the Arts.

• Twin Cities mural artists Broken Crow are currently in Mexico City doing a project at the Antique Toy Museum Mexico. Brooklyn Street Art has the first update on what they're up to.

Here's how microRevolt made its series of "logoknits," knitted garments bearing the logos of sweatshop offenders, created to open a discussion about the "relation between craft, labor, production and consumption, as well as appropriation and digital copyright." Upload your image into the free application to have it converted into a cross-stitch pattern.

Gum Election: A guerrilla poster project in which passersby could show their preference for political candidates by pasting chewing gum on the images of candidates is back, this time offering New Yorkers a choice between AT&T and the newly iPhone-capable Verizon Wireless: "Who sucks the most? Vote with your gum."

• If, like me, you live under a rock, here's street-artist JR's TED Prize talk and the site for his resulting global Inside Out project.

• Just ordered: Art & Agenda: Political Art and Activism (via Rebel Art).

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