Bronx River Art Center’s Rompe Puesto

by January 7, 2010

Rompe Puesto

Rompe Puesto loosely translates into come show your support of BRAC, celebrate the new year, drink beer and bust open 23 piñatas created by NYC artists & artist groups in the South Bronx (we will never call it SoBro). Dope! We like piñatas.

Hoods to Woods Fundraiser & Screening

· by January 6, 2010

Hoods To Woods

Hoods to Woods is a documentary based on the story of Brian “Deka” Paupaw and his journey from the inner city streets of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn to the mountains of North and South America.

Deka’s Hoods to Woods Foundation offers a Free 6 week Snowboarding Program that promotes leadership, health, well being and introduces youth to the great outdoors.

The 2 screenings will be held:
Wednesday January 6th 7:30PM & Wednesday January 13th 7:30PM

At Cloud:
287 Macon Street, Ground Floor
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn NY

Suggested Donation $10

STCR Update Winter Twenty10: The Machines Are Shaping Us

· by January 1, 2010

Friendster? We Off That!
MySpace? We Off That!
Facebook? We Off That!
Twitter? We Off That!
Willful Obscurity? We On That!
Right After I Finish This Mass E-Mail!

Yes I have moments of digital silence – I don’t like to take up bandwidth without having something inspired to say. In that last year I also moved my main method of digital ranting over to Twitter. I didn’t really mean to and I didn’t tell anyone. I just let it grow organically. It’s been cool.

If You Have An Investment In The System, You Are More Likely To Play By Its Rules.

As an ethnographer and artist; Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, WordPress & Twitter have also been mediums of experimentation to me. I try to not take them too seriously. Keep an arms distance between Me and Digital Me so I can observe how my interaction with it changes how I am.

The machines are shaping us. Get into it.

It’s been very interesting to see communities create a vernacular and a set of social rules while exploring a new form of communication. It is also interesting to see real world rules of class, gender, race & ego replicated in the new space. It is also interesting to be able to witness human transformation is such a short period of time. Compare the time span between the creation of fire and electricity to dial-up and WiFi and the effect this speed increase has on thinking & doing.

As I reach my second to last archivable Twit (pronounced Tweet), I’ve decided this year that I’m going to Blog more, which is inversely proportional to Twittering less. I set out to do this for one simple reason: Twittering & tagging are labor we do for them; Blogging & journaling are labor we do for us. More on that here: The Internet as Playground and Factory Conference

Hip-Hop Word Count x Ethnographic Database x Cultural Pattern Recognition

My blog topics this year will be heavy on the Hip-Hop Word Count because the 2nd beta is finally launched. Hip-Hop Nerds Stand Up!

I will be sending private beta testing invites in the next STCR Update. If you’d like to be a beta tester register for a user account and subscribe to the STCR Updates list by clicking on the email button on the top left of the page.

Best, Tahero

Creative Director, Strategist