October 3, 2012

Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression (fucking amazing! watch now!)

1:25 am in art,art events,community,conversations,streets,video dustin hostetler

If you aren’t lucky enough to be living in a city that aired this movie over the past year, jump on the opportunity NOW to watch Vigilante Vigilante!

The movie portrays an unexpected group of vigilantes. It’s hard to explain the dynamic, but the movie covers community advocates on both sides of the graffiti fence. Graffiti artists, and the citizens who take on “buffing” as a personal cause.

The biggest impact from the film to me, is how it humanizes graffiti. I deeply hope people who are unsure or unfamiliar with the artform that watch the movie get a better understanding of how street art benefits communities. If you get the chance, try roping in some unexpecting friends & family members and watch the flick together.

Perfectly well paced, and not heavy handed in the least bit. It’s a terrific documentary on the struggle modern society has in the slow but steady acceptance of street art. Click here to download on iTunes… and click here to learn more about the movie.

October 1, 2012

The Silent History

2:06 pm in books,community,conversations,dreaming,tech,web dustin hostetler

I’m normally not one to promote iPhone apps. I don’t spend a lot of time playing on my phone beyond email and instagram, and I never read books on the tiny little screen. But The Silent History is changing things. I downloaded the app yesterday, and after playing around with the format last night I eagerly paid for the additional content.

Released daily, the app tells a story one page at a time. As soon as I woke up this morning, I devoured the first installment. Just released, The Silent History is the first app beyond facebook that I plan on logging into every day. It tells a story of a future where people stop talking. I’d tell you more, but I’m only one page in and I can’t wait to log in tomorrow.

There is so much more to this app, including location based content you can only read / open if you’re nearby. It’s really an incredible experience.

As a side note. The app was designed and developed in a geodesic dome in Cazadero, California. If you’re looking for a new and unique experience, download The Silent History today.

(photo credit: Matthias Flügge Hansen)

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