15 August 2014In the 1980s and early 1990s, during a particularly intense phase of the struggle against apartheid, something extraordinary happened in South Africa as hundreds of “ordinary” people interrupted their everyday lives to become artists.Mostly supporters of the anti-apartheid United Democratic Front, these amateur artists of the resistance left behind a plethora of handmade posters, produced anonymously so as to stave off persecution by the security police, and disseminated underground by those who wanted to see change.A collection of these liberation posters, from the Community Arts Project Archive at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), is currently on show as part of the 2014 Open Design Festival at Cape Town City Hall, where Nelson Mandela made his first public speech just hours after his release from prison on 11 February 1990.Curated by Emile Maurice on behalf of the Centre for Humanities Research at UWC, the exhibition celebrates a remarkable grass-roots challenge to the dictates of apartheid, and in particular to the authorities’ attempt to control what could be said, and who could say it, in society under apartheid.According to the centre, these posters, besides their obvious political message, “altered the rhythms and flavour of life in the everyday by bringing colour, vibrancy, texture and beauty to environments of deprivation and sites of political organisation, particularly in working-class areas.“If the strategy of political organisation was to create liberated zones in working-class communities by arresting the control of apartheid authority, what we also effectively now had were spaces of aesthetic liberation.”What the makers of these posters – and other paraphernalia such as banners, buttons and T-shirts – in effect managed to create was “a new class of aesthetic subjects, and a nascent form of ‘visual citizenship’ along the road to political liberation”.The exhibition runs until 23 August at Cape Town City Hall, on the 2nd floor. Entrance is free.SAinfo reporter
Tags:#Photo Sharing Services#web Facebook members are uploading about 300 million photos every day, giving an unexpected new life to companies that print photos.Brent Busboom, a 42-year-old high school English teacher in Reno, Nev., said he has printed four photo books as gifts for people in the past two years. He loves the ease with which he can share photos on Facebook, but still prints his most treasured digital snapshots.“Truthfully, it’s easier to look at photos in a photobook than it is on a website since I don’t have to wait for pictures to load. Plus, photobooks are a huge improvement over photo albums where everything was the same size,” Busboom said. “The ability to manipulate photo sizes and layouts lets me structure things in a way that is both interesting and representative.”Photo-sharing technology was supposed to make the printed photo go the way of the CD and the daily newspaper. You need look no further than the high-profile bankruptcies of Kodak and Polaroid, stalwarts of the film-and-processing era, to see the impact digital cameras and faster Internet connections had on photo prints.But now a new breed of smaller, more nimble photo companies are making it easier for photographers to turn their favorite Facebook, Instagram and Google+ photos into prints, canvases and photo books. By tying directly into the social networks, companies like Blurb and CanvasPop eliminate the laborious step of having users upload photos for printing.The result? Internet research firm InfoTrends is predicting the photobook market will grow from $588.1 million in 2010 to $1.2 billion by 2015.Chris Sonjeow co-founded Picbound.com, a photo-book printing company earlier this year, right around the time Facebook was announcing a billion-dollar deal to acquire photo app Instagram. He said the company plays on the “grandma factor,” or the fact that many people still prefer prints over pixels, and the idea that many photos shared on Facebook are mundane daily events; a photo book gives a sense of importance to photos from a life event.“Will this always be the case? Most likely not, but it will certainly not change overnight. The phasing-out period lasts decades,” Sonejow said. “Sure, there will always be people who collect vinyl records or old books, but once the general masses have a more consistent form of access, they will eventually have a new way to view their past.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dave copeland Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
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Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “There was plenty on there that we need to do better if we want to win another game in this series,” Nurse said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Samantha Corpuz, Zedrick Borja ace IronKids race anew View comments Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? 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Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — Steve Kerr has seen a little of almost everything during his wildly successful five-year run as coach of the Golden State Warriors.This, however, is something new.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the first time, Kerr and the Warriors are staring at a 1-0 deficit in the NBA Finals. They’ve trailed in series before, faced plenty of adverse moments along the way, but this is the newest challenge for a franchise trying to join the short list of clubs that have won three consecutive championships.“The experience helps,” Kerr said Friday, a day after the Toronto Raptors struck first. “Winning multiple championships helps because you have seen it all. There’s also just the knowledge that you’ve been here before. You’ve been down. We have been up 3-1 and lost a series. We have been down 3-1 and won a series. Everything in between. So nothing is going to catch these guys off-guard.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThat’s his hope, anyway.There was a clear air of confidence from the Warriors even in the very first moments after the loss Thursday night. They knew they didn’t play particularly well, and lost by only nine. They trailed most of the way, yet still were within striking distance plenty of times. They seemed far from rattled. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “No matter what, our sights were coming in that it’s a long series,” Warriors star Stephen Curry said. “And Game 2 is an opportunity for us to right the wrongs and get a big win and go back home.”Toronto Raptors fans celebrate their teams 118-109 win over the Golden State Warriors during Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPNo one needs to explain to the Warriors that a win on Sunday completely shifts the narrative.And even though the axiom has always been that Game 1 winners usually go on to win the series — and that is still the case — it seems that a 1-0 deficit isn’t as daunting to teams as it once might have been.Since the league went to the 16-team format for the 1984 postseason, Game 1 winners have never been as vulnerable as they have seemed to be this year. In the 14 series this year that preceded the NBA Finals, six Game 1 winners wound up losing their series. That’s never happened before in this format.In the 2010s, Game 1 winners have gone on to lose a series 31% of the time. In the 2000s, it was 25%; in the 1990s, 15%.ADVERTISEMENT “As soon as you lose a game, it will be on the crawl that now we only have a 19.7% chance of winning the series. Then if we win (Sunday) we’ll have a 42.7% chance of not losing the series,” said Kerr, tongue firmly planted in cheek. “This stuff is what it is. You lose a game, you come back and you try to win.”Kerr’s stance is clear: A simpler approach — study film, find ways to get better, apply them Sunday — is best.On the other hand, Golden State hadn’t lost a Game 1 this season. Or the season before that. Or the season before that.The last time the Warriors woke up and were down 1-0 in a series was the Western Conference finals in 2016 — against Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City. The Warriors responded with a blowout win in Game 2 and went on to prevail in seven games.Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Toronto Raptors in the second quarter during Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP“You never lose that experience,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “You can always look back on it and it’s more about how you felt, what was your mindset then. But it’s impossible to be the same because it’s completely different teams. And although some of us may have that experience, others on our team have not had that experience.”It bears noting that the Raptors know a 1-0 series lead doesn’t mean much.Orlando had one of those against Toronto in the first round, and lost in five games.Milwaukee had one of those against Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals — 2-0, actually — and lost in six games.“We’ve tried to (have) a conscious thought process of not really caring what the score of the series is,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “I think we know that the games are really hard. We know that after a win, the team that gets beat gets really determined. They try to fix things. They mostly play a lot harder and more physical and all those kind of things.”The challenge for his team is to do the same. That process started with a long film session Friday, and there was much to clean up. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP