Tag Archives: access to information

Wheatpasting, flyering, public art, and other forms of communication that are illegal in Ypsilanti

I guess, because I’ve written about the fuzzy line separating street art and vandalism before, I received a letter a few days ago from a local designer asking about the legality of wheatpasting – the act of affixing artwork or posters to walls and other structures with flour paste. Here’s his note. I’ve been trying […]

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Don’t ask me how my weekend was…

note: He deserves better than to be commemorated in the footnote of a post about my petty plumbing problems, but I did want to note the fact that, if not for the this little emergency of mine, I’d surely be posting something thoughtful tonight about the death of internet activist and political organizer Aaron Swartz. […]

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Blogbaby episode five: Lisa Bashert on the Public Library as Commons

[While I'm busy scrubbing poop from diapers and other articles of clothing, several friends have been kind enough to provide content for this site, through a program we're calling Blogbaby. Today's contribution comes from my friend, local sustainability advocate Lisa Bashert.] I was in the library today. In fact, I was in the library three […]

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