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Organize 2018

I made a version of this image for the Justseeds Uprisings install in Milwaukee in 2013, and recently it seemed like it was time to update it. The idea for this came from the phenomenon of the murmuration, and the flocking behavior of many birds. In these great assemblies of flying creatures, each individual is maintaining their own position within the mass by constantly reassessing how far they are from each other, and the function of so many individuals flying together serves to provide some protection from predators. There are lessons in biology to be learned by people organizing for a better world, and this is one of the best.



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When my friend Katherine Ball was being interviewed by the Oregonian here in Portland during the Occupation this fall, she asked me to write up something to address the so-called…