Adafruit will not be shipping orders Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 21, 2019. Any expedited orders placed after 11am ET Friday January 18 will go out Tuesday January 22.
0

Transforming Recyclable Materials Into A Massive Street Art Protest #ArtTuesday

NewImage

How to transform recyclable materials into a massive street protest. by Katherine Books via Huffington Post

If you happened to be walking in the neighborhood of Madrid’s Congress of Deputies this month, you might have noticed a strange sight.

Flanking the Marqués de Casa Riera stood 30 neatly parked cars equipped with flashing police lights. But what appeared to be a congregation of law enforcement vehicles was actually a massive street art intervention aimed at protesting Spain’s Citizen Security Law. Furthermore, the entire installation was made from recyclable materials.

Yup, those bright blue and white lights — positioned atop random cars already parked on the street, no less — were made from 200 roast chicken containers, colored cellophane paper and flashing LEDs. With seven containers on each car, the vehicles resembled those of the National Police. And it’s all the work of Spain’s bold art activism collective, Luzinterruptus.

The intervention, titled “The Police are Present,” points a finger at the Citizen Security Law, commonly referred to as the “Gag Law.” Introduced in November of 2013, the bill originally intended to heavily fine individuals for unauthorized street demonstrations, offensive slogans, efforts obstructing pedestrian traffic, loss of identity documents occurring more than three times in five years and the circulation of “images of members of state security forces that might infringe upon their ‘right to honor.'” A tamer — yet still criticized — version of the law passed in July.

NewImage

“This act… has as its ultimate purpose, the illegalization of citizen’s protests against the government,” Luzinterruptus wrote on its website. “And in order to achieve this, seeing that many of its articles go against the Spanish Constitution, dangerously eroding the rights of assembly and demonstration in public spaces and the citizens in frankly defenseless, with greater possibilities of being arrested and fined.

“The law overprotects the security forces in the exercise of their law enforcement functions, being able to exercise violence against the citizens with impunity and according to their subjective criterion.”

Read more


Screenshot 4 2 14 11 48 AM

Every Tuesday is Art Tuesday here at Adafruit! Today we celebrate artists and makers from around the world who are designing innovative and creative works using technology, science, electronics and more. You can start your own career as an artist today with Adafruit’s conductive paints, art-related electronics kits, LEDs, wearables, 3D printers and more! Make your most imaginative designs come to life with our helpful tutorials from the Adafruit Learning System. And don’t forget to check in every Art Tuesday for more artistic inspiration here on the Adafruit Blog!


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 9,700+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

What do you want from CircuitPython in 2019?

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — A field guide to designing your PCBs, learned the hard way

Wearables — 5 meter fun

Electronics — Current limiting!

Biohacking — A Gene to Predict Modafinil Response

Python for Microcontrollers — Python snakes its way on the SparkFun SAMD21 Mini, Hackaday.io, 10k thanks, and Tim’s magazine #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.