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Space, the hipster frontier

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Jonah Engle has a fun piece about the spectacular growth of the most recent iteration of the reclaim-public-space movement, which involves events like pillowfights on Wall Street, drunk croquet in the park, and mobile clubbing.  The scene is going through a predictable evolution (e.g. T-Mobile now wants to sponsor some events) with the predictable concern that yet another subversive movement is being co-opted by corporations. 

What is neat about it is the ambition of some of the people involved. Kevin Bracken, co-founder of newmindspace wants to have pillow fights on the space station. That’s some culture jamming I can get behind.

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