The Occupy movement has been growing and spreading. One of the things I’ve found interesting is how prominent a role text, images, and social media are playing in this movement. You have the signs which are the basic communication most of the public gets from the movement.
You also have these hand held signs that people take pictures of themselves with. This one from We Are the 99%.
Then you have the reactions.
This is an interesting phenomenon. We are still a text based culture, perhaps increasingly so in the post-television world. These are new forms of communication that embody both art, text, and dialogue. It is fascinating that this is how the conversation over the future of the West is playing out.
The seriousness of the situation cannot be ignored. When people wake up to massive inequality they seek change. That is the conversation that is occurring, and this is the medium it is occurring in.