January 18th, 2012
Street Art of the Week: SOPA King Crazy
On this day that the internet voluntarily shuts down in an attempt to quell the PIPA and SOPA bills, we turn to our Houston renegades, the street artists. We at The Loop Scoop probably couldn’t have our daily fun if these bills are enacted. In fact, columns like Street Art of the Week would probably get us thrown in jail because we rely on you, your creativity, your intellectual property, to have photos to publish.
[Add your street art finds here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1477471@N25/]
There are a number of ways to get involved in fighting PIPA and SOPA. Most of those involve contacting your representatives in Congress. You will find over the course of the day that some of your favorite sites have gone dark. There will be no wikipedia-ing today. Flickr is allowing you to darken your photos. No cats will be LOLing. Even Google has blacked its name out (and urges your involvement).
These bills will have some of the biggest cultural impacts of any to date. The way we live, work and play virtually is at risk. We don’t want to throw a bunch of “Big Brother” cliches at you, but they’re worth your consideration.