Tor.com blogger and art-department guy Pablo Defendini‘s just-for-fun silkscreened poster for Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother has already become something of a meme. Now Cory, at Boing Boing, notes a report in Seattle’s The Stranger that the “camerahead” image from Pablo’s poster is being deployed as political theater, in a protest against the City of Seattle’s decision to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on surveillance cameras installed throughout the city’s public parks.
Art is weird. You never know what, of all the things you try, will catch on. And the most long-lived residue of our work is sometimes a second-order derivative.