I'm a twentysomething Californian with equal and abiding loves of people and technology. I'm an information junkie, an occasional writer and thinker, a humanist and transhumanist and perpetual student of humanity.
I'm currently attending UC San Diego, throwing myself against every wall to see what sticks, soaking up the sun and people and opportunities and trying to figure out how best to combine all my passions into a life that leaves no regrets and takes no prisoners.
The different legal systems under which Israelis and Palestinians are tried apply to children as well. As +972 has consistently documented, Palestinian children arrested by the Israeli army are treated by the military court system as “potential terrorists.” The visual below demonstrates what would happen should two 12-year-old boys, one Israeli and one Palestinian, get arrested for fighting. One would swiftly be brought before a judge, given access to a lawyer, tried and spared jail time. The other could face two years in jail without trial.
Created out of 6,000 light bulbs the interactive installation invites visitors to pull the cords and turn the lights on and off as spectators witness the cloud shimmer and flicker as bulbs flip between light and dark. Incredibly out of the 6,000 bulbs, 5,000 of them are actually old burnt out bulbs donated to the artists by the public. The idea being that instead of wasting bulbs by throwing them away they would be put to a better, and more creative use, by turning trash in to treasure, and waste in to art.