Prank websites. Militant carnivals. Flash Mobs. Virtual sit-ins. Guerrilla musicals.
From Cairo to cyberspace, from Main Street to Wall Street, today’s social movements have a creative new edge. Social activism in the digital age is melding prank and PR; blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, direct action protest and pop art. These principles that make for successful creative action are more common today than we realize—yesterday’s Wikipedia blackout in protest of #SOPA is one of many prominent examples—but their foundations rarely get hashed out or written down.
Until now. In the irreverent, activist tradition of Steal This Book and The Anarchist Cookbook comes Beautiful Trouble, out April 1, 2012 from OR Books.