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Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Joy.

Kids have no trouble finding Joy.

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Adults sometimes have to work at it…

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Figment NYC 2011. A writeup with more photos is here.

Figment NYC 2011

By Vladimir Brezina and Johna Till Johnson

On Saturday 11 June, 2011, along with our friend Runar, we visited  Figment NYC 2011, a free-form art festival that takes place annually on Governors Island in New York City (and in several other US cities). The vibe is half Woodstock, half Burning Man, with a dash of Magic Kingdom.

According to its organizers:  “FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork – and then it’s gone.”

“Participatory art—what’s that?”, you ask. Read on: It can be anything—but most of  all, it’s fun! That was our biggest takeaway from Figment… it was a hell of a lot of fun, despite the cool rainy weather.

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