Micah White is a Berkeley based award winning writer and activist who contributes regularly to Adbusters magazine and The Guardian among others. Late in 2010 he chose my photographs to illustrate 2 blog posts he wrote for Adbusters magazine on their BlackSpot blog. For those of you not familiar with Adbusters, it is an anti consumerist activist magazine published in Canada and distributed internationally. Past contributors have included renowned writers and activists Christopher Hedges and Bill McKibben. Micah is a frequent contributor to Adbusters and someone who when I discovered his work a few years ago stirred and inspired me to once again up the ante and do more.
Both stories can be read in full by clicking on the image.
The first blog is a review on John Christophers's 'Death of Grass' a novel on a post apocalyptic world, the death of nature and ecological collapse.
The second is a piece on technology and activism. In it he examines the parallels between digital activism technologies that are built upon the ideologies of consumerism, marketing and advertising and asks can we thus using these tools, successfully achieve real social change which discards the age old values upon which our consumerist societies are built.