Louise Desrenards on Sun, 7 Sep 2003 12:13:53 +0200 (CEST)

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[nettime-fr] 10th Anniversaire de la masse critique ‹ maisavant ?

Allez! il faut bien se réveiller un dimanche matin avec un sourire pour se
dire qu'on arrive au terme de l'été pourri! Voici, depuis San Francisco ‹
qui n'a toujours pas sombré sous le grand tremblement de terre :

10th Anniversary of Critical Mass
Joie !

L'été est mort : vive l'été indien !

‹ En attendant le n11_12 (panique à bord pour ce numéro géant avant
d'atteindre la zone alizéenne... déjà visible aux risées) :
mardi soir, si tout va bien  ?

Thème (on se croirait en vrai) "appareil-accident" ‹

Direction artistique et Réalisation, auteur des sujets en Flash :
par The infamous

Le manifeste nonarte
par Gherardi
(arrière petit-fils de monsieur Teste)

Merci Hubert Tonka et les fondateurs  :
La revue « Utopie » théma-acnachronique 1967-1984
par Adrien Rocant


Hidekazu Minami, New-York
créateur de l'algorithme thématique
et du viatique de couverture pour criticalsecret n11_12

Editorialistes Daniel et Aliette Guibert

Et vive la masse critique !

Vous avez dit qu'il n'y a plus de révolutionnaires ?
(à suivre)

pour http://www.criticalsecret.com




10th Anniversary of Critical Mass

Critical Mass started on September 25, 1992, in San Francisco. 10 years
later, it's still going strong and has spread to over 300 cities. The 10th
Anniversary is being celebrated in San Francisco in many ways.

Talk Fast Ride Slow is a website of the Committee for Full Enjoyment, an
affinity group that is active with Critical Mass. They promoted a potlatch
and potluck gift exchange at the ride. Their artists have also created four
beautiful posters.

Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration is a book of articles,
essays, fliers, and photos from dozens of contributors from Critical Masses
around the world. The book's release coincides with the 10th annivesary, and
is available from the publisher or your local independent bookstore. Editor
Chris Carlsson and various contributors will be reading and signing copies
of the book somewhere near you (maybe).

Car-Free Days

The anniversary is fortunately during the last half of September, which the
excellent folks at Car Busters have declared as World Car-Free Days. The
city of San Francisco has sort of announced its first Car-Free Day on
September 27th (the same day as the anniversary ride). Announcements were
sent out to inform people that Montgomery Street will be closed between
Market and California Streets from 10:00AM to 2:00PM, but public service
placards in the city buses give different hours. No contact information can
be found on the placards, and there's no information on the city's website.
Everyone is probably better off not driving a car at all that day.

Car-Free Days are celebrated around the world this time of year. For
example, the European Union has them on September 22nd. Usually they do far
more than San Francisco, closing entire city centers, or at least holding an
all-day street fair. (San Francisco has two major street fairs during the
Car-Free Days, but doesn't call them Car-Free!) There are also Critical Mass
and Reclaim the Street celebrations of car-free streets all over the world.
Bike Protest Against Oil-igarchy

Also on September 27th, there's a big protest against big oil and the World
Bank going on in Washington, D.C. In San Francisco, the folks at Art and
Revolution made a bike protest out of this. There's no information about it
on their website, but details were sent to a San Francisco Critical Mass
email list: 4:30PM at Chevron-Texaco, 575 Market between 1st and 2nd
Streets. This is near the Montgomery BART station, and right between the
sites of "Car-Free Day" and Critical Mass.

Photos of the Anniversary Rides

In San Francisco: 

*    Damon Rao's Photos - Folks arrive on BART, ride, and party.
*    David Erickson's Photos - On the Embarcadero with a cake.
*    METROdigital Photos - Decorating bikes and going to Pee Wee Plaza.
*    Moe Cain's Photos - At Pee Wee Plaza, downtown, and in the Broadway
*    Pamela Palma's Photos - Starts at Digipop and goes through the Broadway
*    Plip! Pix - Choppers and hair at Pee Wee Plaza, the tunnel, and Dolores
*    SF Indymedia Photos - On downtown streets.
*    Tian Harter's Photos - Some of the ride's posters and stickers.

Around the world: 

*    Portland - Celebration, mixed with protest of police behavior in
*    St. Louis - Celebration with birthday party hats.
*    Vancouver - Celebration with colorful costumes.


Marvel at what the media's saying:

*    SF Bay Guardian - We are traffic: Reflections on 10 years of Critical
Mass. {September 18, 2002}
*    SF Examiner - Bicycle bash comes of age {September 25, 2002}
*    SF Examiner - Mongtomery to go car-free {September 25, 2002}
*    SF Chronicle - Critical Mass turns 10: A decade of defiance  [Extra
Photo] {September 26, 2002}
*    SF Chronicle - TWO CENTS On Critical Mass {September 26, 2002}
*    SF Chronicle - Cars hit with double whammy {September 26, 2002}
*    SJ Mercury News - Car-Free Day may pose traffic problems in S.F.
{September 26, 2002}
*    LA Times - Collision of Wills in San Francisco {September 26, 2002}
*    Associated Press - Rolling bike protests have become global phenomenon
 [Photo] {September 26, 2002, 07:05pm}
*    An interviewee's remarks about the AP article.
*    KRON TV-4 - Critical Mass Marks Ten Year Anniversary (Video) {September
27, 2002} 
*    Associated Press - Cyclists Celebrate S.F. Protest {September 27, 2002,
*    SF Indymedia - Critical Mass 10th Anniversary {September 27, 2002,
*    Associated Press - Cyclists Ride in Anniversary Protest  [Photo]
{September 28, 2002, 12:09am}
*    SF Chronicle - Cycle of conflict  [Extra Photo] {September 28, 2002}
*    Contra Costa Times - Critical Mass anniversary ride floods streets of
San Francisco {September 28, 2002}
*    Also in SJ Mercury News - Bicyclists fill streets, peddle safety
*    Reuters - San Fran cyclists hail decade of rolling protests {September
30, 2002} 


"X" detail from anniversary poster by Jim Swanson.
Anniversary posters by Mona Caron, Hugh D'Andrade, Jim Swanson, and Beth
Book cover illustration by Mona Caron.
World Car-Free Days image by the Car Busters editorial collective.

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