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Jesse Fulton: Occupy Blue Books

In response to the unjustifiable fee increases, a UCSC students created a print of a modified University of California seal addressing the issue.

 

Fees and tuition for public higher education in the state of California have been increasing at record rates. Last Spring, in response to the unjustifiable fee increases, a UCSC students created a print of a modified University of California seal addressing the issue, subtly replacing the motto of "Let There Be Light" with "Let There Be Fees"

It was a great idea and I couldn't let it die. So, I appropriated the logo and printed it onto about 25 "blue books" (examination books.) After (re)printing them, I planted the hacked exam books in the stack of standard blue books for sale in UCSC's Bay Tree book store.

The project is open source and others are encouraged to recreate and remix it.

Full Description at http://portfolio.jessefulton.com/blue-books/

 

Year: 
2011