#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 16th, 2013 21:58
#2 By: rider, August 16th, 2013 22:14
Wow how daring and cutting edge, he stuck it to them and showed it to that company that most of the world hates. Yeah.
#3 By: mtdna, August 16th, 2013 22:31
Your comment reminds me of this equation:
Modern Art = I could have done that + Yeah, but you didn't
#4 By: Ben, August 16th, 2013 23:04
Wow, this is just the sort of commentary I come to Boing Boing for. Insightful, cut-to-the-bone stuff. Yeah.
#5 By: Aix, August 16th, 2013 23:10
#6 By: marilove, August 16th, 2013 23:15
What does "stuck it to them" mean, anyway?
#7 By: marilove, August 16th, 2013 23:15
I don't see any proof that that was Banksy's intention....
#8 By: TheOther_MJ, August 16th, 2013 23:24
Thanks for posting my submission, Cory. This Banksy installation reminds me of the Boing Boing post on Tim Hunkin's Whackabanker arcade game: http://www.timhunkin.com/a152_whackabanker.htm
#9 By: Emic, August 16th, 2013 23:54
This is great, and honestly, I don't understand the trolling; any effort to connect a company's brand to its actual behaviour is a step in the right direction. It's more than I have done...
#10 By: jake0748, August 17th, 2013 00:13
Good idea, I guess. But really, is anyone on Brighton Pier going to connect this with BP's (and Exxon's and whoeverthefuck else oil companies are out there), rape of the environment?
I don't think so. This particular installation is just spitting in to the wind as far as I can tell.
#11 By: Scooter, August 17th, 2013 00:34
Need one, or fifty, in Biloxi.
#12 By: Choplogik, August 17th, 2013 01:24
To be clear, this installation happened in 2010, shortly after the Deepwater oil spill - it was certainly on many minds then.
#13 By: jake0748, August 17th, 2013 01:30
Thanks. Didn't read deep enough.
#14 By: Julian Bond, August 17th, 2013 03:03
Superficially Deep or Deeply Superficial? The question applies to the art, your comment and this reply.
#15 By: Tom White, August 17th, 2013 05:57
Banksy identity confirmed: It's Tim Hunkin.
#16 By: Tony Luib, August 17th, 2013 08:25
I'd just like to bring up the aesthetics of this thing. Banksy's traditional approach is a simple, kind of timeless graphic, spray painted image that cleverly plays with location and subject matter. This dolphin machine is tacky and contrived and there's nothing pretty about it. It seems out of character and cheesy for the artist to do this now. Are we sure it's his work?
#17 By: rider, August 17th, 2013 14:10
I only wish I could market myself as well as Banksy. Because that's what this environmental statement really is.
#18 By: Cowicide, August 17th, 2013 21:58
Banksy identity confirmed: It's really this guy.
#19 By: Cowicide, August 17th, 2013 22:04
This dolphin machine is tacky and contrived and there's nothing pretty about it. It seems out of character and cheesy for the artist to do this now. Are we sure it's his work?
You mustn't have seen Banksy's port-a-potty work at Glastonbury...
#20 By: Sam Saffron, August 18th, 2013 21:59
I think this is genius marketing.
Often McDonald's targets kids with ads (Dad I really want that bullshit X-Men happy meal), I would love to see more of these subversive ads target kids and force them to confront their parents with these sort of questions.
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