In room 33 on the 8th floor of Manhattan Mini Storage, Jeremy Boldunwraps a white flag. On the flag is a pair of scissors and the word
―UNCUT‖ wrapped in a scarlet circle. Bold arranges more flags, as well
as acrylic paintings, spray painted posters, and several dozen cardboardsigns. The signs discuss fear and greed, tax dodgers, people versusprofits, Obama, Reagan and the 99%.One and a half miles away, at Zuccotti Park, Samara Smith reconstructsthe pre-
eviction atmosphere. Since September she‘s been capturing
including chants, songs, and teach-ins-
protests, and now she records people‘s memories from the occupation.She‘s creating an immersive audio walking tour of the space.
In Washington, D.C., Howard Besser, the director of New York
University‘s Moving Image Archive program, prepares for a c
all. Hisorganization in New York, the Activist Archivists, have placed a laptop
with Skype on Besser‘s usual spot at the table. Their discussion will
include best practices on categorizing and mapping Occupy videos,creative commons licensing and informed consent, as well as strategiesfor digital collaboration.Shortly after 1 a.m. on November 15, NYPD officers in full riot gearraided Zuccotti Park, and the Occupy Wall Street movement lost itsspace. Now groups and institutions
—including the Smithsonian‘
Natural Museum of American History, NYU‘s Tamiment Library and
the New York Historical Society
are working to enshrine themovement in the form of an archive.