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	 ? 	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?Power	 ?to	 ?the	 ?People:	 ?	 ?Re:	 ?Mapping	 ?Technology	 ?Discourses	 ?in	 ?Education	 ?through	 ?Occupy!	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?Maya.	 ?T.	 ?Borhani	 ?	 ?University	 ?of	 ?British	 ?Columbia,	 ?Vancouver	 ?Faculty	 ?of	 ?Education	 ?Language	 ?and	 ?Literacy	 ?Education	 ?CCFI-??502,	 ?Technology	 ?Discourses	 ?in	 ?Education	 ?Winter	 ?Term	 ?I,	 ?2011	 ?	 ?December	 ?1,	 ?2011	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ? 2	 ?	 ?The	 ?Pink	 ?Panther	 ?imitates	 ?nothing,	 ?it	 ?reproduces	 ?nothing,	 ?it	 ?paints	 ?the	 ?world	 ?its	 ?color,	 ?pink	 ?on	 ?pink;	 ?this	 ?is	 ?its	 ?becoming-??world,	 ?carried	 ?out	 ?in	 ?such	 ?a	 ?way	 ?that	 ?it	 ?becomes	 ?imperceptible	 ?itself,	 ?asignifying,	 ?makes	 ?its	 ?rupture,	 ?its	 ?own	 ?line	 ?of	 ?flight,	 ?follows	 ?its	 ??aparallel	 ?evolution?	 ?through	 ?to	 ?the	 ?end.	 ?	 ? 	 ?	 ? -??A	 ?Thousand	 ?Plateaus,	 ?Gilles	 ?Deleuze	 ?and	 ?Felix	 ?Guattari	 ?(1987,	 ?p.	 ?11)	 ?	 ?	 ? Picture	 ?that	 ?iconographic	 ?Pink	 ?Panther	 ?drawing	 ?himself	 ?into	 ?being,	 ?erasing	 ?himself	 ?away,	 ?and	 ?reappearing	 ?again	 ?somewhere	 ?else	 ?on	 ?the	 ?screen.	 ?Next,	 ?imagine	 ?your	 ?screen	 ?is	 ?not	 ?a	 ?TV	 ?or	 ?movie	 ?landscape,	 ?but	 ?the	 ?3-??D	 ?world	 ?of	 ?the	 ?Vancouver	 ?Art	 ?Gallery	 ?and	 ?its	 ?north-??facing	 ?fountain	 ?plaza.	 ?Transport	 ?yourself	 ?to	 ?the	 ?heart	 ?of	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver?s	 ?initial	 ?encampment	 ?and	 ?movement	 ?headquarters,	 ?and	 ?just	 ?like	 ?that	 ?inimitable	 ?Pink	 ?Panther,	 ?you?ll	 ?see	 ?Occupy-??ers	 ?carrying	 ?metaphoric	 ?chalk	 ?and	 ?eraser	 ?in	 ?both	 ?hands	 ?at	 ?all	 ?times,	 ?prepared	 ?for	 ?movement,	 ?temporary	 ?erasure,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?ability	 ?to	 ?re-??arise	 ?without	 ?warning	 ?somewhere	 ?else,	 ?somewhere	 ?new,	 ?at	 ?a	 ?moment?s	 ?notice.	 ?The	 ?brightly	 ?colored	 ?individuals	 ?and	 ?the	 ?multiplicity	 ?of	 ?their	 ?collective	 ?nature	 ?and	 ?diverse	 ?activities	 ?characterize	 ?this	 ?movement	 ?that	 ??imitate(s)	 ?nothing?	 ?and	 ??paint(s)	 ?the	 ?world?	 ?its	 ?own	 ?colors,	 ?moving	 ?and	 ?transforming	 ?very	 ?much	 ?in	 ?accordance	 ?with	 ?Deleuze	 ?and	 ?Guattari?s	 ?(1987)	 ?ideas	 ?of	 ?rhizomatic	 ?and	 ?nomadic	 ?thought.	 ?In	 ?doing	 ?so,	 ?the	 ?individuals	 ?involved	 ?and	 ?the	 ?movement	 ?itself	 ?intersect,	 ?overlap,	 ?and	 ?interweave	 ?with	 ?one	 ?another,	 ?creating	 ?new	 ?understandings	 ?and	 ??ruptures?	 ?(Deleuze	 ?&	 ?Guattari,	 ?1987,	 ?p.	 ?10)	 ?	 ?in	 ?social-??justice,	 ?political,	 ?artistic,	 ?economic,	 ?environmental,	 ?and	 ?educational	 ?discourses.	 ?	 ? As	 ?a	 ?means	 ?of	 ?examining	 ?these	 ?interwoven	 ?discourses,	 ?this	 ?author	 ?finds	 ?that	 ??a	 ?methodology	 ?of	 ?a/r/tography?brought	 ?to	 ?bear	 ?on	 ?the	 ?ethical	 ?tensions	 ?of	 ?inquiry	 ?as	 ?it	 ?	 ? 3	 ?relates	 ?to	 ?purposeful	 ?action	 ?as	 ?well	 ?as	 ?personal	 ?and	 ?collective	 ?activism?	 ?(Sringgay,	 ?2008,	 ?p.	 ?164)	 ?is	 ?an	 ?excellent	 ?lens	 ?for	 ?the	 ?variety	 ?of	 ?questions	 ?and	 ?considerations	 ?involved	 ?in	 ?any	 ?analysis	 ?of	 ?the	 ?(worldwide)	 ?Occupy	 ?movement.	 ?Utilizing	 ?the	 ?a/r/tographic	 ?method	 ?known	 ?as	 ??m?tissage,?	 ?this	 ?paper	 ?will	 ??braid?	 ?a	 ?combination	 ?of	 ?several	 ?scholarly	 ?threads	 ?in	 ?response	 ?to	 ?technology	 ?and	 ?education	 ?discourses	 ?as	 ?they	 ?present	 ?in	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?movement.	 ?Specifically,	 ?through	 ?an	 ?analytical	 ?discussion	 ?of	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?movement	 ?(its	 ?presence,	 ?its	 ?people,	 ?its	 ?purpose)	 ?and	 ?theoretical	 ?frameworks	 ?by	 ?which	 ?to	 ?guide	 ?that	 ?discussion,	 ?this	 ?paper	 ?pursues	 ?the	 ?way	 ??a/r/tographers	 ?investigate	 ?in-??between	 ?and	 ?unfamiliar	 ?spaces	 ?as	 ?a	 ?way	 ?to	 ?examine	 ?complexities	 ?and	 ?unpredictable	 ?connections.?	 ?(Beare,	 ?2009,	 ?p.	 ?164).	 ?In	 ?Being	 ?With	 ?ArR/tography	 ?(Springgay	 ?,	 ?Irwin,	 ?Eds.,	 ?2008),	 ?the	 ?editors	 ?define	 ?a/r/tography	 ?as	 ??attention	 ?to	 ?the	 ?in-?between	 ?where	 ?meanings	 ?reside	 ?in	 ?the	 ?simultaneous	 ?use	 ?of	 ?language,	 ?images,	 ?materials,	 ?situations,	 ?space	 ?and	 ?time?.(though)	 ?the	 ?circumstances	 ?that	 ?produce	 ?knowledge	 ?and	 ?understanding	 ?through	 ?artistic	 ?and	 ?educational	 ?inquiry	 ?laden	 ?processes?	 ?(xix-??xxvi).	 ?The	 ?Occupy	 ?movement,	 ?by	 ?this	 ?definition,	 ?is	 ?an	 ?a/r/tographical	 ?experiment	 ?in	 ?progress/process	 ?that,	 ?like	 ?a/r/tography	 ?itself,	 ?does	 ?not	 ?necessarily	 ?conclude	 ?with	 ?one	 ?simple,	 ?neat,	 ?or	 ?easy	 ?answer.	 ?It	 ?is	 ?on-??going,	 ?a	 ?living	 ?rhizome,	 ?much	 ?indeed	 ?like	 ?an	 ?anthill,	 ?crabgrass,	 ?or	 ?an	 ?unfettered	 ?child	 ?at	 ?play:	 ?it?s	 ?impossible	 ?to	 ?pin	 ?down	 ?(geographically	 ?or	 ?ideologically);	 ?it?s	 ?changing	 ?daily;	 ?and	 ?it	 ?expresses	 ?itself	 ?through	 ?a	 ?unique	 ?combination	 ?of	 ?individual	 ?and	 ?communal	 ?art-??making	 ?(in	 ?this	 ?case,	 ?channeled	 ?into	 ?public	 ?protests),	 ?research	 ?(into	 ?social	 ?mores,	 ?political	 ?and	 ?economic	 ?structures,	 ?community	 ?and	 ?consensus	 ?building),	 ?and	 ?a	 ?hotbed	 ?for	 ?learning	 ?and	 ?teaching	 ?opportunities.	 ?The	 ??strands?	 ?of	 ?this	 ?narrative,	 ?braiding	 ?their	 ?m?tissage	 ?of	 ?essence	 ?and	 ?contiguity,	 ?will	 ?attend	 ?to	 ?technology	 ?discourses	 ?as	 ?manifested	 ?within	 ?the	 ?encampment,	 ?and	 ?to	 ?Occupy?s	 ?educational	 ?	 ? 4	 ?opportunities,	 ?as	 ?examples	 ?of	 ??movement	 ?fusion?	 ?(Cole	 ?&	 ?Foster,	 ?2001,	 ?p.	 ?164).	 ?In	 ?hopes	 ?of	 ?deepening	 ?this	 ?perspective	 ?of	 ?Occupy	 ?as	 ?an	 ?educational	 ?and	 ?technological	 ?nexus,	 ?certain	 ?spatial-??cultural	 ?elements	 ?of	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?experience,	 ?including	 ?planned	 ?and	 ?inadvertent	 ?events	 ?within	 ?and	 ?around	 ?the	 ?encampment,	 ?weave	 ?in	 ?as	 ?well.	 ?	 ?WARNING:	 ?DO	 ?NOT	 ?CONFUSE	 ?THE	 ?COMPLEXITY	 ?of	 ?this	 ?MOVEMENT	 ?with	 ?CHAOS	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ?(Poster	 ?at	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver,	 ?October	 ?22,	 ?2011)	 ? 	 ?	 ? The	 ?worldwide	 ?Occupy	 ?movement	 ?arose	 ?from	 ?a	 ?campaign	 ?initially	 ?conceived	 ?by	 ?Adbusters,	 ?a	 ?Vancouver	 ?based	 ?Media	 ?Foundation	 ?and	 ?magazine	 ?that	 ??devoted	 ?a	 ?tactical-??briefing	 ?email	 ?on	 ?July	 ?13th	 ?exclusively	 ?to	 ?the	 ?proposed	 ?occupation?	 ?(Schwartz,	 ?2011).	 ?From	 ?the	 ?moment	 ?such	 ?a	 ?campaign	 ?was	 ?suggested,	 ?the	 ?movement	 ?took	 ?off	 ?like	 ??an	 ?idea	 ?whose	 ?time	 ?has	 ?come?	 ?(Occupy	 ?Wall	 ?Street,	 ?2011).	 ?As	 ?described	 ?on	 ?Adbusters?	 ?(n.d.)	 ?website:	 ??#OccupyWallStreet	 ?is	 ?a	 ?leaderless	 ?people	 ?powered	 ?movement	 ?for	 ?democracy	 ?that	 ?began	 ?in	 ?America	 ?on	 ?September	 ?17	 ?with	 ?an	 ?encampment	 ?in	 ?the	 ?financial	 ?district	 ?of	 ?New	 ?York	 ?City.	 ?Inspired	 ?by	 ?the	 ?Egyptian	 ?Tahrir	 ?Square	 ?uprising	 ?and	 ?the	 ?Spanish	 ?acampada,	 ?we	 ?vow	 ?to	 ?end	 ?the	 ?monied	 ?corruption	 ?of	 ?our	 ?democracy.?	 ?Adbusters?	 ?description	 ?of	 ?their	 ?membership	 ?applies	 ?as	 ?well	 ?to	 ?many	 ?Occupiers,	 ?who	 ?are:	 ?working	 ?to	 ?change	 ?the	 ?information	 ?flows,	 ?the	 ?way	 ?corporations	 ?wield	 ?power,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?way	 ?meaning	 ?is	 ?produced	 ?in	 ?our	 ?society?We	 ?are	 ?a	 ?global	 ?network	 ?of	 ?artists,	 ?activists,	 ?writers,	 ?pranksters,	 ?students,	 ?educators	 ?and	 ?entrepreneurs	 ?who	 ?want	 ?to	 ?advance	 ?the	 ?new	 ?social	 ?activist	 ?movement	 ?of	 ?the	 ?information	 ?	 ? 5	 ?age.	 ?Our	 ?aim	 ?is	 ?to	 ?topple	 ?existing	 ?power	 ?structures	 ?and	 ?forge	 ?a	 ?major	 ?shift	 ?in	 ?the	 ?way	 ?we	 ?will	 ?live	 ?in	 ?the	 ?21st	 ?century.	 ?(Adbusters,	 ?n.d.)	 ?	 ?These	 ?aspirations	 ?manifest	 ?within	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?movement	 ?in	 ?its	 ?diligent	 ?attendance	 ?to	 ?citizen	 ?journalism,	 ?its	 ?methodology	 ?of	 ?the	 ?practice	 ?of	 ?non-??violent	 ?civil	 ?disobedience	 ?(including	 ?regular	 ?marches	 ?in	 ?and	 ?through	 ?city	 ?streets,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?presence	 ?of	 ?the	 ?physical	 ?encampment	 ?itself),	 ?the	 ?utilization	 ?of	 ?artwork	 ?within	 ?every	 ?aspect	 ?of	 ?its	 ?communications	 ?(visual,	 ?aural,	 ?and	 ?theatrical),	 ?and	 ?inter-??	 ?and	 ?intra-??personal	 ?attempts	 ?to	 ?get	 ?inside	 ?the	 ?meaning	 ??	 ?and	 ?equitable	 ?processes	 ??	 ?of	 ?the	 ?(desired)	 ?new	 ?society	 ?emerging	 ?on	 ?the	 ?ground	 ?and	 ?in	 ?cyber	 ?space.	 ?	 ?	 ? Teasing	 ?open	 ?today?s	 ?conventional	 ?(mis)understanding	 ?(or	 ?under-??appreciation)	 ?of	 ?the	 ?term	 ??technology,?	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?movement	 ?utilizes	 ?multiple	 ?technologies,	 ?both	 ?traditional	 ?and	 ?so-??called	 ??high	 ?tech,?	 ?to	 ?facilitate	 ?and	 ?support	 ?the	 ?infrastructure,	 ?communication,	 ?and	 ?educational	 ?needs	 ?of	 ?its	 ?members	 ?on	 ?a	 ?daily	 ?basis.	 ?	 ?But	 ?what	 ?is	 ?technology?	 ?Do	 ?we	 ?include	 ?human	 ?technologies,	 ?hand	 ?technology,	 ?aural,	 ?visual,	 ?and	 ?cardiac	 ?technologies	 ?in	 ?our	 ?discourse?	 ?Educator	 ?Pat	 ?O?Riley	 ?(2002)	 ?wonders,	 ??Is	 ?it	 ?possible	 ?to	 ?have	 ?silence	 ?and	 ?stillness	 ?in	 ?the	 ?dominant	 ?technology	 ?discourses	 ?so	 ?that	 ?other	 ?voices	 ?may	 ?be	 ?heard,	 ?so	 ?that	 ?students	 ?might	 ?hear	 ?their	 ?own	 ?voices	 ?and	 ?the	 ?voices	 ?of	 ??others??	 ?(p.	 ?37).	 ?In	 ?an	 ?old	 ?technology	 ?with	 ?a	 ?new	 ?name	 ?(recall	 ?call	 ?and	 ?response	 ?chants	 ?and	 ?singing),	 ?the	 ??human	 ?mic?	 ?has	 ?become	 ?the	 ?mouthpiece	 ?and	 ?equalizer	 ?facilitating	 ?that	 ?all	 ?voices	 ?be	 ?heard.	 ?As	 ?a	 ??low-??tech?	 ?technology,	 ?the	 ?human	 ?mic	 ?(or	 ?people?s	 ?mic)	 ?is	 ?notable	 ?for	 ?its	 ??total	 ?physical	 ?response?	 ?(Asher,	 ?1969,	 ?p.	 ?253),	 ?or	 ?whole-??body	 ?participation	 ?(chest,	 ?heart,	 ?lungs,	 ?throat,	 ?vocal	 ?cords,	 ?cheeks,	 ?mouth,	 ?arms,	 ?and	 ?hands)	 ?required	 ?of	 ?certain	 ?language	 ?immersion	 ?methodologies;	 ?the	 ?people?s	 ?mic	 ?is	 ?equally	 ?notable	 ?for	 ?the	 ?mutual	 ?exchange	 ?between	 ?self	 ?	 ? 6	 ?and	 ?others	 ?implicit	 ?in	 ?its	 ?use	 ?through	 ?the	 ?ardent	 ?vocalizations	 ?passed	 ?through	 ?the	 ?assembly	 ?in	 ?this	 ?call	 ?and	 ?response	 ?manner.	 ?For	 ?example:	 ??Mic	 ?Check!	 ?MIC	 ?CHECK!	 ?Everyone	 ?wanting	 ?-??	 ?EVERYONE	 ?WANTING	 ?-??	 ?people	 ?power	 ?now	 ?-??	 ?PEOPLE	 ?POWER	 ?NOW	 ?-??	 ?raise	 ?your	 ?hands	 ?-??	 ?RAISE	 ?YOUR	 ?HANDS!?	 ?One	 ?person	 ?starts	 ?a	 ?communication	 ?with	 ?the	 ?call	 ?for	 ??mic	 ?check,?	 ?a	 ?standard	 ?phrase	 ?in	 ?the	 ?music	 ?and	 ?performing	 ?industries	 ?to	 ?signify	 ?making	 ?sure	 ?the	 ?microphones	 ?are	 ?working	 ?properly.	 ?In	 ?this	 ?case,	 ?it?s	 ?the	 ?human	 ?microphone	 ?that?s	 ?plugged	 ?in,	 ?with	 ?the	 ?community	 ?becoming	 ?the	 ?amplification	 ?for	 ?what?s	 ?being	 ?said.	 ?While	 ?participating	 ?in	 ?this	 ?call	 ?and	 ?response,	 ?often	 ?a	 ?communication	 ?of	 ?important	 ?community	 ?information,	 ?people	 ?are	 ?more	 ?fully	 ?occupying	 ?public	 ?spaces	 ?with	 ?vitality	 ?and	 ?regenerative	 ?qualities	 ?of	 ?participatory	 ?communality,	 ?without	 ?the	 ?need	 ?of	 ?electricity	 ?or	 ?an	 ?elaborate	 ?sound	 ?system.	 ?The	 ?harmonics	 ?and	 ?power	 ?in	 ?the	 ?joined	 ?voices	 ?fill	 ?the	 ?air,	 ?and	 ?waft	 ?out	 ?over	 ?the	 ?square	 ?and	 ?busy	 ?streets.	 ?There	 ?is	 ?a	 ?song,	 ?a	 ?rhythm	 ?and	 ?a	 ?cadence	 ??	 ?which	 ?are	 ?also	 ?technologies!	 ??	 ?to	 ?the	 ?call	 ?and	 ?response.	 ?People	 ?naturally	 ?respond	 ?to	 ?these	 ?rhythms	 ?and	 ?harmonics	 ?without	 ?even	 ?knowing	 ?why,	 ?thereby	 ?drawn	 ?into	 ?a	 ?participatory	 ?village	 ?experience	 ?and	 ?to	 ?the	 ?power	 ?of	 ?peacefully	 ?vocalizing.	 ?For	 ?some,	 ?this	 ?is	 ?a	 ?new	 ?educational	 ?plateau,	 ?like	 ?nothing	 ?they?ve	 ?ever	 ?experienced	 ?before	 ?if	 ?they?ve	 ?not	 ?been	 ?to	 ?a	 ?spiritual	 ?retreat,	 ?a	 ?pagan	 ?ritual,	 ?or	 ?a	 ?group	 ?process	 ?meeting.	 ?Even	 ?to	 ?the	 ?seasoned	 ?participants,	 ?it	 ?remains	 ?an	 ?immensely	 ?powerful	 ?experience	 ?to	 ?hear,	 ?see	 ?and	 ?feel	 ?the	 ?swell	 ?of	 ?humanity	 ?cooperating	 ?and	 ?vocalizing	 ?together	 ?for	 ?a	 ?common,	 ?non-??violent	 ?purpose:	 ?to	 ??pass	 ?it	 ?on.?	 ?	 ?	 ?	 ? The	 ?human	 ?microphone	 ?has	 ?also	 ?become	 ?a	 ?mantra,	 ?of	 ?sorts,	 ?within	 ?the	 ?movement,	 ?used	 ?both	 ?to	 ?call	 ?attention	 ?when	 ?needed	 ?amidst	 ?a	 ?busy	 ?moment,	 ?and	 ?as	 ?playful	 ?greeting	 ?or	 ?prayer,	 ?calling	 ?out	 ?the	 ?glorious	 ?password	 ?as	 ?the	 ?new	 ?communal	 ?song:	 ?mic	 ?check!	 ?MIC	 ?CHECK!	 ?Wherever	 ?you	 ?are,	 ?someone	 ?will	 ?respond.	 ?If	 ?you	 ?keep	 ?calling,	 ?more	 ?people	 ?will	 ?stop	 ?	 ? 7	 ?what	 ?they?re	 ?doing,	 ?call	 ?back	 ?in	 ?response,	 ?and	 ?help	 ?spread	 ?the	 ?word,	 ?even	 ?if	 ?it?s	 ?just	 ?to	 ?praise	 ?this	 ?moment	 ??	 ?what?s	 ?happening	 ?right	 ?now,	 ?a	 ?practice	 ?of	 ?awareness	 ?and	 ?communal	 ?attention	 ??	 ?by	 ?singing	 ?out	 ?the	 ?phrase	 ?just	 ?for	 ?fun:	 ?Mic	 ?check!	 ?MIC	 ?CHECK!	 ?Smiles	 ?abound,	 ?and	 ?somehow	 ?everyone	 ?is	 ?refreshed	 ?for	 ?having	 ?reminded	 ?themselves	 ?of	 ?the	 ?communal	 ?tool	 ?housed	 ?in	 ?their	 ?own	 ?throat	 ?that?s	 ?available	 ?whenever	 ?needed,	 ?and	 ?of	 ?the	 ?bonds	 ?of	 ?personal	 ?and	 ?social	 ?connection	 ?growing	 ?between	 ?them	 ?in	 ?part	 ?through	 ?the	 ?use	 ?of	 ?that	 ?tool,	 ?that	 ?technology	 ?of	 ?human	 ?vocalizing.	 ?	 ?	 ? This	 ?is	 ?an	 ?extremely	 ?powerful	 ?element	 ?of	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?experience	 ?that	 ?cannot	 ?be	 ?underestimated,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?first	 ?time	 ?some	 ?have	 ?had	 ?such	 ?a	 ?sense	 ?of	 ?personal	 ?power,	 ?and	 ?meaningful	 ?connection	 ?with	 ?others,	 ?in	 ?their	 ?lives.	 ?As	 ?a	 ?technology	 ?for	 ?gathering	 ?people	 ?together,	 ?the	 ?human	 ?mic	 ?engenders	 ?a	 ?more	 ?acute	 ?listening	 ?and	 ?attention	 ?(a	 ?skill	 ?often	 ?lost	 ?in	 ?today?s	 ?noisy	 ?fray),	 ?and	 ?as	 ?such	 ?is	 ?one	 ?of	 ?the	 ?more	 ?profound	 ?gifts	 ?to	 ?arise	 ?from	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?movement.	 ?Teachers	 ?everywhere	 ?will	 ?hopefully	 ?consider	 ?the	 ?value	 ?of	 ?utilizing	 ?the	 ?human	 ?microphone	 ?in	 ?their	 ?classrooms	 ?as	 ?a	 ?way	 ?to	 ?engage	 ?students?	 ?bodies	 ?along	 ?with	 ?their	 ?minds	 ?in	 ?language	 ?processes,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?healing	 ?power	 ?of	 ?harmonics.	 ?	 ? Similar	 ?to	 ?the	 ?people?s	 ?mic	 ?in	 ?its	 ?personal	 ?and	 ?universal	 ?appeal	 ?is	 ?the	 ?direct	 ?democracy	 ?process,	 ?a	 ?human	 ?body-??mind	 ?technology	 ?involving	 ?participation,	 ?acute	 ?listening,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?use	 ?of	 ?hand	 ?signals	 ?to	 ?communicate	 ?within	 ?a	 ?large	 ?group	 ?or	 ?crowd.	 ?Everyone	 ?has	 ?an	 ?opportunity	 ?to	 ?voice	 ?assent	 ?or	 ?dissent,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?group	 ?does	 ?not	 ?move	 ?forward	 ?until	 ?a	 ?90/10%	 ?consensus	 ?of	 ?agreement	 ?has	 ?been	 ?reached.	 ?Such	 ?a	 ?process	 ?is	 ?sometimes	 ?inordinately	 ?slow	 ?and	 ?arduous,	 ?but	 ?its	 ?benefit	 ?is	 ?simple:	 ?every	 ?voice	 ?is	 ?heard,	 ?and	 ?a	 ?horizontal,	 ?rather	 ?than	 ?vertical,	 ?democracy	 ?is	 ?enacted.	 ?Takethesquare.net	 ?(2011)	 ?offers	 ?a	 ?comprehensive	 ?overview	 ?of	 ?the	 ?direct-??democracy	 ?process	 ?(generally	 ?referred	 ?to	 ?within	 ?the	 ?	 ? 8	 ?Occupy	 ?movement	 ?as	 ?a	 ?General	 ?Assembly)	 ?as	 ?developed	 ?by	 ?the	 ?Commission	 ?for	 ?Group	 ?Dynamics	 ?in	 ?Assemblies	 ?of	 ?the	 ?Puerta	 ?del	 ?Sol	 ?Protest	 ?Camp	 ?(Madrid)	 ?in	 ?May	 ?2011,	 ?including	 ?an	 ?explanation	 ?of	 ?hand	 ?signals	 ?and	 ?reminders	 ?that	 ??(w)e	 ?use	 ?positive	 ?(and)?Inclusive	 ?Speech	 ?which	 ?makes	 ?no	 ?gender	 ?distinctions.	 ?It	 ?is	 ?clear	 ?that	 ?force	 ?of	 ?habit	 ?can	 ?be	 ?hard	 ?to	 ?break,	 ?but	 ?it	 ?is	 ?convenient	 ?that	 ?between	 ?all	 ?of	 ?us	 ?we	 ?mutually	 ?remind	 ?ourselves	 ?to	 ?remember	 ?this?	 ?(July	 ?31). Through	 ?such	 ?deliberate	 ?processes,	 ?enacted	 ?in	 ?attendance	 ?to	 ?communal	 ?space	 ?in	 ?a	 ?particular	 ?place,	 ?direct	 ?democracy	 ?(like	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?movement	 ?in	 ?its	 ?entirety)	 ?is	 ?an	 ?elegant	 ?form	 ?of	 ?a	 ??slow	 ?pedagogy	 ?of	 ?place?.an	 ?embodied	 ?sensory-??perceptual	 ?and	 ?conceptual-??theoretical	 ??sense?	 ?or	 ??possibility?	 ?of	 ?place?assisting	 ?its	 ?participants	 ?to	 ?understand	 ?the	 ?relations	 ?of	 ?their	 ?body	 ?and	 ?nature,	 ?in	 ?time	 ?and	 ?space,	 ?as	 ?they	 ?are	 ?experienced	 ?phenomenologically?a	 ?slow	 ?ecopedagogy?	 ?(2009,	 ?Payne	 ?and	 ?Wattchow,	 ?p.	 ?15).	 ?Time,	 ?though	 ?marked	 ?and	 ?honored,	 ?does	 ?not	 ?rule	 ?the	 ?process,	 ?but	 ?rather	 ?the	 ?process	 ?dictates	 ?the	 ?time	 ?to	 ?be	 ?spent	 ?on	 ?any	 ?given	 ?situation	 ?or	 ?debate.	 ?As	 ?an	 ?educational	 ?technology,	 ?it	 ?is	 ?a	 ?powerful	 ?immersion	 ?tool	 ?in	 ?learning	 ?to	 ?work	 ?with	 ?others,	 ?to	 ?balance	 ?personal	 ?desire	 ?with	 ?what	 ?will	 ?best	 ?benefit	 ?the	 ?collective,	 ?in	 ?learning	 ?to	 ?listen	 ?acutely	 ?and	 ?with	 ?one?s	 ?whole	 ?being,	 ?and	 ?in	 ?offering	 ?an	 ?inclusive	 ?space	 ?in	 ?which	 ?to	 ?unlearn	 ?oppressive	 ?behaviors,	 ?replacing	 ?them	 ?with	 ?pedagogies	 ?of	 ?tolerance	 ?and	 ?forgiveness.	 ?	 ?	 ? These	 ?subtleties	 ?of	 ?process	 ?were	 ?not	 ?always	 ?represented	 ?positively	 ?in	 ?the	 ?mainstream	 ?media	 ?reports	 ?of	 ?various	 ?Occupy	 ?encampments	 ?around	 ?North	 ?America.	 ?Yet,	 ?regardless	 ?of	 ?how	 ?the	 ?protestors	 ?were	 ?treated	 ?by	 ?law	 ?enforcement	 ?and	 ?mainstream	 ?media,	 ?the	 ?facts	 ?are	 ?sure	 ?to	 ?be	 ?instantly	 ?and	 ?unashamedly	 ?broadcast	 ?live	 ?across	 ?the	 ?world,	 ?through	 ?a	 ?complex	 ?web	 ?of	 ?cyber-??satellite	 ?connections.	 ?This	 ?new	 ?technological	 ?instantaneousness,	 ?as	 ?Facer	 ?(2011)	 ?explains,	 ?leads	 ?to:	 ?	 ? 9	 ?The	 ?rise	 ?of	 ?a	 ?body	 ?of	 ?citizen	 ?journalists,	 ?able	 ?to	 ?gather	 ?inform	 ?and	 ?circulate	 ?it	 ?widely	 ?outside	 ?the	 ?restrictions	 ?of	 ?the	 ?traditional	 ?broadcast	 ?media,	 ?is	 ?seen	 ?by	 ?many	 ?cultural	 ?scholars	 ?as	 ?offering	 ?the	 ?potential	 ?to	 ?reshape	 ?the	 ?quality	 ?of	 ?public	 ?debate?.(O)ppression	 ?and	 ?corruption,	 ?it	 ?is	 ?suggested,	 ?will	 ?be	 ?harder	 ?to	 ?sustain.	 ?(Facer,	 ?2011,	 ?p.	 ?92)	 ?Enter	 ?Occupy,	 ?riding	 ?the	 ?crest	 ?of	 ?both	 ?high	 ?and	 ?low	 ?technologies	 ?(hand-??made	 ?posters	 ?held	 ?aloft	 ?alongside	 ?cell	 ?phone	 ?video	 ?cameras),	 ?aided	 ?by	 ?a	 ?plethora	 ?of	 ?young	 ?computer	 ?and	 ?internet	 ?savvy	 ?creatives	 ?who	 ?utilized	 ?every	 ?electronic	 ?and	 ?digital	 ?media	 ?imaginable	 ?to	 ?broadcast	 ?the	 ?revolution	 ?(OccupyWallSt,	 ?n.d.),	 ?live	 ?and	 ?in	 ?full	 ?technicolor.	 ?From	 ?live-??streamers,	 ?to	 ?videographers,	 ?camerawomen,	 ?social	 ?media	 ?tweeters,	 ?bloggers,	 ?cell	 ?phone	 ?cameras,	 ?YouTube,	 ?video	 ?uploading,	 ?website	 ?production,	 ?and	 ?good	 ?old	 ?fashioned	 ?written	 ?content,	 ?the	 ?media	 ?team	 ?at	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver	 ?exemplified	 ?the	 ?flood	 ?of	 ?citizen	 ?journalism	 ?flowing	 ?from	 ?all	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?camps.	 ?	 ?Just	 ?as	 ?people	 ?can	 ?self-??organize	 ?to	 ?contribute	 ?to	 ?Wikipedia,	 ?the	 ?computer	 ?operating	 ?system	 ?Linux,	 ?or	 ?the	 ?world?s	 ?biggest	 ?library	 ?of	 ?video	 ?content,	 ?they	 ?can	 ?participate	 ?in	 ?social	 ?change	 ?and	 ?coalesce	 ?into	 ?revolutionary	 ?movements	 ?as	 ?never	 ?before.	 ?Enabled	 ?by	 ?social	 ?media,	 ?leadership	 ?is	 ?coming	 ?from	 ?the	 ?people	 ?themselves.	 ?Internet	 ?innovations	 ?such	 ?as	 ?Facebook,	 ?YouTube	 ?and	 ?Twitter	 ?radically	 ?lower	 ?the	 ?cost	 ?and	 ?effort	 ?of	 ?collaboration.	 ?Social	 ?media	 ?are	 ?a	 ?game	 ?changer	 ?because	 ?they	 ?greatly	 ?facilitate	 ?citizens?	 ?ability	 ?to	 ?organize	 ?despite	 ?censorship.	 ?They	 ?speed	 ?up	 ?the	 ?metabolism	 ?of	 ?dissatisfaction,	 ?enabling	 ?peers	 ?to	 ?come	 ?together	 ?to	 ?produce	 ?leaderless	 ?but	 ?nevertheless	 ?powerful	 ?movements	 ?for	 ?change.	 ?(Tabscott,	 ?2011)	 ?	 ? 10	 ?True	 ?to	 ?Gil	 ?Scott-??Heron?s	 ?prophetic	 ?song,	 ??the	 ?revolution	 ?will	 ?not	 ?be	 ?televised?	 ?(1970)	 ?if	 ?left	 ?to	 ?mainstream	 ?media?s	 ?tragically	 ?incomplete	 ?coverage	 ?of	 ?the	 ?events	 ?(and	 ?meanings)	 ?of	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver.	 ?But	 ?thanks	 ?to	 ?the	 ?shimmering	 ?network	 ?of	 ?collaboration	 ?between	 ?Occupy	 ?websites	 ?around	 ?the	 ?globe,	 ??the	 ?revolution	 ?will	 ?be	 ?live?	 ?(Heron,	 ?1970).	 ?	 ?	 ? 	 ?Art	 ?installations,	 ?art	 ?making,	 ?technologies	 ?of	 ?art,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?question	 ?of	 ?art	 ?in	 ?public	 ?places	 ?all	 ?found	 ?venue	 ?and	 ?voice	 ?during	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver?s	 ?meetings	 ?and	 ?encampment.	 ?Donna	 ?Haraway	 ?(2004)	 ?states	 ?that	 ???at	 ?the	 ?inflection	 ?point	 ?of	 ?crisis,	 ?where	 ?all	 ?the	 ?tropes	 ?turn	 ?again,	 ?we	 ?need	 ?ecstatic	 ?speakers?	 ?(p.	 ?47),	 ?and	 ?so	 ?each	 ?Occupy	 ?city	 ?has	 ?taken	 ?up	 ?its	 ?own	 ?ecstatic	 ?voice,	 ?and	 ?received	 ?visits	 ?from	 ?noted	 ?scholars,	 ?artists,	 ?activists,	 ?economists,	 ?politicians,	 ?musicians,	 ?and	 ?thoughtful	 ?concerned	 ?citizens,	 ?who	 ?have	 ?taken	 ?the	 ?stage	 ?and	 ?spoken	 ?(sung,	 ?performed)	 ?to	 ?inspire	 ?the	 ?community.	 ?The	 ?Occupy	 ?movement,	 ?like	 ?the	 ?long	 ?history	 ?of	 ?social	 ?and	 ?environmental	 ?justice	 ?movements	 ?before	 ?it,	 ?reclaims	 ?art	 ?for	 ?the	 ?people:	 ?from	 ?hula-??hoopers	 ?and	 ?elaborate	 ?costumers,	 ?to	 ?the	 ?simple,	 ?black	 ?and	 ?white	 ??misbehave?	 ?masks	 ?worn	 ?on	 ?people?s	 ?faces	 ?and	 ?on	 ?the	 ?backs	 ?of	 ?their	 ?heads	 ?(giving	 ?a	 ?double,	 ?counter	 ?effect	 ?to	 ?the	 ?image	 ?perceived,	 ?the	 ?two	 ?sides	 ?of	 ?our	 ?own	 ?behaving/misbehaving	 ?selves,	 ?suggesting	 ?the	 ?yin/yang	 ?of	 ?all	 ?things	 ?in	 ?life,	 ?good	 ?and	 ?bad,	 ?always	 ?turning	 ?back	 ?to	 ?center);	 ?to	 ?poi,	 ?juggling,	 ?and	 ?dancing	 ?in	 ?the	 ?streets	 ?and	 ?on	 ?the	 ?steps	 ?and	 ?plaza	 ?of	 ?the	 ?Art	 ?Gallery	 ?grounds;	 ?and	 ?the	 ?lovely	 ?Coast	 ?Salish	 ?woman,	 ?Patricia,	 ?who	 ?sang	 ?the	 ?haunting	 ?prayer,	 ?accompanied	 ?by	 ?the	 ?steady,	 ?resonant	 ?beat	 ?from	 ?her	 ?frame-??drum.	 ?The	 ?Quakers	 ?came	 ?down	 ?to	 ?sing	 ?one	 ?Sunday	 ?afternoon,	 ?serenading	 ?the	 ?crowd	 ?with	 ?Aaron	 ?Copeland,	 ?contrasted	 ?with	 ?the	 ?equally	 ?delightful	 ?Amanda	 ?Palmer	 ?(from	 ?the	 ?Indie	 ?band	 ?The	 ?Dresden	 ?Dolls),	 ?who	 ?proffered	 ?a	 ?laughing,	 ?relaxed	 ?set	 ?before	 ?her	 ?sold-??out	 ?show	 ?later	 ?that	 ?night	 ?on	 ?Granville,	 ?plucking	 ?a	 ?ukulele	 ?and	 ?singing	 ?a	 ?stirring	 ?political	 ?anthem	 ?(as	 ?is	 ?her	 ?habit)	 ?in	 ?her	 ?	 ? 11	 ?raw,	 ?gutsy	 ?voice:	 ??Even	 ?if	 ?your	 ?grades	 ?are	 ?bad,	 ?it	 ?doesn?t	 ?mean	 ?you?re	 ?failing?so	 ?bring	 ?your	 ?etch-??a-??sketch	 ?to	 ?work?and	 ?if	 ?you	 ?want	 ?to	 ?change	 ?the	 ?world,	 ?then	 ?why	 ?not	 ?quit	 ?and	 ?feed	 ?the	 ?hungry??	 ?(Palmer,	 ?2011).	 ?	 ?This	 ?chorus	 ?was	 ?particularly	 ?poignant	 ?to	 ?hear,	 ?as	 ?that	 ?is	 ?indeed	 ?what	 ?many	 ?had	 ?done	 ?in	 ?order	 ?to	 ?participate	 ?in	 ?Occupy!	 ?	 ? Underscoring	 ?the	 ?message	 ?that	 ?art	 ?is	 ?a	 ?technology	 ?that	 ?belongs	 ?to	 ?the	 ?people,	 ?the	 ?cover	 ?for	 ?	 ??Ukulele	 ?Anthem?	 ?(Palmer,	 ?2011)	 ?boasts	 ?the	 ?encouragement	 ?to	 ??Just	 ?Play	 ?~	 ?Art?s	 ?Not	 ?Hard,?	 ?and	 ?as	 ?the	 ?lyrics	 ?of	 ?that	 ?title	 ?track	 ?detail,	 ?neither	 ?is	 ?it	 ?hard	 ?to	 ?master	 ?the	 ?musical	 ?technology	 ?of	 ?playing	 ?the	 ?ukulele.	 ?Like	 ?the	 ?bountiful	 ?and	 ?far-??ranging	 ?array	 ?of	 ?poster-??art	 ?that	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?movement	 ?has	 ?spawned,	 ?Palmer?s	 ?anthem	 ?(and	 ?cover	 ?art)	 ?take	 ?back	 ?the	 ?illusion	 ?that	 ?art	 ?is	 ?only	 ?for	 ?the	 ?elite.	 ?A	 ?video	 ?file	 ?posted	 ?on	 ?YouTube	 ?(Novak,	 ?2011)	 ?offers	 ?a	 ?sensitive	 ?portrayal	 ?of	 ?the	 ?juxtapositions,	 ?commonality	 ?and	 ?distinctions	 ?between	 ?events	 ?happening	 ?within	 ?the	 ?Art	 ?Gallery?s	 ?(more	 ?elite)	 ?walls	 ??	 ?expensive	 ?wine	 ?tastings,	 ?private	 ?showings,	 ?gala	 ?fundraisers	 ??	 ?and	 ?those	 ?occurring	 ?outside	 ?the	 ?gallery?s	 ?walls,	 ?within	 ?and	 ?around	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ??village.?	 ?In	 ?an	 ?inspiring	 ?video	 ?filmed	 ?Saturday	 ?October	 ?15,	 ?the	 ?first	 ?day	 ?of	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver	 ?at	 ?the	 ?Vancouver	 ?Art	 ?Gallery	 ?(featuring	 ?an	 ?unexpected	 ?cameo	 ?of	 ?yours	 ?truly	 ?standing	 ?on	 ?the	 ?fountain?s	 ?edge,	 ?holding	 ?a	 ?poster	 ?capitalizing	 ?the	 ?word	 ??LOVE,?	 ?spelled	 ?backward,	 ?in	 ??rEVOLution"),	 ?the	 ?colorful	 ?and	 ?creative	 ?extent	 ?of	 ?poster	 ?art	 ?that	 ?has	 ?characterized	 ?the	 ?movement	 ?worldwide	 ?makes	 ?its	 ?local	 ?debut	 ?(Novak,	 ?2011).	 ?The	 ?multiple	 ?textual	 ?media	 ?that	 ?people	 ?created	 ?adorned	 ?Occupy?s	 ?homes	 ?in	 ?the	 ?tent	 ?encampment,	 ?the	 ?walls	 ?and	 ?stairs	 ?of	 ?their	 ??village?	 ?(the	 ?art	 ?gallery	 ?plaza),	 ?and	 ?their	 ?community	 ?workplaces	 ?(the	 ?Information,	 ?Media,	 ?Food	 ?Not	 ?Bombs,	 ?and	 ?library	 ?tents,	 ?among	 ?others).	 ?From	 ?an	 ?elegant,	 ?stenciled	 ?graffiti	 ?of	 ?the	 ?word	 ?Occupy,	 ?made	 ?from	 ?living	 ?moss	 ?plastered	 ?carefully	 ?to	 ?the	 ?art	 ?gallery?s	 ?outside	 ?wall,	 ?to	 ?the	 ?compendium	 ?of	 ?poster	 ?and	 ?moveable	 ?art	 ?painted	 ?onto	 ?	 ? 12	 ?poster	 ?board,	 ?recycled	 ?cardboard,	 ?old	 ?barrels,	 ?orange	 ?safety	 ?cones,	 ?and	 ?fabric	 ?banners,	 ?textual	 ?messages	 ?dominated	 ?the	 ?encampment.	 ?Visual	 ?imagery	 ?also	 ?blossomed,	 ?from	 ?individual	 ?cartoonists	 ?to	 ?visionary	 ?painters,	 ?to	 ?cartography,	 ?like	 ?the	 ?6x10	 ?foot	 ?map	 ?showing	 ?the	 ?layout	 ?of	 ?the	 ??village?	 ?within	 ?the	 ?Art	 ?Gallery	 ?square.	 ?Huge	 ?white	 ?boards,	 ?bearing	 ?colorfully	 ?hand	 ?written	 ?schedules	 ?of	 ?daily	 ?events,	 ?were	 ?communal	 ?property,	 ?and	 ?often	 ?updated	 ?unofficially	 ?by	 ?someone	 ?wishing	 ?to	 ?put	 ?themselves	 ?on	 ?a	 ?schedule;	 ?yet	 ?such	 ?gentle	 ?anarchy	 ?only	 ?added	 ?to	 ?the	 ?overall	 ?feeling	 ?of	 ?camaraderie,	 ?with	 ?most	 ?such	 ?assertions	 ?negotiated	 ?and	 ?accommodated	 ?by	 ?other	 ?community	 ?members	 ?and	 ?pro	 ?tem	 ?organizers.	 ?The	 ?fruit	 ?of	 ?a	 ?community	 ?art	 ?project	 ?from	 ?Occupy?s	 ?opening	 ?weekend,	 ?a	 ?bevy	 ?of	 ?colorfully	 ?painted	 ?small,	 ?wooden	 ?signs,	 ?graced	 ?the	 ?fountain	 ?area	 ?and	 ?gallery	 ?steps	 ?for	 ?the	 ?full	 ?five	 ?weeks	 ?of	 ?the	 ?physical	 ?occupation.	 ?Art,	 ?imagery,	 ?text,	 ?color,	 ?and	 ?form	 ?wove	 ?in	 ?and	 ?amongst	 ?of	 ?daily	 ?life,	 ?and	 ?was	 ?no	 ?longer	 ?a	 ?special	 ?course	 ?for	 ?some	 ?people	 ?some	 ?of	 ?the	 ?time,	 ?but	 ?rather	 ?an	 ?article	 ?of	 ?the	 ?people,	 ?for	 ?the	 ?people.	 ?	 ? Embodying	 ?principles	 ?of	 ?what	 ?Cole	 ?and	 ?Foster	 ?(2001)	 ?describe	 ?as	 ???movement	 ?fusion?:	 ?the	 ?coming	 ?together	 ?of	 ?two	 ?(or	 ?more)	 ?different	 ?social	 ?movements	 ?by	 ?developing	 ?a	 ?common	 ?agenda?	 ?(p.	 ?164),	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver	 ?has	 ?successfully	 ?gathered	 ?several	 ?movements	 ?under	 ?its	 ?collective	 ?tarp.	 ?Activists	 ?for	 ?housing	 ?rights,	 ?economic	 ?reform,	 ?Food	 ?Not	 ?Bombs,	 ?the	 ?Canadian	 ?Union	 ?of	 ?Public	 ?Employees	 ?(CUPE),	 ?Vancouver	 ?Media	 ?Cooperative,	 ?Iranians	 ?against	 ?their	 ?government?s	 ?oppressive	 ?tactics,	 ?Palestinian	 ?supporters,	 ?Coast	 ?Salish	 ?tribal	 ?groups,	 ?several	 ?labor	 ?groups	 ?and	 ?many	 ?others	 ?have	 ?all	 ?joined	 ?banners	 ?at	 ?the	 ?Art	 ?Gallery	 ?square	 ?in	 ?support	 ?of	 ?one	 ?rallying	 ?cry:	 ?We	 ?are	 ?the	 ?99%,	 ?and	 ?we	 ?want	 ?change	 ?NOW.	 ?Julian	 ?Agyeman	 ?elaborates	 ?on	 ?the	 ?benefits	 ?of	 ?movement	 ?fusion:	 ?(I)t?s	 ?imperative	 ?that	 ?we	 ?break	 ?away	 ?from	 ?silo-??based	 ?thinking?	 ?then	 ?I	 ?think	 ?	 ? 13	 ?we	 ?are	 ?going	 ?to	 ?be	 ?in	 ?a	 ?much	 ?better	 ?position	 ?to	 ?do	 ?what	 ?the	 ?Europeans	 ?call	 ?joined-?up	 ?thinking.	 ?Joined-??up	 ?thinking	 ?is	 ?thinking	 ?across	 ?policy	 ?boundaries.	 ?For	 ?example,	 ?it	 ?says	 ?housing	 ?policy	 ?is	 ?intimately	 ?related	 ?to	 ?energy	 ?policy?.	 ?Just	 ?sustainability	 ?advocates	 ?for	 ?the	 ?overlap.	 ?It	 ?asks	 ?us	 ?to	 ?look	 ?across	 ?the	 ?social,	 ?cultural,	 ?economic	 ?and	 ?environmental	 ?realms	 ?and	 ?realize	 ?that	 ?there	 ?is	 ?really	 ?no	 ?separate	 ?or	 ?isolated	 ?cultural,	 ?environmental,	 ?or	 ?economic	 ?realm.	 ?These	 ?are	 ?all	 ?part	 ?of	 ?the	 ?human	 ?experience	 ?and	 ?relate	 ?to	 ?each	 ?other	 ?intrinsically.	 ?(Monani,	 ?p.	 ?54)	 ?Citizens	 ?from	 ?across	 ?diverse	 ?movements	 ?have	 ?come	 ?together	 ?to	 ?work	 ?toward	 ?a	 ?larger	 ?common	 ?concern	 ??	 ?the	 ?cessation	 ?of	 ?a	 ?corporate	 ?banking	 ?stronghold	 ?on	 ?every	 ?aspect	 ?of	 ?our	 ?current	 ?society	 ??	 ?and	 ?to	 ?educate,	 ?march,	 ?and	 ?sit-??in	 ?together	 ?in	 ?support	 ?of	 ?each	 ?other?s	 ?causes.	 ?Educational	 ?speakers	 ?and	 ?inspired	 ?musical	 ?performers	 ?have	 ?addressed	 ?the	 ?assembled	 ?encampment	 ?and	 ?crowd	 ?on	 ?issues	 ?that	 ?range	 ?from	 ?stopping	 ?the	 ?Keystone	 ?XL	 ?Pipeline	 ?project,	 ?to	 ?the	 ?housing	 ?and	 ?addiction	 ?crises	 ?in	 ?Vancouver?s	 ?Downtown	 ?East	 ?Side,	 ?restitution	 ?for	 ?Indigenous	 ?citizens	 ?affected	 ?by	 ?legacies	 ?from	 ?boarding	 ?schools,	 ?and	 ?specifics	 ?of	 ?the	 ?current	 ?economic	 ?crisis.	 ?These	 ?fusions	 ?unite	 ?proponents	 ?of	 ?social	 ?justice,	 ?environmental	 ?concerns,	 ?Indigenous	 ?rights,	 ?and	 ?political	 ?process	 ?and	 ?economic	 ?reform	 ?advocates.	 ?	 ?	 ? Worldwide,	 ?the	 ?solidarity	 ?acknowledged	 ?between	 ?the	 ?various	 ?Occupy	 ?locales	 ?is	 ?not	 ?only	 ?a	 ?prime	 ?example	 ?of	 ??movement	 ?fusion,?	 ?but	 ?also	 ?of	 ?the	 ?erasure	 ?(back	 ?to	 ?our	 ?Pink	 ?Panther)	 ?of	 ?formerly	 ?static	 ?boundaries	 ?in	 ?space	 ?and	 ?time,	 ?as	 ?high-??speed	 ?internet	 ?and	 ?smart	 ?phones	 ?enable	 ?instantaneous	 ?communication	 ?and	 ?support	 ?between	 ?parties	 ?who	 ?are	 ?time-??zones	 ?apart.	 ??The	 ?Revolution	 ?will	 ?not	 ?be	 ?televised,	 ?but	 ?it	 ?will	 ?be	 ?broadcast	 ?on	 ?Live-??stream?	 ?	 ? 14	 ?(OccupyWallSt.org,	 ?n.d.).	 ?At	 ?any	 ?given	 ?moment,	 ?one	 ?can	 ?watch	 ?instantaneous	 ?Live	 ?Stream	 ?feeds	 ?from	 ?Liberty	 ?Square,	 ?Berkeley?s	 ?Sproul	 ?Hall,	 ?Denver,	 ?Madrid,	 ?or	 ?Tahrir	 ?Square.	 ?There?s	 ?no	 ?denying	 ?what?s	 ?seen	 ?with	 ?the	 ?naked	 ?eye,	 ?the	 ?ultimate	 ?first	 ?hand	 ?documentation.	 ?As	 ?Donna	 ?Haraway	 ?(2004)	 ?says,	 ??So	 ?my	 ?cyborg	 ?myth	 ?is	 ?about	 ?transgressed	 ?boundaries,	 ?potent	 ?fusions,	 ?and	 ?dangerous	 ?possibilities	 ?which	 ?progressive	 ?people	 ?might	 ?explore	 ?as	 ?one	 ?part	 ?of	 ?needed	 ?political	 ?work?	 ?(p.	 ?12-??13).	 ?These	 ?are	 ?the	 ?wondrous	 ?possibilities	 ?now	 ?open	 ?to	 ?media-??cyborgs	 ?and	 ?citizen	 ?journalists	 ?like	 ?those	 ?who	 ?helped	 ?send	 ?the	 ?incident	 ?at	 ?the	 ?University	 ?of	 ?California,	 ?Davis	 ?viral	 ?on	 ?the	 ?internet	 ?within	 ?moments	 ?of	 ?its	 ?occurrence.	 ?The	 ?old	 ?boundaries	 ?are	 ?now	 ?porous,	 ?as	 ?Facebook	 ?accounts	 ?leaking	 ?to	 ?the	 ?world	 ?from	 ?Tahrir	 ?Square	 ?first	 ?revealed.	 ?The	 ?formerly	 ?sacred	 ?cow	 ?is	 ?unfettered,	 ?and	 ?running	 ?loose	 ?in	 ?the	 ?square.	 ?	 ? Rise	 ?like	 ?lions	 ?after	 ?slumber	 ?in	 ?unvanquishable	 ?number	 ?-?	 ?Shake	 ?your	 ?chains	 ?to	 ?earth	 ?like	 ?dew,	 ?Which	 ?in	 ?sleep	 ?had	 ?fallen	 ?on	 ?you	 ??	 ?Ye	 ?are	 ?many	 ?-?	 ?They	 ?are	 ?few!	 ?	 ?from	 ?The	 ?Mask	 ?of	 ?Anarchy	 ?by	 ?Percy	 ?Bysshe	 ?Shelley,	 ?on	 ?a	 ?poster	 ?at	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver	 ?	 ?	 ? By	 ?occupying,	 ?by	 ?protesting,	 ?by	 ?not	 ?going	 ?home	 ?afterward,	 ?people	 ?are	 ?making	 ?a	 ?political	 ?statement	 ?about	 ?society,	 ?who?s	 ?in	 ?charge,	 ?and	 ?what	 ?belongs	 ?to	 ?whom.	 ?By	 ?placing	 ?themselves	 ?in	 ?public	 ?spaces,	 ?a	 ?political	 ?and	 ?civic	 ?reinhabitation	 ?occurs,	 ?as	 ?beings	 ?(people,	 ?dogs,	 ?structures,	 ?artwork)	 ?literally	 ?(re)populate,	 ?inhabit,	 ?and	 ?(re)claim	 ?public	 ?spaces.	 ?In	 ?Jody	 ?Berland?s	 ?(2009)	 ?terms,	 ?this	 ?is	 ?also	 ?a	 ?reclaiming	 ?of	 ?the	 ?margins	 ?of	 ?society:	 ??(W)e	 ?define	 ?the	 ??margin?	 ?as	 ?any	 ?site	 ?which	 ?requires	 ?and	 ?enables	 ?communities	 ?to	 ?employ	 ?cultural	 ?	 ? 15	 ?technologies	 ?as	 ?counterhegemonic	 ?tools.	 ?Such	 ?spaces	 ?are	 ?currently	 ?subject	 ?to	 ?vicious	 ?assault;?the	 ?intense	 ?recommodification	 ?of	 ?information	 ?and	 ?experience,	 ?the	 ?erosion	 ?of	 ?noncommercial	 ?spaces,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?triumph	 ?of	 ?reactionary	 ?mercantile	 ?politics	 ?are	 ?part	 ?of	 ?the	 ?ongoing	 ?production	 ?of	 ?space	 ?which	 ?implicates	 ?communities	 ?at	 ?every	 ?scale?	 ?(p.	 ?97).	 ?	 ?The	 ?myriad	 ?ways	 ?in	 ?which	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver	 ?community	 ?has	 ?utilized	 ?said	 ??cultural	 ?technologies	 ?as	 ?counterhegemonic	 ?tools?	 ?is	 ?evident	 ?in	 ?the	 ?functional,	 ?multipurpose	 ?People?s	 ?Lovely	 ?Library	 ?(as	 ?named	 ?by	 ?its	 ?proponents	 ?early	 ?in	 ?the	 ?occupation),	 ?stocked	 ?with	 ?shelves,	 ?books,	 ?pamphlets,	 ?educational	 ?reprints,	 ?chess	 ?boards,	 ?playing	 ?cards,	 ?armchairs,	 ?and	 ?a	 ?couch,	 ?in	 ?order	 ?to	 ?facilitate	 ?the	 ?communal	 ?sharing	 ?of	 ?ideas	 ?in	 ?a	 ?relaxed,	 ?comfortable	 ?(dry!	 ??	 ?it	 ?was	 ?November!)	 ?reading-??room	 ?atmosphere.	 ?The	 ?idea	 ?spread	 ?to	 ?the	 ?creation	 ?of	 ?a	 ?mobile	 ?People?s	 ?Lovely	 ?Library	 ?that	 ?brought	 ?free	 ?book	 ?loans	 ?to	 ?several	 ?remote	 ?locations	 ?around	 ?the	 ?city,	 ?including	 ?key	 ?drop-??off	 ?locations	 ?for	 ?returning	 ?the	 ?loaned	 ?books.	 ?Taking	 ?their	 ?message	 ?out	 ?beyond	 ?the	 ?encampment,	 ?to	 ?communities	 ?and	 ?people	 ?in	 ?diverse	 ?neighborhoods	 ?from	 ?Commercial	 ?Drive	 ?to	 ?the	 ?UBC	 ?campus,	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver?s	 ?Lovely	 ?Library	 ?embodied	 ?one	 ?of	 ?the	 ?main	 ?messages	 ?of	 ?the	 ?movement:	 ?we	 ?the	 ?people	 ?can	 ?make	 ?our	 ?own	 ?society,	 ?a	 ?communal	 ?and	 ?self-??supporting	 ?one	 ?not	 ?dependent	 ?on	 ?money,	 ?but	 ?on	 ?the	 ?spirit	 ?of	 ?volunteerism	 ?and	 ?the	 ?equitable	 ?distribution	 ?and	 ?sharing	 ?of	 ?goods.	 ?Back	 ?at	 ?the	 ?encampment,	 ?in	 ?the	 ?community-??staffed	 ?and	 ?stocked	 ?Art	 ?Tent,	 ?children	 ?played	 ?and	 ?adults	 ?made	 ?posters,	 ?where	 ?teacher	 ?and	 ?student	 ?became	 ?fluid,	 ?and	 ?education	 ?moved	 ?out	 ?into	 ?everyday	 ?encounters	 ?and	 ?unexpected	 ?sharings.	 ?Altruism	 ?and	 ?encouragement	 ?flourished,	 ?and	 ?negativity	 ?lingered	 ?only	 ?at	 ?the	 ?edges	 ?of	 ?the	 ?square,	 ?in	 ?the	 ?gutters,	 ?or	 ?down	 ?the	 ?block	 ?where	 ?the	 ?homeless	 ?still	 ?huddled	 ?unfed.	 ?In	 ?the	 ?phenomenal	 ?Food	 ?Not	 ?Bombs	 ?tent,	 ?smiling	 ?crews	 ?sorted	 ?food	 ?donations,	 ?handled	 ?storage,	 ?preparation,	 ?cooking,	 ?and	 ?dishwashing	 ?for	 ?	 ? 16	 ?over	 ?six	 ?weeks,	 ?ongoing,	 ?daily.	 ?Those	 ?food-??supplying	 ?angels	 ?served	 ?an	 ?average	 ?of	 ?1000	 ?meals	 ?a	 ?day	 ?since	 ?opening	 ?on	 ?October	 ?15,	 ?2011	 ?(personal	 ?communication,	 ?November	 ?21,	 ?2011).	 ?Many	 ?have	 ?pondered	 ?what	 ?it	 ?would	 ?take	 ?for	 ?the	 ?city	 ?of	 ?Vancouver,	 ?or	 ?other	 ?comparably	 ?sized	 ?municipalities,	 ?to	 ?implement	 ?a	 ?similar	 ?volunteer-??run	 ?program	 ?to	 ?feed	 ?the	 ?city?s	 ?homeless	 ?citizens.	 ?Rather,	 ?as	 ?action	 ?returned	 ?to	 ?the	 ?hands	 ?of	 ?the	 ?people,	 ?the	 ?culturally	 ?endangered	 ?technologies	 ?of	 ?self-??education	 ?through	 ?reading	 ?and	 ?dialogue,	 ?of	 ?political	 ?expression	 ?through	 ?costuming,	 ?performance,	 ?and	 ?poster	 ?art,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?arts	 ?of	 ?cooking	 ?and	 ?serving	 ?the	 ?people	 ?healthy	 ?food	 ?thus	 ?become	 ?prime	 ??subversive?	 ?weapons	 ?of	 ?the	 ?people?s	 ?encampment	 ?and	 ?movement.	 ?	 ?	 ? Referencing	 ?critical	 ?geographer	 ?David	 ?Harvey,	 ?Berland	 ?(2009)	 ?states	 ?that	 ??power	 ?derives	 ?from	 ?the	 ?ability	 ?to	 ?turn	 ?space	 ?into	 ?place?	 ?(p.	 ?97).	 ?How	 ?true	 ?this	 ?proved	 ?to	 ?be	 ?in	 ?the	 ?case	 ?of	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver,	 ?before	 ?the	 ?City?s	 ?heavy-??handed	 ?decision	 ?to	 ?play	 ?autocrat	 ?and	 ?evict	 ?the	 ?camp	 ?via	 ?a	 ?court	 ?injunction	 ?(personal	 ?communication,	 ?November	 ?20,	 ?2011).	 ?Citizens	 ?at	 ?the	 ?encampment	 ?understood	 ?the	 ?power	 ?growing	 ?from	 ?the	 ?presence	 ?they	 ?created,	 ?the	 ?occupation	 ?of	 ?public	 ?space,	 ?their	 ?occupation	 ?of	 ?their	 ?own	 ?constitutional	 ?rights	 ?to	 ?freely	 ?assemble	 ?and	 ?protest,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?implications	 ?of	 ?their	 ?actions	 ?in	 ?a	 ?larger	 ?global	 ?socio-??economic-??political	 ?playing	 ?field.	 ?Presence	 ?and	 ?intention	 ?were	 ?turning	 ?a	 ?space	 ?into	 ?a	 ?place.	 ?Harvey	 ?(2004),	 ?leaning	 ?on	 ?Foucault,	 ?notes	 ?that	 ??(s)pace?is	 ?a	 ?metaphor	 ?for	 ?a	 ?site	 ?or	 ?container	 ?of	 ?power	 ?which	 ?unusually	 ?constrains	 ?but	 ?sometimes	 ?liberates	 ?processes	 ?of	 ?becoming?	 ?(p.	 ?213).	 ?Similarly	 ?the	 ??space?	 ?which	 ?held,	 ?	 ?contained,	 ?Occupy?s	 ?initial	 ?warm-??up	 ?engine-??thrust	 ?sometimes	 ?bubbled	 ?and	 ?bumped	 ?into	 ?the	 ?constraints	 ?of	 ?its	 ?own	 ?becoming,	 ?its	 ?inner	 ?and	 ?outer	 ?processes,	 ?its	 ?flow	 ?like	 ?tentacles	 ?out	 ?into	 ?and	 ?onto	 ?nearly	 ?every	 ?surface	 ?of	 ?useable	 ?outdoor	 ?Art	 ?Gallery	 ?space.	 ?In	 ?the	 ?act	 ?of	 ?those	 ?constraints	 ??	 ?having	 ?to	 ?get	 ?to	 ?know	 ?	 ? 17	 ?your	 ?neighbor,	 ?having	 ?to	 ?work	 ?with	 ?the	 ?police	 ?and	 ?fire	 ?officials,	 ?having	 ?to	 ?learn	 ?to	 ?tolerate	 ?others?	 ?differences,	 ?having	 ?to	 ?live	 ?without	 ?amenities	 ??	 ?other	 ?processes	 ?of	 ?becoming	 ?were	 ?liberated,	 ?as	 ?one	 ?became	 ?a	 ?chef,	 ?a	 ?dome-??builder,	 ?a	 ?live-??streamer,	 ?a	 ?facilitator,	 ?a	 ?good	 ?friend.	 ?Furthermore,	 ??(d)ecolonization	 ?involves	 ?learning	 ?to	 ?recognize	 ?disruption	 ?and	 ?injury	 ?in	 ?person-??place	 ?relationships,	 ?and	 ?learning	 ?to	 ?address	 ?their	 ?causes.	 ?Because	 ?colonization	 ?refers	 ?also	 ?to	 ?the	 ?colonization	 ?of	 ?the	 ?mind	 ?and	 ?body,	 ?it	 ?involves	 ?the	 ?practice	 ?of	 ?unlearning	 ?and	 ?undoing?	 ?(Greenwood,	 ?2010,	 ?p.	 ?19).	 ?Many	 ?were	 ?liberated	 ?from	 ?manifestations	 ?of	 ?internal	 ?and	 ?external	 ?oppression	 ?to	 ?which	 ?they?d	 ?been	 ?party	 ?unawares,	 ?and	 ?were	 ?lifted	 ?up	 ?into	 ?aspects	 ?of	 ?becoming	 ?that	 ?were	 ?richer	 ?in	 ?personal	 ?understanding.	 ?As	 ?well,	 ?the	 ?creation	 ?of	 ?community	 ?unfoled.	 ??One	 ?of	 ?the	 ?most	 ?miraculous	 ?things	 ?that	 ?has	 ?happened	 ?at	 ?OV	 ?is	 ?that	 ?we	 ?set	 ?out	 ?to	 ?start	 ?a	 ?political	 ?encampment,	 ?and	 ?along	 ?the	 ?way,	 ?we	 ?inadvertently	 ?proved	 ?that	 ?we	 ?can	 ?house,	 ?feed,	 ?care	 ?for,	 ?and	 ?socialize	 ?people	 ?better	 ?than	 ?the	 ?city	 ?can	 ?and	 ?at	 ?a	 ?fraction	 ?of	 ?the	 ?cost?	 ?(personal	 ?communication,	 ?November	 ?20,	 ?2011).	 ?	 ?	 ? David	 ?Greenwood	 ?(2010)	 ?also	 ?insists	 ?that	 ??reinhabitation?implies	 ?taking	 ?a	 ?new	 ?stance	 ?toward	 ?one?s	 ?own	 ?becoming.	 ?We	 ?reinhabit	 ?the	 ?self	 ?whenever	 ?we	 ?seek	 ?our	 ?own	 ?renewal,	 ?whenever	 ?we	 ?stop	 ?to	 ?listen	 ?to	 ?the	 ?teachers,	 ?or	 ?when	 ?we	 ?acknowledge	 ?the	 ?heartbeat	 ?of	 ?empire	 ?in	 ?our	 ?own	 ?bodies?	 ?(p.19).	 ?By	 ?stepping	 ?out	 ?of	 ??regular?	 ?lives	 ?to	 ?volunteer,	 ?camp,	 ?or	 ?participate	 ?in	 ?a	 ?march,	 ?and	 ?equally	 ?for	 ?those	 ?watching	 ?on	 ?computer	 ?screens	 ?at	 ?home,	 ?this	 ?acknowledgement	 ?of	 ?where	 ?the	 ?beast	 ?lives	 ?within	 ?has	 ?been	 ?a	 ?crucial	 ?step	 ?forward,	 ?drawing	 ?people	 ?into	 ?a	 ?deeper,	 ?more	 ?authentic	 ?conversation	 ?about,	 ?and	 ?experience	 ?of,	 ?community	 ?and	 ?mutual	 ?support.	 ?Being	 ?drawn	 ?to	 ?hear	 ?renowned	 ?speakers	 ?like	 ?Dr.	 ?David	 ?Suzuki,	 ?or	 ?grieving	 ?when	 ?Telqua,	 ?an	 ?Indigenous	 ?elder,	 ?speaks	 ?eloquently	 ?of	 ?the	 ?historic	 ?suffering	 ?and	 ?losses	 ?of	 ?her	 ?people,	 ?are	 ?acts	 ?of	 ?renewal,	 ?personal-??political	 ?acts	 ?of	 ?	 ? 18	 ?(re)inhabitation	 ?and	 ?(re)claiming.	 ?People	 ?acknowledge	 ?personal	 ?responsibility,	 ?and	 ?work	 ?to	 ?eradicate	 ?injustice,	 ?one	 ?step	 ?at	 ?a	 ?time.	 ?These	 ?acts	 ?are	 ?essential	 ?to	 ?the	 ?health	 ?of	 ?the	 ?human	 ?spirit,	 ?and	 ?to	 ?the	 ?successful	 ?continued	 ?inhabitation	 ?of	 ?this	 ?movement.	 ??The	 ?simple	 ?and	 ?obvious	 ?point	 ?is	 ?that	 ?nothing	 ?is	 ?self-??made,	 ?autocthonous,	 ?or	 ?self-??sufficient.	 ?Origin	 ?stories	 ?have	 ?to	 ?be	 ?about	 ?fraught	 ?histories	 ?of	 ?consequential	 ?relationships.	 ?The	 ?point	 ?is	 ?to	 ?engage	 ??ontological	 ?choreography?	 ?in	 ?the	 ?yearning	 ?for	 ?more	 ?livable	 ?and	 ?lively	 ?relationships	 ?across	 ?kinds,	 ?human	 ?and	 ?non-??human?	 ?(Haraway,	 ?2004,	 ?p.	 ?316-??317).	 ?	 ?	 ? To	 ?fully	 ?appreciate	 ?the	 ?wildfire	 ?that	 ?the	 ?worldwide	 ?Occupy	 ?movement	 ?has	 ?become	 ?rests	 ?firmly	 ?in	 ?an	 ?understanding	 ?of	 ?Deleuze	 ?and	 ?Guattari?s	 ?concept	 ?of	 ?the	 ?rhizome	 ??as	 ?a	 ?cartographic	 ?gesture	 ?of	 ?deterritorialization	 ?in	 ?contradistinction?(to)	 ?western	 ??arborescent	 ?thought,?	 ?which	 ?is	 ?organized	 ?systematically	 ?and	 ?hierarchically	 ?as	 ?branches	 ?of	 ?knowledge	 ?grounded	 ?in	 ?firm	 ?foundations?	 ?(O?Riley,	 ?2003,	 ?p.	 ?27).	 ?In	 ?contrast,	 ?Deleuze	 ?and	 ?Guattari	 ?(1987)	 ?note	 ?that	 ??(p)erhaps	 ?one	 ?of	 ?the	 ?most	 ?important	 ?characteristics	 ?of	 ?the	 ?rhizome	 ?is	 ?that	 ?it	 ?always	 ?has	 ?multiple	 ?entryways;	 ?in	 ?this	 ?sense,	 ?the	 ?burrow	 ?is	 ?an	 ?animal	 ?rhizome?	 ?(p.	 ?12).	 ?With	 ?these	 ?multiple	 ?entryways	 ?(entrances,	 ?exits,	 ?departures,	 ?and	 ?jumping-??off-??points),	 ?rhizomes	 ?offer	 ?a	 ?workable	 ?lens	 ?for	 ?examining	 ?the	 ?phenomena	 ?of	 ?social	 ?networking,	 ?and	 ?how	 ?these	 ?phenomena	 ?have	 ?spurred	 ?almost	 ?instantaneous	 ?citizen	 ?mobilizations	 ?in	 ?various	 ?cities	 ?worldwide.	 ?For	 ?example,	 ?Deleuze	 ?and	 ?Guattari	 ?(1987)	 ?describe	 ??ruptures?	 ?working	 ??against	 ?the	 ?oversignifying	 ?breaks	 ?separating	 ?structures	 ?or	 ?cutting	 ?across	 ?a	 ?single	 ?structure.	 ?A	 ?rhizome	 ?may	 ?be	 ?broken,	 ?shattered	 ?at	 ?a	 ?given	 ?spot,	 ?but	 ?it	 ?will	 ?start	 ?up	 ?again	 ?on	 ?one	 ?of	 ?its	 ?old	 ?lines,	 ?or	 ?on	 ?new	 ?lines?.segmentary	 ?lines	 ?explode	 ?into	 ?a	 ?line	 ?of	 ?flight,	 ?but	 ?the	 ?line	 ?of	 ?flight	 ?is	 ?part	 ?of	 ?the	 ?rhizome.	 ?These	 ?lines	 ?always	 ?tie	 ?back	 ?to	 ?one	 ?	 ? 19	 ?another?	 ?(p.	 ?10).	 ?Similarly,	 ?police	 ?may	 ?break	 ?up	 ?an	 ?encampment,	 ?but	 ?the	 ?next	 ?day,	 ?tens	 ?of	 ?thousands	 ?will	 ?show	 ?up	 ?to	 ?demonstrate,	 ?where	 ?before	 ?there	 ?were	 ?only	 ?a	 ?few	 ?hundred	 ?(OccupyWallSt,	 ?November	 ?16,	 ?2011).	 ?The	 ?line	 ?of	 ?flight	 ?may	 ?result	 ?in	 ?a	 ?new	 ?group	 ?forming	 ?in	 ?a	 ?new	 ?location,	 ?as	 ?happened	 ?in	 ?the	 ?spontaneous	 ?rally	 ?by	 ?New	 ?York	 ?University	 ?students	 ?in	 ?Greenwich	 ?Village?s	 ?Union	 ?Square	 ?the	 ?day	 ?after	 ?NYPD?s	 ?1:00	 ?a.m.	 ?raid	 ?on	 ?the	 ?Liberty	 ?Square	 ?encampment	 ?(personal	 ?communication,	 ?November	 ?16,	 ?2011).	 ?In	 ?this	 ?way,	 ?the	 ?unexpected,	 ?the	 ?underground,	 ?shifts	 ?and	 ?re-??roots,	 ?frustrating	 ?some	 ?members	 ?of	 ?law	 ?enforcement,	 ?political	 ?pundits,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?mainstream	 ?media	 ?in	 ?their	 ?inability	 ?to	 ?pin	 ?down	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?movement	 ?to	 ?either	 ?one	 ?concise	 ?list	 ?of	 ??demands?	 ?or	 ?to	 ?only	 ?one	 ?physical	 ?location.	 ?	 ?	 ? This	 ?is	 ?exactly	 ?the	 ?point	 ?of	 ?such	 ?a	 ?rupture	 ?in	 ?the	 ?status	 ?quo	 ?of	 ?what	 ?Deleuze	 ?and	 ?Guattari	 ?(1987)	 ?referred	 ?to	 ?as	 ?the	 ??State	 ?apparatus?	 ?(p.	 ?23),	 ?and	 ?what	 ?happened	 ?most	 ?beautifully	 ?and	 ?spontaneously	 ?in	 ?Vancouver	 ?when	 ?evicted	 ?Occupy-??ers	 ?took	 ?to	 ?the	 ?streets	 ?in	 ?a	 ?parade	 ?for	 ??dome-??ocracy?(personal	 ?communication,	 ?November	 ?21,	 ?2011).	 ??Rhizomes	 ?re-??route	 ?the	 ?terrain,	 ?its	 ?tracks,	 ?and	 ?narratives	 ?that	 ?have	 ?been	 ?covered,	 ?inhumed,	 ?and	 ?otherwise	 ?disestablished	 ?through	 ?oligarchy	 ?in	 ?its	 ?many	 ?guises?	 ?(O?Riley,	 ?2003,	 ?p.	 ?27).	 ?In	 ?a	 ?similar	 ?response,	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver	 ?re-??routed	 ?its	 ?terrain	 ?in	 ?its	 ?mobile	 ?parade	 ?of	 ?dwellings	 ?that	 ?moved	 ?down	 ?the	 ?streets	 ?of	 ?Vancouver,	 ?geodesic	 ?dome	 ?frames	 ?and	 ?canopy-??style	 ?tents	 ?held	 ?high	 ?as	 ?the	 ?community	 ?spontaneously	 ?relocated	 ?and	 ?reterritorialized	 ?the	 ?Provincial	 ?courthouse	 ?grounds	 ?and	 ?plaza	 ?with	 ?an	 ?amoebic	 ?conglomeration	 ?of	 ?tents,	 ?bodies,	 ?musical	 ?instruments,	 ?colored	 ?chalk,	 ?and	 ?a	 ?re-??shelved	 ?People?s	 ?Lovely	 ?Library	 ?(complete	 ?with	 ?couch	 ?and	 ?armchair).	 ?Hugs	 ?were	 ?exchanged,	 ?and	 ?bodies	 ?enlisted	 ?to	 ?move	 ?more	 ?tents	 ?to	 ?the	 ?new	 ?	 ? 20	 ?location.	 ?	 ?	 ? Just	 ?as	 ?this	 ?concrete,	 ?physical	 ?action	 ?visibly	 ?highlighted	 ?Occupy	 ?as	 ?a	 ?band	 ?of	 ?urban	 ?nomads	 ?in	 ?space,	 ?O?Riley	 ?(2003)	 ?reminds	 ?that	 ?nomadic	 ?thought	 ?carries	 ?this	 ?same	 ?quality	 ?of	 ?embodied,	 ?generative,	 ?and	 ?edgy	 ?creation:	 ?Nomadic	 ?thought	 ?is	 ?becoming-??bodily-??thought?It	 ?grows	 ?from	 ?the	 ?middle,	 ?the	 ?cracks,	 ?the	 ?voids,	 ?the	 ?hyphens?It	 ?is	 ?in	 ?relation?Making	 ?new	 ?tracks,	 ?nomadic	 ?thought	 ?cherishes	 ?derelict	 ?spaces	 ?and	 ?holes	 ?in	 ?habits?(is)	 ?always	 ?marginal	 ?and	 ?transversal.	 ?It	 ?acts	 ?to	 ?blur	 ?boundaries	 ?and	 ?activate	 ?metaphors	 ?to	 ?become	 ?figurations	 ?on	 ?the	 ?ground.	 ?Other	 ?bodies	 ?and	 ?life	 ?spaces	 ?emerge.	 ?Nomads	 ?traverse	 ?territory;	 ?they	 ?know	 ?the	 ?land,	 ?follow	 ?customary	 ?routes.	 ?They	 ?do	 ?not	 ?own	 ?or	 ?possess,	 ?but	 ?inhabit	 ?points,	 ?paths,	 ?and	 ?land.	 ?(p.	 ?29)	 ?Thus,	 ?in	 ?the	 ?migration	 ?of	 ?Occupy	 ?Vancouver?s	 ?tent	 ?city	 ?to	 ?the	 ?courthouse	 ?grounds,	 ?in	 ?the	 ?instantly	 ?assembled	 ?band	 ?of	 ?musicians	 ?ready	 ?to	 ?lend	 ?a	 ?celebratory	 ?atmosphere	 ?to	 ?the	 ?new	 ?gathering	 ?place,	 ?these	 ?urban	 ?nomads	 ?practiced	 ?inhabitation	 ?open	 ?to	 ??other?	 ?emerging.	 ?	 ? Furthermore,	 ?O?Riley	 ?(2003)	 ?urges	 ?the	 ?remembrance	 ?that	 ??nomadic	 ?subjectivity?can	 ?also	 ?be	 ?a	 ?way	 ?of	 ?regenerating	 ?knowings	 ?we	 ?already	 ?have;	 ?knowings	 ?that	 ?have	 ?been	 ?submerged	 ?in	 ?the	 ?swell	 ?and	 ?spume	 ?of	 ?Eurocentric	 ?thought	 ?and	 ?(re)activity	 ?-??women?s	 ?knowings,	 ?Indigenous	 ?knowings,	 ?the	 ?knowings	 ?students	 ?already	 ?have?	 ?(p.	 ?30).	 ?Occupy	 ?committees,	 ?and	 ?nightly	 ?meetings	 ?of	 ?the	 ?General	 ?Assembly,	 ?emphasize	 ?these	 ?various	 ?other	 ?ways	 ?and	 ?kinds	 ?of	 ?knowing,	 ?and	 ?the	 ?inherent	 ?need	 ?for	 ?equity	 ?and	 ?parity	 ?of	 ?representation	 ?among	 ?all	 ?genders,	 ?colors,	 ?sexually-??	 ?and	 ?historically-??repressed	 ?persuasions.	 ??Indigenous	 ?perspectives	 ?on	 ?inhabitation	 ?are	 ?vital,	 ?as	 ?are	 ?the	 ?perspectives	 ?of	 ?other	 ?displaced	 ?and	 ?minoritized	 ?groups?	 ?(Greenwood,	 ?2010,	 ?p.	 ?19).	 ?Understanding	 ?this,	 ?diversity	 ?	 ? 21	 ?of	 ?membership	 ?and	 ?the	 ?honoring	 ?of	 ?all	 ?voices	 ?are	 ?key	 ?foundations	 ?of	 ?the	 ?Occupy	 ?movement.	 ??In	 ?nature,	 ?diversity	 ?means	 ?resilience.	 ?A	 ?prairie	 ?that	 ?has	 ?hundred	 ?of	 ?different	 ?plants	 ?growing	 ?together	 ?can	 ?resist	 ?pests	 ?or	 ?respond	 ?to	 ?storms	 ?that	 ?would	 ?devastate	 ?a	 ?field	 ?of	 ?identical	 ?hybrid	 ?corn.	 ?In	 ?social	 ?movements,	 ?too,	 ?we	 ?need	 ?diversity	 ?in	 ?order	 ?to	 ?thrive.?	 ?(Starhawk,	 ?2002,	 ?p.	 ?179)	 ?So	 ?straight,	 ?bi,	 ?and	 ?gay,	 ?black,	 ?white	 ?and	 ?brown,	 ?pink	 ?haired	 ?and	 ?blonde,	 ?Middle	 ?Eastern,	 ?Asian,	 ?African,	 ?and	 ?European	 ?gather	 ?side	 ?by	 ?side,	 ?uplifted	 ?by	 ?each	 ?other?s	 ?uniqueness	 ?and	 ?the	 ?collective	 ?diversity	 ?we	 ?share,	 ?shoulders	 ?to	 ?the	 ?wheel	 ?of	 ?change.	 ?	 ? Where	 ?does	 ?Occupy	 ?head	 ?from	 ?here?	 ?How	 ?will	 ?its	 ?populace	 ?survive	 ?the	 ?winter,	 ?with	 ?some	 ?cities	 ?no	 ?longer	 ?embodying	 ?a	 ?physical	 ?encampment,	 ?and	 ?most	 ?enduring	 ?harsh	 ?outdoor	 ?conditions	 ?in	 ?order	 ?to	 ?meet,	 ?diligently,	 ?in	 ?their	 ?People?s	 ?Assemblies	 ?every	 ?night?	 ?How	 ?will	 ?Occupy	 ?continue	 ?to	 ?create	 ?equity	 ?and	 ?parity	 ?among	 ?this	 ?diverse	 ?membership	 ?of	 ?the	 ?99%?	 ?How	 ?to	 ?implement	 ?what	 ?was	 ?recently	 ?advocated	 ??to	 ?hold	 ?general	 ?assemblies	 ?in	 ?every	 ?backyard?	 ?(OccupyWallSt.org,	 ?n.d.)?	 ?Now	 ?that?s	 ?occupying	 ?the	 ?people?s	 ?space.	 ?These	 ?spaces	 ?need	 ?therefore	 ?to	 ?be	 ?understood	 ?as	 ?important	 ?resources	 ?for	 ?practicing	 ?democracy;	 ?they	 ?are,	 ?in	 ?danah	 ?boyd?s	 ?terms,	 ?new	 ??networked	 ?publics??(T)o	 ?effect	 ?social	 ?and	 ?economic	 ?change	 ?we	 ?need	 ?to	 ?explore	 ?what	 ?social	 ?activism	 ?might	 ?mean	 ?in	 ?these	 ?spaces,	 ?just	 ?as	 ?we	 ?need	 ?to	 ?reinvigorate	 ?such	 ?activism	 ?in	 ?the	 ?public	 ?spaces	 ?of	 ?our	 ?city	 ?streets.	 ?(Facer,	 ?2011,	 ?p.	 ?92)	 ?Let	 ?us	 ?hope	 ?Occupy	 ?endures	 ? 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