Free Fear from the USA (if you take it)
In October 2007, the Institute for Infinitely Small Things reverse-shoplifted over 40 copies of The New American Dictionary: Security/Fear Edition into bookstores and educational institutions in Vancouver, BC. The dictionary catalogs over 60 terms related to fear and security which have entered American English since 9/11, including new terms ("freedom fries", "islamofascist") and old terms which have been redefined ("torture"). The books are now available for free in select Vancouver locations or on amazon.com for $19.95.
Free books in Vancouver: Slideshow
The Institute for Infinitely Small Things conducts creative, participatory research that aims to temporarily transform public spaces dominated by corporate and political agendas. Using performance and conversation, we investigate social and political "tiny things". These have included corporate ads, street names, and post-9/11 security terminology. The Institute markets dissent through its research reports in the form of maps, books and videos. This interdisciplinary group has a varied and open membership.
iKatun is an artist-run organization whose mission is to foster public engagement in the politics of information. iKatun runs experimental curatorial platforms, supports art projects and publishes critical writing. iKatun was founded in 2000 as a 501(c)3 organization based in Boston, MA.