Beautiful Trouble is an upcoming how-to book and website about prankster activism, which will feature the accumulated wisdom of The Yes Men, Agit-Pop, The Ruckus Society, and other creative activist luminaries. The project is being assembled by Andrew Boyd, founder of Billionaires for Bush. Boyd is raising funds for the project on Kickstarter.
From prank websites to militant carnivals, flash mobs to virtual sit-ins, social activism has a creative new edge that is melding prank and PR, direct action protest and pop art. More and more, activists and artists find themselves together on the barricades.
But in the heat of battle, the principles that make creative actions successful seldom get hashed out or written down — until now. Beautiful Trouble will arm our movements with their own best weapons.
via Steve Lambert