Fourscore and 9 days ago…outside the Museum of the Moving Image in New York; a new American sport was created by mounting a live-feed-camera to the side of a building and connecting it to the internet. #HeWillNotDivideUs, or /HWNDU/ as 4chan/8chan supporters have called it. Here is a sample of the feed that may be familiar to you:
From the source Hewillnotdivide.us:
“Commencing at 9am on January 20, 2017, the day of the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, the public is invited to deliver the words “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” into a camera mounted on a wall outside the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, repeating the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish.
Open to all, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the participatory performance will be live-streamed continuously for four years, or the duration of the presidency. In this way, the mantra “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” acts as a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community.”
During the inauguration day protests to US President Donald Trump, the website’s creator Shia Labeouf was arrested for pushing and “scarf-grabbing” in an effort to punish a conservative who mocked the project by supporting Hitler in front of the camera.
“According to TMZ, a member of the public walked in front of the camera and said something the actor objected to.
Mr LaBeouf then allegedly took hold of the man’s scarf. Police said he also pushed the man, who refused medical attention.
The actor could be seen in handcuffs walking off with a police officer in the live video stream. He must attend a court hearing on 7 April.”