Renaissance the Poet is an artist from Seattle who has been performing for over ten years and has set fire to over 200 stages. With a voice and a presence that commands attention, Renaissance enraptures audiences with his meticulously, calculated rhythms and profound messages. Fusing spirituality, social justice, economics, politics and excitement into an explosion of emotion. Renaissance is a master of both Spoken Word and Hip Hop.

20th October 2014

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Can you count the number of times you have walked past a person doing this job or a job like it?

Of those times that you recall, h how often have you done your best not to let them notice you noticing them?

Treated them as if they were invisible?

It strikes me that in our stratified system we can just summarily dismiss and omit a person’s life and importance.

Well the people who do this type of work have lives, and share them with people who depend on them, just as the other people who know them depend on the services they provide.

It is true that they may not want to be noticed, but I believe is because the roles they fulfill have been stigmatized and devalued by society.

However, there is no one person who has more value than any other. And as I have shown, their lives are important to so many.

If wechange the way we concieve value, then the world might just reshape itself into something that we all think is fair and can agree upon.

Can you count the number of times you have walked past a person doing this job or a job like it?

Of those times that you recall, h how often have you done your best not to let them notice you noticing them?

Treated them as if they were invisible?

It strikes me that in our stratified system we can just summarily dismiss and omit a person’s life and importance.

Well the people who do this type of work have lives, and share them with people who depend on them, just as the other people who know them depend on the services they provide.

It is true that they may not want to be noticed, but I believe is because the roles they fulfill have been stigmatized and devalued by society.

However, there is no one person who has more value than any other. And as I have shown, their lives are important to so many.

If wechange the way we concieve value, then the world might just reshape itself into something that we all think is fair and can agree upon.

20th October 2014

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#PoliceState #Panopticon

It is like every move we make, whether physically or digitally is being monitored, tracked and quantified. These are some of the quintessential characteristics of a #Totalitarian state, but we accept this because it is presented to us as a necessity for #order

Make a mistake, such as, forgetting your (expensive) #buspass at home when you are running late to work or school one morning and know that if you turn around you will ruin a business deal or miss a class, so you jump on the #LightRail. Knowing full well that you have paid out the nose for you right to be there and

 #BAM

The #police surround you, humiliate you, ticket you, remove you from train, and ruin your whole day with a nasty fine.

If you happen to be one of the unfortunate many who just could not afford the fare that day, theb matters are even worse. 

But its a necessity to hire #GangStyle cops to police our behavior because hopping a ride on something already moving and wasting tons of energy is a wrong. And the tapping and storage of #emails and #facebooks is also necessary to protect against terror. And the #CCTV cameras all over the city are just to monitor traffic, not so that you know you are always being watched and categorized…

#PoliceState #Panopticon

It is like every move we make, whether physically or digitally is being monitored, tracked and quantified. These are some of the quintessential characteristics of a #Totalitarian state, but we accept this because it is presented to us as a necessity for #order

Make a mistake, such as, forgetting your (expensive) #buspass at home when you are running late to work or school one morning and know that if you turn around you will ruin a business deal or miss a class, so you jump on the #LightRail. Knowing full well that you have paid out the nose for you right to be there and

#BAM

The #police surround you, humiliate you, ticket you, remove you from train, and ruin your whole day with a nasty fine.

If you happen to be one of the unfortunate many who just could not afford the fare that day, theb matters are even worse.

But its a necessity to hire #GangStyle cops to police our behavior because hopping a ride on something already moving and wasting tons of energy is a wrong. And the tapping and storage of #emails and #facebooks is also necessary to protect against terror. And the #CCTV cameras all over the city are just to monitor traffic, not so that you know you are always being watched and categorized…

Tagged: buspasspolicelightrailcctvtotalitarianemailsorderpolicestatefacebooksbampanopticongangstyle

20th October 2014

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#PioneerSquare #Seattle #pnw #Downtown #NightShot #fisheye  (at Pioneer Square)

#PioneerSquare #Seattle #pnw #Downtown #NightShot #fisheye (at Pioneer Square)

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20th October 2014

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#Seattle #Transportation #Architecture #Design #pnw #TukwilaStation #LightRail

#Seattle #Transportation #Architecture #Design #pnw #TukwilaStation #LightRail

Tagged: transportationlightrailpnwdesignarchitectureseattletukwilastation

19th October 2014

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#Dreamscape; where #reality crosses the threshold into the #fantastic 

#Seattle #NightShot #longexposure #fisheye #reservoir  (at Cal Anderson Park)

#Dreamscape; where #reality crosses the threshold into the #fantastic

#Seattle #NightShot #longexposure #fisheye #reservoir (at Cal Anderson Park)

Tagged: fantasticreservoirrealitylongexposurenightshotseattlefisheyedreamscape

19th October 2014

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Knightly Endeavors 

#Seattle #NightShot #longexposure #Kings #RenaissanceThePoet (at Cal Anderson Park)

Knightly Endeavors

#Seattle #NightShot #longexposure #Kings #RenaissanceThePoet (at Cal Anderson Park)

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19th October 2014

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Eye of the Storm 

#Sky #Clouds #metro #Seattle

Eye of the Storm

#Sky #Clouds #metro #Seattle

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19th October 2014

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#JamilSuleman killing the Mic at #BlackCoffee 

#HipHop #soul  (at Black Coffee Coop)

#JamilSuleman killing the Mic at #BlackCoffee

#HipHop #soul (at Black Coffee Coop)

Tagged: hiphopblackcoffeejamilsulemansoul

19th October 2014

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#JulieC killing the Mic at #BlackCoffee 

#HipHop #soul  (at Black Coffee Coop)

#JulieC killing the Mic at #BlackCoffee

#HipHop #soul (at Black Coffee Coop)

Tagged: juliechiphopsoulblackcoffee

19th October 2014

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Century Link Stadium

Century Link Stadium

Tagged: Century Link FieldGoHawksMyCitySeattleStadiumSunsetTwelthMan