Adult Swim and Interference Inc - This NOT the work of the GRL
Our friends at the GRL were not impressed, and posted a response here.
Like a dog in heat, a producer/reporter from Inside Edition tracked me down earlier today hoping to find, and I quote, "a techie willing to explain these light-bulbs attached to magnets that are all over Boston." I tried to explain that the GRL and LED Throwies had nothing to do with it, but perhaps subtlety is lost when you're hot on the trail of a story. Carl, if you're out there, these are the links you weren't interested in getting from me.
The people who actually are behind this posted the video below (which was removed by the original author, but reposted by the GRL).
I grabbed it from here.
There are lots of very interesting questions around this whole issue: When does art become advertising; how can we as "techies" educate those around us as to what's a bomb and what's art; and who is responsible for actions like these that shut down a city? The artists? The corporation that put them up to it? The government for making itself and the public so paranoid?
In any case, join me in watching how this unfolds.