We told you yesterday about the exciting Election Day experiment that you can (and should) be a part of. Now Jay Rosen, one of the PPPP organizers, has written about it on the Huffington Post. “Political Ergonomics and the Launch of an Open Source Photo Essay” explains the origins of the project, why it was critical for designers to be involved, and how it’s the “art and science of lowering barriers to democratic participation.”
However, a few of the commenters have expressed doubt–they say taking photos in polling places is not recommended, or flat-out illegal. Rosen provides a list of election officials to help clarify your state’s policies. While we don’t condone breaking the law here at UnBeige, it could be rather awesome if you got arrested for snapping a few photos while trying to vote.