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Submission + - Officials Wield Building Code to Close Art Exhibit (

Jabrwock writes: " is reporting that city officials in Troy, New York apparently used the municipal building code to shut down a controversial video game art exhibit. Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal had his exhibit abruptly booted from Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute following protests from alumni and the local College Republicans. Protests led by Public Works Commissioner Robert Mirch followed Bilal to the exhibit's new location, the Sanctuary for Independent Media. On the day of the re-opening, complaints were allegedly made to the Public Works department, which then informed the Sanctuary that the show would be shut down until previously cited code violations were dealt with. The Sanctuary had originally been given until April to finish construction work, and claims that before the exhibit, both city building code inspectors and fire marshals had cleared the building for use."

"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.