The movement aimed at calling attention to injustice in the American financial system prides itself on having no central leadership, and it's been criticized for having no central message. Here's how it's working anyway—and changing the way we think of protests.
Signs, banners, and costumes have extra importance in a protest without a unified, catchy message or agreed-upon list of demands. These are the ones we found that stand out and offer concrete clues to the general frustration felt by the demonstrators.
A modest, recession-inspired demonstration grabs plenty of online attention. Is the future of activism more digital than physical? Fast Company goes inside the Sept. 17 OccupyWallStreet demonstration in New York (and follows reactions online) to find out.