Cyan Banister is the CEO of Zivity.com, a site that features tasteful amateur nude models, an online community, and photo contests up the ying-yang. An example is "Science is awesome!," which calls for pics based on that statement.
The latest contest is being sponsored by Banister herself and its call for entries is inspired by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to shrink cup sizes for sugary drinks throughout the city once called "Fun City."
For more on the contest, which is titled "FUCK YOU Mayor Bloomberg" and carries a $2,000 prize for still-photo-and-video-based meditations on the ban, go here and read below:
I am so upset about Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban on cup sizes in NYC that I decided to start a prize for other like-minded artists who want to tell him what we think about being treated like little children who can't help ourselves.
Tags: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik3WHtK9lOg&feature=youtu.be This prize does NOT reflect the views of the company. This is my personal prize and it is not sponsored by Zivity at all—in any way. Employees of the company may even disagree with me, but this is how I feel. This ban hes proposed is absurd and I dont want other mayors/states getting the idea that eroding freedom is tolerable. Making people criminals for drinking and selling soda is absurd. People like Mayor Bloomberg, with their pet laws, strip us all of our ability to make decisions for ourselves. We are NOT victims. WInners MUST have a video on YouTube or Vimeo to go along with the entry. It should be linked in your description. Put models in classy situations with 2 liters.
And check out Zivity's blog, which is one of the liveliest discussions online of sex, gender issues, and much more.
Banister was one of the sponsors of Reason's 2010 event celebrating free speech at NYC's The Box and she appears in our vid asking celebrants what they think is the greatest threat to free speech. She clocks in around the 35-second mark: