culture jamming

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culture jamming

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1. (Sociology) a form of political and social activism which, by means of fake adverts, hoax news stories, pastiches of company logos and product labels, computer hacking, etc, draws attention to and at the same time subverts the power of the media, governments, and large corporations to control and distort the information that they give to the public in order to promote consumerism, militarism, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a form of political and social activism which, by means of fake adverts, hoax news stories, pastiches of company logos and product labels, computer hacking, etc, draws attention to and at the same time subverts the power of the media, governments, and large corporations to control and distort the information that they give to the public in order to promote consumerism, militarism, etc
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It also includes first person narratives and interviews with culture jammers.
They reckon they're Neo-Luddite Culture Jammers, which is a superirritating way of saying they hate technology and consumerism.
But at the March 2006 industry conference (Tissue World Americas), Greenpeace used a different strategy, straight out of the culture jammers' handbook.
As part of a movement to counter this pollution Adbusters is also home to culture jammers, where activists respond in a variety of ways to challenge branding and consumption in general.
As we'll see, visitors to freevibe.com, a Web site produced by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and funded by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, are just as likely to be culture jammers as teenagers looking to "get the facts on drugs."
As he repeated this ritual in subsequent years, it became popular with the Cacophony Society, a Bay Arca network of "culture jammers" and pranksters, leftovers from the posthippie, prepunk bohemia of the '70s.
"culture jammers," who with guts and truth and a grand
Lasn urges citizens to fight back against the allure of materialist soma by joining a growing movement of "culture jammers" waging a subversive "de-branding strategy" intent upon monkeywrenching the "corporate cool machine." Does this sound radical?
Activists known as culture jammers believe that the images of the mainstream media are polluting our mental environment.
The first is that it is increasingly seen and treated as a target for balloon popping by ecobunkers, subvertisers, entartistes, logo mockers, spoof artists and the great cheerful diversity of other culture jammers who are emerging virtually everywhere that global consumerism dares to venture.
Indeed, this was the decade in which social critics such as Vance Packard and John Kenneth Galbraith began warning the public about corporate manipulation of consumer desire, the role Lasn and his fellow culture jammers have now taken on.
Against that barrage of messages, the tiny but determined voice of The Media Foundation - otherwise known as the Culture Jammers - is struggling to be heard.