Activism and the art of cultural resistance
Culture jamming (sometimes guerrilla communication) is a protest used by many anti-consumerist social movements to disrupt or subvert media culture and its mainstream cultural institutions, including corporate advertising.
It attempts to “expose the methods of domination” of a mass society to foster progressive change.
Srdja (CANVAS): “When picking and issue, or govt policy/action you want to target you need to look into:
- What are widely held beliefs (like people have right to assemble, or govt should be accountable etc)
- How concrete politics action PERSONALLY affects people (oppression, corruption, kids cant get medicine, things of that kind) and
- Which tactic will be provocative enough but NOT too divisive.”
The Yes Men – hacktivism at its best!
Great list of examples and resources – Using Humor to Expose the Ridiculous