Although aware and supportive of the concept of ethical design, today came my first introduction to the First Things First Manifesto and the Culture Jamming movement.Whilst both are related in that they challenge the status quo in the design world and the trend towards corporate marketing, the First Things First Manifesto called upon designers to make ethical decisions about the work they do to prevent the profession become solely a tool for consumer selling whilst the Culture Jamming Manifesto proposed design as a tool for action and protest against corporate and consumer culture. 296 more words
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Detournement is a french word that can be loosely translated into re-route or hijack. It’s a concept first developed by the Letterist international in the 50s and then further used by the break-off group, the Situationist international in the subsequent decades. 531 more words
continued from last issue…
there is a funny study from Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute that i read lately where “83 individuals were asked to look at 80 images. 3,545 more words
For your alternative festive viewing pleasure:
The Yes Men Fix The World is a screwball true story about two culture jamming gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences to highlight the injustice of the modern political landscape.
Lievrouw, Leah. Alternative and activist new media. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
Lievrouw argues for five genres of alternative and activist new media: culture jamming, alternative computing, participatory journalism, mediated mobilization, and commons knowledge. 379 more words