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Manifestos in Design

Manifestos are published declarations of intents, motives and views of a group of people. It builds on a previously published idea and presents its own take on the situation. 424 more words

Book And Magazine Design

Commerce

Some months ago I received an e-mail advertisement from what struck me as an unlikely source. The advertisement was for shoes—specifically, the “Blackspot ‘unswoosher’ boots,” which appear to be an all-hemp version of Converse’s iconic Chuck Taylor line of sneakers. 981 more words

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The Invisible Hand: Who Was Adam Smith?

In a recent essay for Adbusters, Douglas Haddow posited that algorithms are the new “invisible hand” guiding our capitalist system. But before Haddow got to that conclusion, he explored the original idea of the invisible hand, and the man behind the phrase: 172 more words

Nonfiction

Adbusters 118 - The Earth Peoples as an Apple Tree Apples

Info on my article for Adbusters 118

Field Guide to Virtual Warfare
Manifesto for World Revolution, Part I
COMING MARCH/APRIL 2015

Adbusters #118 is an incredible 160-page blast … Part #1 of our new Manifesto for World Revolution series — a tactical manual for fighting back against the capitalist algorithm that threatens the very essence of the human spirit. 148 more words

Ideology

CTS Lecture Series: 01 First Things First - A Manifesto, Adriana Eysler

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. 364 more words

CTS/ISHE

What is... detournement?

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

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