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  Culture Jam!
Culture Jam is a dynamic program where youth ages 14-18 discover their own sense of purpose and creative potential through high-energy, experiential, arts-centered programs.
Culture Jam is also a place where learning about and sharing many points of view add to the mix.
Culture Jam is committed to serving youth from diverse cultures and economic backgrounds.
www.oregoncountryfair.org /Bottom/culturejam.html   (510 words)

  
 The culture jam / Arts / Culture / Home - Morning Star   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Culture jamming, also called the media democracy movement, comes in many different forms - hacking, also called hactivism, pirate radio, billboard banditry, media hoaxing and spoof adverts, also called subvertisements.
In many ways, cultural jamming is a grassroots reaction to hyper-capitalism and it is certainly a healthier flipside to swallowing a fistful of anti-depressants every day.
Culture jamming is not an alternative in itself, but it is an artistic attempt to peel away some of the layers and demystify both the product and the sales pitch.
www.morningstaronline.co.uk /index2.php/free/culture/arts/the_culture_jam   (1128 words)

  
 Culture jamming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Culture jamming is the act of transforming existing mass media to produce negative commentary about itself, using the original medium's communication method.
Culture jamming is a resistance movement to the hegemony of popular culture, based on the ideas of "guerrilla communication".
Culture jamming's intent differs from that of artistic appropriation (which is done for art's sake) and vandalism (where destruction or defacement is the primary goal), although its results are not always so easily distinguishable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_jam   (732 words)

  
 Metroactive Movies | 'Culture Jam'
And that's the push-and-push that winds its way through Culture Jam: the populist agenda of the documentary's mass-media-monkey-wrenching subjects vs. a temptation to condescend to the very consumers they're trying to speak to--as if we all aren't completely a part of consumer culture, no matter what our politics or beliefs about it are.
Culture Shock: Raw, clever documentary 'Culture Jam' champions the 'joyful revolution' of ad busting, sign-jacking and all-around culture hacking as part of the Santa Cruz Film Festival Friday program.
There's a lot of great stuff like that in Culture Jam, and the movie also addresses constitutional issues and more abstract principles (with a nice nod to the Situationist political pranksters of the '60s, though somebody should have mentioned their direct influence on the Sex Pistols and the rest of '70s punk rock).
www.metroactive.com /papers/cruz/05.28.03/culture-0322.html   (953 words)

  
 Challenging the mental stranglehold of American consumer culture
The cure for this malady is what Lasn terms "culture jamming," an activists’ strategy that he believes will result in "the uncooling of America" and allow people to get back to living their lives.
Culture Jam concludes with pointers for "an assertiveness training workshop for culture jammers," which outlines several tactics and strategies for a new revolutionary consciousness.
Culture jammers can "clear a path for others" by not capitulating to corporations, and by finding a level of commitment that will build into a resistance movement.
www.muslimedia.com /archives/book00/culjambk.htm   (746 words)

  
 TrouserPress.com :: Culture
Formed in Jamaica in 1976 and comprised of Joseph Hill, Kenneth Dayes and Albert Walker, Culture is one of reggae's greatest roots harmony trios.
The beauty of Culture is the group's ability to be contemporary and traditional at the same time.
But while adhering to old-time standards and traditions, Culture is very much in the flow of things: Culture in Culture's "Capture Rasta" acknowledges the popular "Sleng Teng" riddim of the mid-'80s.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=culture   (393 words)

  
 Lick-Wilmerding: Culture Jam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Culture Jam is an opportunity for Lick-Wilmerding's current and alumni parents to get together for a lively adult evening with fabulous food and drink, a diverse silent auction with something for everyone and a one-of-a-kind musical and comedy revue starring L-W parents and PALs.
Last year's attendance exceeded 500 with more than 200 volunteers devoting their time, talent and energies to make Culture Jam 2006 a resounding success.
Support this very important cause by donating your time, talent and passions to Culture Jam 2007 which will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2007 on the Lick campus.
www.lwhs.org /parent/culturejam.html   (141 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Culture Jam: The Uncooling of America: Books: Kalle Lasn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Culture Jam is an extreme book--among its declarations: "consumer capitalism is by its very nature unethical"--and Lasn's reasoning is not without flaws.
Kalle Lasn's Culture Jam is a harsh and unforgiving reality check on the progression of American commercialism and, as a consequence, the decline of culture and community in the United States.
Culture Jam offers up new perspectives that are not always readily made to us in this society; the bottom line Lasn conveys is that we need to fight fire with fire and anybody can contribute, even in the most seemingly miniscule way.
www.amazon.com /Culture-Jam-Uncooling-Kalle-Lasn/dp/0688156568   (2984 words)

  
 Review of Culture Jam -- Dan Bertolet
Culture jammers usurp the omnipotent persuasive power of mass-marketed media images by turning them inside out and lobbing them back at their source like so many live hand grenades.
The ultimate mission of culture jamming is to uncool AmericaTM itself, which, Lasn quips, is no longer a country but a multitrillion-dollar brand being marketed to the world.
Given the increasingly pervasive embrace of the mass media, culture jamming may soon be the only means of breaking the stranglehold.
www.yesmagazine.org /article.asp?ID=479   (497 words)

  
 Taking a stand: What culture jamming really means - News
Culture jamming is designed to be an activist tool.
There is much argument about whether or not culture jamming is worth the effort and if these organized events affect the economy and consumerism in general.
Lasn is also the author of the 1999 book, Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Binge- and Why We Must.
www.brockpress.com /news/2005/11/29/News/Taking.A.Stand.What.Culture.Jamming.Really.Means-1114843.shtml   (428 words)

  
 FFWD Weekly - January 23, 2003
Culture jamming may not be the answer to all of society’s problems, but it will at the very least provoke a reaction from its audience.
One answer is to undermine commercial culture with non- or anti-commercial messages, exposing the problems inherent to that culture in the process.
But after watching Vancouver filmmaker Jill Sharpe’s documentary Culture Jam, one gets the idea that the desire to use humour to monkey-wrench the status quo ties the film’s diverse subjects together.
www.ffwdweekly.com /Issues/2003/0123/film2.htm   (428 words)

  
 Better World Films: Culture Jam
They're "culture jammers" and their mission is to artfully reclaim our mental environment by making a spectacle of ad-culture.
Culture Jam: Hijacking Commercial Culture, we follow three outlandish culture jammers: media tigress Carly Stasko, Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping, and Jack Napier of the Billboard Liberation Front.
Culture Jam captures the drama of culture jamming in action.
www.frugalgreen.com /jam.html   (112 words)

  
 Web Project #3-Imaging-Culture Jam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Culture Jam--At least 1 hypertext image page, a research weblog with 5 sources and 10 weblogs, and a 1000-1250 (or more) word explanation of your "culture jam."
Using a print advertisement of your choosing as an inspiration, you will research this notion of "culture jamming" and how it can be and is produced.
Instead, you should be considering the value of culture jamming in your own life through both your research about social activism in the age of electracy and about your chosen ad corporation.
web.nwe.ufl.edu /~ksawicki/webthree.html   (967 words)

  
 How to Save the World
In 1999, Adbusters editor Kalle Lasn argued that culture jamming "will become to our era what civil rights was to the '60s, what feminism was to the '70s, what environmental activism was to the '80s." Five years later, he's using the Adbusters brand to flog his own trademark line of running shoes.
After all, the agricultural revolution that replaced hunter-gatherer culture with civilization culture was entirely achieved by radical, disruptive, unpopular new technologies (monoculture farming and animal domestication) -- technologies that got traction only because of the massive hunger and scarcity brought on by the ice age and the extermination of big game.
If we can't jam the old culture, we'll have to use science (again) to invent and pre-seed a new one, ready to carry on when the old one crumbles under its own weight.
blogs.salon.com /0002007/2004/11/19.html   (1812 words)

  
 Pearl Jam St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
When grunge music exploded into the mainstream of popular culture in the early 1990s, it was Pearl Jam, along with fellow Seattle band Nirvana, who filled the column inches and the billboard charts.
Vedder and Pearl Jam's response was increasingly to shirk the limelight and to move away from the grunge sound that had helped generate their fame.
Music critics were less receptive to Pearl Jam's attempts to redefine themselves; yet the demise of the grunge phenomenon and a diminished, if still significant, fan base suited the band.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_bio/ai_2419200940   (845 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Culture Jam strives to promote the notion that we as nation have become flooded with an overwhelming amount of media advertising and that we are now defined by a corporate made culture that is detrimental to the quality of our lives.
Lasn mentions that the Culture Jammers movement has several of what he calls memes to ingrain revolution in the minds of the people, and is working to promote these ideals to the masses by using popular media.
An unsettling feeling of discomfort causes the reader to reflect not only on their own choices and habits, but also on realization of the select few choices they are being presented with.
www.xanga.com /aaron_serna/542787291/book-review-kalle-lasn-culture-jam-1999-quill.html   (583 words)

  
 Culture Jam by Dervishspin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After a brief discussion, we all decided that we would walk through the mall widdershins, counterclockwise, because what we were trying to do was undo the hurt that excess consumerism was doing to the environment, and widdershins is the direction you walk in banishing spells.
I had no idea how wrapped up I still was in some of those underlying assumptions and desires, and that no matter how I rejected some basic tenants of our culture I was still a part of it, could still be manipulated by it.
Usually I react to manipulation with anger, but that day, on my meditative walk, I just accepted that lesson and moved on, trying to be visible, to be non-threatening, to be compassionate to those who appeared to be sleeping as they shopped.
www.sacredlands.org /dv_community/culture_jam_by_kathy.htm   (1223 words)

  
 Culture Jam - Vancouver - tribe.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The phrase "culture jamming" comes from the idea of radio jamming: that public frequencies can be pirated and subverted for independent communication, or to disrupt dominant frequencies.
Culture Jammers pull at the Fabric of society, making the tapestry apparent.
Automatic People become aware through the Culture Jammers random acts of...
tribes.tribe.net /culturejam-vancouver   (78 words)

  
 Culture Jam Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lasn argues that consumerism has infected American culture to the point that the word "America" no longer signifies the name of a nation, but a multi-trillion dollar collection of brand names.
Beyond merely complaining about the effects of consumer culture like most college students do (myself included), Lasn examines the issues very closely, explaining how and why corporations are affecting our culture and the world in negative ways, and how they have come to wield as much power as they do.
At its best, the Culture Jamming movement is about changing our culture to offer a truly democratic way of exchanging information, and it aims to restore authenticity and a sense of meaning to our lives.
www.toolness.com /cj   (387 words)

  
 Word Spy - culture jamming
To manipulate existing cultural images—particularly those found in advertising—to mock, refute, or subvert those images.
Culture jamming was coined by Crosley Bendix, a member of the band Negativland.
The studio for the cultural jammer is the world at large, his tools are paid for by others, an art with real risk.
www.wordspy.com /words/culturejamming.asp   (261 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge - and Why We Must: Books: Kalle Lasn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kalle Lasn's 'Culture Jam' is indeed a call to arms for a 21st century generation that seems more distracted than ever by the pervasive power of mindless consumption.
It is true to say that much of the time identity politics operates in a postmodern culture obsessed with diversity in and of itself, rather than any notion of universal revolution.
I think it is also one of a number of titles I've read recently that helped me to realise that the forces and organisations that govern the lives of the world's population care only for and are controlled primarily by money, and that humanity will go off the rails if something doesn't change soon.
www.amazon.co.uk /Culture-Jam-Americas-Suicidal-Consumer/dp/0688178057   (2188 words)

  
 jam.media.org: get involved.
Jamming is not yipping about yourself or playing fetch for some corporate master.
Building a site to fill a void in your community is a jam.
Jamming is helping to change the world around you.
jam.media.org   (141 words)

  
 Culture Jam: The Uncooling of America | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Kalle Lasn, founder of the anti-marketing/pro-subvertising magazine Adbusters, is a "culture jammer," a person who believes that American culture has devolved into a vast, homogenized, multitrillion-dollar brand name.
He wrote Culture Jam to organize resistance against consumerism by "uncooling" brand names with a subversive "re-branding" program, organizing resistance against the all-pervading corporate and consumer cultures.
It's extremely ambitious, but Lasn is not a small thinker, and it's hard to argue with his assertion that advertising is a preeminent social force or his bald statement that Americans buy too many things.
www.theonion.com /content/node/19470   (272 words)

  
 Moving Images -- Culture Jam: Hijacking Commercial Culture
This film delivers a fascinating rap on the 20th Century movement called Culture Jamming, introducing a new breed of revolutionary who wages war on logos and symbols.
Pranksters and subversive artists, their mission is to artfully reclaim our mental environment by causing a bit of brand damage to corporate mindshare.
Will Disney's Mickey Mouse represent a "world of laughter" or will he become the anti-Christ symbolizing "sweatshop labour practices." The verdict of public perception lies in the battle between their guerilla tactics and the billion-dollar PR campaigns they combat.
www.movingimages.ca /catalogue/Individual/culturejam.html   (223 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: culture
Culture does not express the way of life of a people, it actively shapes up that way of life.
Our culture is better than yours, because we have old buildings built by despots.
The Original man's culture is Islam: (freedom, justice, and equality), which is peace.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=culture   (374 words)

  
 The Selekta | - The Disco Biscuits Harmonize the Rave and Jam Band Culture
What makes them distinctive is their ability to intermingle two diverse realms: the jam band scene and the rave scene.
Often times when one attends a jam band show one expects a band playing live music versus that at a rave one expects a DJ to spin.
They have captured the band aspect of the jam scene and incorporated it with beats that are analogous to those heard only on turntables.
www.selekta.com /content/templates/articles_template.asp?articleid=332&zoneid=6   (1508 words)

  
 Film Threat
But, alas, once the film shifts its focus onto some of the other artists, it became very clear that this was a real documentary I was watching and a damn swell one at that.
Another one of the featured artists is Carly Stasko who works on a smaller scale by plastering ads around the city with stickers she’s made herself, which usually draw attention to the lurking evil within the ad.
It’s a funny segment and I thought the guy was just some weirdo, but then here he is again as a featured artist in “Culture Jam.” Turns out the fucking guy is a performance artist that uses his energy by taking the piss out of Disney.
www.filmthreat.com /index.php?section=reviews&Id=4238   (742 words)

  
 Mark Dery's Pyrotechnic Insanitarium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing and Sniping in the Empire of Signs (Open Magazine Pamphlet Series, 1993) is available for $4 from Open Magazine, (908) 789-9608, POB 2726, Westfield, NJ 07091.
"Culture jamming," a term I have popularized by articles in The New York Times and Adbusters, might best be defined as media hacking, information warfare, terror-art, and guerrilla semiotics, all in one.
Billboard bandits, pirate TV and radio broadcasters, media hoaxers, and other vernacular media wrenchers who intrude on the intruders, investing ads, newscasts, and other media artifacts with subversive meanings are all culture jammers.
www.levity.com /markdery/jam.html   (153 words)

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