Monthly Archives: February 2004

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Culture Jamming

A while ago I made reference to culture jamming without much explanation. Culture Jamming is the practice of challenging, countering, or critiquing popular culture by co-opting its images, language, and methods. Appropriately, the term ‘jamming’ is borrowed from radio culture, meaning to borrow or block signals. There is no universal philosophical doctrine culture jammers abide by, but there are a handful of interesting ideas floating around. First, the failure of rational argumentation to win the minds of the public: Once upon a time, the “Evils of the Establishment” were subject to rational critique by academics and revolutionaries. Most people still […]