“The second American Revolution is under way and Kalle Lasn is one of its Tom .. Think of Culture Jam: The Uncooling of America™ as a rebranding strategy. Summary. According to Kalle Lasn, publisher of Adbusters magazine, culture jamming will become to our era what civil rights was to the ’60s, what feminism was. America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow “culture jammers”. The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims .

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Oof across the Net, people mostly young men haunt cyberhang- outs called MUDs Multiple-User Domainswhere role-playing fan- tasy games are always in progress. You’re crying, but you can’t locate the source of your tears. Michael Jordan goes up on your bedroom door. That year, British Columbia’s logging industry, its image rapidly tarnishing, launched a multimillion-dollar PR campaign.

It was, perhaps, the first victory in the fight for our mental environ- ment — an ecology as rife with pollutants as any befouled river or cloud of smog.

And yet you’re crying now. You can’t run from your problems, but you may as well drive. You’ll read an obituary of country crooner John Denver and grow nostalgic.

It’s now understood that noise doesn’t have to be loud to do damage. If there is a structural problem in your story, well, you can just mask it with a jolt.

Mass media — Influence. The grass is a green not found in nature.

And thus a heavily manipulative corporate ethos drives our culture. They disbelieved glib uam that cigarettes were safe and that the right to smoke superseded the right to breathe clean air.

New York software engineers demonstrate a pro- gram that turns your cursor into a corporate icon whenever you visit a commercial site. It began when she discovered a partic- ular chat group on the Internet. Think of Culture Jam: Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.


Wearing the same stuff and hearing the same music makes you a fraternity, united in soul and form. British sprinter Linford Christie appears at a press conference with little panthers replacing the pupils of his eyes, where his sponsor’s logo has been imprinted on specially made contact lenses.

I think of this story every time I try to explain the creeping dys- function of North American life. Richard Condon’s novel, The Manchurian Candidate — which was turned into a movie Pauline Kael called “the most sophisticated political satire ever to come out of Hollywood” — tells the story of an American soldier who is captured during the Korean War, shipped to Manchuria and groomed, via brainwashing, to become a robotic assas- sin programmed to kill the U.

The E-mail Address es field is required. On it goes, until our minds become a theater pf the absurd, and we become shockproof. On the go, trying to generate more income to buy more things and then, feeling dissatisfied but not quite sure why, setting your sights on even greater income and The Cult You’re In 57 more acquisitions.

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In the silent moments of my life, I often used to hear the open- ing movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony play in my head. They set themselves apart in the only way cult members can: I was born in Estonia, where for fifty years during Soviet rule people were not allowed to speak up against the government.

Where’s the purpose in denying yourself civilized amenities when you don’t have to? However, most TV programs do just that. We weren’t looking for it necessarily, but each one of us in our own way has had a political awakening; a series of very personal “moments of truth” about ourselves and how the world works.

The information glut, the so-called data smog hanging low in the valleys, calls to mind the bewildered student’s lament: Do I find my partner attractive? You’ll fuel up with Ho Ho’s and Pez and Evian and magazines and batteries for your Discman, and then you’ll bury the pedal under your Converse All-Stars — like the ones Kurt Cobain died in.


Slackers are downshifters by necessity. We know that TV viewing is linked to childhood obesity and to the extent that body image erodes self-esteem, we can get an idea of the degree to which TV addiction is harmful to the average child.

The networks could not and did not object to how they looked. The Ecology of Mind 13 Ten years ago we didn’t think twice about the chemicals in our food or the toxins generated by industry; we thought they were “well within acceptable limits.

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Create a “grassroots” group to defend the right to drive. For information please write: We wear the trendiest fashions, drive the best cars industry can produce and project an image of incredible affluence — cool people living life to the hilt. I americz vividly remember their “aw shucks” smiles and the magical way they pulled chewing gum and Hershey bars from their pockets and handed them out to all us kids. Mass media and the environment. Yet for all of that, its impact on us remains unknown and largely ignored.

Culture jam : the uncooling of America

In today’s media environment, advertisers rule — the sponsor is king. We still haven’t answered the most basic questions — such as how media violence affects children — let alone the big-picture issues, such as what happens to a whole culture when its citizens start spending half their waking lives in virtual environments. Whatever they see or hear or taste, no matter how raw and beautiful, will promptly be pillaged for its usable constituent parts.