Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer by Kalle Lasn

By Kalle Lasn

America isn't any longer a rustic yet a multimillion-dollar model, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founding father of Adbusters journal, Lasn goals to forestall the branding of the US via altering the best way info flows; the way in which associations wield energy; the best way tv stations are run; and how the nutrients, model, car, activities, track, and tradition industries set agendas. With a brave and compelling voice, Lasn deconstructs the advertisements tradition and our fixation on icons and model names. And he exhibits tips on how to manage resistance opposed to the ability belief that manages the manufacturers through "uncooling" client goods, via "dermarketing" models and celebrities, and by way of breaking the "media trance" of our TV-addicted age.

A robust manifesto by way of a number one media activist, Culture Jam lays the rules for the main major social stream of the early twenty-first century -- a flow which may switch the area and how we predict and live.

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And so you scaled down your hopes of embarrassing riches to reasonable expectations of adequate comfort—the modest condo downtown, the Visa card, the Braun shaver, the one good Armani suit.

He's supernatural now. He picks up a book, skims a sentence. Looks at a bit of this and a bit of that. He absorbs everything, but not deeply. Everything is nonlinear. Nothing can be sustained—not his interest in his job or his colleagues, not even his marriage: If it's not going well, his first instinct is to surf away. In related news, a colleague recently watched his upstairs neighbor undergo a slow personality shift. It began when she discovered a partic ular chat group on the Internet. Her mild curiosity about this new world grew into a full-fledged addiction.

I know for sure that at least two thou sand teenagers at my high school will read my head every day to see what it says," says the young entrepreneur. ") You pick up a banana in the supermarket and there, on a little sticker, is an ad for the new summer blockbuster at the multiplex. ("It's interactive because you have to peel them off," says one ad executive of this new delivery system. K. sell corporate ad space on their merit badges. An Australian radio sta tion dyes its logo on two million eggs.

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