Shelves: 6-social-progress One of the innovators of the path of peaceful, passive resistance Please note that I put the original German text at the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. The book certainly had an indirect influence on peaceful protest movements. It can be seen as part of laying the cornerstone of a new, emancipated civic movement. In the form of emancipation from the dictates of brands, media, and consumption.
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Shelves: 6-social-progress One of the innovators of the path of peaceful, passive resistance Please note that I put the original German text at the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. The book certainly had an indirect influence on peaceful protest movements.
It can be seen as part of laying the cornerstone of a new, emancipated civic movement. In the form of emancipation from the dictates of brands, media, and consumption. Already then, there were many One of the innovators of the path of peaceful, passive resistance Please note that I put the original German text at the end of this review.
Already then, there were many good ideas. People developed and develop new protest options with Adbusters, broadcast signal intrusion, flash mobs, clown armies, tactical media, communication guerrillas, passive resistance, media pranks, subvertising, art interventions, Occupy movements, pirate parties, hacktivism, anti enterprising, tactical frivolity, strikes, graffiti, meme hack, street art, billboard hacking, etc.
What new can be done with social media and techniques still to invent is hard to guess. One option would be to react immediately to the new advertising messages of the corporations. No sooner has it been published than a cynical and biting persiflage is massively promoted in all social media.
No company can be sure anymore not to fear a Shitstorm and the detection of new grievances with every advertising. The only option would be to change the corporate principles sustainably. In a way that there is no longer any evidence to show the bigotry. Yarn bombing is harmless, but the punishments are not. Anyone who quietly protests with colorful fabric figures can expect problems. Evaluating graffiti on public goods, changing posters, passive resistance in open space, etc.
Also, whom it protects. Business criminals, sex offenders, and dangerous criminals may face lower penalties than activists who are portrayed as hazardous usurpers, tormentors, and delinquents.
Instead, the attention attracted by such actions should be the reason for the draconian approach. It will be interesting to see whether the alienation and use of advertising messages on the Internet will sooner or later also become a criminal offense. So that logo and trademarks can no longer be used for biting satire. Maybe under a similar guise as with conservationists and globalization critics. Because corporations and their distribution network are essential infrastructures for maintaining order, criticizing them is being criminalized.
Too polemical? Peaceful, civil protest is more and restricted, under terror suspect, legally more difficult and silenced or denounced in the leading media. It would be only a logical and consistent continuation to do the same on the internet and in social media. Still the forums are just censored. However, who does not say that operators can be required by law to pass data of critical users to the protection of the constitution to the state? Humor and satire have always been efficient and dreaded instruments.
That is why many ossified, institutionalized organizations laugh at superficial jokes and others. At the core of the amusement is the mentioned malady, which the person concerned but not noticeable. They are unable to reflect because of the one-dimensionality of their thinking because they do not allow other opinions and views. They tend to an aggressive overreaction when the grave mistakes of their worldview are ridiculed to show logic errors.
The state apparatus behaves like a spoiled, defiant child or an immature adult. The procedures can create a new awareness of the bigotry of established players. If every new message is questioned critically, nothing is believed, and everything is ridiculed, the right path is taken. The authority over any dictates of fashion, politics or economics must fall.
Moreover, it is essential to expose them in their lies, to modify them and to throw them back to them. Until only more ethical trading companies dare to spread their advertising messages. Einer der Innovatoren des Weges des friedlichen, passiven Widerstandes Das Buch hatte sicher indirekten Einfluss auf friedliche Protestbewegungen. Schon damals gab es viele gute Ideen.
Was sich mit neuen Medien und Techniken noch alles wird machen lassen, kann man schwer erahnen. Wer mit bunten Stofffiguren ruhig protestiert, kann mit Problemen rechnen.
Zu polemisch? Noch werden die Foren nur zensiert. Bis nur mehr ethisch einwandfreie handelnde Unternehmen es wagen, ihre Werbebotschaften zu verbreiten.
In the first two sections, Lasn gives an intriguing and insightful critique of the current state of our American culture. He also proposes that Americans need to reclaim an healthy rage against big corporations who are largely responsible for all the problems. Lasn also proposes a better way of measuring success in America. I especially thought the link between certain mood disorders and TV viewing and being out of touch with nature was interesting. I also found his views on big corporations to be helpful, especially as a supplement to the last text we read. I could see how mass media has certainly not helped in a lot of areas, but is simply taking over the airwaves really the best answer?
Culture Jam: How To Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge - And Why We Must
See also: Adbusters Inspired by what he saw as the lack of democracy in access to all-power media, Lasn founded Adbusters, a bi-monthly radicalizing magazine which lends itself the title of one of the leading voices in global environmentalism , anti-capitalist and anti-consumerist movements. Having worked in market research in Japan in the s, Lasn drew from his personal experience and knowledge to produce publications and campaigns that would employ the necessary tools and techniques to create powerful imagery, stunts, slick graphics and vibrant language to promote his cause. He calls for a " meme war": a battle of ideas to shift Western society away from consumer capitalism. Lasn, in his book, calls on the values of authenticity, individuality and freedom of expression. This "technical event" invites readers to become mindful of their patterns of consumption. In the book, Lasn claims that if members of a society can begin by demarking themselves, then they are able to de-market certain rituals imposed by commercial forces, consequently shifting the ways in which the customer interacts with mass media, the way information flows, and the ways in which meaning is produced, ultimately leading to a break in commercial meaning and a shift to a post-consumerist society.
Final Essay – Response to Culture Jam
Lasn breaks up the book into four parts all titled with a season. Autumn describes what is happening now that is changing us as a culture. He gives details of how media can change society. Winter is about how we as Americans used to be and what has happened to us due to these cultural and accessibility changes. Spring is a bit of an uprising and describes the uprising of this newer movement of Culture Jamming. Summer helps readers realize why we need to be aware of our changes and that its our turn to take charge to change.
Review of Culture Jam by Kalle Lasn