Posts Tagged ‘culture jamming’

Catching the Culture with its Pants Down — George Carlin

George Carlin talks about the famous “7 Dirty Words” Supreme Court case in this December 17th, 2007, 5th part of 7 interview by Jenni Matz and Henry Colman for the Archive of American Television. He talks about his HBO specials, the meaning of “success”, his feelings about the American political system, and his piece “The planet is fine, the people are fucked“.

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Culture Jamming 101: ShopDropping

Shopdropping is a tactic used by artists and activists to clandestinely place altered or recreated objects into retail stores. Handmade labels were printed out for students to color, cut, and paste. The project featured real people who make the products, their name, and sometimes even a story. The intent is to reconnect the labor with the product.

Though their aim seems noble, I can’t help but think these people could be doing something somewhat more constructive towards actually changing the corporate environment for the better.

You be the judge.