Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Adbusters


Been a long day.

Not a bad one, thankfully, just long.  One thing after another.  Therefore, I've had a difficult time in devoting the headspace to come up with a post for the evening, so I'm stabbing around in the dark a bit.  Here's the best I've got.

I have been really enjoying the website "Adbusters." In their paragraph manifesto, the organization describes themselves as:

"We are a global network of culture jammers and creatives working to change the way information flows, the way corporations wield power, and the way meaning is produced in our society.
Now 98,125 strong!"

Changing the way that corporations wield power.  Cue the Tea Bagger meltdown in 3...2...1...

The site features numerous spoof ads, cutting through the persuasive glitz and rhetoric to demonstrate the true motivations behind product ads.  Adbusters also sponsors campaigns such as "Buy Nothing Day" during the holiday shopping season, Blackspot Shoes...an innovative and inventive open-source alternative to Nike, and Digital Detox Week where one elects to forgo digital communication for seven days.  As you might imagine, I'm not a big fan of that latter initiative but I understand where they're coming from  in terms of shutting out corporate propaganda.

 So visit Adbusters.  The war for your mind may depend upon it.


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