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Craig Baldwin: surf the wave of obsolescence, redeeming trash(ed) videos

Craig Baldwin creates "collage essay" films, redeeming or taking revenge on the trash(ed) videos of the past, and making movies on the cheap (YT interview). The work of this culture jammer, media appropriator, director and documentarian (Sonic Outlaws, Archive.org) stretches back to his short student films in the 1970s, and often includes political commentary, usually concerning the exploitation of countries and people under imperialism, capitalist or otherwise. But you might have to look beyond the chaos on the surface, as found in the ultimate conspiracy theory film, Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1991 - 48 minutes, Vimeo). [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 24, 2016 - 14 comments

They're great!

A series of dark commercials (purportedly) for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes have appeared on Youtube as part of a "Tony is Back" campaign. Kellogg's is not amused.
posted by adamrice on Oct 17, 2015 - 82 comments

Pupsi Blue

The complete 1973-1976 original run of Wacky Packages [WIKI]: all sixteen series, including hard-to-find cards, with each card cross-indexed and contextualized, with occasional links to rough drafts. Sometimes Topps spoofed themselves. Sometimes they didn't make much sense. A lot of times, they're racist. The gum is the final frontier of the serious collector.
posted by not_on_display on May 17, 2015 - 40 comments

Cover Your Tracks

How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet.
posted by stoneweaver on Jul 30, 2014 - 27 comments

The Reagans Speak Out on Drugs, 25 years later

25 years ago, the Reagans spoke out on drugs, and they were, rather surprisingly, in support of a variety of substances. This wasn't a new video showing a sudden change of heart, but the work of two years, editing a longer speech to the nation that was originally broadcast in 1986. The new video couldn't be seen on TV, but was shared, traded, and bootlegged on VHS tapes. The case was originally labeled "A uniquely edited version of a real televised address to the American people," noting that it was made by Cliff Roth, an audio/visual geek and teacher who had access to a high quality film reel and audio source, plus the time and resources to make a piece of "editing art".
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 5, 2013 - 25 comments

David, where are my cigarettes?

'It's probably easy today to dismiss Negativland's activities as trifle, banal or plain stupid. They probably wouldn't be too uncomfortable with that, as they rarely claimed to go beyond the softest platitudes of the entertainment biz. No Other Possibility (1989, 58 mins, .avi d/l link), their first video work, showcases the band at a career threshold, before their U2ploitation move and just after their Christianity hoax. It typically explores the debris of American pop culture, dealing with automobile fetishism, televised preaching, halloween traditions, Marlboro masculinity, soft drinks and MTV.' [more inside]
posted by item on Nov 30, 2012 - 31 comments


The Gendered Advertising Remixer lets you set the video of one toy ad to the audio of another.
posted by Zarkonnen on Mar 29, 2012 - 33 comments

Don't ask me what I want it for, if you don't want to pay some more

The Yes Men pull one over on the AP, by convincing them that GE was going to donate their 3.2 billion dollar tax credit in response to public anger over the fact that they pay no taxes.
posted by Jon_Evil on Apr 13, 2011 - 66 comments


Flavorwire brings us some signage for the modern age from Trustocorp. [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Apr 5, 2010 - 12 comments

Culture Jamming

Culture Jam: Hijacking Corporate Culture [39m CBC Short Cuts version on Google Video] is an overview of "culture jamming". [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Mar 17, 2010 - 24 comments

Ever dream THIS MAN?

Ever dream this man? Every night throughout the world hundreds of people dream about this face. [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Oct 15, 2009 - 139 comments

WMD = Whoopie-cushions of Media Dysfunction

How To Fake An Atomic Bomb Blast On Public Television. [ YouTube] This past June, the early-morning live weather report on Prague television station CT2 was being delivered on top of live panning sweeps of the beautiful Czech Republci countryside and a seemingly par-for-the-course summery day. But as NYT reported today, "Then came the nuclear blast." The immediate reaction by the viewing public? Somewhere between a semi-collective shrug and minimally raised eyebrow. Yet months later, CR art-prankster group ZTOHOVEN [Czech] are presently enjoying international attention and wide-spread accolades for this classic piece of culture-jamming. [more inside]
posted by humannaire on Jan 24, 2008 - 18 comments

Shoplifting in reverse

What is shopdropping? Is it art, stealth marketing, or consumer activism? Yes. (previously)
posted by desjardins on Jan 14, 2008 - 31 comments

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posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me on Jan 22, 2007 - 50 comments

We are not lovin' it all that much, actually

When McDonald's Interactive recently gave a presentation at the International Serious Games 2006 conference, they made a startling announcement: "we can no longer stand by while McDonald's corporate policies help lead the planet to ruin. [...] So our team has decided to break away from McDonald's and do something about it." (more inside)
posted by whir on Jun 9, 2006 - 19 comments

Advertise THIS!

It's Hard Out Here for a (Ta)Hoe: The smartypants over at GM are running a contest to "make your own" commercial for the gas-guzzling Tahoe SUV. People are giving them just what they deserve. These are likely to be yanked sooooooon, so get 'em while they're hot!
posted by MaxVonCretin on Mar 31, 2006 - 190 comments

Zapping TV din(n)ers back to life.

"Remember what your favorite pub or cafe was like before they put in the TV screens?" White Dot, the "international campaign against television", has teamed up with the makers of TV-B-Gone, the key chain that turns off any television, to reclaim these public spaces. And they are recruiting an army for direct action. The White Dot website offers a form to enter the names of ruined eating and drinking establishments. Nominate the most diners and you win a TV-B-Gone (there will be 200 winners). Then, during TV-Turnoff Week (April 25 through May 1, 2005) you can join the Ruined Diner Liberation Army and zap these cafes back to life, leaving propaganda behind some of it disguised as menus.
Other plans for TV-turnoff week here.
posted by boo on Mar 22, 2005 - 65 comments

Conjuring a Cultuejam

The Center for Tactical Magic: a fusion force summoned from the ways of the artist, the magician, the ninja, and the private investigator.
posted by moonbird on Feb 3, 2005 - 8 comments

Most Wanted Paintings

The Most (and Least) Wanted Paintings. Design by committee: Artists Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid (see prior) used a professional market research group to survey aesthetic preferences and art tastes in 14 countries. The results are the theoretically most desired paintings for each nation.
posted by me3dia on Jan 6, 2005 - 40 comments

Kill the television

TV-B-Gone. A remote with only one button: Off.
posted by me3dia on Oct 20, 2004 - 31 comments

Not your mama's sampler

Subversive Cross Stitch: Now I know what to get quonsar for Christmas.
posted by me3dia on Nov 21, 2003 - 19 comments

Join the Avrilution!

Tired of listening to the music that The Man thinks you should be hearing? Think that kids should wear what they want to wear, even if certain ballet-dancing-snobs disagree? Sick of being forced to spell the words "skater" and "boy" like your teachers told you to in high school? Then the Avrilution is for you. [more inside]
posted by UKnowForKids on Jan 23, 2003 - 23 comments

Adbusters TV launched.

Adbusters TV launched. Everyone's favourite culture jammers and uncommercialists are looking for your video contributions.

"The next time you and your friends organize a street party, liberate a billboard, shoot an indy documentary, or throw a pie into the ugly face of authority, we want people worldwide to catch it the next day

There is an inaugural contest to get the content flowing. They are looking for video, audio, and animation in three categories: Direct Action (jams, spoofs, pranks, protests); Epiphanies (personal works); and Mini-Documentaries.
posted by boost ventilator on Aug 7, 2002 - 10 comments

The DropLift:

The DropLift: A wonderful culture jamming project. I was involved in the early stages, back when it was initially being discussed. I can't believe that they actually made it happen! The DropLift site itself provides all the materials necessary to get involved.
posted by aladfar on Sep 27, 2000 - 8 comments

Corporate Crackdown

Corporate Crackdown is Adbusters' cover article this month. The story exposes the development of these legal fictions that are becoming more powerful than nations and suggests ways to bring them back under civil control.
posted by sudama on Aug 14, 2000 - 13 comments

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