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  1. Autonomous Media
    Activating Resistance & Dissent

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
  2. Drop till you shop
    I insert my vision of retail subversion one haiku at a time

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The author experiments with the culture jamming practice of shopdropping, leaving poems, polaroids, stickers, and other manner of messages for shoppers. This is designed to lead to a moment of incongruity for shoppers to reflect on consumerism.
  3. The Fine Art of Billboard Improvement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
    Change people's perception of an ad, and they'll never see that product in the same light again.
  4. On Wielding the Subversive Scalpel
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1970
    In subversion, we leave behind the interminable argument between the good bureaucrats & the bad ones. By subversion we do not mean, as in its common usage, "overthrowing the government" & replacing it with ourselves. We mean undermining the very addiction, the sick, junkie-like need, to govern or be governed at all. In the end / in the beginning, there are no leaders, no followers: there are only actors.
  5. Rebel Sell
    Why the Culture Can't be Jammed

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Released in the U.S. under the title Nation of Rebels: Why Counterculture Became Consumer Culture, the book is a critique of the underlying theory of counterculture Heath and Potter note that the capitalist system thrives not on conformity -- as so many 'culture jammers' believe -- but rather on individualism and a quest for distinction.
  6. The Situationists and the New Forms of Action Against Politics and Art
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1967
    Our task is to link up the theoretical critique of modern society with the critique of it in acts. By detourning the very propositions of the spectacle, we can directly reveal the implications of present and future revolts.
  7. A User's Guide to Détournement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1956
    Détournement means deflection, diversion, rerouting, distortion, misuse, misappropriation, hijacking, or otherwise turning something aside from its normal course or purpose.
  8. We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.

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