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Overview

Welcome to the Culture Jamming page. Here we will explore and document the history and practice of culture jamming. Feel free to add to this wiki if you have gems to share.

From Wikipedia: Coined by the collage band Negativland on its release JamCon '84, the phrase "culture jamming" comes from the idea of radio jamming: that public frequencies can be pirated and subverted for independent communication, or to disrupt dominant frequencies[12].

[12] Disrupt Dominant Frequencies

Museums, collections, directories

The Alternative Museum (Doesn't appear to have been updated since 2003)

DIY projects related to CJ

MAKE electronics projects

DC Area Culture Jamming

Capitol Climage Action (apparently the webmaster has moved to SF?)

Examples

Articles and papers

Movers and shakers

Mark Dery popularized the term "culture jamming" in his writing

Gareth Branwyn has written about and practiced culture jamming writ large, influenced in part by the theories and practice of the Dadaists, the Surrealists, the Futurists, the 60s counter-culture, The Situationist International, Fluxus, William Blake, and other proto-culture-jammers and thinkers. During the 80s and 90s he practiced mail art, published zines, wrote early DIY-culture texts such as The Happy Mutant Handbook, the seminal HyperCard stack, Beyond Cyberpunk!, held countless discussions on the topic on The Well, and articles for culture hacking champions, Mondo 2000 and Wired where he created and edited the longest running column for that publication, Jargon Watch, about the accelerating influence that information technology was exerting on the evolution of the English language. In 1997, he wrote Jamming the Media, a citizen's guide to reclaiming the tools of communication. He is currently Editor in Chief of the MAKE Blog.