Adbusters, 90-99 (2010-2012)

10 March 2012, dusan

“Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, 120,000-circulation magazine concerned about the erosion of physical and cultural environments by commercial forces. Our work has been embraced by organizations like Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, has been featured in hundreds of alternative and mainstream newspapers, magazines, and television and radio shows around the world.

Adbusters offers incisive philosophical articles as well as activist commentary from around the world addressing issues ranging from genetically modified foods to media concentration. In addition, our annual social marketing campaigns like Buy Nothing Day and Digital Detox Week have made us an important activist networking group.

Ultimately, though, Adbusters is an ecological magazine, dedicated to examining the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environment. We want a world in which the economy and ecology resonate in balance. We try to coax people from spectator to participant in this quest. We want folks to get mad about corporate disinformation, injustices in the global economy, and any industry that pollutes our physical or mental commons.” (source)

Publisher Adbusters, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
ISSN: 0847-9097


PDF No 99: The Big Ideas of 2012
PDF No 98: American Autumn
PDF No 97: Post Anarchism – #OCCUPYWALLSTREET
PDF No 96: Apocalyptic Boredom
PDF No 95: Post West
PDF No 94: Post Normal
PDF No 93: Capitalism’s Terminal Crisis
PDF No 92: The Carnivalesque Rebellion Issue
PDF No 91: I, Revolution
PDF No 90: Whole Brain Catalog

Eric Kluitenberg: Legacies of Tactical Media: The Tactics of Occupation: From Tompkins Square to Tahrir (2011)

14 December 2011, dusan

Tactical Media employ the ‘tactics of the weak’ to operate on the terrain of strategic power by means of ‘any media necessary’. Once the rather exclusive practice of politically engaged artists and activists, the tactical appropriations of media tools and distribution infrastructures by the disenfranchised and the disgruntled have moved from the margins to centre stage. The explosive growth of mass participation in self-mediation incountless blogs, video sharing platforms, micro-blog ging, social networking has created an unprecedented complexity in the info-sphere.

While this frenzy of media activity has been heralded as the catalyst of the new democratisation movements in North-Africa and the Middle-East, the anti-austerity/precarity movements in Southern Europe and the UK, and the recent #occupy movements in the US and Northern Europe, its increasingly intransparent complexity combined with the post 9/11 ‘crash of symbols’ has thrown its political efficacy into question. The demise of WikiLeaks as the crown jewel of on-line whistle-blowing has added to a thoroughly opaque picture.

More than ever tactical media operators require effective instruments to the create tactical cartographies they need to navigate the hybrid realities they are immersed in. This notebook traces the legacies of tactical media to begin creating these hybrid cartographies.

Publisher Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2011
Network Notebooks 05
ISBN/EAN 978-90-816021-8-1
57 pages



Christopher Kullenberg, Jakob Lehne (eds.): The Resistance Studies Reader (2009)

9 December 2011, dusan

Collected articles from the Resistance Studies Magazine, issue 1-3, 2008.

With contributions by Tim Gough, Carol Jo Evans, Shane Gunderson, Patit Paban Mishra, Jeffrey Shantz, Ojakorotu Victor, Adrian Bua Roberts, Patrick Hiller, Thomas Riegler, Pei Palmgren, Ayo Whetho, Christine Whyte

Publisher The Resistance Studies Magazine & The Resistance Studies Network, Gothenburg and London, 2009
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0
ISBN 9789197802109
173 pages