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Culture jamming is an act employed by consumer social movements intended to subvert prevailing cultural institutions or corporate advertising. It is considered as a form of "subvertising" characterized by its intent to expose questionable political assumptions in commercial culture. Demonstrations of culture jamming include the re-figuring of logos, fashion statements, and modified product images.
  • Adbusters Culture Jammer's Headquarters

    Global network of activists, artists, educators, and entrepreneurs who seek to advance a new activist movement in the information age. Facilitates online petitions, presents critical mass tips, and exposes corporate propaganda.

  • ameriCON Incorporated

    Poses as a US-based multinational company that attracts investments to dominate the world market. Spoofs various American companies.

  • Are You Generic?

    Culture jamming group posting updates on their projects, an online shirt store, and information on the group.

  • Billboard Liberation Front

    Campaigns for improved outdoor and street advertising. Site presents updates, contact details, and information on strategic partners.

  • Bug Me Not

    Free service providing login information to many of the web's most popular sites that force registration.

  • Cacophony Society

    Network of individuals who make use of subversion, pranks, art, and fringe explorations to deviate from "mainstream society.".

  • Culture Jamming

    Presents a glimpse of modern culture jamming. With interviews, political games, and blogs.

  • The Detroit Project

    Culture jamming based grassroots campaign aimed at convincing automakers to build fuel efficient cars.

  • Free Speech for Sale

    Site feigns an online superstore offering products intended to indirectly criticize consumerism, commercialism, and the advertising industry.

  • Free Words

    Book project distributed worldwide for free. Also available as a PDF download.

  • Gaaagle

    Spoofs the Google interface while presenting images, news, and resources that depict Internet regulation in China.

  • Ideacog

    Site featuring experiments, art, activism, and development put up to compete with the typical commerce and community websites.

  • It Was Him!

    Interactive site allows visitors to scribble on product campaign propaganda using a virtual pen. Also features other "vandalized" posters and images.

  • Mark Dery's Shovelware

    Featuring the books, articles, and blogs of the cultural critic, Mark Dery. Dery wrote the essay "Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing, and Sniping in the Empire of the Signs" -- which helped popularize the term "culture jamming.".

  • Mental Floss

    Official site of the magazine offering editor blogs, trivia, and subscription information.

  • National Cynical Network (NCN)

    Alternative programming project offering news, webcasts, podcasts, essays, humor, quotes, and poetry.

  • Reamweaver

    Downloadable application for creating "funhouse-mirror" sites or for spoofing popular websites.


    Culture jamming project where individuals restock shelves with artistically customized canned goods. Site offers photos, information on the project, and press clippings.


    Encyclopedia introducing readers to the terms and theories behind culture jamming.

  • Soy Bomb Nation

    Grassroots movement dedicated to the riddance of consumerism or corporatism in the media.

  • Vote-Auction

    Risky and paradoxically successful project aimed at advocating voter responsibility, though cloaking as a vote trading facility.

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