1. Web 2.0 Activism Case Studies (part 1)


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    Over the past two years, Web 2.0 technologies have matured and so have the methods activist use to employ them. In 2008, activists from around the world used Web 2.0 to take command of the digital…

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    • Stuart Ewen presents Mind Games & Activism: Marketing, Persuasion, and the Myth of the Hardwired Public


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      Ewen tours us through the history of "spin", propaganda, and the role of images in consumerism, mass psychology, politics, social movements, cultural attitudes, and consumption. PR is a…

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      • OCCUPY THEIR DESIRE Tuesday Aug 21 2012


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        WochenKlausur Features, New York (USA), a project by Vienna-based group WochenKlausur, who are part of the Austrian Cultural Forum's tenth anniversary exhibition, OUR HAUS, focuses on contemporary…

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        • Participationism and the Limits of Collaboration - Presentation


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          Presentation by Jodi Dean, Not An Alternative, John Hawke Moderated by Astra Taylor Today everyone sings the praises of participation: leading academics hail active audiences who remix commercial…

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          • The Dark Matter of REPO History, Howling Mob Society, and the 2nd Whiskey Rebellion


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            In his forthcoming book Sholette describes the concept of Dark Matter. In cosmology this unseen matter constitutes most of the universe. In terms of cultural production, an invisible world of artistic…

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            • Everything You Want w/ Steve Lambert and Carrie McLaren


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              Our series on symbols, branding and persuasion as they relate to activist and creative practice with Steve Lambert and Carrie McLaren Nov. 2nd 2009. At the intersection of semiotics and psychoanalysis…

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              • Douglass Rushkoff


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                This event kicks off our Fall series on Symbols, Branding, and Persuasion. Rushkoff discusses concepts he explores in the PBS Frontline series The Persuaders and Merchants of Cool, as well as his…

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                • Open Retail - Presentation


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                  • Art And Activism From Barcelona And Beyond With Leo Leonidas Martin


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                    Artist talk and multi-media presentation by Spanish artist/activist Leonidas Martin. A visual tour of some of the most creative art/activist interventions performed in the context of the counter-globalization…

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                    • Decoding Digital Activism: Book Launch and Discussion


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                      We know more and more about digital activism with each new example of online "people power", yet we understand very little about the fundamentals. We have been asking the same questions…

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