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Winter Interterm Courses

Culture Jamming

Culture Jamming

MFJS 3301 - 4 credits
EDPX 3701/4701- 4 credits


Dates: December 2-6, 2013
Days: Monday-Friday
Location: On Campus
Instructors: Tyrone Davies
Registration Deadline: November 15, 2013


Description: Though "culture Jamming" is a term that did not emerge until the mid 1980's, it describes a set of tactics that
certain artists, activists, filmmakers, musicians and journalists had already been using for decades (if not
centuries). Currently, however, we live in an era where questioning the spectacle of consumer culture,
corporate media, and global conformity is as relevant an act as ever.

So, what IS culture jamming? It can be used to describe graffiti art, musical mashups, the re-editing of film
and video, flash mobs, media interventions, drop-lifting, and the critical graphic design and journalism of
publications like Adbusters. In this class, we will view, read about, and discuss these subjects and many
more. Students will be expected to generate articulate responses to specific acts of culture jamming, as well as
the generalized culture of resistance in which the acts exist.

In this class, students will have the option, if they like, of making relevant artwork, or media in addition to
writing papers. As culture jamming is a multi-media activity, students may make art work or videos or
design work or other media to fulfill certain class requirements.

Contact: Tyrone Davies at