Radical Media Fall 07 - Mediography

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MCM1700P: Radical Media
Dept. of Modern Culture and Media
Brown University
Prof. Mark Tribe

Art Projects 

Aksamija, Azra. Survival Mosque, Nomadic Mosque

Ant Farm: Media Burn and Eternal Frame.

Ayo, Damali: [damaliayo.com]

Banksy, website: Banksy

Brandon, Kayle and Heath Bunting: BorderXing Guide.

Chang, Angel. Fall 07 Collection

Deck, Andy. Wildlife Offline.

Demeulemeester, Ann. Mystical Creature Badges

Ecko, Marc. Still Free, 2006.

Institute for Applied Autonomy. TXTmob, GraffitiWriter.

Juba, the Sniper of Baghdad. 

Mainstone, Di. Skorpions

Muren, Dominic. Beat Wartime Empathy Device

Poell, Carol Christian. Spring 08 Collection

Radical Cheerleaders. Radical Cheerleaders


Savicic, Gordan. Constraint City- The Pain of Everyday Life

Wright, Micah. The Propaganda Remix Project

Books and Articles

Adorno, Theodor W. and Max Horhkeimer. "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception." Dialectic of Enlightenment. New York: Seabury Press, 1972.

Antin, David. "Video: The Distinctive Features of the Medium." Video Culture. Hanhardt, John, ed. New York: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1986.

Atton, Chris. An Alternative Internet: Radical Media, Politics and Creativity. Edinburgh:
Edinburgh University, 2004.

Baudrillard, Jean. "Requiem for the Media." New Media Reader. Waldrip-Fruin, Noah, Nick Montfort, eds. Cambridge: MIT, 2003. Note: a post-structuralist critique of Enzensberger. http://stephen.macek.faculty.noctrl.edu/Courses/MediaCritSyllabusSPR2_files/19-baudrillard-03.pdf

Beckerman Gail. "Edging Away from Anarchy: Inside the Indymedia Collective." Columbia Journalism Review, Sept/Oct. 2003. http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/27d/087.html

Benjamin, Walter: "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." Illuminations. New York: Schocken, 1986.

Bernays, Edward. "Organizing Chaos" and "The New Propagandists." Propaganda, 1928. 37-46, 59-70. http://www.historyisaweapon.org/defcon1/bernprop.html

Bey, Hakim. T.A.Z.: the Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism. New York: Autonomedia, 1991.

Bey, Hakim. Immediatism. San Francisco: AK Press, 1994.

Braman, Sandra. "Defining Tactical Media: An Historical Overview." Tactical Media: The Virtual Casebook. Abrash, Barbara and Faye Ginsburg, eds. New York: New York University, 2002. http://www.nyu.edu/fas/projects/vcb/.

Branwyn, Gareth. Jamming the Media. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1997.

Brecht, Bertolt. "The Radio as an Apparatus of Communication." Brecht on Theatre. Willett, John, trans. and ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 1964. [MarkTribe:«Der Rundfunk als Kommunikationsapparat.» Blätter des Hessischen Landestheaters, Darmstadt, No. 16, July 1932.] http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/source-text/8/

Burroughs, William S. The Electronic Revolution. New York: Ubu Classics, 2005. Originally published by Expanded Media Editions in 1970.

Cano, Andrea. "Microradio: A tool for community empowerment." Public Broadcasting and the Public Interest. McCauley, Michael P., Eric E. Peterson, B. Lee Artz, and DeeDee Halleck, eds. Sharpe, 2003.

Certeau, Michel de. The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.

Cox, Geoff, Joasia Krysa, and Anya Lewin, eds. Economising Culture: On 'The (Digital) Culture Industry.' New York: Autonomedia (DATA browser 01), 2004.

Cox, Geoff, and Joasia Krysa, eds. Economising Culture: On 'The Author as (Digital) Producer.' New York: Autonomedia (DATA browser 02), 2005.

Cotter, Holland. "The Collective Conscious." New York Times, March 5, 2006.

Critical Art Ensemble. The Electronic Disturbance. New York: Autonomedia, 1994.

Critical Art Ensemble. Electronic Civil Disobedience. New York: Autonomedia, 1997. http://www.critical-art.net/books/ecd

Critical Art Ensemble. Digital Resistance: Explorations in Tactical Media. New York: Autonomedia, 2000. http://www.critical-art.net/books/digital

Debord, Guy. "A User's Guide to Détournement." Les Lèvres Nues, 8, May 1956.
December 4, 2006. http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/detourn.htm

Debord, Guy. The Society of the Spectacle. San Francisco: AK Press, 2006.

Dery, Mark. "Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing and Sniping in the Empire of Signs." Open Magazine Pamphlet Series, 1993. December 4, 2006. http:///www.levity.com/markdery/jam.html

Downing, John D.H. "KPFA, Berkeley and Free Radio Berkeley." Radical Media: Rebellious Communication and Social Movements. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2001.

Downing, John D.H. Radical Media: Rebellious Communication and Social Movements. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2001.

Duncombe, Stephen, ed. Cultural Resistance Reader. New York: Verso, 2002.

Duncombe, Stephen. Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture. New York: Verso, 1997.

Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. "Constituents of a Theory of the Media." New Media Reader. Waldrip-Fruin, Noah, and Nick Montfort, eds. Cambridge: MIT, 2003.

Galloway, Alexander. "Tactical Media: Internet Art." Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization. MIT, Cambridge, 2004.

Garcia, David and Geert Lovink. "The ABC of Tactical Media."
October 3, 2006. <http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors2/garcia-lovinktext.html>.

Gillmor, Dan. We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People. Sebastapol: O'Reilly Media, 2006.

Glaser, Milton and Mirko Ilic. The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics. Beverly: Rockport, 2006.

Hoffman, Abbie. Steal This Book. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002.

Holmes, Brian. "Do-It-Yourself Geopolitics: Cartographies of Art in the World." Collectivism After Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination After 1945. Stimson, Blake and Gregory Sholette, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2007. http://www.journalofaestheticsandprotest.org/webonly/Holmes.htm

Khatchadourian, Raffi. "Azzam the American: The Making of an Al Qaeda Homegrown." The New Yorker, January 22, 2007. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/01/22/070122fa_fact_khatchadourian

Kelleher, James B. "Alternative Papers." Columbia Journalism Review, March 2000.

Kimmage, Daniel and Kathleen Ridolfo. Iraqi Insurgent Media: The War of Ideas and Images. Washington: RFE/RL, 2007.

Langlois, Andrea, and Frederic Dubois, eds. Autonomous Media: Activating Resistance and Dissent. Cumulus, 2005.

Marcuse, Herbert. Repressive Tolerance

Meikle, Graham. Future Active: Media Activism and the Internet. New York:
Routledge, 2002.

Merton, Robert, Paul Lazarsfeld. "Mass Communication, Popular Taste, and Organized Social Action." Media Studies: A Reader. Marris, Paul and Sue Thornham, eds. NYU, 2000.

Richardson, Joanne. Anarchitexts: Essays in Global Digital Resistance. New York: Autonomedia, 2004.

Reed, T.V. The Art of Protest. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2005.

Teasdale, Parry D. Videofreex: America's First Pirate TV Station & the Catskills Collective That Turned It On. Hensonville: Black Dome, 1999.

Van de Donk, Wim, Brian Loader, Paul , and Dieter Rucht, eds. Cyberprotest: New Media, Citizens and Social Movements. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Viénet, René. "The Situationists and the New Forms of Action Against Politics and Art." Situationist International Anthology. Knabb, Ken, ed. pp. 213-216. Berkeley: Bureau of Public Secrets, 2002. http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/11.newforms.htm

Wall, Melissa. "Social Movements and the Net: Activist Journalism Goes Digital." Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism. Kawamoto, Kevin, ed. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

New Yorker story on Adam Gadahn: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/01/22/070122fa_fact_khatchadourian?printable=true

Rowell, Margit and Deborah Wye. _The Russian Avant-garde Book, 1910-1934._ New York: Museum of Modern Art (distributed by Harry N. Abrams), 2002.

Film and Video

Archbar, Mark, Jennifer Abbott, and Joel Bakan. The Corporation. Big Picture Media, 2004. Note: web site has a good list of links.

Jarecki, William. Why We Fight. BBC Storyville, 2005.

Ziegler, David. Sir! No Sir! - The Suppressed Story of the GI Movement to End the War in Vietnam. Docurama, 2005.

Mayday Realtime by David Cort.

Clarke, Shirley. The Cool World. 1964.

Wexler, Haskell. Medium Cool. Paramount, 1969.

Cronin, Paul. "Look out Haskell, it's real!" The Making of Medium Cool. The Sticking Place, 2001. http://www.thestickingplace.com/film/look-out-haskell Note: web page has excellent commentary and links.

Documentary films by Wexler: The Bus was filmed at the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King gave his 'I have a dream' speech, and in Vietnam with Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden ten years later Wexler shot Introduction to the Enemy. In 1975 he and Emile de Antonio tracked down the Weatherman revolutionaries and made Underground,

Fusco, Coco. Recent video on interrogation techniques.

K Foundation, Watch the K Foundation Burn a Million Quid

TVTV. Four More Years

Rainer, Yvonne. Journeys from Berlin/1971. 1980. In MCM Film Archive (VHS).

Filmmakers Cooperative. For Life, Against the War, Again. http://www.film-makerscoop.com (also original For Life, Against the War)

Maloney, Evan Coyne. Indoctrinate U. NY Times article on producer Thor Halvorssen.

House, Julian (music and lyrics by Gil Scott-Heron). "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Screenbase Media,  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTCQSk2l8bc

Yes Men


Web Sites

Anthony, David H. "A Luta Continua: African Liberation Movement Posters from the Collection of David H. Anthony." Note: great images of posters. 

Atran, Scott. "Terrorism and Radicalization: What Not To Do, What To Do" (presentation slides). 

Bob Fass, WBAI

California Newsreel

Newsreel Films (Ros Payne's archives)

Possible Worlds (Consored 'adry la fea' & 'rebelde' YouTube videos). YouTube censorship announcement on EZLN (Zapatista) home page.

The Influencers. Conference on guerilla media w. video documentation. 

Third World Newsreel 

InstaProtest (print your own posters0

Design Action Collective

Center for the Study of Political Graphics, an independent nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, has archives, exhibitions, etc.

Graphic publications of various radical groups|http://www.lib.virginia.edu/small/exhibits/sixties/radical.html]

Political Posters from the United States, Cuba and Viet Nam (1965-1975)

Protest/social justice/anti-war posters

Social Design Notes

Improv Everywhere - Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places.

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