Posts Tagged ‘Adbusters’

Occupy’s Meme Warrior: Kalle Lasn Interview

Posted in Curated Links, Interviews on May 16th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Occupy’s Meme Warrior. [In These Times] - Last July, Adbusters sent out an invitation: “On Sept. 17, flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street.” The invitation sparked a movement.

Estonian-born documentary filmmaker Kalle Lasn co-founded Adbusters in 1989. Lasn, who is 70, draws his inspiration from the Situationists, avant-garde European revolutionaries who believed corporate capitalism perverted the human spirit. The Situationists reached their zenith in 1968 Paris and disbanded in 1972, but their efforts to affirm what it means to be free live on in Adbusters.

In These Times spoke with Lasn in March to see what “the man behind the curtain” had to say for himself and the movement he helped ignite.

Read the full interview at In These Times.

From Adbusters, With Love

Posted in Curated Links on April 13th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Battle for the Soul of Occupy. [Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters] - It’s up to you to decide if our movement goes the way of Paris ’68, the dust bin of could-have-been-insurrections, or something more daring, more inspiring, something not yet dreamed.