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Post-Internet to Proto-Internet: How Has the Digital Age Affected Art?

MutualArt | Posted 01.31.2017 | Arts

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Surface Tension, 1992, plasma or rear-projection screen, computerised surveillance system, custom‐made software. Courtesy the ...

On the Culture Front: The (RED) Supper, Forbidden Root, The Yes Men, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.19.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

On a soggy evening on the last night of May under two large white tents set up on pier 26, I sat down with throngs of people at one endless table for the ambitious (RED) Supper.

What Shall I Be When I Grown Up? Joey Skaggs!

Sal Cataldi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media
Sal Cataldi

Though I've never met him, I really do owe a debt to Joey Skaggs. There is something undeniably affirming about his work that somehow worked it way into my life and a long career - conjuring a crafty idea, one that you have a creative passion for.

Barrett Brown vs. the Private Intelligence Business

Urizenus Sklar | Posted 08.23.2013 | Technology
Urizenus Sklar

In view of the recent exposure of the PRISM program by Edward Snowden, one might think journalist Barrett Brown would be in the news discussing the new revelations, but he isn't. He is in federal custody, facing charges that add up to 105 years in prison. The question is: Why?

#ShellFAIL Viral Campaigners Exposed (VIDEO)

The Yes Men | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
The Yes Men

Greenpeace, the Yes Lab, and members of the Occupy movement are claiming responsibility for a set of actions that have focused intense attention on Shell's Arctic drilling program.

Alexander Eichler

Fake Bank Of America Website Asks How You'd Run BofA | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

"Banking is too complicated for ordinary people to understand," reads the press release from "That's not to say people are stupid." T...

Sara Benincasa: She's Delightful, She's Delicious, She's Agorafabulous!

Holly Cara Price | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Holly Cara Price

In case you are not familiar with Sara Benincasa, she is an award-winning comedian, writer, blogger, and all around hilarious person. I spoke with her last week about her first book, Agorafabulous!

Johanna Barr

Artists, Protesters Take To Times Square For Occupy Broadway | Johanna Barr | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- A diverse group of performance artists and protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement headed to the Theater District this ...

David Moye

The Yes Men's Anti-Corporate Classroom Teaches Students To Be Pranksters | David Moye | Posted 11.12.2011 | Weird News

Brother, can you spare $10,000? Well, what if the money is going to be used to help teach activists how to play media pranks on organizations like McD...

Truth in an Age of Guerrilla Political Activism

Sahil Kapur | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

Guerrilla-style political activism is regularly carried out on both sides of the ideological spectrum. But that doesn't answer the question of whether either side will ultimately benefit from these shenanigans.

In King Coal's Kingdom, Truth Is Stranger Than Satire

Carl Pope | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

This week Peabody Energy agreed to a typical class action suit remedy: provide a free inhaler to any child afflicted with asthma who lives close to a coal-fired power plant. There's only one problem: the press release was a prank by culture-jamming satirists.

Jason Linkins

Yes Men Affiliates Prank Big Coal | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green

It appears that a merry gang of agitprop pranksters associated with the Yes Men have pulled a fast one on Peabody Energy, the self-described "world's ...

Jason Linkins

Media Taken In By Fake General Electric Press Release | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media

It would appear that once again, a Yes Men-style prank has caught us all napping. Earlier today, news broke that General Electric had agreed, amid public outcry, to "donate" the entirety of their $3.2 billion tax refund to the federal government.

The Yes Men Strike Again: Chevron Gets Punked | STUART ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Chevron is scrambling to deal with an elaborate lampoon of a major advertising campaign that the company introduced on Monday. An environmental org...

Does Chevron Think We're All Stupid?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Have you seen the way big oil has tried to rebrand itself since the BP oil disaster started six months ago? Each company wants us to believe it is the...

Chevron's Casting Call

Lauren Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lauren Selman

Any working actor will tell you that the job begins in the audition. It's true. Enter the room like you have the job, and you're much more likely to n...

2010 Workers' Voice Awards: Worker Worthy Pop Culture Standouts

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Wanna honor Labor Day but not work at it? Check out any of these pop culture expressions from the last year. Just in time for your nod to Labor Day, ...

Worker Worthy Standouts: The Best Films About Work for Labor Day 2010

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

There's a blog to be written about Greatest Films of All-Time about Workers and work themes but for now, lets look at those made or released in the last year. In terms of feature films, there are 5 standouts.

The World's First Climate War!

Asher Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Miller

It's estimated that only a small fraction of the oil that's being hemorrhaged into the Gulf of Mexico is visible to us. However, it's what we can't see that we should be really worrying about.

The Brazen U.S. Chamber of Commerce Campaign to Hurt the Economy

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

The nation's richest corporate lobby group with a far-reaching right-wing, anti-consumer partisan political agenda, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has become a despicable organization.

Yes Men 2.0: May a Thousand Yes Men and Women Bloom

The Yes Men | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Yes Men

It's high time for us to get systematic about helping activist groups highlight life-or-death issues -- with or without the Yes Men's participation. That's what the Yes Lab is all about.

Jason Linkins

The Yes Men Prank Davos, Send Out Press Release With Blankfein Confessions | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Earlier today, a press release was sent out from the World Economic Forum, describing how "world leaders" in Davos have pledged a "strategy to end pov...

The Yes Men Take On Coca Cola And Dasani Water (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Enviro-Pranksters The Yes Men were at it again with a recent trip to Boston, where, posing as Coca Cola representatives, they unveiled a new name ...

Mohawk Paper Joins Chamber of Commerce Exodus

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The Chamber has been losing members -- real members out of its actual 300,000 or less total -- at a rate of several each week lately.

The Yes Men Fix the World's a Riot. No, Really.

The Yes Men | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Yes Men

Our new film's story is simple: two guys, armed with nothing but thrift-store suits, infiltrate the world of big business, where we make a lot of bad, powerful people really uncomfortable.