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A proposed culture jamming event for TV turn off week.
Basically we're going to a local shopping mall dressed as
depressed shoppers laden with pacakges (complete with
make-up to accentuate our tiered, dazed stare) we'll mingle
around for a bit, then (at the appointed time) gather in a food
or courtyard and start walking in synchronized steps in
a slow shuffling circle. After a few minutes another player will
enter the mall dressed in bright colors. He'll shout "Hey guy
you don't have to shop anymore! There's a whole world out
there!" At which point we all shout with joy and start
scattering confetti and running out of the place screaming
like loons (I stay behind to sweep up the confetti and deal w/
[futurebird, Mar 18 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]
In the same vein as adbusters. [iuvare, Mar 18 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]
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||And where do you propose to do this (I'm only asking 'cuz I want to be there.) Also, I'm not sure how shopping relates to TV turn off week.
||I think it's meant as something to do when one is not watching TV.
||If you turn off your TV, you don't actually need physical goods any more. (For example, food and clothing are no longer necessary, since enlightened ones can go skyclad and live on light.) Therefore you no longer need to exchange money for goods and services, and can be liberated from the tyrrany of shopping.
||Er . . somthing like that. We're just trying to think of way
to raise awarness about how televison and the notion that
"you are what you buy" work on the mind.
||People who would be impressed by that already know it. People who don't already know it won't have any idea what you're talking about.
||Here's a coincidence: We have something similar planned. We'll be bussing mall-rat homilists in from the suburbs to do finger-puppet shows at downtown bookstores. They'll be trying to open the eyes of local undergraduates to the possibilities of life which lie beyond the act of shopping for expensive (and insufferably smug and witless) magazines.
||Okay, that was sort of funny, even I must admit.