Tactical Media

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U of Minnesota Press, 2009 - Art - 195 pages
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Tactical media describes interventionist media art practices that engage and critique the dominant political and economic order. Rather than taking to the streets and staging spectacular protests, the practitioners of tactical media engage in an aesthetic politics of disruption, intervention, and education. From They Rule, an interactive map of the myriad connections between the world's corporate and political elite created by Josh On and Futurefarmers, to Black Shoals, a financial market visualization that is intended to be both aesthetically and politically disruptive, they embrace a broad r.

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User Review  - Miranda L Visser - Goodreads

This is one of those books that was so chock full of information in so few pages that I surely will have to read it at least three times before I absorb even a good portion of it. I found the second ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cayden - Goodreads

Raley offers an excellent overview of uses of tactical media -- creating sites of resistance using a blend of technologies and media. Her analysis is good for a starting point. I teach from this book occasionally. Read full review


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Rita Raley is associate professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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