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Archived Since:April 3, 2008

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Field Guide: Part 3 Black Hole of the Internet

From Adbusters #118: Facebook has 1.32 billion users, 864 million of which visit the site everyday for an average of 21 minutes. The lion’s share of the world’s connected (not currently located behing the Great Firewall of China) fit...Show More Summary

Field Guide: Part 2 Spot the NARC

From Adbusters #118: If while reading a news item, you’ve ever been brave enough to venture below the fold into the vast uncharted darkness of an online comment section, you may have noticed how vile, offensive and discouraging the experience...Show More Summary

Field Guide: Part 1 Plan X

From Adbusters #118: In 2012, DARPA — the mad scientist wing of the pentagon, revealed a new and highly classified research and development project called PLAN X. An effort to bolster the US military’s recently established established...Show More Summary

Resisting the Demon

by A History of AI in Nine Parts From Adbusters #118: 1. Bruno If you really want to talk about the origins of AI, you need to leave Silicon Valley and fly back in time to the Campo de’ Fiori in Rome on February 17th, 1600. There you’d find a heretical friar being burned at the stake. Show More Summary


by From Adbusters #118: Tim Hetherington “Outside, there are people walking around by the windows like it’s no big deal. People, who have no idea where Fallujah is, where three of your platoon members died, people who have lived their...Show More Summary


The formula has been the same since the beginning of the Internet: a Larry Page, Tom Anderson or Mark Zuckerberg gets inspired and launches a website that takes the world by storm. After that, all their passion, energy and vision is channeled into monetizing the platform. Show More Summary

A new religion

by From Adbusters #118: We need a new religion which is credible and meaningful to 21st century man. Since all gods have been created by man, man is free to create further gods who are far more credible to him now and into the future than the dysfunctional transcendent characters which Abrahamism, New Age etc. Show More Summary

Adbusters #118

From Adbusters #118: Hey Wild Ones, Part One of the Manifesto for World Revolution is hitting newsstands worldwide today! A Field Guide to Virtual Warfare will serve as your tactical manual for breaking free from the clutches of a capitalist...Show More Summary

A Scary Goddam Place

by From Adbusters #118: Hidi Slimane I am necessarily fragmented these days. The USA is a scary goddamn place. On the one hand, I am living the dream —?westcoast, abundant, in-season produce, a real garden, an ideally-sized apartment, time to spend with my baby, time to read and make, concerts, mountains, ocean, etc. Show More Summary

Your Daily Bread

From Adbusters #114: Blueprint for a New World, Part 3: Corpo One of the things that makes people feel completely helpless in our world is the idea that they can’t escape the established order of things. Even the most fundamental parts of your life and your identity are prepackaged and sold back to you in glossy sterile plastic. Show More Summary

Our AI Futures

From Adbusters #118: Amiko Li P { text-align: center } “Unexpected item in the bagging area,” says a prerecorded voice from inside the machine. The woman in front of me at the self-service check-out is confused. She wipes her brow and repositions her groceries. Show More Summary

Where is it heading?

Why didn’t the center hold? Why did everything suddenly fall apart? Was it because we did not know how to measure progress? Because we put our faith in Gross World Product and the Dow always soaring back? Because economists refused to...Show More Summary

A Sense of Spiritual Purpose

Detail of painting by Bouguereau William-Adolphe Much was lost in the transition to modernity: craftsmanship, a deep appreciation of beauty, community, silence and, above all, a sense of spiritual prupose. — Morris Berman #118 human spirit modernity Read more on

Your Brand Neurosis

From Adbusters #114: Blueprint for a New World, Part 3: Corpo Say the word “brand” and many think of the logotype of some multinational corporation, advertising or the conspicuous marketing of consumer goods — something of relative importance...Show More Summary

The Divine Spark

John Stanmeyer The proposed solutions to our environmental problems are no longer a matter of saving a few watts, using less plastic or stopping an oil pipeline; they are tantamount to a call for freezing the infrastructure. It is our...Show More Summary

The Hamlet Presidency

Barack Obama has so many highfalutin questions swirling in his head that he just can’t seem to make up his mind. When we elected him we were hoping he would know how to wield power and lead us toward a sane sustainable future. But as...Show More Summary

The Structure of Human Thought

What’s most insidious is the human-centric ideology of science. On the one hand, it insists that human consciousness is nothing special, and should be naturalized just like everything else. On the other hand, it also wants to preserve...Show More Summary

Play Jazz

We build GEO-1, an app that allows people to vote on the big issues of our time. We implement it city by city, country by country. The reliability of its voting system is proved again and again. Then we launch GEO-2, an app that can hold quick 24-hour global plebiscites. Show More Summary

Big Bang MindBend

Hey Adbusters, So you say you want a revolution … well … which one? Eviscerate neo-liberal corporate capitalism with its “personhood” succubus birthing unlimited political power? Or Cliven Bundy/2016? Topple dictators, tyrants, presidents-for-life,...Show More Summary

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