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Wendi Pickerel Research

Culture Jams and Meme Warfare: Kalle Lasn, Adbusters, and media activism Tactics in Global Activism for the 21st century

-By Wendi Pickerel, Helena Jorgensen, and Lance Bennett

Three members of a Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (CCCE) working group on communication and global activism traveled to Vancouver Canada on April 19, 2002 to interview Kalle Lasn, editor of Adbusters magazine, co-founder of the Media Foundation, and author of Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge -and why we must (New York: Quill, 2000). The interview team included: Wendi Pickerel, a University of Washington undergraduate who received a Mary Gates Fellowship to recognize and support her work at CCCE; Helena Jorgensen, a visiting Danish graduate student in the Department of Communication, and Lance Bennett, director of CCCE.