Are your students living in a media-oversaturated environment? Wow, so are mine! However, they are also very receptive to an examination and critique of different forms of advertising, and an investigation of how it attempts to manipulate the viewer. Our "anticommercial" project attempts to turn the consumer message on itself. One inspiration for this project are the print ads from adbusters a magazine and website that critiques media culture. Their "spoof ad" gallery is here.

OK... I have to come clean. The real reason I posted this today is because there's a great new "anticommercial" by the Organic Trade Association that deals with two of my favorite subjects: food and Star Wars. Apologies, I'm still caught up in the "Episode III" excitement....


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