Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? Memes, Design and Politics

Metahaven is an Amsterdam-based design collective specialising in politics and aesthetics. Founded by Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk, Metahaven’s work reflects political and social issues through research-driven design, and design-driven research. In 2010, Metahaven published Uncorporate Identity, a design anthology for our dystopian age, with Lars Müller Publishers. Vinca Kruk teaches editorial design at ArtEZ Academy of Art and Design, Arnhem. Daniel van der Velden teaches design at Yale University, New Haven, and at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.
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    Shawn Goffshared an impression3 years ago
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    Good for academic purposes

    thebookishomeshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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    Politic made by a spoon of joke and some crap things

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    lin malvohas quoted16 days ago
    Jokes are an active, living and mobile form of disobedience.
    Jan Nohas quoted4 months ago
    The economist Thomas Schelling, in a 1958 experiment, famously found that when two people are to meet in New York City, but have not agreed on a place and time to do so (and have no way to coordinate their movements), they are likely to expect the other to show up at the clock in the middle of the Main Concourse of Grand Central Station at 12 noon.
    iamsleepytodayhas quoted10 months ago
    Instead of being heard and listened to, people are continuously being told they have no idea of the magnitude of the threat that is underway—which is a manner of silencing them and enforcing a frame of reference.

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