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06 JUNE 2019

Astroturfing: corporate interests disguised as spontaneous popular movements

"The term 'astroturfing' is a play on the term 'grassroots movement,' since the grass is fake. Astroturfing has been attempted by online businesses who present a product as being highly desired and sought out by a certain customer base via company-sponsored message board posts, blogs or articles when there is no evidence to support such an assertion."

(BigCommerce)

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advocacy groups • astroturf kingpin • astroturfing • astroturfing (phenomenon) • authentic response • authenticitybaseless claimsbelieving lies to be true • block legislation • campaign advertisingcognitive dissonanceconservative ideologyconservative think tankcontradictory narratives • controversial practice • corporate behaviour • corporate bullying • corporate lobbyingcorporations • corrupt practices • credibility • deceitful practices • deceitfulnessdeceptiondeliberate intention to misleaddiscrediting expertsdishonestydrunk drivingemotive manipulation • Employment Policy Institute • fake • fake grass-roots • fake grassroots movements • fake news • fake personas • fake reviews • fallacious argumentsfalse claims • falsified testimony • food safetygrass rootsgrassroots movement • hidden funding • illusion and reality • illusion of a populist idea. • inference • John Oliver • Last Week Tonight • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver HBO • lobbying • lobbyist • marketing practicesmemesmetaphorical representation • minimum wage • misleading message • misleading practices • mistruths • non-profit front groups • outreach • oversimplification • paid sick leave • perception management • pretending to be unbiased • public advocacy groups • public interest • public outreach • public-interest groups • Richard Berman • Rick Berman • secondhand cigarette smoke • sockpuppets • spontaneous popular movements • testimonies • the illusion of authenticity • undercover marketingunethical behaviourwhat is really happening

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
10 FEBRUARY 2012

Culture Jamming: University of Bums on Seats

"Welcome to the University of Bums on Seats, where we believe that nobody should be exempt from a university education. As Vice Chancellor here for the past 13 months, I have attempted to revolutionise our educational paradigm to ensure a rich diversity of abilities are represented in our student body.

It is never too late to start your education. Even at this late point in the academic year, we have many vacancies for degree–courses. We pride ourselves on our 'character–over–qualifications' admissions policy which ensures that no–one will be rejected on any grounds except non–payment of fees.

Unlike many conventional universities, our modern, economical approach to teaching is delivered by the latest computerised teaching–aids, graduate assistants, and other budget–conscious methods.

We particularly welcome applications from overseas students, and we are proud to be one of the very few universities which does not require proficiency in English as a pre–requisite to enrol.

If you have ever considered investing in your future by gaining the qualifications you may have missed earlier in life, then now is the time to apply. No questions asked.

We look forward to receiving your tuition fees."

(Prof Alan Dubious)

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admissions • admissions policy • budget-conscious • buy a degreeconventional universitiescritical commentarycritiqueculture jamming • cynical • cynical revenue-gathering exercise • economical approach to teaching • English proficiency • exploitationfakefake university • fees • graduate assistants • humour • investing in your future • no questions asked • online learningparody • qualification • teaching-aids • tuition feesuniversity education • University of Bums on Seats

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
10 DECEMBER 2011

Gangpol und Mit: sonic & visual in love

"As a music and graphic duet, Gangpol und Mit works on a peculiar world of digital pop inhabited by colourful and geometrical characters – a bestiary that evolves in lysergic musicals and takes part in apocalyptic cartoons. In this project, music jumps from synth assaults and woody flute leads to mondo beats and cinematic harpsichord keys, with futuristic social songs wrapped in fake MIDI string quartet attempts. Meanwhile, on the visual side, salarymen dive into greasy food, call–center employees start a batucada, and computer motherboards are slaughtered on a wild island while some terrorist confettis explode everywhere."

(Gangpol und Mit, 29 Octobre 2011)

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Alpha-ville festivalanimationapocalyptic • batucada • bestiary • call-centre • cartooncharacter designcolourful characters • confetti • digital culturedigital popfakefuturistic • Gangpol und Mit • geometric • greasy food • lysergic • media artMIDI • mondo beats • motherboard • motion graphicsmusicsalarymansynthvisualisation

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
10 JULY 2009

Portrait Dolls: Ping Art Original Dolls

Another example of life–like dolls being made to measure. In this case the dolls are designed to be 'portrait' representations of existing people. The dolls are created by Singaporean doll maker Ping Lau.

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anatomical • anatomyappearanceauthenticitybodydollfakefamilyidentitylifelikememento moriparenthoodportraitreal-life dollrealismrealistic

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
03 FEBRUARY 2009

Oprah Winfrey's infamous body transplant

"Lately, websites such as Jezebel have become vigilant on reporting the cover misdeeds of magazines such as Redbook, Glamour and Vogue. It was Jezebel who published a 'before' and 'after' shot of Faith Hill from the July 2007 cover of Redbook that showed how a prominent clavicle or a freckled forearm are forbidden and quickly airbrushed to perfection.
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Anyway, over the weekend, I was browsing the Museum of Hoaxes photo gallery and came across the worst case of photoshopping ever. The Aug. 26, 1989, cover of TV Guide, left, didn't just elongate Oprah's neck or add a waist and sexy biceps. Hell, no! They took a picture of the TV titan's head and transposed it onto the body of Ann–Margaret. (The shot of the iconic redhead had been taken in 1979.) Of course, it was clear that Oprah would not have posed on a pile of money. But it wasn't until the designer of the purple dress spoke up that TV Guide admitted to playing Freaky Friday with the photos."

(Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2008)

Glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of Ann-Margret Olsson from the 1978 television special "Rockette: A Holiday Tribute to Radio City Music Hall".

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1989airbrushed • Ann-Margret Olsson • bodycelebrityfakefashion • freaky friday • glamour magazine • Jezebel (magazine) • museum of hoaxes • Oprah Winfreyphotoshopped • Redbook (magazine) • The Rockettes (dance company) • Vogue Magazine

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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