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Beware of Advertising This Holiday Season

Its that time of year again, the most wonderful time of the year to be exact. Who doesn’t love the holiday season? Houses are decorated with lights, bellies are full of cookies and eggnog, and the streets are covered in snow. As consumers, we flock to plazas, malls, and department stores to buy gifts for […]

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Fun with Cellophane

Make Sculpture out of those wonderful advert kiosks that Clear Channel has so thoughtfully placed on the sidewalks. They are popping up everywhere and we might as well do something with them. Uppity Bike Commuters would like to share this idea with anyone with access to a roll of Cellophane wrap. Since there is no […]

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Yep, these cereal boxes light up

via hackaday “Yep, these cereal boxes light up. They’re using a new branded-technology called eCoupling that provides electricity via induction, which means the shelves have a coil with AC power running through it. The “printed coils” on the boxes allow inventory control and data exchange presumably thanks to a low-power microcontroller. But in the video […]

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The LAMPlatoon: Commercial Remixing Puts Ads on Notice

The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) believes that educated consumers are the key to meaningful media reform. In addition to bringing media literacy training to youth, parents and educators throughout New York City, The LAMP recently launched LAMPlatoon, a video project exercising Fair Use rights to talk back to and engage with commercials and media […]

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