Exposing the Ridiculous – Exploring the truth – Mobilising for Action
- A Web 2.0 Suicide Machine
- Syrian puppets making fun of Bashar al-Assad
- The Arab Revolutions
- Balloons mapping deforestation in Chile
- Lewd Grass Mud Horses in China
- The Occupy Movement
- The Stop Online Piracy Act
How many things on this list can you identify? If they seem disconnected, why are they all there? 10 Tactics Remixed is about joining the dots.
In recent years activists have been collecting information to monitor and report on the state, corporations and powerful social institutions. They’ve experimented with tactics like visualising evidence, culture jamming and remixing to expose the absurdities of official speech, and radical forms of organising and mobilising that the digital environment makes possible. This website aims to document these recent trends and developments in information-activism through stories of advocacy and campaigns from around the world.
10 Tactics Remixed is also a new iteration of 10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action, a project and a film that Tactical Tech launched in 2009 to document how information and information technologies were being used in activist campaigns around the world. Now ‘Remixed’ reflects on some of the key campaigns, debates, and politics which have emerged in the field of information-activism in the last two years.
10 Tactics Remixed is organised in terms of tactics being used by information activists; each tactic is circumscribed by a sampling of recent ‘snapshot stories’ from around the world. We’ve also included longer articles that draw out some bigger political questions emerging from each tactic and the use of information technologies. Each of the snapshot stories and longer pieces come with a list of further reading, videos, links and images to help you delve in further and learn more.