This week’s exercise consisted of watching all the advertising that bombs our subconscious every day. It’s something that I try not to give too much antencion because I find it annoying and invasive. They are full of messages to try to make you feel better in exchange for something, or to induce a thought or feeling in order to get your money. I think it should be banned in public areas and that it is an attack on our freedom of thought. Advertising should only reach you if you ask for it not by the obligation of another… Maybe in the near future I will develop a 3D project related to the subject.
The first part of the exercise consisted of counting the amount of advertising or any other type of message, back home… Obviously that number exceeds the number of… 999999999999999999999?
Then I have to answer if any of those make me envious.
I have to say no, envy does not produce me. They produce anger in some case, or just indifference and sometimes there is some poster of some event that can call my attention.
- Start your next journing with us foster witg bristol (post)
- Doctor Sleep (Bus)
- Bristol festival of ideas (Door)
These are the 3 examples I’ve taken, I honestly don’t consider myself the target of any of them. It could be that the last one, because it has caught my attention. I could even be the target of the first one even if I don’t know it… They are offering me a new and better job, the apparent possibility of improving my life.
Luckily I don’t watch TV, so I get rid of the advertising bombardments over there. And with regard to web messages I usually have them blocked too. I still have hope in privacy. Although seeing how things are we are entering a world where companies know us better than our friends and the power it gives them over people I do not like anything …
The Bubble Project
The project was conceived by Ji Lee, an artist and art director who originally printed 15,000 stickers that look like speech bubbles used in comic strips. He posts these blank speech bubbles on top of advertisements throughout New York City allowing anyone who sees them to write in their comments and thoughts. By filling in the bubbles people engage in the project and transform “the corporate monologue into an open dialogue”. After time passes, the comments are photographed and posted on the project’s website.
On June 1, 2006, a book written by Lee himself was released. It explains the whole idea behind the project and shows the best pictures taken in the first 4 years, showing the results of the project.