Saturday, January 07, 2006

On Advertising and the Media

According to Martin Avis, publisher of the e-zine KickStart Daily,
"By the time the average Western person has reached the age of twenty, they will have been exposed to over one million television commercials."
Jeez, I wonder how it is we in the West have this problem with materialism?
"Whoever controls the media - the images - controls the culture."
-- Allen Ginsberg
Do we have a new ally that might allow us to change this dynamic? Or rather, to help turn it in "our" favor. Via the web. Can we take back control of the media, and the message? That is, can we influence the "culture"?