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Battle Road Trail
Experimental Rose Museum Cell Phone Tour
Foreign Language Tour Event at the Rose
Learning through the Rose Art Museum
Anthropology Must Reads?
Guggenheim project trip to NYC
GBAC: Anthropology & Social Media
Photographs of the Disappeared
"I Sent my Message" exhibition
Should robots wear clothes?
(Slave Trade Memorial)
Classes during "Quarantine"
Rose Art Museum Collections
Nantucket African-American History Project
Chinese Cultural Studies
Obbini Tumbao Residency
Red Thread: Kumi Korf
William Gibson & Cultural Critique
Estate Sales as Cultural Practice
Art Law Forum
Waterfall Projection: My Hands Were Busy
Exhibition: History of the Rose Art Museum
Slavery and Universities
Practicing Place at Brandeis
Arresting Moments: Wonder and the Pedagogy of the Imagination
Saturn Dreaming of Mercury
Wearing our Culture project
(Waltham Family School)
Rose Museum Symposium
Rose Art Museum Crisis
Clothing and Children's Literature
New Media Space
Rose Museum Sit-in, 1/29/09
(Broadcast on YouTube)
Art and Human Rights
(Conversations on YouTube!!)
Art, Representation and Evolution
(Broadcast on YouTube)
Rose Museum Town Meeting
Graduate Student Conference March 2009
Sudanese Refugee Art Exhibition
Webisodes: Unpacking Ads
Jonglei State Cultural Production Center
Virtual Tel Aviv
South Sudan Women Project
Campaign 2008 Ads
"Making Culture" eSpaces
What is culture?
Japan: Gender Images
Prospect Hill Terrace
Rory Stewart's "The Places in Between"
Shubha Mudgal Residency
(Oct. 15-18, 2008)
"Beyond Witnessing" Series
Malek Village Reconstruction Project
Manitonquat visit (
April 9, 2008)
Mariyo Yagi Lecture
(March 26, 2008)
(Feb 14. 2008)
Pedagogy of the Imagination
Transitional Phenomena Working Group
Global Theory Group
Trauma: Theory and Experience course
Brandeis Website Discussion
Visualizing Science symposium
Mirrors of Science
Sexualities in Asia
Gender, Justice and Storytelling Workshop
Waltham Community Archives
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Japan Studies colloquium series
Intercultural Residency Series
MusicUnitesUs Lesson Plan Forum
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Culture, Digital Technology and the Internet
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Education and Cultural Production
Official Cultural Production website
Campaign 2008 Ads
Presidential Campaign 2008: Television Ads
THE "ART" OF THE CAMPAIGN AD: VISUALIZING RACE, GENDER AND DIFFERENCE IN THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
An interdisciplinary roundtable
Rose Art Museum. Lee Gallery
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Join Brandeis faculty for an interdisciplinary conversation about the "political aesthetics" of the 2008 Presidential campaign. What surface and implicit messages about race and difference are broadcast in campaign television advertisements, Saturday Night Live appearances, robocalls, and associated images? To what extent is the campaign being waged on the terrain of the unconscious? We will screen representative clips and engage in a free-wheeling conversation about the relationship between art and politics in our present moment.
Jill Greenlee (Politics)
Ibrahim Sundiata (African and Afro-American Studies)
Mark Auslander (Anthropology)
Co-sponsored by the Rose Art Museum and the M.A. Program in Cultural Production
Let's use this space to reflect thoughtfully on the semiotic and cultural dimensions of television ads created for the 2008 Presidential race. We ask contributors to refrain from excessive partisan political commentary and to concentrate on "unpacking" the manifest and latent contents of the ads, as well as the meta-discourses generated by and around the ads and their associated media cycles. We will also discuss non-mainstream, internet based video works, including parodies of mainstream campaign ads.
Please post links to interesting ads as you come across them, in reverse chronological order (most recent ads first).
For clarity's sake, let us post in two different sections: (A) mainstream, normative ads produced by the actual campaigns or party committees, and (B) the insurgent or parodic works produced outside of the official campaigns themselves. (Admittedly, the line between these is sometimes difficult to determine!)
Note: There are many on line compilations of campaign ads from this year and previous campaigns, including:
Let's post commentary in the Discussion area, by clicking on the "discussion" tab above.
Links to (Mainstream) 2008 Campaign Ads
*See Obama campaign ads at:
*See McCain campaign ads at:
McCain "Storm" ad (RNC)
McCain/Britney Spears ad
McCain "Acorn" ad (10/18/08) "ACORN forced banks to issue risky loans"
McCain "Sweat Equity" (Joe the Plumber) 10.22.08
McCain. Web Ad: Ayers 10.09;08
McCain: Chicago Machine ad 9.26/08
McCain: Disrespectful (defending Palin)
Barack Obama, "Country I Love" (June 22)
John McCain (Supporters, denounced by the McCain campaign) North Carolina GOP anti-Obama ad. April 2008.
Hillary Clinton. "Bitter" ad, Pennsylvania. April 13 (?) 2008
Barack Obama. Response to the Clinton "3 am." ad. February 2008.
Hillary Clinton, "3 am" ad. February 2008.
Barack Obama. Superbowl ad. early Febuary(?) 2008.
Obama, Iowa Ad. January 2008?
Links to Parodic Campaign Ads and "insurgent" video works
Obama, Yes We Can Music Video (Jan 08?)
SNL Halloween Party 2007 (Obama's appearance)
For examples of some of the more vitriolic anti-Obama internet-based ads, see:
Note: This website is discussed in a front page New York Times story:
"Why I'm voting Republican" (June 2008?)
Sean Hannity's (Fox)
Barack Hussein Obama and Friends - A History of Radicalism
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