A Lexicon in Flux

Posted by on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Media.


February 2010, Issue no. 666: Do-it Yourself Judaism

This new creative enterprise that has been variously referred to as start-ups, emergents, and the innovation ecosystem is now being called DIY, Do-It-Yourself, a term with roots in the subculture of punk music. Drawing on the lexicon of punk rock offers an important counterbalance to a conversation that tends toward technophilia and uncritical celebration of market-based models. Punk was political. It critiqued the blandness of mass-produced, homogenized culture. The language of DIY should remind us that today’s Jewish activists have picked up this critique. Read more…

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