Nam June Paik – Mass Media as The New Medium, Signal ‘Interference’ and Culture ‘Jamming’ as The New Artistic Gesture

Posted: March 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

JAM verb \ˈjam\

intransitive verb

1a: to become blocked, wedged, or stuck fast; b: to become unworkable when a movable part becomes blocked or stuck the gun jammed

2: to force one’s way into a restricted space

3: to improvise on a musical instrument with a group : to take part in a jam session musicians jamming together

transitive verb

1a: to press into a close or tight position; b(1): to cause to become wedged or stuck so as to be unworkable (2): to make (machinery) unworkable by becoming wedged or stuck c: to block passage of, d: to fill to excess

2: to push forcibly : to apply (brakes) suddenly and forcibly

3: to cause (a part of the body) to be painfully crushed or squeezed jammed his finger in the door

4a: to make unintelligible by sending out interfering signals or messages jam a radio broadcast; b: to make (a radar apparatus) ineffective by sending out interfering signals or by causing reflection of radar waves

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