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The Cacophony Society had a direct hand in the genesis of much that we know of as alternative culture. Written and edited by Cacophonists Carrie Galbraith, Kevin Evans, and John Law, the book Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society is the missing link of alternative culture, the prankster bridge between the cut-and-paste Kinkos anarchy of the 80s and the instantaneous flash mob, social media cultural assaults on tedium and conformity of the new millennium.

David Pescovitz of Boing Boing hosts this Q&A with artist, culture jammer, and cofounder of the Cacophony Society and the Burning Man festival John Law and his coauthor and fellow Cacophony Society cofounder, art educator Carrie Galbraith at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013.

+Read more about John Law in our MAKE interview.

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.