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Life Imitating Art, and Art Influencing Life: The Use of Graffiti for Information Activities and Influence Operations

Neil Verrall and Richard Clay
RUSI Journal, 28 April 2016
Graffiti, one of the oldest forms of written communication, can be useful in modern influence operations where the military needs to convey an authentic and authoritative message

Graffiti has had a chequered past in the art world and in society in general, and its use in warfare has also been underplayed. In this thought-provoking article, Neil Verrall and Richard Clay illuminate the historical role and impact of graffiti in society, art and war; they argue for a fresh look at its contemporary use within influence operations and behaviour change in a time of ‘warfare in the information age’.

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