The Academy of Interference (干擾學院) began in Taipei National University of the Arts, set by a crowd of graduate students.
They began by inviting different activists to their campus to hold informational and instructional meetings. They also did field research in several villages which were suffering harshly under land exploitation. After studying the issues involved, they decided to contribute to the activist profession, using contemporary arts to participate in cultural actions.
In one cutural action, Oyster Times, they printed 10 000 fake front pages for each of Taiwan's fourmajor newspapers, declaring as a hoax that the proposal for the controversial KuoKuang Petrochemicals factory had been rejected by the government. The stunt achieved its desired media attention. Eventually, under pressure from all sides, the government removed its support for the project which would have endangered the survival of the last remaining Chinese White Dolphins.