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Memefest DEBT- Free The Network

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Debt has many effects. One of them is this project. Rethinking, remaking, re imagining our internet. Communication is essential. Have a look at this fantastic initiative. How else can we respond to DEBT?

Have a look at our Festival outlines here: http://tinyurl.com/7b6rjf5

The First Official Cyberwar has begun

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It was in 2004, when we created a whole Memefest Festival around the Cyberwar theme. Besides the "Design is not enough" manifesto, the main text that served as a festival provocation for people around the world to create media and texts, was "Cyberwar is coming." It was a highly important but also popular theme with our community

Few days ago, this video was published by the Anonymous group, declaring the first official cyberwar, inviting people to participate in an Facebook attack. Listen to the video, we are living in very interesting times.

Below I have posted a link to the Cyberwar text. It is a classic text that has predicted the network organisation mode as the most powerful form of social action in the future. Today, after Al Kaida- as a negative and after Occupy Wall street- as a very positive example, we know that this is true. And not to forget, the main organisational form of Memefest through all the years was a network too.

One more text for you- a manifesto, that serves a bit as a antithesis to the importance of the body, the physical dimension of the current worldwide Occupations.

Franco Berardi & Geert Lovink: A call to the Army of Love and to the Army of Software

http://tiny.cc/l5ccx


John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt
International Policy Department
RAND (1993) CYBERWAR IS COMING!

http://www.memefest.org/shared/www/cyberwar_is_coming.html

Welcome to Pine Point!

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Credited to Paul Shoebridge, Michael Simons and the National Film Board of Canada this is one of the most beautiful and strong pieces of interactive story telling I have seen and one of my favourite works submitted to Memefest.

In the authors words: "Imagine your hometown never changed. That no one ever grew old or moved on. Part book, part film, part family photo album, Welcome to Pine Point unearths a place frozen in time and discovers what happens when an entire community is erased from the map."

Visit the site: www.pinepoint.nfb.ca

I think this communication approach has great future and is really very important. However this level of sophistication is rare.

Here is a Openblog post from Frederic Dubois, who tells us more about the interactive documentary scene:

http://www.memefest.org/en/profile/frederic/blogs/2011/07/the-story-comes-first/

As you will see- visit the original page with the submited work and read author's commentes here:

http://www.memefest.org/en/projects/2011/1/welcome-to-pine-point/

- there is an agreement on what is the most important aspect of this medium: The Story comes First!

Merry Christmas to all!









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