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Welcome to the Pleasure Dome

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Memefest has commissioned Melbourne based writer extraordinaire Darren Tofts to share his

A personal history & an invitation

Pleasure is a coveted, quintessentially human emotion. More than simple enjoyment, it is a rhythm of feeling, thought and living. I mean, isn’t that why we are all here? Isn’t it why our atoms have come together from elsewhere, colliding at the speed of light, dynamic, as we sit sort of comfortably on drab plastic chairs? While in those same utilitarian armatures, the electric charge of our minds and the humours of our bodies will bristle with static like the ambient, background chatter of the universe.

Many years ago Herr Freud thought he had discovered pleasure (his best work was on delusion). During the Viennese Doktor’s century pleasure defined not only the utopian future to come, but also something that was inextricably human; a drive always becoming, yearned for and desired (lustprinzip just don’t cut it for non-German speakers). After Freud let the grinning Cheshire cat out ...

In Debt as communicators?

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David Graeber author of Debt- first 5000 years, one of the texts we use in this years Friendly competition outlines, is interviewed by Uprising Radio. Graeber speaks about the history of Debt, its current role and also about the Occupy ...

The Warm Up

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It's getting serious folks. Time's running and deadline is fast approaching.
If you are already working hard on your submission work or are just about to start, it might be worth to have a look at this document ...

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