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Almer

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oliver commented on lisagye's blogpost Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2015
3 days, 20 hours ago

"Thank you Lisa for writing this. It was a great experience and I feel proud of our all work and the ..."

oliver
1 week ago

In Your Wildest Schemes
The free market won’t stop climate change, but its failure is inspiring the people who will

https://medium.com/the-nib/in-your-wildest-schemes-the-market-vs-climate-change-1b76763bd3d4

oliver
3 weeks, 1 day ago

#‎jesuischarlie‬

Here a response from Banksy. A crazy, sad tragedy for free speech that is happening in France at the moment.

oliver
3 weeks, 1 day ago
But read also this- its a important analysis and one that is very critical on Charlie Hebdo's satire.

http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2015/01/in-the-wake-of-charlie-hebdo-free-speech-does-not-mean-freedom-from-criticism/
lokidesign
3 weeks, 1 day ago
From my point of view, people of colour are finding their voice silenced everywhere, whereas a colonial white majority are basically saying "I AM (in support of the expression of) RACISM" without a second thought to think critically about why some lives seem to matter so much more than others, and how much that might hurt their "friends".
tliacas
2 weeks, 5 days ago
No matter what lens we try to see these events through, they defy ideological analysis one way or another. It is understandable that sudden terror and violence beg explanations. Personally, no single line of argument works 100% for me here.
oliver wrote on BernadetteMM 's board
1 month ago

Dear Bernadette- merry christmass! Hope you are well and having nice times in the festive period.

Iam writing as we would need to get the videos for the maayali web site as we have disccused. We are tight with deadlines are want to get this out in the next 2-3 weeks. Please upload them somewhere and send me the links.

How is everything on your side- what's the situation with the longer version of the video?

Best, Oliver

BernadetteMM
1 month ago
Hi Oliver,

I will have the files uploaded to dropbox by tomorrow morning and send you and Ashlea the links.

+ I also have to ask/clarify several things with you in regards to the longer version of the film as it seems the memefest grapevine is a little more disorganised than it could be - which is a little frustrating when we all have a short amount of time & a lot to co-ordinate and finalise. But I will get into specifics tomorrow when I send the links and then we can start the new year all on the same page!

All the best, Bernadette
oliver
1 month ago
Hi Bernadette- thanks. Looking forward to receive the dropbox link! As for any questions re the longer version- yes we can talk any time, just let me know. Happy new year and all my best to you too! Oliver
oliver likes tliacas 's blogpost
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Is our planet screwed? Well, maybe not…

oliver
1 month, 3 weeks ago

It's worth noting that many Facebook features are optional, until such a time as they are not. Passive listening will soon be a feature for Facebook app during status updates

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/05/passive-listen-will-soon-be-enabled-for-facebook-app-during-status-updates/

oliver commented on Alana_Hunt's blogpost Memefest's Radical Intimacies, sneaks into a small town in rural NSW
1 month, 3 weeks ago

"Hey Alana, It is lovely to see this works spreading and getting peoples attention in other places. I..."

oliver
1 month, 3 weeks ago

Here Kevin Lo's recap of the Memefest symposium/workshop event few weeks ago here in Melbourne. Necessarily a partial picture, but very nice post.

http://2356.lokidesign.net/2014/12/memefest-2014-radical-intimacies-recap/

oliver
2 months ago

Just received a msg from Ricardo Dominguez, who co -curated this years Memefest Beyond... category. Ricardo is a founding member of The Electronic Disturbance Theatre which just launched a project in response to the violence of Mexicos government in relation to the dissapearence of 43 students few weeks ago. Please read this, check the project/web sites and participate:


Please join us in a collective act of electronic civil disobedience in solidarity with the 11 students recently arrested in Mexico for protesting against the state’s involvement in the disappearance 43 students from the college of Ayotzinapa. When you join the action, your web browser will send mass page requests to the website of Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto and the website of Televisa (for example: "http://www.presidencia.gob.mx/Luis Carlos Pichardo Moreno.derechoshumanos"), filling their error logs with the names of the 11 detainees.


http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ZapatistasMayo24/

http://www.thing.net/~rdom/TodosSomosAyotzinapa/

oliver
2 months ago

Here Tom Liaces about the Memefest symposium and workshop in Melbourne, including slides of his presentation:

http://socialforsurvival.com/2014/11/26/reshaping-the-world-in-melbourne/

oliver
2 months, 1 week ago

Here the great Rebelart does a cool post about this years Memefest Friendly Competition Results:

http://rebelart.net/memefest-2014-die-gewinner/0016730/

oliver
3 months, 1 week ago

I am passing this video made by the Brisbane Aboriginal Embassy. November 8-16 G20 meeting is held in Brisbane. BASE is inviting everyone to join the activities based in Musgrave park and to contribute to and participate in the dialogue on how to decolonize. This is also a great opportunity for anyone that has participated in last years Memefest activities in Brisbane, collaborating with the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy. Right after this events, you are invited to come down to Melbourne to participate in this years Memefest event (18-25 November)- you are warmly invited!

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oliver wrote new blogpost
3 months, 1 week ago

Friendly Competition Results will be Announced November 5th!
Dear community, dear comrades and friends. We have initially announced that results of this years Me...

oliver
3 months, 2 weeks ago

Just in case you have been wondering what the payment ratio of managers and employees are: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29587707

oliver
3 months, 2 weeks ago

Here the latest interview with whistleblower Edward Snowden:

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oliver
4 months ago


Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us

An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/29/neoliberalism-economic-system-ethics-personality-psychopathicsthic

oliver
4 months ago

...and OCCUPY is back on the streets. Occupy Central in Hong Kong:

http://time.com/3439242/hong-kong-democracy-china-ocuppy-central/

students initiated protests claim the right to the city. I am very interested to see if there is any change/evolution in the type of organsation and communication in this.

oliver wrote new blogpost
4 months ago

RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES: Friendly Competition Deadline Closed!
We are very excited to have received inspiring works from around the world to this years Friendly co...

Almer
About me

UsernameAlmer

Name Alessandro Mercuri

CountryFrance

Websitehttp://www.parislike.com/

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Editor-in- chief of ParisLike, webmagazine about art, creativity and culture.
Author of two literary essays: Kafka-Cola, sans pitié ni sucre ajouté (2008) and Peeping Tom (2011) published by the Éditions Léo Scheer.

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CalArts

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