8 hours, 44 minutes ago
Addiction as the driving model of Facebook: http://nyti.ms/1N6K0rO
See here our festival outlines:
Capitalisms business models are based on addiction. New clothes, new technology, permanently new and innovative strategies in institutions, new cars, new mobile phones new this and that, are what we can see everyday. And our addictions rising- just think of our addiction from screens and social media and the internet- the perfect complementary drug to the pharmaceuticals- the legal drug of choice- creating an atmosphere, but never demanding, or even destroying – focus or attention. While “expanding horizons”, “exploring consciousness” and "hedonism" used to be a quality of drugs, pharmaceuticals are correctives, ironing out inappropriate behaviour. No wonder the drugged masses like to do the “right thing”. Little pleasure the pharmaceuticals give us, we must add as well.
Check the whole outlines here:
1 week, 1 day ago
Here a good piece on the Managerial University. I see this happening every day. Its really worth your time! Whats the alternative?
3 weeks ago
The Boston Globe recently published a fake cover imagining a time when Donald Trump would be president. The first major daily doing it as the Yes Men did it with their fake New York times - although this was an art project. Art imitates life imitates art imitating life....Here more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/10/trump-president-boston-globe-predicts-news-fake-front-page
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Here a good list of alternative knowledge sharing platforms:
1 month ago
Remember Memefest 2013: DEBT-
Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy
1 month, 1 week ago
Part of this years Memefest PLEASURE outlines is devoted to the Pleasure of Hospitality (and being human). Here a wonderful short film about conversations between refugees and tourists on the Greek Island Lesbos:
1 month, 1 week ago
Memefest 2016 Festival theme: PLEASURE
The pleasure of drugs:
At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
More here: http://jezebel.com/nixons-policy-advisor-admits-he-invented-war-on-drugs-t-1766359595
Memefest outlines here: http://memefest.org/en/competition/intro/
1 month, 1 week ago
Here's a good one about the new Facebook "Reactions" recently introduced to supplement the Like button.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
Will be doing a virtual Iranian cooking lesson tonight.
THE IRANIAN VIRTUAL COOKING LESSON
Where: TEHRAN, IRAN & AROUND THE WORLD (via video call)
When: Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00pm-10:30pm Tehran time (GMT +3:30)
Join Conflict Kitchen and participants from around the world for a virtual cooking lesson and Iranian meal with Executive Chef Bahar Sarhangi, live from Tehran. You can tune in from your home kitchen to our live feed below. We will be making Khoresht-e Bademjan. You will be able to follow it live from the link bellow. If you want to cook as well see here what ingredients you need.
2 months, 1 week ago
Here my new text in Design and Culture:
Social Innovation and Design Education: Towards a Socially Responsive Communication Design Pedagogy
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Expanded social documentary: strategies, techniques, and experimental forms.
Photo, video, research and storytelling master class led by Memefest curator Scott Townsend not to b...
3 months, 1 week ago
The political economy of David Bowie:
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Here is a great session on institutional critique. It is focused on art, but this stuff can be very well used for non art institutions as well. Its really important stuff for a imaginative process of redirecting communication/design and art.[ You need to allow cookies on our site, to be able to see this video / embeded content. ]
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Sean Penn, interviews El Chapo Guzman, shortly before he gets captured again:
4 months, 3 weeks ago
You Can Actually Hear the Climate Changing
Bernie Krause’s vast library of field recordings reveals a sad truth: wild sounds are quickly vanishing
5 months ago
Brandalism: 600 ad takeovers in Paris before the COP21 Climate Conference
6 months, 1 week ago
"A few years ago, I was being shown around a large, very technologically advanced university in Asia by its proud president. As befitted so eminent a personage, he was flanked by two burly young minders in black suits and shades, who for all I knew were carrying Kalashnikovs under their jackets. Having waxed lyrical about his gleaming new business school and state-of-the-art institute for management studies, the president paused to permit me a few words of fulsome praise. I remarked instead that there seemed to be no critical studies of any kind on his campus. He looked at me bemusedly, as though I had asked him how many Ph.D.’s in pole dancing they awarded each year, and replied rather stiffly "Your comment will be noted." He then took a small piece of cutting-edge technology out of his pocket, flicked it open and spoke a few curt words of Korean into it, probably "Kill him.""
6 months, 2 weeks ago
Phone Phreak Confidential The Backstory of the History of Phone Phreaking[ You need to allow cookies on our site, to be able to see this video / embeded content. ]
7 months ago
Even a silent phone disconnects us.
7 months, 1 week ago
Volkswagen’s Diesel Fraud Makes Critic of Secret Code a Prophet