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4 years, 1 month ago

If the form-filling that plagues academia is pointless, why do academics comply with it?

"Yet it does not account for the moralising and punitive manner in which bureaucratic demands are formulated. They are derived from private sector managerialism, yet while they have been largely flushed out of business itself, they are applied to academia in a correctional spirit, as if it is not behaving in a sufficiently businesslike manner."


4 years, 1 month ago

The mapping of power structures masters Bureau d'Etudes have published a book with a large selection of their maps and reflections on them. Atlas of Agendas, looking very good:


4 years, 1 month ago

Tehran Becomes Giant Open-Air Art Gallery

The city's mayor had 1,500 billboards, which were once covered with advertisements, replaced with reproductions of works of art from some Western and Iranian artists...


4 years, 1 month ago
4 years, 1 month ago

Techniques of the Observer.

LAURA POITRAS and HITO STEYERL in Conversation about filmmaking, perception, disclosure, encryption, and the promise and peril of the image.

4 years, 1 month ago
Here the link to the full text : https://artforum.com/inprint/issue=201505&id=51563
4 years, 1 month ago

Here is an WIRED article titled:"The Age of Drone Vandalism Begins With an Epic NYC Tag"


Is there a future for Drones as Culture Jamming/disruption technology? Seems so.

4 years, 2 months ago

In the lonely Cockpit of our Lives- Franco Bifo Berardi on the Germanwings Tragedy, which is believed to have been intentionally crashed by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz


4 years, 2 months ago

ISIS to Exhibit Floating Pavilion of Art Destruction at Venice Biennale?


4 years, 2 months ago

Facebook tracks the web browsing of everyone who visits a page on its site even if the user does not have an account or has explicitly opted out of tracking.


oliver wrote new blogpost
4 years, 3 months ago

WHITE & BLACK FILM / Vladimír Turner
In 2012 Memefest Awarded Czech artist Vladimir Turner the special award for Imaginative Critical Int...

4 years, 3 months ago

I have watched Citizenfour http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4044364/
Few days ago. Its brilliant. I made me also install encription software to my phone. Can everyone please install "Signal" on their IPhones and "Textsecure" on your Android? It's free... https://whispersystems.org Seriously I am not really keen on getting non encripted sms and I'd prefer to talk via encripted chanells as well. For it to work both parties need to have this installed.

oliver commented on lisagye's blogpost Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2015
4 years, 4 months ago

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

4 years, 5 months ago

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


4 years, 5 months ago


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

4 years, 5 months ago
But read also this- its a important analysis and one that is very critical on Charlie Hebdo's satire.

4 years, 5 months 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".
4 years, 5 months 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
4 years, 6 months 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

4 years, 5 months 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
4 years, 5 months 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
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4 years, 6 months ago

Is our planet screwed? Well, maybe not…

4 years, 6 months 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


oliver commented on Alana_Hunt's blogpost Memefest's Radical Intimacies, sneaks into a small town in rural NSW
4 years, 6 months ago

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





Lukas Penney

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Lukas Penney is a Melbourne artist and communication designer involved in a range of art, activist and social good projects that seek to make the world a better place. Lukas has strong freelance experience in design for print and information design, but his main talent and passion is entrepreneurial activity to promote community engagement. In 2017, Lukas was program assistant for Swinburne’s International Sustainability Project in collaboration with Tra Vinh University, Vietnam that focused on cross-cultural communication and sustainability initiatives. In 2013, Lukas was co-curator and event manager for Croft Alley Productions, an open-air street art exhibition in a laneway in Melbourne. As Runner-up in the Newstar Design Awards, 2015, he received a Mentorship with Ken Cato. In 2015, he was a member of the organising committee for agIdeas and Melbourne International Design Week. Lukas completed his honours degree in communication design from Swinburne University of Technology.

I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

Passionate about making positive change with social responsible design, youth empowerment and collective mobilisation.


Communication designer

Music I like

Brian Eno
Analog Africa
Lee Gamble
Nicolas Jaar
Other People
Stroboscopic Artefacts

Books I like

David Graeber
Abdulla Öcalan
Carl Gustav Jung
Hermann Hesse

Films I like

Embrace of the Serpent
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Bernardo Bertolucci
Paolo Sorrentino
Wes Anderson
Michel Gondry

People I like

Noam Chomsky