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Sttwn

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oliver wrote new blogpost
6 years, 6 months ago

Imaginary POSTERS : MAPPING Workshops
London College of Communication

Wed 10th June

– 16.00 in room D209

Lecture by Oliver Vodeb:...

oliver
6 years, 6 months 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."

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/features/bureaucracy-why-wont-scholars-break-their-paper-chains/2020256.fullarticle#.VV7akHDzqcU.facebook

oliver
6 years, 6 months 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:

http://bureaudetudes.org/2015/04/23/atlas-of-agendas-mapping-the-power-mapping-the-commons-2015/

oliver
6 years, 6 months 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...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/07/tehran-art-gallery_n_7233522.html

Dejch
6 years, 6 months ago
Great!
oliver
6 years, 7 months 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.

oliver
6 years, 7 months ago
Here the link to the full text : https://artforum.com/inprint/issue=201505&id=51563
oliver
6 years, 7 months ago

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

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/age-drone-vandalism-begins-epic-nyc-tag/

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

oliver
6 years, 8 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

http://versobooks.tumblr.com/post/115308993283/in-the-lonely-cockpit-of-our-lives-franco-bifo

oliver
6 years, 8 months ago

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

http://hyperallergic.com/195279/isis-to-exhibit-floating-pavilion-of-art-destruction-at-venice-biennale/

oliver
6 years, 8 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.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/mar/31/facebook-tracks-all-visitors-breaching-eu-law-report

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6 years, 8 months ago

WHITE & BLACK FILM / Vladimír Turner

oliver wrote new blogpost
6 years, 8 months ago

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

oliver
6 years, 8 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.

lisagye commented on lisagye's blogpost Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2015
6 years, 10 months ago

"And the actual video
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=516318298508451&pnref=story
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lisagye commented on lisagye's blogpost Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2015
6 years, 10 months ago

"Over 1,000,000 views of this video of the protest - amazing https://www.facebook.com/ourcountryourch..."

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6 years, 10 months ago

Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2015

oliver commented on lisagye's blogpost Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2015
6 years, 10 months ago

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

lisagye wrote new blogpost
6 years, 10 months ago

Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2015
As many of you know, Memefest has been working with Aboriginal activists in Australia for a couple o...

oliver
6 years, 10 months 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

Sttwn
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Scott Townsend


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http://www.imaginarycountry.org/


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Additional information on the work proposed;

Most of the work was developed in and for areas in conflict. There are several examples:

I. (earlier work: http://www.imaginarycountry.org/www_09/research.html
-and "Borderline Series")

An urban neighborhood in the United States with an influx of people from Central and South America in conflict with a traditional European/American population. The pieces were about bringing some kind of reflection and conciliation with both sides when it was exhibited, with other programming from community leaders from both sides.

II. "Your Imaginary Country: the Berlin Wall and the Southwest Border Initiative” 2008 and 2010. Another project tied together two parts of the globe that have a history with a "Wall"-

http://www.imaginarycountry.org/www_09/research.html

The Imaginary Country project was shown in Berlin and in the Southwest US- and linked through the web so that answers from both places could be shown together from the audiences. It developed stories and audience based questions about political and economic exclusion of people from each country at a particular time and place- comparing the German “Wall” with the US "wall:" the Strategic Border Initiative, which literally is an update on the Berlin Wall physically. Audience answers became part of the project- both sides were appalled that a) something like this was happening once again in a "democracy," (the Berlin audience) while the U.S. audience understood the comparison (though it was broken down in terms of what motivates the idea of a "wall") since so much of U.S. ideology is about the iconography of the end of "communism" in Europe.

III. The projects tend to elicit audience responses both in the work (answers from the audience become part of the work electronically) that fall into all of the love/conflict/imagination categories in your proposal call.

see documentation at:
http://www.imaginarycountry.org/www_09/research.html

-and the Visual Communication project (print based - Sage Publishers in the U.K)

In the projects that I develop, people talk about imagining what their new community could be like- they evidence conflict between themselves and the reality- (often about conflicts between not only the new community that they live in, but also conflicts with their family and expectations of being fully from both cultures) The conflicts of course are often induced from governments and economies in conflict- such as the current EU economic situation and smaller countries (see the project "Marriage of Convenience"
done with collaborators in Lithuania in 09-

http://www.imaginarycountry.org/www_09/research.html)

IV. Finally- my most recent work tries to raise issues about how we imagine relationships based on body metaphor- see www.imaginarycountry.org/ch_2011

and the interactive animation "pulse" in particular. This was done in a major corporate city in the United States- which is the second largest banking center in the U.S. (behind NYC).

Please feel free to get back in touch- the memefest project is something if possible I would greatly like to participate in.


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