2 weeks, 1 day ago
Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition
Hyperface project involves printing patterns on to clothing or textiles that computers interpret as a face, in fightback against intrusive technology
2 weeks, 3 days ago
It is great to see how Jafri connects with other protesters and voices with his unifying message STOP RACISM NOW.
Here again the website created at this years Memefest- check it out and do consider supporting Jafri's campaign with a donation. It will truly go a long way!!
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Go Pro: The Hyper-Professionalization of the Emerging Artist
1 month ago
A necessary read on how machines, software and AI are changing the culture of photography and image
Invisible Images (Your Pictures Are Looking at You)
By Trevor Paglen
So what is the future of photography and communication design? And how should we change what we teach students in both areas to remain both fields as a relevant body of knowledge- practiced by humans?
1 month, 2 weeks ago
This is super interesting and important to read. Trumps communication culture is based on "black FB posts"- and labor exploitation via design crowd sourcing platforms in Asia.
How the Trump Campaign Built an Identity Database and Used Facebook Ads to Win the Election:
Never mind the algorithms: the role of click farms and exploited digital labor in Trump’s election
2 months, 1 week ago
Read this, its important:
Surveillance Self-Defense Against the Trump Administration
2 months, 1 week ago
I would like to invite you all to the Memefest Symposium/ Workshops/ Interventions starting in ten days on the 21.11. at Swinburne University, here in Melbourne. We will again reconnect the Memefest network. We have invited fantastic people from around the world to work with. We will research and practice PLEASURE. Come, you are warmly invited.
Register for the free event here:
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3 months, 1 week ago
Why the world fears refugees
Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman's words about why people in the EU, and elsewhere, are scared of refugees.
3 months, 1 week ago
Memefest/Swinburne International Symposium/ Workshops Intervention 21-28 November, 2016 Swinburne University
We are highly excited to announce that from November 21st to November 28th , Memefest will again hol...
4 months ago
Occupy Wall Street:
Where Are They Now?
4 months, 1 week ago
Every advert in a London Underground station has been replaced with cat photos
a) it would look amazing
b) it’s exhausting being asked to buy stuff all the time
‘Wouldn’t it be great not to worry about the holiday we can’t afford, the car we don’t need, or the body we don’t have? Imagine a world where public spaces made you feel good.
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/12/every-advert-in-a-london-underground-station-has-been-replaced-with-cat-photos-6123655/#ixzz4K5pIg6wa
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Memefest PLEASURE: The Pleasure of Drugs
Just saw this fantastic news. Police caught a man who they thought was smuggling amphetamines - but now, he was trafficking another (dangerous and highly pleasurable) substance.
Swedish police arrest man in 'drugs bust' after finding huge stash of sugar in car
Check Memefest outlines and more about out take on the Pleasure of drugs here: http://memefest.org/en/competition/intro/
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Here something very relevant to our PLEASURE outlines:
"Cartels and mafia are not about ideology, they are about business and this makes them so much more dangerous. As Islamic State is losing its ground it is worth remembering that its power and now the evening of it have been strongly tied to the oil business. As long as it was able to control oil fields in Iraq and Syria and have Turkey turning the blind eye for it to export the oil, it was powerful. In comparison to oil, cocaine fields ain’t going nowhere, the white petroleum of our time will always find and build its pipelines. Whether it is the underground tunnels bellow the Mexico-US border, submarines in the gulf of Mexico, containers on the transatlantic ships, the stomach of a human mule, planes, helicopters, cars, trucks… Where there is a movement, there can be a cocaine movement."
Check more on Roberto Savianos new book @ Anej Korsika here: http://www.versopolis.com/review/194/narco-capitalism
Memefest 2016 - The Pleasure of Drugs
Check here: http://memefest.org/…/competi…/criticalwriting_2016outlines/
4 months, 4 weeks ago
Here a post in Ricochet Media about Memefest and especially about our new MOBILIZATION category:
5 months, 4 weeks ago
"Designers have played an active role in creating digital and physical borders to prevent refugees entering Europe". But can and should the refugee crisis be treated as a design problem?
Memefest PLEASURE: The Pleasure of Hospitality (and being human)
Read the outlines here: http://memefest.org/…/visualcommunicationpractice_2016outl…/
Read more about the relation between design and refugees here: