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oliver commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest 2014 Festival Outlines: RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES
3 years, 11 months ago

"Hey Stephen, this is very interesting, thank you for posting. Please let me know if you find out whe..."

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3 years, 11 months ago

Memefest 2014, festival outlines: INTIMIDAD RADICAL: EL DIÁLOGO EN NUESTRO TIEMPO
El DIALOGO es recurrentemente presentado como “la solución” para los problemas de nuestro tiempo: en...

oliver
4 years ago

Another one in the series of latest warnings of how FaceBook and Google are actually killing the Internet and serious independent publishing through page rankings and advertising revenue control.

The Internet as we know it is dying
How Facebook and Google are killing the classic Internet and reinventing it in their image

"Editorial decisions are at the mercy of algorithms that determine how and where traffic flows, and, consequently, the lifeblood of advertising revenue. A tweak in the algorithm and boom: You’re out of business. There’s nothing organic about building success online; there’s only the live-or-die question of whether you’ve properly cracked the code."

http://www.salon.com/2014/05/26/the_internet_as_we_know_it_is_dying/

Sttwn
4 years ago
This is part of their business strategy. It might be time to do samizdat again- or at least try to figure out how to arbitrate the physical with the digital.
oliver
4 years ago
Maybe its time we bring our reserach project back to life? :) Serioussly, I think we should...
Sttwn
4 years ago
Let's talk further--
stephen_designer
3 years, 11 months ago
Wow that is really interesting to hear, I have noticed some things like that i think. Firefox Adblock Plus add on used to block every single ad on the internet including all facebook ads, youtube ads. It was truly amazing to use the internet for around 1 or 2 years for me maybe in 2011/2012 without having to see a single ad on the internet! The visual pollution of the internet because of the ads was gone, felt more comfortable looking at websites, less intrusive feeling.

But now the advertising giants have gotten there way and I am pretty sure firefox Adblock plus does not block any ads on the internet now, since 2013!!! The advertising companies complaints and efforts to stop adblock plus seems to have won now. It's tragic that everything has to be controlled so that money and power can continue to do business as usual.
oliver
3 years, 11 months ago

You might have come across this in the last days:

Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a massive psychology experiment

http://www.avclub.com/article/facebook-tinkered-users-feeds-massive-psychology-e-206324

Good for a start of our discussion Lisa, Scott, Vida, Roko, Alana!?
Will send an email soon.

oliver wrote new blogpost
3 years, 11 months ago

Memefest 2014 Festival Outlines: RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES
Dialogue is tirelessly presented as ‘the’ solution to the problems of ‘our’ times – in art, war, lov...

oliver
4 years ago


Where are the Occupy protesters now?

Social media makes it easier and cheaper to build movements quickly – but bypassing the business of creating decision-making infrastructure means they can disappear just as fast

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/jun/17/where-occupy-protesters-now-social-media

oliver commented on oliver's blogpost A Colourful Ruse
4 years ago

"Comandante?..."

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4 years ago

A Colourful Ruse
It has been a while. But I must say I have enjoyed the break. Blogging since 2003 is not always easy...

oliver commented on rok's blogpost The cemeteries of things
4 years ago

"Hm, that original post of you Roko sounded very plausible to me. Interesting Vlad, you are always pu..."

rok commented on rok's blogpost The cemeteries of things
4 years ago

"Thanks Vladimir for this update!;)..."

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4 years ago

The cemeteries of things

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4 years, 1 month ago

The cemeteries of things
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oliver
4 years, 1 month ago



From Glasgow to Brighton the streets of the UK look a little different this week. In 10 cities guerrilla install crews have been swapping 365 ads with art works, creating what is claimed to be the largest advertising takeover in world history.

http://www.brandalism.org.uk/gallery

oliver
4 years, 1 month ago
Here the whole project
http://www.brandalism.org.uk
sgnlr
4 years, 1 month ago
that's nice.just to mention that this "largest advertising takeover in world history" is less then half the size then the action from Ztohoven in 2007 when artgroup changed about 700-800 ads in Prague metro stations(all the city-lights there were).all made during one night with illegal vernisage in one of the stations the day after http://lh282200.zoidberg.idn.cz/galerie.citylajty.php http://lh282200.zoidberg.idn.cz/fotogalerie/index_zakce.html http://lh282200.zoidberg.idn.cz/fotogalerie/index.html
oliver
4 years, 1 month ago
:))
sgnlr
4 years, 1 month ago
It's allways sketchy to call something "THE BIGGEST" or "THE BEST" you know... :)
oliver
4 years, 1 month ago
Very true my Friend! Especially if they are calling that themselves. :)
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4 years, 2 months ago

Nuevo Libro: EnDEUDAdos para Intervenir

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4 years, 3 months ago

New Book: InDEBTed to Intervene

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4 years, 4 months ago

New Book: InDEBTed to Intervene
We are very excited to let you know about our new book. We have been working on it for more than a y...

oliver
4 years, 4 months ago

Here we go: The first serious torrent platform for Academic work. Great!
http://academictorrents.com/

oliver
4 years, 5 months ago

It was quiet for a while in the international media about the Zaptistas. Now they have celebrated 20 years of their uprising. And here a report from Democracy Now:

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/3/zapatista_uprising_20_years_later_how

It was always very interesting how the Zapatistas treated media and what kind of strategies and tactics they have employed. They were the first radical movement that has truly used the powers of the internet, but more than that already long ago, they have understood the relation between digital and physical in their communication strategies. Even more than that, they were able to use pop culture as a vehicle for their messages without falling in the realm of cooptation. If you have the chance to be in San Cristobal in Chiapas, go in one of the shops that sells Zapatista merchandise and have a look at the sophistication of the messages and artifacts. Not sure if this is true, but a story circulated that Marcos holds a PhD in media and communication studies.

And interestingly subcomandate Marcos - and his images, his representations especially- were regularly compared to those of Che Guevara, as Marcos being the new mythical leader of the global struggle against capitals oppression.

oliver
4 years, 5 months ago

This is good. A long due reflection of instant formats of public events that aim to push for "innovation", "groundbreaking ideas" etc... Here a critique of TED talks by Benjamin Bratton. (I would add Pecha Kucha too.)


"In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky.

But have you ever wondered why so little of the future promised in TED talks actually happens? So much potential and enthusiasm, and so little actual change. Are the ideas wrong? Or is the idea about what ideas can do all by themselves wrong?....


Communism in theory is an egalitarian utopia.

Actually existing communism meant ecological devastation, government spying, crappy cars and gulags.

Capitalism in theory is rocket ships, nanomedicine, and Bono saving Africa.

Actually existing capitalism means Walmart jobs, McMansions, people living in the sewers under Las Vegas, Ryan Seacrest … plus – ecological devastation, government spying, crappy public transportation and for-profit prisons."


More here: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/30/we-need-to-talk-about-ted

oliver
4 years, 6 months ago

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SustainTalks are the Royal College of Art's forum for discussion on all issues relating to sustainability and future living. Radical New Communities will look at the need to adapt to a changing world and the growing interest in radical new forms of community. Autonomous and self-sufficient, these are laboratories for new forms of art, architecture, agriculture, social integration and politics. Speakers include John Jordan and Isabel Fremeaux, founders of French post-capitalist, permaculture-art collective, Labofii; Rutger de Graaf, Managing Director of DeltaSynch, a Dutch floating city development; and Tony Dunne, Head of Design Interactions at the RCA and creator of United Micro Kingdoms.

http://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/radical-new-communities/

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