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h.watts

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oliver
4 years, 10 months ago


Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us

An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/29/neoliberalism-economic-system-ethics-personality-psychopathicsthic

oliver
4 years, 10 months ago

...and OCCUPY is back on the streets. Occupy Central in Hong Kong:

http://time.com/3439242/hong-kong-democracy-china-ocuppy-central/

students initiated protests claim the right to the city. I am very interested to see if there is any change/evolution in the type of organsation and communication in this.

oliver wrote new blogpost
4 years, 10 months ago

RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES: Friendly Competition Deadline Closed!
We are very excited to have received inspiring works from around the world to this years Friendly co...

oliver wrote new blogpost
4 years, 11 months ago

Deadline Extended! Artists, Critical Writers and Communication Design Interventionists- 5 More Days to go!
Well, well... how great to see inspiring works from around the globe being submitted to this years M...

oliver likes marianoequizzi 's blogpost
4 years, 11 months ago

Laser Beam and Medusa's gaze.

stephen_designer
4 years, 11 months ago

I picked some of the most interesting questioning quotes from the article “Where The World Is Headed” on Philosophical Society. http://www.philosophicalsociety.com/beyond_the_end.html

“Perhaps there is very little vivacity in us, and we turn perpetually to the goings-on of culture to feel alive or a little less alone.”

“How is the “movement toward the less exalted” continued? What are the growth prospects for an ontology of absence?”

“Perhaps in the years ahead, the utensils of the technological imagination would have wiped out reflective cerebration altogether and substituted it with total passivity and a giddy nod to all things new.”

“Can anything stall or interrupt the technological march to the unknown? Might there be a moment or fortuitous event which conjures the human mind back to its beginnings and re-acquaints it with its finitude, re-acquaints it with the basic moral and metaphysical questions of life?”

“The verdict being that technologists, not poets or artists, are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”

stephen_designer
4 years, 11 months ago

Finally read another article on Philosophical Society about "A Deep, Lasting Defeatism Of The Real". I found this one particularly interesting.
http://www.philosophicalsociety.com/a_deep_lasting_defeatism_of_the_real.html

oliver
4 years, 11 months ago

My old Amigo Tom Liacas, on Dialogue! " ...let’s not forget to acknowledge the early kicks in the butt that made it all possible!"

http://socialforsurvival.com/2014/09/01/dialogue-and-that-sonofabitch-called-power/

sumankabiraj
4 years, 11 months ago
Wonderful
stephen_designer commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
4 years, 11 months ago

"Through my experience on Memefest I think Memefest is an online social network where people do not u..."

stephen_designer
4 years, 11 months ago

Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud on the ego. Read about it, it's very interesting!

stephen_designer commented on oliver's blogpost Pepper Spraying Cop Lt. John Pike
4 years, 12 months ago

"I saw the video/s and researched more in-depth about this incident around when it happened or very c..."

stephen_designer likes oliver 's blogpost
4 years, 12 months ago

How Can we Think and Practice Dialogue Today?

stephen_designer commented on Imp's blogpost IMP-Act
4 years, 12 months ago

"This is really interesting...."

oliver wrote new blogpost
5 years ago

Contacts : the little mean sexy book that gives you what Facebook friends never can
First I thought it was Luther Blisset, than I was sure it was Banksy, ...but it wasn't him. Who was ...

oliver wrote new blogpost
5 years ago

How Can we Think and Practice Dialogue Today?
Dialogue is the crucial form of communication. It makes us able to communicate beyond differences an...

oliver
5 years ago

Our festival 2014 theme Radical Intimacies: Dialogue in our Times has been also inspired by the work of Eva Illouz.

In our festival outlines http://www.memefest.org/en/competition/intro/ we also talk about Israel and Palestine. The war in Gaza sadly started two weeks after we published our outliens. Here a shorter interview with Eva Illouz about the conflict and lack of dialogue:

http://tinyurl.com/q39mrjw

oliver
5 years ago

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oliver commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
5 years ago

"Hey Scott, an old friend of mine, Tom, who worked with me at the very beginnig of Memefest sent me t..."

oliver commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
5 years ago

"Memefest online social network was not designed to network between friends, but comrades. I dont hav..."

oliver wrote new blogpost
5 years ago

Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
Few weeks ago I posted this on my community board here at Memefest and there was some response, and ...

h.watts
ABOUT ME

Username

h.watts


Name

Harriet Watts


Birth year

1987


Gender

female


Country

Australia


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

how and where the creative industry and environmental activism connect and overlap. I'm interested in how to create change and shift culture towards sustainable ideals using holistic thinking. I'm also interesting in simple things like using waste to design and make products.


Faculty

Studied at UNSW Art + Design in Sydney, and now teaching there


Education

Conceptual and cross-disciplinary design (object and textiles)


Working place

The Fortynine Studio


Books I like

Some ultimate faves...
The Hidden Life of Trees - Peter Wohlleben
The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver
Look Who's Morphing - Tom Cho
Quiet - Susan Cain


COMRADES
oliver stephen_designer