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oliver
17 hours, 26 minutes ago

Four years ago,

when we created this online platform with our social network, it was designed as an alternative to Facebook.

No data mining, no commercial advertising, no fake likes, no fake profiles, no surveliance. It is still fascinating for me how many of the people that agree on the argument that FB is very problematic still post on FB- very regularly. When I talk to my friends, usually the argument goes like this: "You are right, FB is very problematic, BUT it is very convenient and because everyone is there I can reach all of my friends easily."

Well, you thought so..

http://www.booooooom.com/2014/02/25/end-facebook/

fake likes, global click farms and enforced scarsity of visibility... facebook's twisted like machine

rok likes oliver 's blogpost
1 month, 3 weeks ago

New Book: InDEBTed to Intervene

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1 month, 3 weeks 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
2 months, 1 week ago

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

oliver
3 months, 1 week 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
3 months, 2 weeks 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

inesnin
4 months, 3 weeks ago

http://desarquivo.org/node/1447/ memefest page as "strategy" at desarquivo website (an online archive for art and activism). it's open for adding related files (english or portuguese).

oliver
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Hey Ines, great and thank you! How are you, how is life?
inesnin
4 months ago
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inesnin
4 months ago
i´m great, and you? i sent you an e-mail a while back
oliver
4 months ago
can you please resend, i don t think i have got it.
oliver
4 months, 1 week 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/

oliver
4 months, 1 week ago

A nice intervention in to a Rupert Murdoch owned Australian newspaper.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/dec/10/murdoch-is-evil-the-message-hidden-in-a-sunday-telegraph-childrens-puzzle?CMP=fb_gu

oliver commented on oliver's blogpost Keep the Fire Burning! Contribution Through Collaboration- Some Post Food Democracy Event Thoughts
4 months, 2 weeks ago

"Here also some participant's feedback

http://designfutures.com.au/news/i_2013-12-03-keep-the-fire..."

oliver
4 months, 2 weeks ago

Hey, here something that I really believe in. As you know Memefest is collaborating with the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy and their Food Program. Here a message from BASE:

Can you afford $10 a fortnight to contribute to the work of the BASE Community Food Program? Each week the BASE Community Food Program is providing food parcels to between 70 to 100 families across Brisbane. To keep expanding the program, we are asking supporters who can to contribute $10/fortnight. If you can help out with a regular contribution, please drop us a line at basefoodprogram@gmail.com with “pledge campaign” in the subject line and we’ll send you the account details.

oliver
4 months, 2 weeks ago

In the U.S. 49.7 Million Are Now Poor, and 80% of the Total Population Is Near Poverty

http://politicalblindspot.com/us-poor/

oliver likes SanFrancisco 's blogpost
4 months, 3 weeks ago

iDIOTS

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4 months, 4 weeks ago

Keep the Fire Burning! Contribution Through Collaboration- Some Post Food Democracy Event Thoughts
Last week we finished the official part of the second Memefest/QCA extradisciplinary seminar/worksho...

oliver
5 months ago

Just got the message from John Jordan about this- again related to Food Democracy. I would be careful with the use of the word "branding" but otherwise Good stuff:

http://www.etcgroup.org/content/competition-launch-%E2%80%98brand%E2%80%99-synthetic-biology-vanilla



oliver
5 months ago

We just finished a great 8 day long session on Food Democracy in collaboration with the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy. We will post more about it soon. But id like to share this with you now and it is related:

http://rebelart.net/rezept-adbusting-auf-fast-food-werbung/0015427/

Great, Adbusting of fast food ads with cooking recipes suggestions... And where else to find this than on Justin Biebers home page: http://rebelart.net/

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