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oliver commented on Alana_Hunt's blogpost Memefest's Radical Intimacies, sneaks into a small town in rural NSW
5 years, 4 months ago

"Hey Alana, It is lovely to see this works spreading and getting peoples attention in other places. I..."

oliver
5 years, 4 months ago

Here Kevin Lo's recap of the Memefest symposium/workshop event few weeks ago here in Melbourne. Necessarily a partial picture, but very nice post.

http://2356.lokidesign.net/2014/12/memefest-2014-radical-intimacies-recap/

oliver
5 years, 4 months ago

Just received a msg from Ricardo Dominguez, who co -curated this years Memefest Beyond... category. Ricardo is a founding member of The Electronic Disturbance Theatre which just launched a project in response to the violence of Mexicos government in relation to the dissapearence of 43 students few weeks ago. Please read this, check the project/web sites and participate:


Please join us in a collective act of electronic civil disobedience in solidarity with the 11 students recently arrested in Mexico for protesting against the state’s involvement in the disappearance 43 students from the college of Ayotzinapa. When you join the action, your web browser will send mass page requests to the website of Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto and the website of Televisa (for example: "http://www.presidencia.gob.mx/Luis Carlos Pichardo Moreno.derechoshumanos"), filling their error logs with the names of the 11 detainees.


http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ZapatistasMayo24/

http://www.thing.net/~rdom/TodosSomosAyotzinapa/

oliver
5 years, 4 months ago

Here Tom Liaces about the Memefest symposium and workshop in Melbourne, including slides of his presentation:

http://socialforsurvival.com/2014/11/26/reshaping-the-world-in-melbourne/

oliver
5 years, 4 months ago

Here the great Rebelart does a cool post about this years Memefest Friendly Competition Results:

http://rebelart.net/memefest-2014-die-gewinner/0016730/

oliver
5 years, 5 months ago

I am passing this video made by the Brisbane Aboriginal Embassy. November 8-16 G20 meeting is held in Brisbane. BASE is inviting everyone to join the activities based in Musgrave park and to contribute to and participate in the dialogue on how to decolonize. This is also a great opportunity for anyone that has participated in last years Memefest activities in Brisbane, collaborating with the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy. Right after this events, you are invited to come down to Melbourne to participate in this years Memefest event (18-25 November)- you are warmly invited!

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oliver wrote new blogpost
5 years, 5 months ago

Friendly Competition Results will be Announced November 5th!
Dear community, dear comrades and friends. We have initially announced that results of this years Me...

oliver
5 years, 5 months ago

Just in case you have been wondering what the payment ratio of managers and employees are: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29587707

oliver
5 years, 5 months ago

Here the latest interview with whistleblower Edward Snowden:

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oliver
5 years, 6 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
5 years, 6 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
5 years, 6 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
5 years, 6 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
5 years, 6 months ago

Laser Beam and Medusa's gaze.

oliver
5 years, 7 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
5 years, 7 months ago
Wonderful
oliver wrote new blogpost
5 years, 7 months 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, 8 months 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, 8 months 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, 8 months ago

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Name

Robbie Cormier


Birth year

1989


Gender

male


Country

Canada


Website

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Faculty

Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University


Music I like

Laughing Stock by Talk Talk · Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk · Hearts of Palm by Idaho · The Air Force by Xiu Xiu · Standards by Tortoise · Ravedeath, 1972 by Tim Hecker · Ardour by Teebs · The Enchanter Persuaded by Sinoia Caves · The Sound of the Colour of the Sun by SIANspheric · Loveless by My Bloody Valentine · Kid A by Radiohead · Doolittle by Pixies · Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd · Replica by Oneohtrix Point Never · Low-life by New Order · No Flashlight by Mount Eerie · Kind of Blue by Miles Davis · The Glow, Pt. 2 by The Microphones · Mezzanine by Massive Attack · Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem · Grace by Jeff Buckley · Love Remains by How to Dress Well · Disintegration by The Cure · Calling Out of Context by Arthur Russell +++


Books I like

Schizoanalytic Cartographies by Félix Guattari · Chaosophy by Félix Guattari · Soft Subversions by Félix Guattari · Escape the Overcode by Brian Holmes · The Exploit by Alexander Galloway & Eugene Thacker · Philosophy and Simulation by Manuel DeLanda · Foucault by Gilles Deleuze · Steps to an Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson · The Practice of Everyday Life by Michel de Certeau · Dark Fiber by Geert Lovink · Cyber-Marx by Nick Dyer-Witheford · Negative Horizon by Paul Virilio · A Hacker Manifesto by McKenzie Wark · Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani · Sciences of the Artificial by Herbert Simon · Metapolitics by Alain Badiou · Wonderboys by Michael Chabon · Oracle Night by Paul Auster · Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut · White Noise by Don DeLillo · Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky +++


Films I like

Stalker by Andrey Tarkovsky · Adaptation by Spike Jonze · Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kauffman · Being John Malkovich by Spike Jonze · Blow-up by Michelangelo Antonioni · Melancholia by Lars von Trier · Eraserhead by David Lynch · Children of Men by Alfonso Cuarón · Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola · Pi by Darren Aronofsky · High Fidelity by Stephen Frears +++


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