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oliver
3 years, 3 months ago

It is great to see how Jafri connects with other protesters and voices with his unifying message STOP RACISM NOW.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/protesters-blocked-traffic-at-flinders-street-station-20170103-gtlgun.html

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!!

https://www.stopracismnow.org/

oliver
3 years, 3 months ago

Go Pro: The Hyper-Professionalization of the Emerging Artist

http://www.artnews.com/2016/03/09/go-pro-the-hyper-professionalization-of-the-emerging-artist/

oliver
3 years, 3 months 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

http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/invisible-images-your-pictures-are-looking-at-you/

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?

oliver
3 years, 4 months 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:

https://medium.com/startup-grind/how-the-trump-campaign-built-an-identity-database-and-used-facebook-ads-to-win-the-election-4ff7d24269ac#.a8g1zym56

and this:

Never mind the algorithms: the role of click farms and exploited digital labor in Trump’s election

http://www.casilli.fr/2016/11/20/never-mind-the-algorithms-the-role-of-exploited-digital-labor-and-global-click-farms-in-trumps-election/

Vida
3 years, 4 months ago
Thanks Oliver, crazy dangerous indeed!
oliver
3 years, 4 months ago

Read this, its important:

Surveillance Self-Defense Against the Trump Administration

https://theintercept.com/2016/11/12/surveillance-self-defense-against-the-trump-administration/

oliver
3 years, 4 months 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:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2nd-memefestswinburne-extradisciplinary-symposium-workshop-intervention-tickets-28748618893

oliver
3 years, 5 months ago

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oliver
3 years, 5 months ago

Why the world fears refugees
Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman's words about why people in the EU, and elsewhere, are scared of refugees.

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3 years, 5 months 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...

oliver
3 years, 6 months ago

Every advert in a London Underground station has been replaced with cat photos


Why?

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



oliver
3 years, 7 months 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

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/swedish-police-arrest-man-in-drugs-bust-after-finding-huge-stash-of-sugar-in-car-a7225156.html

Check Memefest outlines and more about out take on the Pleasure of drugs here: http://memefest.org/en/competition/intro/

oliver
3 years, 7 months 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/

oliver
3 years, 7 months ago

Here a post in Ricochet Media about Memefest and especially about our new MOBILIZATION category:

https://ricochet.media/en/1339/memefest-change-the-conversation-change-the-world

oliver
3 years, 8 months 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:
http://www.dezeen.com/…/ruben-pater-opinion-what-design-ca…/

oliver commented on lisagye's blogpost The Pleasure of Radical Gardening
3 years, 8 months ago

"I just read this text:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-hangman-of-critique/#!

On the L..."

oliver commented on lisagye's blogpost The Pleasure of Radical Gardening
3 years, 8 months ago

"This is wonderful. I miss gardening so much, something I always did before I came to Australia. We a..."

oliver likes lisagye 's blogpost
3 years, 8 months ago

The Pleasure of Radical Gardening

oliver commented on Cavenaggy1's blogpost Pleasure eating
3 years, 10 months ago

"Hi, you need to submit your work here:

http://memefest.org/en/competition/application_form/..."

mnermal
ABOUT ME

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Name

Robbie Cormier


Birth year

1989


Gender

male


Country

Canada


Website

http://mnermal.com


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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oliver