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oliver commented on alejabedoya422's blogpost El placer en el ambiente sano
3 years, 10 months ago

"Hi, You need to submit your work here:
http://memefest.org/en/competition/application_form/..."

oliver commented on EstfaniaOrtizP's blogpost El placer de ayudar a los caninos sin hogar
3 years, 10 months ago

"Hi Estefania, you need to submit your work here:

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

oliver likes vee 's work
3 years, 10 months ago

TRISKAIDEKA | 13 | UMAMI

oliver
3 years, 10 months ago

This is good. While "critical making" here is focusing on product design mostly, the concept can be extended to visual communication. Relevant to what we do: http://current.ecuad.ca/what-is-critical-making

oliver likes HyperLinker 's blogpost
3 years, 11 months ago

The Patchwork Model

oliver
3 years, 11 months ago

Addiction as the driving model of Facebook: http://nyti.ms/1N6K0rO

See here our festival outlines:

Capitalisms business models are based on addiction. New clothes, new technology, permanently new and innovative strategies in institutions, new cars, new mobile phones new this and that, are what we can see everyday. And our addictions rising- just think of our addiction from screens and social media and the internet- the perfect complementary drug to the pharmaceuticals- the legal drug of choice- creating an atmosphere, but never demanding, or even destroying – focus or attention. While “expanding horizons”, “exploring consciousness” and "hedonism" used to be a quality of drugs, pharmaceuticals are correctives, ironing out inappropriate behaviour. No wonder the drugged masses like to do the “right thing”. Little pleasure the pharmaceuticals give us, we must add as well.

Check the whole outlines here:

http://memefest.org/en/memeblog/2016/03/memefest--festival-outlines-pleasure/



oliver
3 years, 11 months ago

Here a good piece on the Managerial University. I see this happening every day. Its really worth your time! Whats the alternative?

http://www.demosproject.net/the-managerial-university-a-failed-experiment/

oliver
3 years, 12 months ago

The Boston Globe recently published a fake cover imagining a time when Donald Trump would be president. The first major daily doing it as the Yes Men did it with their fake New York times - although this was an art project. Art imitates life imitates art imitating life....Here more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/10/trump-president-boston-globe-predicts-news-fake-front-page

oliver
3 years, 12 months ago

Here a good list of alternative knowledge sharing platforms:

http://liquidbooks.pbworks.com/w/page/106264335/Alternative%20Platforms

oliver
4 years ago

Remember Memefest 2013: DEBT-

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/29/fbi-coordinated-crackdown-occupy

oliver
4 years ago

Part of this years Memefest PLEASURE outlines is devoted to the Pleasure of Hospitality (and being human). Here a wonderful short film about conversations between refugees and tourists on the Greek Island Lesbos:

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the-island-of-all-together/

rok
4 years ago
What a great and touchy documentary!
oliver
4 years ago


Memefest 2016 Festival theme: PLEASURE


The pleasure of drugs:

At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

More here: http://jezebel.com/nixons-policy-advisor-admits-he-invented-war-on-drugs-t-1766359595


Memefest outlines here: http://memefest.org/en/competition/intro/

oliver
4 years ago

Here's a good one about the new Facebook "Reactions" recently introduced to supplement the Like button.

http://thenewinquiry.com/blogs/marginal-utility/reacting-to-reactions/

oliver
4 years, 1 month ago

Will be doing a virtual Iranian cooking lesson tonight.

Here more:

THE IRANIAN VIRTUAL COOKING LESSON
Where: TEHRAN, IRAN & AROUND THE WORLD (via video call)
When: Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00pm-10:30pm Tehran time (GMT +3:30)

Join Conflict Kitchen and participants from around the world for a virtual cooking lesson and Iranian meal with Executive Chef Bahar Sarhangi, live from Tehran. You can tune in from your home kitchen to our live feed below. We will be making Khoresht-e Bademjan. You will be able to follow it live from the link bellow. If you want to cook as well see here what ingredients you need.

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oliver
4 years, 1 month ago

Here my new text in Design and Culture:

Social Innovation and Design Education: Towards a Socially Responsive Communication Design Pedagogy

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17547075.2015.1096187

oliver wrote new blogpost
4 years, 1 month ago

Expanded social documentary: strategies, techniques, and experimental forms.
Photo, video, research and storytelling master class led by Memefest curator Scott Townsend not to b...

oliver
4 years, 2 months ago

The political economy of David Bowie:

http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/the-political-economy-of-david-bowie/

oliver
4 years, 2 months ago

Here is a great session on institutional critique. It is focused on art, but this stuff can be very well used for non art institutions as well. Its really important stuff for a imaginative process of redirecting communication/design and art.

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oliver
4 years, 2 months ago

Sean Penn, interviews El Chapo Guzman, shortly before he gets captured again:

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/el-chapo-speaks-20160109

oliver
4 years, 4 months ago

You Can Actually Hear the Climate Changing
Bernie Krause’s vast library of field recordings reveals a sad truth: wild sounds are quickly vanishing

http://www.outsideonline.com/2035701/bernie-krause-audio-climate-change

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Name

Robbie Cormier


Birth year

1989


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Country

Canada


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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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