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mountainloopypoodle

DESIGNER   +   ACTIVIST   +   ARTIST   +   EDUCATOR   +   STUDENT   +   PHOTOGRAPHER   +   INTERVENTIONIST

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oliver
3 years, 8 months ago

"A few years ago, I was being shown around a large, very technologically advanced university in Asia by its proud president. As befitted so eminent a personage, he was flanked by two burly young minders in black suits and shades, who for all I knew were carrying Kalashnikovs under their jackets. Having waxed lyrical about his gleaming new business school and state-of-the-art institute for management studies, the president paused to permit me a few words of fulsome praise. I remarked instead that there seemed to be no critical studies of any kind on his campus. He looked at me bemusedly, as though I had asked him how many Ph.D.’s in pole dancing they awarded each year, and replied rather stiffly "Your comment will be noted." He then took a small piece of cutting-edge technology out of his pocket, flicked it open and spoke a few curt words of Korean into it, probably "Kill him.""

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Slow-Death-of-the/228991/

oliver
3 years, 8 months ago

Phone Phreak Confidential The Backstory of the History of Phone Phreaking

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oliver
3 years, 9 months ago

Volkswagen’s Diesel Fraud Makes Critic of Secret Code a Prophet

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/nyregion/volkswagens-diesel-fraud-makes-critic-of-secret-code-a-prophet.html?_r=0

oliver
3 years, 9 months ago

http://betagoogle.com/

oliver
3 years, 9 months ago

Economist Paul Mason's blockbuster manifesto Postcapitalism suggests that markets just can't organize products whose major input isn't labor or material, but information, and that means that, for the first time in history, it's conceivable that we can have a society based on abundance.

http://boingboing.net/2015/09/15/postcapitalism-a-guide-to-our.html

oliver
3 years, 9 months ago

Camera Restricta: a wonderful student project, which measures the existing number of photos taken at a particular location and depending on the number may restrict you of taking a photo. But there is more to it: http://philippschmitt.com/projects/camera-restricta

oliver
3 years, 9 months ago

India's unusual protests: Pink underwear, poop and snakes

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34125840

oliver
3 years, 10 months ago



What’s the common factor between the tragic deaths of refugees in the Mediterranean and the Arab spring? Food shortages driven by global warming

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/18/mass-migration-crisis-refugees-climate-change

oliver
3 years, 10 months ago

oliver
3 years, 10 months ago

Crowdfunding Campaign To Pay Fine For Tony Abbott Insult

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2015/08/25/crowdfunding-tony-abbott_n_8034372.html

oliver
3 years, 11 months ago

oliver
3 years, 11 months ago

This looks good:

In the Facebook Aquarium: The Resistible Rise of Anarcho-Capitalism, Ippolita

From the publishers web site:

In their new work research collective Ippolita provides a critical investigation of the inner workings of Facebook as a model for all commercial social networks. Facebook is an extraordinary platform that can generate large profit from the daily activities of its users. Facebook may appear to be a form of free entertainment and self-promotion but in reality its users are working for the development of a new type of market where they trade relationships. As users of social media we have willingly submitted to a vast social, economic and cultural experiment.

By critically examining the theories of Californian right-libertarians, Ippolita show the thread con- necting Facebook to the European Pirate Parties, WikiLeaks and beyond. An important task today is to reverse the logic of radical transparency and apply it to the technologies we use on a daily basis. The algorithms used for online advertising by the new masters of the digital world – Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon – are the same as those used by despotic governments for personalized repression. Ippolita argues we should not give in to the logic of conspiracy or paranoia instead we must seek to develop new ways of autonomous living in our networked society.

Download the book here: http://networkcultures.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/TOD15def.pdf

oliver commented on Alana_Hunt's blogpost " the worst thing you did to us was to make politicians out of all of us"
3 years, 11 months ago

"THe link is not working!..."

oliver likes claudio.sotolongo 's blogpost
3 years, 11 months ago

homophobic bar in Havana

oliver commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Cuba! Change in Everyday Life: Dialogue and Critique through Design in our Times
4 years ago

"U.S.-Cuba deal expected in early July to restore ties, reopen embassies

http://www.reuters.com/ar..."

oliver wrote new blogpost
4 years ago

Memefest Cuba! Change in Everyday Life: Dialogue and Critique through Design in our Times
Memefest Workshop: Change in Everyday Life: Dialogue and Critique through Design in our Times

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oliver wrote new blogpost
4 years ago

Imaginary POSTERS : MAPPING Workshops
London College of Communication

Wed 10th June

– 16.00 in room D209

Lecture by Oliver Vodeb:...

mountainloopypoodle
ABOUT ME

Username

mountainloopypoodle


Name

cal mackinnon


Birth year

1968


Country

Australia


Website

http://bowerstudioandgarden.wordpress.com


Description

I am a gardener, weed eater, student, carer lover of all things growing


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

interventions with gardens, reclaiming unused spaces for gardens, food being free, heirloom and non hybrid seeds, seeds being available to everyone with no terminator genes implanted


Faculty

griffith


Education

photographer, guerilla gardener


Working place

nursing home


Collaborators

a rough band of senior citizens armed with shovels


Music I like

coco rosie, neil young, tom waits, capt beefheart,dr john, divynls, the church, patti smith and of course P J Harvey


Books I like

crappy crime novels, biopiracy, the seed savers handbook, the riders, food not lawns


Films I like

anything from arthouse to blockbuster


Communication projects I like

pollination


Websites I like

blogs with updating information


People I like

the ones with open hearts and dirty hands


COMRADES
oliver