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2 days, 2 hours ago

The newest of the arguments that make the case we should be using independent and autonomous social networks like the one on memefest.org!

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters


1 month, 3 weeks ago

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2 weeks, 6 days ago

I remember Memefest 2014, here in Melbourne.
Our theme was Dialogue, more precisely "Radical Intimacies: Dialogue in our Times". Giving my lecture at the symposium I was explaining how much effort we were putting into programming and designing an autonomous online social network on memefest.org and how funny and sad it is that so many artists, activists etc. actually use pretty much exclusively Facebook to network and self promote. What we could observe back than was a strong indicator or what is happening now. Facebook is not a place for non profits, activists, artists groups, because our outreach is dictated by how much we are willing to pay. Not paying for our posts on FB simply means our reach will be super small, like 3 % of our following on a FB page. It is very important to understand this. Memefest is a free for all social network, no surveillance, no data mining, no advertising, no payment, and a community that is actually reading the posts, not just scanning and linking them. So lets keep on being active here and nurture this space, and make use of it!

5 days, 3 hours ago
Hi Oliver, it was great meeting you yesterday at the book fair, the coincidence is too strong to ignore.
1 week, 1 day ago

We are inviting you to the book launch of Food Democracy by Oliver Vodeb, Saturday March 17h @ 2pm!

Called by the publisher Intellect books UK “A new type of academic book”, and by reviewers “a seminal text”, “urgent” and “extraordinary”, Food Democracy asks how to make socially responsive communication, design and art that counters the role of the food industry as a machine of consumption. More than four years in making and more than 200 people involved in this extradisciplinary research, Food Democracy by Oliver Vodeb is out now.

The beautifully designed full color book also includes for the first time a unique and delicious compilation of socially engaged cooking recipes by the academic, design, artist and activist community. Aiming not just to advance scholarship, but to push ahead real change in the world, Food Democracy is essential reading for scholars and citizens alike.

Melbourne Design Week 2018 is brought to you by the National Gallery of Victoria in partnership with Creative Victoria.

The book presentation will be followed by a discussion with Daryl Taylor and the audience

Link to NGV website: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/food-democracy-book-launch/

Link to book: http://memefest.org/en/fooddemocracy/

Book launch at:

Saturday March 17th
Testing Grounds
Booking is not required.
1-23 City Rd, Southbank, Melbourne

3 weeks, 2 days ago

This is a fantastic text on the state of today's universities:


oliver wrote new blogpost
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Community Harvest Project
Hello all! I find this super meaningful and I am seeking your support. I have been participating in ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Read about the ZAD, the largest squat on Europe, in the Guardian article bellow. After years of successfully defending the ZAD from the French authorities a new wave of threatening eviction is under way.

"The story of “la ZAD” in western France began more than half a century ago, when the French government earmarked the site for a new airport as part of a plan to create a transatlantic “Great West” gateway to France and Europe.

Years of consultations, arguments and indecision supposedly ended in 2008, when the €580 million project was given official approval. The squatters began arriving the same year, claiming they were responding to an appeal from farmers fighting compulsory purchase orders. No airport-related construction has since taken place on the 1,650-hectare site."

Full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/dec/28/end-of-la-zad-frances-utopian-anti-airport-community-faces-bitter-last-stand?CMP=share_btn_fb

1 month, 2 weeks ago
this is great stuff Oliver-
1 month, 2 weeks ago

No Alternative

How culture jamming was culture-jammed


SanFrancisco likes Kath Wilson 's blogpost
2 months ago

New book out on DIY activism

oliver commented on Kath Wilson's blogpost New book out on DIY activism
2 months ago

"Hi uli.l, I just checked and the book is available online, for example here on Book Depository: http..."

oliver likes Kath Wilson 's blogpost
2 months ago

New book out on DIY activism

2 months, 4 weeks ago

Snowden's New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System


3 months ago

“Weaponized Pleasure”

Douglas Rushkoff in conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

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3 months ago
sorry, the embed code does not work here, check the next post above where I posted a direct URL link!
3 months ago

“Weaponized Pleasure”

Douglas Rushkoff in conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge


oliver wrote new blogpost
3 months ago

Food Democracy book presentation Webinar!
Three weeks ago I did this live Webinar with Online School of Food Design founder Francesca Zampollo...

3 months ago

Respect is when you change your own life. Public space is where you share that possibility.

Check this: Driving the Golden Spike, The Aesthetics of Anthropocene Public Space by Brian Holmes


3 months, 4 weeks ago

Here a link to the Food Democracy book Webinar I did this morning with Francesca Zampollo and food designers from around the world- it is now online.

Note, it was 5 am for me here in Melbourne and I am not a coffee drinker! :) I presented our wonderful Food Democracy book more in detail and after that we had a good discussion on several issues presented in the book.

Here another link to the book with links where you can get your own copy



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4 months ago

Food Democracy Webinar!
Dear Friends, join us for the FOOD DEMOCRACY live Webinar where I will be together with Franceska Fr...





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