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oliver

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stephen_designer commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
6 days, 11 hours ago

"Through my experience on Memefest I think Memefest is an online social network where people do not u..."

stephen_designer
6 days, 12 hours ago

Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud on the ego. Read about it, it's very interesting!

stephen_designer commented on oliver's blogpost Pepper Spraying Cop Lt. John Pike
1 week, 2 days ago

"I saw the video/s and researched more in-depth about this incident around when it happened or very c..."

stephen_designer commented on Imp's blogpost IMP-Act
1 week, 5 days ago

"This is really interesting...."

oliver wrote new blogpost
1 week, 6 days 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 ...

tliacas likes oliver 's blogpost
2 weeks, 4 days ago

How Can we Think and Practice Dialogue Today?

rok likes oliver 's blogpost
2 weeks, 6 days ago

How Can we Think and Practice Dialogue Today?

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3 weeks ago

Israel, Gaza, War & Data

oliver wrote new blogpost
3 weeks, 1 day 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...

lisagye commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
3 weeks, 3 days ago

"These are really interesting points and I agree that seeing Memefest as a catalyst is a crucial star..."

oliver
3 weeks, 3 days 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

Sttwn commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
3 weeks, 4 days ago

"re the above comments I totally agree. FB is not the issue.

But here specifically: what might be..."

mascaro
3 weeks, 5 days ago

today, the grand mothers of plaza de mayo found the grandson number 114. His is the son of a young woman who was "desaparecida" in the 70, in the terror of facism in Argentina. I thought there are also beatyful things on the world.

lokidesign wrote new blogpost
3 weeks, 6 days ago

Israel, Gaza, War & Data
An interesting article on the failure of social media "dialogue".

https://medium.com/i-data/israe...

rosenbak commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
3 weeks, 6 days ago

"So just to quickly summarise and move beyond Fb, I think it's true that it excels in two ways, both ..."

oliver
1 month ago

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oliver commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
1 month ago

"Hey Scott, an old friend of mine, Tom, who worked with me at the very beginnig of Memefest sent me t..."

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About me

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Name Oliver Vodeb

Gendermale

CountryAustralia

Description

I am a member of Memefest communication/art/theory Kolektiv, and founder, curator and editor of Memefest Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art. Iam also facilitator of Memefest online social network.

I am an Academic at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. I teach and research mostly in the field of communication design. I approach design/communication from a critical interdisciplinary perspective and I investigate theoretical, strategic, conceptual and "hands on" practice.

I enjoy working in many different media including visual and text.

Books I have published :

www.memefest.org/en/indebtedtointervene/

www.memefest.org/demonstratingrelevance/en

www.druzbenoodzivnokomuniciranje.si/

This was my studio in Slovenia (2004-2012): www.poper.si

CV (sort of): http://www.memefest.org/en/about/who_we_are_oliver_vodeb/

You can read some of my texts here:
https://swinburne.academia.edu/OliverVodeb

I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

I have been here from the very beginning. I am interested in communication/
design for social and environmental change.
I name such communication
socially responsive communication.

Broadly speaking iam interested in visual communication, photography, sociological aspects of communication, design and media.

Iam interested in institutionalised forms of communication like for example communication done by design/communication studios and advertising agencies as well as non institutionalised forms of communication like tactical media or broader aspects of media activism.

In a slightly more academic language:

I am interested in how critical social theory can illuminate the complex processes of production, distribution and reception of public (visual) communication in order to generate public communication as a responsible social, political, economic and cultural practice.

I am particularly interested in relations between concepts of response-ability and communication effectiveness, and the social construction of design and other forms of pubic communication as profession, practice and praxis within academia, the market environments and non-institutionalised communities.

Faculty

was studiing at Faculty for social sciences University of Ljubljana

Education

PhD in sociology of communication and design

Working place

Swinburne University of Technology

Music I like

Flamming Lips, Pixies, The Black Crowes, Demeter, Porno for Pyros, Ry Cooder, Junior Kimbrough, Townes van Zandt, T-model Ford, The Dirty Three, Bonnie Prince Billy, Primus, Faith no More, Bob Dylan, RHCP, Alice Donut, Faith no more, Mark Lanegan, Reigning Sound...;

Books I like

The unbearable lightness of being, A Confederacy of Dunces, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,...;

Films I like

The man who wasn't there, No country for old man, Genova, Zidane a 21st century portrait, There will be blood, Il Postino, Festen, Straight Story, Wild at heart, White Ribbon, Dog tooth;

Communication projects I like

I like stuff we did at Poper studio. I like posters from Inkahoots. I like the zine project 23/56 from Kevin. I like many things that were submitted to Memefest, I like stuff from Cactusnetwork, I like the work of Image-shift.

Websites I like

poper.si, memefest.org, rebelart.net, magnumphotos.com, mubi.com, ubu.com, http://twotheories.blogspot.com, brianholmes.wordpress.com, www.lensculture.com, www.burnmagazine.org, www.bagnewsnotes.com, www.cactusnetwork.org.uk, http://www.image-shift.net, www.inkahoots.com.au/
www.lokidesign.net

People I like

My dear family and my wonderful friends.

Comrades
Member of The Internet Defense League