5 days, 14 hours ago
Here a good piece on the Managerial University. I see this happening every day. Its really worth your time! Whats the alternative?
2 weeks, 4 days 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
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Here a good list of alternative knowledge sharing platforms:
1 month, 4 weeks ago
hey oliver had to think about you while reading this
meanwhile were at vienna are doing this
all the best
4 weeks ago
Remember Memefest 2013: DEBT-
Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy
1 month, 1 week 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:
1 month, 1 week 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/
1 month, 1 week ago
Here's a good one about the new Facebook "Reactions" recently introduced to supplement the Like button.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Will be doing a virtual Iranian cooking lesson tonight.
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.
2 months ago
Here my new text in Design and Culture:
Social Innovation and Design Education: Towards a Socially Responsive Communication Design Pedagogy
2 months, 1 week ago
2 months, 2 weeks 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...
3 months, 1 week ago
The political economy of David Bowie:
3 months, 1 week ago
62 people own same as half world – Oxfam! Is this the reality we want to tolerate???
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Right wing party is gouverning again in Argentina and I've been thinking a lot these days about Memefest 2012. Debt is again in the center of the scene, after 12 years. Luckily we have more tools to understand what's going on and to fight against neoliberalism.
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 :
This was my studio in Slovenia (2004-2012): www.poper.si
You can read some of my texts here:
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.
was studiing at Faculty for social sciences University of Ljubljana
PhD in sociology of communication and design
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/
People I like
My dear family and my wonderful friends.