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No Right Brian Left Behind:
Creativity is the #1 leadership trait of the future.* And nowhere is creativity more important than in today's classrooms. But that's where it's lacking the most. Teachers can't prepare students for the future while working in a 19th century school system.
We need to reinstill the creativity that education has lost.


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3 days, 15 hours ago

Friendly Competition Results will be Announced November 5th!
Dear community, dear comrades and friends. We have initially announced that results of this years Me...

1 week, 2 days ago

Beautiful image from Pawel Kuczynski

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"mee too Vida - conversations - to exchange consonants and vowels and try to make sense of the world ..."

1 week, 5 days ago

Just in case you have been wondering what the payment ratio of managers and employees are: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29587707

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1000+ Coffees

1 week, 5 days ago

Here the latest interview with whistleblower Edward Snowden:

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3 weeks, 3 days ago

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

3 weeks, 3 days ago
Very nice!
3 weeks, 3 days ago
What a brilliantly made video. The deaf jam poetry really takes it to the next level
3 weeks, 4 days ago

Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us

An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities:


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"Its amazing to hear about this years response. I am looking forward to the conversations the works a..."

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Hello Suman, this is wonderful. Thanks for posting!
3 weeks, 5 days ago

...and OCCUPY is back on the streets. Occupy Central in Hong Kong:


students initiated protests claim the right to the city. I am very interested to see if there is any change/evolution in the type of organsation and communication in this.

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3 weeks, 6 days ago

RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES: Friendly Competition Deadline Closed!
We are very excited to have received inspiring works from around the world to this years Friendly co...

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About me


Name Oliver Vodeb




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

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

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

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/

People I like

My dear family and my wonderful friends.

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