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Submit Your Festival Work Here!
Dear Friends and Comrades, use this link to submit your work to the Festival's Friendly Competition:...

Eriberry submitted new project
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2 weeks, 2 days ago

This is good. While "critical making" here is focusing on product design mostly, the concept can be extended to visual communication. Relevant to what we do: http://current.ecuad.ca/what-is-critical-making

oliver likes HyperLinker 's blogpost
2 weeks, 5 days ago

The Patchwork Model

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2 weeks, 5 days ago

The Patchwork Model
The matter is a new nascent social network: a desktop of proposition, confrontation and deliberation...

2 weeks, 6 days ago

another World appears

In present human societies the most important and powerful roles of our social organization (those inside the public administration: education, fiscality, justice, information, health and safety, public order and so on) are assigned for life to certain persons, leaving the citizens DISEMPOWERED and EXCLUDED. As a matter of fact the State appears to be disjoined from Citizenry. These two entities, that for social pact should coincide, should be one only thing, as a matter of fact are frequently at odds and in opposition, both in their aims and in their behaviors.

It is often written in the constitutions of our Countries that "SOVEREIGNTY BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE" (meaning to all the people!) but the reality is vastly different. All our Countries, all the Countries in the world, literally belong to those persons who are assumed for life in the jobs of the State, whether they are executives or their subordinates. Present nations are in the hands of a real oligarchy --of a low level but spread everywhere-- that still subdues in a subtle, sly manner the remaining part of the population. Nations are so prevented from a natural evolution towards what the various situational ambits indeed demand.

If we are not in agreement with our government's policies, do not lose other time: let us concentrate our energies toward the removal of that particular model of statal organization that is the basis for every harmful behaviour of the governments and that supports multinational corporations and economic empires, that literally is the BACKBONE of the TYRANNIC STATE. Public employment for life is the deep, hidden origin of the majority of Europe and world's problems, be these in ecology, economy, human rights, peace or in any other area.

Let us demand, therefore, for what it is impossible to deny the absolute legitimacy. Let us claim for a DEMOCRATIC PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: at FIXED TERM, at TEMPORARY MANDATE, equally shared and of real common belonging. When this new statal system will come to the fore, no longer, for example, State radio/tv will make continuous shameless propaganda for the unique-thought of governments, nor public forces (persons that today are they too assumed for life, becoming so faithful keepers of oligarchic States) will rage against citizens rightly demonstrating, least of all a bureaucratic apparatus could exist, being fertile ground for every kind of corruption and misrule. We, the citizens, long last will say: THE STATE ARE US!

A new society, without exclusion and monopolization, based instead on equal sharing and full participation open for ALL, will take root. On that day even such ambitious aims as to see every human being on Earth having a WORK, and therefore an INCOME, and, even more important, a GUARANTED MINIMUM POWER, will become easily attainable. Unemployment and precariousness and any other incapacity of the governments to give an efficacious answer to the exigencies of society will become a far memory. Because the citizens will cure their same interests.

Public Employment for life, the PUBLIC CAREERISM, is the reef against which all the best dreams of mankind crush. Public Employment for life is the weak ring of an otherwise indestructible chain that binds a whole world and keeps it from achieving social justice and progress. Public Employment for life is the ring that today, in the interest of all and in a peacefully, legally and ethically unexceptionable way, we must definitively break.

Danilo D'Antonio


richer italian site:

3 weeks, 6 days ago

Addiction as the driving model of Facebook: http://nyti.ms/1N6K0rO

See here our festival outlines:

Capitalisms business models are based on addiction. New clothes, new technology, permanently new and innovative strategies in institutions, new cars, new mobile phones new this and that, are what we can see everyday. And our addictions rising- just think of our addiction from screens and social media and the internet- the perfect complementary drug to the pharmaceuticals- the legal drug of choice- creating an atmosphere, but never demanding, or even destroying – focus or attention. While “expanding horizons”, “exploring consciousness” and "hedonism" used to be a quality of drugs, pharmaceuticals are correctives, ironing out inappropriate behaviour. No wonder the drugged masses like to do the “right thing”. Little pleasure the pharmaceuticals give us, we must add as well.

Check the whole outlines here:


1 month ago

Here a good piece on the Managerial University. I see this happening every day. Its really worth your time! Whats the alternative?


Eriberry likes cecilia 's project
1 month, 1 week ago

Fashion Reloaded

1 month, 2 weeks 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

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Here a good list of alternative knowledge sharing platforms:


renfah wrote on oliver 's board
3 months ago

hey oliver had to think about you while reading this

meanwhile were at vienna are doing this

all the best

1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hey Ren, sorry for not replying earlier. Thanks for sending all this! I saw mariborchan- coming from my small home town- the text looks very cool, ill try to have a look at it but its a bit difficult for now, simply lack the time. But I will! can you tell me more about the artistic dynamic association? i can see artists having fun and drinking beer :) and nice and interesting images i can see too.
BTW: we are meeting with bernadette in the afternoon. will get back to you re the aunty hazel film. we have some ideas how to distribute it... ALSO: have got your phd via drop box yesterday. Looks really great man!
Vida likes Memefest 's blogpost
1 month, 3 weeks ago

Memefest 2016 Festival Outlines: PLEASURE

1 month, 4 weeks ago

Remember Memefest 2013: DEBT-

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy


2 months, 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:


2 months, 1 week ago
What a great and touchy documentary!
2 months, 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/

2 months, 1 week ago

Here's a good one about the new Facebook "Reactions" recently introduced to supplement the Like button.


rok likes Memefest 's blogpost
2 months, 2 weeks ago

Memefest 2016 Festival Outlines: PLEASURE

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Memefest 2016 Festival Outlines: PLEASURE





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.