3 weeks, 4 days ago
The Critique of Design Thinking is a bit naive, but there is a lot in here which deserves support. Quite a few things similar to our Memefest workshop approaches. The idea that good design is potentially solving problems created by bad design is one of them. Still what's missing is an emphasis on decolonization:
3 weeks, 6 days ago
LECTURE Roderick Grant Critical Infrastructure: Landscape, Intention and Intervention
What we see as the outward visual denotation of urban infrastructure is not always connected directl...
1 month ago
This is really worrying if we don't find an alternative. Its interesting because the growing distrust to media was mostly visible in advertising first. Now media as such will become distrusted but with potentially severe consequences.
AI and the End of Truth
Think the current fake news issue is bad? It won’t get any better with AI.
1 month ago
Organizing for protest on Facebook will make you vulnerable as your activities are monitored and data fwd to police and other control agencies:
Inauguration-protest arrests lead to Facebook data prosecution
Move fast and break democracy.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Is America Prepared for Meme Warfare?
1 month ago
This is a must read to understand the logic of current medias "fake news" potential.
The Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition
Hyperface project involves printing patterns on to clothing or textiles that computers interpret as a face, in fightback against intrusive technology
2 months, 2 weeks ago
It is great to see how Jafri connects with other protesters and voices with his unifying message STOP RACISM NOW.
Here again the website created at this years Memefest- check it out and do consider supporting Jafri's campaign with a donation. It will truly go a long way!!
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Go Pro: The Hyper-Professionalization of the Emerging Artist
3 months ago
A necessary read on how machines, software and AI are changing the culture of photography and image
Invisible Images (Your Pictures Are Looking at You)
By Trevor Paglen
So what is the future of photography and communication design? And how should we change what we teach students in both areas to remain both fields as a relevant body of knowledge- practiced by humans?
3 months, 3 weeks ago
This is super interesting and important to read. Trumps communication culture is based on "black FB posts"- and labor exploitation via design crowd sourcing platforms in Asia.
How the Trump Campaign Built an Identity Database and Used Facebook Ads to Win the Election:
Never mind the algorithms: the role of click farms and exploited digital labor in Trump’s election
3 months, 4 weeks ago
Memefest PLEASURE Friendly Competition results and the Memefest / Swinburne award for Imaginative Critical Intervention
We are very excited to announce this years Memefest friendly competition results. As each year Memef...
4 months, 1 week ago
Read this, its important:
Surveillance Self-Defense Against the Trump Administration
4 months, 1 week ago
I would like to invite you all to the Memefest Symposium/ Workshops/ Interventions starting in ten days on the 21.11. at Swinburne University, here in Melbourne. We will again reconnect the Memefest network. We have invited fantastic people from around the world to work with. We will research and practice PLEASURE. Come, you are warmly invited.
Register for the free event here:
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.