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Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2015

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"Thank you Lisa for writing this. It was a great experience and I feel proud of our all work and the ..."

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"Thank you for writing this Lisa. This event was much more significant for aboriginal people than I w..."

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Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2015

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Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2015
As many of you know, Memefest has been working with Aboriginal activists in Australia for a couple o...

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a still from the long awaited project from Valerio Evangelisti, the most acclaimed Italian Sci Fi wr...

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In Your Wildest Schemes
The free market won’t stop climate change, but its failure is inspiring the people who will


stephen_designer commented on marianoequizzi's blogpost Max Ernst is watching you
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"I had to search the internet for Max Ernst to help me understand this. Very interesting...."

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"What now approach do you mean? The teachers and workshop makers are trying to use stuffs and gizmos ..."

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I listened to the critical discussion/debate about "Islam and Democracy" on the BBC World Service Radio Station in UK on 20 January 2015. The guest speakers were amazing to listen to! Well worth tracking down this radio talk to listen too.

"Democracy to be examined and explored across the BBC on Democracy Day" this is the official website with the list of live events: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/democracy-day

1 week ago
Thanks Stephen- cant find any links to the actual shows on the link you sent though, or are the shows not recorded and uploaded?
1 week ago
Sorry for the confusion, that link only has brief descriptions of the radio shows. I now just did a search for it and found the full talk uploaded on youtube, Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B96CxlYg1UI
I actually only came across the talk on radio in the last half, so now I can listen to the first half :)

I just found another talk on the "Does Democracy Work?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuzSTnEyE8w
1 week ago
Thanks for that!
6 days, 21 hours ago
I just noticed BBC has uploaded the "Islam and Democracy" talk to the BBC website for the time being, that's where the Youtube video came from says in description. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h863b
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finally the now

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from the void of discordians era

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a turbulent past
a still from an old uncompromising work about a different kind of society....

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Max Ernst is watching you

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Here a response from Banksy. A crazy, sad tragedy for free speech that is happening in France at the moment.

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But read also this- its a important analysis and one that is very critical on Charlie Hebdo's satire.

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From my point of view, people of colour are finding their voice silenced everywhere, whereas a colonial white majority are basically saying "I AM (in support of the expression of) RACISM" without a second thought to think critically about why some lives seem to matter so much more than others, and how much that might hurt their "friends".
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No matter what lens we try to see these events through, they defy ideological analysis one way or another. It is understandable that sudden terror and violence beg explanations. Personally, no single line of argument works 100% for me here.
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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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