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Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
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thanks for the add - i am new here. Oliver - looks like we have lots of connections across a number of areas - sustainability, design, collaboration, etc… I will add more content to my profile so it makes some sense - my LinkedIn profile has lots of information.
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Four years ago,
when we created this online platform with our social network, it was designed as an alternative to Facebook.
No data mining, no commercial advertising, no fake likes, no fake profiles, no surveliance. It is still fascinating for me how many of the people that agree on the argument that FB is very problematic still post on FB- very regularly. When I talk to my friends, usually the argument goes like this: "You are right, FB is very problematic, BUT it is very convenient and because everyone is there I can reach all of my friends easily."
Well, you thought so..
fake likes, global click farms and enforced scarsity of visibility... facebook's twisted like machine
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"Hey Stephen, this is very interesting, thank you for posting. Please let me know if you find out whe..."
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"I watched a thought-provoking discussion yesterday about Australian culture dialogue, on the TV on A..."
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"Chilean artist steals and destroys $500 million worth of student debt papers.
Here’s one inventive way to deal with the student debt problem. Late last week, Chilean police arrived at Santiago’s Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral and removed a white bin of gray ash — allegedly all that remained of $500 million worth of student debt notes"
Hmmm. Not sure what to think about this - the statement he made was quite interesting:
“It’s over (...) It’s finished. You don’t have to pay another peso [of your student loan debt]. We have to lose our fear, our fear of being thought of as criminals because we’re poor. I am just like you, living a sh—y life, and I live it day by day (...) This is my act of love for you.”
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Memefest 2014, festival outlines: INTIMIDAD RADICAL: EL DIÁLOGO EN NUESTRO TIEMPO
El DIALOGO es recurrentemente presentado como “la solución” para los problemas de nuestro tiempo: en...
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
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.