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New Memefest book

There is a good vibe and exciting time at Memefest right now. After months and months of hard work we are in the finishing phase of Memefest book. We are planing to put it to print next week. It's gonna be a fantastic piece of work, i can promise. Edited and curated content from all past Memefest's as well as new original content will be published in book form for the first time. Cca 500 pages of theory, art, design, examples of radical communication practice and Memefest insights, printed in full color.

One of the artists that collaborated with us in the past is Katie Bush. I am a big fan of her work. We asked her to create a cover for the book and she did. Psychedelic pixelart meets the thin line of subversive humor/seriously surprising narrative.

Here's just a detail from the image Katie sent me today. Have a look at her website for more of her work: www.katiebushart.com and check the project she received a Memefest award for: www.destroyevil.com.

We will write more about the book and create a special website soon.

Thank's a lot Katie!!!

Comments

milenag
8 years, 1 month ago

Esta es una gran noticia. Será sin duda un fantástico libro.

bertram
8 years ago

Great news! It would be nice to have ASAP some low-fi previews : )

oliver
8 years ago

hey bertram, we are working night shifts, final corrections of text etc...should be out of print next week. than we publish previews here on memefest.org

frederic
8 years ago

J'ai hâte de voir ça!

Will it be possible to pick up a copy somewhere in North America?

oliver
8 years ago

Hey Frederic,
we do not have distribution deals with NA, but the book will be available for order through Internet.

lokidesign
8 years ago

wow, so exciting!

oliver
ABOUT ME

Username

oliver


Name

Oliver Vodeb


Gender

male


Country

Australia


Description

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 :

http://memefest.org/en/fooddemocracy/

www.memefest.org/en/indebtedtointervene/

www.memefest.org/demonstratingrelevance/en

www.druzbenoodzivnokomuniciranje.si/

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:
https://swinburne.academia.edu/OliverVodeb


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.


Faculty

was studiing at Faculty for social sciences University of Ljubljana


Education

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/
www.lokidesign.net


People I like

My dear family and my wonderful friends.


COMRADES