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Memefest Book: How to get it? The Wikileaks and Paypal dilemma

Dear Comrades, dear friends. As our new extensive Memefest book is out, we have received many emails on how to get it. Sure, we would like to bring it as close to our community as possible, but as we will explain we have a dilemma.

As you all know, Memefest supports Wikileaks. One of the very problematic gestures of neoliberal capitalist business was to block Wikileaks' payments they have received from supporters all over the planet.

Services that have blocked Wickileaks include also PayPal, the Internet payment service provider.

Now, you see...in Slovenia, our book is sold in all mayor bookshops and it is possible to buy it online through the publishers online store. As a academic publishing house the web site is only in Slovene, so it makes it hard for non Slovene speaking people to order the book through it.

This is why we wanted to use PayPal. We would install it here on our web site and everyone would be able to buy the book in few minutes time, and we would than send it from here.

Well, the thing is that we don't really want to use PayPal for obvious reasons.
And here we need your help. What Internet service can we use to make the payment of the book secure, fast and easy, without supporting the beast??

Anyone with an idea?

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giartek
9 years, 1 month ago

Hi! maybe with Wester Union http://corporate.westernunion.com/index.html

or simply cash on delivery

lokidesign
9 years, 1 month ago

here are some options, though i can't vouch for any of them personally: http://blog.webdistortion.com/2010/07/28/paypal-alternatives-e-commerce/

oliver
9 years, 1 month ago

thank you giartek and loki,

hm, not than many options that work internationally and are not complicated.

RebelZ
9 years, 1 month ago
oliver
9 years, 1 month ago

thanks RebelZ, this look prommising.

ventolinmono
9 years, 1 month ago

PDF?!

oliver
9 years, 1 month ago

hi ventonlimono: pdf- yes, but the book is almost 600 pages, its hard to read this much from the computer screen. and its a beautiful object, so many people would like to have the physical version.

as for other options: its not that easy as i thought. paypal seems to be practically the option with least integration and bureaucratic hassle. so the dilemma is still here.

RebelZ
9 years ago

so i see it became paypal, huh
kinda sucks, but then again, getting the book out seems an end justifiable

oliver
9 years ago

rebelZ- it does suck. we checked many possibilities, but all of them are highly complicated to integrate or the bureaucracy with banks is just way too much. many of the services also do not work with slovenian banks. we also wanted to integrate a special software on our server- this is done by the bank, but he costs, considering that we are not a business with lots of income are just too high. so, in the end if we wanted to get the book to the people we needed to make this compromise.

ventolinmono
9 years ago

where is the pdf?

oliver
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Oliver Vodeb


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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 RMIT University, Melbourne. I teach and research mostly in the field of communication design. I approach design/communication from a critical inter/ extradisciplinary 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://rmit.academia.edu/OliverVodeb


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

I have been here from the very beginning of Memefest. I am interested in communication/design for social and environmental change.
I name such communication socially responsive communication.

Broadly speaking I am 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

RMIT University, School of Design, Master of Communication Design


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, Total Control;


Books I like

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, A Confederacy of Dunces, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, PanikHerz...;


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.


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poper.si, memefest.org, 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


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My dear family and my wonderful friends.


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