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oliver
1 year, 9 months ago

You will remember our last big Memefest titled PLEASURE. So here we go:

"For many of her clientele, who are almost exclusively white right-wing men because she finds herself unable 'to be even fictionally cruel to any other type of man,' that fetish is serving a powerful woman. Maybury derives her pleasure comes from forcing those men to see the contradiction between their love of powerful women and their support for political parties that actively work to limit women’s rights and empowerment."

https://womenintheworld.com/2018/11/30/dominatrix-specializes-in-turning-white-right-wing-men-into-socialists/?fbclid=IwAR2hQQXbn8YpEGIvNOrwrE_4wX5Q9qLR-8al_qQcsPLBcs6Rzo1OVA6xW4o

oliver
1 year, 10 months ago

This is fantastic evidence in showing how brands can be hacked and used a vehicles for political campaigns. The article reveals how Cambridge Analytica has "Waponized" brands in order to promote Donald Trump. The key question opened for me is: Can we reverse engineer the process and use brands to influence social change? What is highly interesting here is the use of fashion as s key cultural medium.

Here the full article: https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/cambridge-analytica-weaponised-fashion-brands-to-elect-trump-says-christopher-wylie?

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oliver
1 year, 10 months ago

Back from our magic trip in south Italy, where we were taking part of the festival "The Land of Bread" in Matera, presenting the ideas behind our Food Democracy book in a festival lecture and three Lipstick+Bread workshops. One of the many amazing parts was visiting Lecce and a small village next to it where we were hosted for several days by the beautiful family of our fratello Antonio Rollo. The video is from a while ago and shows the father, mother and daughter making incredible breads at the only community oven in the village they have been running for many years. Just amazing!! The breads, bread dishes, the tomatoes, sardines, pasta and the olive oil(!!!) we ate were pure heaven and this unique culture of baking, bread making and food, music, friendship and hospitality will be for ever cherished in our memories. More soon!

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oliver
1 year, 10 months ago

Use Duck Duck Go and Disconnect.me.

'Advertising companies and data brokers have been quietly collecting, analysing, trading, and selling data on people for decades. What has changed is the granularity and invasiveness at which this is possible. Data brokers buy your personal data from companies you do business with; collect data such as web browsing histories from a range of sources; combine it with other information about you (such as magazine subscriptions, public government records, or purchasing histories); and sell their insights to anyone that wants to know more about you.'


https://privacyinternational.org/feature/2433/i-asked-online-tracking-company-all-my-data-and-heres-what-i-found

Memefest wrote new blogpost
1 year, 10 months ago

The Anatomy of the Book Conference
The fine people at RMIT are together with @frasermuggeridgestudio organizing this conference at RMIT...

oliver
1 year, 10 months ago

The fine people at RMIT University are organizing this conference at RMIT Barcelona titled The Anatomy of the Book.

It really is great staff, and if you have a chance, go and participate- the conference is free!

Check more here on the web site:

https://anatomyofthebook.com

Memefest wrote new blogpost
1 year, 11 months ago

Major crisis in Colombian higher education- professors and student on hunger strike!!
Dear comrades,

our friends from Universidad Caldas in Manizales Colombia have made this video to...

oliver
1 year, 11 months ago

Amazon US is selling our book InDEBTed to Intervene, Critical Lessons in Debt, Communication, Art and Theoretical Practice for $3USD, and only one copy left. No kidding!! Check it it out here:

https://www.amazon.com/InDEBTed-Intervene-Critical-Communication-Theoretical/dp/1922216267/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539430079&sr=8-1&keywords=indebted+to+intervene

hello@insightmaps.org wrote new blogpost
1 year, 11 months ago

Job Opportunity (Contract) - Systems Change, Melbourne Australia
Hi all,
Extending this.
And corrected the email address below, apologies! The one there is now c...

hello@insightmaps.org
1 year, 11 months ago

Hi all, I am posting a small job for a Communications Designer. I'm looking for someone located in Melbourne Australia. Please send on if you know anyone here that might be interested, thanks so much, Annette!

Insight Maps is a start up based in Melbourne Australia.

Targeting private donors and philanthropists it is a web platform for Systems Change.

Systems change is about addressing the root causes of social, cultural or environmental issues, which are often embedded in networks of cause and effect. It is an intentional process designed to fundamentally alter the conditions, structures and components that cause the system to behave in a certain way.

Insight Maps includes systems maps and outcomes maps of social and environmental issues.

A digital prototype and first build of the open source site is nearing completion by Masters in IT students at Melbourne University.

Annette Herschtal, the founder, is seeking a Melbourne based front and back end designer.
The contract work (up to 20 hours initially) in October and November 2018 will entail:

Briefing
* a briefing on the purpose of the platform and attending a handover with the students
Approx. 5 hours

Front and back end design
* providing advice to the front end design; including mapping, information design and web design
* implementing the agreed front end design - phase 1 (basic design)
* providing any required back end coding to enable the improved design; using knowledge of Javascript / PHP and / or Python / Django
Approx. 15 hours

There will be potential future work if the platform is picked up by a client.

The initial fee is AUD $45 / hr for up to 20 hours.

www.insightmaps.org

Expressions of Interest
Please email Annette Herschtal by 6pm on Weds October 10
e: hello@insightmaps.org
Subject: Insight Maps - EOI
Please provide
* information about you, your design areas of interest, experience and links to / examples of your work (please use dropbox for files larger than 2MB)
* attached CV or link to your LinkedIn page

Thank you !

oliver
2 years ago

Alexandra Elbakyan, is the Science’s pirate queen.

Read more about her actions against the corporate academic publishing world.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/8/16985666/alexandra-elbakyan-sci-hub-open-access-science-papers-lawsuit

Check https://sci-hub.tw/ for more than 70,000,000 free academic papers!

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Memefest wrote new blogpost
2 years ago

FOOD DEMOCRACY BOOK: ON PLEASURE PRAXIS AND OTHER THINGS
Here is full info on the book:

Food Democracy, Critical Lessons in Food, Communication, Design an...

oliver
2 years, 1 month ago

Why Is the Case of Jailed Photographer Shahidul Alam So Important? Martin Parr, Dayanita Singh, and Others Explain His Significance

The Bangladeshi photographer is being punished for criticizing the government. Here's why you should pay attention.

https://news.artnet.com/opinion/shahidul-alam-supporters-1334627

Memefest wrote new blogpost
2 years, 1 month ago

Design is Not Enough
This text was originally written during the Declarations conference at Concordia University in 2001 ...

oliver
2 years, 1 month ago

Please share this and spread the news into the data sphere as far as possible!! I met Shahidul Alam two years ago in Kathmandu where we worked together with photography students at a international workshop. Shahidul is a one of a kind media and human rights activist, the founder of Pathshala Media Institute in Dhaka, one of the best photography schools in the world and a brilliant photographer.

Here a bit more about Shahidul's work.

Please read the text bellow his photo and share this widely!!!

Shahidul Alam #freeShahidulAlam

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Latest update through UNB
Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Detectives detained Shahidul Alam, Managing Director of Drik Gallery and Chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, here on Sunday night.

Additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DB) Abdul Baten said a team of Detective Branch of police detained Shahidul from his Dhanmondi residence for interrogation over his Facebook posts on the ongoing student protests.
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Internationally renowned photographer Dr Shahidul Alam, Managing Director, Drik, was forcibly abducted from his house in Dhanmondi, Dhaka after 10pm on 5 Aug 2018. According to security guards of the apartment building and other eyewitness reports, there were roughly 30 to 35 men, in plain clothes, who claimed to be from the Detective Branch (DB), who went upstairs, brought down Dr Alam, who was screaming as he was forcibly pushed into the waiting car, a HiAce, with the words Popular Life Insurance, written on the outside. They taped up the CCTV camera, and took away the CCTV camera footage. The guards were manhandled and locked up. His partner Rahnuma Ahmed, was in a neigbouring flat, raced downstairs on hearing the scream, but the car carrying him and two other cars waiting outside, sped away.

oliver
2 years, 1 month ago
The link did not post so here it is: more about his work:

http://drik.net/shahidul-alam-my-journey-as-a-witness/
oliver
2 years, 1 month ago
Here the link to sign the petition to free Shahidul Alam. Please support and sign:

https://www.change.org/p/free-shahidul-alam
oliver commented on gabriellaprovoked's blogpost The Equal Standard
2 years, 1 month ago

"Hey Gabriella, thanks for posting about your exciting Zine! I am very much looking forward to see th..."

oliver likes gabriellaprovoked 's blogpost
2 years, 1 month ago

The Equal Standard

gabriellaprovoked wrote new blogpost
2 years, 1 month ago

The Equal Standard
Issue #5 of The Equal Standard is out now! The Equal Standard Broadzine is Australia’s latest free i...

oliver
2 years, 1 month ago

A short video accompanying the current exhibition "We Protest!", giving you a glimpse of the Melbourne protest culture. Great stuff!

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oliver
2 years, 2 months ago

Branding = artificial scarcity

read this:

Burberry’s destruction of £28m of leftover clothing shows fashion is still all about class

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/07/burberry-s-destruction-28m-leftover-clothing-shows-fashion-still-all-about-class

rok
ABOUT ME

Username

rok


Name

Rok Klemencic


Gender

male


Country

Slovenia


Description

I am a graphic designer from the coast of Slovenia, hungry to amplify MEMES with strong/ethical content.
Right now I am doing a master in Visual communication studies in the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana researching the theme of Ecology in Graphic Design. Otherwise I work as a graphic designer for Studio Poper, a communication studio with strong social engagement, based in Ljubljana.

Some of my design work here:
http://be.net/r0k0


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

When I realized, as a young visual communicator, that we live in a neoliberal absurdness surrounded by ethical crisis, I wanted to involve all my creative energies to projects connected with deep ethical connotation.

In 2003 or 2004 I found out the project called Memefest, which was kind of revelation for me. The content on the website impressed me so much, because there I found a quite big international community of people thinking and creating in the way I wanted to do it.
After all Memefest project was developed in Slovenia, I really loved the concept and I said to myself that it was insane not to try to get involved. At that point I realized that I need to get in contact with the organization. I really wanted to know the team and I was open for absorbing new knowledge.
At the time my anger on visual pollution that commercial visual communication was producing was enormous, and I thought that collaboration with people involved in Memefest community can just help me to make my point of view clearer.

That feeling of anger, now mixed with other feelings, is still here, that`s why I am still a part of Memefest.


Faculty

Academy of Visual arts and Design / Ljubljana


Education

visual art pedagogy, visual communication


Working place

Renderspace


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