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rok

DESIGNER   +   ACTIVIST   +   OUTSIDE_OF_CLASIFICATIONS

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oliver
2 years, 7 months ago

This is a fantastic text on the state of today's universities:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/whose-university-is-it-anyway/#!

oliver wrote new blogpost
2 years, 7 months ago

Community Harvest Project
Hello all! I find this super meaningful and I am seeking your support. I have been participating in ...

oliver
2 years, 9 months ago

Read about the ZAD, the largest squat on Europe, in the Guardian article bellow. After years of successfully defending the ZAD from the French authorities a new wave of threatening eviction is under way.

"The story of “la ZAD” in western France began more than half a century ago, when the French government earmarked the site for a new airport as part of a plan to create a transatlantic “Great West” gateway to France and Europe.

Years of consultations, arguments and indecision supposedly ended in 2008, when the €580 million project was given official approval. The squatters began arriving the same year, claiming they were responding to an appeal from farmers fighting compulsory purchase orders. No airport-related construction has since taken place on the 1,650-hectare site."

Full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/dec/28/end-of-la-zad-frances-utopian-anti-airport-community-faces-bitter-last-stand?CMP=share_btn_fb

Sttwn
2 years, 7 months ago
this is great stuff Oliver-
oliver
2 years, 7 months ago

No Alternative

How culture jamming was culture-jammed

http://reallifemag.com/no-alternative/

SanFrancisco likes Kath Wilson 's blogpost
2 years, 8 months ago

New book out on DIY activism

Memefest wrote new blogpost
2 years, 8 months ago

Food/Media/Crisis - Memefest Los Angeles sessions
Food/Media/Crisis:
Memefest Los Angeles sessions
Feb 9-10, 2018
Pomona College LA

A special ...

oliver commented on Kath Wilson's blogpost New book out on DIY activism
2 years, 8 months ago

"Hi uli.l, I just checked and the book is available online, for example here on Book Depository: http..."

oliver likes Kath Wilson 's blogpost
2 years, 8 months ago

New book out on DIY activism

oliver
2 years, 9 months ago

Snowden's New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

https://www.wired.com/story/snowden-haven-app-turns-phone-into-home-security-system/

oliver
2 years, 9 months ago


“Weaponized Pleasure”

Douglas Rushkoff in conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

<iframe src="https://player.pippa.io/teamhuman/episodes/ep67-genesis-breyer-p-orridge-weaponized-pleasure" frameBorder="0" width="100%" height="110px"></iframe>

oliver
2 years, 9 months ago
sorry, the embed code does not work here, check the next post above where I posted a direct URL link!
oliver
2 years, 9 months ago

“Weaponized Pleasure”

Douglas Rushkoff in conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

https://player.pippa.io/teamhuman/episodes/ep67-genesis-breyer-p-orridge-weaponized-pleasure

oliver wrote new blogpost
2 years, 9 months ago

Food Democracy book presentation Webinar!
Three weeks ago I did this live Webinar with Online School of Food Design founder Francesca Zampollo...

oliver
2 years, 9 months ago

Respect is when you change your own life. Public space is where you share that possibility.

Check this: Driving the Golden Spike, The Aesthetics of Anthropocene Public Space by Brian Holmes

http://deeptimechicago.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Holmes-Golden-Spike.pdf

oliver
2 years, 10 months ago

Here a link to the Food Democracy book Webinar I did this morning with Francesca Zampollo and food designers from around the world- it is now online.

Note, it was 5 am for me here in Melbourne and I am not a coffee drinker! :) I presented our wonderful Food Democracy book more in detail and after that we had a good discussion on several issues presented in the book.

Here another link to the book with links where you can get your own copy

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8D1G4gwwVA

oliver wrote new blogpost
2 years, 10 months ago

Food Democracy Webinar!
Dear Friends, join us for the FOOD DEMOCRACY live Webinar where I will be together with Franceska Fr...

oliver
2 years, 10 months ago

So this is cool. A project to fight scams/ scamers. So next time you get a scam email, exmpl. someone wants to send you 5 million USD out of nothing send the email you have received to me@rescam.org

But check out this video that explains it all:

http://www.e-flux.com/journal/83/141287/overcoming-internet-disillusionment-on-the-principles-of-meme-design/

oliver
2 years, 10 months ago
oliver
3 years, 3 months ago

Here an interview tactical media guru and director of the Institute of Network culture in Amsterdam Geert Lovink made with me on the addictive power of Memes. It is their crucial nature in my opinion and never it became as explicit as now. It is crucial to understand these characteristics of memes in order to develop responses to the current media environment. There is also a crucial shift in the way visual memes operate and in the very logic of communication design.

http://networkcultures.org/geert/2017/06/22/interview-with-oliver-vodeb-memefest-on-the-addictive-power-of-memes-today/

stephen_designer
2 years, 11 months ago
Great interview Oliver about addictive power of memes today, I really enjoyed reading it. Do you know, or anyone else, have an example of a large company that has used memes in a campaign to create financial profit & can you share a link to it? I'm just curious if the company meme results look too manufactured due to a big company budget & maybe producing a space for it to thrive so it potentially becomes less effective as compared to naturally organic occurring memes made from a social action for example. At the moment I'm basically looking for a comparison on the high design memes to low design memes if that makes sense.
oliver
2 years, 10 months ago
stephen_designer
2 years, 11 months ago

I'm ecstatic, I just found a way to use my art & design to help an environmental issue close to my heart, & leave a positive legacy for thousands of years! It's already a proven successful strategy & of course one day other factors may reduce its effectiveness but finding a greater purpose for my creativity has been a struggle for me for some years. I'll write about it soon. :)

stephen_designer
2 years, 11 months ago

I read this article "An Existential View Of Loneliness" years ago when I was lonely and it helped me think better about loneliness. Rethinking and changing my perspective of loneliness, so I hope it can benefit someone in some way by sharing it here. "Loneliness, on this view, is an experience to be welcomed rather than banished, for it brings us face to face with two of life's most important questions: What is life really all about, and how should I use my freedom to define myself?" Link here: http://philosophicalsociety.com/Archives/An%20Existential%20View%20Of%20Loneliness.htm

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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