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stephen_designer

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oliver commented on Kath Wilson's blogpost New book out on DIY activism
3 days, 6 hours 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
3 days, 6 hours ago

New book out on DIY activism

oliver
3 weeks, 2 days 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

oliver
4 weeks 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
1 month ago


“Weaponized Pleasure”

Douglas Rushkoff in conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

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oliver
1 month ago
sorry, the embed code does not work here, check the next post above where I posted a direct URL link!
oliver
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

oliver
1 month 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
1 month, 4 weeks 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 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago
oliver
6 months, 3 weeks 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
3 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week ago
stephen_designer
3 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
3 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

oliver
4 months ago

General Theory of the Precariat

http://networkcultures.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ToD25-Precariat-AlexFoti.pdf

About the book

From the fast-food industry to the sharing economy, precarious work has become the norm in contemporary capitalism, like the anti-globalization movement predicted it would. This book describes how the precariat came into being under neoliberalism and how it has radicalized in response to crisis and austerity. It investigates the political economy of precarity and the historical sociology of the precariat, and discusses movements of precarious youth against oligopoly and oligarchy in Europe, America, and East Asia. Foti covers the three fundamental dates of recent history: the financial crisis of 2008, the political revolutions of 2011, and the national-populist backlash of 2016, to present his class theory of the precariat and the ideology of left-populist movements. Building a theory of capitalist crisis to understand the aftermath of the Great Recession, he outlines political scenarios where the precariat can successfully fight for emancipation, and reverse inequality and environmental destruction. Written by the activist who put precarity on the map of radical thinking, this is the first work proposing a complete theory of the precariat in its actuality and potentiality.

julianne
3 months, 1 week ago
Hello Oliver, it sounds like a solid read but a bit heavy on language. Is it easy to understand?
oliver
3 months, 1 week ago
Hi Julianne it a bit dense, but have a look for your self, from the link I posted you can download a pdf. of the book for free!
julianne
3 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for getting back! Okayy, I'll have a look - thanks for sharing, I looked into the 'networkcultures' website.
Also, your profile description reads that you teach at Swinburne Uni in Melbourne?! I graduated there early this year. I would love to hear more of your work :)
oliver
3 months, 1 week ago
Are you still in Melbourne? We can meet for a chat if you come to Swinburne one day...? here is an interview with me on Networkcultures : http://networkcultures.org/geert/2017/06/22/interview-with-oliver-vodeb-memefest-on-the-addictive-power-of-memes-today/
julianne
3 months, 1 week ago
Yes, I live in Melbourne. I read that you moved to Melbourne?! So interesting. I would love to meet for a chat! We can meet at Haddons Cafe soon - what days do you teach/work there?
stephen_designer
3 months, 1 week ago
General Theory of the Precariat book seems very interesting, amazing it's free to read. I've never heard of the word Precariat until now. I'll give it a read, thanks for sharing it.
stephen_designer likes mascaro 's blogpost
3 months, 1 week ago

Talking with the moster.

stephen_designer
3 months, 1 week ago

I'm so happy to be back on memefest! It's amazing to see you are still active on here Oliver, that's awesome to see! I haven't been on memefest for three years I think.

So tonight I have just watched the new Blade Runner 2049 movie for the second time! Blade Runner 2049 is blowing my mind, both in beautiful and amazing cinematography/acting and the many various topics it brings up. Such as futuristic SciFi slavery, cloning, technology, sex, power, control, authority, ethics etc. Then architecture, music, sound design, design disciplines that helped make Blade Runner 2049 film possible! Script writing too. There are so many tiny details in the film. Just an example is the way they portray a giant built man who wears tiny glasses creating part of his character profile is interesting. I plan on watching Blade Runner 2049 three more times this month while it's still in the cinema as it's not only entertainment for me, it's also for my own personal research for the cyber punk/glitch video styles, futuristic ideology/themes.

I hope I've convinced my comrades on memefest to go see Blade Runner 2049 at the cinema soon and indulge in watching it more than once. But don't watch the full movie trailers, if you watch the two official movie trailers for Blade Runner 2049 you'll basically see the entire movie which is huge spoiler. If you want surprises don't watch the movie trailers.

You can watch the first Blade Runner movie first, but it's not totally necessary, it just helps you understand the full story line if you watch the first movie.

This Blade Runner 2049 movie has come out at the perfect timing for me as I'm super interested in cyber punk/glitch video theme/style lately. I've gotten interested in Cyber Punk/glitches because of some new computer games I've found over the past two years that are currently being developed. Wanting to experiment with glitch videos now.

Another great movie to watch I recommend is the new movie called Atomic Blonde, came out in 2017. For some of the similar reasons as Blade Runner I love Atomic Blonde movie.

But above all else I hope to now be intellectually stimulated on memefest!

sanja_star
4 months, 3 weeks ago

every mother is unique.

sanja_star
4 months, 3 weeks ago

when you're overwhelmed with the houskeeping and you just wanna go to Saturn

stephen_designer
ABOUT ME

Username

stephen_designer


Name

Stephen Hass


Birth year

1991


Gender

male


Country

Australia


Description

From creativity, art and design to environment to politics to advertising to social to lifestyle to awareness to education to history to vision to present moment action in the day to day and year to year!

Lets collaborate and achieve greatness far beyond that an individual is capable of, while enriching self-journey and togetherness.

Visual Communication Designer, Graphic Designer, Graphic Artist, Artist, Graffiti/Mural Photographer, Gaming Commentator.


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

In-depth approaches to many different situations and areas on a global scale and local scale. Making a more in-depth journey to the root of something and understanding how to best create, make, maintain, change or improve that something, is aided by being in the Memefest community.


Education

Graphic Design and Visual Communication Design. Southbank Institute of Technology and Griffith University Queensland College of Art. Self-taught illustration artist.


Working place

Brisbane, Australia


Music I like

All music. Top three genres are electronic dj mixes, rap, and alternative rock.


Books I like

Stephen is thankful he bought the book "Indebted To Intervene critical lessons in debt, communication, art & theoretical practice by Oliver Vodeb and Nikola Janovic Kolenc". Stephen thinks Indebted To Intervene is a unique and refreshing book that helps to add more elements of thinking and consideration on important topics. And holds memories of Stephen as a University student during the memefest debt theme.

Brisbane Zines are becoming more interesting to Stephen as he explores more options and possibilities for sustainable growth and community networks.

Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind by 99u.com

Thinking in Systems (2008)

New book looks like a good one to read! Design in the Borderlands (2014) by Eleni Kalantidou and Tony Fry.


Films I like

Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Atomic Blonde (2017)
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Sam Dillemans: The Madness in The Detail.
Monsters (2010)(first film by Gareth Edwards!)
The Tunnel (2011)(Carlo Ledesma Crowd-Funded!!!
Avatar (2009)(based on struggles of Amazon Rainforest and Indigenous People)
Journey To The Center Of The Earth(1959)
The Room (2003) LOL
HOME (Environment Documentary 2009 free to watch on YouTube)
Promised Land (2012)(Natural gas topic)


Communication projects I like

CollaboNation by Jess Bush.
Casualties of War (Limited edition box set of 4 action figures) by Dorothy - UK based studio.
Inkahoots
(100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear)
Unreal Tournament 4 Pre Alpha by Epic Games, free to play, open source collaboration. www.epicgames.com/unrealtournament
Unreal Engine 4
eSports growth direction is amazing but sustainability resource products for it is concerning (VR, computer screens, mouses, headsets etc)
Interactive Game Streaming a world first technology evolution/revolution currently in development!


Websites I like

www.philosophicalsociety.com (I should visit Philosophical Society more regularly...)
www.ektoplazm.com
www.suicidegirls.com (Pinup style modeling/alternative social network, suicidegirls is not pornography)


People I like

James Victore
Ken Garland
Gemma O’Brien
Peeta-3D Artist
Eleni Kalantidou
Tony Fry
Oliver Vodeb
Robert Henderson
David Sargent
Jennie Jackson
Manfred Huber
John Tarlton

and Family


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