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stephen_designer

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oliver
4 days, 3 hours ago

The beautiful power or words: A Priest and His Political Billboards in Australia

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43985084

oliver
2 weeks, 6 days ago

David Harvey, a Marxist critique of higher Education

https://soundcloud.com/freshed-podcast/freshed-100-a-marxist-critique-of-higher-education-david-harvey

oliver
1 month ago

This is a very important read. John Jordan on the Revenge against the commons, writes about the recent attempts by the French Government to evict The ZAD, the largest autonomous zone in Europe.

https://zadforever.blog/2018/04/24/the-revenge-against-the-commons/

Vida
4 weeks, 1 day ago
Thanks Oli! Important happenings in the Zad.
oliver
1 month, 1 week ago

An urgent message from our friend John Jordan!!

A CALL FOR INTERGALACTIC SOLIDARITY ACTIONS EVERYWHERE TO END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ZAD OF NOTRE DAME DES LANDES

We are writing with the smell of tear gas rising from our fingers. The springtime symphony of birdsong is punctuated by the explosive echo of concussion grenades. Our eyes are watering, less from the gas than the sadness; because our friends’ homes, barns and organic farms are being destroyed. Bulldozers, supported by 2500 riot police, armored vehicles, helicopters and drones, are rampaging through these forests, pastures and wetlands to crush the future we are building here on the to the zad (The zone à defendre).

See and read more here:
https://zadforever.blog/2018/04/11/a-call-for-intergalactic-solidarity-actions-everywhere-to-end-the-destruction-of-the-zad-of-notre-dame-des-landes/

oliver
1 month, 2 weeks ago

This is very interesting and at the same time a bit bizarre. Who wants to see on the smart phone live stream of what is in our fridge?

To Invade Homes, Tech Is Trying to Get in Your Kitchen

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/25/technology/smart-homes-tech-kitchen.html

oliver
1 month, 2 weeks ago


Check out this link as it gives very helpful insight on what is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/28/all-the-data-facebook-google-has-on-you-privacy

renfah
1 month, 2 weeks ago
facebook stole my account 6 years ago - coz i got nearly 5000 followers - and they wanted my REAL NAME, not with me...cheers
oliver
1 month, 2 weeks ago
What do you mean, they "stole your account"?
oliver
1 month, 3 weeks ago

This has been around for a while now, but media seems to be slowly reporting on this. It is one of the more fascinating social developments in our current world, one that - I think- will radically alter peoples autonomy. I have asked my Chinese students about this, - they did not know anything about this development.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-31/chinas-social-credit-system-punishes-untrustworthy-citizens/9596204?pfmredir=sm

oliver
2 months ago

The newest of the arguments that make the case we should be using independent and autonomous social networks like the one on memefest.org!


Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/cambridge-analytica-facebook-influence-us-election

oliver
3 months, 3 weeks ago

s2art
2 months, 1 week ago
Wonderful
oliver
2 months, 3 weeks ago

I remember Memefest 2014, here in Melbourne.
Our theme was Dialogue, more precisely "Radical Intimacies: Dialogue in our Times". Giving my lecture at the symposium I was explaining how much effort we were putting into programming and designing an autonomous online social network on memefest.org and how funny and sad it is that so many artists, activists etc. actually use pretty much exclusively Facebook to network and self promote. What we could observe back than was a strong indicator or what is happening now. Facebook is not a place for non profits, activists, artists groups, because our outreach is dictated by how much we are willing to pay. Not paying for our posts on FB simply means our reach will be super small, like 3 % of our following on a FB page. It is very important to understand this. Memefest is a free for all social network, no surveillance, no data mining, no advertising, no payment, and a community that is actually reading the posts, not just scanning and linking them. So lets keep on being active here and nurture this space, and make use of it!

s2art
2 months, 1 week ago
Hi Oliver, it was great meeting you yesterday at the book fair, the coincidence is too strong to ignore.
oliver
2 months, 1 week ago

We are inviting you to the book launch of Food Democracy by Oliver Vodeb, Saturday March 17h @ 2pm!

Called by the publisher Intellect books UK “A new type of academic book”, and by reviewers “a seminal text”, “urgent” and “extraordinary”, Food Democracy asks how to make socially responsive communication, design and art that counters the role of the food industry as a machine of consumption. More than four years in making and more than 200 people involved in this extradisciplinary research, Food Democracy by Oliver Vodeb is out now.


The beautifully designed full color book also includes for the first time a unique and delicious compilation of socially engaged cooking recipes by the academic, design, artist and activist community. Aiming not just to advance scholarship, but to push ahead real change in the world, Food Democracy is essential reading for scholars and citizens alike.


Melbourne Design Week 2018 is brought to you by the National Gallery of Victoria in partnership with Creative Victoria.


The book presentation will be followed by a discussion with Daryl Taylor and the audience


Link to NGV website: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/food-democracy-book-launch/

Link to book: http://memefest.org/en/fooddemocracy/


Book launch at:

Saturday March 17th
2pm–3pm
Testing Grounds
Booking is not required.
1-23 City Rd, Southbank, Melbourne

oliver
2 months, 4 weeks 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
3 months, 3 weeks ago

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

oliver
4 months, 3 weeks 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
3 months, 3 weeks ago
this is great stuff Oliver-
oliver
3 months, 3 weeks ago

No Alternative

How culture jamming was culture-jammed

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

oliver commented on Kath Wilson's blogpost New book out on DIY activism
4 months, 1 week 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
4 months, 1 week ago

New book out on DIY activism

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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