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Festival results published. GOOD WORK!

Wow, what a fantastic response! Visual communicators, critical writers, artists, educators, activists, researchers from around the world responded to our outlines and sent their reflections in various media. Our curators and editors worked three weeks, reviewed the submissions and selected max 7 works each. As part of Memefest Award, each work got substantial written feedback and all is published on /line. You can see the great results here:


Now it is up to you to check the works and comments and of course engage in to the discussion yourself!

One important thing: Memefest workshop in June will invite 20 of the best participants to Netherlands for a fantastic week of research, experiment, creation and party. Because there is more than twenty authors curated and edited we will have to do a additional internal selection.

We will work closely with workshop mentors on this and going through this process publicly as much as possible, so you will be able to follow it. We will also provide a more in depth comment to this years submissions, selected works and the whole festival.

After 2 1/2 years from our last festival edition we did it again! The in between time that we took for re conceptualization payed off. We think that this years festival was particularly strong and we enjoyed working on it a lot.

At Memefest we are very inspired by your work. It keeps us happy working on this project and makes us even more determined to contribute to a wide change of communication theory and practice- for the better. Congratulations to everyone who participated, and special congratulations to everyone whose work got curated and (will be) edited.



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11 years, 10 months ago

Dear Oliver,

was really inspiring. thank you!




11 years, 10 months ago

don't know how, but i'm getting my enthusiasm back. thank you


11 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for the chance to participate in this process- !

11 years, 10 months ago

Would someone be so kind and comment about my work at the website www.buytheoriginal.com.br


11 years, 10 months ago

@alen: thank you too. fantastic having you on board!

@karin: very happy to hear that. let's continue collaboration!

@scott, thank you for your participation and sharing your fantastic work!

11 years, 10 months ago

Thanks again for the selection of JJPS! I'm glad to have been able to participate again and even more happy to have been selected again. Congrats to all of the other participants and those who were selected!

11 years, 10 months ago






Oliver Vodeb






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 :





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:

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.


was studiing at Faculty for social sciences University of Ljubljana


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.

Websites I like

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/

People I like

My dear family and my wonderful friends.