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oliver
1 month, 3 weeks ago

This is super: between 1st- 31st October 2020 anyone can get 30% off the Food Democracy book online using the code FAN30 at the checkout!!

https://intellectbooks.com/food-democracy

oliver
1 month, 4 weeks ago

David Graeber was connected to Memefest mostly via his incredible work on Debt.

This is an invitation to come together across the world for a memorial carnival in the spirit of the one and only, David Graeber, who just left us so suddenly and unexpectedly. The invitation emerges from his wife Nika and a handful of his friends.

https://davidgraeber.industries/memorial-carnival-eng

oliver
4 months, 3 weeks ago

Here is the sound file of the dialogue between Arturo Escobar and I at the recent Participatory design conference at the Festival de la Imagen in Manizales, Colombia. It was such a pleasure and honor to talk to Arturo but also pure joy to be connected again with Colombia again and in especially in this a way!!

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The Onto-epistemic Politics of Participatory Design: A Dialogue Between Oliver Vodeb and Arturo Escobar

Oliver Vodeb and Arturo Escobar have in this special dialogue, Participatory Design Conference at the 2020 Festival de la Imagen in Manizales, looked into the radical potential of participation and design, especially in relation to knowledge. Taking a close look at the relations between the academy, practitioners and social movements, the dialogue focused on the politics of the possible, namely, a reality open for cohabitation of different worlds by design.

The conversation examined the potential for epistemic pluralism and participatory epistemologies to foster radical intimacy with each other and the earth. Looking at the growing field of critical design, Vodeb and Escobar discussed capitalism’s predatory strategies and design's role in it, while suggesting that another design, and another possible, are possible.

More on Arturo Escobar here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Esco…_(anthropologist)

More on Oliver Vodeb here: memefest.org/en/about/who_we_are_oliver_vodeb/

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oliver
4 months, 3 weeks ago
The hyperlinks I posted above do not seem to work. Here they are again: Check Arturo Escobars groundbreaking book Designs For The Pluriverse here: https://www.dukeupress.edu/designs-for-the-pluriverse/

More on Arturo Escobar here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Escobar_(anthropologist)
oliver
6 months, 1 week ago

You can join now our Memefest channel via the Telegram app:

https://t.me/memefestnetwork

gabriellaprovoked
6 months ago
Hey Oliver, I am not able to comment in the chat - not sure if this is how you intended to set it up?
oliver
6 months ago
Hey Gabriela, which chat- like here? I can see your comment. :)
gabriellaprovoked
6 months ago
Hi Oliver, oh sorry, I meant the Telegram chat.
oliver
6 months ago
Hmm, wait will check, but thanks for letting me know!
oliver
6 months ago
OK, so as it seems the Channel on Telegram is by default "read only". We opened a group now, where any member can post, comment etc. Join us here: https://t.me/memefestgroup
oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS to new Memefest book RADICAL INTIMACIES: Extradisciplinary Investigations in Making Things Public
6 months, 2 weeks ago

"What kind of problem succumbs to domination and control? The kind caused by something from the outsi..."

oliver
7 months ago

I will be posting three lectures on comradeship by Jodi Dean in the coming weeks. Here is the first one:

Learning about comradeship with Jodi Dean: Class 1

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oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Why Did We Delete the "Coronavirus COVID-19 is an act of war?" Openblog Post?
7 months, 3 weeks ago

"Hi Thomas, really nice to hear from you!
I know what you mean. We left the post online for a day an..."

oliver commented on stephen_designer's blogpost Your 20 Sources and 20 People for this Year 2020
7 months, 3 weeks ago

"I like this initiative a lot Stephen. Somehow I just got the opportunity to look into it now. Same q..."

oliver likes ize 's blogpost
7 months, 3 weeks ago

Night surf

oliver
9 months, 1 week ago

The Para-Academic Handbook: A Toolkit for Making-Learning-Creating-Acting

Edited by: Alex Wardrop and Deborah Withers

2014

There is a name for those under-and precariously employed, but actively working, academics in today’s society: the para-academic.

Para-academics mimic academic practices so they are liberated from the confines of the university. Our work, and our lives, reflect how the idea of a university as a place for knowledge production, discussion and learning, has become distorted by neo-liberal market forces.

We create alternative, genuinely open access, learning-thinking-making-acting spaces on the internet, in publications, in exhibitions, discussion groups or other mediums that seem appropriate to the situation. We don’t sit back and worry about our career developments paths. We write for the love of it, we think because we have to, we do it because we care.

http://hammeronpress.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/PHA_Final.pdf

oliver
9 months, 3 weeks ago


The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President

How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/03/the-2020-disinformation-war/605530/

oliver
11 months, 1 week ago

Merry Christmas everyone! As the holidays center so much around food, family and community we'd like to give you a little gift.

Produced by Goucher student Kylie Miller, hosted by Kylie Miller and Tashi McQueen, Featuring Eric Jackson and Floyd Godsey this podcast presents the amazing and inspiring work on Food Apartheid our brothers and sisters at the Black Yield Institute in Baltimore are doing.

The podcast is one of the many outcomes of Baltimore's Food Apartheid, a collaboration between Goucher College, Black Yield Institute and Memefest, which happened in November in Baltimore.

https://goucherstudentradio.com/2019/12/03/baltimores-food-apartheid-a-podcast-about-black-yield-institute/

francaformenti63
11 months, 1 week ago
Very interrsting!!!❤️
oliver
1 year ago

Montreal friends, come and join us this coming Wednesday:

Members of the Memefest Network were recently in Baltimore, USA working with the Black Yield Institute and students at Goucher College tackling the subject of Baltimore's Food Apartheid. Food Democracy/Food Sovereignty has been a focus of Memefest's work over the last few years and it was a special opportunity for us to work with Black Yield, an amazing community organisation based out of Cherry Hill who seek to "Cultivate Self-Determination Through Black Land & Food Sovereignty".

Memefest's Oliver Vodeb and Vida Voncina, who will be visiting Montreal, alongside Kevin Lo (LOKI/Memefest) are interested in presenting a public debrief and discussion on the work done with BYI and Goucher, as well as the Memefest Network and project more broadly. We invite those interested in design and media activism, radical pedagogy, food justice (and more!) to join us for a casual "salon" at LOKI's studio.

See more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/571852240242300/

danielmarcus
1 year ago
Great that you are doing this!
--Daniel
oliver
1 year ago
Of course... and there will be more. When are we printing all the rest of the materials?
oliver
1 year ago

The Hong Kong protests are incredibly significant for many reasons. Not only are they exceptional as people are protesting more than six months, it is also the tactics that the protesters use that are highly sophisticated.

Here is a good article about the many subversive cultures emerging from the HK uprisings:

https://graphics.reuters.com/HONGKONG-EXTRADITIONS-TACTICS/0100B0790FL/index.html

oliver
1 year ago

The Hong Kong protests are incredibly significant for many reasons. Not only are they exceptional as people are protesting more than six months, it is also the tactics that the protesters use that are highly sophisticated.

Here is a good article about the many subversive cultures emerging from the HK uprisings:

https://graphics.reuters.com/HONGKONG-EXTRADITIONS-TACTICS/0100B0790FL/index.html

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 year ago

"As we are working a lot with photographers here is an article on Afrapix, a radical photo collective..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 year ago

"Here are some great links sent to me by Pamela from Goucher, they are very useful resources, so I am..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 year ago

"Here the latest on Black Yield Institute, published by Civil Eats:

https://tinyurl.com/y2ephb4c..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 year ago

"Hello Pamela @mxpjthompson, thanks for sharing about the work you have been doing with your students..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 year, 1 month ago

"I Love Kevin's take on food and its relation to community, commoning and the potentials, which are i..."

embodiedmedia
ABOUT ME

Username

embodiedmedia


Name

keith armstrong


Birth year

1965


Gender

male


Country

Australia


Website

http://www.embodiedmedia.com


Description

KEITH ARMSTRONG LONG BIOGRAPHY:

KEITH ARMSTRONG has specialised for 18 years in collaborative, hybrid, new media works with an emphasis on ecologically motivated performance forms, site-specific electronic arts, networked interactive installations, alternative interfaces, public arts practices and art-science-industry collaborations. His ongoing research focuses on how scientific and philosophical ecologies can both influence and direct the design and conception of networked, interactive media artworks. Keith's artworks have been shown and profiled extensively both in Australia and overseas and he has been the recipient of numerous grants from the public and private sectors. He was formerly an Australia Council New Media Arts Fellow, a doctoral and Postdoctoral New Media Fellow at QUT's Creative Industries Faculty and a lead researcher at the ACID Australasian Cooperative Research Centre for Interaction Design. He is currently a part-time Senior Research Fellow (2 days pw.) at QUT and an actively practicing freelance new media artist.

Keith is a creative director, media designer and system integrator within multidisciplinary teams and a regularly invited peer assessor on state and national arts boards. His interdisciplinary work Intimate Transactions received an Honorary Mention in the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica, featured in the 2005 Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, represented Australia at the National Gallery of China for 'Media Art China' (Synthetic Times) during the 2008 Olympics Cultural Festival and was shown in 22 venues including the ICA London. It is now held in the permanent collection of ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe Germany. Keith's interactive installation, Shifting Intimacies, developed during a Arts Council England residency in London, was premiered at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London in March 2006. His recent interactive installation Knowmore (House of Commons) was shown at the Mediations Biennial in Poland in 2010. In 2011-12 he directed the 'Remnant Emergency' Artlab project in Australia, New Zealand and India with outcomes including the high profile 'Bat-Human' Project in Sydney. He is currently forging new collaborative partnerships with biodiversity conservation organisations across the Australian continent.

Keith has also written extensively about his work in international journals and books and regularly presents at international conferences, including in a keynote capacity. Keith is currently developing several new interactive works and collaborating with aboriginal collective 'Colorize' on a new interactive installation artwork, Website and GPS Tour called 'Sight/Site/Cite' based upon ideas drawn from traditional aboriginal law and understandings of place.


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

change community/politics


Faculty

QUT Brisbane Senior Research Fellow p/t


Education

ex prgrammer, electronics whack and visual/new media artist


Working place

embodiedmedia


Collaborators

many of all disciplines


COMRADES
oliver Jason