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embodiedmedia

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oliver
5 years, 5 months ago

Disobedient Electronics booklet edited and hand-crafted by Garnet Hertz.

http://we-make-money-not-art.com/disobedient-electronics-protest/?utm_content=buffer63afa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

lisagye
5 years, 5 months ago
This looks amazing. I've just submitted a request for a copy. So many great ideas in here.
oliver
5 years, 6 months ago

Here some very good research on Facebook, highly recommend!

https://labs.rs/en/

oliver
5 years, 7 months ago

Facebook showed advertisers how it has the capacity to identify when teenagers feel “insecure”, “worthless” and “need a confidence boost”, according to a leaked documents based on research quietly conducted by the social network.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/01/facebook-advertising-data-insecure-teens

oliver
5 years, 7 months ago

This is great- Open Source seeds!

http://opensourceseeds.org/en/home

oliver
5 years, 9 months ago

The Critique of Design Thinking is a bit naive, but there is a lot in here which deserves support. Quite a few things similar to our Memefest workshop approaches. The idea that good design is potentially solving problems created by bad design is one of them. Still what's missing is an emphasis on decolonization:

https://www.fastcodesign.com/3068235/want-to-fight-inequality-forget-design-thinking

oliver
5 years, 9 months ago

This is really worrying if we don't find an alternative. Its interesting because the growing distrust to media was mostly visible in advertising first. Now media as such will become distrusted but with potentially severe consequences.

AI and the End of Truth
Think the current fake news issue is bad? It won’t get any better with AI.

https://medium.com/swlh/ai-and-the-end-of-truth-9a42675de18#.tj0bq4yuq

oliver
5 years, 9 months ago

Organizing for protest on Facebook will make you vulnerable as your activities are monitored and data fwd to police and other control agencies:


Inauguration-protest arrests lead to Facebook data prosecution
Move fast and break democracy.


https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/10/inauguration-protest-arrests-lead-to-facebook-data-prosecution/

oliver
5 years, 10 months ago

Is America Prepared for Meme Warfare?

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/meme-warfare?utm_source=mbfb

Sttwn
5 years, 9 months ago
I am here. We are not prepared as last I checked.
oliver
5 years, 9 months ago

This is a must read to understand the logic of current medias "fake news" potential.

The Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/veles-macedonia-fake-news/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

oliver
5 years, 11 months ago

Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition

Hyperface project involves printing patterns on to clothing or textiles that computers interpret as a face, in fightback against intrusive technology

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/04/anti-surveillance-clothing-facial-recognition-hyperface?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

oliver
5 years, 11 months ago

It is great to see how Jafri connects with other protesters and voices with his unifying message STOP RACISM NOW.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/protesters-blocked-traffic-at-flinders-street-station-20170103-gtlgun.html

Here again the website created at this years Memefest- check it out and do consider supporting Jafri's campaign with a donation. It will truly go a long way!!

https://www.stopracismnow.org/

oliver
5 years, 11 months ago

Go Pro: The Hyper-Professionalization of the Emerging Artist

http://www.artnews.com/2016/03/09/go-pro-the-hyper-professionalization-of-the-emerging-artist/

oliver
5 years, 11 months ago

A necessary read on how machines, software and AI are changing the culture of photography and image

Invisible Images (Your Pictures Are Looking at You)
By Trevor Paglen

http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/invisible-images-your-pictures-are-looking-at-you/

So what is the future of photography and communication design? And how should we change what we teach students in both areas to remain both fields as a relevant body of knowledge- practiced by humans?

oliver
6 years ago

This is super interesting and important to read. Trumps communication culture is based on "black FB posts"- and labor exploitation via design crowd sourcing platforms in Asia.

How the Trump Campaign Built an Identity Database and Used Facebook Ads to Win the Election:

https://medium.com/startup-grind/how-the-trump-campaign-built-an-identity-database-and-used-facebook-ads-to-win-the-election-4ff7d24269ac#.a8g1zym56

and this:

Never mind the algorithms: the role of click farms and exploited digital labor in Trump’s election

http://www.casilli.fr/2016/11/20/never-mind-the-algorithms-the-role-of-exploited-digital-labor-and-global-click-farms-in-trumps-election/

Vida
6 years ago
Thanks Oliver, crazy dangerous indeed!
oliver
6 years ago

Read this, its important:

Surveillance Self-Defense Against the Trump Administration

https://theintercept.com/2016/11/12/surveillance-self-defense-against-the-trump-administration/

oliver
6 years ago

I would like to invite you all to the Memefest Symposium/ Workshops/ Interventions starting in ten days on the 21.11. at Swinburne University, here in Melbourne. We will again reconnect the Memefest network. We have invited fantastic people from around the world to work with. We will research and practice PLEASURE. Come, you are warmly invited.

Register for the free event here:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2nd-memefestswinburne-extradisciplinary-symposium-workshop-intervention-tickets-28748618893

oliver
6 years ago

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oliver
6 years, 1 month ago

Why the world fears refugees
Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman's words about why people in the EU, and elsewhere, are scared of refugees.

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Memefest wrote new blogpost
6 years, 1 month ago

Memefest/Swinburne International Symposium/ Workshops Intervention 21-28 November, 2016 Swinburne University
We are highly excited to announce that from November 21st to November 28th , Memefest will again hol...

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