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oliver
6 years, 2 months ago

Every advert in a London Underground station has been replaced with cat photos


Why?

a) it would look amazing

b) it’s exhausting being asked to buy stuff all the time

‘Wouldn’t it be great not to worry about the holiday we can’t afford, the car we don’t need, or the body we don’t have? Imagine a world where public spaces made you feel good.


Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/12/every-advert-in-a-london-underground-station-has-been-replaced-with-cat-photos-6123655/#ixzz4K5pIg6wa



oliver
6 years, 3 months ago

Memefest PLEASURE: The Pleasure of Drugs

Just saw this fantastic news. Police caught a man who they thought was smuggling amphetamines - but now, he was trafficking another (dangerous and highly pleasurable) substance.

Swedish police arrest man in 'drugs bust' after finding huge stash of sugar in car

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/swedish-police-arrest-man-in-drugs-bust-after-finding-huge-stash-of-sugar-in-car-a7225156.html

Check Memefest outlines and more about out take on the Pleasure of drugs here: http://memefest.org/en/competition/intro/

oliver
6 years, 3 months ago

Here something very relevant to our PLEASURE outlines:

"Cartels and mafia are not about ideology, they are about business and this makes them so much more dangerous. As Islamic State is losing its ground it is worth remembering that its power and now the evening of it have been strongly tied to the oil business. As long as it was able to control oil fields in Iraq and Syria and have Turkey turning the blind eye for it to export the oil, it was powerful. In comparison to oil, cocaine fields ain’t going nowhere, the white petroleum of our time will always find and build its pipelines. Whether it is the underground tunnels bellow the Mexico-US border, submarines in the gulf of Mexico, containers on the transatlantic ships, the stomach of a human mule, planes, helicopters, cars, trucks… Where there is a movement, there can be a cocaine movement."

Check more on Roberto Savianos new book @ Anej Korsika here: http://www.versopolis.com/review/194/narco-capitalism

Memefest 2016 - The Pleasure of Drugs
Check here: http://memefest.org/…/competi…/criticalwriting_2016outlines/

oliver
6 years, 3 months ago

Here a post in Ricochet Media about Memefest and especially about our new MOBILIZATION category:

https://ricochet.media/en/1339/memefest-change-the-conversation-change-the-world

oliver
6 years, 4 months ago

"Designers have played an active role in creating digital and physical borders to prevent refugees entering Europe". But can and should the refugee crisis be treated as a design problem?

Memefest PLEASURE: The Pleasure of Hospitality (and being human)
Read the outlines here: http://memefest.org/…/visualcommunicationpractice_2016outl…/

Read more about the relation between design and refugees here:
http://www.dezeen.com/…/ruben-pater-opinion-what-design-ca…/

oliver commented on lisagye's blogpost The Pleasure of Radical Gardening
6 years, 4 months ago

"I just read this text:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-hangman-of-critique/#!

On the L..."

oliver commented on lisagye's blogpost The Pleasure of Radical Gardening
6 years, 4 months ago

"This is wonderful. I miss gardening so much, something I always did before I came to Australia. We a..."

oliver likes lisagye 's blogpost
6 years, 4 months ago

The Pleasure of Radical Gardening

oliver commented on Cavenaggy1's blogpost Pleasure eating
6 years, 6 months ago

"Hi, you need to submit your work here:

http://memefest.org/en/competition/application_form/..."

oliver commented on alejabedoya422's blogpost El placer en el ambiente sano
6 years, 6 months ago

"Hi, You need to submit your work here:
http://memefest.org/en/competition/application_form/..."

oliver commented on EstfaniaOrtizP's blogpost El placer de ayudar a los caninos sin hogar
6 years, 6 months ago

"Hi Estefania, you need to submit your work here:

http://memefest.org/en/competition/application_f..."

oliver likes vee 's work
6 years, 6 months ago

TRISKAIDEKA | 13 | UMAMI

oliver
6 years, 6 months ago

This is good. While "critical making" here is focusing on product design mostly, the concept can be extended to visual communication. Relevant to what we do: http://current.ecuad.ca/what-is-critical-making

oliver likes HyperLinker 's blogpost
6 years, 6 months ago

The Patchwork Model

oliver
6 years, 7 months ago

Addiction as the driving model of Facebook: http://nyti.ms/1N6K0rO

See here our festival outlines:

Capitalisms business models are based on addiction. New clothes, new technology, permanently new and innovative strategies in institutions, new cars, new mobile phones new this and that, are what we can see everyday. And our addictions rising- just think of our addiction from screens and social media and the internet- the perfect complementary drug to the pharmaceuticals- the legal drug of choice- creating an atmosphere, but never demanding, or even destroying – focus or attention. While “expanding horizons”, “exploring consciousness” and "hedonism" used to be a quality of drugs, pharmaceuticals are correctives, ironing out inappropriate behaviour. No wonder the drugged masses like to do the “right thing”. Little pleasure the pharmaceuticals give us, we must add as well.

Check the whole outlines here:

http://memefest.org/en/memeblog/2016/03/memefest--festival-outlines-pleasure/



oliver
6 years, 7 months ago

Here a good piece on the Managerial University. I see this happening every day. Its really worth your time! Whats the alternative?

http://www.demosproject.net/the-managerial-university-a-failed-experiment/

oliver
6 years, 7 months ago

The Boston Globe recently published a fake cover imagining a time when Donald Trump would be president. The first major daily doing it as the Yes Men did it with their fake New York times - although this was an art project. Art imitates life imitates art imitating life....Here more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/10/trump-president-boston-globe-predicts-news-fake-front-page

oliver
6 years, 7 months ago

Here a good list of alternative knowledge sharing platforms:

http://liquidbooks.pbworks.com/w/page/106264335/Alternative%20Platforms

oliver
6 years, 8 months ago

Remember Memefest 2013: DEBT-

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/29/fbi-coordinated-crackdown-occupy

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