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5 years, 2 months ago

5 years, 2 months ago

Crowdfunding Campaign To Pay Fine For Tony Abbott Insult


5 years, 2 months ago

One of the weirdest animations I have ever seen - a surrealistic metaphor of contemporary living ... by David OReilly

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5 years, 3 months ago

5 years, 3 months ago

This looks good:

In the Facebook Aquarium: The Resistible Rise of Anarcho-Capitalism, Ippolita

From the publishers web site:

In their new work research collective Ippolita provides a critical investigation of the inner workings of Facebook as a model for all commercial social networks. Facebook is an extraordinary platform that can generate large profit from the daily activities of its users. Facebook may appear to be a form of free entertainment and self-promotion but in reality its users are working for the development of a new type of market where they trade relationships. As users of social media we have willingly submitted to a vast social, economic and cultural experiment.

By critically examining the theories of Californian right-libertarians, Ippolita show the thread con- necting Facebook to the European Pirate Parties, WikiLeaks and beyond. An important task today is to reverse the logic of radical transparency and apply it to the technologies we use on a daily basis. The algorithms used for online advertising by the new masters of the digital world – Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon – are the same as those used by despotic governments for personalized repression. Ippolita argues we should not give in to the logic of conspiracy or paranoia instead we must seek to develop new ways of autonomous living in our networked society.

Download the book here: http://networkcultures.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/TOD15def.pdf

oliver commented on Alana_Hunt's blogpost " the worst thing you did to us was to make politicians out of all of us"
5 years, 3 months ago

"THe link is not working!..."

oliver likes claudio.sotolongo 's blogpost
5 years, 3 months ago

homophobic bar in Havana

5 years, 3 months ago

Here is some serious Drone investigation:

Good to see more of it!

rok commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Cuba! Change in Everyday Life: Dialogue and Critique through Design in our Times
5 years, 4 months ago

"Good luck with the workshop!!!..."

oliver commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Cuba! Change in Everyday Life: Dialogue and Critique through Design in our Times
5 years, 4 months ago

"U.S.-Cuba deal expected in early July to restore ties, reopen embassies


oliver wrote new blogpost
5 years, 4 months ago

Memefest Cuba! Change in Everyday Life: Dialogue and Critique through Design in our Times
Memefest Workshop: Change in Everyday Life: Dialogue and Critique through Design in our Times


oliver wrote new blogpost
5 years, 4 months ago

Imaginary POSTERS : MAPPING Workshops
London College of Communication

Wed 10th June

– 16.00 in room D209

Lecture by Oliver Vodeb:...

5 years, 5 months ago

If the form-filling that plagues academia is pointless, why do academics comply with it?

"Yet it does not account for the moralising and punitive manner in which bureaucratic demands are formulated. They are derived from private sector managerialism, yet while they have been largely flushed out of business itself, they are applied to academia in a correctional spirit, as if it is not behaving in a sufficiently businesslike manner."


5 years, 5 months ago

The mapping of power structures masters Bureau d'Etudes have published a book with a large selection of their maps and reflections on them. Atlas of Agendas, looking very good:


5 years, 5 months ago

Tehran Becomes Giant Open-Air Art Gallery

The city's mayor had 1,500 billboards, which were once covered with advertisements, replaced with reproductions of works of art from some Western and Iranian artists...


5 years, 5 months ago




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My artwork spans a variety of disciplines, including films, photos, media art and installations. As an artist, I draw inspiration from and produce work in response to my own experience, as well as to my research. This results in a strong underlying conceptual framework, and a multi-layered approach.

My work deals with social issues. Most of my work demonstrates how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of an open society with ubiquitous interactions since the internet is a dominant platform for (anonymous) human debate. Although storytelling is inherently constructed, I try to serve the story as open as possible, without manipulating the viewer in a particular direction. Nevertheless, my stories challenge the binaries we continually reconstruct between self and other. With that, my work intends to evoke conflicting feelings and thoughts, inviting the audience to take a stand.

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Exchanging ideas and discussing with peers is important to sharpen ideas and concepts. As an artist who is dealing with social issues, being part of a (social) community and being connected with people with different ideas, is crucial in developing my work. Contemplating about ideas of others and helping them to proceed, is not only satisfying but helping me as well.


Willem de Kooning Acedemy Rotterdam, Netherlands


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