1 day, 1 hour 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.
1 day, 22 hours 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.
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Is America Prepared for Meme Warfare?
4 days, 21 hours ago
This is a must read to understand the logic of current medias "fake news" potential.
The Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News
1 month, 2 weeks 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
1 month, 2 weeks ago
It is great to see how Jafri connects with other protesters and voices with his unifying message STOP RACISM NOW.
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!!
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Go Pro: The Hyper-Professionalization of the Emerging Artist
2 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
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?
2 months, 3 weeks 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:
Never mind the algorithms: the role of click farms and exploited digital labor in Trump’s election
3 months, 1 week ago
Read this, its important:
Surveillance Self-Defense Against the Trump Administration
3 months, 1 week 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:
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4 months, 1 week ago
Why the world fears refugees
Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman's words about why people in the EU, and elsewhere, are scared of refugees.
4 months, 2 weeks 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...
5 months ago
Occupy Wall Street:
Where Are They Now?
5 months, 1 week ago
Every advert in a London Underground station has been replaced with cat photos
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
5 months, 2 weeks 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
Check Memefest outlines and more about out take on the Pleasure of drugs here: http://memefest.org/en/competition/intro/
I'm an educator, activist, media maker and sometime writer who is interested in social justice, social change, critical theory and media practices.
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Politics and Media
Oliver Vodeb, Darren Tofts, Danny Butt, Andrew Dodd, Fibreculture network, my colleagues & students
Music I like
The Avett Brothers
Too too many others
Books I like
Anything by Jacques Derrida
Doreen Massey For Space
Wanderlust Rebecca Solnit
Debating Derrida Niall Lucy
Memory Trade Darren Tofts
Applied Grammatology Gregory Ulmer
The Medium is the Massage Marshall McLuhan
A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
The Practice of Everyday Life Michel De Certeau
A History of Reading Alberto Manguel
Anything by Gabriel Marcia Marquez, Milan Kundera, Jorge Luis Borges, Kurt Vonnegut, Ian McEwan, Greil Marcus, Mark Amerika.
Zadie Smith On Beauty
Films I like
Once Upon a Time in the West
Whatever happened to Baby Jane
To Kill a Mockingbird
Once upon a time in America
La Dolce Vita
Wings of Desire
Cigarettes and Coffee
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
Midnight in Paris
Communication projects I like
The People's Tour
The Yes Men
Media that Matters
People I like
Too many to mention