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oliver
3 years, 5 months ago

Here some very good research on Facebook, highly recommend!

https://labs.rs/en/

oliver
3 years, 5 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
3 years, 6 months ago

This is great- Open Source seeds!

http://opensourceseeds.org/en/home

oliver
3 years, 8 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
3 years, 8 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
3 years, 8 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
3 years, 8 months ago

Is America Prepared for Meme Warfare?

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

Sttwn
3 years, 8 months ago
I am here. We are not prepared as last I checked.
oliver
3 years, 8 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
3 years, 9 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
3 years, 9 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
3 years, 9 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
3 years, 10 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
3 years, 11 months 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
3 years, 10 months ago
Thanks Oliver, crazy dangerous indeed!
oliver
3 years, 11 months 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
3 years, 11 months 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
3 years, 11 months ago

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oliver
4 years 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
4 years 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...

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ABOUT ME

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Name

Robbie Cormier


Birth year

1989


Gender

male


Country

Canada


Website

http://mnermal.com


Faculty

Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University


Music I like

Laughing Stock by Talk Talk · Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk · Hearts of Palm by Idaho · The Air Force by Xiu Xiu · Standards by Tortoise · Ravedeath, 1972 by Tim Hecker · Ardour by Teebs · The Enchanter Persuaded by Sinoia Caves · The Sound of the Colour of the Sun by SIANspheric · Loveless by My Bloody Valentine · Kid A by Radiohead · Doolittle by Pixies · Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd · Replica by Oneohtrix Point Never · Low-life by New Order · No Flashlight by Mount Eerie · Kind of Blue by Miles Davis · The Glow, Pt. 2 by The Microphones · Mezzanine by Massive Attack · Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem · Grace by Jeff Buckley · Love Remains by How to Dress Well · Disintegration by The Cure · Calling Out of Context by Arthur Russell +++


Books I like

Schizoanalytic Cartographies by Félix Guattari · Chaosophy by Félix Guattari · Soft Subversions by Félix Guattari · Escape the Overcode by Brian Holmes · The Exploit by Alexander Galloway & Eugene Thacker · Philosophy and Simulation by Manuel DeLanda · Foucault by Gilles Deleuze · Steps to an Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson · The Practice of Everyday Life by Michel de Certeau · Dark Fiber by Geert Lovink · Cyber-Marx by Nick Dyer-Witheford · Negative Horizon by Paul Virilio · A Hacker Manifesto by McKenzie Wark · Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani · Sciences of the Artificial by Herbert Simon · Metapolitics by Alain Badiou · Wonderboys by Michael Chabon · Oracle Night by Paul Auster · Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut · White Noise by Don DeLillo · Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky +++


Films I like

Stalker by Andrey Tarkovsky · Adaptation by Spike Jonze · Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kauffman · Being John Malkovich by Spike Jonze · Blow-up by Michelangelo Antonioni · Melancholia by Lars von Trier · Eraserhead by David Lynch · Children of Men by Alfonso Cuarón · Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola · Pi by Darren Aronofsky · High Fidelity by Stephen Frears +++


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