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oliver
4 years, 1 month 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
4 years, 1 month 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
4 years, 1 month 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
4 years, 2 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
4 years, 3 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
4 years, 3 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
4 years, 3 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
4 years, 3 months ago

The Pleasure of Radical Gardening

oliver commented on Cavenaggy1's blogpost Pleasure eating
4 years, 4 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
4 years, 4 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
4 years, 4 months ago

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

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

oliver likes vee 's work
4 years, 5 months ago

TRISKAIDEKA | 13 | UMAMI

oliver
4 years, 5 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
4 years, 5 months ago

The Patchwork Model

oliver
4 years, 5 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
4 years, 6 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
4 years, 6 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
4 years, 6 months ago

Here a good list of alternative knowledge sharing platforms:

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

oliver
4 years, 6 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

oliver
4 years, 7 months ago

Part of this years Memefest PLEASURE outlines is devoted to the Pleasure of Hospitality (and being human). Here a wonderful short film about conversations between refugees and tourists on the Greek Island Lesbos:

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the-island-of-all-together/

rok
4 years, 7 months ago
What a great and touchy documentary!
mnermal
ABOUT ME

Username

mnermal


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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