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oliver

DESIGNER   +   RESEARCHER   +   EDUCATOR   +   THEORIST   +   CREATIVE_DIRECTOR   +   OUTSIDE_OF_CLASIFICATIONS   +   INTERVENTIONIST

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oliver
1 day, 16 hours ago

The beautiful power or words: A Priest and His Political Billboards in Australia

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43985084

oliver
2 weeks, 3 days ago

David Harvey, a Marxist critique of higher Education

https://soundcloud.com/freshed-podcast/freshed-100-a-marxist-critique-of-higher-education-david-harvey

oliver
3 weeks, 6 days ago

This is a very important read. John Jordan on the Revenge against the commons, writes about the recent attempts by the French Government to evict The ZAD, the largest autonomous zone in Europe.

https://zadforever.blog/2018/04/24/the-revenge-against-the-commons/

Vida
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Thanks Oli! Important happenings in the Zad.
s2art
2 months ago

I wonder. Is being a flaneur in the 21st century a bad thing? And when I say flaneur I mean one with a camera on them at all times. Take this picture fir example. I was wandering a part of Melbourne's CBD I rarely walk when I stumbled upon this fabulous interactive and engaging political artwork.

oliver
2 months ago
Hey, thanks for sharing this and thank you for showing it to me. I will meet with steve, who did this work tomorrow, I had no idea he is in town and wanted to talk to him for a while, thanks again. Also, was cool to meet you, we should go for a drink and a chat sometime!
s2art
2 months ago
No worries Oliver. Would love to have a chat and drink...
oliver
2 months ago
Yes, lets catch up sometimes after easter break perhaps? Have met with Steve Lambert, the artist behind the Capitalism sign yesterday. Great guy!
s2art
2 months ago
I think that's great idea, I'm on term break from 30th March to the 14th of April so am free most days... I live in the "west" but am happy to come across to St.Kilda or Hawthorn for a coffee or drink ...
oliver
2 months ago
Great, lets be in touch and find a day/time! All best!
s2art
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hi Oliver, wow time has flown and is running out. How does Tuesday or Wednesday next week sound for a catchup?
oliver
1 month, 1 week ago
Sorry S2art, was a bit of a crazy time- just million things etc..
I am teaching Tuesday and Wednesday the whole afternoon till into the evening, how about another day?
s2art
1 month, 1 week ago
Sure, Fridays are good for me; generally...
oliver
1 month, 1 week ago

An urgent message from our friend John Jordan!!

A CALL FOR INTERGALACTIC SOLIDARITY ACTIONS EVERYWHERE TO END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ZAD OF NOTRE DAME DES LANDES

We are writing with the smell of tear gas rising from our fingers. The springtime symphony of birdsong is punctuated by the explosive echo of concussion grenades. Our eyes are watering, less from the gas than the sadness; because our friends’ homes, barns and organic farms are being destroyed. Bulldozers, supported by 2500 riot police, armored vehicles, helicopters and drones, are rampaging through these forests, pastures and wetlands to crush the future we are building here on the to the zad (The zone à defendre).

See and read more here:
https://zadforever.blog/2018/04/11/a-call-for-intergalactic-solidarity-actions-everywhere-to-end-the-destruction-of-the-zad-of-notre-dame-des-landes/

oliver
1 month, 1 week ago

This is very interesting and at the same time a bit bizarre. Who wants to see on the smart phone live stream of what is in our fridge?

To Invade Homes, Tech Is Trying to Get in Your Kitchen

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/25/technology/smart-homes-tech-kitchen.html

oliver
1 month, 2 weeks ago


Check out this link as it gives very helpful insight on what is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/28/all-the-data-facebook-google-has-on-you-privacy

renfah
1 month, 2 weeks ago
facebook stole my account 6 years ago - coz i got nearly 5000 followers - and they wanted my REAL NAME, not with me...cheers
oliver
1 month, 2 weeks ago
What do you mean, they "stole your account"?
oliver
1 month, 2 weeks ago

This has been around for a while now, but media seems to be slowly reporting on this. It is one of the more fascinating social developments in our current world, one that - I think- will radically alter peoples autonomy. I have asked my Chinese students about this, - they did not know anything about this development.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-31/chinas-social-credit-system-punishes-untrustworthy-citizens/9596204?pfmredir=sm

rok likes Memefest 's blogpost
1 month, 3 weeks ago

Food/Media/Crisis - Memefest Los Angeles sessions

oliver
2 months ago

The newest of the arguments that make the case we should be using independent and autonomous social networks like the one on memefest.org!


Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/cambridge-analytica-facebook-influence-us-election

francaformenti63 wrote new blogpost
2 months ago

Open call for residence!!! Occupy the kitchen !
the project


Occupy the kitchen! is a food artivism project where contemporary practices that a...

oliver
3 months, 3 weeks ago

s2art
2 months ago
Wonderful
oliver
2 months, 3 weeks ago

I remember Memefest 2014, here in Melbourne.
Our theme was Dialogue, more precisely "Radical Intimacies: Dialogue in our Times". Giving my lecture at the symposium I was explaining how much effort we were putting into programming and designing an autonomous online social network on memefest.org and how funny and sad it is that so many artists, activists etc. actually use pretty much exclusively Facebook to network and self promote. What we could observe back than was a strong indicator or what is happening now. Facebook is not a place for non profits, activists, artists groups, because our outreach is dictated by how much we are willing to pay. Not paying for our posts on FB simply means our reach will be super small, like 3 % of our following on a FB page. It is very important to understand this. Memefest is a free for all social network, no surveillance, no data mining, no advertising, no payment, and a community that is actually reading the posts, not just scanning and linking them. So lets keep on being active here and nurture this space, and make use of it!

s2art
2 months ago
Hi Oliver, it was great meeting you yesterday at the book fair, the coincidence is too strong to ignore.
oliver
ABOUT ME

Username

oliver


Name

Oliver Vodeb


Gender

male


Country

Australia


Description

I am a member of Memefest communication/art/theory Kolektiv, and founder, curator and editor of Memefest Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art. Iam also facilitator of Memefest online social network.

I am an Academic at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. I teach and research mostly in the field of communication design. I approach design/communication from a critical interdisciplinary perspective and I investigate theoretical, strategic, conceptual and "hands on" practice.

I enjoy working in many different media including visual and text.

Books I have published :

http://memefest.org/en/fooddemocracy/

www.memefest.org/en/indebtedtointervene/

www.memefest.org/demonstratingrelevance/en

www.druzbenoodzivnokomuniciranje.si/

This was my studio in Slovenia (2004-2012): www.poper.si

CV (sort of): http://www.memefest.org/en/about/who_we_are_oliver_vodeb/

You can read some of my texts here:
https://swinburne.academia.edu/OliverVodeb


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

I have been here from the very beginning. I am interested in communication/
design for social and environmental change.
I name such communication
socially responsive communication.

Broadly speaking iam interested in visual communication, photography, sociological aspects of communication, design and media.

Iam interested in institutionalised forms of communication like for example communication done by design/communication studios and advertising agencies as well as non institutionalised forms of communication like tactical media or broader aspects of media activism.

In a slightly more academic language:

I am interested in how critical social theory can illuminate the complex processes of production, distribution and reception of public (visual) communication in order to generate public communication as a responsible social, political, economic and cultural practice.

I am particularly interested in relations between concepts of response-ability and communication effectiveness, and the social construction of design and other forms of pubic communication as profession, practice and praxis within academia, the market environments and non-institutionalised communities.


Faculty

was studiing at Faculty for social sciences University of Ljubljana


Education

PhD in sociology of communication and design


Working place

Swinburne University of Technology


Music I like

Flamming Lips, Pixies, The Black Crowes, Demeter, Porno for Pyros, Ry Cooder, Junior Kimbrough, Townes van Zandt, T-model Ford, The Dirty Three, Bonnie Prince Billy, Primus, Faith no More, Bob Dylan, RHCP, Alice Donut, Faith no more, Mark Lanegan, Reigning Sound...;


Books I like

The unbearable lightness of being, A Confederacy of Dunces, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,...;


Films I like

The man who wasn't there, No country for old man, Genova, Zidane a 21st century portrait, There will be blood, Il Postino, Festen, Straight Story, Wild at heart, White Ribbon, Dog tooth;


Communication projects I like

I like stuff we did at Poper studio. I like posters from Inkahoots. I like the zine project 23/56 from Kevin. I like many things that were submitted to Memefest, I like stuff from Cactusnetwork, I like the work of Image-shift.


Websites I like

poper.si, memefest.org, rebelart.net, magnumphotos.com, mubi.com, ubu.com, http://twotheories.blogspot.com, brianholmes.wordpress.com, www.lensculture.com, www.burnmagazine.org, www.bagnewsnotes.com, www.cactusnetwork.org.uk, http://www.image-shift.net, www.inkahoots.com.au/
www.lokidesign.net


People I like

My dear family and my wonderful friends.


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