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oliver

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

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oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
10 months, 3 weeks ago

"Hi everybody! Very much looking forward to it all. I will write more later but for now here are some..."

danielmarcus commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
10 months, 3 weeks ago

"Hi everybody. There are a lot of intersecting ideas and possibilities we can play with in November. ..."

Vida commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
10 months, 3 weeks ago

"Hi to everyone in Baltimore and to Memefest community around the globe. I am one of the members of M..."

Memefest wrote new blogpost
10 months, 4 weeks ago

Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
This year seven members of the international Memefest network from Slovenia, Australia, USA and Cana...

oliver
10 months, 4 weeks ago

We checked 100 years of protests in 150 countries. Here’s what we learned about the working class and democracy.
The success of mass protests depends on who is doing the protesting.

'...Industrial workers have been key agents of democratization and, if anything, are even more important than the urban middle classes. When industrial workers mobilize mass opposition against a dictatorship, democratization is very likely to follow.'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/24/we-checked-years-protests-countries-heres-what-we-learned-about-working-class-democracy/

Memefest wrote new blogpost
11 months ago

Serving Food Justice: An exhibition of radical food interventions
We are announcing our next exhibition together with the Memefest event happening in Baltimore this N...

oliver
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Wearable face projector, projects a face onto your face and tricks the face recognition surveillance technology:

https://tinyurl.com/yx9v6977

oliver
1 year ago


An audio-visual archival resource focusing on radical activism around Australia, particularly during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s (although resources are not restricted exclusively to this time period).

The archive recovers "lost" and rare independent Australian documentaries (also vérité footage of historical significance) in order to preserve these films, videos and audio for posterity before they reach end of life and disappear permanently.

The focus is on visual/aural material.....the archive currently has 204 film streams and 91 audio streams.

http://radicaltimes.info/

Memefest commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
1 year ago

"Four Corners - Rebellion: On the frontlines of Hong Kong's uprising

https://www.youtube.com/watch..."

Memefest commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
1 year ago

"https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-02/on-the-frontline-of-hong-kongs-democracy-protest-movement/114..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
1 year ago

"This is cool too:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49582520..."

Memefest commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
1 year ago

"And this is the app being used in the protests, which enables communication without the use of inter..."

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 RMIT University, Melbourne. I teach and research mostly in the field of communication design. I approach design/communication from a critical inter/ extradisciplinary 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://rmit.academia.edu/OliverVodeb


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

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

Broadly speaking I am 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

RMIT University, School of Design, Master of Communication Design


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, Total Control;


Books I like

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, A Confederacy of Dunces, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, PanikHerz...;


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, 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.


COMRADES