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s2art

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oliver
4 days, 21 hours ago

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

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

oliver
1 month 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
1 month ago
Thanks Oli! Important happenings in the Zad.
s2art
2 months, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 2 weeks 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 weeks ago
What do you mean, they "stole your account"?
oliver
1 month, 3 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

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

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2 months, 1 week ago

Food Democracy book presentation Webinar!

oliver
3 months, 3 weeks ago

s2art
2 months, 1 week 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, 1 week ago
Hi Oliver, it was great meeting you yesterday at the book fair, the coincidence is too strong to ignore.
oliver
2 months, 1 week ago

We are inviting you to the book launch of Food Democracy by Oliver Vodeb, Saturday March 17h @ 2pm!

Called by the publisher Intellect books UK “A new type of academic book”, and by reviewers “a seminal text”, “urgent” and “extraordinary”, Food Democracy asks how to make socially responsive communication, design and art that counters the role of the food industry as a machine of consumption. More than four years in making and more than 200 people involved in this extradisciplinary research, Food Democracy by Oliver Vodeb is out now.


The beautifully designed full color book also includes for the first time a unique and delicious compilation of socially engaged cooking recipes by the academic, design, artist and activist community. Aiming not just to advance scholarship, but to push ahead real change in the world, Food Democracy is essential reading for scholars and citizens alike.


Melbourne Design Week 2018 is brought to you by the National Gallery of Victoria in partnership with Creative Victoria.


The book presentation will be followed by a discussion with Daryl Taylor and the audience


Link to NGV website: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/food-democracy-book-launch/

Link to book: http://memefest.org/en/fooddemocracy/


Book launch at:

Saturday March 17th
2pm–3pm
Testing Grounds
Booking is not required.
1-23 City Rd, Southbank, Melbourne

oliver
2 months, 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic text on the state of today's universities:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/whose-university-is-it-anyway/#!

oliver wrote new blogpost
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Community Harvest Project
Hello all! I find this super meaningful and I am seeking your support. I have been participating in ...

oliver
4 months, 4 weeks ago

Read about the ZAD, the largest squat on Europe, in the Guardian article bellow. After years of successfully defending the ZAD from the French authorities a new wave of threatening eviction is under way.

"The story of “la ZAD” in western France began more than half a century ago, when the French government earmarked the site for a new airport as part of a plan to create a transatlantic “Great West” gateway to France and Europe.

Years of consultations, arguments and indecision supposedly ended in 2008, when the €580 million project was given official approval. The squatters began arriving the same year, claiming they were responding to an appeal from farmers fighting compulsory purchase orders. No airport-related construction has since taken place on the 1,650-hectare site."

Full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/dec/28/end-of-la-zad-frances-utopian-anti-airport-community-faces-bitter-last-stand?CMP=share_btn_fb

Sttwn
3 months, 3 weeks ago
this is great stuff Oliver-
oliver
3 months, 3 weeks ago

No Alternative

How culture jamming was culture-jammed

http://reallifemag.com/no-alternative/

oliver commented on Kath Wilson's blogpost New book out on DIY activism
4 months, 1 week ago

"Hi uli.l, I just checked and the book is available online, for example here on Book Depository: http..."

oliver likes Kath Wilson 's blogpost
4 months, 1 week ago

New book out on DIY activism

s2art
ABOUT ME

Username

s2art


Name

stuart murdoch


Birth year

1961


Gender

male


Country

Australia


Website

http://stuarts.photos/


Description

seer of pictures maker of art


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

internet culture, "the always on", the transmission of imagery, the power of imagery, imagery's ease of dissemination dissection duplication and distraction, memes, gifs,


Faculty

The University of Life


Education

Fine Art Photographer


Working place

N.C.A.T


Music I like

tom waits, pink floyd, TISM, brian eno,
https://www.last.fm/user/bbqs2art


Books I like

photography


Films I like

films about photography and the internet, sc-fi, blade runner is my all time favourite Sci-Fi movie, Apocalypse Now, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Fight Club, The Passeger,


Websites I like

http://flickr.com
http://wired.com


People I like

Robert Adams
Frederick Sommer
Martin Parr
Wiillam Eggleston
Teju Cole


COMRADES
oliver