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stephen_designer

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oliver
2 years, 8 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
2 years, 8 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
2 years, 8 months ago
Thanks Oliver, crazy dangerous indeed!
oliver
2 years, 9 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/

rok likes Memefest 's blogpost
2 years, 9 months ago

A thousand and one disguises of flesh

oliver
2 years, 9 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
2 years, 9 months ago

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oliver
2 years, 10 months 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
2 years, 10 months 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...

oliver
2 years, 11 months 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
2 years, 11 months 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
2 years, 11 months 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/

lisagye
2 years, 11 months ago

#flowerbombs Abu Ward ran the last garden centre in Aleppo, Syria. He believed that "Flowers help the world and that there is no greater beauty than flowers. Those who see the flowers enjoy the beauty of the world created by God. And when you smell them they nourish the heart and the soul. The essence of the world is a flower."
Please plant or dedicate a flower to the memory of Abu Ward and to all people everywhere trying to create something beautiful in the face of war, oppression and tragedy.
Plant thoughtfully using plants that can thrive in the places that you plant them. Plant them publicly or privately and mark the planting with the words Abu Ward #flowerbombs. It's my hope that we can get word to Abu's son Ibrahim and the rest of his family that he is not forgotten but is blooming all over the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGp3g93h6M

oliver
2 years, 12 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
3 years 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…/

lisagye commented on lisagye's blogpost The Pleasure of Radical Gardening
3 years, 1 month ago

"Also here's link https://www.diggers.com.au/garden-advice/articles-and-more/blog/?utm_source=Diggers..."

lisagye commented on lisagye's blogpost The Pleasure of Radical Gardening
3 years, 1 month ago

"I like this from the same article "our critical spirit arises precisely from our positive political,..."

oliver commented on lisagye's blogpost The Pleasure of Radical Gardening
3 years, 1 month 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
3 years, 1 month 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
3 years, 1 month ago

The Pleasure of Radical Gardening

stephen_designer
ABOUT ME

Username

stephen_designer


Name

Stephen Hass


Birth year

1991


Gender

male


Country

Australia


Description

From creativity, art and design to environment to politics to advertising to social to lifestyle to awareness to education to history to vision to present moment action in the day to day and year to year!

Lets collaborate and achieve greatness far beyond that an individual is capable of, while enriching self-journey and togetherness.

Visual Communication Designer, Graphic Designer, Graphic Artist, Artist, Graffiti/Mural Photographer, Gaming Commentator.


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

In-depth approaches to many different situations and areas on a global scale and local scale. Making a more in-depth journey to the root of something and understanding how to best create, make, maintain, change or improve that something, is aided by being in the Memefest community.


Education

Graphic Design and Visual Communication Design. Southbank Institute of Technology and Griffith University Queensland College of Art. Self-taught illustration artist.


Working place

Brisbane, Australia


Music I like

All music. Top three genres are electronic dj mixes, rap, and alternative rock.


Books I like

Stephen is thankful he bought the book "Indebted To Intervene critical lessons in debt, communication, art & theoretical practice by Oliver Vodeb and Nikola Janovic Kolenc". Stephen thinks Indebted To Intervene is a unique and refreshing book that helps to add more elements of thinking and consideration on important topics. And holds memories of Stephen as a University student during the memefest debt theme.

Brisbane Zines are becoming more interesting to Stephen as he explores more options and possibilities for sustainable growth and community networks.

Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind by 99u.com

Thinking in Systems (2008)

New book looks like a good one to read! Design in the Borderlands (2014) by Eleni Kalantidou and Tony Fry.


Films I like

Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Atomic Blonde (2017)
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Sam Dillemans: The Madness in The Detail.
Monsters (2010)(first film by Gareth Edwards!)
The Tunnel (2011)(Carlo Ledesma Crowd-Funded!!!
Avatar (2009)(based on struggles of Amazon Rainforest and Indigenous People)
Journey To The Center Of The Earth(1959)
The Room (2003) LOL
HOME (Environment Documentary 2009 free to watch on YouTube)
Promised Land (2012)(Natural gas topic)


Communication projects I like

CollaboNation by Jess Bush.
Casualties of War (Limited edition box set of 4 action figures) by Dorothy - UK based studio.
Inkahoots
(100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear)
Unreal Tournament 4 Pre Alpha by Epic Games, free to play, open source collaboration. www.epicgames.com/unrealtournament
Unreal Engine 4
eSports growth direction is amazing but sustainability resource products for it is concerning (VR, computer screens, mouses, headsets etc)
Interactive Game Streaming a world first technology evolution/revolution currently in development!


Websites I like

www.philosophicalsociety.com (I should visit Philosophical Society more regularly...)
www.ektoplazm.com
www.suicidegirls.com (Pinup style modeling/alternative social network, suicidegirls is not pornography)


People I like

James Victore
Ken Garland
Gemma O’Brien
Peeta-3D Artist
Eleni Kalantidou
Tony Fry
Oliver Vodeb
Robert Henderson
David Sargent
Jennie Jackson
Manfred Huber
John Tarlton

and Family


COMRADES