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oliver
4 years 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 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 ago
What a great and touchy documentary!
oliver
4 years ago


Memefest 2016 Festival theme: PLEASURE


The pleasure of drugs:

At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

More here: http://jezebel.com/nixons-policy-advisor-admits-he-invented-war-on-drugs-t-1766359595


Memefest outlines here: http://memefest.org/en/competition/intro/

oliver
4 years ago

Here's a good one about the new Facebook "Reactions" recently introduced to supplement the Like button.

http://thenewinquiry.com/blogs/marginal-utility/reacting-to-reactions/

oliver
4 years ago

Will be doing a virtual Iranian cooking lesson tonight.

Here more:

THE IRANIAN VIRTUAL COOKING LESSON
Where: TEHRAN, IRAN & AROUND THE WORLD (via video call)
When: Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00pm-10:30pm Tehran time (GMT +3:30)

Join Conflict Kitchen and participants from around the world for a virtual cooking lesson and Iranian meal with Executive Chef Bahar Sarhangi, live from Tehran. You can tune in from your home kitchen to our live feed below. We will be making Khoresht-e Bademjan. You will be able to follow it live from the link bellow. If you want to cook as well see here what ingredients you need.

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oliver
4 years, 1 month ago

Here my new text in Design and Culture:

Social Innovation and Design Education: Towards a Socially Responsive Communication Design Pedagogy

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17547075.2015.1096187

rok likes rok 's blogpost
4 years, 1 month ago

MELBOURNE MOB - Radical Intimacies in Action

oliver wrote new blogpost
4 years, 1 month ago

Expanded social documentary: strategies, techniques, and experimental forms.
Photo, video, research and storytelling master class led by Memefest curator Scott Townsend not to b...

oliver
4 years, 2 months ago

The political economy of David Bowie:

http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/the-political-economy-of-david-bowie/

rok
4 years, 2 months ago

62 people own same as half world – Oxfam! Is this the reality we want to tolerate???
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2016/01/62-people-own-same-as-half-world-says-oxfam-inequality-report-davos-world-economic-forum?intcmp=HPWWLWP_grid_davospr

milenag
4 years, 2 months ago
Esto es inconcebible... Una realidad absurda a los ojos de todos y con la complicidad de todos los gobiernos. Es muy triste ese informe y pensar en la pobreza de las mujeres de los países tercermundistas, que la mayoría de las veces son madres solteras y que ellas solas deben hacerse cargo de sus hijos... Qué futuro nos espera?
oliver
4 years, 2 months ago

Here is a great session on institutional critique. It is focused on art, but this stuff can be very well used for non art institutions as well. Its really important stuff for a imaginative process of redirecting communication/design and art.

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oliver
4 years, 2 months ago

Sean Penn, interviews El Chapo Guzman, shortly before he gets captured again:

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/el-chapo-speaks-20160109

rok commented on Memefest's blogpost Radical Intimacies: The Many Different Fruits From Our Dialogue
4 years, 2 months ago

"test..."

rok
4 years, 3 months ago

This visualisation is quite amazing!
https://92f9e7be6484d407e55a143e88b6c707cbafb1de.googledrive.com/host/0B2GQktu-wcTicEI5VUZaYnM1emM/

oliver
4 years, 3 months ago
Wow.How do they know the data?
Murch
4 years, 3 months ago
:) about half more births than deaths.
Isn't population stop growing?
oliver
4 years, 3 months ago
No, worldwide population is rising pretty rapidly...
oliver
4 years, 3 months ago

You Can Actually Hear the Climate Changing
Bernie Krause’s vast library of field recordings reveals a sad truth: wild sounds are quickly vanishing

http://www.outsideonline.com/2035701/bernie-krause-audio-climate-change

rok likes mascaro 's blogpost
4 years, 3 months ago

Talking with the moster.

oliver
4 years, 4 months ago

Brandalism: 600 ad takeovers in Paris before the COP21 Climate Conference

http://www.streetartnews.net/2015/11/brandalism-600-ad-takeovers-in-paris.html

oliver
4 years, 5 months ago

"A few years ago, I was being shown around a large, very technologically advanced university in Asia by its proud president. As befitted so eminent a personage, he was flanked by two burly young minders in black suits and shades, who for all I knew were carrying Kalashnikovs under their jackets. Having waxed lyrical about his gleaming new business school and state-of-the-art institute for management studies, the president paused to permit me a few words of fulsome praise. I remarked instead that there seemed to be no critical studies of any kind on his campus. He looked at me bemusedly, as though I had asked him how many Ph.D.’s in pole dancing they awarded each year, and replied rather stiffly "Your comment will be noted." He then took a small piece of cutting-edge technology out of his pocket, flicked it open and spoke a few curt words of Korean into it, probably "Kill him.""

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Slow-Death-of-the/228991/

secession
ABOUT ME

Username

secession


Name

andrew garton


Birth year

1962


Gender

male


Country

Australia


Website

http://agarton.org/


Description

Andrew is a producer, composer, song-writer and media artist with an MA in Interactive Media Arts. Considered a pioneer in the use of pre-internet, early web and streaming technologies his multidisciplinary practice combines video, projections, installations, sound, online media and site specific cross-cultural collaborations. His works have been performed, exhibited and screened in Europe, Southeast Asia and across Australia focusing increasingly on the intangible cultural heritage of first peoples.


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

Responsible, reasoned and curious discussion and activities that contribute towards solving the critical issues of our time.


Education

MA Interactive Media Arts


Working place

Toy Satellite, Cottles Bridge


Collaborators

Chip Wardale, Amanda Gibson


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