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Subject: [RK] memefest - International Festival of Radical Communication -
deadline 20th  of may
From:    "Zoe" <zoekat la paranoici.org>
Date:    Mon, April 21, 2008 11:00
To:      rekombinant la liste.rekombinant.org


deadline 20th of may

Memefest, the International Festival of Radical Communication–born in
Slovenia and rapidly reaching a critical mass worldwide– is proud to
announce its seventh annual competition. Once again, Memefest is
encouraging students, writers, artists, designers, thinkers, philosophers,
and counter-culturalists to submit their work to our panel of renowned

This year, jury members will among others include new media theorist,
activist and founder and director of the Institute of Network Cultures in
Amsterdam, Geert Lovink (http://www.networkcultures.org/), Dori Tunstall a
leader in field of Design Anthropology and Associate Professor of Design
Anthropology and Associate Director of the City Design Center at University
of Illinois at Chicago, P.K. Langshaw, the Chair of and Associate Professor
in the Department of the Design and Computation Arts at Concordia
University in Montreal, Quebec, Jason Grant, Director of Inkahoots
(http://www.inkahoots.com.au), the adventurous graphic design studio in
Brisbane, Australia, Gon Zifroni from the excelent and inovative design
research collective based in Amsterdam and Brussels, Metahaven
(www.metahaven.net), and theater director virtuoso, Jernej Lorenci.

This years festival theme is RADICAL BEAUTY. Participants will respond to
an excerpt taken from the movie Rize and comment on it with their works.

Here is how we defined radical beauty: Beauty is a cultural creation that
expresses dominant values. In the 21st century beauty is often extremely
commercialized. Radical beauty is a cultural creation that expresses the
desire of a change in society. Radical beauty is about changing dominant
values through action and creation. Grassroots projects are often the
vectors of these changings. They experiment new practices and express new

Radical beauty

- content of communication: poetic dialogue and action between the world
and grassroots projects or processes that are existing or yet to be
- process of communication: empowering relations between people
- aesthetic: evoking a strong feeling of affection or love

- with radical beauty we want to overcome to usual criticism of social
construction of beauty, mostly regarding the representations of women in
- radical beauty is a theme but also a communications approach - Therefore
we need to channel the concept of radical beauty in to specific

As always, those whose work does not take a conventional format can enter
the Beyond… category, where the name of the game is challenging
mainstream practices and beliefs! Beyond… continues to grow in popularity
as a category not only because of its avant-garde appeal but because it is
open to non-students as well.

Memefest occurs completely online at www.memefest.org, and all entries will
be available for full access and commentary in the site galleries. In 2007,
Memefest received almost 500 entries from participants of every continent
on the globe (‘cept Antarctica). We hope to get bigger, and to spread
more of those good infectious ideas, so keep thinking- and creating.

Deadline for submissions is May 20th 2008!

Good luck!


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