In 2011 Fee gave up her increasingly respectable career as a creative digital consultant in order to take up a new life as a bus-loving nomadic geek artist. In a reaction against the shift in global politics, she set out to discover how someone could disconnect as much as possible from a broken socio political system while maintaining meaningful connection to the people and places which enable her own vision of home and self.
Her work explores the increasing removal of ‘the commons’ in contemporary life, from common land and open democracy through to open source creative digital commons, and the tensions which exist between them.
This is a space for my personal ramblings, to begin taking myself out of the anti-netneutrality world. Known lets you publish status updates (etc etc) which are then pushed to Facebook, Twitter, etc. This means you own your content rather than giving rights away to walled gardens that are more interested in your data than providing the service you originally signed up for. Check out more at http://withknown.com.
http://reallybigroadtrip.com | @feesable | http://technoevangelist.net/
Two-day symposium exploring this year's Memefest theme Radical Intimacies: Dialogue in our Times
Location: Factory of the Future AMDC building, Swinburne University Hawthorne
The two-day public symposium and invitation-only workshops/direct actions at Swinburne University, Melbourne. Exploring this year's Memefest theme Radical Intimacies: Dialogue in our Times and relate it to issues that affect social movements generally and, in particular, dialogues between Aboriginal activists nationally and the broader community. We all have a lot to learn from each other.
A conference to discuss the current re-structuring in the arts, culture, creative sector in Australia
Location: La Trobe University (City campus) 215 Franklin Street Melbourne
Budget cuts proposed by the Abbott government have instigated a proliferation of restructures across the public sector. These restructures will have far reaching impacts on culture and education.
The Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe University is organising a conference to discuss the current re-structuring in the arts, culture, creative sector in Australia.
Re-structure Conference 2014
20th Nov 2014
11am – 7pm
La Trobe University (City campus)
215 Franklin Street Melbourne
This conference looks at the current state of the arts, and considers alternative modes of culture and knowledge production within times of shrinking public expenditures. Featuring participants from performance, fashion, creative arts, gaming, media and community intervention, the event explores both broader sustainable strategies as well as “clever partial solutions” to cultural and knowledge production in a post-public sector environment.
In seeking alternatives, the Re-structure 2014 looks to the proliferation of smaller scale community economies worldwide, in both on and offline environments, and to the modes of cultural production and knowledge exchange with other sectors such as environmental NGOs.
This event is free – but RSVP is required via http://
Re-structure 2014 is organised by Hugh Davies & Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier.