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     "Pierre Robert" <>                                          

   WRO 01 call for submission                                                      
     WRO Center For Media Art <>                                     

   The Islamic Association For Palestine (IAP) -NET                                                                                            

   [x]e-vision || | artefactos virtuales || | ||||                                 
     "| | || artefactos virtuales ||| | | ||" <>                

   Invitation to a new Web site on politics and culture                                                                                 

   Verbal Group Presents Warhol Hijack @ jihui                                     
     Jennifer Crowe <>                                           

   Call for support                                                                
     "SMART Project Space" <>                                       

   long live dead media webcast                                                    
     Pit Schultz <>                                                  

   Interference @ Lux 08 Feb 2001   [ko]                                           
     Hemanth Rao <>                                               

   For Announcer: final CFP: Mobilize!                                             
     Kevin McSorley <>                                        

   Charlotte Persson                                                               
     Vanessa Black <>                                              

   announcement and our manifest                                                   
     "Apostolos Grigoropoulos" <>                                       


Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 20:22:59 -0500
From: "Pierre Robert" <>
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?_a_r_c_h_=E9_e_---_=3E_sommaire_---_=3E__f=E9v._01_=3C_---?=

 a r c h é e --- > sommaire --- > fév. 01 < ---

Une publication consacrée à ISEA 2000 (décembre, Paris et les environs).
Trois comptes rendus : deux sont présentés sur archée (par Bertrand Gauguet
et Valérie Lamontagne), un troisième est publié dans le magazine
électronique du CIAC (Sylvie Parent, no 12).

Le sommaire vous les présente avec, en plus, un tour d'horizon commenté sur
les nouveaux médias artistiques et la nouvelle esthétique selon Mario Costa,
que l'on retrouvera sur OLATS, un site dirigé par Annick Bureaud.

Riche en débats et en réflexions, ISEA 2000 avance, parfois malgré lui, vers
une esthétique du troisième millénaire.

Incontournable cogito.

Passez par ici pour le visuel --- >

ou --- >

L'équipe ++


Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 14:06:23 +0100
From: WRO Center For Media Art <>
Subject: WRO 01 call for submission

[w e r s j a   p o l s k a  p o d  a n g i e l s k a / the Polish version bellow 
English one]
===== sorry for crossposting ===== 
WRO 01 -- 9th International Media Art Biennale held in Wroclaw, Poland from May 
1st to May 6th, 2001, organized by the WRO Center for Media Art Foundation and 
Open Studio Cooperative is pleased to announce a call for works for the international 
media art competition.
The general theme for this year's WRO Biennale is "SCREENS" and all "screenable" 
electronic forms of artistic communication are eligible for submission. Please 
log on for entry forms at: (mirror: ).
The submission deadline is March 1st, 2001.
For more information or to request printed entry forms please e-mail us at:
Thank you and we are looking forward to your submissions.
- -------------------------------------------------------------
WRO Center for Media Art
29a Kuznicza St.
P.O.Box 1385
PL 54-137 Wroclaw
tel/fax (+48 71) 3422691

WRO 01 -- IX Miêdzynarodowe Biennale Sztuki Mediów odbêdzie siê we Wroc³awiu, 
w dniach 1-6 maja 2001 r. Organizatorzy: Fundacja  WRO - Centrum Sztuki Mediów 
i Open Studio zapraszaj¹ artystów do zg³aszania prac do miêdzynarodowego konkursu.
Tematem przewodnim tegorocznego Biennale WRO s¹ "EKRANY", do konkursu  mog¹ byæ 
zg³aszane wszystkie elektroniczne "ekranowe"  formy artystycznej komunikacji. 
Karty zg³oszenia i regulamin konkursu dostêpne s¹ pod adresem: 
(mirror: ). Zainteresowanym mo¿emy przes³ac poczt¹ druk regulaminu 
i karty g³oszenia.
Termin zg³aszania prac up³ywa 1 marca 2001.
Ewentualne proœby o dodatkowe informacje lub drukowane karty zg³oszenia prosimy 
Dziêkujemy i czekamy na zgloszenia.

Fundacja WRO Centrum Sztuki Mediów
ul: Kuznicza 29a 
P.O.Box 1385
54-137 Wroclaw
tel/fax (+48 71) 3422691 ,


Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 03:37:22 EST
Subject: The Islamic Association For Palestine (IAP) -NET

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Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 12:11:58 -0000
From: "| | || artefactos virtuales ||| | | ||" <>
Subject: [x]e-vision || | artefactos virtuales || | ||||

ar t e f @ct o s  v ir t u a l e s
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[ x ] e - v i s i o n

[ cd-net art exhibition]
Thursday 8 of february / 20:00hs /

artef@ctos virtuales//
netart & digitalart shown in a natural environment/context: a ciberpub

ciberpub m@gma
Rosello 478 esq Cartagena
tel. 93 436 42 81

bonus track!
sound ambientation:
chamanic interferences [wrk in progress]
Chamanic interferences over a random sound environment generator.


grupo quechua /bolivia/ kinja rosas t'ikay [wayñu]
grupo de mujeres iawalapiti /brasil/ ehahá [cancion danza]
grupo bora /peru/ imyeho e icanicu [canciones danzas del ritual üjcútso]
mujer warao /venezuela/ kuamore
grupo piaroa /venezuela/ canto chamanico meñé
agrupacion folcklorica ojum degara /cuba/ toque de diversion con los santos 
[ritual arará]
bola de nieve /cuba/ espabilate
julio cortazar's random vowels

brian mackern---------------------------
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Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 17:05:06 -0500
Subject: Invitation to a new Web site on politics and culture

This is an invitation to you to visit a new Web site, THE SCHENK
REPORT (, where the subjects are politics
and culture from a generally liberal point of view.


**Insightful commentary, generally from the left but sometimes veering
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Walt Brasch, an award-winning reporter and editor who is now a
professor of journalism in Pennsylvania. Among his virtues is that his
writing is often very funny.
Arthur Joel Katz, a retired TV and film executive whose favorite
causes include defending the First Amendment and pointing out the
insanity of the War on Drugs. 

Charles Schenk, editor and founder of THE SCHENK REPORT. I have 25
years experience in journalism. My special interests include the
Balkans, where I lived and taught English for two years. I reported
from the Balkans during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999. (My
"Macedonian Diary" pieces are available at THE SCHENK REPORT. From the
Front Page, click on The Columnists, then look for "Macedonian

**There's a big page of Bushisms and a free Bushisms screensaver
guaranteed to irk the Republican in the next cubicle. 

**Another feature is Abortion Watch, a running chronology of the Bush
II administration's assault on a woman's right to choose. 

**THE SCHENK REPORT has lots of links to other writers, most of them
on the left, and to dozens of organizations that help to mobilize and
inform liberals.

**There's a column for letters to the editor, so readers can talk back
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In other words, if you're not really busy right now, it's worth a
click. The address is 


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P.S. While you're there, sign up for the free newsletter by email. If
you don't have time to visit right now, but want to know about new
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Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 17:40:05 -0500
From: Jennifer Crowe <>
Subject: Verbal Group Presents Warhol Hijack @ jihui

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

The Verbal Group Presents The Warhol Hijack @ jihui

Friday, February 9, 2001 7 PM
Parsons Center for New Design
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011

Live webast at 7pm EST.

On January 26-28, 2001, members of the Verbal Group (new media artists 
Ricardo Dominguez, G.H. Hovagimyan, Yael Kanarek Tina LaPorta, Diane Ludin, 
Kevin & Jennifer McCoy, MTAA, Cary Peppermint and curator Jennifer Crowe) 
hijacked, Josh Harris and Tanya Corrin's loft in Soho 
that is wired to the Internet with 32 cameras. All sounds, events, and 
actions were broadcast live.

Over the weekend, planned and spontaneous interventions into the physical 
and virtual space occurred. The Verbal Group also engaged in quite a bit of 
eating, drinking, conversing about online aesthetics, and hang out with 
each other and the people in chat room.

Through interventions ranging from morning exercises led by people in the chat room, to having simulated cybersex, and presenting 
performative texts to the "toilet cam", the Verbal Group spent the weekend 
messing around with and trying to cope with living in the ready-made 
object/space of

Members of the Verbal Group will present this project and talk about its 
aftermath at Jihui.

For more information about Verbal and "The Warhol Hijack" visit:


The NETART INITIATIVE <> is a loosely knit, open 
source based, hub styled, forum oriented, action enabled consortium,
where people meet, virtually and bodily, to communicate, exchange, and 
discourse for advancing the understanding of a virtual art, a networked art 
and an art that will be pervasive and ubiquitous in the years to come.

jihui (the meeting point), a self-regulated digital salon, invites all 
interested people to send ideas for discussion/ performance/et, jihui 
is  where your voice heard and your vision shared.

jihui is sponsored by Digital Design Department and Center for New Design 
@Parsons School of Design



Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 17:21:59 +0100
From: "SMART Project Space" <>
Subject: Call for support

SMART PROJECT SPACE | Call for support


SMART Project Space is asking for your support for its plans to save an
imposing 1960's office block in the old west of Amsterdam, and turn it into
the home for a host of cultural initiatives.

In the old west of Amsterdam, close to the Leidseplein, the Vondelpark and
the national museums on the Museum square, there is a building that stands
out: the former Jan Swammerdam Institute. It is a prime example of a
modernist, concrete, 1960's institutional architecture that has few rivals
in the historic heart of Amsterdam. It has been described as inhuman in
scale, even brutalist, and exemplifies the functionalist aesthetic that was
so out of fashion for the last twenty-odd years, but which now is making
something of a comeback.  In Amsterdam many buildings of this kind have been
torn down, and the former Jan Swammerdam Institute is destined for the same
fate by the Old West district council, in order to make way for new housing
and offices.

However, SMART Project Space has recently turned the building into its
temporary home, creating an exhibition space for contemporary art, artists'
studios and a café-restaurant. SMART Project Space Foundation has now
developed an alternative plan to preserve the building, and adapt it to
offer space to a diversity of cultural initiatives: expanding the exhibition
spaces, adding cinema spaces for a programming of art-house cinema,
art-cinema and video art, guest-studios for visiting artists, and office
spaces for cultural institutions and creative companies. SMART Project Space
has secured considerable financial backing for this purpose (amongst others
from the Municipal Government of Amsterdam), and is now campaigning for the
local district council to amend its plans and allow the building to be

SMART Project Space Foundation has carried out an active exhibition policy
in Amsterdam since 1994, aimed at the newest developments in contemporary
art. In this context, a program of video art, art-cinema and net art has
been presented, as well as film, performances and music and other media as
the opportunity arises. Early in 2000 (part of) the former Jan Swammerdam
Institute was given as a temporary home to SMART Project Space by Mentrum
(the former Amsterdam Psychiatric Hospital). It is now housing the
exhibition spaces of SMART Project Space, almost 50 artists' studios, a
thriving café-restaurant, a film production studio and a screening space.

Under the proposals, the building will be refurbished to meet the demands of
its new functions, the facade (existing of granito and white marble) will be
cleaned up and a (transparent) extension will be added on the ground floor,
covering the current car park and bringing the front of the building out to
the public road.  The plans also include a public passageway to the area of
the former Wilhelmina Gasthuis behind the building, creating a new,
monumental entrance to this unusual part of Amsterdam.

Internally, the plans aim to accommodate the following:

Exhibition Space: circa 1000 m2
On the ground floor there will be an exhibition space where the newest
developments in contemporary art: film, photography, performances, design,
architecture and other  art forms will be given a podium. The space offers
the possibility of being able to organise different smaller exhibitions at
the same time but could also be used for larger exhibitions as the
opportunity arises. National and international art institutes will work
together on the programming (SMART Project Space reserves 400 m2 for
contemporary art exhibitions; 600 m2 will be programmed with exhibitions on
the subject of contemporary culture).

Film house: circa 900 m2
The three lecture theatres in the building (originally built by the
University of Amserdam) will be fitted out as cinemas offering a podium for
good quality art-house and experimental cinema. For programming we will work
together with the former Desmet Art-house (which was forced to close down
recently by the owners of the property) crew and the nearby Dutch Film

Café: ca 250 m2
Also on the ground floor is a café-restaurant, annex media-café: a meeting
place for artists and art-enthusiasts. "De Ruimte" is already a phenomenon
as meeting place for the cultural circuit in Amsterdam.

Artist's studios: circa 3.600 m2
On the first three floors, there is space for around 50 artist's studios.
The artists are selected on grounds of their professional level and the
quality of the content of their work. Four guest studios will be made
available to artists from abroad.

Office space: circa 3.600 m2
The top three floors will be made available to cultural institutes and
related creative businesses.

In order to secure the co-operation of the Old West council it is important
to show the level of support that exists for the activities and the plans of
SMART Project Space; not just on a local level, but also in the
international art circuit.

Your declaration of support will show the international interest that will
be generated by a cultural space like this.  Please send your letter to:

City Council Amsterdam Oud West
C/o Hans Weevers, member of the council responsible for Housing
P.O. Box 57129
NL-1040 BA Amsterdam.

You can also send a fax to number: +31 20 5893510 or e-mail:

We would very much appreciate to receive a copy of your letter through one
of our addresses (see below).

For further information on the SMART Project Space, please check out our
website at:

With kind regards,

The Board of Trustees of SMART Project Space
Thomas Peutz, director

Thomas Peutz
SMART Project Space |
1e Constantijn Huygensstraat 20, NL-1054 BW Amsterdam
Home Office: Keizersgracht 720, NL-1017 EW Amsterdam
Mail to: P.O.Box 15004, NL-1001 MA Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 427.5951/5952 | Fax: +31 20 427.5953
Phone H.O.: +31 20 4206028 | Mobile: +31 6 54765894

The following artists participated in recent projects of SMART Project
Margherita Abbozzo, Liesbeth Abbenes, Marina Abramoviç, Carlos Aguirre
Morales, Babak Afrassiabi, Doug Aitken, Hanspeter Ammann, Justin Anderson,
Tiong Ang, Janine Antoni, Ben d'Armanac, Rodolphe Astier, Attwell &
Affourtit, Clint Bagwell, Bank of Reality, George Barber, Miguel Barreda,
Marcus Bastel, Robert Beck, Hans op de Beeck, Sanne Beeren, Sadie Benning,
Malek Bensmaïl, Otto Berchem, Roberto Berliner, Liz Bischof, David Blair,
John Blake, Joachim Blank, Blind.Spot, Anneke de Boer, Diane Bonder, Natalie
Bookchin, Zouibida el Bouzidi & Zaid el Haqq, Joan Braderman, Nina
Brudermann, Bureau of Inverse Technology, Christian Burns, Neus Buira,
Victoria Campillo Grau, Captain Video,  Simonetta Cargioli, Shane Carn,
Monica Castiglioni, Olga Chernysheva, Abigail Child, Jason Coburn, Loïc
Connanski, Claudio Corsello, Pia Cseri-Briones, Monica Cuoghi, Donigan
Cumming, Alan Currall, Michael Curran, Renata Czajor, JBN Dawra, Koen de
Decker, Cor Dera, Gustav Deutsch, Anita DiBianco, Elspeth Diederix, Lisa
DiLillo, Fleur van Dissel, Herbert Distel, Paul Donker Duyvis, Delphine
Doukhan, Smadar Dreyfus, Yvonne Dröge-Wendel, Justin van Duurling, Tilmann
Eberwein, Benni Efrat, Tracey Emin, Zush Evrugo, Eyegasm, Harun Farocki,
Alicia Framis, Paco Freire, Stuart Gazzard, Patrick de Geetere, Mariska van
Gelder, Bart Gorter, Dan Graham, Valerie Grancher, Johan Grimonprez, Arjan
Groot, Group Z, Eva Grubinger, Robin van 't Haar, Hein Hage, David Haines,
Ellert Haitjema, Hiroyuki Hakamada, Halflifers (Torsten Z. Burns & Antonio
Discenza), Håvard Haugseth Jensen, Karl Heinz, Faye Heller, Úna Henry,
Liselot van der Heijden, Jozef van der Heyden, Jenny Holtzer, Alexander
Honory, Mark Hosking, Judith Huemer & Tom André Skullerud, Harada Ippei,
Ingrid Jejina, Aletta de Jong, Gerald van der Kaap, Asao Kako, Takako
Kanagawa, Nobuhiro Kawanaka, Emma Kay, Susan Kealy, Arthur Kleinjan, Pim
Komen & Karen Murphy, Renée Kool, Jeroen Kooijmans, Jodi, Jolanda Kooijmans,
George Kuchar, Quirijn Kuchlein, Andreja Kuluncic, Carter Kustera, Thomas
Kutschker, Peter Land, Leptomania*Art*Movement, Olia Lialina & Michael
Samyn, Marieke van der Lippe, Ardele Lister, Ida Lohman, Eve Luckring,
Veronica Majano, Jun Manjume, Javier Marchan, Pia Marais, Janet Merewether,
Anne McGuire, Dylan McNeil, Niels 'Shoe' Meulman, Junko Miura, Frédéric
Moffet, Sabine Mooibroek, Fumitake Mori, Mouchette, Matthias Müller, Begoña
Muñoz, Kenji Murakami, Lisa Muskat, Carlos Nader, Luan Nel, Diane Nerwen,
Mark Neville, Hayley Newman, Kojima Noriaki, Takumi Obitani, Atsushi Ogata,
Tsuyoshi Okubo, Dan Oki (Slobodan Jokic), Hiroyuki Oki, Lennaart van
Oldenborgh, Kenji Onishi, Owen Oppenheimer, Vivian Ostrovski, Jésus
Palomino, Helen Paris, Linda Pollack, Lisl Ponger, Liza May Post, Walid
Raad, Ilya Rabinowich, Jennifer Reeder, Oder Reifenberg, Steve Reinke,
Hunter Reynolds, Michelle Remy, David Rimmer, Pipilotti Rist, Alex Rivera,
Pablo Rodriguez Jáuregui, Adi Rosenblum & Markus Muntean, Nelli Rothvee,
Hiromi Saiki, Anke Schäfer, Julia Scher, Andy Seklir, Toni Serra, Stuart
Sherman, Mark Schaperkötter, Claudia Schmacke, Cornelia Schmidt-Bleek,
Trebor Scholz, Oliver Schwabe, Marcel Schwierin, Ross Sinclair, Joshua
Singer, Florian Schneider, Debra Solomon, Simon Starling, Peter Stel, Tim
Stoner, Annika Ström, Annegret Suaudeau, Robert Suermondt, Shiroyasu Suzuki,
Cordelia Swann, Tomoko Take, Kayo Takefuji, Fiona Tan, Christine Tauber,
Philippe Terrier-Herman, Marianne Theunissen, Frank Thiel, Tony Thijssen,
Koen Timmermans, Annie Toop, Graziella Tomasi, Muriël Toulemonde, Karin
Trenkel, Peter Tscherkassky, Wanda Tuerlinckx, Atsuko Uda, Gitte Villesen,
Barbara Visser, Junko Wada, Cathy Wagner, Walter Russ, Erik Wesselo, Peter
Westenberg, Olav Westphalen, Hartmuth Wilkening, Luuk Wilmering, Florian
Wüst,  Sonja Wyss, Mikio Yamazaki, Jaka Zeleznika, Jodi Zellen, Edwin

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Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 20:03:08 +0100
From: Pit Schultz <>
Subject: long live dead media webcast

a webcast with bruce sterling
"long live dead media"
live from the wmf club berlin

wednesday, 07 Feb 2001
20:30 GMT+1

(in realvideo)


Date: 06 Feb 01 18:58:48 +0000
From: Hemanth Rao <>
Subject: Interference @ Lux 08 Feb 2001   [ko]

 s o u n d . n o i s e
   m u s i c . a r t

Thursday 15 February 8.00 Cinema At The Lux Centre 
The Wire and The Lux presents INTERFERENCE  A Night Of Plunderphonia.  Interference looks at the art of cut ups, collage and illegal  sampling and presents a rare opportunity to see Craig Baldwin's  pivotal film SONIC OUTLAWS, an informal presentation on copyright  issues by VICKI BENNETT, and a live performance by PEOPLE LIKE US  
A Night of Plunderphonia will be presented in The Lux Centre cinema on Thursday 15 February 2001, 8pm.  Tickets cost: full 6 pounds / concessions 4 pounds (Lux members 5 pounds / Lux concessions 3 pounds). You can book by phoning The Lux Centre box office on 020 7684 0201.  The Lux Centre is located at 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 (Old Street tube: exit 2 + 5 mins walk east).

lux . lux . lux . lux . lux . lux . lux . lux . lux . lux

Hemanth Rao . Education The Lux Centre 
lux . lux . lux . lux . lux . lux . lux . lux . lux . lux


Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 15:01:33 +0000
From: Kevin McSorley <>
Subject: For Announcer: final CFP: Mobilize!

For Announcer:
Apologies for cross-posting

Dear Colleagues:
This is a reminder to alert you that the deadline for abstracts for the 
Mobilize! conference is rapidly approaching. The conference will be held 
May 29-30, 2001 in Windsor, UK; more information can be found at the link 

the FINAL deadline for abstract submissions is 23 February 2001. Abstracts 
of 300 words can be sent to

If there are any further questions or difficulties regarding this panel, 
please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thankyou

<call 4 papers>:


Interventions in the social, cultural and interactional analysis of 
mobility, ubiquity and information & communication technology

the 2nd Digital World Research Centre
interdisciplinary international workshop
for postgraduate social scientists

tue 29th - weds 30th may 2001
@ cumberland lodge, windsor, uk.


The aim of this workshop will be to provide a structure for debating 
emerging research directions in the social studies of mobile and ubiquitous 
technologies. This workshop will be distinct in highlighting analytic 
perspectives in an interdisciplinary framework to enable constructive 
dialogue within a supportive atmosphere.  It will present significant 
current empirical research in progress, together with an emphasis on 
theoretical and methodological issues.

papers and presentations welcomed from, but not limited to:-

! sociology
! psychology
! economics
! geography
! urban studies
! computer science
! design

fees for postgraduate researchers will be highly subsidized


Following the practical and symbolic centrality of mobile communications to 
recent gatherings and mobilisations from Paulsgrove to Prague, this 
academic mobilisation is round the technological leitmotif of the mobile 
itself.  Mobile communications and convergent technologies, and the actions 
and performances they facilitate, are continually and rapidly developing 
and extremely ubiquitous social phenomena.  How such technologies and their 
associated uses and techniques of ‘mobility’ and ‘ubiquity’  might best be 
understood and critically interrogated is one focus of this workshop.

the production of viable mobile technologies for a broad range of user also 
raises numerous new issues around interactive system design.  Social 
scientists are being  placed at a critical juncture where a significant 
impact can be made on the design of mobile technologies and associated 
design methodologies, employing the analytical methods and techniques 
brought to bear on studying behaviour, cognition and social practices.

the increase in users and introduction of new technologies and network 
services has also led to a dramatic change in the economics characterising 
the mobile telecoms market.  Understanding requires consideration of the 
competition forces which determine the agents’ strategies, together with 
issues such as number of licenses in granted, interconnection between 
operators and efficient allocation of the spectrum, which require the 
presence of an active regulator.


! mobile cultures
! ‘the future is…’
! location, location, location

! mobilities, ubiquities and new social theory
! social exclusion & ICT imperatives
! working and domesticating
! surveillance, hypercoordination and mobilisation
! gender & mobility

! designing mobile technologies
! informing design methodologies

! Regulation and network economics
! Interconnection terms and access pricing
! License auctions and spectrum allocation

! methodological issues in mobile analysis
! digital & disciplinary convergence

(these themes are not exclusive and any proposal relevant to the conference 
will be considered)

<send To>:

16th feb 2001, abstract
30th april 2001, full paper submission

abstracts of no more than 300 words in PDF or rtf format.

submit via e-mail to or by post/fax to the organizers 

kevin mcsorley, karenza moore, barry fentiman
alex taylor, dionisia tsavara

digital world research centre
school of human sciences
university of surrey
guildford gu2 7xh. uk

tel:          +44(0)1483 873979
fax:         +44(0)1483 259550


Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 14:19:39 +0100
From: Vanessa Black <>
Subject: Charlotte Persson

We gladly invite you to an exhibition of fine paintings and drawings by:

Charlotte Persson
- - Kommer jag ih=E5g det? -

Thursday 8. Feb to Monday 12. Feb
Opening Thursday 8. Feb 8pm
C.Sundts gt. 55

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Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 11:59:46 +0200
From: "Apostolos Grigoropoulos" <>
Subject: announcement and our manifest

.netculture (
:::: closer to the digital spirit

      today, we are all closed in concentration camps we call nations." 
      -William Burroughs

      The change

      Internet has changed us. No matter what they tell you, Internet is man's latest achievement that affected everything. It put an end to the world as we new it. People who entered and experienced it, began developing new ways of thinking, moved the boundaries of the impossible a little bit further and still have no idea where those borders can retreat to... are all these for the best? Or for the worse? One option is that every individual, who, in front of their computer decides what their own attitude will be, will determine this. 

      It is also true that the "contents" or, better said, the virtual places, (also known as websites) that one can find in this huge world, can help forge attitudes by pointing towards certain directions. .netculture was built hoping to become such a place. The difference is that the direction will not be suggested by .netculture itself, but by its visitors/collaborators.

      A Means To An End...

      The aim is the creation of a platform that will act as a simulator for people who do not like being receivers. It is meant or those who do not believe that they expand web's interactive capabilities by pointless and endless surfing or chatting.  .netculture will maintain this form forever: it will always and only be accessible through a computer or a device that can become a creative tool of expression. It will never be uploaded to a WAP server, you will never see it on TV, conventional or digital or whatever. That being said, we must say that .netculture will not bypass any new technologies that will help it become even more interactive and open to its users. What .netculture will ignore though, will be any technology that in turn ignores man's ability to act. 

      Many forms

      A very small group created .netculture. We used our digital materials to give it a form. After that we pass it to those populating the web, to do what they like with it. Change it, expand it, shrink it, kill it. We are not planning on making any attempts to maintain it, if no one else does. We are only going to "play" as users every now and then, whenever we have the urge to interact and contribute. Just like any other user. The number of the forms .netculture can assume are not known. In fact that number exceeds by far all its potential visitors.

      The idea of .netculture is simple. Anyone can collaborate, anytime, as many times as he or she likes. The experts, the professionals and the beginners alike. There will be no judges who will evaluate the material uploaded as long as that material is exploring the networked culture and abides with our manners.

      The forms .netculture can assume can be forwarded through any creative channel people can imagine as long as the web supports it. It can be writing, imaging, application, design, sound, music, criticism, information, discussion, guidance. This list can expand as the web expands. Anything new we are eager to learn and use, as long as our ability to act and freely express ourselves is ensured.

      and the end is...

      What .netculture seeks is an exploration of this newfound digital landscape. A new kind of society is underway and with it, the need of defining it is born. The goal seems non achievable but we might as well try. 

      Shortly before the face of this landscape is forever changed and becomes firmly controlled, we decide to give ourselves a chance to say a few things. 

      So, what would you like to upload today?


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