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   WebTracer project nearing completion                                            
     "nullpointer" <>                                  

   PANDAEMONIUM 2001                                                               
     "Rhidian Davis" <>                                              

   Tell The U.S. Government What is Needed To Close The Digital Divide!            
     DIGOPP Moderator <>                                   

   as far as i would like to take you / as far as you are likely to go             
     mint77 <>                                             

   Sarai Opening! The Programma                                                    
     Sarai Media Programme <> (by way of Eric Kluitenberg)          (Vol. 2)                                                      
     "ricardo dominguez" <>                                            

   Inhabited TV Cybersalon                                                         
     "niki gomez" <>(by way of richard barbrook)                  

   marxist cultural network, CALL for PAPERS                                    (Paul Smith) (by way of richard barbrook)                

   eyebeam atelier pr                                                              
     "geert lovink" <>                                                

   Mikrokino FEST started                                                          
     Aleksandar Gubas <eurindie@sezampro.yu>                                         

   [ REplay PLAYer - premier (realaudio live webcast)]               
     Florian Cramer <>                                               


Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 22:21:31 -0000
From: "nullpointer" <>
Subject: WebTracer project nearing completion

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Platform: Win32
Development: DirectX, C++
Winter 2001

WebTracer is an project based on the intention to visualise the structure of
the web. There are many applications that analyse websites for structural
integrity and diagnostic purposes, but few reveal the visual structure that
web hypertext creates. Webtracer represents this structure as a three
dimensional molecular diagram, with pages as nodes(atoms) and links as the
strings(atomic forces) that connect those nodes together.

Within the Webtracer environment the molecular structure of sites can be
examined from any angle and any distance. Nodes can be selected to gain
further information on their content and a conventional browser launched to
visit the corresponding page directly. The molecular structure of the site
both the sequence of hyperlinks within actual pages and also the internal
structure of the host site's file system.

As such Webtracer generates an interactive molecular diagram that is unique
to each site it visits. Tendencies of information design and the intentions
of the site designer to promote or demote certain types of information
become visually obvious. The resulting structures range from deeply
interwoven tapestries to delicate and simple tree designs.

Webtracer is intended as an interactive tool to both visualise the web and
allow users to gather information about a site through its structure,
analysing the intentions and principles of a site's construction and design.

Webtracer is in a final period of bug testing and fixing, anyone wishing to
know more about the project can contact
Any comments or advice are welcome.

Tom Betts
C:\REM [Header]
(all suffixes enabled)


Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 01:38:47 -0000
From: "Rhidian Davis" <>
Subject: PANDAEMONIUM 2001

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Biennial of Moving Images 2001
Festival Programme: 2 - 9 March
Exhibition: 2 March - 8 April
    Nine new commissions by artists working across the boundaries of =
moving image media=20
    An intensive cinema programme showcasing work by over 150 artists =
from around the world.
    A major new Lux Gallery show and installations at satellite venues =
around the area.
    A two-day conference, projects and events.

PANDAEMONIUM is based in and around the Lux Centre, London N1,
For full programme and ticket information, visit:

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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 21:07:07 -0500
From: DIGOPP Moderator <>
Subject: Tell The U.S. Government What is Needed To Close The Digital Divide!

Dear list members,

We thought that you might find this important online consultation of interest.

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Last summer, the G8 (8 richest countries) created the Digital Opportunity
Task Force (DOT Force) to identify the most effective ways the G8 can help 
the global digital divide. The DOT Force will report findings and
recommendations to the G8 in July 2001.

The Markle Foundation is sponsoring the DIGOPP Online Working Group for
U.S.-based non-profit organizations (February 12 - April 20, 2001). The
input from DIGOPP will feed into the DOT Force deliberations. DIGOPP will:

* assess the current situation
* discuss priority targets for concerted action by the G-8
* identify successes and failures of existing efforts to bridge
the digital divide, including best practices and lessons learned

The DIGOPP Working Group provides an important opportunity for the
non-profit community to participate in shaping the work of the DOT
Force as it prepares its report for the G-8.  We hope you will join in this
key effort.


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For further information about DIGOPP, please contact:

Janice Brodman


Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 00:00:54 -0500
From: mint77 <>
Subject: as far as i would like to take you / as far as you are likely to go


Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 12:34:41 +0100
From: Sarai Media Programme <> (by way of Eric Kluitenberg)
Subject: Sarai Opening! The Programma


- ------------------------- Day One: 23rd February, Friday
- -------------------------

Session I: Cinema & The City
Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (with tea break at 11:30 am)
Venue: Seminar Room
Speakers: Ravi Vasudevan (Moderator and Speaker, Sarai), Ranjani Mazumdar
(Independent film maker, Delhi), Abhijit Roy (Jadavpur University,

Lunch Break: 1:00pm - 2:00 pm

Session II (a): City & Social Justice
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Old Building Library
Speakers: A. Sharan (Moderator; Sarai), Veronique Dupont (IRD, Paris), Dunu
Roy (Hazards Centre, Delhi), Prabhu Mahapatra (National Labour Institute,

Session II (b) : Digital Art and Practice Multimedia Presentation
Time: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: Seminar Room
Presenters: Eric Kluitenberg (de Balie, Amsterdam), Meena Nanji
(Independent film maker, Los Angeles), Samara Mitchell (ANAT, Australia)
Tea Break: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Session III: Media: Access, Censorship and Freedom
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Room
Speakers: Saumya Gupta (Moderator, Sarai), Siddharth Varadarajan (Times of
India, Delhi), Zunaira Durrani (Spider magazine, Karachi), Rehan Ansari
(Independent researcher, Karachi), Arun Mehta (Internet and radio activist,
Delhi), Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Sarai)

Plenary Lecture by Narayani Gupta (Historian, Jamia Millia Islamia)
Title: Lived City, Viewed City: Modern Delhi
Time : 6:30 pm -- 7:30 pm

Session IV: Soundscapes - A live sound performance by Eric Kluitenberg (de
Balie, Amsterdam)
Time: 7:45 - 8:15
Venue: Public Access Space

Art Installations by Anish Ahluwalia (Bombay) and Brook Andrews (Sydney),
23rd&nbsp; - 25th February Dainik Shahar: Wall painting by Sunil and
friends (Delhi)

- -------------------------- Day Two: 24th February, Saturday
- --------------------------

Session I : New Media Culture & Politics Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: Seminar Room
Speakers: Ravi Sundaram (Moderator& Presenter, Sarai/CSDS), Geert Lovink
(de Waag, Amsterdam), Eric Kluitenberg (de Balie, Amsterdam), Shuddhabrata
Sengupta (Sarai)

Tea Break: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session II: Multimedia Screening and Presentation
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Room Speaker: Graham Harwood presents Mongrel
Lunch Break: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Session III: Free Software
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue : Seminar Room
Presenters: Jeebesh Bagchi (Moderator, Sarai), Raju Mathur (Initiator,
Delhi Linux group), Supreet Sethi (Sarai), Pankaj Kaushal (Sarai), Shikha
Garg (Student/ programmer), Ankur (Student/ programmer), Anand Babu
(Net4Rural, Bangalore), Mridul Jain (Net4Rural, Bangalore)

Tea Break: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Session IV: Past Remains:Kamla Nagar and the Ridge: 1950 - 2000
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Room
Speaker: Shahid Amin (History Department, Delhi University)

Plenary Lecture by Ravi Vasudevan (Sarai/CSDS)
Title: The Cinematic Public
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Room

Session V: Writing the City: The City in Contemporary Hindi Writing
(Recitations and readings)
Time: 8:00 pm -10:00 pm
Venue: Public Access Space
Speakers: Ravikant (Moderator, Sarai), Geetanjalishri (Writer, Delhi),
Gagan Gill (Writer and poet, Delhi), Sanjeev Kumar (Deshbandhu College,
Delhi )

- -------------------------- Day Three: 25th February, Sunday
- --------------------------

Session I: Round Table on the Public Domain
Time: 10:00 am - 11 :30 am
Venue: Seminar Room Speakers: D. L. Sheth (Moderator; CSDS), Rajeev
Bhargava (Political Science, JNU), Tanika Sarkar (History, JNU), Geeta
Kapur (Art historian and theorist, Delhi)

Tea: 11.30 am - 12.00 pm

Session II: Global New Media: Maps of the Possible Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue : Seminar Room Presenters/Speakers: Amanda Macdonald Crawley
(Adelaide Festival, 2002) Nina Czegledy (Inter-Society for Electronic
Arts), Monica Narula (Sarai)

Lunch Break: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session III (a): Globalisation & New Cultural Realities (Hindi Panel)
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Room
Speakers: Ravikant (Moderator, Sarai), Sudhish Pachauri (Zakir Hussaain
College, Delhi), Aditya Nigam (Sarai), Abhay Kumar Dube (Jansatta)

Session III (b): Free Software Resources: Demonstration
Time : 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue : Public Projects Space Demonstration by Joy Chatterjee (Sarai),
Supreet Sethi (Sarai), Pankaj Kaushal (Sarai), Ruchika Agarwal (Sarai)

Tea Break: 4:00 pm

Plenary Lecture by Saskia Sassen (University of Chicago)
Title: The City: Strategic Site, New Frontiers
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Room

Video Installation: Urban Environments by Karl-Heinz Klopf (Vienna)
Time:10 am - 7 pm
Venue: Public Access Space

Thanks Saumya --
Sarai: The New Media Initiative
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
29,Rajpur Road, Delhi - 54&nbsp;
Phone: +91-11-3951190
Fax: +91-11-2943450


Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 11:40:01 -0500
From: "ricardo dominguez" <>
Subject: (Vol. 2)

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....................(_(_(_(The Hacktivist =
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      [01] Introduction........................................metac0m
      [02] Media Watch.........................................metac0m
      [03] Interview with WFD..................................metac0m
      [04] Linux and the protest movement ..........the electrohippies
      [05] The CyberArmy.......................................Phydeau
      [06] The Real World......................................metac0m
      [07] Interview with VR...........THOMAS ISLER AND OLIVE ZIHLMANN
      [08] My Love / Hate Relationship With Technology..........Scully
      [09] On The Strategic Use of Spam......................Anonymous
      [10] Zapatista Tribal Port Scan .............................EDT

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Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 21:42:39 +0000 (GMT)
From: "niki gomez" <>(by way of richard barbrook)
Subject: Inhabited TV Cybersalon

March Cybersalon
Inhabited TV- living with new forms
Thursday March 1st 2001

see flyer on

Part 1- Discussion:
Price: 6 pounds/4 pounds(conc.)/3 pounds(ICA)
- -Creativity and iTV

With 98.5% of households owning a TV set compared with less than 50% owning
a computer, the potential of Interactive TV to reach the mass populace must
be explored. So, how can we create engaging content that both draws the
audience into interaction and allows for personal expression, when content
control is in the hands of broadcasters?
How will audience relationships with television change as digital TV becomes
the standard and interactivity the norm? What is the future of the narrative
and can interactive TV bring wider democratisation where the Internet has
not? What effects will the arrival of broadband have?

Speakers include interactive TV consultant Stuart
Nolan from Oyster Partners, stephen jeffery-poulter on interactive
narrative, William Rowe from Protein° and Rachel Collinson.
Check the latest on :

Part 2: from 9pm (1.50 pounds/ ICA members free)
digital short films in collaboration with Livestock
digital stimulation including work from leading iTV producers

in the bar: live perfomances with:
Supanaut featuring Kid Suda live
One Tongue Soup (
Bambola (In Flight Radio & XFM)
Sore Throat - William Pears and Mike Benson with spoken words and beats
+ live visual jamming by Sanfrandisco (Japan)

@ the ICA
the Mall
London sw1 5ah
tubes:piccadilly/charing cross

University of Westminster
Hypermedia Research Centre
ICA/Sun microsystems
Arts Council of England
New Media Knowledge
Wildlife Records
Oyster partners


Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 21:43:06 +0000 (GMT)
From: (Paul Smith) (by way of richard barbrook)
Subject: marxist cultural network, CALL for PAPERS


 University of Sussex
 25-26 May, 2001
 "Culture Wars"

 Confirmed speakers include:

 Richard Barbrook
Jamie Owen Daniel
Barbara Einhorn
Gregory Elliott
Sally Munt
Christopher Norris

Plus: Roundtables on New Anti-Capitalist Movements and on Benjamin's
Arcades Project

 Registration (includes lunch):

Full rate £25 (one day £15)
Student and unemployed rate £10 (one day £5)

 The conference format is informal and we encourage anyone interested to
offer a
 presentation or panel, as well as to attend and participate in discussion.
To suggest
 papers and topics, and/or to get more conference details, please contact
Paul Smith
 or phone 01273 678877.

The Marxist Cultural Network is an independent organisation dedicated to
the discussion and development of the Marxist critical tradition in the
context of culture and cultural change. MCN also sponsors reading groups
and other events, and meets once a year for a two-day conference. MCN uses
an email list for ongoing discussion, debate, announcements, etc. To join
the list send the message <subscribe mcn> to or
contact Sean Homer -


Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 19:51:30 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <>
Subject: eyebeam atelier pr

From: "Purvi Shah" <>
To: "kimberly grillo" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 10:16 AM
Subject: Eyebeam Atelier Press Release

February 19, 2001
For immediate release ..    CONTACT:   Purvi Shah, Eyebeam Atelier
         212-431-7474 ext. 29 (phone)
         212-431-3631 (fax)


(New York, NY)  Promising to be one of the most exciting and innovative
architectural projects in New York City in recent years, Eyebeam Atelier,
the new media arts organization, has entered Phase Two of an architectural
design competition for its flagship museum/atelier building in the Chelsea
gallery district.

In Phase Two, a group of thirteen international architecture firms, whose
principals are known for their use of new media, and for their inventive and
imaginative approaches to architecture, have been selected and asked to
create a conceptual design for the project.

>From the United States, ten firms will participate in Phase Two of the
competition. They are:
Architecture Research Office, New York
Asymptote Architecture, New York
Preston Scott Cohen, Cambridge, Mass.
Neil M. Denari Architects, Los Angeles
Diller and Scofidio, New York
Greg Lynn FORM, Venice, Cal.
Gluckman Mayner Architects, New York
Leeser Architecture, New York
Reiser+Umemoto, RUR Architecture PC, New York
Rogers/Marvel Architect, New York

International firms selected for Phase Two are:
David Chipperfield Architects, London
MVRDV, Rotterdam
Foreign Office Architects LTD, London

Phase Three of the competition, due to be completed in late 2001, will
result in the selection of three finalists, each of who will be asked to
develop a comprehensive design scheme. The drawings, models and digital
animations they produce will be exhibited in Eyebeam Atelier's temporary
galleries, accompanied by a publication and a symposium centered on issues
at the intersection of architecture, technology and design.

Eyebeam Atelier will be located at 540-548 West 21st Street, joining the
arts organizations and galleries that have made west Chelsea New York City's
new center of contemporary art. It will be the city's first facility
dedicated exclusively to new media art and the largest institution of its
kind in the United States, housing a museum of art and technology,
Artist-in-Residence studios, an education center with multi-media
classrooms, a state-of-the art new media theater, a digital archive, a
restaurant and a bookstore. The building will be approximately 90,000 square
feet rising from a 15,000 square-foot site. Construction is due to begin in
2003 and is estimated to cost $40 million.

At the Chelsea site, construction has already begun on an interim space
designed by architects David Hotson and Craig Newick. Scheduled for
completion in Spring 2001, the space will provide three Artist-in-Residence
studios connected to an 8,000 square-foot multi-purpose exhibition/event
space. Other features include an education center, a wall-sized rear
projection screen and an interior atrium.

Eyebeam Atelier, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated
to new media art, was founded in 1996 by filmmaker John S. Johnson. Its
manifold mission is to initiate, present, support and preserve artworks
created with computers and other digital equipment; to expand the public's
appreciation of new media art through education programs, exhibitions and
equipment access; to expand and improve access to electronic, graphic,
network and moving image arts for artists and the public; and to research
and develop new technologies that will catalyze the creation of new

Both the interim space and the new building will further Eyebeam Atelier's
mission by providing established artists with the latest technological
tools; educating emerging artists on the creative use of digital
applications; contributing directly to the development  and advancement of
technologies used in moving image, spatial visualization, sound,
performance, game design and other media; fostering collaborations between
artists and scientists; and promoting a discourse on cutting-edge issues and
ideas around art and technology through exhibitions, lectures and symposia,
online critical fora and publications.

For more information on Eyebeam Atelier and the architectural competition,
Purvi Shah at 212-431-7474, or by email at Additional
information on the competition and programs is available online at


Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 12:15:09 +0100
From: Aleksandar Gubas <eurindie@sezampro.yu>
Subject: Mikrokino FEST started


Announced for January 26 and then postponed to February 19, Mikrokino
FEST 2001 successfully started in Belgrade. This is the first
international short film festival in Yugoslavia ever, and is organized
by LOW-FI VIDEO, a group of independent filmmakers and promoters from
After an international call for entries, posted last fall to various
mailing lists, 80 out of 133 short films arrived were selected to be
shown at the Mikrokino FEST 2001. The screening schedule can be found
This festival has its own e-bulletin in Serbian language, distributed
via LOW-FI VIDEO mailing list, which has 340 members - wired Yugoslav
fans of short and independent film. Mikrokino FEST 2001 is very
important as a regional model: this is a festival with off-line oriented
screening policy, and at the same time it tries to use on-line
promotional possibilities to the fullest.
Each evening more than 250 visitors swarm in the Student Cultural Centre
in Belgrade, trying to find some free seat for watching short films from
all over the world. The audience's favourites for the first day of
screening were:
- - A SHORT FILM ABOUT A BOY (NA DEN' STARSHE) by Nurbek Egen from Russia,
- - MR MR by Nenad Mikalacki from the Bucharest Film School (Romania),
- - all films from the MediaStorm Productions (Australia),
- - MYTHS-PHARAOH by Sergei Ovcharov from Russia,
- - LINT PEOPLE by Helder K. Sun from the USA,
- - IN/DIVIDU by Nicole Hewitt from Croatia,
- - Canadian video art made by the group Perte de Signal from Montreal.
The next day the audience most warmly greeted:
- - EXTREMISM BREAKS MY BALL by Nicolas Debot from Sweden,
- - NOIRISTICAL: ANEXACTETUDE IN NOIR by Andy Birtwistle from the UK
(which had its world festival premiere at the Mikrokino FEST 2001),
- - RIDING THE TIGER by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson from the USA,
- - SHOES: A USER'S GUIDE by Giles Ben Burton from the UK,
- - WRESTLING WITH A BEE (AMPAISPAINI) by Meritta Koivisto from Finland,
- - the Danish video art selected by The Danish Video Art Data Bank.
The festival has various additional programmes, including special CD-ROM
presentations. Very well covered by the local media, Mikrokino FEST 2001
is a true celebration of short film in the middle of the Balkans.
For any additional info you may write to:

Aleksandar Gubas
Mikrokino FEST 2001, Belgrade


Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 13:01:27 +0100
From: Florian Cramer <>
Subject: [ REplay PLAYer - premier (realaudio live webcast)]

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Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 21:24:16 +0100
From: "Dr. Karlheinz Essl" <>
Subject: REplay PLAYer - premier (realaudio live webcast)

Dear friends!

A new piece by Karlheinz Essl will be premiered on Sunday, 25 Feb
2001 and broadcasted live on the internet:

	REplay PLAYer (2000/2001)
	solo computer performance by Karlheinz Essl

RealAudio webcast:
Sun, 25 Feb 2001, 23:00 - 24:00 MET
= 5 p.m. New York Time
= 4 p.m. Chicago Time
= 3 p.m. Los Angeles Time

REplay PLAYer is based on a computer program written in MAX/MSP which
acts as an autonomous sound layer that uses pre-recorded 'objet
trouvees' which are deconstructed and re-composed by using realtime
composition algorithms - a field of research that has been
investigated by Karlheinz Essl since the early 1980ies. The composer
will interpret and comment that generated sound stream by his
self-constructed electronic instrument m@ze°2

following an elaborated score which, however, leaves enough space for
spontaneous reaction and improvisation.

The current stage of the REplay PLAYer project was commissioned by
the ORF KUNSTRADIO; it can be viewed as a sonic comment to the
exhibition "REPLAY - The Beginnings of International Media Art in
Austria" which was curated by Heidi Grundmann and presented at the
Generali Foundation (Vienna) in summer 2000.

In the future this piece should also run as an interactive web
installation which would allow Internet users to control the sound
de/re-construction process via a web interface.

For further information visit:

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Dr. Karlheinz Essl
composition - performance - improvisation
Studio for Advanced Music and Media Technology (Austria)

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