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   Machines That Become Us -Mobile Communications Conference                       
     Andreas Broeckmann <>                                    

   new forum                                                                       
     "Apostolos Grigoropoulos" <>                                       

   ART AND THE LIFE SCIENCES A SYMPOSIUM                                                 
     "Irina Aristarkhova" <>                                 

   New Website for Media Art Curators                                              
     "geert lovink" <>                                                

   THE_TIMEBROKER #3                                                            (Nadja Franz)                                           

   Web Net Museum/ =?iso-8859-1?Q?FÍte?= de l'Internet                                                                                   

   Cultural usability seminar at UIAH, April                                       
     Andreas Broeckmann <>                                    

   M/C Call for papers and reviews                                                 
     Elissa Jenkins <>                                             

   01 book                                                                                                                              

   Fw: Mahendra Solanki is trAce Poet-in-Residence                                 
     "information overload" <>                                        

   Bauhaus Kolleg Event City 3. Trimester                                          
     Ute Lenssen <>                                         

   FINAL CFP: INTERNET RESEARCH 2.0  - Deadline March 2, 2001                      
     jeremy hunsinger <>                                                 

   Subverting the Market opens                                                     
     Julia Morrisroe <>                                     

   BAUDRILLARD: THE VIOLENCE OF THE IMAGE SYMPOSIUM                                                                            
     "geert lovink" <>                                                

   call for entries-the work of art in the age of systematic  re-institutionalizati                                                  

    Autonogram 5: 16 Ounces of Grass only $20!                                     
     "ricardo dominguez" <>                                            


Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 17:34:17 +0200
From: Andreas Broeckmann <>
Subject: Machines That Become Us -Mobile Communications Conference

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:31:19 -0500
From: Satomi Sugiyama <>



Machines that become us:

Perspectives on how people incorporate
new communication technology into their lives

International Conference

Sponsored by the Department of Communication, SCILS
Rutgers University

Held at the
University Inn & Conference Center (Douglass Campus)
New Brunswick, NJ USA
April 18-19, 2001

The Rutgers University Department of Communication is holding an
international conference to which the public is cordially invited.
The April 18-19, 2001 conference will explore ways that emerging
personal communication technologies--which range from the Internet to
the mobile phone and beyond--are being integrated into people's lives
and lifestyles, including their clothes and homes.  More than 20
internationally recognized experts will be discussing the situation
from a variety of perspectives.  Audience members will have many
opportunities to raise issues and interact with panel members.

Further information, including registration procedures and costs, may
be found at the conference website:

Please join us for this unique international event.  Early registration
is encouraged.  As seating is limited, admittance "at the door" cannot
be guaranteed.

PERSPECTIVE AND CONFERENCE THEMES The experience of a stroll on
any street or campus is today different than a mere three years ago.
Mobile communication technologies are everywhere, and have changed
the social landscapes through which we travel.  The postures of
pedestrians are different--stooped over to hold a handset to the ear.
People on cue for a bus are busy talking, but to unseen others via
mobile phone rather than to the person next to them.  The sight of
two people walking together, each talking on a mobile phone to some
distant other, is becoming unremarkable.  Mobile technologies are
affecting who we speak to, what we say to them, how we organize our
day and spend our time--in essence who we are.

Yet the mobile phone is but one of many new forms of proliferating
personal communication technology.  They, along with the Internet,
PDAs and other merging and emerging technology, are appearing around
our homes, cars and workplaces.  They are even beginning to "talk" to
each other as well as to us.  They are increasingly integrated into
our daily routines, and even our clothing.  Soon, too, they may be
part of our physical bodies.

This flood of intermingled personal communication gadgetry not
only absorbs and redirects our time and resources.  It also raises
disturbing questions about the quality and direction of change in
the globalized information society.  These questions have ranged from
the levels of individual psychology to social policy, and from the
operational to the existential.  Thoughtful and concerned observers
have become deeply disturbed by the significance these devices have
assumed in many people's lives: what are we doing to ourselves and to
each other? What will become of us?

Since the late 1800s, social philosophers and inspired gadgeteers
have foreseen a distant future when robots would supplant human beings,
perhaps even by force.  More than a hundred years later, sharp debate
continues as to whether humans as physical beings will even exist at
the dawn of the next millennium.  As concerned scholars and citizens,
however, we need not wait decades for insight into the question of
the relationship and degree of co-existence between humans and machines.
Without apocalyptic struggle, indeed without even much in the way of
formal announcement, machines and humans are merging.  Given that the
process is underway, empirical data can be gathered and phenomenological
insight can be garnered about this experience and its meaning.
Addressing these questions is a challenge that now confronts the
engineering, bio-medical, design and social scientific communities as
well as laypeople.

In response to these developments, the Department of Communication at
Rutgers University has been involved in a series of efforts to focus
intellectual attention on this issue from a variety of perspectives.
By drawing not only on the communication perspective, but also
on those of other fields -- such as engineering, design, cultural
studies, history, urban planning, architecture and art criticism
- -- not only can new insights be derived, but also individual
investigations can be enhanced by considering concepts and tools
available from related fields.

These efforts have to date yielded some important results.  One was a
workshop held at Rutgers in December 1999.  This workshop investigated
the way mobile communication technology, and especially the mobile
phone, has affected social and interpersonal communication processes
in ten countries, including the US.  The results of this conference
will be appearing in a book, published by Cambridge University Press
and edited by James E. Katz and Mark Aakhus, entitled "Perpetual
contact".  (
Another effort along these lines was a conference in Milan, Italy
in January 2001.  This conference, held at the Triennale di Milano,
was entitled "Il corpo umano tra tecnologie, comunicazione e moda"
(The human body between technologies, communication and fashion).  A
variety of organizations were involved, including the Comune di Milano
Assessorato Moda ed Eventi, Politecnico di Milano, and the Universita
Degli Studi di Trieste.  The "Machines that become us" conference is
conjoined with this earlier event.  As such it capitalizes upon some
of the issues raised at this earlier event.  Doubtless, in its turn,
the "Machines that become us" event will help build a legacy upon
which yet other efforts can be based.

At this conference, we explore the multiple layers of meanings
of the personal communication technologies, including as function
and fashion.  In terms of function, they are tools that extend our
abilities, and complement our limitations.  As symbols of our taste
and values, they may also involve compliments to us, and certainly
communicate much of interest to others.  Moreover, it seems they are
also becoming a part of us socially, psychologically and physically.
The conference purpose is to use a multi-pronged approach to gain
insight into the range of human experiences with personal communication
technologies and chart what unanticipated uses are being devised for
them.  It seeks to foster understanding of what these increasingly
important devices are doing to us as individuals -- in terms of our
interior psychological experience of existence -- and as members of an
increasingly interconnected society.

The Department of Communication is grateful to the following
organizations, which have generously agreed to co-sponsor this event:

NEC USA C&C Research Laboratories
Design Workshop 1954
Johnson & Johnson
Office of the Dean of SCILS, Rutgers University

Tentative Program

(All speakers, topics and arrangements subject to change)

Wednesday, April 18, 2001


1. Emerging technology
a. Burdea, Grigore--Virtual Reality Laboratory, Rutgers, USA
b. Goose, Stuart--Siemens Corporate Research, USA
c. Weinstein, Steve--NEC C&C Research Laboratory, USA

2. Sense-making: Perspectives on machines becoming us, and us becoming
a. Aakhus, Mark--Rutgers U., USA
b. Fortunati, Leopoldina--University of Trieste, Italy
c. Haddon, Leslie--London School of Economics, UK
d. Licoppe, Christian--France Telecom Research, France


3. Home: Integrating machines into domestic and public space
a. Carey, John--Greystone Associates, USA
b. Kommonen, Kari-Hans--University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland
c. Mante, Enid--KPN Research, The Netherlands
d. Meyer, Sibylle--BIS-Berlin, Germany
e. Townsend, Anthony--New York University, USA

4. Fashion: Integrating machines into the second skin
a. Danese, Elda--Instituto d'Arte de Venezia, Italy
b. Dominoni, Annalisa--Politechnico di Milano, Italy
c. Messina, Rietta--MOMI Moda Milano, Italy

5. Mobiles: Extending the social self into machines
a. Green, Nicola--Sussex University, UK
b. Johnsen, Truls-Erik--University of Oslo, Norway
c. Ling, Richard--Telenor, Norway
d. Rautiainen, Pirjo--University of Tampere, Finland



Thursday, April 19, 2001

6. Internet I: The social self in North American public electronic networks
a. Aspden, Philip--National Academy of Sciences, USA
b. Brodeur, Marie--Statistics Canada, Canada
c. Rice, Ronald--Rutgers University, USA

7. Internet II: Cross-cultural comparisons of social integration
a. Kim, Shin Dong--Hallym University, Korea
b. Lorente, Santiago--Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
c. Skog, Berit--Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
d. Vershinskaya, Olga--Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia


8. Body, machine and self-image: Cross-cultural comparisons
a. Caporael, Linnda--Rensalaer Polytechnic, USA
b. deGournay, Chantal--France Telecom Research, France
c. Grossi, Annamaria--Assessorato alla Moda e Grandi Eventi del Comune
di Milano, Italy
d. Stojanova, Valeria--Petar Karaminchev Ltd, Bulgaria

9. Disembodied self and the embodied machine: Avatars, virtual to F2F
meetings and social interaction
a. Beckers, John--Leiden University, The Netherlands
b. Marx, Gary T.--Professor Emeritus, MIT, USA
c. McDermott,, USA

10. Summary and Conclusion

Organizer contact information:

James E. Katz, Ph.D.
Department of Communication
School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071  USA
Office, TAM, fax: 732.932.7168


Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 10:30:38 +0200
From: "Apostolos Grigoropoulos" <>
Subject: new forum

A new duscussion forum about Napster, open at .netculture
Add new forums about cyberculture.


Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 07:11:56 +0300
From: "Irina Aristarkhova" <>
Subject: Re: yr announcement for nettime



Sunday, 11 March, 2001; 2-5 pm.


Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189 555

In recent years there have been dramatic developments in the life sciences 
especially in the fields of biotechnologies, genetic engineering, 
bio-informatics (e.g. genomics & proteomics), bio-computing (e.g. DNA chip) 
and in nanotechnologies (e.g. molecular manufacturing). These technological 
developments have introduced a variety of methods, materials, processes and 
concerns for artistic responses and manipulations. Contemporary artistic 
responses to these developments in life sciences range from those that 
actively employ them to produce art (e.g. DNA music, transgenic art, 
“artists’ genes”, computer-generated artificial life and human-machine 
interfaces) to those that aesthetically articulate the social, cultural and 
ethical concerns regarding these technologies. The symposium seeks to 
explore and expand on the aesthetic possibilities of the life sciences with 
particular attention to the various socio-cultural, political and ethical 
ramifications of such artistic developments.


Director of Art, Carlow College, USA
Fellow, Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie-Mellon University

Artist and educator, Faith Wilding has been critically engaging new 
bio-technologies in art exhibitions in museums and galleries world-wide. 
Among them Museum of Contemporary Art, Toulouse, France; Expo 2000; Ars 
Electronica Center, Linz, Austria; Rensselear Institute of Technology, New 
York; Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany; Museum of 
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Academy of Art, Warsaw, Poland; Woman’s 
Building, Los Angeles; Cal Arts, Los Angeles; Documenta X, Kassel, Germany; 
Whitney Museum of Art, New York. Faith Wilding will be an 
Artist-in-Residence at the Department of Art Theory & Art History, School of 
Fine Art, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts (Singapore) between 6-16 March, 

Art Theorist and Independent Curator

Gunalan Nadarajan is an independent art theorist, writer and curator. He has 
curated several art exhibitions, most notably ‘Ambulations’ (1999) and will 
be curating a major cyberarts exhibition as part of the biennial NOKIA 
Singapore Art 2001/02 which will feature works in VR environments, telematic 
robotics, net-art, and bio-tech art. Gunalan Nadarajan is actively involved 
in the development of cyberarts in Singapore.

Senior Lecturer, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts

Irina Aristarkhova teaches courses in Cybertheory, Cyberculture, Technology 
& Embodiment, Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory and Feminist Theory. She is 
a contributing editor to the Moscow-based journal Radek: Art, Theory, 
Politics, and edited a book “Woman Does Not Exist: Contemporary Studies in 
Sexual Difference” (Syktyvkar University Press & Moscow Center for Women’s 
Studies, 1999). In April 2001 Irina Aristarkhova will be joining National 
University of Singapore, to conduct studio-based courses in cyberart and 

Department of Science and Technology Education
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Chia is a molecular geneticist specialising in the field of recombinant 
DNA technology and genetic engineering of plants. His primary speciality, 
where majority of his discoveries has occurred is in orchids. Dr Chia’s 
academic interests are wide, ranging from medicinal plants to gene therapy 
and development of novel educational system. His scientific education and 
career took place at the National University of Singapore and the Institute 
of Molecular and Cell Biology. Dr Chia is presently an Associate Professor 
at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.

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Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 15:43:51 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <>
Subject: New Website for Media Art Curators

From: "Sarah Cook" <>
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2001 12:14 AM
Subject: New Website for Media Art Curators

CRUMB - Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss

A new website for those who exhibit, organise, archive or make new media
art (including Internet art, interactive installations,
CD-ROMs, digital video, etc.)

The site includes:

Exclusive CRUMB INTERVIEWS on the issues faced by curators when dealing
with new media:
Matthew Gansallo on the Tate (London) web commissions.
Kathy Rae Huffman and Julie Lazar on The Problem With Museums Today.
Natalie Bookchin and Brendan Jackson on community art and 'hacktivism'.

LINKS to rare new media curating material.

DISCUSSION LIST active from 1st March 2001.

This site is run by new media curators who have worked independently and
with institutions of all sizes. It aims to help meet the challenges of
new art-forms in interesting times.

Visit often ... leave crumbs.

Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss

Co-Editors: Telephone: +44  191 515 2896
Beryl Graham:
Sarah Cook:


Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 12:35:29 +0100
From: (Nadja Franz)

Dear friends of quality time,

finally THE_TIMEBROKER 3 is out and still you can deal with your time 
in the TIME_SHARING_ZONE there.
The new edition is about netart. Also you will find an interview with 
Eberhard Schoener and more.....

Have a good time!

Nadja Franz.

THE_TIMEBROKER - the online magazine about time and zeitgeist in 
context with arts.
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Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 03:16:07 +0800
Subject: Web Net Museum/ =?iso-8859-1?Q?FÍte?= de l'Internet



Pour la Fête de l'Internet un nouveau musée en ligne !
Le Web Net Museum : un musée où les artistes décident de leur propre destin
et bénéficie d'une reconnaissance en fonction de leur seul mérite.
- -Une exposition d'Art generatif
- -Une suite à la polémique Pierre Lévy/Philippe Breton
- -Une retrospective Fred Forest

Artistes du Web, expérimentons ensemble les modalités d'échange, de
partage, de communication, de visibilité, que nous offre aujourd'hui
Internet. Et si nous restons ouverts au dialogue, et à l'occasion pourquoi
pas ? avec les représentants des institutions ou du marché, cela ne pourra
se faire désormais que d'égal à égal.C'est un choix qu'il appartient à
chacun de faire.
L'art c'est bien nous qui le faisons, et non pas les intermédiaires !
Personne ne doit jamais oublier cette vérité élémentaire. Les artistes les
premiers, qui doivent reprendre l'initiative ! A chacun de le faire à sa
façon, si il a quelque chose à dire, si il a quelque chose a faire...
La société nouvelle d'information et de communication donne aujourd'hui à
l'artiste la possibilité de mettre en oeuvre d'autres stratégies que celles
qui consistent à être un éternel "assisté" des insitutions étatiques en

Expérimentons-le, que diable ! Fabriquons nos propres outils et notre
propre communication.
Internet est déja, et sera encore + demain, le + grand musée du monde !


Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 12:56:26 +0200
From: Andreas Broeckmann <>
Subject: Cultural usability seminar at UIAH, April

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 10:25:20 +0200
From: Minna Tarkka <>

Preliminary announcement

Cultural Usability seminar
LUME Center, Leonia auditorium
April 24, 2001 10 am - 5 pm

Cultural Usability is a preliminary research project funded by the
University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH and carried out at the
university's Media Lab. The research looks for critical approaches to
new media design by creating exchanges between cultural studies,
sociology of technology, design research and technology development.

'Cultural usability' is a working hypothesis for a design practice
that takes into account the larger socio-cultural context of use,
reaching beyond the functional interests of contemporary usability
research and interface development.

The public seminar presents some of the approaches developed within
the research, which will also be published on the web by April 15,
2001. The aim is to activate critical discussion of technology
development and design, to which the seminar's invited speakers have
significantly contributed.

The seminar is targeted to researchers, students and practitioners of
new media and technology. Admission free of charge.

Preliminary programme

10-10.30  Opening
Yrjö Sotamaa, rector, University of Art and Design, Welcome
Minna Tarkka, professor, UIAH Media Lab, Introduction - towards
critical design practice

10.30-13 Keynotes
Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University, Located accountabilities in
technology production
Kari Kuutti, Oulu University,  Hunting for the lost user
Pelle Ehn, Malmö University, The collective designer
Richard Coyne, University of Edinburgh, Computers, philosophies, practices


14-15.30  Presentation of the Cultural Usability project
Minna Tarkka, Discourse and rhetoric in interactive media design
Heidi Tikka, Affective environments: boundary breakdowns in art and
interface design
Online report: demos, cases, research issues presented by the
Cultural Usability group

Coffee break

15.45-17  Commentaries and discussion
Commentaries (Mika Pantzar, Helsinki School of Economics and Business
Administration; Jaakko Virtanen & Yrjö Engeström, Helsinki
University; Tapio Mäkelä, Turku University; Anna-Maija Ylimaula,
University of Art and Design Helsinki)
- --

Minna Tarkka
Professor, Interactive and multimedia communication
(on research leave starting 10/2000)
Media Lab, University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH
Hameentie 135 C, FIN-00560, Helsinki, Finland
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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 23:49:57 +1000
From: Elissa Jenkins <>
Subject: M/C Call for papers and reviews

M/C Online, found at, acts as a gateway to
M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture and to M/C Reviews, which features
an ongoing series of reviews in culture and the media.

Both publications are actively seeking contributers.

1. Call for papers for M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture.

volume four, issue two -- 'mix'
edited by Jason Ensor & Carolyn Hughes 

To mix is to transform, combine or blend to create something new. Within
transformation process, there is breakdown, renovation, reinvigoration,
novelty and
often strangeness. 

'Mix' can be applied to many goings-on in media and culture -- from
visual and
fictional representations of racial and gendered mixtures, to the mixing
of music, the combining of literary genres, and the creating of

'Mix' can also be subject to various desires and political uses, and can
be observed as a deep cultural process guiding interpretations of
change, transformation, components of social movement, and ethnic
mixtures within nations.

Think of a mix you would like to unravel: What kind of mixes challenge
established forms of media and culture? How do ideas of the 'global
melting pot' make their way into media and culture, and what is their
impact? How is the rhetoric of the multicultural mix used and produced?
What beliefs do these uses of 'mix' foster and encourage? Is this
'fusion' or 'hybridity' full of constructive and creative potential, or
can it be destructive and sterile?

This issue will get amongst the mix and look at what is being mixed, and
how, and
what this is doing to boundaries within media and culture.

We invite articles that delve into the mix and write about its methods,
meanings and products. Put together your words and ideas and create
something for the mix... 

article deadline: 19 March 2001
issue release date: 18 April 2001

2. M/C Reviews 'Screens' Feature

"Must-See Reality TV"

Editors: Kate Douglas and Kelly McWilliam

M/C Reviews

'Reality' television ('RTV') - that is, non/un-scripted television - is
widely acknowledged as the largest growth industry in contemporary
television. In its varied forms, such as documentary, 'caught on
camera', and adventure or game show challenges, RTV has been prominent
in television programming for the past decade.

The current wave has seen "Survivor" become the most successful
television program in American television history. Two other programs
that have been widely successful
in Australia and Europe, "Popstars" and "The Mole" have inspired
American versions which are currently in their first season. RTV has
proven to be successful across different countries and age demographics,
to the extent that all television networks in Australia currently
broadcast RTV programs.

M/C Reviews is interested in critical responses to particular issues
surrounding the success and interest in RTV. All papers should focus
upon very recent or current RTV programs or issues. Possible topics
include, though papers should not be confined to:

- - discussions of television programs such as 'Survivor', 'The Mole',
'Big Brother', 'Popstars', 'Shipwrecked' or 'Temptation Island'
- - the documentary form
- - home-improvement style programs (such as 'Backyard Blitz' or 'Changing
- - competitive real-life television (winning, losing, success, fame)
- - strategy and sabotage ("outwit, outplay, outsmart")
- - challenge and humiliation
- - fabricated reality & 'authenticity'
- - contrived 'societies' (domestic space, relationship building, social
hierarchies, rituals of island life, etc)
- - television and testimony (disclosure, confessional, intimacy)
- - marketing TV 'reality'
- - RTV and 'casting'
- - the role of the camera and editor in RTV
- - immediacy and RTV (audience engagement, interactive RTV versus passive

Articles should be 1000-2000 words in length, should follow the format
of other reviews on the 'Screens' site
and should reach the editors no later than Friday April 13th, 2001.

Submissions should be e-mailed to the editors: Kelly McWilliam or Kate Douglas

Happy researching, happy viewing, happy writing!!


- -- 
Elissa Jenkins 
Co-ordinating Editor 
M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture


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Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 02:04:14 +0800
From: "information overload" <>
Subject: Fw: Mahendra Solanki is trAce Poet-in-Residence

- --------Original message--------
For the next few weeks, poet and editor Mahendra Solanki is in residence at the trAce WebBoard. David Dabydeen said of his work: "Deeply moving poems of love and violent loss ... transforms the fullness of lived experience into the spareness of art. And it is this spareness - beautiful and bleak - which is Solanki's trademark and triumph." Visit Mahendra in the Poetry Workshop at for inspiration, technical advice and feedback.

OTHER NEWS - see for details of:

Call for contributions to frAme 6 - Net : Spirit
Is there a new kind of spirituality happening out on the net? Do you get the sense you're connecting with something greater than yourself? Have you ever meditated online? Does code have a zen all of its own? What are the new spiritual patterns, symbols, and icons of cyberspace? Why all these coincidences, mindmelds, serendipities and downright unrealities? Is this religion? Who are we online? What do multiple identities do to your head? What does it all mean? 

A relaxed approach to exercising the muscle of the imagination with a regular writing task posted on WebBoard, with the challenge to post your response by the following week. Currently hosted by Barry Tench.

A New Kind of Home Page 
Where do you feel you really belong? "Maybe finding a place where I 'properly belong' wouldn't ever define me quite as much as the always wanting to try." (Pauline Masurel , Berkshire, UK). Join with us to create a Home Page with a difference. Home is often found more in memory than in geography, more in imagination than in reality. A song, a flower, a word, or a mouthful of food can be all it takes to bring to life a whole theatre of recollection. You are invited to contribute your own memories and imaginings of Home.  

The trAce Online Writing School opens in June 01. Register for updates at

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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 18:24:43 +0100
From: Ute Lenssen <>
Subject: Bauhaus Kolleg Event City 3. Trimester

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Living and learning at the Bauhaus in Dessau

Applications are accepted until April 29. 2001


Bauhaus Kolleg II Event City
3. Trimester June 19. - September 14. 2001

Artscapes - art in practice

Culture plays a special role in the competition between cities. Cultural
events and an architecture rich in symbols produce metropolitan signs
communicated through the media with the intent of the global positioning of
a city. Heterogeneous cultural materials, scripts, and images merge to form
urban spatial nodes in the urban event spaces. Artscapes take up the
short-circuit between global flow and local images and the way they are
changed and exchanged. They characterize the movement between images and the
mass-cultural context of their production and provide an indication of the
changeability of meaning.

The Bauhaus Kolleg will make use of artistic interventions in the form of
artscapes to document the relations of visibility in the artificial
environment of the urban entertainment center. They will thus be operating
at the interface between what images in the city reveal and what remains
hidden behind the surface of the images.

The functional dominance of "popular² images and patterns of reception
conveyed through the media raises the question prospects for artist practice
in connection with urban development. What can be art¹s contribution to a
critique of visual culture, of the totality of mass media images and
messages? How can different spatial practices of users of those spaces that
express conflicts between the dominant enactment of the "metropolitan² and
their own expectations be visualized and linked to the architectural and
urban design process?

The 3. Trimester consists of an exercise phase followed by the design phase.
The exercises refer to diverse aspects of the relationship between
contemporary visual production and the "production of space² (H. Lefebvre).
Special emphasis is given to the image as a social and communicative means
of high importance. Identities are forming through images and are
contributing to the formation of imaginary community. Daily reality is
experienced through the accompanying images and at the same time there is a
certain tension with respect to the ideal image of a life of happiness.

The exercises will first explore the changing uses of space. Different
socio-spatial patterns of activity create subjective territories in the form
of sequences of perception that link spaces of work, living, and leisure
like a net. Thus they build a new cityscape that is based on a mobilized
perspective of perception. At the same time these diverse spatial practices
deliver clues to the "life styles² that form their base and that are
themselves influenced by the representations of space and the patterns of
identification connected to them, formed by different media such as cinema
and TV movie or advertisement.

The following explorations will deal with
- - the construction of images of the urban in terms of its exclusions and
- - with the possibility of a production of images and conceptions that do not
represent a holistic image of urban life,
- - and finally with concepts for the connection of artistic research to the
methods of urban planning and the architectural design process.

In the design phase the results of the explorations will be linked to the
results of the analytical investigations of the 1. Trimester and the
architectural/urbanistic design of the 2. Trimester and will be interpreted
with artist approaches. Goal is the combination of artistic research with
the urban design process and thus intends its further evolvement.

Participation in the Kolleg is based on the readiness to work in
interdisciplinary teams with artists, architects, planners and scientists to
develop solutions for a new form of urban Event spaces. The Kolleg will be
accompanied by lectures, workshops and a colloquium.


19. June        Arrival at the Bauhaus
20. June        Welcome
21. June        Presentations of the Kolleg participants (30 min. each)
22. June        Results of the 1 and 2 trimester
                      Introduction to the  Program

Exercise 1
25.06. - 30.06.        Design of sequences of perception and socio-spatial
patterns of acitivity on the basis of hybrid identies"

Lecture: Urbanity and Medialization

Excursion 1
02.07. - 06.07.        Frankfurt/Main    On site research

Exercise 2
09.07. - 13.07.        "How is urbanity represented?"
  Creation of an archive of images (from found and selfmade material),
development of categories for archival filing (what is visible, what is
excluded, what remains invisible). How can images and image production
techniques of the technically advanced mass culture be marked, alienated,
increased, changed?

  Lecture: Construction of images/representations of space in different
media (e.g. film, print media, architectural animation)

Exercise 3
16.07. - 20.07.        Development of marketing campaigns and images on the
basis of artistic research. How does the fragmented reality of daily life
become IMAGEinable and communicable

          Lecture/Workshop: Image Production (Marketing, Ad campaigns)
21.07.            Colloquium: The Visibility of Images

            Part 1: Images of the Everyday

          Part 2: Image politics

The colloquium will address the socio cultural change in functions of
production and reception of "popular² images and their influence on the
perception of daily reality
Exercise 4
23.07. - 27.07.        Concepts for a connection between artistic
intervention and planning processes and urban and architectural design

Lecture/Workshop: The Art of Planning (Art + Planning)

30.07. - 03.08.        Midterm presentation

Excursion 2 
06.08. - 10.08.        Frankfurt/Main and Rhein/Main Region
          in depth research and collection of material

Design Phase

13.08. - 07.09.    (4 weeks)

Final Presentation

10.09. - 14.09.    
Applications are accepted until April 29. 2001

How to apply, general information:

Target group
The program is geared towards professionals from the following disciplines;
architecture, art, urban and/or landscape planning, design, the social
sciences or humanities. Working language is English.

Successful participants receive the Bauhauszertifikat

Participation Requirements:

Academic degree and/or several years' practical experience
basic skills in information technology
basic skills in using new media
Fluency in English

Application materials should include
curriculum vitae 
statement of interest (2 pages in English)
proof of proficiency in English

A selection committee chooses a maximum of 25 international participants.
Preference is given to those who apply for the entire year. Depending on
course capacities, applicants may also be considered for an individual

Tuition fees are 3000 DM per trimester. Not included are housing costs,
living expenses, travel costs or study materials.

Housing arrangements
Both the studio wing of the historic Bauhaus building and the dormitory
located ca. 4 km away offer accommodation at very reasonable rates.
For further information and reservation please contact the Bauhaus Dessau

Study facilities 
The participants will have access to all facilities at the Bauhaus,
including the library, archive, and media lab. Studio room equipped with
work space and computer access will be provided.

Ute Lenssen

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Project Manager

Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau

Tel: ++49 (0)340-6508-402,
Fax: ++49 (0)340-6508-404


Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 14:27:39 -0500
From: jeremy hunsinger <>
Subject: FINAL CFP: INTERNET RESEARCH 2.0  - Deadline March 2, 2001

>The Second International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers
>OCTOBER 10-14, 2001
>University of Minnesota
>Minneapolis and St.Paul, Minnesota, USA
>DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Friday, March 2, 2001
>Keynote Speakers:
>Phil Agre, Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of 
>California, Los Angeles, USA
>Anita Allen-Castellito, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of 
>Pennsylvania, USA
>Lisa Nakamura, Assistant Professor of English, Sonoma State University, USA
>Sheizaf Rafaeli, Head of the Center for the Study of the Information 
>Society and Professor of Business Administration, University of Haifa, Israel
>The Internet's ever-increasing points of connection to almost every 
>element of 21st century life have prompted strong interest in 
>understanding the social aspects of cyberspace. The popular press offers 
>wave after wave of speculation and vague forecasts, but what is really 
>needed to help us understand how to live in our wired world is research: 
>research that is collaborative, international, and interdisciplinary.
>In September 2000, over 300 people attended the first international 
>Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) at the 
>University of Kansas. This Conference built connections among Internet 
>researchers from across a range disciplines and from around the globe. In 
>October of 2001, INTERNET RESEARCH 2.0 will offer an opportunity to 
>reinforce and extend these connections. IR 2.0 will bring together 
>prominent scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students from many 
>disciplines and fields for a program of keynote addresses, paper 
>presentations, formal discussions, and informal exchanges.
>IR 2.0 will be held on the campus of the University of Minnesota, one of 
>the world's most technologically innovative campuses. The conference will 
>provide opportunities to network, learn from other researchers, hear from 
>leading players in Internet development, and take in the sights and sounds 
>of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
>The Association of Internet Researchers invites paper, presentation, and 
>panel proposals on topics that address social, cultural, political, 
>economic, and aesthetic aspects of the Internet. We welcome submissions 
>from any discipline, as well as work from those producing new media or 
>working in multimedia studies. Panel presentations which establish 
>connections across disciplines, institutions and/or continents are 
>especially encouraged. We also seek presentations which will make creative 
>use of Internet technologies and techniques, including (but not limited 
>to) digital art and e-poster sessions.
>We suggest the following as possible themes for proposals.
>*  communication-based Internet studies
>*  digital art
>*  distance education and pedagogy
>*  e-commerce and business
>*  gender, sexualities, and the Internet
>*  human-computer interaction (HCI)
>*  international perspectives on the Internet
>*  Internet technologies
>*  law and the Internet, including privacy and copyright issues
>*  methodological issues in Internet studies
>*  new media and Internet journalism
>*  psychology and the Internet
>*  the "Digital Divide"
>*  race and cyberspace
>*  rhetoric and technology
>This list is not meant to be exclusive, but rather to trigger ideas and 
>encourage submissions from a range of disciplines. When we are able to 
>identify scholars from a range of disciplines pursuing shared themes, we 
>will work to bring these scholars together for panel sessions.
>When preparing proposals, please consider the convention's conventions:
>*  Most conference sessions will be 90 minutes, with no less than the 
>final thirty minutes reserved for discussion.
>*  The average time allotted for a paper or presentation will be 15 minutes.
>If these time constraints are not appropriate for your panel/presentation, 
>please highlight this in your proposal. Also, please include any unusual 
>equipment needs or special considerations that might affect your presentation.
>Individual paper and presentation proposals should be no more than 250 
>words. Panels will generally include three or four papers or 
>presentations. For panel proposals, the session organizer should submit a 
>150-250 word statement describing the panel topic, including abstracts of 
>up to 250 words for each paper or presentation in the panel.
>Graduate students are highly encouraged to submit proposals. They should 
>note their student status with their submissions, and, if they wish, 
>submit completed papers by the March 2 deadline so their work can be 
>considered for a special Student Award. The winner of the Student Award 
>will have conference fees waived.
>Conference organizers are working to ensure that IR 2.0 will be affordable 
>for graduate students, and indeed, for all attendees. Details of 
>anticipated costs will be posted to the conference website 
>( ) in the coming weeks.
>All proposals should be submitted electronically at 
>It is preferred that you use HTML to minimally format your submission.
>The deadline for submissions of paper/session proposals is Friday, March 
>2, 2001.
>If you have questions about the program, conference, or AoIR, please contact:
>Program Chair: Leslie Shade, University of Ottawa,
>Conference Coordinator: John Logie, University of Minnesota,
>A(O)IR President: Steve Jones,
>More Information about IR 2.0 can be found on the Conference Website: 
> For more information about the Association of 
>Internet Researchers, including information on joining the Association, 
>visit AoIR's website at

Jeremy Hunsinger 
Instructor of Political Science	Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Webmaster/Manager CDDC
526 Major Williams Hall 0130 --my homepage
Virginia Tech			(yes i need to update it)	
Blacksburg, VA 24061		(540)-231-7614  icq 5535471


Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 17:23:31 -0500
From: Julia Morrisroe <>
Subject: Subverting the Market opens

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The exhibition "Subverting the Market: Artwork on the Web", at Central
Michigan University, opens Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001.

On the most basic level Subverting the Market examines
artwork that takes advantage of the interconnectedness of
the Internet and the inherent interactivity that results; work
that challenges our two and three-dimensional perspective
and forces our confrontation with computer code, with community and
most curiously with time.  excerpt from Introduction

Thank you to all the participating artists for their contributions and
assistance in the
development of this exhibition.
Julia Morrisroe

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Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 02:19:08 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <>

From: "artspace2" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 1:38 PM



An ARTSPACE initiative presented with College of Fine Arts, School Of
Theatre Film & Dance, School of Philosophy, University of NSW, Power
Institute, Research Institute for Humanities & Social Sciences, University
of Sydney, Ambassade de France en Australie

the Violence of the Image
Jean Baudrillard
Violence of the Image, Violence to the Image
Three types of violence: physical violence, historical violence, violence of
information technologies and media (where we find the violence of the
image). Violence of images as content, violence of the image as medium.
Violence done to the real by the image but also violence done to the image
by the real (moral, political, ideological and aesthetic violence, and more
recently, technological and numerical violence).  The photo as possible
exception to this double violence-of the image and to the image-as an
exception to the spread of the image and as restitution of its power.

Nicholas Zurbrugg
Hyper-Hybridity, Hyper-Violence or Hyper-Silence? Virilio, Foucault and
Baudrillard and the Photographic "Event"
How do Foucault's, Virilio's and Baudrillard's most recent texts on art and
photography discuss the photographic 'event'? At one extreme, Foucault's
discussion of French artist Gérard Fromanger's painterly and photographic
hybrids emphasises photography's capacity to release a rhizomic plurality of
images, which apparently dissipate all 'depth' and stability. For Foucault,
such works offer welcome alternatives to what he characterises as the
'austerity' of early C20th imaging.  At the other extreme, Virilio's recent
discussions of multimedia imaging condemn its seemingly omnipresent
gratuitous hyperviolence. For Virilio, the 'Sensation' exhibition typifies a
new kind of commercial 'realism' nurtured upon advertising hype. The
superficiality of this 'Silence of the Lambs' imaging, Virilio suggests,
lacks any trace of the cruel profundity of Otto Dix's early C20th
expressionism or of the Viennese Actionists' mid-century imaging.
Surprisingly, Baudrillard's most recent writings offer far more positive
diagnoses of contemporary imaging. Baudrillard shares Foucault's enthusiasm
for the multidimensional photographic 'event' repeatedly echoing Virilio's
attacks upon the vacuity of commercial imaging, and teasingly equates late
C20th art as a whole with the vacuity of Warhol. Baudrillard's recent
writings develop two key hypotheses. Firstly, they suggest that late C20th
images refine precisely the kinds of depth, stability and illumination that
Foucault and Virilio find virtually incompatible with the late C20th art.
Secondly, they challenge many of his most influential earlier claims,
contending that contemporary photography can 'rediscover' the kind of 'aura'
that Walter Benjamin considered incompatible with mechanical reproduction.
Professor Nicholas Zurbrugg is the Director of the Centre for Contemporary
Arts, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Rex Butler
Jean Baudrillard : Photographing Ethics
One of the most difficult and yet least discussed passages of Roland
Barthes' well-known 'Camera Lucida' is the following: "The Photograph
belongs to that class of laminated objects whose two leaves cannot be
separated: the windowpane and the landscape, and why not: Good and Evil,
desire and the object: dualities we can conceive but not perceive". What is
the nature of these strange "dualities" in photography? Why can we conceive
but not perceive them? How, that is, does each turn into the other? We will
attempt to answer these questions by looking at the photography of Jean
Baudrillard - and we will come to a surprising conclusion: that
Baudrillard's photography is nothing less than the attempt to image that
same moral law analysed by Kant ("Du kannst, denn du solst!", "You can
because you must!"). Or, to put this another way, how is Baudrillard's
notion of seduction, which is at stake in his photographs, in fact
profoundly ethical, another version of Kant's moral law? Dr Rex Butler is
Senior Lecturer of Art History in the Department of English, Media Studies &
Ancient History at the University of Queensland.

Alan Cholodenko
APOCALYPTIC ANIMATION: In the Wake of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Godzilla and
An examination after Baudrillard of the post-World War II animation of Japan
in terms of the nature, history and destiny of animation, film, war and
nation. In this speculation on Apocalyptic Anime-anime in the wake of The
Bomb-and on the animatic thinking of Baudrillard, Akira will feature
prominently. Alan Cholodenko is Senior Lecturer in Film & Animation Studies
in the Department of Art History and Theory, The University of Sydney.

Edward Scheer
Abreacting the impossible again. Baudrillard's photographic acts
Kracauer: 'Those things once clung to us like our skin, and this is how our
property still clings to us today. We are contained in nothing and
photography assembles fragments around a nothing.' (1927) We can be drawn so
deeply into the image, out of our own histories and into another's in a way
which prefigures our own mortality, 'an awareness of a history that does not
include us'.  Barthes' and Benjamin's writings on photography also resonate
with this curiously benign sense of death as the great blindspot that gives
shape and meaning to our images and our histories. But now that photography
itself is dead where can this absence, this sense of loss be registered?
Enter Baudrillard the philosopher of the end of the photograph? In his
essay, 'C'est l'objet qui nous pense' (1998,1999) Baudrillard describes the
photograph itself in its 'happier moments' as an 'acting out on the world, a
way of grasping the world by expelling it,S (a)n 'abreacting of the world.'
Here the image gaily expels the demons of the world, merrily discharges the
affects associated with the trauma of living. But now that the photograph
has its own problems, its own crisis, Baudrillard takes up his camera to
assist in the abreaction of the image. Dr. Edward Scheer lectures in the
School of Theatre Film & Dance, UNSW.

Anna Munster
Digital Violence: Images at the Cutting Edge
Over 20 years ago Eysenck was publishing his studies to support the
hypothesis that violent media images lead to an increase in violent and
aggressive behaviour in viewers.  Although Eysenck was attentive to some
aspects of the transmission of media images, for example, repetition and
saturation, his main concern was with violence as media representation. And
yet digital images typically are said to carry less information and operate
purely at the level of information/communications. On what affective level
then can the digital be said to operate? Do digital images carry less
violence than media such as analogue photography? To what extent can
digitality be said to bypass representation but still register corporeally?
Dr. Anna Munster is a digital artist who teaches Digital Media in the Dep't
of Art History & Theory, College of Fine Arts, UNSW.

Robyn Ferrell
The Body of the Photographer
'We must therefore stop wondering how and why red signifies effort or
violence, green restfulness and peace; we must rediscover how to live these
colours as our body does, that is, as peace or violence in concrete form ...
red, by its texture as followed and adhered to by our gaze, is already the
amplification of our motor being.' In this consideration of sensation,
Merleau-Ponty describes a situation that brings about intellection, but
which must also be different from it, since it can only appear as opaque to
intellection. The mind/body distinction confronts intellection as a symptom
of its inability to think its basis in the body in the way it thinks its
other objects. And this turns out to be the crux of the opacity, for the
perceptual body is before the object - before the subject, too - and makes
the subject and object for intellection through its habits of synthesis.
These habits, being not propositional but experiential and specific to the
body's possible orientation, exceed intellection, precede it and even
contradict it, while also manufacturing it. Body-attitude is not itself
another truth about the world, but a preparation for it. Robyn Ferrel is
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Macquarie University

2.00 PM
Session 1
Chair   Julian Pefanis, University of Sydney
Nicholas Zurbrugg
Rex Butler
Alan Cholodenko

3.45 PM   BREAK 15 mins

4.00 PM
Session 2
Chair   Andrew Haas, University of New South Wales
Robyn Ferrell
Anna Munster
Edward Scheer

6.00 PM   Exhibition Opening
The Murder of the Image by Jean Baudrillard
Launch by Prof. Ian Howard, Dean COFA

7.30 PM
Session 3
Chair   Paul Patton, Director RIHSS, University of Sydney
Keynote Lecture
Jean Baudrillard



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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 12:40:59 -0500
From: "ricardo dominguez" <>
Subject:  Autonogram 5: 16 Ounces of Grass only $20!

Greetings one and all --

Here's your occasional book report and general update from your 
hard(ly)-at-work comrades at Autonomedia. In this email, you'll find 
new book listings, price breaks on our calendars, new features to the 
Autonomedia web site, and updates on books-in-progress. For list 
removals, please check the note at the end of the email.

* * * * *

"Grass: the Paged Experience"  accompanies "Grass, the Movie," the 
2000 award-winning documentary film by Ron Mann. Through vast 
archival imagery, new graphics by Paul Mavrides, and Mann's text, the 
book navigates through the history of marijuana prohibition in the 
US, focussing both on the legislative and extra-legal machinations 
developed and also on the popular media manipulations employed to 
legitimize these restrictions.

The book also includes essays by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum on pot and 
film, Dr. John Morgan on pot and music, and Keith Stroup of NORML on 
the past and present politics of pot, and is introduced by 
actor/activist Woody Harrelson. The book is in full color (even the 
text pages!), and reproduces the feeling of the film quite well. If 
you saw the film and wanted to see it again, or more likely, if you 
enjoy marijuana but wonder why the film never made it to your local 
corporate moviehouse, you're sure to enjoy this wonderful book. is our web page featuring the book. is a Flash-heavy site promoting the film.

* * * * *

Voyeurism, edited by Kathy High and Maria Venuto with guest editors 
Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak and Nayan Shaw, is the latest issue of 
FELIX: A Journal of Media Arts & Communications, distributed by 
Autonomedia. VOYEURISM includes articles, interviews, and artist 
pages by over 60 different artists from the U.S. and Canada, and 
explores the complex nature of the topics of voyeurism, surveillance, 
and the pleasures and risks of watching. 336 pages, 7.5x10.5 inches 
paperback, $15. You can find this and other issues of FELIX on our 
website by following the links in the bookstore to Autonomedia 

* * * * *

If you still need a calendar for 2001, our Saints and Sheroes are 
still available, and we've cut the price to $4 each, no limit. If you 
don't know the calendars, check the web site or email me for details:

* * * * *

If you haven't checked in a while, have a 
look soon. We've added an interactive calendar of local events, and 
our message board has had lots of activity on such topics as DIY 
media, Pacifica and WBAI, political origins of the Black Block, and 
the continuing Zapatista struggle. Additionally, the radical linkbank 
contains nearly 1500 links to global autonomous movement in all its 
facets, organized both geographically and by topic. For all of these 
features, click on the various picture icons on the left side of our 
home page.

* * * * *

Among our spring releases are the following show-stoppers:

"LAB U.S.A." by Kevin Pyle, a 160pp. graphic investigation into the 
history of government and commercial medical research on 
disenfranchised subjects, particularly prisoners and low-income 
populations. Due out in April.

"I'm Still Thinking" by Miro Stefanovic, a 192pp. collection of 
political cartoons by this dissident Serbian cartoonist.

"Hacktivism," edited by the Electronic Disturbance Theater, an 
insider's history of electronic civil disobedience by the 
perpetrators of various FLOODNET actions.

"Digital Resistance" by the Critical Arts Ensemble. Essays on 
tactical resistance in the digital realm from the collective authors 
of "Electronic Disturbance," "Electronic Civil Disobedience," and 
"Flesh Machine."

"Auroras of the Zapatistas: Local and Global Struggles of the Fourth 
World War," by the Midnight Notes Collective. This book looks both at 
Mexico's Zapatista revolution directly, and at its enlightening and 
heating effects on the new social struggles elsewhere against the 
latest forms of capitalism, neo-liberalism and globalization.

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