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Table of Contents:

   Transnational Activism and Problems of Democracy in East and Southeast Asia     
     matthew fuller <matt {AT} axia.demon.co.uk>                                          

   PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2001                                                       
     ines.windhager {AT} orf.at                                                           

   Interview Yourself is Online!                                                   
     Amy Alexander <plagiari {AT} plagiarist.org>                                         

   last call for entries                                                           
     Rudolf Frieling <frieling {AT} zkm.de>                                               

   Re: EZLN Comandancia/Zocalo Speech 18min .rm in Spanish                         
     "ricardo dominguez" <rdom {AT} thing.net>                                            

   ART-ACT Notes 28a                                                               
     "Chris Drew" <umcac {AT} art-teez.org>                                               

   Internet Streaming Event this Friday with People Like Us and Detritus.net       
     Steev Hise <steev {AT} detritus.net>                                                 

   =?iso-8859-1?B?Y2FsbCBmb3Igc3VibWlzc2lvbnM6qampqampcGl4ZWypqampqak=?= =?iso-8859
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

   Re:<nettime> Hackers: the political heroes of cyberspace + call for  entries.   
     guide {AT} life.a-domesticguide.com                                                  

   projection machines                                                             
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

    installation view, Feb 2001                                                    
     Doron Golan <doron {AT} computerfinearts.com>                                        

   'off-line-spa-am-night' ---[:--- Program Offline Days ---[:---                  
     Matze Schmidt <matze.schmidt {AT} n0name.de>                                         

   cfp: COSIGN 2001 - final call                                                   
     Andy Clarke <andy {AT} kinonet.com>                                                  

   (melb)anarchist/autonomist conference update 1#                                 
     dr woooo <vornman {AT} excite.com>                                                   

   'off-line-spa-am-night' ---[:--- Program Offline Days ---[:---                  
     "off+" <off {AT} modukit.com>                                                        

   Mardi 13 mars - Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin                         
     roARaTorio <info {AT} art-action.org>                                                

   \/\ Countess, the world has changed - kompetizie -                              
     integer {AT} www.god-emil.dk                                                         



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Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 21:36:00 +0100
From: matthew fuller <matt {AT} axia.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Transnational Activism and Problems of Democracy in East and Southeast Asia

The following information was quoted from the website of
transnational communities.
(http://www.transcomm.ox.ac.uk)


Call for Papers to International Workshop:
Transnational Activism and Problems of Democracy in East and Southeast Asia

Processes of globalisation do not only involve purely economic aspects and
elite politics. Cross-border interaction between civil society actors ?
what might be called  $B!H (Bglobalisation from below $B!I (Bis another
important feature
of contemporary world politics that is receiving increasing attention by
scholars as well as the media and political decision-makers. When
non-governmental
organisations and social movements not only focus on the domestic or local
arena
but also take action on a transnational level, transnational activist networks
emerge. Transnational activism challenges conventional understandings of civil
society and social movements as well as international relations.

Not much research has been done on this phenomenon in the East and Southeast
Asian context. Thus this workshop aims at filling an empirical gap by providing
an analysis of different forms of transnational activism in this part of
the world.
Theoretically, most research on transnational activism has focused on
activities
and organisational aspects of transnational issue networks, without making
connections to wider issues of democracy and democratisation. This workshop
aims at
filling this gap by focusing on two broad aspects: 1) How processes of
democratisation
might be related to the increase in transnational activism by providing new
political
opportunities. 2) The implications of transnational activism for problems
of democracy
on local, national as well as transnational levels. How is transnational
activism
anchored democratically? A transnationalisation of politics put into
question the
assumed close connection between democracy and a sovereign nation state and
raises
issues of citizenship and democracy on a transnational level.

We invite papers from academics and/or activists. Topics may include
different forms of
transnational activism ? for example related to environmental, human
rights, migration
and gender issues. We specifically encourage contributions on
anti-democratic and
reactionary forms of transnational activism. Of interest is also the impact of
transnational activism on regional institutions and bilateral negotiations.
Comparative
studies of political opportunities for transnational activism under
authoritarian and more
democratic regimes are also particularly welcome.

Organisers:
Dr. Nicola Piper (NIAS, Copenhagen/Denmark), nicola {AT} nias.ku.dk

Dr. Anders Uhlin (Sodertorns hogskola, Stockholm/Sweden), anders.uhlin {AT} sh.se

Date and place of event:
14-15 September 2001 in Stockholm

Applications:
Please send a paper proposal (not more than 400 words) to the organisers
not later than 1 May 2001.



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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 10:33:58 +0100
From: ines.windhager {AT} orf.at
Subject: PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2001



 
Dear artist,
        I am sending you the most important information about this year's 
Prix Ars Electronica and would like to invite you to take part. 
It is the world's most reknown and highest prized competition for computer
and multimedia art. 
You can participate in four categories of cyber-art 
introduced in the following text.  

 

The Prix Ars Electronica 2001 marks the 15th edition of the competition for
cyberarts, which is organized by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
(ORF), Upper Austrian Regional Studio, in conjunction with the Ars
Electronica Festival. From the start, the Prix Ars Electronica has been
conceived as an open platform for various disciplines in the field of
digital media design at the intersection of technology, art, science and
society. Accordingly, over the course of the years, it has repeatedly been
renewed, in order to be able to take the rapid developments in the realm of
information technologies into account.

The Prix Ars Electronica 2001 is announced internationally for the
categories of Net Vision / Net Excellence, Interactive Art, Digital Musics,
Computer Animation/Visual Effects. In addition, there is also a competition
category for young people under the age of 19 in Austria: Cybergeneration -
u19 freestyle computing. The international juries will award 6 x 3 money
prizes and 6x up to 12 Honorary Mentions.

The total prize money for the Prix Ars Electronica 2001 amounts to Euro
100.000 (US$ 89,700). Selected works of all categories will be presented to
the public in the exhibition Cyberarts 2001 at the O.K Center for
Contemporary Art during the Ars Electronica Festival.

You will find detailed information on each category, the names of the Jury
members, the competition regulations and all information you need to
register online under: http://prixars.orf.at

Deadline for entries is April 7, 2001 (postmarked)!

Please send your complete submission on time to
ORF/ Prix Ars Electronica 2001
Europaplatz 3
A-4021 Linz (Austria)

Online Registration:
http://prixars.aec.at/2001/registration/

Naturally you can hand in more than one art-work and participate in all
caregories. 
I hope that you find the information useful and am also looking forward to
getting more information about you and your projects.
Please remember that you need to post the registration form and register
online if you want to take part. For the category 'Interactive Art' it is
also important not only to send a description of your work but a short video
tape that illustrates your work. This is essential for the jury to judge
your work. 
If you know people who are interested could you please forward this mail or
send me e-mail adresses. 
If you are interested in the PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2001 and need detailed
information or have further questions please contact me 

ines.windhager {AT} orf.at. 

Best wishes
Ines Windhager

ORF Kultur/Prix Ars Electronica
Europaplatz 3
A-4021 Linz
Tel.:  ++43/732/6900-24564
Fax:  ++43/732/6900-24510
E-Mail: ines.windhager {AT} orf.at

Contact for each category:

Net Vision / Net Excellence
Monique Berger
Tel.: ++43/732/6900-24563
Fax.:++43/73276900-24510
monique.berger {AT} orf.at

Interactive Art
Ines Windhager
Tel.: ++43/732/6900-24564
Fax: ++43/732/6900-24510
E-Mail: ines.windhager {AT} orf.at

Computer Animation/Visual Effects
Katharina Buschek
Tel.: ++43/732/6900-24561
Fax: ++43/732/6900-24510
E-Mail: katharina.Buschek {AT} orf.at

Digital Musics
Renee Stieger
Tel.: ++43/732/6900-24562
Fax: ++43/732/6900-24510
E-Mail: renee.stieger {AT} orf.at




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Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 22:12:18 -0800
From: Amy Alexander <plagiari {AT} plagiarist.org>
Subject: Interview Yourself is Online!

The first group of Interviews for the "Interview Yourself"
(IY-IY-IY-IY-IY) project - (see below) are now online
at 
http://plagiarist.org/iy

Max Herman, nn, www.0100101110110101.org, 
eyescratch, and Frederic Madre 
interviewed by the people who know them best!

(note - some people e-mailed texts which i was not sure 
were interviews for publication or personal correspondence...
if yours isn't here and you expected it to be - or vice versa -
plz e-mail interview {AT} plagiarist.org for rectification.)

enrollment is open and interviews are accepted on an ongoing basis!  
the new address for submissions is:
interview {AT} plagiarist.org
 

plagiarist.org, an equal opportunity plagiarist

- ---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 22:28:29 -0800
From: plagiarist <plagiari>
To: Amy Alexander <plagiari>
Subject: Interview Yourself!

Howdy,

On nettime a couple weeks ago, some of you might have caught
the discussion of net.art history, net art history, net_art_history,
and so on. And the topic came up of the everpopular technique of
critic-interviews-net.artist, which it can be argued, helps
create a net.art.star system, whereby artists might suddenly find
themselves rising to stardom then unceremonisioulsy declared dead,
or worse, not starrified by the interview system at all. Meanwhile,
some of the critics feel rather overworked. 

And therefore, to help with it all, I proposed the automagic
"Interview Yourself" project. Since a few nettimers have in fact
responded with actual interviews, I will begin posting them
on plagiarist.org shortly.. (i.e. as soon as I get more than
5 contiguous minutes of free time.) 

So naturally I would like to open this up to more than just nettime 
readers... the whole idea is that it is open to everybody... 
net_artists, net_critics, etc., it's good clean
fun the entire family can enjoy! (And what better way to convert that
ultra-private, brooding space of internal dialogue into public netspace? 
Your head on the net!)

So, here's the gist of the original post; keep those cards and
letters rolling in and hope u have fun:

- -----------------------------------------------------
The critics are short on time, and 
having them spend it doing interviews just creates a bunch of Art Stars 
- - it's essentially a whole new Art World created in the process of 
trying to flee the old one... and look what we've got; overworked 
critics, unhappy net artists... this won't do....

I propose a new approach, as part of the Plagiarist "New Millenium 
Disorder" project: The Interview Yourself Project. Since it will 
hopefully generate lots of interviews, the acronym will be the
"IY-IY-IY-IY-IY" Project. Everyone, please interview yourself, and post 
your interview to the usual mailing lists; heck, I'll even make a whole 
website for the archives if people submit them.

Think of the benefits... it subverts the Net Art World Institution, and 
makes everyone a star.... or, uh, makes nobody a star, depending on how 
you want to look at it... it finally gives the interviewees a chance to 
answer the kinds of questions they *wish* they'd be asked about their 
work... it gives us shy people who sometimes clam up with real 
interviewers the chance to finally open up in an interview...  and, it 
saves wear and tear on critics and journalists! Concerned that the tough 
questions won't get asked? Not to worry; IY-IY-IY-IY-IY doesn't preclude 
critics from doing interviews, just sort of er, open sources the 
interview process. (I just love working "open source" in anywhere I can... )

So, hop to it everybody! (you too, critics!) you've got an interview to 
prepare - History Awaits!

- - {AT} 

- -----------------------------------------------------



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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 10:05:15 +0100
From: Rudolf Frieling <frieling {AT} zkm.de>
Subject: last call for entries

\\international\media\art award 2001 

last call for entries

The \\international\media\art award 2001 is organized by Südwestrundfunk
Baden-Baden (SWR) and by ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
Karlsruhe (Center for Art and Media), in co-operation with Swiss
Television SF DRS and Arte (European Culture Channel). The all-embracing
concept of media art is intended to offer video tapes as well as media
and interactive art projects a television forum. In the year 2001, the
overall subject is:

control space – the vigilant society  
observation \ surveillance \ control \ attention

Deadline for entries: 15 march 2001

You can contact medienkunstpreis {AT} zkm.de for more infos –: 
see also http://www.swr.de/medienkunstpreis/en/index.html 
the entry forms are available online at
http://www.swr.de/medienkunstpreis/de/wettbewerb2001/formular.html

- --

Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
/Center for Art and Media
Lorenzstr. 19
76135 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49-721-8100-1150 / Fax -1139
http://www.zkm.de


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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 09:53:53 -0500
From: "ricardo dominguez" <rdom {AT} thing.net>
Subject: Re: EZLN Comandancia/Zocalo Speech 18min .rm in Spanish

EZLN Comandancia/Zocalo Speech 18min rm in Spanish:

* Video (use Realplayer):

http://mex1.starmedia.com:8080/ramgen/encoder/marcos.smi

* see also activist independent media online:

chiapas.indymedia.org
or
mexico.indymedia.org


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Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 19:23:12 -0600
From: "Chris Drew" <umcac {AT} art-teez.org>
Subject: ART-ACT Notes 28a

To unsubscribe from ART-ACT Notes 28a simply reply with
unsubscribe in the Subject line.

CONTENTS

0) New to ART-ACT Notes

1) New Art for ART-ACT II

2) New Art from UM-CAC's Founders
     Featuring Robert Wapahi and Tim Jackson

3) Take the Stockholm Challenge - THE international website contest

4) Web Site Developments
     The making of a community art site starts at home.



NEW TO "ART-ACT Notes"
ART-ACT Notes is the electronic Newsletter of the "Anti-Racist T-shirt Art
Contest Tour" which is produced by the Uptown Multi-Cultural Art Center. We
are an inner-city artist organized agency in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

We are working locally, but building a global artist forum in which people
every where can participate. ART-ACT Notes will allow you to follow our
progress as we grow our website and a "mountain of art" supporting diversity
and fighting hatred. Thanks for your eye.



NEW ART FOR ART-ACT II
Artists globally have submitted the following images on the theme of
"anti-racism" or "pro-diversity" since the last issue of ART-ACT Notes.

Andrey G. Gubin  -  Mix
http://www.art-teez.org/artact2/agg2.htm

Michael Tetievski  -  Untitled
http://www.art-teez.org/artact2/mt1.htm

 Michelle Williams  -  Stop Racism
 http://www.art-teez.org/artact2/mw1.htm



NEW ART
Robert Wapahi - Board President & Tim Jackson - author/artist

Once volunteer webmaster put his art on our site the idea occured shortly
thereafter that it would be nice if the other members of our Board
(presently all artists) and of past Board Members who are artists should
have art posted on our site as well.

So, we present the work of our Board President - Robert Wapahi
http://www.art-teez.org/artistsb/wapahi/rw.htm

Also, we honor Tim Jackson, Board Member, with a link to his great site
at http://www.clstoons.com which presents his cartoon art well and which
explores the History of African-American Cartoonists.

Enjoy.


STOCKHOLM CHALLENGE

The City of Stockholm Sweden hosts the prestigious "Stockholm Challenge" - a
world-wide socially-relevant contest for on-line projects and agency
websites. Lars Malmsten, Project Search Coordinator of "The Stockholm
Challenge Award" e-mailed www.art-teez.org challenging us to apply.

The judges are an international sampling of Internet Who's-Who.

You, or others you know, may take the challenge at
www.challenge.stockholm.se

We entered our international art contest - ART-ACT and have posted at
www.art-teez.org/pr/challeng.htm our response to the questions the contest
asks as a sample for other writers. Writers for agencies taking the
Stockholm Challenge can find hundreds of additional responses from around
the world at the "Challenge" site above to jump start imaginations.

Deadline for on-line applications is April 1st, 2001.



WEBSITE DEVELOPMENTS

As a result of writing the Stockholm Challenge, the next focus for our
website (art-teez.org) will be entering the art of our Founders. Over the
course of this coming year I hope to provide you, and our online visitors,
work by the many artists who have helped us along the way.

This change in direction is really just part of the process of translating
our essential nature - as a community art agency - onto a website -
overcoming our limited resources using the intrigue of our evolution as a
hook. We are staying close to what we know by sharing ourselves. A good
foundation starts at home.

;  {AT}   )

Chris Drew
 <mailto:umcac {AT} art-teez.org>
 Uptown Multi-Cultural Art Center
 http://www.art-teez.org   We dress Chicago and the
 Internet in t-shirt art.  Come get some! 773/561-7676







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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 10:51:26 -0800 (PST)
From: Steev Hise <steev {AT} detritus.net>
Subject: Internet Streaming Event this Friday with People Like Us and Detritus.net 


THE STREAMING LOUNGE : 7.30PM - 9.30PM (GMT) : Friday 16th March

People Like Us, Hull Time Based Arts and Detritus take great pride
and delight in announcing The Streaming Lounge - the broadcast of two
simultaneous audio streams of live sound collage performance.

Hope you can join us this Friday for an audience participation
webstream. two streams: one from PLU in the UK and one from Detritus
in the US.   The streams will be feeding from each other and we hope
that you will feed from us and respond in the following ways:

You will have the opportunity to phone in with your recordings,
upload mp3s, post up jpegs of you listening to the show (with your
favourite beverage please!), to spew mess in the chat room (which
will be projected onto the wall of the Streaming Lounge in Hull) and
watch a very blurry looking webcam shot of some strangers moving very
fast very slowly. If you live in the north of England then maybe you
would like to come along to the event  {AT}  Time Based Arts, 42 High
Street, in Hull's picturesque Old Town, from 7.30pm for a couple of
hours with free Yorkshire Tea!

Below are the details for participation and listening.

People Like Us stream (including, by Friday - chatroom, webcam):
http://www.timebase.org/
Detritus stream: http://www.detritus.net/events/streaming_lounge/

Phone People Like Us on the 16th March (7.30-9.30pm uk time ONLY in
these hours) : 01482 216446 (+44 1482 216446 if you are outside the
UK).   As soon as the phone picks up you will be on the air.  Do not
expect a verbal response, you'll monitor yourself on the telephone
and a few days later maybe even on the webstream, ha ha.
Upload your mp3s and jpegs for inclusion in the
broadcast/website: http://www.detritus.net/cgi-bin/uploader
Special mp3 download with invitation: http://www.peoplelikeus.org/lounge.htm

Thank you in advance,

Vicki and Steev
P L U     Detritus


Steev Hise
Director, Detritus.net
steev {AT} detritus.net         http://detritus.net/steev
- -----------------------------------------------------------------
"In economic and political institutions the corporate rich
now wield enormous power, but they have never had to win the
moral consent of those over whom they hold this power."
                -C. Wright Mills
- -----------------------------------------------------------------




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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 13:03:53 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?B?Y2FsbCBmb3Igc3VibWlzc2lvbnM6qampqampcGl4ZWypqampqak=?= =?iso-8859-1?B?cGx1bmRlcqmpqampqQ==?=

From: "YEAR ZERO ONE" <curator {AT} year01.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 11:49 AM
Subject: call for submissions:©©©©©©pixel©©©©©©plunder©©©©©©


> ©©©©©©pixel©©©©©©plunder©©©©©©
>
> YEAR ZERO ONE is seeking submissions for Pixel Plunder©, an on-line
> exhibition that explores the idea of artistic authenticity,
> appropriation and "aesthetic hacktivism" as it relates to the internet
> or any other easily reproducible (plundered) media.
>
> We're looking for WWW bandits, who are frantically copying and pasting,
> redubbing and reformatting, lifting content or look and feel. We're
> seeking websites that play with the ideas of highbrow vs. lo-brow, real
> or virtual, lost and found.
>
> The exhibition will be launched September 01 and artist fees will be
> paid.
>
> Deadline July 1, 01
> email URL submissions/proposal to:
> curator {AT} year01.com
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> YEAR ZERO ONE is an on-line artist run centre which operates as a
> network for the dissemination of digital culture and new media through
> web based exhibitions, an extensive media arts directory,  and the
> YEAR01 Forum - an electronic art journal.
>
> http://www.year01.com
> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<




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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 20:01:56 -0800
From: guide {AT} life.a-domesticguide.com
Subject: Re:<nettime> Hackers: the political heroes of cyberspace + call for  entries.

call for entries:

the work of art in the age of systematic re- institutionalization

submit  {AT} 


http://life.a-domesticguide.com/html/call/callEntry.html


guide


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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 16:23:15 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: projection machines

From: "Paul Rodgers & Keely Macarow" <triptych {AT} netspace.net.au>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 10:23 AM
Subject: projection machines

Projection Machines by Paul Rodgers

Inspired by the American architect, Buckminster Fuller and his innovative
dome like constructions of the 1950s and 1960s and drawing on the beginnings
of cinema, Paul Rodgers multiple projection installation project, PROJECTION
MACHINES will be premiered at Mass Gallery, Melbourne from 4 April 2001.

Fusing the alchemy of early cinema with high tech fragments of digital
imagery, the installation will feature two projection machines that have
been constructed out of a combination of recycled and new materials.

For this innovative project, Paul Rodgers has constructed a multiple
projection based machine, Dome, that uses lenses, mirrors and data
projectors to rotate 360 degree projections around a panoramic circular
screen.  The interactive projection machine, Beacon, has been configured to
resemble a cross between a beacon and a zoetrope and will project 16mm
animated film.

This project connects Paul Rodgers ongoing interest in constructing kinetic
based installations with his extensive background in live art, projection,
screen-based and digital media works. Paul Rodgers has a comprehensive
background working with experimental film, video, and site specific
performance and installation in the UK and internationally and more recently
in Australia, where he has been based for the last 4 years.

PROJECTION MACHINES will be exhibited

From: Wednesday 4 April ­ Saturday 21 April 2001
Opening: Tuesday 3rd April 2001 from 6pm ­ 8pm

At: Mass Gallery
142 Queens Parade, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia 3068
Ph: 9482 5695

This project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the
Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Projection Machines has also been supported by Swinburne University.

For more information contact:
Keely Macarow, Producer, Projection Machines

at: triptych {AT} netspace.net.au
Ph: 03 9416 3519.








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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 12:45:48 -0500
From: Doron Golan <doron {AT} computerfinearts.com>
Subject:  installation view, Feb 2001

doron golan  {AT}  moving image gallery

...

http://www.computerfinearts.com/loopixel   <require quicktime 4.1 plug in>

...


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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 22:56:03 +0100
From: Matze Schmidt <matze.schmidt {AT} n0name.de>
Subject: 'off-line-spa-am-night' ---[:--- Program Offline Days ---[:---

INVITE: TO:>>>  'off-line-spa-am-night' ---[:---

on tuesday 20.03.01 from 21h GMT. till..//


join/meet in o-o Chat Rooms from/round 21-23h GMT.
at http://www.o-o.lt/inout/

<cklick on  c h a t  to enter...>


send data to>

off {AT} modukit.com - resultz to view at www.modukit.com/off

use:  online- anonymous - <post>.it. -possibility at:
http://www.o-o.lt/post/

and at www.modukit.com/off


there also will be a data-print-out of all off-spam-am-z
to see/read/view at raum -[:--[ ]
boxhagener86 in east-berlin-friedrichshain.


:::


'off-line-spa-am-night' supportz:


Offline Days
- ---[:---
at Room Boxhagener Str. 86
East-Berlin-Friedrichshain
Germany
14.-21.3.2001
Start Wednesday., 14. March 2001, 19:30 h

The discrepancy between the debate around Access, which becomes
access to the Internet and the holes in the glass fiber network
become obviously if in the east of the city the "west" does not
arrive with its Flatrates, DSLs, and promises of connectivity.
"You are in a OPAL-Area" said the operator, what means that the
Digital Gap is a home-made phenomenon and the connection comes in
2 months.
The "Offline Days" will try to concretize the meta discourse in a
relaxed way.
*We invite everyone to take part!*
Contributions,comments, materials are welcome.
Glossary words:
Alternative models of electronic data networks,
ISDN Yes/No Thanks!, Transformation of the Information Society,
Why online?, The Making Of Internet, Deutschland is written with T,...

Program:

Mittwoch 14.3. 19:30
Start: Die Biene Maja 82. Das Alexandrophon
Intro by Matze Schmidt - Legends of Telematic

Donnerstag 15.3. 20:00
Sebastian Luetgert (rolux.org) -
short introduction into a true history of copyright

Sonntag 18.3. 20:00 Knut Winkler: alternative access
Montag 19.3. 20:00 Matze Schmidt: xs-Exzess, Xtase
Dienstag 20.3. 20:00 'off-line-spa-am-night'
Mittwoch 21.3. 20:00 round table

dates not clear/
watch out for more:

Jan Gerber: wireless-lans
Installation of the Linux-lan
Blank + Jeron (sero.org)



Contact+Info:
off {AT} modukit.com
offlinedays {AT} n0name.de

www.modukit.com/off

www.modukit.com/modul_86

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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 21:08:27 +0000
From: Andy Clarke <andy {AT} kinonet.com>
Subject: cfp: COSIGN 2001 - final call

************************************************
*
*    Final Call For Papers
*    ---------------------
*
*    COSIGN 2001
*
*    1st International Conference on
*
*    COMPUTATIONAL SEMIOTICS IN GAMES
*    AND NEW MEDIA (COSIGN 2001)
*
*    (http://www.kinonet.com/cosign2001)
*
*    Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
*
*    10th September - 12th September, 2001
*
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CONFERENCE SCOPE

This cross-disciplinary conference explores the ways in which semiotics
(and related theories such as structuralism and post-structuralism) can be
applied to creating and analysing computer-based media. It is intended for
anyone with an interest in areas of overlap (or potential overlap) between
semiotics and interactive digital media - including artists, designers,
critics, computer scientists, HCI and AI practitioners, semioticians,
narratologists and new media practitioners.

Semiotics is the study of signs, symbols and signification, and is
therefore the study of how meaning is created, encoded and understood.
Computational semiotics is understood here to be the application of
semiotic theories to interactive digital media and has three main areas
(which overlap). They are:

* The way in which meaning can be created by, encoded in, or understood by,
the computer (using systems or techniques based upon semiotics).

* The way in which meaning in interactive digital media is understood by the
viewer or user (again using systems or techniques based upon semiotics).

* The use of semiotics as the starting point for a system for looking
critically at the content of interactive digital media - devising a
critical framework equivalent in status and depth to art theory or academic
film criticism.

Interactive digital media here refers to computer-based media that responds
to the user's input. This response can either be in real-time, responding
continuously to the changing input of the user, or generatively, based on
initial settings provided by the user. It incorporates one or more
modalities including digital video and audio, live-rendered and
pre-rendered 2D or 3D graphics, still images and text, etc.

Input may make use of conventional keyboard, mouse, joystick or game pad,
data glove, or sensor technology of any type. Output may be through
conventional screen technology (including data projectors), 3D
visualization systems (including VR goggles and CAVE systems), haptics, and
other new interaction technologies.

Media that make use of the unique capabilities of digital systems are of
particular interest to this conference. These include: computer games,
interactive narratives and other forms of interactive entertainment;
interactive video, virtual reality systems and virtual environments; and
hypermedia.

COSIGN 2001 invites the following submissions:
1. Academic Papers
2. Media Artworks
3. Posters and technical demonstrations

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:

1. Academic Papers
Submission date for Academic Papers: 23rd March 2001
Acceptance will be notified on or around 7th May 2001
Authors of accepted papers will be required to return the revised
camera-ready copy and complete registration form (at least one per paper)
by 11th June 2001
Electronic version for online publication to be submitted by 25th June 2001

2. Media Artwork Proposals
Submission date for Media Artwork proposals: 23rd March 2001
Acceptance will be notified on or around 7th May 2001

3. Posters and Technical Demonstrations
Submission date for Posters and Technical Demonstrations proposals: 23rd
April 2001
Acceptance will be notified on or around 21st May 2001


1. ACADEMIC PAPERS

Papers are invited on any subject that explores areas of overlap (or
potential overlap) between semiotics and interactive digital media.
Examples of this include, but are not limited to, the following:

* The use of semiotics in the study and criticism of digital interactive media.
* Narratology in new media.
* The use of semiotics in the creation of generative narrative systems,
interactive digital games, entertainment and artworks.
* Semiotic-orientated HCI.
* Software architectures and technologies using (or based upon) semiotic
theories, systems or models.
* The use of semiotics in AI.
* Semiotics and Hypermedia.

Papers should demonstrate an understanding of - and engagement with - the
principles of semiotics (understood here as the study of signs) and gain
something from this engagement.

Submission Requirements for Academic Papers:

Submission deadline: 23rd March 2001.
Authors will be notified regarding acceptance on or around 7th May 2001.

Interested parties are invited to submit papers of not less than 2000 words
and not exceeding 5000 words.

All papers must be submitted electronically in one of the following
formats: Postscript, Microsoft Word for Windows, RTF or PDF to BOTH the
following: craig {AT} starlab.net (Craig Lindley) and g.r.mitchell {AT} uel.ac.uk
(Grethe Mitchell)

If authors have difficulty in submitting papers electronically please contact:

        Frank Nack
        CWI - INS2
        Kruislaan 413
        P.O. Box 94079,
        NL-1090 GB Amsterdam
        Email: Frank.Nack {AT} cwi.nl
        Phone: +31 20 592 4223
        Fax: +31 20 592 4312


Other Deadlines:

Authors of accepted papers will be required to return the revised
camera-ready copy and complete registration form (at least one per paper)
by 11th June 2001
Electronic version for online publication to be submitted by 25th June 2001

Online Publication:

Authors of accepted papers will be required to prepare an electronic
version for the online conference proceedings, which will supplement the
traditional printed volume. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to
submit their papers in validated HTML 4.0 or PDF format for online
publication.


2. NEW MEDIA ARTWORKS

In addition to academic and theoretical papers, presentations of
practice-based work relevant to the themes of this conference are also
invited.

Proposals for the presentation of new media art works of all forms and in
all formats are invited. Selection of work for presentation at the
conference will be based upon relevance to the themes of the conference,
interest in demonstrating or exploring the potential of new media, or
challenging perceptions, theoretical assumptions, or understanding in any
areas related to the conference. Selection may also be constrained by
practical requirements for equipment, safety, etc.  Final decisions will be
made by the Media Artwork Committee in consultation with the Programme
Committee.

Submission Requirements for New Media Artworks:

Submission deadlines:
Submission date for Media Artwork proposals: 23rd March 2001
Acceptance will be notified on or around 7th May  2001

Proposals for media artworks must be presented on an online website (you
must guarantee stability of the files until the conference). The website
should display the following:
A textual description (maximum size equivalent to 2 pages of A4) of the
proposed artwork and any illustrations.
A biography of the artist(s)/author(s)
Contact details
Please submit the URL of the website containing your proposal to BOTH of
the following by email: andy {AT} kinonet.com (Andrew Clarke) and
Frank.Nack {AT} cwi.nl (Frank Nack)

If artist(s)/author(s) have difficulty in submitting a URL then please contact:

        Frank Nack
        CWI - INS2
        Kruislaan 413
        P.O. Box 94079,
        NL-1090 GB Amsterdam
        Email: Frank.Nack {AT} cwi.nl
        Phone: +31 20 592 4223
        Fax: +31 20 592 4312


3. POSTERS AND TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

A) Posters:

There will be an opportunity for researchers to present new work and ideas
that are not yet ready for the full presentation. Short papers will be
presented in poster format, and will be included in both the hardcopy and
electronic proceedings.

Submission Requirements for Posters:

Submission deadline - Posters:
Submission date for Posters and Technical Demonstrations proposals: 23rd
April 2001
Acceptance will be notified on or around 21st May 2001

Papers must be submitted electronically.
Please submit your work described in 2 to 4 pages of A4 size, double
spaced, either as a URL or in one of the following formats: Postscript,
Microsoft Word for Windows, RTF or PDF. Submissions to BOTH of the
following: andy {AT} kinonet.com (Andrew Clarke) and P.C.Fencott {AT} tees.ac.uk
(Clive Fencott)


B) Technical Demonstrations:

Demonstrations will include leading edge work and work in progress in every
area relating to Semiotics in New Media and Computing. Submissions will be
peer-reviewed to ensure quality. Submitters will be encouraged to provide
videotapes where applicable to show the proposed demonstrations.

Submission Requirements for Technical Demonstrations:

Submission deadline - Technical Demonstrations:
Submission date for Posters and Technical Demonstrations proposals: 23rd
April 2001
Acceptance will be notified on or around 21st May 2001

Please submit your demonstration proposal by email to BOTH of the
following: P.C.Fencott {AT} tees.ac.uk (Clive Fencott) and craig {AT} starlab.net
(Craig Lindley).


Organizing Committee:

Andy Clarke - Kinonet  (UK)
Clive Fencott - University of Teeside (UK)
Craig Lindley - Starlab (Belgium)
Grethe Mitchell - University of East London and Kinonet  (UK)
Frank Nack - CWI (Netherlands)


Programme Committee:

Elisabeth Andre - DFKI (Germany)
JP Balpe - Universite Paris 8 (France)
Paul Brna - Leeds University (UK)
Kevin Brooks - Motorola Human Interface Labs (USA)
Andrew Clarke - Kinonet (UK)
Clive Fencott - University of Teeside (UK)
Monika Fleishman - GMD (Germany)
Ian Green - University of Westminster (UK)
Werner Kriechbaum - IBM (Germany)
Craig Lindley - Starlab (Belgium)
Grethe Mitchell - University of East London and Kinonet (UK)
Frank Nack - CWI (Netherlands)
Paolo Petta - OFAI (Austria)
Doug Rosenberg - University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
Adelheit Stein - GMD (Germany)
Ola Stockfelt - University of Goteborg/University of Skovde (Sweden)


New Media Artworks Committee:

Andrew Clarke - Kinonet (UK)
Maja Kuzmanovic - Starlab (Belgium)
Mari Mahr - Photographer/ Artist (UK)
Grethe Mitchell - University of East London and Kinonet (UK)
Doug Rosenberg - University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
Marah Rosenberg - Avaya Labs (USA)
Lillian Schwartz - Lucent Bell Labs (USA)
Uli Spierling - ZGDV (Germany)
Linda Wallace - Machine Hunger/Australian National University (Aus)

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end of cfp



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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 17:27:00 -0800 (PST)
From: dr woooo <vornman {AT} excite.com>
Subject: (melb)anarchist/autonomist conference update 1#

some info

over -
dr woooo !

to : list
From: chummy_fleming {AT} yahoo.com.au 
Subject: [april_anarchy] Update #1 

Hello!

Here's the story so far...

- ------

The 'No Gods, No Masters' anarchist and autonomist conference will be 
taking place on the last weekend of April (28-29) at the Old Arts 
building at the University of Melbourne, between the hours of 10am 
and 5pm on the Saturday and between the hours of 11am and 5pm on the 
Sunday. Entry is $5 per day or $10 for the weekend. (Lunch will 
almost certainly be provided free, although we may have to charge a 
token amount for morning and afternoon tea...)

The conference itself will feature a morning plenary on the Saturday 
and approximately 20 workshops, which will take place three-at-a-time 
throughout the conference, as well as films and videos, exhibitions 
of anarchist art and book and information stalls.

In addition, the following events are scheduled to take place on or 
about the weekend:

At the Old Arts building on Sunday evening, between 6pm and 9pm:

'Lenin on Trial'; a reckoning with the remnants of the authoritarian 
Left.

At the New International Bookshop (Carlton) in the week prior to the 
conference: an exhibition on the history of May Day.

At the Mechanics' Institute (Brunswick) also during the week prior to 
the conference: an exhibition on the history of Australian anarchism.

Other events, including a benefit gig, another exhibition, and a 
party, are still in the planning stages.

- ------

Please note that

i) all events are subject to change.

ii) spaces and times for workshops are filling up fast, so if you'd 
like to present a paper / conduct a workshop / practise your stand-up 
comedy routine, get in touch with us *ASAP* please.

iii) we really need people to let us know that they're coming and, 
hopefully, how they can assist us in organising the conference, ie., 
volunteering to assist with childcare / food preparation / washing 
dishes / etc..

- ------

If you have ny comments, queries, suggestions or large piles of 
expropriated labour (ie., money), please don't hesitate to get in 
touch!

By email:

phoenix {AT} xchange.anarki.net

(please note that this address is intended to replace the 
phoenix {AT} anarchy.org.au address)

By phone:

(03) 9 387 6646

By snail-mail:

c/o PO Box 199, East Brunswick, VIC, 3057.

Thanks!

[The Ghost of Chummy Fleming]








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Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 16:32:37 +0100
From: "off+" <off {AT} modukit.com>
Subject: 'off-line-spa-am-night' ---[:--- Program Offline Days ---[:---

INVITE: TO:>>>  'off-line-spa-am-night' ---[:---

on tuesday 20.03.01 from 21h GMT. till..//


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use:  online- anonymous - <post>.it. -possibility at:
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and at www.modukit.com/off


there also will be a data-print-out of all off-spam-am-z
to see/read/view at raum -[:--[ ]
boxhagener86 in east-berlin-friedrichshain.


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'off-line-spa-am-night' supportz:


Offline Days
- ---[:---
at Room Boxhagener Str. 86
East-Berlin-Friedrichshain
Germany
14.-21.3.2001
Start Wednesday., 14. March 2001, 19:30 h

The discrepancy between the debate around Access, which becomes
access to the Internet and the holes in the glass fiber network
become obviously if in the east of the city the "west" does not
arrive with its Flatrates, DSLs, and promises of connectivity.
"You are in a OPAL-Area" said the operator, what means that the
Digital Gap is a home-made phenomenon and the connection comes in
2 months.
The "Offline Days" will try to concretize the meta discourse in a
relaxed way.
*We invite everyone to take part!*
Contributions,comments, materials are welcome.
Glossary words:
Alternative models of electronic data networks,
ISDN Yes/No Thanks!, Transformation of the Information Society,
Why online?, The Making Of Internet, Deutschland is written with T,...

Program:

Mittwoch 14.3. 19:30
Start: Die Biene Maja 82. Das Alexandrophon
Intro by Matze Schmidt - Legends of Telematic

Donnerstag 15.3. 20:00
Sebastian Luetgert (rolux.org) -
short introduction into a true history of copyright

Sonntag 18.3. 20:00 Knut Winkler: alternative access
Montag 19.3. 20:00 Matze Schmidt: xs-Exzess, Xtase
Dienstag 20.3. 20:00 'off-line-spa-am-night'
Mittwoch 21.3. 20:00 round table

dates not clear/
watch out for more:

Jan Gerber: wireless-lans
Installation of the Linux-lan
Blank + Jeron (sero.org)



Contact+Info:
off {AT} modukit.com
offlinedays {AT} n0name.de

www.modukit.com/off

www.modukit.com/modul_86

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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 02:40:38 +0000
From: roARaTorio <info {AT} art-action.org>
Subject: Mardi 13 mars - Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin


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information
Les Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin
Programme du mardi 13 mars
Le programme complet disponible sur http://www.art-action.org

Extrait:
ENTREPOT >>
20h
Espace invité : VideoTage - Films et art vidéo de Hong Kong - inédits

Détail :
Cinema Entrepot >> de 14h à minuit
7-9 rue Francis de Pressensé - 75014 Paris - Métro Pernety
Entrée libre pour les réalisateurs participants - Séances : 20F / 15F /
Place à 10F : carte 10 entrées / Pass permanent 150F.
Entrée libre pour les séances présentées en partenariat avec Arte, ainsi
que pour les séances de
performances

14h
Film et vidéos - fiction et expérimental - des Allemagne, Etats-Unis,
Canada,
Grèce.
Paul de CATANESE : Two minutes on a subway train
Mark STREET : Sweep
Eric HENRY : Bred movie project
Carolyn FABER : Iota
Rica LINDERS : Déjà vu
Lorelei PEPI : Grace
Dimitris DOKATZIS : Non confidential
Ilias MARMARAS : Culture Highlander
Giovanni CIONI : La rumeur du monde 4 : Funambulite
Robert CASH : Cash Panorama
Robert CASH : Ecce Homo

16h
Films et vidéos expérimentales, programme international
Véronique MOUYSSET : 3 Avés
Vita VICARI : Voici deux jours qu'il pleut
Adrian SITARU : F
Adrian SITARU : The title of the film appears later !
Louise CRAWFORD : Innocent world III
Sheri WILLS : Effigy - Specimen 4 to 12
Marico VALENTE : Transforme
Werther GERMONDARI : Il davolo a Roma
Hubert BARRION : La ronde Roman
Zima PAVLOVICH : Sans titre
Brian BOYCE : Special report
Juan Carlos CREMATA : Dark, jailed rhinoceros
Torsten BURNS et Martin DARRIN : Recall
Caspar STRACKE : Hobart
Lisa BARNSTONE : Drink me
Reynold REYNOLDS et Patrick JOLLEY : the drowning room

18h
Documentaire, suivi d'un programme de courts métrages
Peter KRÜGER et Peter BROSENS : Poets of Mongolia
Suivi de :
Pierre PRIMETENS : Un voyage au Portugal
Adrian SITARU : O zi de Pasti
Jacques LIZENE : Sculpture génétique
Susanna CARLISLE : Tango
Peter EYCKEN : Plaisent aux dieux …
Stefano CANAPA : Promenaux
Ramona POENARU : Tout comme la première fois

20h
Espace invité : VideoTage - Films et art vidéo de Hong Kong - inédits
Ellen PAU : Recycling cinema
Kevin TSANG : The museum of Chou
Law JAMSEN : Digesting patience
Ernest FUNG WAI : Alice in Hong-Kong
Mathias WOO : Very good city
Suivi de :
Katharine BURDETTE : Even lovers have still lives
Tom JARMUSCH : Friends
Fleur ALBERT : L'eau du bain

22h20
Julien LOUSTEAU : De Wind
Christian MERLHIOT : Le voyage au Japon
Brigitte ZIEGER : Serial self
Christian MERLHIOT : Le voyage au pays des vampires


Cerise >> en entrée libre
46 rue Montorgueil - 75002 Paris - Métro Les Halles

Installation - à la galerie Saint Eustache, 500m de Cerise - 1 rue
Montmartre,
75002 Paris
Michlele LEWIS : Lament (Water mMusic) - installation sonore

Vidéoprojection
Robin DUPUIS : Furtive - 5'
Julie-Christine FORTIER : Shift - 1'30"
Isabelle HAYEUR : Traverses - 3'50"
Cecilia LUNDQUIST : ABSOLUTELY NORMAL - 6'47"
J. Tobias ANDERSON : My name is Grant : 1'52"
Nataliya LYAKH : Sans titre - Windscreen-wipers, Ball, Tubes, Feather -
15'
Nathaniel EMPRIN : Walking with Einstein - 2X1'
Pierre BRAUN : Quand les images remontent - 12'
Seraina MUELLER : Sans titre - 3'15"
Michael RIEDEL, Dennis LOESCH, Alina GRUMILLER : Folie - 15'
Julie LESAGE : Sans titre 4 - 1'58''

Vidéos sur moniteur




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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 20:06:41 +0100 (CET)
From: integer {AT} www.god-emil.dk
Subject: \/\ Countess, the world has changed - kompetizie - 





         Countess, the world has changed.







          \/\  DRAU ME > MEET ME   - kompetizie - 








prologue: [by paolo mazzarello - takk takk]


More than 7,000 participants attended the twelfth International Medical Congress 
of Moscow in August 1897. Among the prominent scientists there was Italian anthropologist 
Cesare Lombroso, who presided over a session dedicated to mental illness.

Lombroso was world famous for his theory that genius was closely linked with madness. 
According to him, genius and madness were two faces of the same psychobiological reality 
‹ as in a non-Euclidean space in which the two extremes touch. A man of genius was a 
degenerate, an example of retrograde evolution, in whom madness was a form
of biological compensation for excessive intellectual development.

This regression, the theory stated, produced its own phenotypic stigmata, such as the 
cranial asymmetry of Pericles, Kant and Dante; the sub-microcephaly of Descartes; 
the small stature of Horace, Plato and Epicurus. 

Lombroso's participation in the Moscow Congress inspired him to test his theory about the
pathology of genius. Why not meet Leo Tolstoy, the supreme genius of world literature, in
his natural habitat, to scrutinize his features and confirm his theories by seeing Tolstoy's
degenerative aspects with his own eyes? Like a naturalist embarking on a tour of South
America to test his evolutionary theories, Lombroso decided to take himself to Tolstoy's
home, known as Yasnaya Polyana. For Lombroso the writer represented the "true disguised
genius of alienation . . . in whom, one might say, the sicker the body, the more sublime the
[intellectual] products". He imagined Tolstoy would be "cretinous and degenerate-looking".
[Tolstoy found Lombroso to be an ingenuous + limited old life form]


On arriving at Tolstoy's house, Lombroso found himself face to face with a soldierly-looking
old man, whose penetrating eyes and severe bony face seemed more like those of a good,
solid peasant who had served in the army than those of a thinker. Physically there was
nothing degenerate about him. His attitude was calm, correct and friendly; there was certainly
method in his 'madness'. 

But when the conversation took a turn that opposed Tolstoy's ideas, Lombroso realized the 
"total impossibility of engaging him in debate without irritating him". 

YES PL EASE. nn - ultra expensive tantrum-generator



        tolstoy - very ost.europa elegant - da.da.da.

              http://www.membank.org/dataset/f/tolstoy.gif


        okzident model citizen - !kk++

              http://www.membank.org/dataset/f/lombroso.gif










very well - your task:

`draw` Netochka Nezvanova via your method of choice: digital. analogue. collage. foto etc.

the rendering most closely resembling reality wins.
your entry must be uploaded on your personal server.
it should include a biography + statement.

the url may be emailed to: ecdysone {AT} eusocial.com
before may 1st [sol] 2001


the winning entry will become property of Netochka Nezvanova.
if an analogue version of the entry exists I want it.





prize:  01 rendez-vouz avec Netochka Nezvanova in a location of her choice.
        [your transportation + accommodations shall be covered]
        + 01 addtl enigmatic cadeau.




this dokument may also be accessed via:

http://www.membank.org/anna.karenina




amicalement.nn










- -

Netochka Nezvanova     - r!ch.bored.edukated.
f3.MASCHIN3NKUNST
 {AT} www.eusocial.com
17.hzV.tRL.478
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