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Table of Contents:

   [transmediale] club transmediale.02 | Overview
     Andreas Broeckmann <abroeck {AT} transmediale.de>
   PR: "8 Bits or Less" WristcamVideo
     "Patrick Lichty" <voyd {AT} voyd.com>
   cybersonica
     John Eacott <john {AT} informal.org>(by way of richard barbrook)
   MobileUK - Wednesday PM - Central London
     "Crabtree, James" <JCrabtree {AT} indsoc.co.uk>
   video on the first "anti-globalization demonstration" in Austria
     Oliver Ressler <oliver.ressler {AT} chello.at>                                       
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Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 14:06:12 +0200
From: Andreas Broeckmann <abroeck {AT} transmediale.de>
Subject: [transmediale] club transmediale.02 | Overview

german version below

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C L U B  T R A N S M E D I A L E.02

5.- 17. Februar 2002

location: E _ Werk | Wilhelmstrasse (entry opposite to Ministry of Finance) |
Berlin-Mitte
daily 9 pm (opening on TUE, 5.2., 10 pm)
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After 1999 (Maria am Ostbahnhof) and 2000 (Haus des Lehrers) for the third
time CLUB TRANSMEDIALE provides an independent platform for digital and
electronic music as well as related visual art production within the
transmediale - international media art festival berlin.

CLUBCULTURE
has evolved as determining laboratory for media art bringing social
dimensions of contemporary media technology to center stage. It resolves the
contradiction of academic and popular production and thus serves a first
step towards the field of New Media for many people. club transmediale
tries to emphasize the emancipatory potentials of this development by
presenting artists and projects that place themselves besides mainstream
"DJ culture" by using self-produced material or individual methods of
independent production like e.g. the extended use of customized software
tools or the manipulation of hardware.

COOPERATIONS
For the first time club transmediale cooperates with other international
festivals for electronic music and new media: the Mutek festival for music,
sound and new technologies at Montréal, Canada (http://www.mutek.ca)  and
the dutch Sonic Acts Festival at Amsterdam (http://www.sonicacts.com).

CLUBDESIGN: Jan Rohlf, Lorenz Wiegand, Geerten Verheus, Tina Schmücker Harry
Schindele and Timm Ringewaldt.

CONTACT
club {AT} transmediale.de.
http://www.transmediale.de




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P R O G R A M - O V E R V I E W
club transmediale.02
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>  di. 5.2.
>> [INITIALIZE]
LAUB (kitty yo / orthlong / DE)
KYBORG feat. SARAH MARRS (nbi / raster / DE)
SELECTOR WEISER (rechenzentrum / DE)
video: ANNA WAGNER (DE)
video: MINUSZERO (NL)
_____

>  mi.6.2.
>>[FRACTURED]
video screening programme of the Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam - compiled
by  Lukas van der velde aka minuszero. -  60 min

>> [EXPLORE]
INSTITUT FUER FEINMOTORIK (Staubgold / DE)
 {AT} C + LIA (AT/PT)
THILGES3 (AT)
STAALPLAAT-SOUNDSYSTEM (NL)
AU (grondrecords/ NL)
MIKO-MIKONA (Institut für physikalisch-semiotische Transformationen (IPST)
(FIN/SP) - Fourier-Tanzformation I+II
FINZ (jugend hoert/ klangkrieg / DE)
_____

>   do. 7.2.
>> [POP n]
video screening programme curated by antje weitzel and mirjam wenzel

>> [PIXELATE]
MICROMUSIC (CH, domizil)
LIKE A TIM (rephlex / DUB / NL)
MIKRON 64 (DE)
DIS*KA (echokammer / DE)
ENDURO presents infinte justice (enduro-disk/ DE)
ALEXEI SHULGIN - 386 DX (staalplaat, RU)
JIM AVIGNON - bad news for bugs (neoangin/ DE)
video: C-MEN (NL)
_____

>   fr. 8.2.
>> [TEMPORARY SPACES]
on the hardware of club-life - lecture with MARTIN EBERLE (DE) and HEINRICH
DUBEL (DE)

>> [DEMAND]
POP UP (kompakt) feat. - THE MODERNIST (popular org / DE) & ANTONELLI
ELECTRIC (italic / DE)
DETTINGER (kompakt, DE)
T.RAUMSCHMIERE (shitkatapult / DE)
BUS (scape / DE)
MAXIMO GRAESSE (bondino / demand/ DE)
DANIEL METEO ( meteo / demand/ DE)
video: BIANCA STRAUCH (DE) + guests
_____

>   sa. 9.2.
>> [BERLIN CLUBVIDEO]
video screening programme
Berlin Clubvideo Teil 2 - visomat.inc, 2001, 60 min

>> [GO MUTEK]
in kooperation mit dem Mutek-Festival aus Montreal (Quebec / Kanada)
AKUFEN ( traum / mille plateaux / QC / CA)
ALAIN MONGEAU ( mutek / QC / CA)
DEADBEAT (mille plateaux / QC / CA)
JETONE (mille plateaux/ QC / CA)
DJ ERIC (oral / QC / CA)
POLE (scape / mute/ DE)
video: VISOMAT.INC  (DE)

+ special guests SLUB (UK)
_____

>   so. 10.2.
>> [SELFMADE]
short presentations of custom made software tools for live video production.
monitor.automatique (DE), Frame Farmers (DE), Jaromil (IT), minuszero (NL),
garderobe 23 (DE)

>> [AV-CLASH]
242 PILOTS (US / NO)
PERSPECTS (ersatzaudio / US)
GEBRUEDER TEICHMANN (Festplatten/ DE)
video: MONITOR.AUTOMATIQUE / FRAME FARMERS / JAROMIL / MINUSZERO / GARDEROBE
23
_____

>   mo. 11.2.
>> [COLUMN ONE]
video screening programme, 40 min
braunserver - column one (DE), 2001, 25 min
hunter - column one (DE), 2001, 15 min

>> [BIP HOP GENERATION]
DJ PHILIPPE PETIT ( bip hop/ FR)
ZONK´T (oddsize / FR)
SI-CUT.DB (bip hop / fallt / UK)
KOMET (frank bretschneider / raster / mille plateaux / DE)
video: PHASE 4 (FR)
_____

>   di. 12.2.
>> [FRACTURED]
video screening programme of the Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam - compiled
by  Lukas van der velde aka minuszero. -  60 min

>> [INTERLACE]
TARWATER (kitty yo / DE)
+ guests
+ video by LILLEVAEN (rechenzentrum/ IE)
_____

>   mi. 13.2.
>> [AMBIENT LINE 02]
abstract digital clips - video screening programme

>> [PROCESS]
OVAL (form + funktion / DE)
ALVA NOTO (raster-noton, DE)
RALPH STEINBRUECHEL (synchron / CH) + video: onlab (CH)
ANNIBALE PICICCI (kein babel, dense, DE)
_____

>   do. 14.2.
>> [YUV]
video screening programme curated by antje weitzel and mirjam wenzel.

>> [SENSUAL]
STYROFOAM (morr music/ BE)
CHRISTIAN KLEINE (morr music / DE)
LALI PUNA (morr music/ DE)
video: MONITOR.AUTOMATIQUE (DE)
_____

>   fr. 15.2.
>> [AUDIO PROPAGANDA]
soundlecture:
KEN HOLLINGS (the wire/ UK) + CHRISTIAN CONRAD (rechenzentrum/ DE)
operation enduring freedom:
CHRISTIAN CONRAD (rechenzentrum/ DE)
NICOLAI ALBRECHT (deutsche welle/ DE)
video: LILLEVAEN (rechenzentrum/ IE)

BETA BODEGA COALITION feat.:
Void of Algorithm (dr.faustus, plex, seth p. brundel/US)
la mano Fria (Audio Propaganda /US)
hamijama (Jake Mandell /US)
el pirata blanco (Phako/ Clone / NL)

SAFETY SCISSORS (plug research / US)
TWERK (mille plateaux / US)
KID606  (Tigerbeat, US)
GOLD CHAINS (Orthlong, US)
Video: PFADFINDEREI(DE)
_____

>   Sa. 16.2.
>> [AUDIOTOOLS]
ROBERT HENKE (Monolake, Ableton/ DE)
- - lecture
nanoloop - OLIVER WITTCHOW (DE)
- - presentation

>> [PARTICLE PLAYGROUND]
AGF / DELAY (DE / FI)
LUOMO aka vladislav delay (mille plateaux /FI )
MONOLAKE (imbalance/ DE)
JAN JELINEK (scape/ DE)
RECHENZENTRUM (kitty yo / shitkatapult/ DE)
DJ RENE (chain reaction / DE)
Video: ALEXEJ (DE)
_____

>   so. 17.2.
>> [POP n]
video screening programme curated by antje weitzel and mirjam wenzel

[RETRO FUTURISTS]
ORGUE ELECTRONIQUE (bunker rec. / NL)
LEGOWELT (bunker rec. / NL)
SCHMERZLABOR (bunker rec. / NL
DJ TLR (mr. clavio/ NL)
video: TAPPO KONTAKT (NL)
GOGO GODDESS (kool.pop, GER)


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                     german version | deutsche version

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C L U B  T R A N S M E D I A L E.02

5.- 17. Februar 2002

E _ Werk | Wilhelmstrasse (gegenüber Finanzministerium) | Berlin Mitte
täglich ab 21:00 (Eröffnung am DI 5.2., ab 22:00)
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Nach 1999 (Maria am Ostbahnhof) und 2000 (Haus des Lehrers) stellt der CLUB
TRANSMEDIALE zum nun dritten Mal eine unabhängige Plattform für digitale und
elektronische Musik und in diesem Zusammenhang entwickelte visuelle
Produktionen innerhalb der transmediale - internationales Medienkunst
Festival Berlin.

Die CLUBKULTUR hat sich als ein maßgebender Spielort für Medienkunst
herauskristallisiert. Sie marginalisiert die Unterteilung in akademische und
populäre Produktionszusammenhänge. An dieser Schnittstelle liefert sie für
>viele den ersten Einstieg in das Feld der Neuen Medien.

Der club transmediale versucht das emanzipatorische Potential dieser
Entwicklung zu betonen, indem er Künstler und Projekte präsentiert, die in
Netzwerkstrukturen arbeiten oder die sich selbst abseits des Mainstreams der
"DJ-Culture" stellen, v.a. dadurch, daß sie mit selbsterstelltem Material
arbeiten oder ihre Arbeitsmittel in Form eigens programmierter Softwaretools
und manipulierter Geräte unabhängig produzieren.


KOOPERATIONEN
Erstmalig kooperiert der club transmediale mit zwei internationalen
Festivals für neue elektronische Medien und Musik: dem Mutek Festival aus
Montréal (http://www.mutek.ca) sowie dem Sonic Acts Festival
(http://www.sonicacts.com) aus Amsterdam. Das Programm beider Festivals
präsentiert richtungsweisende Tendenzen der aktuellen elektronischen Musik
und Medienkunst.

CLUBDESIGN: Jan Rohlf, Lorenz Wiegand, Timm Ringewaldt, Tina Schmücker Harry
Schindele und Geerten Verheus.

KONTAKT
club {AT} transmediale.de
http://www.transmediale.de


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P R O G R A M M U E B E R S I C H T
club transmediale.02
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>   DI 5.2.
>> [INITIALIZE]
LAUB (kitty yo / orthlong / DE)
KYBORG feat. SARAH MARRS (nbi / raster / DE
SELECTOR WEISER (rechenzentrum / DE)
video: ANNA WAGNER (DE)
video: MINUZERO (NL)

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>   MI 6.2.
>> [FRACTURED]
video screening programm des Sonic Acts Festivals, Amsterdam.-
zusammengestellt von Lukas van der Velde aka minuszero. - ca. 60 min

>> [EXPLORE]
INSTITUT FÜR FEINMOTORIK (Staubgold / DE)
 {AT} C + LIA (AT/PT)
THILGES 3 (AT)
STAALPLAAT SOUNDSYSTEM (NL)
AU (grondrecords/ NL)
MIKO-MIKONA (Institut für physikalisch-semiotische Transformationen (IPST)
(FIN/SP) - Fourier-Tanzformation I+II
FINZ (jugend hört/ klangkrieg / DE)
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>   DO 7.2.
>> [POP n]
video screening programm kuratiert von ANTJE WEITZEL und MIRJAM WENZEL

>> [PIXELATE]
MICROMUSIC (domizil/CH)
LIKE A TIM ( DUB, Rephlex/ NL)
MIKRON 64 (DE)
DIS*KA (echokammer /DE)
ENDURO presents infinte justice (enduro_disk/ DE)
alexej shulgin aka 386 DX (staalplaat, RU)
JIM AVIGNON - bad news for bugs (neoangin/ DE)
video: C-MEN (NL)
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>  FR 8.2.
>>[TEMPORARY SPACES]
zur hardware des clublebens - vortrag mit MARTIN EBERLE (DE) und HEINRICH
DUBEL (DE)

>> [DEMAND]
POP UP (kompakt) feat. THE MODERNIST (popular org / DE) & ANTONELLI ELECTRIC
(italic / DE)
DETTINGER (kompakt, DE)
T.RAUMSCHMIERE (shitkatapult / DE)
BUS (scape / DE)
MAXIMO GRAESSE (bondino / demand/ DE)
DANIEL METEO ( meteo / demand/ DE)
video: BIANCA STRAUCH (DE)
- --------

>   SA 9.2.
>> [BERLIN CLUBVIDEO]
video screening programm
Berlin Clubvideo Teil 2 - visomat.inc, 2001, 60 min (DE)

>> [GO MUTEK]
in kooperation mit dem Mutek-Festival aus Montréal (Quebec / Kanada)
AKUFEN (traum / mille plateaux/ QC / CA)
ALAIN MONGEAU ( mutek / QC / CA)
DEADBEAT (mille plateaux/ QC / CA)
JETONE (mille plateaux/ QC / CA)
DJ ERIC (oral / QC / CA)
POLE (scape / mute/ DE)
video: VISOMAT INC. (DE)

special Guest: SLUB (UK)
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>   SO 10.2.
>> [SELFMADE]
kurzpräsentationen selbsterstellter softwaretools für den live videoeinsatz.
MONITOR.AUTOMATIQUE (DE), FRAME FARMERS (DE), JAROMIL (IT), MINUSZERO (NL),
GARDEROBE 23 (DE)

>> [AV-CLASH]
242 PILOTS (US / NO)
PERSPECTS (ersatzaudio / US)
GEBRÜDER TEICHMANN (Festplatten/ DE)
video:MONITOR:AUTOMATIQUE / FRAME FARMERS / JAROMIL / MINUSZERO / GARDEROBE
23
- --------

>   MO 11.2.
>> [COLUMN ONE]
video screening programm, 40 min
braunserver - column One (DE), 2001, 25 min
hunter - column One (DE), 2001, 15 min

>> [BIP HOP GENERATION]
DJ PHILIPPE PETITE ( bip hop/FR)
ZONK´T (oddsize / FR)
SI-CUT.DB (bip hop / fallt / UK)
KOMET (frank bretschneider / raster / mille plateaux / DE)
video: PHASE 4 (FR)
- ---------
>   DI 12.2.
>> [FRACTURED]
video screening programm des Sonic Acts Festivals, Amsterdam -
zusammengestellt von Lukas van der Velde aka minuszero. - ca. 60 min

>> [INTERLACE]
TARWATER (kitty yo / DE)
+ guests
+ video by LILLEVAEN (rechenzentrum/ IE)
- --------

>   MI 13.2.
>> [AMBIENT LINE 02]
abstract digital clips - video screening programm , ca. 60 min

>> [PROCESS]
OVAL (form + funktion / DE)
ALVA NOTO (raster-noton, DE)
RALPH STEINBRÜCHEL (synchron / CH) + video: onlab (CH)
ANNIBALE PICICCI (kein babel, dense, DE)
- --------

>   DO 14.2.
>> [YUV]
video screening programm kuratiert von ANTJE WEITZEL und MIRJAM WENZEL.

>> [SENSUAL]
STYROFOAM (morr music/ BE)
CHRISTIAN KLEINE (morr music /DE)
LALI PUNA (morr music/ DE)
video: MONITOR.AUTOMATIQUE (DE)
- ---------


>   FR 15.2.
>> [AUDIO PROPAGANDA]
soundlecture:
KEN HOLLINGS (the wire/ UK) + CHRISTIAN CONRAD (rechenzentrum/DE)
operation enduring freedom:
CHRISTIAN CONRAD (rechenzentrum/ DE)
NICOLAI ALBRECHT (deutsche welle/ DE)
LILLEVAEN (rechenzentrum/IE)

BETA BODEGA COALITION feat.:
Void of Algorithm (dr.faustus, plex, seth p. brundel/US)
la mano Fria (Audio Propaganda /US)
hamijama (Jake Mandell /US)
el pirata blanco (Phako/ Clone / NL)

SAEFTY SCISSORS (plug research / US)
TWERK (mille plateaux / US)
KID606  (Tigerbeat, US)
GOLD CHAINS (Orthlong, US)
Video: PFADFINDERREI (DE)
- --------

>   SA 16.2.
>> [AUDIOTOOLS]
ROBERT HENKE (Monolake, Ableton/ DE)
vortrag
nanoloop - OLIVER WITTCHOW (DE)
präsentation einer software zur musikproduktion mit mobiltelefonen

>> [PARTICLE PLAYGROUND]
AGF / DELAY (DE / FI)
LUOMO aka vladislav delay (mille plateaux /FI )
MONOLAKE (imbalance/ DE)
JAN JELINEK (scape/ DE)
RECHENZENTRUM (kitty yo / shitkatapult/ DE)
DJ RENE (chain reaction /DE)
Video: ALEXEJ (DE)
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>   SO 17.2.
>> [POP n]
video screening programm kuratiert von ANTJE WEITZEL und MIRJAM WENZEL

>> [RETRO FUTURISTS]
ORGUE ELECTRONIQUE (bunker rec. / NL)
LEGOWELT (bunker rec. / NL)
SCHMERZLABOR(bunker rec. / NL
DJ TLR (mr. clavio/ NL)
GOGO GODDESS (kool.pop, DE)
video: TAPPO KONTAKT (NL)


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international media art festival berlin
transmediale: http://www.transmediale.de
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Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 12:30:39 -0800
From: "Patrick Lichty" <voyd {AT} voyd.com>
Subject: PR: "8 Bits or Less" WristcamVideo

Press Release:

SHOCKING VIDEO REVEALS TRUTH ABOUT SITUATIONIST ALIEN ABDUCTIONS! "8 
Bits or Less" (by artist Patrick Lichty, with DJ Voyd remix of music by 
the NYC-based 8-Bit Construction Set) is first video artwork created 
with wristcam and 8-bit technology.

Contact: Patrick Lichty (225) 766-3811 (voyd {AT} voyd.com)

1/21/02



Have you ever made a short film about postmodern culture and alien 
abduction with your watch? "8 Bits or Less", a short form video that 
explores philosophy, countersurveillance techniques, and alien 
abduction, was shot entirely with a black - and - white Casio wristCam 
watch over a six month period.  Consisting of under a thousand 
hand-assembled digital images, "8 Bits or Less" takes the viewer through 
a surreal landscape of hidden cameras, strange devices, and questionable 
science.  Nevertheless, the video takes the limitations of small devices 
like the wrist camera as a challenge for creative innovation. 



But then, director Patrick Lichty is no stranger to the use of 
information devices as creative tools.  His "(re)distributions" PDA art 
exhibition features many examples of artists who have taken the next 
wave of personal devices and made them artist's tools. "Creativity has 
often been about pushing the limits of technique", Lichty said,  "and I 
had no idea whether the low resolution images produced by the wristcam 
would translate well to video.  Also, because of the low resolution 
(120x120) and the fact that you could only take one image every second 
and a half, it's interesting to see the texture and jumpiness of the 
video, which is similar to that of early cinema.  As far as wearable 
media devices are concerned, I think we're at a similar point of time."



"8 Bits or Less" features a DJ Voyd remix of the NYC-based band The 
8-Bit Construction Set's song, "Dollars" as part of the work's 
soundtrack.  The music, composed on 20-year old Commodore 64 computers, 
runs counter to market pressures for continual computer upgrades. 
Combined with the fact that all of the vocals and video were created 
using older 8-bit technology, "8 Bits or Less" remembers the history of 
personal computing as well as considers the edge of small and wearable 
devices that populate society today.



Future plans are for a color sequel, and a number of gallery exhibitions 
featuring imagery from the video.

"8 Bits Or Less" is currently available on VHS, DV, and Video CD (with 
DVD in the works).



Patrick Lichty is an artist, writer, and curator who works with 
experimental forms of technological media.  His last major work, 
"Sprawl: The American Landscape in Transition" continues exhibition at 
the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and his "(re)distributions" 
international PDA art curatorial project continues until February 28th.  


Contact Info:
Patrick Lichty
(Videos, Info)
(001) 225 766 3811

voyd {AT} voyd.com
Site URL: (includes Realvideo version) http://www.voyd.com/8bol

 8-Bit Construction Set
The 8-Bit Construction Set are: Michael Schwartz (former director of 
Activision Audio), Dwayne "hooker" Delario, Schwartz, Rick Stryker, 
Perry "pone" Mahone, DJ Cougar Shuttle
http://beigerecords.com/artists/8bitcs.html


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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 13:25:16 +0000 (GMT)
From: John Eacott <john {AT} informal.org>(by way of richard barbrook)
Subject: cybersonica

  University  Of Westminster in association with cybersalon presents:
  cybersonica
  digital music week at The ICA, London
  22nd - 24th May 2002

   A two day symposium with presentations, performances, workshops,
demonstrations  of new technology, djs/vjs, film and a computer soundtoys
exhibition.

   The symposium will feature developments, ideas and debates relating to
digital  music including (but not limited to):

   *  interactive, algorithmic and  generative processes *    *  spatial
sound, installations  and architecture *    *  computer games, virtual
reality,  broadcast media and narrativity *    *  music for live
performance,  theatre and dance*    *  interactive and networked
performance*    *  instrument and interface design      *    *  aesthetics
and artistry *    *  copyright and commerce*


   We welcome submissions of academic papers, demonstrations of innovative
products, technologies, sound making processes and performances. There will
also be an extended exhibition of soundtoys and screen based CD and web
work  as an exhibition in the New Media Centre at the ICA.

   If you wish to present or participate in the symposium send proposals /
abstracts (500 word max - include audio / images/ URLs etc. as appropriate)
to:
   John Eacott
   University of Westminster, Watford Road, Harrow. HA1 3TP
   or by email to:   john {AT} informal.org   for consideration by the panel by
21st March 2002.

   To attend the symposium contact the ICA ticket office on 020 7930 3647
   or   tickets {AT} ica.org.uk
   PRICE- includes lunch tea/coffee:
   2days  £140 ( £70 concs)
   1 day £75 ( £37.50 concs)
   Tickets will go on sale 1st March2002. To go onto the reserved booking
list   prior to1st March or for info about sponsoring this event contact
Mark Fitzpatrick  - <mailto:%20mark {AT} cybersalon.org>mark {AT} cybersalon.org

   Artists and presentation details will be posted at:
 www.cybersalon.org
 www.cybersonica.org


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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 13:55:10 -0000
From: "Crabtree, James" <JCrabtree {AT} indsoc.co.uk>
Subject: MobileUK - Wednesday PM - Central London

All,

Richard Barbrook from Westminster suggested some of you might be interested
in this event we are running on Wednesday. Anyone who is most welcome to
come along and take part - drop me a line to secure a seat. (see attached
file or text below) <<mobileuk.pdf>> 

With very best wishes,

James

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James Crabtree
iSociety
The Industrial Society
t - 020 7479 2114
m - 07932 690746
e - jcrabtree {AT} indsoc.co.uk
e2 - jamescrabtree2000 {AT} yahoo.co.uk
- ------------------------------------------------------
  www.indsoc.co.uk/isociety
- ------------------------------------------------------

MobileUK
Perspectives on the Social Impact of Mobile Technology


Wednesday 23rd January 2002
Diskus
Transport House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1
1.30 - 5.30 (followed by drinks)


Mobile phones are the most successful computer-based consumer product of the
age, and yet very little is known about how mobile technology is changing
the way people interact and cooperate with each other, and how this change
can be analysed.
 - Wireless World, Digital World Research Centre

MobileUK, a half-day seminar hosted jointly by The Industrial Society's
iSociety research project and the Digital World Research Centre examine the
existing social impact of second generation mobile phones, and the potential
social uses and effects of future mobile technology. 

Panel 1
Did The Future Just Happen? 
The Social Effects of Pervasive Mobile Telephony 

Professor Jim Norton 		Deutsche Telekom
Max Nathan				Industrial Society
Richard Harper			Director, Digital World Research Centre
Simon Roberts
Sadie Plant (tbc) 		Author
Richard Reeves			Chair

Panel 2
Whatever Next: 
The Potential Social Impacts of 3G and other future technologies

Mike Short				Director of Industry, mm02
Andrew Grantham and George Tsekouras
					mobicom, CENTRIM, University of
Brighton
Phil Stenton			HP Labs
Tom Standage (Chair)		Technology Correspondent, The Economist 

To attend, or to find out more information, e-mail
jcrabtree {AT} indsoc.co.uk

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Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 16:34:32 +0000
From: Oliver Ressler <oliver.ressler {AT} chello.at>
Subject: video on the first "anti-globalization demonstration" in Austria

THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!

a video by Oliver Ressler, 38 min., 2002


The video "This is what democracy looks like!" thematizes the events of
1 July 2001 which took place surrounding a demonstration against the
World Economic Forum – a private lobbying organization of major capital
– which was meeting in Salzburg at the time.  
"At those meetings, in the absence of the public, billion dollar deals
are set into motion by the self-appointed ’global leaders.’ These deals
bring wealth and prosperity to a few, and exploitation and poverty to
many. To assure the orderly proceedings of economic globalization, the
conference facilities, located in the center of Salzburg, are largely
blocked off and all demonstrations are forbidden other than a rally at
the square in front of the train station." (Excerpt from the
introduction of the video) 
This video gives insight into the course of events of the first
"anti-globalization demonstration" in Austria, held subsequent to the
demonstrations in Seattle, Prague, Davos, Quebec, and Gothenburg, which
all received a great deal of media attention. In this demonstration in
Salzburg, which was forbidden by the police, 919 demonstrators were
encircled in a police blockade and detained for over seven hours. 

In the video "This is what democracy looks like!" anti-capitalist
demonstrators take the role of active spokespersons, contrary to
dominant media representations that denigrate them as either naive or
violent chaotic rowdies. Conversations about the events in Salzburg were
carried out with six demonstrators. The central themes developed in the
video are; the limitation of basic democratic rights – which is shown
mainly in the ban on demonstrating and the detainment of hundreds of
people in police encirclement – and the tension between the limited
physical force of a few demonstrators and the structural violence
practiced by state power. Excerpts from the conversations are put
together with my own video recordings and those from (video) activists
in Salzburg. The camera angle corresponds with the perspective of the
demonstrators, thereby placing video viewers in direct confrontation
with the events. 


Interviews with: Walter Baier, Tanja Jenni, Ingrid Popper, Michael
Pröbsting, Daniel Sanin, Irene Zavarsky 
Video material from Indymedia Austria, Filmliga Linz, offscreen –
offenes film forum salzburg, UTV Vienna, Oliver Ressler


First presentations at Filmcasino, Vienna (27.01.02, 4:00 pm);
Moviemento, Linz (15.02.02, 7:15 pm); in the exhibition "x-lands", Forum
Stadtpark, Graz (March 02), Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film, Graz
(March 02)


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