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   "Database Cinema"- Friday, February 22 @ jihui                                                                                                  

   New Debord Translation                                                          
     "Bureau of Public Secrets" <>                                     

   redTV interview | Ulus Baker -- What is Opinion?                                
     "Aras Ozgun" <>                                              

     domiziana giordano <>                                         

   [Psrf] Photostatic Retrograde Archive, no. 48                                   
     Lloyd Dunn <>                                                  

   4 x 4 generative design                                                         
     m e t a <>                                                          

   Lindsay Kemp Webpage                                                            
     Yukihiko Yoshida <>                                      

   hybrid vigor institute looking into interdisciplinary research methods          
     geert lovink <>                                                    

     Ron Goldin <>                                                 

   open society initiative                                                         
     "Iva Pauker" <>                                             

   mois multi mov                                                                  
     deKam <>                                                          

   wettbewerb "evolutionaere zellen"                                                                                                                                                      
     "" <>                                     

   Who Shot Immanence? - On Georg Paul Thomann                                     
     geert lovink <>                                                    

   eveil e desire, --- , avez vous dit//#                                          
     mouchette <>                                                     

   EUPRACTIC NOTICE - FEB 2002                                                     
     "EUPRAXIS" <>                                                  


Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 19:50:08 -0500
Subject: "Database Cinema"- Friday, February 22 @ jihui

"Database Cinema"
A discussion with Jennifer and Kevin McCoy (
moderated by Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney
Museum of American Art

Database logic and aesthetics have become one of the prominent topics in
on-line art and culture. In many of their works, Jennifer and Kevin
McCoy have explored how computer logic affects our understanding of
visual narrative. The discussion will focus on database functionality --
such as cataloguing, indexing and the possibilities for re-mixing -- in
relation to the narrative events that drive our interest in cinema, TV,
and media of all kinds.

Parsons Center for New Design
Friday, Feb 22, 2002 7 PM
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Live Webcast @ starts 7pm EST.

jihui (the meeting point) a self-regulated digital salon, invites all
interested people to send ideas for
discussion/performance/etc, jihui is
where your voice is heard and your vision
jihui is sponsored by Digital Design
Department and Center for New Design @
Parsons School of Design


Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 17:37:32 -0800
From: "Bureau of Public Secrets" <>
Subject: New Debord Translation

Ken Knabb's new translation of Guy Debord's "The Society of the Spectacle"
is now complete. The entire text is online at .

Debord's book -- easily the most important radical book of the twentieth
century -- has been translated into over a dozen languages. This new
translation incorporates the best renderings from previous English versions,
but is clearer and more accurate than any of them.

* * *

The Bureau of Public Secrets website features numerous texts by and about
Guy Debord and other members of the Situationist International, the
notorious avant-garde group that helped trigger the May 1968 revolt in

P.O. Box 1044, Berkeley CA 94701


Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 00:50:10 -0500
From: "Aras Ozgun" <>
Subject: redTV interview | Ulus Baker -- What is Opinion?

pyromedia, a NY based media arts collective has recently published a 
video interview with Ulus Baker; "what is opinion?". Ulus baker is a 
scholar following the line of political thought of Spinoza, Deleuze and 
Negri. in this interview he traces the notion of "opinion" back from its
ancient greek origins following the major schools of western thought, 
and criticizes todays "sociology of opinions". 
this interview is produced as a part of  "redTV" project, a series of 
interviews with radical public intellectuals on theoretical issues.
i think you may find it interesting, as the interview discusses some of
the critical issues concerning the "public opinion" and "media". you can 
find the online video at the following url:
for more information on redTV project:

Aras Ozgun | | 


Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 12:11:58 +0100
From: domiziana giordano <>

                         >>>>>>>>>>>>sorry for cross posting<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

a new work is now online

Al you need is:

sound out loud
10 minutes of relax.


Reiner Strasser

- -- 

It was pure bliss
               when I finally achieved silence.



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 14:47:15 +0100
From: Lloyd Dunn <>
Subject: [Psrf] Photostatic Retrograde Archive, no. 48

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now available for download, retrograde release no. 2, march 2002:

Psrf 48


direct download:

Description: 'International Edition' Showcases The Tape-beatles and 
Public Works. Coming as it did at the end of a four-year gap between 
it and the preceding issue, Psrf 48 took seriously the game of 
catch-up it had to do. So the Tape-beatles and Public Works stepped 
in, and ended up being major contributors of content to the issue. 
Running the gamut from the downright inscrutable to the merely odd, 
we find both groups at the height of their pseudo-journalistic craft. 
Filled with truth, half-truths, and flat-out lies, the texts you will 
find here defy superficial description. They are wholly ballasted by 
the weight of their overwrought paraphrasm.

Public Works also weighs in with a series of photo spreads inspired 
by those from the classic days of Life magazine. The piece "Matter: A 
History of the 3d Millennium" serves as a companion to their (at that 
time) recently-released début CD Matter. And, as if to signal the 
pseudo-demise of that cat-lived group, John Heck offers up a double 
dose, in the form of "The True Uncensored Story Behind the Demise of 
the Tape-beatles," as well as an Expatriot special, "Making the Money 
Which One Merely Looks At."

(Incidentally, the Expatriot was a self-published travel journal that 
Psrf editor Lloyd Dunn wrote during a year he spent living in 
Bordeaux, France, as the guest of Photostatic contributor Philippe 
Billé. This accounts for at least some of that four-year gap we 
mentioned earlier.)

In addition to various scene reports by The Unknown Neoist and Ebon 
Fisher, there are also works by Stephen Perkins, Iain Haig, and Bill 
Brown. A selection of reviews of printed and recorded works rounds 
out the issue.

Project Overview: The Photostatic Retrograde Archive serves as a 
repository for a complete collection of Photostatic Magazine, 
Retrofuturism, and Psrf, in electronic form. We are posting issues in 
PDF format, at more or less regular intervals, in reverse 
chronological order to form a mirror image in time of the original 
series. When the first issue, dating from 1983, is finally posted in 
several year's time, then this electronic archive will be complete.

issue directory:

project URL:

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Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 00:24:15 -0800
From: m e t a <>
Subject: 4 x 4 generative design

   4 x 4 generative design : beyond photoshop

   new artwork, writings, and code by -

adrian ward -

golan levin -

lia -

meta -


the computer screen is a compositional viewfinder. it can only see so much.

everything that appears there is constructed of code. text. language.

applications. file formats. operating systems.

while we are in front of the screen they become the basis of our behavior.
we can only do what the program and the operating system allow us to do.

we come to view these structures as absolutes, as independent entities. 

yet all this code, these formats and protocols and platforms,
are but one small visible aspect of a much larger structure.
a process.

a movement and flow that is completely dynamic and fluid and alive.

it is not our tools and technologies
but the rigidity of our preconceptions that limit us.

we define our systems in a rigid manner
forgetting all the while that our systems define us.

generative applications short-circuit this routine,
providing an escape from our own habitual behavior.

an escape from our own limitations
via a partial surrender of control.

the chaos and complexity and flux that permeates all of nature
is allowed to bleed into our most controlled and logical structures.

the programmer allows themselves to become programmed.

the designer allows themselves to become designed.



Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:13:40 +0900
From: Yukihiko Yoshida <>
Subject: Lindsay Kemp Webpage 

Dear list,

I have been moderating Lindsay Kemp website for while.
Lindsay Kemp was an artist known as a dancer and choreographer.
But he can be said "a transformation artist".
He is master of David Bowie and Kate Bush.
In 1967, he staged a show with David Bowie. This stage is 
known as "flowers" and this is origin of Jiggy Stardust . 

I will update my webpage little by little with the help of
the translator.

And the discussion group is ready. You can subscribe and 
support Lindsay.

My webpage's URL is

very Best Wishes from Tokyo

Yukihiko YOSHIDA

Petition:Martha Graham is still in danger/

- --Yuk;-)iko YOSHIDA
Yukihiko YOSHIDA
Artist/Systems Humanist/Generalist
Keio University,Graduate School for Media and Governance
Japanese Society for Dance Research
World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific /WDA-AP
  --Research and Documentation Network

Project Xanadu : working as an assistant

<Personal Projects:>
The moderator of Dance Mailing List:
Xanalogical Artists Society -- We Fight on ! --
e-mail address :
closest fax number: <:none>
current BGM:<Can't take my eyes off you/BoysTownGang>
Travel Path:<none>
currnet physical location:<fujisawa.kanagawa/Tokyo/JPN>
current physical status: < fine >
current GPS Coordinates:<.>
Citizen of World
"May to be force with you", Jedi
PGP Key <finger>
trans(c) Yukihiko Yoshida 2002


Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 14:30:26 +1100
From: geert lovink <>
Subject: hybrid vigor institute looking into interdisciplinary research methods

From: "Denise Caruso" <>
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 11:28 AM
Subject: Hybrid Vigor Institute receives NSF grant


CONTACT:  Denise Caruso or Diana Rhoten
The Hybrid Vigor Institute
+1 (415) 543-8113

28 February 2002

SAN FRANCISCO - The Hybrid Vigor Institute has been awarded $253,490 
by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct a one-year pilot 
study of interdisciplinary research methods.

The Hybrid Vigor Institute, founded in 2000, is a non-profit research 
organization dedicated to demonstrating and encouraging the practice 
of new, inclusive methods of problem solving and inquiry.

The study, titled "A Multi-Method Analysis of the Social and 
Technical Conditions for Interdisciplinary Collaboration," will 
investigate the social networks and anthropological conditions for 
interdisciplinary research at eight environmental research centers in 
the United States.

"We are delighted that the NSF is supporting this groundbreaking 
work," said Diana Rhoten, Ph.D., managing director of the Hybrid 
Vigor Institute, former director of the Master's program in 
international comparative education and an assistant professor in the 
School of Education at Stanford University. "Very little is known 
today about the mechanics of interdisciplinary research, yet the 
critical social, cultural and scientific questions that confront us 
today require an interdisciplinary approach. This project is a vital 
first step in learning how to conduct this type of research most 

Principal investigators for the study are Dr. Rhoten; Julian Orr, 
Ph.D., an organizational ethnographer formerly of Xerox PARC, and 
author of the book, "Talking About Machines: An Ethnography of a 
Modern Job"; and Denise Caruso, executive director of the Hybrid 
Vigor Institute.

Faculty advisors for the grant are:  John Seely Brown, Ph.D., former 
director of  Xerox PARC, and co-founder of the Institute for Research 
on Learning; Lisa Faithorn, Ph.D., manager of collaborative research, 
NASA Astrobiology Institute; Claire Fraser, Ph.D., president of The 
Institute for Genomic Research; Walter Powell, Ph.D., professor of 
education and affiliated professor of sociology and organizational 
behavior, Stanford University, and external professor, Santa Fe 
Institute; Denis Prager, Ph.D., president of Strategic Consulting 
Services and former director of health programs, the MacArthur 
Foundation; Steven Schneider, Ph.D., professor of biology and senior 
fellow of the Institute for International Studies, Stanford 
University; Margaret Somerville, Ph.D., professor of law and of 
medicine, McGill University, Montreal, founding director of the 
McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, and co-editor of 
"Trandisciplinarity: reCreating Integrated Knowledge"; Richard Zare, 
Ph.D., professor of chemistry, Stanford University, former chair 
National Science Board, co-founder of Stanford's Bio-X Program for 
Bioengineering, Biomedicine and Biosciences.

The NSF award was granted through the Division of Behavioral and 
Cognitive Sciences.

For information on the NSF study, contact Diana Rhoten, Ph.D., at +1 
415 543-8113, or via email at

The goal of the Hybrid Vigor Institute is to develop and codify a 
series of best practices for interdisciplinary research. Its focus is 
on questions which reside in the realms of earth systems and the 
environment; health determinants; human "perception", broadly 
defined; and interdisciplinary practice.

Serving on the board of directors of the Hybrid Vigor Institute are:

* Mark Anderson, president of Technology Alliance Partners and of 
Strategic News Service, the most accurate predictive newsletter 
covering the computing and communications industries, member of the 
Merrill Lynch TechBrains advisory board and a principal in the 
investment advisory firm Resonance Capital Management;

* Roger Brent, Ph.D, director and chair of the nonprofit Molecular 
Sciences Institute in Berkeley, which he co-founded with Sydney 
Brenner after more than 20 years as a professor at Massachusetts 
General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and advisor to various 
corporate and governmental bodies in the U.S. and abroad on 
functional genomics and computational biology;

* Katherine Fulton, a principal with Global Business Network, leading 
scenario, strategy and change projects in areas including publishing, 
financial services, education, health care, social services, 
telecommunications, broadcasting, consumer products, and philanthropy;

* Thomas Kalil, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science and 
Technology at UC Berkeley, charged with developing major new 
multi-disciplinary research and education initiatives, previously the 
Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for Technology and Economic 
Policy, and the Deputy Director of the White House National Economic 

* Richard Miller, who participated in some of the earliest technical 
design and development of computer based messaging and computer 
conferencing, now president of co-founded Breo Ventures LLC, a 
venture accelerator firm and consultancy which he co-founded; and

* Paul Rabinow, Ph.D., one of the most highly regarded cultural 
anthropologists in the field, professor (and former department chair) 
of anthropology at the UC Berkeley, where he has taught since 1978, 
and recipient of several fellowships, including a Guggenheim in 1980.

Serving on the Hybrid Vigor Advisory Council are:

* Nancy Adler, Ph.D., a professor of medical psychology in the 
departments of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of 
California San Francisco, and chair of the MacArthur Research Network 
on socioeconomic status and health;

* Andrew Blau, a consultant and strategist working with foundations 
to develop programs at the intersection of information technology and 

* Stewart Brand, co-founder and managing director of Global Business 
Network, president of The Long Now Foundation, and member of the 
Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Institute;

* Brian Greene, Ph.D., professor of physics and mathematics at 
Columbia University, author of the bestseller "The Elegant Universe", 
and former director of the Theoretical Advanced Study Institute;

* Michael Lerner, Ph.D., is a former Yale professor, recipient of a 
MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellowship, co-founder of the 
Commonweal Cancer Help Program and author of "Choices in Healing: 
Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complimentary Approaches to 

* Bruce McEwen, Ph.D, is the Alfred E. Mirsky Professor at 
Rockefeller University and head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken 
Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, heralded for making major 
scientific contributions to the field of neuroscience;
* Margaret Somerville, Ph.D., professor in both the Faculty of Law 
and the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Montreal, founding 
director of the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, and 
co-editor of a book called "Trandisciplinarity: reCreating Integrated 

* Richard Zare, Ph.D., the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in 
Natural Science at Stanford University, former chair National Science 
Board, council member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and a 
co-founder of Stanford's Bio-X Program for Bioengineering, 
Biomedicine and Biosciences.

More information on the Institute can be found at, by contacting Denise Caruso, executive 
director, at +1 415 543-8113, or via email at

- -- 
Denise Caruso
Founder & Executive Director
The Hybrid Vigor Institute
+1 415.543.8113 vox/fax


Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 12:19:22 -0800
From: Ron Goldin <>


I'm writing from SWITCH Journal at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media in 
San Jose, CA. I wanted to publicize the launch of a special project in the 
forthcoming issue of our publication. Below is a notice of the details. I 
was not sure where this should be sent to. Can you forward it to the 
appropriate locations for post on the nettime lists? Also please let me 
know where to send future emails for similar inquiries.



A curation of curating.
A collaboration exploring collaboration.
A collision of histories and personalities.

SWITCH,,  is pleased to announce 'Rivets+Denizens', 
a project which will be featured in the forthcoming issue(#17): Collaboration.

'Rivets+Denizens' concentrates on alternative curatorial models. The 
participants explore the issues surrounding collaboration as they pertain 
to both art practice and the curation of art-- including identity, 
ephemerality, authorship, taxonomy, interactivity, group decision-making. 
New models of collaboration are discussed such as open source, public 
curation, and cross-disciplinary involvement in curating and new media 
art-production. The structure and context of the show itself is a study of 
group identity, and the emergence of ideas and knowledge in a collaborative 
environment, with collaboration from two distinct angles of a system: Rivet 
and Denizen.

Initial participants include:

  Natalie Bookchin [CalArts, Action-Tank]
  Heath Bunting []
  Beryl Graham [CRUMB]
  Patrick Lichty []
  Lev Manovich [UCSD, author of "The Language of New Media"]
  Mark Napier and Liza Sabater []
  Christiane Paul [Whitney Museum of American Art]
  Joel Slayton [CADRE Laboratory, C5]
  Benjamin Weil [SFMOMA]
  Alena Williams []

All 17 issues of SWITCH, the first of which dates back to 1995, will be 
released on March 11th, 2002.

However, 'Rivets+Denizens' is *live* beginning February 26th. Essays by 
contributors serve both as a standalone publication and an instigator for 
discourse. 'Rivets+Denizens', as well as the archived issues that are 
currently available to the public, is currently under Contribution Launch: 
new topics and responses to the current contributions can be easily 
submitted with SWITCH's new interface and will be included in the March 
11th launch. After March 11th, SWITCH will continue to implement this open 
publication model.

contact info:

Ron Goldin []
Projects Curator, SWITCH Journal

Joel Slayton []
Director, CADRE Laboratory for New Media
Executive Editor, SWITCH Journal

CADRE Laboratory for New Media / SWITCH



Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 20:39:09 +1100
From: "Iva Pauker" <>
Subject: open society initiative

greetings nettimers,

i have stumbled on something that might be of interest - the open =
society institute is hosting a petition for open and free access to =
research reports, articles etc. online, (something i'm madly passionate =
about)  and i thought people might be interested to hear about it, and =
perhaps to even sign.  i've copied the explanatory text from the website =
for convenience, however, if you do wish to sign, you will have to go to =
the website to do so:  and follow the 'open access =
initiative' heading.
the petition has only been up for 2 weeks, and there are over a 1200 =
signatures already, mostly from academic staff and research students =
from various universities around the world, so that in itself is an =
impressive feat.

iva pauker


Budapest Open Access Initiative=20

An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an =
unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of =
scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in =
scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and =
knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make =
possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed =
journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by =
all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. =
Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, =
enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the =
poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay =
the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual =
conversation and quest for knowledge.=20

For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online =
availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to =
small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited =
collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is =
economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find =
and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their =
works vast and measurable new visibility, readership, and impact. To =
secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions =
and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature =
and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in =
the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner =
we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.=20

The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which =
scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, =
this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it =
also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put =
online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research =
findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to =
this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free =
availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, =
download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of =
these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, =
or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or =
technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to =
the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and =
distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be =
to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right =
to be properly acknowledged and cited.=20

While the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online =
without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, =
experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this =
literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of =
dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the =
scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong =
incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, =
foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing =
their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery =
models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall =
cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is =
attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.=20

To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two =
complementary strategies.=20

I. Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to =
deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a =
practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to =
standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines =
and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need =
not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find =
and make use of their contents.=20

II. Alternative Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a =
new generation of alternative journals committed to open access, and to =
help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. =
Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, =
these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to =
and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright =
and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they =
publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will =
not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods =
for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds =
for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund =
research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, =
endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of =
open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds =
freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional =
subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers =
themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the =
others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for =
other, creative alternatives.

Open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal. =
Self-archiving (I.) and a new generation of open-access alternative =
journals (II.) are the ways to attain this goal. They are not only =
direct and effective means to this end, they are within the reach of =
scholars themselves, immediately, and need not wait on changes brought =
about by markets or legislation. While we endorse the two strategies =
just outlined, we also encourage experimentation with further ways to =
make the transition from the present methods of dissemination to open =
access. Flexibility, experimentation, and adaptation to local =
circumstances are the best ways to assure that progress in diverse =
settings will be rapid, secure, and long- lived.=20

The Open Society Institute, the foundation network founded by =
philanthropist George Soros, is committed to providing initial help and =
funding to realize this goal. It will use its resources and influence to =
extend and promote institutional self-archiving, to launch new =
open-access journals, and to help an open-access journal system become =
economically self-sustaining. While the Open Society Institute's =
commitment and resources are substantial, this initiative is very much =
in need of other organizations to lend their effort and resources.=20

We invite governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, =
publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, =
and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of =
removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which =
research and education in every part of the world are that much more =
free to flourish.=20

February 14, 2002
Budapest, Hungary=20

Leslie Chan: Bioline International
Darius Cuplinskas: Director, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Michael Eisen: Public Library of Science
Fred Friend: Director Scholarly Communication, University College London
Yana Genova: Next Page Foundation
Jean-Claude Gu=E9don: University of Montreal
Melissa Hagemann: Program Officer, Information Program, Open Society =
Stevan Harnad: Professor of Cognitive Science, University of =
Southampton, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Rick Johnson: Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources =
Coalition (SPARC)
Rima Kupryte: Open Society Institute
Manfredi La Manna: Electronic Society for Social Scientists
Istv=E1n R=E9v: Open Society Institute, Open Society Archives
Monika Segbert: eIFL Project consultant
Sidnei de Souza: Informatics Director at CRIA, Bioline International
Peter Suber: Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College & The Free Online =
Scholarship Newsletter
Jan Velterop: Publisher, BioMed Central


Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 12:42:17 -0500
From: deKam <>
Subject: mois multi mov

newly released on

recorded live at the mois multi festival, quebec
oilwells, good old shoes, stuttering roy rogers

6.yr contrast adjustment:

live circa 1996
for drawings and turntables


Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 19:07:29 +0100
Subject: wettbewerb "evolutionaere zellen" 

- - evolutionaere zellen -

selbstbeauftragtes Gestalten gesellschaftlicher Perspektiven
ein mit 10.000 Euro dotierter Wettbewerb

Wie gestalten Sie Ihre Gesellschaft?

Neue Ansaetze zur Gestaltung der Gesellschaft entstehen haeufig unter
dem Druck aktueller gesellschaftlicher Verhaeltnisse oder als Versuch,
den eigenen Beduerfnissen, Wuenschen und Ueberzeugungen Ausdruck zu
verleihen. Alltaegliche oekonomische, familiaere und politische
Zusammenhaenge und Konventionen, Kommunikationsformen und
Arbeitsstrukturen werden zu eng oder erweisen sich als nicht geeignet,
um anstehende Probleme zu loesen oder Ideen gerecht zu werden.

Den gesellschaftlichen Ist-Zustand mit neuen Ideen veraendern zu wollen,
stoesst haeufig zunaechst auf Widerstand und fuehrt zu der Frage, welche
Form die Idee annehmen muss, um den eigenen Anspruechen zu genuegen und
andere zu ueberzeugen. Dementsprechend werden neue Ideen,
Weiterentwicklungen und gesellschaftliche Alternativen zuerst in
kleinen Zusammenhaengen entwickelt, in Form von "Modellen",
"gesellschaftlichen Inseln" oder "evolutionaeren zellen".

Der Wettbewerb sucht:

- - "evolutionaere zellen", anhand derer die Bedeutung von
Alltagswissen und die Uebernahme von Verantwortung deutlich werden.

- - "evolutionaere zellen", die durch produktives Querdenken und
Zweckentfremdung vorgegebener Bedingungen Missstaende thematisieren
und neue Ansaetze gestalten.

- - "evolutionaere zellen", die nicht Exempel irgendeiner Theorie sind,
sondern exemplarische Faelle der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit.

Wer kann am Wettbewerb teilnehmen?

Der Wettbewerb richtet sich, quer durch alle Sparten und Professionen,
an diejenigen, die gleich ob als Laien oder Profis, selbstbeauftragt
ihr gesellschaftliches Umfeld gestalten. Die gesuchte Vorgehensweise
ist dabei die der Autodidakten oder der "professionellen Dilettanten",
die sich auf eigensinnige Art und Weise eine neue/alternative Struktur
erarbeiten, um ihre Beduerfnisse und Ueberlegungen zu vermitteln und
so innovatives und kritisches Denken weiterentwickeln.

Der Wettbewerb ist ausgeschrieben von der
Neuen Gesellschaft fuer Bildende Kunst/Arbeitsgruppe finger
Einsendeschluss: 31. August 2002

Wettbewerbsformulare koennen gegen einen frankierten
Rueckumschlag unter folgender Adresse angefordert werden:
Neue Gesellschaft fuer Bildende Kunst e.V.
"evolutionaere zellen"
Oranienstr. 25
D-10999 Berlin

Infos zum Wettbewerb und Teilnahmeformulare als download unter:
mail to:

++++++++ english version ++++++++

- - evolutionaere zellen -

self-initiated design of social perspectives
a competition endowed with 10,000 Euro in prize money

How do you design your society?

New approaches to shaping social conditions often emerge under the
pressure of current social conditions, or out of a desire to express
individual needs, wants and convictions. Everyday economic, political
and family contexts and conventions, communication forms and work
structures become too narrowly defined or prove to be poorly suited
to solving actual problems or living up to ideas.

The desire to change the societal state of being with new ideas is
often met with initial resistance, leading to the question as to which
form an idea should assume in order to be convincing to others while
still satisfying one's own expectations. Accordingly, new ideas,
innovations and social alternatives are first developed and tested
in smaller contexts, in the form of societal "models", "islands"
or "evolutionaere zellen" (evolutionary cells).

The competition is looking for:

- - "evolutionaere zellen", which underline the importance of daily
awareness and the assumption of responsibility.

- - "evolutionaere zellen", which address societal grievances and offer
new approaches through constructive, innovative rethinking and
abstraction of given conditions.

- - "evolutionaere zellen", which do not exemplify any given theory,
but rather present exemplary cases of societal reality.

Who can take part in the competition?

The competition is open to persons from all fields and professions,
amateurs or professionals, who are actively contributing to the shape
of their social environment.
We are looking for autodidactic methods and "professional dilettantes":
people taking an individual and creative approach to developing new
or alternative social structures in order to express their needs and
convey their reflections, and so to further encourage innovative and
critical thinking.

The competiton is organized by the NGBK/Arbeitsgruppe finger
The deadline for entries is: August 31, 2002

The entry forms are available by sending a stamped,
self-addressed envelope to:
Neue Gesellschaft fuer Bildende Kunst e.V.
"evolutionaere zellen"
Oranienstraße 25
D-10999 Berlin.

More information about the competition and entry forms
as a download in pdf-format at:
mail to:


Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 10:21:06 -0800
From: "" <>

- --Boundary_(ID_283Lc/gR2KtZ0ymjAOrCjA)

Mediatopia: Networked Technology for the Creative and Critical
An on-line exhibition and symposium

Sparking and pulsing somewhere across the mediascape, freshly formed
from the collision and convergence of newer media arts, is Mediatopia.
Amongst the flowering of net art and exhibitions comes the writing of
books and papers, the creation of histories, the symposia, the
proliferation of departments and faculty positions,  and the acquisition
of new media by museums and institutions.  Looming in the wake of our
new-born fascination with digital methodologies comes a pixelated plane
filled with broken links and obsolete plug-ins.  What have we projected
upon this technological dream?  When we wake, do we come to an
experience charged with politics, technological decay, and obscurity of
medium and presentation?  Questions of power, position, and perception
arise in this dystopian meltdown.  Who has access to these
technologies?  Who is the expert or authority?  Who defines this media
work and how?  How do we preserve it?  What are the formats and
conventions?  What is the relationship between the individual and the
institution?  Can we differentiate between creative workers for capital
and comrades in the Arts?  Is there a safe site for play, pleasure, and
the artistic practice, and what is it's URL?

Mediatopia, overarching like a giant sci-fi plastic bubble, signifies
our desire to draw together all these disparate experiences and ideas
under the cozy warmth of the mother ship.  Creatives, technicians and
critical theorists are fascinated by these digital means.   The
residuals in this process creep into the canon of practice and are used
to define and construct an electronic world and a flesh filled one.
Therefore we ask questions and we manipulate information.  Join us in
this process.  We seek submissions of media art and digital critique.

Seeking---> Net Art & Critical Writing

Deadline for art or written work---> MAY 1st, 2002

1)  Critical Writing- Please submit relevant critical writing for
inclusion on the Mediatopia web destination.
2)  Net Art- Please submit recent work that utilizes or references net

Submission Requirements--->
Please go to-

For more information contact--->

Curated by Lara Bank and Andrew Bucksbarg for

Sample Topics for Net Art or Critical Writing--->

- - "All Those Awful Sites!" Amateurism, Democracy, and the Web
- - Artificial Intelligence- The Faux Brain
- - Big Business and the Little Guy- The Corporatization of the Net
- - The Boys Club of Technology, Join Today!
- - Capitalism vs. Dissemination
- - Collaborative Projects
- - Constructed Histories- "He Said, She said"
- - Convergent Bodies and the Institutional Brain
- - Corporate Fiction, Labor Realities
- - Cyburbanism
- - Convention and Standardization
- - E-femi-Net
- - Evolution?  Broken Links and Other Failures
- - Hacktivism, Piracy and Subversive Networks
- - Homomedia
- - Hypermedia
- - Internet Wilderness
- - "It Looks Good Above the Sofa!" The Commodification of Net Art
- - Limitations of Proprietary Technology
- - The Linguistics of Juxtaposition (Sampling)
- - The Mediabrain and Neural Networks
- - New Economy, New War, New Media and Everything New
- - Net Art in The Mobile Home Court
- - Netware
- - Network Surveillance
- - Net Tech for the Impaired
- - P2P 4 U
- - Pixel-Pushers and Button Monkeys:  Limitations of the Mouse Realm
- - Primitive Media/Old media/Future Media/Media Media
- - Special Effects for the Poverty Stricken, More With Less
- - Technological Decay, Preserving the Future
- - What Are People Saying: Creative Design/Artistic Process
- - Whatever Happened to Baby V.R.?
- - The Web, the Net, Visual Aids:  The Metaphors We Live By

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Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 07:09:15 +1100
From: geert lovink <>
Subject: Who Shot Immanence? - On Georg Paul Thomann

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From: das ende der nahrungskette <> =20
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 11:39 PM
Subject: Book: Who Shot Immanence? - On The Dynamics Of Appropriation
And Intervention In The Work Of Georg Paul Thomann.

Who Shot Immanence?

On The Dynamics Of Appropriation And Intervention In The Work Of Georg
Paul Thomann.

Since the early 1960s, Georg Paul Thomann (currently official Austrian
artist for the Sao Paulo Biennial 2002) has devoted himself to the grey
zones where systems intersect: the art (market), politics, economics,
pop, gaiety, vanity, good clean fanaticism, crisis, language, culture,
self-content, identity, utopia, Georg Paul Thomann, mania and despair.=20
In this context, Thomann's oeuvre is a manifestation of his own =
progression through and in the counter-cultures of the post-war era.
Little of his oeuvre is qualified to be memorised, kept or =
let alone shown in a museum. A good deal of it has simply been left by
the side of the road.

"Who Shot Immanence? - On The Dynamics Of Appropriation And =
In The Work Of Georg Paul Thomann" is the first analytical approach to
Thomann's intellectual drudgery. His works are non-dialectic dialectics
of distance and nearness, presence and absence, hostile take-over and
friendly separation, particularisation and formation of fractions and,
of course, the everlasting readiness for alliance. "Die and let live",
as he calls it himself. The book not only tries to analyse the various
biographic and pseudobiographic paths and modes of this 'Great
Disappearer',  but it also enquires into the relevance of Thomann's
"discursive undergrowth" for the time after the century of

With contributions of Martin Buesser, Stella Rollig, Roland Schoeny,
Stefan Grissemann, Lioba Reddeker, Peter von Trapp, Thomas Meinecke,
Zdenka Badovinac, Geert Lovink, Hans Temnitschka, Cosima Rainer, =
Nagula, Amina Handke, Andreas Findeisen, Johannes Ullmaier, Claudia
Slanar, Lorenz Seidler, Frank Apunkt Schneider, Gabu Heindl, Beat =
Tonki Gebauer, Didi Bruckmayr, Gerhard Stoeger, Thomas Raab, Christian
Kobald, and many more. German and english language.=20

The hardcover book contains an extensive biography of Georg Paul
Thomann, a glossary for the biography as well as 130 photographs and
images (some in colour).

Edited by Thomas Edlinger (FM4 Im Sumpf), Johannes Grenzfurthner
(monochrom), Fritz Ostermayer (FM4 Im Sumpf)

The book is being published by "edition selene".
Special offer: Until the official release date (March 13th), the book
will only cost 27 euros, app. 7 euros cheaper than the regular price ,
if you order directly at the publishing house  (--> <>  ).

Official presentation on March 13th in the Viennese club "B72".=20

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Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 00:19:38 +0100
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