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   Butler, Giddens, McRobbie and Foucault in Lego                                  
     geert lovink <>                                                                                                     
     Derek Holzer <>                                                     

   FW: Postmarked:  A Mail Art Project (for contacts from Lorne Falk)              
     monika fleischmann <>                                     

   Virtual People Smuggler - woomera2002                                           
     "" <>                                       

   Press Release                                                                   
     Dominique Fontaine <>                           

   The 2002 Call for Projects for Organizations                                    
     Dominique Fontaine <>                           

   {video} Palestine Land Day Rally in Wash DC (3.31.02)                                                                                

   Web Strike in Solidariy with Palestinian people                                 
     Gita Hashemi <>                                                    

   Bauhaus Kolleg goes to Sydney APPLY NOW                                         
     lenssen <>                                             


Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 08:42:25 +1100
From: geert lovink <>
Subject: Butler, Giddens, McRobbie and Foucault in Lego

From: "David Gauntlett" <>
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Hello, here's some news about developments at - - the website
of resources on media, gender and identity...


See four of your favourite theorists in Lego form.
You can even view the complete new Lego
construction set, Lego 5230 Anthony Giddens
In His Study. See


The collection of Trading Cards
continues to grow because visitors keep making
extra cards. Last month we added cards on
Pierre Et Gilles and Girl Power. This month we've
received a card about Deleuze and Guattari
which you can now see at


New resources include...

* A new essay on Ally McBeal by Judith Schroeter. Is 
the skinny lawyer a positive role model? The essay 
makes use of theory by Ulrich Beck.
* A new page discussing (post?)-feminist theorist 
Angela McRobbie.


The other resources continue to be revised and 
maintained too.

Many thanks for your interest,

Best wishes,

David Gauntlett


Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 18:47:00 +0100
From: Derek Holzer <>


Acoustic.Space.Lab is a networked, communications-art project exploring radio 
waves, satellite transmissions and the exploration of the atmosphere and of 
outer space. The core of the project is a large archive of audio, video, and 
radioastronomy data gathered at a Soviet-era 32m dish antenna in Latvia in the 
Fall of 2001. Various artists have been invited to work with, reinterpret, and 
remix this archive to create new projects which expand the network and invite 
artistic dialog.

March Update ::: Featuring new projects by :::

Johannes Heldén ::: Gunnar E
reMI ::: Klijstre 
reMI ::: Nejris
formatt ::: llab  
formatt ::: s_l
Ward Weis ::: Lost Connections
Derek Holzer ::: snake/s tail 2002
Locomotive ::: Horizon Scanned
Ambient TV ::: Matrix ASL
Mr. Snow/L'audible ::: Firmament
Worldtune ::: Interactive Sound Processing
SemiConductor ::: Domestic EMI 
STANZA ::: 20022002
Next Update: May 15 2002
Deadline for Submissions: May 1 2002
Contact for more information


>From August 4-12, 2001, twenty five media artists and activists from three 
different continents gathered together in the forests of western Latvia at the 
site of a Soviet-era 32meter dish antenna. Formerly used to spy on satellite 
transmissions between Europe and North America by the KGB, the antenna was 
abandoned and nearly destroyed when the Russians departed in 1994. The dish is 
currently under repair for civilan use as one of the top 5 most precise 
radiotelescopes in the world. Over the days of the symposium, Acoustic Space 
Lab participants used the dish in three main ways:

1) The dish was explored in an acoustic fashion. It's groans, buzzes and sirens 
were recorded, and the dish itself was used as a massive parabolic microphone 
to scan the surrounding environment. 

2) The dish was used in its 'original' fashion. Satellites from the INMARSAT 
network were located and snooped on. Analog mobile phones, ship to shore 
communications, air traffic control signals and data packet transmissions were 
monitored and recorded. 

3) The dish was used in its 'retrofitted' fashion. Jupiter, Venus, and (most 
sucessfully) the Sun were located and scanned using precise radioastronomy 
equipment operating in the 11 GHz range.

The Acoustic.Space.Lab was organized by the RIXC media lab in Riga, Latvia, 
with support from the Daniel Langlois Foundation, the Latvian Cultural Capital 
Funds, the Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center (LV), A Tehnolgijas 
(LV), the V2 Center for Unstable Media (NL), Kunstradio/Radio ORF (AT) and the 
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. 

Special recognition goes to Marko Peljhan + Project Atol and Dmitry Bezrukov 
for technical support, and to Rasa & Raitis Smits for their organizational 
*********end background***************


Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 08:55:59 +0100
From: monika fleischmann <>
Subject: FW: Postmarked:  A Mail Art Project (for contacts from Lorne Falk)

- ------ Weitergeleitete Nachricht
Von: Postmarked <>
Datum: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 13:59:23 -0800 (PST)
Cc: fleischmann@GMD.DE
Betreff: Postmarked:  A Mail Art Project (for contacts from Lorne Falk)

Dear Monika Fleischmann

We are a group of design students at the School of the
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, USA.  Lorne Falk
recommended that we contact you in regards to our
project that follows.

The events that occurred on September 11, 2001
prompted us to initiate a visual dialogue with other
nations in regards to the worldwide problem of
terrorism. To facilitate this dialogue we designed
Postmarked: A Mail Art Project.

As we discussed the ideas behind the project, the
following questions were raised: Who is a terrorist?
How does one view a terrorist?  What is an act of
terrorism?  We decided to focus on addressing these

In an effort to acquire a diverse group of responses,
we have compiled a database of countries and areas
categorized as having been exposed to non
state-sponsored acts of terrorism in the past 25
years. We decided to send packages of ten postcards to
five art schools in each of the more than eighty-five
countries, inviting a response. Art schools are the
primary focus because we are looking for a visual
response. We hope to spark a visual dialogue with our
peers in other countries.

In the end, our intention was to create a postcard
design that would invite the recipient to respond and
therefore create a correspondence that involves many
different participants, from many different nations,
all commenting on a universal issue.

We are currently mailing the postcards to institutions
of learning worldwide. We hope that our design will
inspire people from all over the globe to write, draw,
paint on, manipulate, or even create a new card, all
to be sent back to us. We will host an exhibition of
the responses in September 2002.

We are currently looking for artists who would like to
participate in the project. We are especially looking
for contacts at art institutions and thought you might
have some contacts either in Germany or other parts of
the world. If you can provide even one name and email
address, it will be very helpful.

In addition, if you or anyone else you know would like
to participate, please let us know, as it would be
greatly appreciated.

Thank you for you time and interest in our project.

Postmarked: A Mail Art Project


due to the merger of GMD, the German National Research Center
for Information Technology with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft,
our IMK Institute now comes with a modified name.
the email address changed.
all other addresses  and responsibilities remained.
please update your address book.
Thanks, Monika Fleischmann

Monika Fleischmann | Head of MARS - Exploratory Media Lab | |

Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication | Schloss Birlinghoven |
D-53754 Sankt Augustin | Germany | email: |
tel:x49-2241-14-3450 | fax:-2133 | mobile:01719751422 |
Secretary Erika Staedler: tel:x49-2241-14--2301 - the Internet Media Lab


Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 18:43:09 -0500 (EST)
From: "" <>
Subject: Virtual People Smuggler - woomera2002

from paul <>  <br />
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Date :    <br />
Sun, 24 Mar 2002 22:20:52 +0100  <br />
   <br />
   <br />
The Virtual People Smuggler [] - as<br />
is the case with 'people smuggling' generally - arose out of the need and desire to cross borders. In the first instance, to cross the borders of various noborder events and protests themselves, to create a space which was an adequate expression of the movements for the freedom of movement.<br />
<br />
Confined neither by geopolitical limits nor the standard aesthetics of<br />
protests, the Virtual People Smuggler pays tribute to the chatrooms, spoof sites, weblogs, online gaming, independent media as virtual, vital and, therefore, actual moments in the crossing of borders. In other words, as the experience encountered by people as they log in to virtual communities which are unrestrained by national borders, and also, thereby, as one of the forms in which protests (especially noborder protests and events) can and do occur.<br />
<br />
Crossing the distinction between 'virtual' and 'actual' (which denies the experience of virtual communities and communication as real, as both effective and affective), as well as celebrating the desire for freedom of movement (which results not only in clandestine travel arranged by people-smugglers in order to cross geopolitical borders, but also gave rise to the most successful salespitch for internet software), the Virtual People Smuggler asks, "Where do you want to go today?"<br />
<br />
destination :: woomera<br />
<br />
the first installment of the virtual people smuggler will take you to<br />
woomera (australia), where - during the easter weekend of 2002 - a protest festival will address a number of issues that are highlighted in this remote town in the desert of southern australia: internment of sans papier, indigenous struggles for land rights, uranium mining, missile testing, toxic waste dumping, and military surveillance.<br />
<br />
virtual people smuggler:<br />
<br />
woomera2002:<br />
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<br />


Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 14:22:05 -0500
From: Dominique Fontaine <>
Subject: Press Release

Pour la version française :

[ Veuillez excuser les envois multiples / apologies for cross-posting ]

**Press Release**


Montreal, March 28, 2002 - The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science,
and Technology and Époxy Communications are proud to announce they are
teaming up for the DVD-ROM **anarchive 2 - Michael Snow**, which will be
launched this fall. This co-production has been made possible thanks to
financial support from Telefilm Canada and assistance from Canadian Heritage
(the Museums Assistance Program) and the Canada Council for the Arts.

In collaboration with the artist Michael Snow, the Foundation has chosen a
selection of about 80 works to be illustrated and documented with images,
audio and video clips, and 2-D and 3-D animation along with documents from
the artist's archives. Époxy is handling the design, production and artistic
direction of the DVD-ROM whose interface is being partly designed by Michael
Snow. The DVD-ROM will include a comprehensive database of all works by the
artist, lists of exhibitions as well as an exhaustive bibliography. For
further details on this project, consult the Foundation's site:

Michael Snow is among Canada's leading artists. In March 2000, his film work
earned him one of the country's highest distinctions, the Governor General's
Award for visual and media arts. A multidisciplinary talent, Snow works as a
painter, photographer, filmmaker and musician. His 1967 film Wavelength
revealed him as one of North America's foremost avant-garde filmmakers.

In the past decade, Snow has taken part in all the major exhibitions
focusing on images in the contemporary world. Among these exhibits: Passage
de l'image (mounted by the Centre Georges Pompidou), Projections, les
transports de l'image (first presented at the Centre Le Fresnoy) and the
Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon (which in 1995 celebrated a century of
cinema). In addition, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Power Plant at
Harbour Front put on a joint retrospective called The Michael Snow Project.
Recently, a major retrospective on Snow, Panoramique : oeuvres
photographiques et films = Photographic Works and Films : 1962-1999, was
held in Europe. Last year, the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol, England,
presented Michael Snow: almost Cover to Cover, an exhibition that is now
touring England.

For the past two years, the Daniel Langlois Foundation has been involved in
developing and prototyping a bilingual DVD-ROM dedicated to Snow's work. The
disc will target the education market, particularly universities and art and
film schools. It is being produced in partnership with Anne-Marie Duguet of
the Université de Paris 1 (Sorbonne-Panthéon) and is part of anarchive, a
collection of CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs exploring contemporary artists and
created with their assistance. This series began with anarchive 1 -
Muntadas: Media Architecture Installations. Two other DVD-ROMs are now in
the works. The first, which Anne-Marie Duguet is also putting together,
looks at the work of Nam June Paik. The second, for which the Foundation and
Époxy have joined forces, investigates Snow's work.


The Daniel Langlois Foundation's purpose is to further artistic and
scientific knowledge by fostering the meeting of art and science in the
field of technologies. The Foundation seeks to nurture a critical awareness
of technology's implications for human beings and their natural and cultural
environments, and to promote the exploration of aesthetics suited to
evolving human environments. The Center for Research and Documentation
(CR+D) seeks to document history, artworks and practices associated with
electronic and digital media arts and to make this information available to
researchers in an innovative manner through data communications. 


Époxy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is a development
studio working in technology, culture and branding. Based in Montreal and
Paris, Époxy offers such services as branding, 2-D and 3-D graphic design,
graphic animation for new media and cinema, and interactive communications
(mobile telephony, Internet, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM). Its creative talent has
garnered Époxy many national and international awards. Époxy's diverse
client list includes Softimage, Avid Technologies, Getty images, Domtar,
Labatt Breweries, Orage, MindAvenue, Lightworks, Liberty, Interbrew, Papiers
Rolland and Dharma Resorts.

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Jean Gagnon, Director of Programs, Daniel Langlois Foundation  
Audrey Navarre, Assistant of the Director of Programs
(514) 987-7177,

Jean-Sébastien Ouellet, General Manager		
Époxy Communications	
(514) 866-6900, Ext. 222,

Valérie Gonzalo
(514) 626-6976,

Marie & June inc.
(514) 270-5005, 


We've sent you this press release to keep you abreast of activities at the
Daniel Langlois Foundation. If you wish to be taken off our mailing list,
simply reply to this message with the words REMOVE FROM MAILING LIST in the
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Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 14:47:05 -0500
From: Dominique Fontaine <>
Subject: The 2002 Call for Projects for Organizations 

Pour la version française :

[ Veuillez excuser les envois multiples / apologies for cross-posting ]

**Press Release**

The 2002 Call for Projects for Organizations 
The Daniel Langlois Foundation 

Montreal, March 29, 2002 - The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science,
and Technology is pleased to launch its 2002 call for projects for
organizations. The Foundation now has two calls for projects a year: one for
individual artists and scientists (the deadline is *January 31 annually*)
and one for organizations (the next deadline is *June 30, 2002*). 

The program for organizations has two components: the Exhibition,
Distribution and Performance Program for Organizations and the Program for
Organizations from Emerging Regions. There is one specific program guide and
application form for these programs, which can be found at

Finally, application information is now available in French, English and
Spanish. Applicants in the Program for Organizations from Emerging Regions
may submit their proposal in Spanish provided it includes a one-page summary
in French or English. Note that although the Foundation accepts proposals in
Spanish, all correspondence will be in English or French. 

Established in the spring of 1997 through an endowment provided by Daniel
Langlois, the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is
a private non-profit organization whose scope of activity is international.
The Foundation's purpose is to further artistic and scientific knowledge by
fostering the meeting of art and science in the field of technologies. The
Foundation would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that its
Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) is open to researchers
interested in multimedia and new technologies in the arts. For more
information, feel free to call us at (514) 987-7177 or e-mail us at

- - 30 -


Dominique Fontaine,
Program Officer for organizations
Jacques Perron,
Program Officer for individual artists or scientists 
T: (514) 987-7177 
F: (514) 987-7492


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Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 17:14:44 -0500
Subject: {video} Palestine Land Day Rally in Wash DC (3.31.02)

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Palestine Land Day Rally in Washington DC (3.31.02)
6 minute video:

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Yesterday I made this video for the local DC Indymedia.  I was 
fascinated by the number of Arab-American High schoolers from N 
Virginia attending.  The teen women were the most vocal and 
articulate of the bunch.

Also, the number of enlarged xerox prints of the Brazilian cartoon 
artist LaTuff used as placards was interesting.

LaTuff cartoons...

feel free to use the video link on a website, please just credit and 
link to as well


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  . . . . . . . . . . . .
jonathan prince


Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 17:31:28 -0500
From: Gita Hashemi <>
Subject: Web Strike in Solidariy with Palestinian people

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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" ; format="flowed"

This call is a forward without the attachments mentioned. The files 
can be downloaded from site.

- ----------

Hello All,

We, Internet users and Webmasters, announce a GENERAL STRIKE 
protesting the Israeli aggression against and in solidarity with the 
Palestinian people and leadership in Ramallah.

We urge you to join us in the strike, by sending this logo (attached) 
to as many people as you can, and stopping all the services given in 
your websites, while loading your websites into the strike page.

Please help us have affect on the world, by joining the strike. ONLY 

If you have a website, please join the strike, and replace the first 
page in your website with the files attached (index.html , 

(Here is one of the striking sites: ).

Thanks alot for your help,

Feel free to forward/print the logo.

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We must organize against the seige of Palestinian people by the 
Israeli army. Our silence implicates us in the genocide.
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Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 17:41:15 +0100
From: lenssen <>
Subject: Bauhaus Kolleg goes to Sydney APPLY NOW

> This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand
this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.

Last call for the 3. Trimester of the Bauhaus Kolleg III Serve City
>Urban Service Scapes - Personalized Service Zone<

Excursion to Sydney
June 5, through 14, 2002

Trimester program at the Bauhaus Dessau
June 19, through September 13, 2002

Application deadline
May 1, 2002

Since 1999, the Bauhaus Dessau offers a one year program focusing on key
issues of urbanism: the Bauhaus Kolleg. Transfer of knowledge as well as
research based on recent theoretical approaches, design concepts and
conceptual design are core points of the international and
interdisciplinary program. Contents are based on the annual key theme of
the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, which the Kolleg relates to a specific
project site. The Bauhaus Kolleg¹s strategy is twofold: interdisciplinary
teams create genuine contributions to urbanism and urban design. Thus,
participants acquire knowledge and abilities which en-able to handle new
professional challenges. The one year program is subdivided into three
separate trimesters which focus on theory and analysis, on concept, and on

For details of current program and application to the upcoming trimester
please see the following link:

Or contact

Ute Lenssen

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Project Manager

Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau

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


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