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Table of Contents:

   Call for works: Unfoldings                                                      
     carolyn guertin <cguertin {AT} gpu.srv.ualberta.ca>                                  

    ___ R E A L T O K Y O  MAIL MAGAZINE  Vol. 100___                              
     OZAKI Tetsuya <ozaki {AT} blue.ocn.ne.jp>                                            

   "waste of time" a new project.                                                  
     "k-hello.org" <nothing {AT} k-hello.org>                                             

   /// 0100101110101101.ORG /// The File That Wouldn't Leave                       
     PROPAGANDA {AT} 0100101110101101.ORG                                                 

                                                                                   
     x {AT} avu.cz                                                                        

   Article on patents/debate on copyright                                          
     Sandy Starr <Sandy.Starr {AT} spiked-online.com>                                     

   REALTOKYO mail magazine                                                         
     Andreas <andreas {AT} realtokyo.co.jp>                                               

   Creating New Knowledge Infrastructures: UofT KMDI International Public Lecture O
     "George(s) Lessard" <media {AT} web.net>                                             

   Arteroids in English and Portuguese                                             
     "Jim Andrews" <jim {AT} vispo.com>                                                   

   Writers wanted, readers needed                                                  
     "Zachie" <poetrylist_editor {AT} yahoo.com>                                          

   radio postings                                                                  
     Doug Henwood <dhenwood {AT} panix.com>                                               

   More Surveillance Stuff...                                                      
     s|a|m <sam {AT} myspinach.org>                                                       



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Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 18:09:13 -0600
From: carolyn guertin <cguertin {AT} gpu.srv.ualberta.ca>
Subject: Call for works: Unfoldings

Apologies for cross-posting

*

Unfoldings: An Exhibition of Information Art and Architectures
The Arts District, the City of Edmonton, Canada
February 2003

	Unfoldings are intrinsic dimensions that open indefinitely outward,
potentially encompassing an infinite expansion of space. Like an inflating
balloon, the computer interface is also a phenomenon whose infinite writing
surface is situated in ever-present temporal and incremental space,
perpetually dividing itself to reveal new moments of present-tense textual
time, and whose spatial dimensions are performed via the instantaneity of
mouse clicks and real time navigation. A temporal surface like the
interface is a self-contained discourse network and an organic system; such
a system is also familiar to us in the guise of the body, a system that is
both frame and material for its own performative narratives. This
expression of embodied presence is the world we navigate in an electronic
text. Virtual architectures call for a reunion of the mind and body in
space-time to heal the rift that has existed since RenÚ Descartes tore them
asunder. The text like the body rejects Cartesian dualism because the
text-as-body and the body-as-text write themselves and their archi-traces
as fluid expressions of the experiential and aesthetic realms.

	This kind of virtual architecture is an embodied fiction in both
cyberspace and the new media arts that inhabits a metaphysical dimension, a
dimension that allows us to insert ourselves -- like we do into memories.
Both Marcos Novak and Elisabeth Grosz call for an architecture of excess
for virtual space, one not contained or confined by the physical laws of
the real. Architecture of excess is a term that has traditionally been used
to describe imaginary architectures like Giovanni Battista Piranesi's
prisons, the Carceri d'Invenzione, or Hieronymous Bosch's visions of Hell.
Alternatively, Paul Virilio believes that there can no longer be
architectures of excess in a virtual age because we have moved into the
realm of 'post-architecture.' Paul Lunenfeld uses the term 'hybrid
architecture' to describe incursions of the virtual in real space, and
Marcos Novak uses the terms 'liquid architecture' and 'TransArchitecture'
to describe the new structures of and intrinsic to cyberspace. Once
architecture ceases to be material, there is nowhere to go but into virtual
constructs. Media theorists Mark Taylor and Esa Saarinen call the new
virtuality 'electrotecture.' Electrotecture, they say, blurs the boundaries
between building and builder, between programme and programmer, between
time and space. This latter term is perhaps the most useful and descriptive
terminology for constructs inhabiting the digital domain. Such an intense
preoccupation with architectures demonstrate that structures have not been
left behind as Virilio's term suggests, but instead have indeed been
redefined as more fluid, flexible, multiple, hybrid and complex, in part
through the interpolation of the dimension of time as a living system into
their forms.

	In virtual space, unlike Piranesi's Carceri, electrotectures are
infinite. The fold or the click is the systemic in the expanding
materiality of the somatic rooms of the interface. Unfoldings are dynamic
acts, the process of navigation in information space, and traces of
archi-writing contained therein. Unfoldings are both cartographic form and
behavioural dynamic, active motion and embodied context. They are
ultimately both the space of our interaction with the surface of the
interface and our interactive engagement with the mnemonic gestures they
represent and contain. Always operating within the framework of the visual,
unfoldings are an irreducible element -- gesture and membrane, link and
rupture -- between sensible codes.
__________________________

	You are invited to submit your own interactive new media unfoldings
to a show in the Arts District of the city of Edmonton, Canada in February
2003. Preference will be given to original electronic works created
specifically for this exhibit, but previously exhibited works will be
considered. Submissions may be web-based or on CD-ROM or other portable
media for on-site display in a public venue.
	The deadline for electronic or snail mail submissions dated no
later than 15 December 2002. Send the work and/or its link along with a
300-word abstract, biographical details, c.v. and/or website URL to:

Carolyn Guertin, Curator
Department of English
University of Alberta
3-5 Humanities Centre
Edmonton AB T6G 2E5

cguertin {AT} ualberta.ca

Please do not send works as e-mail attachments.

___________________________________________________
Carolyn Guertin, Dept of English, University of Alberta, Canada
E-Mail: cguertin {AT} ualberta.ca; Voice: 780-438-3125
Website: http://www.ualberta.ca/~cguertin/

Assemblage, The Online Women's New Media Gallery, at trAce:
http://trace.ntu.ac.uk/traced/guertin/assemblage.htm



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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 13:49:34 +0900
From: OZAKI Tetsuya <ozaki {AT} blue.ocn.ne.jp>
Subject:  ___ R E A L T O K Y O  MAIL MAGAZINE  Vol. 100___

R    E    A    L    T    O    K    Y    O    MAIL MAGAZINE
_____10_18_2002_Fri_vol.100___________ http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/



[This Week's Index]

(1) Out of Tokyo
Vol. 048: Backstage Fascinations

(2) Event Pick of the Week
Adachi Tomomi sings John Cage

(3) Tokyo Visitors' Book
Jang Jin


This week's RT Picks:

art+cinema+music+stage+design+town = 42 events
including 13 new ones!
Plus new entries on our 'book/disk' page.

Check them out!

http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/


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(1) Out of Tokyo
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Vol. 048: Backstage Fascinations

The Sainokuni Kylian project "KYLIAN - NDT Festival 2002" has just ended. I 
think
it was an immensely meaningful event that gave another evidence of each of the
three age-separated companies' skills, and besides this introduced us to 
Prague-born
choreographer Kylian's romanticist roots. The latter fact became clear 
especially in
NDT I's performance of the 1978 work "Symphony of Psalms." The 
stylistically excellent,
beautiful piece is made up of eight couples who are voluptuously dancing to 
Igor
Stravinsky's music. It was very interesting to see that the image of female 
dancers
flying high above the stage, as we know it from recent works, was used also 
in early
pieces such as this one.

Read more at:

http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/en/column/ozaki48.htm


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(2) Event Pick of the Week
===============================================================

Adachi Tomomi sings John Cage

One of the absolute authorities of contemporary music, John Cage has released a
collection of a number of solo pieces for voice, adequately titled "Song 
Books."
In this concert, voice performer Adachi Tomomi sings excerpts of these pieces.
This might sound like any conventional concert, but you have to be aware 
that we're
talking about Cage and Adachi. The artist himself emphasizes that these 
works are
"no 'songs' as we know them," and I think we can expect a very experimental
performance that also employs computers and self-built instruments. 
Admission is
free, but you are welcome to donate a few yen like at a street performance.
I'm looking forward also to the party and the charity auction after the 
concert.
- -- Oz

http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/event_cgi/ev_viewE.cgi?2,1345


================================================================
(3) Tokyo Visitors' Book
================================================================

Theatre and film director Jang Jin from Seoul was in Tokyo for the "Korean
Contemporary Play, Drama Reading Vol.1" event. The program included his early
theatre work "Mudabone," while his next film "Guns & Talks (Killodul we 
suda)" is
scheduled to be shown in Japan in 2003.

Check his answers in the "Tokyo Visitors' Book" section, to access from the 
Top page
or from the pull-down Menu:

http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/


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

Next week on RT:

- - Tokyo Editors' Diary

- - Presents

and more$B!D(B

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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 06:44:33 -0400
From: "k-hello.org" <nothing {AT} k-hello.org>
Subject: "waste of time" a new project.

What is the best tool to write on internet?

Facing topics as abstract production, imagination, uselessness and lack 
of beuty, www.k-hello.org gives his own opinion.

url: www.k-hello.org
project:  waste of time

regards.


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Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 20:10:05 +0200
From: PROPAGANDA {AT} 0100101110101101.ORG
Subject: /// 0100101110101101.ORG /// The File That Wouldn't Leave





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>>> 0100101110101101.ORG / The File That Wouldn't Leave


Satanism, Paedophilia, Cyber Inquisition and Cultural Terrorism
in the amazing story of
The File That Wouldn't Leave
You won't believe it!


The 4th March 2002, 0100101110101101.ORG is forced to immediately erase
from its server the file containing Luther Blissett's book "Lasciate che
i bimbi" ("Let The Children. Paedophilia as a pretext for a witch
hunt").

The server hosts the (un)complete archive of the Luther Blissett Project
1994-2000 (http://www.LutherBlissett.net). The imposition comes from the
international Internet provider PSInet, with the threat of cutting
0100101110101101.ORG's connectivity. The excuse is that the content of
the book is "illegal and defamatory and relating to paedophilia". The
named book analyses instead how the creation of emergencies becomes a
way to establish more restrictive laws and censorship, both in the real
world and on the Internet. The book comes to the conclusion that the
paedophilia phenomenon has been amplified and magnified resulting in a
repressive crusade towards all individual liberties.

The File That Wouldn't Leave is the story of one of the case of subtle
censorship obtained trough the serves Net Abuse Policies, that allows to
impose the removal from a website of any material considered defamatory,
obscene, pornographic, paedophile or simply inconvenient. The
pyramid-like Internet connectivity system allows any server, by simply
sending an email message, to start a chain reaction of removing requests
that, threatening to cut the connectivity, starts from the upper level
server downwards, to reach any single website that hosts the named
material. Whereas no server is supposed to verify the truth of the
accusation, any server has the right of imposing the removal to the
lower ones.

The File That Wouldn't Leave shows how censorship develops and where it
can lead.




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/// http://residence.aec.at/kop


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# Anything has been said about this renegade cyber-entity,
# accused of being "simple thief", dubbed as "media dandy"
# and "cultural terrorists" or, simply, "shit".
# 0100101110101101.ORG is the author of some of the most
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# creation and diffusion, at the opening of the 49th
# Venice Biennial, of the computer virus "biennale.py" or
# the memorable theft of the art gallery Hell.com.




/// PROPAGANDA /// HTTP://WWW.0100101110101101.ORG ///







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Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 15:44:05 +0200
From: x {AT} avu.cz

"EXHIBITION" by Michael Bielicky       http://exhibition.avu.cz/

25.10.2002 -3.1.2003   Paris  Espace Electra   and  the Web


"EXHIBITION" is an online project .A web cam and an old bread mill are
installed on a table. The visitor enters the room and sits on the chair.
She/he turns the handle of the mill and trough this she/he creates an image
of her/him self. This image is automatically up loaded to the web page
where all images of the visitors will be stored. Each of the images will be
framed by an old frame. The spectator see on the wall a projected image of
that web site. The visitor generally comes to the gallery or to a museum to
see an art piece. But instead of seeing a piece of art he/she him/her self
becomes an object of an EXHIBITION in another cultural space which is the
Internet. Anybody in the net can also see the "album" of the images. The
Internet connection is made by ADSL link. The interface (the mill) was made
by Milan Gustar. The software and the design was created by Vaclav Vancura.


"Exhibition" is a contribution to a show  "Laterna Magika" (historical and
contemporary electronic media art from Czech Republic)  in Paris at Espace
Electra.

Opening:  25.10.2002  at 7pm

EDF - Espace Electra
6 rue Rcamier - 75007 Paris
tl: 01 53 63 23 45
Mtro: Svres-Babylone


 



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Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 12:08:00 +0100
From: Sandy Starr <Sandy.Starr {AT} spiked-online.com>
Subject: Article on patents/debate on copyright

I thought that you might be interested in the following new article on
spiked:


 - PATENT PROBLEMS -
   by Sandy Starr

   How intellectual property rights are used to stifle innovation.
   http://www.spiked-online.com/articles/00000006DAE8.htm



Also, the online debate 'Copyright in the digital age', hosted by the online
publication spiked and sponsored by the European Commission research project
RightsWatch, continues. The debate can be found at:

   http://www.spiked-online.com/copyright


   The debate's initiating papers, which make the case for and against
self-regulation on the internet, are written by:

 - DAVID STOLL - composer, board director at British Music Rights
 - SANDY STARR - coordinator, spiked-IT


   Nine commissioned responses to the debate, written by experts in the
field of copyright, have been published. These responses are written by:

 - NORMAN LEWIS - director of technology research, Freeserve.com plc
 - DR DAVID TOURETZKY - Carnegie Mellon University
 - MARK ISHERWOOD - director and co-founder, Rightscom Ltd
 - MICHAEL FRAASE - partner, Arts & Farces LLC
 - DR CHRIS EVANS - founder, Internet Freedom
 - JULIA HÍRNLE - Institute for Computers and Communications Law
 - PROFESSOR GIOVANNI COMAND╔ - chair, Southern Europe RightsWatch Working
Group
 - PROFESSOR PETER BLUME - chair, Northern Europe RightsWatch Working Group
 - GREGOR CLAUDE - researcher, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths
College
 

   Several reader responses have also been published.

   The debate, although moderated, is open to contributions from anybody.
Contribute by clicking on 'Join the debate' in the right-hand menu.

   All debate contributions will be permanently archived.


Sandy Starr
spiked Ltd
http://www.spiked-online.com

Email: Sandy.Starr {AT} spiked-online.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7269 9234
Fax: +44 (0)20 7269 9235


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Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 07:03:54 +0900
From: Andreas <andreas {AT} realtokyo.co.jp>
Subject: REALTOKYO mail magazine

R    E    A    L    T    O    K    Y    O    MAIL MAGAZINE
_____10_25_2002_Fri_vol.101___________ http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/




[This Week's Index]

(1) Tokyo Editors' Diary
Baba Masataka ("A") vol. 005

(2) RealCities
from Paris: Fukuda Miki

(3) Event Pick of the Week
Ex Maquina: The Other Side of the Moon



This week's RT Picks:

art+cinema+music+stage+design+town = 46 events
including 11 new ones!
Plus new entries on our 'book/disk' page.

Check them out!

http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/



===============================================================
(1) Tokyo Editors' Diary
===============================================================

Baba Masataka ("A" magazine) vol. 005

I've written a book. It's kind of a concept book for the "R-project,"
and as the subtitle suggests it's a collection of case studies on how
to 'recycle cities.' I've approached the matter not only from the
design point of view, but discussed also aspects such as real estate
and administrative measures, and even included studies of how the
opening of a little restaurant on a street corner can affect the city's
atmosphere.

Read more at:

http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/en/diary/0014-henshucho.htm


===============================================================
(2) RealCities
===============================================================

from Paris: Fukuda Miki on William Forsythe's Decision

As a result of his dispute with the city of Frankfurt over his
assignment as the Ballett Frankfurt's artistic director, William
Forsythe announced at the end of August that he is not going to
renew the contract that expires in 2004. Forsythe has been the
ensemble's director since 1985, and in his international activities
that include also the director's position at a new theatre called
"TAT" since 1998, he has played his role of the cultural
ambassador of Frankfurt in an indisputably excellent manner.

Read more at:

http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/english/cities/f_cities.htm


===============================================================
(3) Event Pick of the Week
===============================================================

Ex Maquina: The Other Side of the Moon

Here's a piece by contemporary theatre wizard, Robert Lepage,
performed for the first time in Japan. The keyword is "Lepage Magic."
Once this magic takes effect, the whole space starts transforming
with Lepage's excellent visual expressions, stimulating the viewer's
borderless powers of imagination. Outstanding is also the
magnificence with which this piece illustrates the 20th century as an
era of two opponent poles, portraying two brothers' confrontation
and reconciliation, and the transition of former Soviet space
development programs. When you hear now that, above all this, the
music is by Laurie Anderson, you'll realize that in case you're into
either theatre, music, or technology, this is one event you shouldn't
miss.
- -- Aso Chimaki

http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/event_cgi/ev_viewE.cgi?3,616


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Next week on RT:

- - Tokyo Editors' Diary

- - Out of Tokyo

- - Presents

and more$B!D(B

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Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 21:46:25 -0500
From: "George(s) Lessard" <media {AT} web.net>
Subject: Creating New Knowledge Infrastructures: UofT KMDI International Public Lecture Oct. 31st

Participatory design in non-profit and commercial settings
Creating New Knowledge Infrastructures: 
LIVE on-line KMDI International Public Lecture Oct. 31st

The series will be webcast using ePresence: the interactive 
webcasting system designed and developed in KMDI's ePresence 
Lab. Please note that this lecture will be a 'live broadcast only.'  For 
information on attending the event please visit our site at 
http://www.ePresence.kmdi.utoronto.ca  
Please note that the system works optimally using Internet Explorer. 
We are working to provide full support under Netscape and Opera. 
Registration
http://www.epresence.kmdi.utoronto.ca/netscape/register_form.asp
Webcasts
http://www.epresence.kmdi.utoronto.ca/netscape/live.asp
Archives
http://www.epresence.kmdi.utoronto.ca/netscape/archived.asp

The Knowledge Media Design Institute has begun an iterative, user-
centred design and research project with the goal of making 
webcasting: 

Highly interactive 

More engaging 

Accessible in real-time and later via structured, navigable, 
searchable archives 

Useful for knowledge transmission, building, and sharing 
Scalable and robust.

Work to date, supported by the Bell University Laboratories at the 
University of Toronto, has succeeded in the creation of a viable and 
innovative webcasting infrastructure. This includes support for 
video, audio, and slide broadcasting; slide browsing and review; 
submitting questions, integrated moderated chat, and a prototype of 
the automated creation of event archives.

Sample applications include the use of Internet broadband 
transmission for:

Distance learning, e.g., lifelong learning, continuing medical 
education 

Presentations by global corporations, e.g., annual meetings, analyst 
briefings 

Briefings for the public, e.g., health and safety information

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Series: Knowledge Media Design: Creating New Knowledge 
Infrastructures

Thursday, October 31, 2002
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.EST

Speakers:
Jeanette Blomberg and Randall Trigg

Title:
Participatory design in non-profit and commercial settings

Abstract: Participatory Design of technical systems developed in
Scandinavia as part of the workplace democracy movement of the 1970s. Much
of the research carried out during that period and since has been a
collaborative effort between academic researchers and selected
organizational members and workgroups, often within the context of
workers' movements.  However, over the years attempts have been made to
introduce participatory design approaches within commercial and non-profit
settings where the connection to workers' movements and workplace
democracy is less clear. In this talk we discuss the challenges we have
faced in adapting participatory design practices and perspectives to these
differing contexts, highlighting the similarities and differences. We
address questions such as: Who can and should participate? What
constitutes participation?  Where does a concern for workplace democracy
fit in? How do time and budget limit the possibilities? And what
constitutes success?

Bios: Jeanette Blomberg is a Professor of IT and Work Practice at the
Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden where she teaches, advises
graduate students and provides guidance for the Work Practice Laboratory.  
She recently founded a research and design consulting practice
specializing in practice-based approaches to the design of products,
services and organizational processes. Previously Jeanette was Director of
User Experience Research at Sapient Corporation where she helped establish
and managed the Experience Modeling group in San Francisco.  Jeanette was
also a founding member of the Work Practice and Technology group at the
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Her research has explored issues
in social aspects of technology production and use, ethnographically
informed design, participatory design, user-centered design, and workplace
studies.  She has published on these topics, given invited talks, and
offered workshops in the U.S and Europe on the topic of aligning
ethnography and design.  Jeanette received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from
the University of California, Davis where she taught courses in cultural
anthropology and sociolinguistics.

Randy Trigg is Research Analyst, database architect, and de facto IT
department at the Global Fund for Women, a San Francisco-based grantmaking
foundation that supports women's human rights organizations around the
world.  At the Global Fund and in his consulting practice with non-
profits, Randy designs and develops fundraising and grantmaking databases.
He practices participatory design, an approach to technology development
in close collaboration with current and prospective users, which he
learned while working as an associate professor at the University of
Aarhus in Denmark.  As a researcher in the Work Practice & Technology area
at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, he conducted work practice studies
with an interdisciplinary team of anthropologists and computer scientists.  
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in computer science
and has published in the areas of participatory design, computer supported
cooperative work, hypermedia, and tailorable computer systems.  Together
with Kaj Gr°nbŠk he co-authored From web to workplace: Designing open
hypermedia systems, MIT Press.

Location:
The Lecture Theatre, Room BA1180 [1st floor]
Bahen Centre for Information Technology
University of Toronto
40 St. George St.

The series will be webcast using ePresence: the interactive webcasting
system designed and developed in KMDI's ePresence Lab. Please note that
this lecture will be a 'live broadcast only.' For information on attending
the event please visit our site at ePresence.kmdi.utoronto.ca

The series is free, but we ask that you register at info {AT} kmdi.utoronto.ca
to receive announcements of upcoming lectures, or check our web site at
www.kmdi.utoronto.ca/events.htm


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Archives
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February 13, 2002: Designing online facilities that really leverage
learning February 27, 2002:Educational Webcasting: Technology, Process,
Uses, and Issues. March 6, 2002: If a classroom could listen, would anyone
care?  Experiences with eClass March 13, 2002: Systems Supporting Student
(and Public)  Engagement with Research. March 27, 2002: Metadata, objects
and repositories: Steps towards the Semantic web in Education April 3,
2002: Are Physicians Right When They Think They are Right? Implications
for Medical Education and Informatics April 9, 2002: The K-12 Classroom of
the Futur April 17, 2002 The impact of e-learning on the university
campus:  measuring the costs and benefits Oct 3, 2002: Advanced user-
interface design development for next- generation phone/ PDA mobile
devices Oct 17, 2002: Designing culture: The Technological Imagination at
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Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 23:13:14 -0700
From: "Jim Andrews" <jim {AT} vispo.com>
Subject: Arteroids in English and Portuguese

Arteroids is in English and Portuguese at  http://www.arteonline.arq.br/museu/arteroids from Rio
in Brazil.

The soundtrack in Arteroids is all voice and digital razor blade work. A type of sound poetry.

Arteroids is the battle of poetry against itself and the forces of dullness in 'game mode'.

In 'play mode', use 'Word For Weirdos' to save poetry from yourself. Adjust the velocity of
meaning to your level of strange. Adjust friction to the slipperyness of your id entity. Adjust
the density to your level of textual atonceness.

Good luck!

ja
http://vispo.com


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Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 02:00:13 -0500
From: "Zachie" <poetrylist_editor {AT} yahoo.com>
Subject: Writers wanted, readers needed


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your pens, and dust off your reading glasses 
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or simply someone who loves poetry in general read 
on because Poetrylist will fit your needs.  Poetrylist is an online
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able submit works and read and rate others.  Readers are able to enjoy the
art form that they love so much.  

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Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 17:15:15 -0400
From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood {AT} panix.com>
Subject: radio postings

Freshly posted to my radio archive 
<http://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html>:

Interviews from October 17, 2002 marathon special, The World 
According to W. Broadcast as a two-hour special, part of WBAI's 
fundraising marathon, a third of the show was taken up by begging for 
money, something web listeners wouldn't want to endure. So I've 
posted only the interviews with:

TARIQ ALI and NOAM CHOMSKY, who (in separate interviews) put the 
impending war on Iraq in historical and strategic context - what Bush 
is after, how it relates to long-standing U.S. policies, relations 
between the U.S. and its allies, and what might be next on the 
agenda. ALI also talks about the gains by religious parties in the 
Pakistani elections, and CHOMSKY talks about the reasonably good 
prospects for an antiwar movement in a country that's "incomparably 
more civilized" than it was 40 years ago. CYNTHIA ENLOE offers a 
feminist analysis of the militarization of our society - what its 
symptoms are, how sometimes people out of uniform are more 
militarized than those wearing it, and ways to demobilize our minds 
and our culture.

You have several options to listen - streaming or downloadable, hi-fi 
or lo, individual interviews or the whole set.

Also just posted, the October 3 show, in which former HMO top doc 
Linda Peeno talks about denying care to the sick to maximize profit.

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Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 12:39:26 +1000
From: s|a|m <sam {AT} myspinach.org>
Subject: More Surveillance Stuff...


Hi again,

Another email to promote some audio stuff :)

All the audio from the CityState: Surveillance and Social Control 
conference in Melbourne is now available online. The audio is presented in 
a way they can be used as a lecture series on radio.

Check out www.citystate.org for more...

Also, some of the speakers from the CityState events (Sydney and Melbourne) 
are part of Triple J Radio Surveillance Feature. JJJ has a section 
dedicated to their Surveillance Series... Check out

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/morning/features/surveillance/

There's a forum space there - and it would be great for comments...

Thanks Sam :)

ps. Check out the program on JJJ below:

- ----

Here's the run down on what is on JJJ - hopefully it will be archived on 
the J site, or otherwise, you may find them at the CityState site.


STORIES

Monday, October 21
Program 1: Who is watching in Australia?
Next time you're shopping in the city, cast your eyes upwards. More than 
likely you'll see a camera watching you. In this program we focus the lens 
on close circuit television in Australia and ask who is watching and why?

Program 2: Smile! You're on.
Start spreading the newsůClose Circuit Television runs rampant in the city 
of New York. We take a tour with the New York Surveillance Camera players, 
a group in New York who perform in front of surveillance cameras as a form 
of protest.

Tuesday, October 22
Program 3: Barcoding Flesh
Biometrics. No, it's not a form of aerobics. Think Tom Cruise getting his 
eyes scanned in Minority Report. That's biometrics technology in a nutshell 
and the latest type of surveillance technology. Forget ID cards, the best 
identifier available is you - or is it?

Wednesday, October 23
Program 4: The Surveillance Society
Getting unsolicited mail in your letterbox from companies who somehow have 
your details. Getting a fine in the mail for running a red light. These 
days we are monitored and tracked more than ever. In part 4 of the series 
we explore the idea of living in a surveillance society.

Thursday, October 24
Program 5: We know who you are...
Who is big brother and does he have any cousins? In this program we look at 
images of big brother and surveillance in the popular mind. Why is the 
question " who is watching? " such a good yarn for the big and small screen?

Friday, October 25
Program 6: The Future
What are the future imaginings of surveillance in society? In the final 
part of the series, we look at the implications of living in a surveillance 
society. Will surveillance technologies change the way we live and what 
kind of world does the use of these technologies point to?


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