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   Brainstorming_Session:_ART_&_SCIENCE._Nomadic_Transition?
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

   Wiener_Festwochen_2003=3A_Publikumsgespraech
     Paulischin Katharina <k.paulischin {AT} festwochen.at>                               

   Open Cultures :: Conference Announcement                                        
     Felix Stalder <felix {AT} openflows.org>                                             

   PSY-GEO-CONFLUX: New York City, May 8-11                                        
     David Mandl <dmandl {AT} panix.com>                                                  

   Colored Black and White lecture by Helen Toribio Sat. April 12 3pm  {AT}  Balboa Park
     "Fatima Lasay" <digiteer {AT} ispbonanza.com.ph>                                     

   [Thundergulch Conference] The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies 
     Wayne Ashley <washley007 {AT} yahoo.com>                                             

   Cybersonica 2003                                                                
     richard barbrook <richard {AT} hrc.wmin.ac.uk>                                       

   ATC  {AT}  UCB: Ant Farm, Monday 7:30pm                                              
     Ken Goldberg <goldberg {AT} ieor.berkeley.edu>                                       

   Siva Vaidhyanthan: An Anarchist in the Library                                  
     "Steve Dietz" <steve.dietz {AT} walkerart.org>                                       


   ELECTRE and MAGNETE symposium                                                   
     Charles Halary <halary.charles {AT} uqam.ca>                                         



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Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 10:04:30 -0700
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Brainstorming_Session:_ART_&_SCIENCE._Nomadic_Transition?= =?iso-8859-1?Q?s=2C_10.-12._April_2003=2C_Z=FCrich=2C_HGKZ?=

From: "René Stettler" <stettler {AT} centralnet.ch>
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 9:56 AM
Subject: Brainstorming Session: ART & SCIENCE. Nomadic Transitions, 10.-12.
April 2003, Zürich, HGKZ


BRAINSTORMING SESSION: THE INTERFACE OF ART AND SCIENCE

www.nomadic-transitions.ch (for late registering and program)

PLEASE JOIN US!!!

DATE: THURSDAY APRIL 10, 2003 at 17.00 HRS

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, Auditorium

TOPIC: ART AND SCIENCE

The Interface between Art and Science / Die Schnittstelle zwischen Kunst und
Wissenschaft

MODERATORS: Otto E. Rössler and René Stettler

ABSTRACT

Normally, an abstract is about a thesis. This abstract is for a brain
storming session and it intends to raise questions for which we expect
answers. Such as: Is there an interface between art and science and if there
is: Is it of common (social) interest and how should we introduce the common
ground? If we speak about "the two cultures" (C.P. Snow) of the humanities
and the sciences, shouldn't we rather speak today about the "two hundred and
two cultures"? (St. Collini). How absurd is today's specialization in
science? Is one of the problems that scientists hardly ever look at
fundamental questions, but rather concentrate on details and modifications
of their systems? (David Bohm). Is it true as some claim that contemporary
art is similarly resistant to outside interpretation and is therefore
completely self-referential, disconnected from our recent situation of
increased communication and interdisciplinarity? Is art influenced by
science and if there is such a convergence is it mutual? Do the recent
movements in the digital media arts, which apply new methods, new
technologies and concepts give rise to a new dialogue, one, which could open
up new doors between art and science? Therefore, how should the production
of knowledge be pursued in both science and art? - Do we ultimately need a
different look at the world? And how should this different look be? -

 Otto E. Rössler, Chaos Theory, University of Tübingen, Germany / René
Stettler, Artistic Director, Neue Galerie Luzern, Lecturer HGKL.

We thank Christa Sommerer, Sir Roger Penrose, Peter Weibel and the late
David Bohm and Vilém Flusser for stimulation.

Tübingen and Lucerne, February 2003

BIO

Otto E. Rössler, born an Austrian in Berlin, finished his medical studies
with an immunological dissertation in Tübingen in 1966. In 1975, Art Winfree
initiated him into chaos. A tenured faculty position in theoretical
biochemistry at the University of Tübingen came in 1976, after he had
published his paper on the "simplest" chaotic attractor (as Ed Lorenz later
put it). A member of the Santa Fe Institute and a fellow of the
International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and
Cybernetics, the author has published about 250 scientific papers in various
fields - including biogenesis (1971), dynamical automata (1972), artifical
life (with an equation for a brain in 1974), artifical persons (1996) and
quasar theory (current). (Lampsacus, hometown of mankind on the Internet, is
a dream: http://www.cs.wayne.edu/~kjz/lampsacus/.

René Stettler is the founder and director of the Neue Galerie Luzern an
institution at the cutting edge between art and science. The New Gallery of
Lucerne defines itself as a «cultural laboratory». It is not connected
exclusively with one or more faculties, but aims to involve people from all
faculties, schools of thought and walks of life in a critical dialogue
concerned with art, technological innovation, science and society which they
have long sought themselves but for which there has been no point of contact
to date. Its activities are concerned with new challenges posed by widely
varying fields of knowledge and research as advanced theory, telematic
networks and artifical life. It organizes the Biennial International
Symposium of Science, Technics + Aesthetics. Internet Domain:
http://www.neugalu.ch.





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Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 14:38:16 +0200 
From: Paulischin Katharina <k.paulischin {AT} festwochen.at>
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Wiener_Festwochen_2003=3A_Publikumsgespr=E4ch_f?= =?iso-8859-1?Q?orumfestwochenff?=

Wiener Festwochen 2003

>>>>Publikumsgespräch forumfestwochenff<<<<

Mit
Marie Zimmermann, Schauspieldirektorin Wiener Festwochen
Stefan Schmidtke, Kurator forumfestwochenff 
Almut Wagner, Dramaturgin Schauspiel Wiener Festwochen
und 
Sebastian Nübling,  Regisseur und Autor von I Furiosi - Die Wütenden

11. April, 19.00 Uhr
SIEMENS-Forum
Dietrichgasse 25, 1030 Wien

Eintritt frei
Information: Festwochen Service Telefon (+43-1) 589 22 22 und
www.festwochen.at

Nach erfolgreichem Start bei den Wiener Festwochen 2002 wird die
Veranstaltungsreihe forumfestwochenff im Jahr 2003 fortgesetzt.
Neue Helden heißt das Thema von forumfestwochenff 2003. In diesem Jahr sind
sieben Arbeiten aus Berlin, Eindhoven, Kairo, Kemerowo in Sibirien, Paris,
St. Petersburg und Stuttgart nach Wien eingeladen. Eine sich dynamisch
verändernde Welt macht aus randständigen Personen Hauptakteure, die mehr und
mehr - freiwillig oder unfreiwillig - im Rampenlicht des theatralen
Interesses stehen. Junge Theatermacher aus verschiedenen nationalen und
kulturellen Kontexten richten ihr künstlerisches Augenmerk auf deren
Lebensgefühl und begeben sich auf ästhetische Entdeckungsreise in Welten,
die ihnen bisher fremd waren: die new economy, die Russlandkrise, das
Pensionistenheim, das Fußballstadion, ihre Heimatstadt, sei es das Viertel
um die Ecke oder der Dschungel einer Metropole.
Das hereinbrechende Ende der schönen neuen Welt des Turbokapitalismus hat
weltweit die Grenzen zwischen Gewinnern und Verlieren neu gezogen.
Unmittelbares Erleben, Recherche und Experiment mit den Formen des Theaters
selbst inspiriert junge Künstler weltweit, sich mit diesem Phänomen
auseinander zu setzen. Die eingeladenen Inszenierungen stellen eine große
Bandbreite an Theaterästhetiken vor. Ob Radikal-Soap im TV-Format oder
Choreographie, Dokumentarstück oder Tschechow'scher Realismus - die Suche
nach den Neuen Helden geht einher mit der Suche nach adäquaten
Ausdrucksmitteln. Die meisten Projekte entstanden in kollektiver
Zusammenarbeit. Einige Regisseure stehen selbst auf der Bühne, Schauspieler
schreiben und inszenieren.

Die Gastspiele im Rahmen der Reihe forumfestwochenff sind:
Heidi Hoh 3 - die Interessen der Firma können nicht die Interessen sein, die
Heidi Hoh hat 
Planeta newedomijch sil dobra - Ein Planet voll unsichtbarer Güte
Full stop_End of line
Quartiers-Nord
Zwanenmeer - Schwanensee
I Furiosi - Die Wütenden
Pjesa, kotoroij net - Ein Stück, das es nicht gibt 

Informationen:
http://www.festwochen.at/wf_servlet/Programme?default=true&prb_18=checkbox&s
earch=true&mj=18


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Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 15:29:25 +0200
From: Felix Stalder <felix {AT} openflows.org>
Subject: Open Cultures :: Conference Announcement

OPEN CULTURES: FREE FLOWS OF INFORMATION AND THE POLITICS OF THE COMMONS
+ Vienna, June 5 & 6, 2003
+ http://opencultures.t0.or.at
+ open {AT} t0.or.at


** Conference Announcement
** Call For Resources
** Travel Grants Available


==========================================
** CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
==========================================

Today's infosphere allows a quick and easy exchange of digitized information.
The tools of creation and the means of distribution are becoming more
affordable by the month, thus continuously expanding the range of creators
and users. Yet, not everyone is happy with this. A coalition of large media
conglomerates calls for Draconian measures to stop this free flow of
information. New restrictive technologies and new oppressive laws are being
developed right now, in an attempt to create scarcity out of the digital
abundance. The current security fears are manipulated to equate openness with
danger in a cynical effort to protect the assets of large industries against
the forces of innovation.

Against this backdrop, a counter movement is taking shape that is guided by
the idea of 'the commons': resources accessible to all.

Rather than expanding the means of control to catch up with the ease of data
processing, this movement takes the free availability of information as its
starting point. It recognizes that a free society needs free flows of
information, that the attempt to control information quickly leads to
controlling people. Creativity - commercial, scientific and artistic -
requires the ability to easily and freely built upon what others have
 created.

The Open Cultures conference will survey the new territory of the commons by
bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners from different corners
of this vast field. We will talk about access to scientific information, free
software, patents and other forms of knowledge monopolies, wireless community
networks, open distribution channels, about the economics and the aesthetics
of the commons.

We want to strengthen the understanding of the shared visions and goals,
learn from the different experiences and approaches and send a signal that,
yes, openness is possible, indeed, it's the only direction to move forward.


The conference will focus on the following topics:

	* Information Commons
Open Access Journals and other institutional initiatives to build a
infrastructure for free access to information

	* Media of the Commons
Grassroots publishing, peer-to-peer, free distribution, freenet

	* Wireless Community Networks
Rather than buying bandwidth from global telecom giants rebuilding
information
flows locally, from the ground up. One wireless cell at a time.

	* Politics Of the Commons
International treaties and international governing bodies. What are the
possibilities of using them to advance openness and access?

	* Culture of the Commons
What culture and art is emerging in the commons?

The conference will include workshops of streaming technologies and on
wireless networks as well as exhibition of media installations who explore
the ideas of openess and free access.

Speakers and Guest include:

Shu Lea Cheang (Artist, Kingdom of Piracy), Vera Franz and Darius Cuplinskas
(Open Society Institute, Budapest, osi.hu), Adam Hyde (Artist, Frequency
Clock), Jaromil (Developer, Dyne:bolic), Jamie Love (CPTech), Armin Medosch
(Artist), Eben Moglen (Professor of Law, Columbia University NYC, EFF Pioneer
2003), Eric Moeller (Journalist, infoanarchy.org), Andy Mueller-Maguhn (Chaos
Computer Club, ccc.de, ICANN), Bruce Sterling (Novelist), Alan Toner (NY
University, Media activist, freedistro.org)


==========================================
** CALL FOR RESOURCES
==========================================


As we all know, a conference as a live event has a limited reach: a few dozen
people at worst, a few hundred at best. Nevertheless, its value can be much
greater. The event character of a conference serves to focus attention, to
create a defined context in which people, ideas and projects meet, learning
takes place and new ideas can grow. Made accessible and archived on line,
this focus can become an important reference point for the larger discussion
way beyond the actual event.

We would like to invite you to expose your ideas/projects to this focus on
Open Cultures without the burden of having to travel to Vienna. How? By
submitting a resource to the "Open Cultures Repository".

A resource can be a text, a media file, a project, or a call for
participation. We are in the process of assembling critical resources for the
theory/practice of free information flows. We invite you to contribute to
this collection of resources, by submitting one, or more, resource(s) either
as original media files, or as links to resources already out-there but hard
to find. The resource that you want the community to know about can be your's
or someone else's.

Please browse the resources that are already online and contribute to
expanding the scope and value of this open collection.

Should you have any questions / comments to this project, please do not
hesitate to contact us.

http://opencultures.t0.or.at
open {AT} t0.or.at



==========================================
** TRAVEL GRANTS AVAILABLE
==========================================

Thanks to a generous contribution from the Open Society Institute (OSI), a
small number of stipends are available to cover participants' travel costs.
Participants eligible for these stipends should be from countries outside the
US and EU.

If you wish to apply for a stipend, please send an email to open {AT} t0.or.at
indicating your interest in the conference and travel expenses.

Deadline for applying is April 30, 2003. The stipends will be awarded in
consultation with the OSI and recipients will be notified by May 15.




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Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 12:33:33 -0400
From: David Mandl <dmandl {AT} panix.com>
Subject: PSY-GEO-CONFLUX: New York City, May 8-11

PSY-GEO-CONFLUX
New York City, May 8-11, 2003 (exhibition runs through May 29)

Opening reception at ABC NO RIO, May 8, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Closing party / music and video evening at SUBTONIC, May 11, 8:00 p.m.

********************

PSY-GEO-CONFLUX 2003 marks the inauguration of an annual event
dedicated to current artistic and social investigations in
PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY.  Part festival and part conference, it brings together
visual and sound artists, writers, and urban adventurers to explore the
physical and psychological landscape of the city.

PSY-GEO-CONFLUX will feature no fewer than eight experimental walks
and a mobile-phone-guided drift through the streets of New York; a
life-sized chess game using humans as pieces; several talks and
presentations; a noise parade; an art exhibition; and a night of
psychogeography-inspired live music, DJs, and video.  All events are
FREE and open to the public.

The exhibition, talks, and presentations will take place at ABC NO
RIO, 156 Rivington St. (bet. Clinton and Suffolk): 212-254-3697.  The
closing party / evening of music and video will be held at the
SUBTONIC LOUNGE, 107 Norfolk St. (bet. Delancey and Rivington):
212-358-7501.  Walks and other outdoor activities will start at
various places around the city.

A complete schedule, event details (including location information
for walks), links to participants, contact information, and much more
can be found at:

http://glowlab.com/pgc

We have also set up a (low-volume) mailing list for schedule updates and
other news about PSY-GEO-CONFLUX.  you can subscribe by going to:

http://lists.interactivist.net/mailman/listinfo/psygeoconflux

********************

PARTIAL LIST OF EVENTS:
- -----------------------
WALKS:
- - CAN .WALK WILL COMPUTE [Wilfried Hou Je Bek]
- - City System [Lee Walton]
- - Free Words [Sal Randolph]
- - LOST [Kathe Izzo]
- - New York Body 'n' Soul Map [Karen O'Rourke]
- - PING [Kate Armstrong]
- - Serenade [Toyshop]
- - Surveillance Camera Outdoor Walking Tour [Surveillance Camera Players]
- - Urban Chess [Sharilyn Neidhardt]

TALKS:
- - Divided Cities [Grit Lauber]
- - Game Theory and the City [Peter Lasell]
- - Kant: Walking the Talk [Colette Meacher]
- - Essays, stories, and poems by various readers, presented by Flaneur
magazine

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
- - Laurel Beckman, Germaine Koh, Dave Mandl, Christina Ray, Jeff
Stark, others TBA.

(Many more events to be added between now and May 1; please check the
PSY-GEO-CONFLUX website [above] for updates.)

********************

PARTICIPATORY EVENTS:
- ---------------------
URBAN CHESS
http://www.glowlab.com/psygeocon/pgc_events/pgc_evnt_nei.html

Volunteer to be a human chess piece on Sunday, May 11, 12:00 p.m.-2:00
p.m.  The pieces will be moving from block to block on a grid in the
Lower East Side. Moves will be transmitted to them via mobile phone from
ABC No Rio, where two chess experts go head to head. If you have a
mobile phone and want to play, sign up!  Contact Sharilyn Neidhardt:
dbasr {AT} yahoo.com

- ---

LOST -- a walking towards each other
http://www.glowlab.com/psygeocon/pgc_events/pgc_evnt_izz.html

An exploration of trust, love and true connection.  Without any
preliminary contact except an exchange of cell phone numbers,
participants will collaborate with love artist Kathe Izzo in an
elaborate plan of losing each other and finding each other through both
telepathy and a system of phone calls, cryptic gifts and hidden
messages.  These walks are on a one-to-one basis and are made by
appointment only.  This is an all-day event taking place Saturday, May
10.  Contact Kathe to make an appointment: katheizzo {AT} hotmail.com

- ---

NEW YORK BODY 'N' SOUL MAP
http://www.glowlab.com/psygeocon/pgc_events/pgc_evnt_oro.html

New Yorkers!  Send us your tiresome commutes, your everyday errands,
your wrong turns, bike rides and bus routes, your shopping sprees and
secret shortcuts. Write your paths through the city and we'll map them
for you!

An online marketplace for the exchange of itineraries?  A method of
charting urban travels online?  A Web application capable of
transforming subjective experiences into images and sounds?  A "Carte du
Tendre" drawn by surveillance technology?  "NEW YORK BODY 'N' SOUL
MAP" is all of these.

Don't believe it? Try it!

SEND US YOUR DAILY ROUTES THROUGH THE CITY:
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/korourke/map/index-questionnaires.html

- ---

CAN .WALK WILL COMPUTE
http://www.glowlab.com/psygeocon/pgc_events/pgc_evnt_hou.html

Desperately in need of some extra computing power?  Need to render some
data but your hardware can't handle the algorithms?  Want to calculate
one of those insane numbers?

The psychogeographic computer can help you.

Submit your computational needs to us before 25 April 2003.

Socialfiction.org will select from all reactions the problem most
important for the welfare for all of mankind.  During Psy-Geo-Conflux we
will program a pedestrian computer that will be made up from the
congregation of international psychogeographers that will .walk to
compute for you.

So send in your needs to: psychogeography {AT} socialfiction.org

********************

PSY-GEO-CONFLUX is produced by ABC No Rio, Glowlab, and the Brooklyn
Psychogeographical Association.  Sponsored in part by Artists Space
Independent Project Grant.  Exhibition funded in part by the New York
State Council on the Arts.

For further information, please contact Christina Ray (Glowlab):
ray {AT} glowlab.com, Dave Mandl (Brooklyn Psychogeographical
Association): dmandl {AT} panix.com, Steven Englander (ABC No Rio):
steven {AT} abcnorio.org.

- -- 
Dave Mandl
dmandl {AT} panix.com
davem {AT} wfmu.org
http://www.wfmu.org/~davem


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Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 02:03:34 +0800
From: "Fatima Lasay" <digiteer {AT} ispbonanza.com.ph>
Subject: Colored Black and White lecture by Helen Toribio Sat. April 12 3pm  {AT}  Balboa Park

Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 21:55:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: John Blanco <blancos_page {AT} yahoo.com>
Subject: Colored Black and White lecture by Helen Toribio Sat. April 12 3pm
 {AT}  Balboa Park


Dear community leaders and members,

Greetings.  As a member of the "Colored (Black and White): Filipinos in
American Popular Media, 1896-1907" program committee, I'd like to invite you
to a lecture this Saturday, April 12 (3pm) at the Thornton Auditorium of the
San Diego Historical Society (in the Casa de Balboa, on the main walk of
Balboa Park) by co-curator of the exhibit, Helen Toribio.  As many of you
know, "Colored (Black and White)" is an exhibit of political cartoons and
editorials from prominent magazines and newspapers at the turn of the
nineteenth century, currently on exhibit at the Springfield College
Community Art Gallery in City Heights and the UC San Diego Geisel Library
Main Gallery in La Jolla.  These cartoons fueled both public support for and
opposition to the United States' invasion of the Philippines at the turn of
the century.  They also tell us a great deal about the history of U.S.
Philippine relations, and the role of U.S. media during a time of war.

In her lecture and slide presentation, Helen Toribio discusses the
historical background of the exhibit and the mysterious cultural references
to be found throughout the brutal, bizarre, and often shocking images on
display.

I encourage all of you to drop by the gallery and see the images for
yourself.  The Springfield College art gallery is open for public viewing on
Th-F 2-8pm and Sat-Sun 10-4pm (except this Saturday, since it coincides with
Helen's talk).  Please find attached a copy of the flyer for Helen's talk,
as well as directions to both the SD Historical Society and the Springfield
College Art Gallery.  Feel free to copy and distribute the flyer to other
community members and students who may be interested in learning about a
largely suppressed (but nevertheless foundational) moment in U.S. history,
which also involved the fate of the Filipino revolution and its aftermath.

Thanks for your time and I hope to see you there.

Yours,

Jody Blanco


- ---------------------------
John D. Blanco
Dept. of Literature, 0410
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0410



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Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 10:09:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Wayne Ashley <washley007 {AT} yahoo.com>
Subject: [Thundergulch Conference] The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies

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Hi, hope you can attend. Please post this email announcement to other lists and let more people know about this important event. We appreciate your help. I apologize if you've already received this announcement.

Wayne Ashley, Curator of New Media, Thundergulch, LMCC

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

The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies 
http://www.lmcc.net/futureofwar/main.html 

Conference presented by Thundergulch, the new media initiative of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in association with: 

Vera List Center for Art and Politics 
World Policy Institute 
Computer Instruction Center 

at The New School 

May 2–3, 2003 

The New School 
Swayduck Auditorium 
65 Fifth Avenue, Ground Floor (at 13th Street) 

What do the Department of Defense and the computer gaming industry have in common? What kinds of strategic alliances is the Pentagon making with Hollywood? How is the American Institute of Architects connecting with the military’s designs for a “new security environment?” Are artists collaborating with, exposing, or resisting the military by deploying technologies of simulation, data surveillance, tracking, and computer vision in their work? 

A group of internationally renowned panelists explore these and other questions in The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies, a two-day conference that examines the increasingly complex exchanges between the military, the entertainment industry, the computer industry, the media and artists. What impact do these exchanges have on war, technology and related visual cultures in the American public sphere? 

The conference looks at war not simply as a utilitarian means to an end but as a cultural process involving particular ways of seeing, narrating, and imagining. The conference will focus on the architectural spaces of war, the cinematic language of Hollywood combat films, online gaming and military simulations, and the computer and installation work of artists. 

Conference Schedule 

Friday May 2, 2003 2:30–9:30 pm 
Presentation of New Media Works 2:30–5:30 pm 
Reception 5:30–7:00 pm 
The Aesthetics and Politics of Technologized Warfare 7:00–9:30 pm 


Saturday May 3, 2003 10:00 am–7:00 pm 
Architecture, Violence, and Social (In)security 10:00 am–12:00 pm 
War and the Cinematic Imaginary 1:00–3:00 pm 
The Virtual Battlefield: Computer Gaming, Modeling, Simulations 3:30–5:30 pm 
Roundtable Discussion 6:00–7:00 pm 

Schedule of Events 

Friday May 2, 2003 

2:30–5:30 pm 
Presentation of New Media Works 
Audience members join conference participants and local artists for a preview of works with informal discussion. 

Participants include: 

Matt Adams, artist 
Alex Galloway, artist/scholar 
Joy Garnett, artist/curator 
Natalie Jeremijenko, techno artist/engineer 
John Klima, artist 
Laura Kurgan, architect/artist 
Carl Skelton, digital artist/teacher 
Eddo Stern, artist/game developer 
Lebbeus Woods, architect 

7:00–9:30 pm 
The Aesthetics and Politics of Technologized Warfare 
Radar, 3-D computer graphics, tracking devices, covert data-gathering, robots, and computer vision have become ubiquitous technologies of warfare and play an integral role in maintaining “homeland security.” These technologies have long been a rich source of interest to artists engaged in the subjects of surveillance, control, and military imaging. Curators, artists, and human rights activists examine ways in which art exposes the depersonalization of violence, and resists the erosion of privacy and civil rights. 

Panelists: 
Joy Garnett, artist/curator; Natalie Jeremijenko, techno artist/engineer, Yale University and New York University; Tom Keenan, director, Human Rights Project, Bard College; Thomas Y. Levin, curator/media theorist, Princeton University. 

Moderator: Helen Nissenbaum, professor, Department of Culture and Communication, New York University 


Saturday May 3, 2003 

10:00 am–12:00 pm 
Architecture, Violence, and Social (In)security 
New media artists and architects discuss the impact of violence, political terrorism and social (in)security on architecture and public space. Reflecting on physical and virtual spaces of war, panelists question assumptions about architecture’s physical and psychological permanence. They will consider ways in which digital technologies limit and enable public perception of the built environment and spatial innovation. 

Panelists: 
Benjamin Bratton, cultural theorist/media architect, Southern California Institute of Architecture; Keller Easterling, associate professor, Yale School of Architecture; and Eyal Weizman, architect, Rafi Segal/Eyal Weizman Architects, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 
Moderator: Kadambari Baxi, architect/media designer, Martin/ Baxi Architects 

1:00–3:00 pm 
War and the Cinematic Imaginary 
Collaborations between Hollywood, network televsion and the Pentagon have become commonplace. The shaping of popular culture through film and television intertwines with political strategies for legitimizing new modes of surveillance and criminalization. Panelists examine the causal relationships between the business of war and show biz. 

Panelists: 
Matt Adams, artist, Blast Theory performance collective, Great Britain; Allen Feldman, recurring visiting professor, Anthropology of Everyday Life Program, Center for Humanities Studies, Ljubljana; Michael Shapiro, political scientist, University of Hawaii. 

Moderator: McKenzie Wark, author/media theorist 

3:30–5:30 pm 
The Virtual Battlefield: Computer Gaming, Modeling, Simulations 
What role does the military-industrial complex play in the increased virtualization and digitalization of war and weaponry? Does this new emphasis on the virtual nature of war decrease its connection to reality, territory and the body? An interdisciplinary panel explores the new technologies of imitation and simulation, and the coordinated efforts of computer programmers, artists, and the gaming industry to advance the state of immersive military training and online recruitment. 

Panelists: 
James Der Derian, professor, International Relations, Watson Institute; Peter J. Dombrowski, associate professor, Strategic Department of the U.S. Naval War College; and Eddo Stern, artist/game developer, University of Southern California Graduate School of Cinema and Television. 

Moderator: J.C. Herz, principal, Joystick Nation 

6:00–7:00 pm 
Roundtable Discussion 
Join conference participants in an informal discussion about the questions, issues, and themes raised during panel sessions. 

Moderator: Allen Feldman, recurring visiting professor, Anthropology of Everyday Life Program, Center for Humanities Studies, Ljubljana 



*Conference participants are subject to change* 
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Subway Directions 
F to 14th Street & 6th Avenue 
1/2/3/9 to 14th Street & 7th Avenue 
4/5/6/L/N/Q/R/W to 14th Street-Union Square 
A/C/E to 14th Street & 8th Avenue 
Journal Square and Hoboken PATH trains to 14th Street & 6th Avenue 

Registration 
Admission is free. Registration is encouraged. Seating is first come, first served. 
Register online at www.lmcc.net/futureofwar/main.html. 

For more information or to register by phone call 212-219-9401 x400. 

Conference Advisory Committee: 
Wayne Ashley, curator, Thundergulch, the new media initiative of LMCC 
James Der Derian, Watson Institute research professor of international relations and professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
Sondra Farganis, director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School 
Allen Feldman, recurring visiting professor, Anthropology of Everyday Life Program, Center for Humanities Studies, Ljubljana 
Joy Garnett, artist/curator 
Moukhtar Kocache, director, Visual and Media Arts, LMCC 
Thomas Y. Levin, culture and media theorist, professor at Princeton University 
Michael Randazzo, director, Computer Instruction Center, The New School 
Stephen Schlesinger, director, World Policy Institute, The New School 

Funders 
This conference is made possible with funding from American Express Company, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, and in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 




Wayne Ashley, Curator of New Media
Thundergulch
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
One Wall Street Court
New York, NY 10005
Tel. 212-219-9401 ext. 106
http://www.lmcc.net


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Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2003 13:14:33 +0100
From: richard barbrook <richard {AT} hrc.wmin.ac.uk>
Subject: Cybersonica 2003

Cybersalon in conjunction with The ICA & University of Westminster presents
Cybersonica 2003
International Festival of Music and Sound
performance  - club nights - symposium - exhibition - workshops
Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st June 2003
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
<www.cybersonica.org>

++++++++++++++++

Call for papers, presentations, demonstrations, sound toys, installations,
bodies of audiovisual work and performances focussing on creative,
innovative practice and theory in music and sound.

Cybersonica is a three-day festival that explores and celebrates sonic
innovation. Fresh and experimental, it's a snapshot of the latest
developments in electronic music, sonic arts and audiovisual fusion.

Cybersonica brings together the whole community of sonic originality - from
musicians, artists, performers, composers, DJs and VJs to designers,
developers, academics, broadcasters and record companies.

We anticipate a wide range of forms and ideas at the festival, including:
live, interactive and networked performance; algorithmic and generative
processes; instrument design and sound tools; sonic environments; the
practice of sound art; technology and sound; copyright and commerce - and
much more.

For more details on the festival, the call for entries and to download the
application form visit the Cybersonica 2003 website.

++++++++++++++++

To receive updates & news about Cybersonica and related noises direct to
your email box join the Cybersonica mailing list at:
<http://www.cybersonica.org>



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Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 09:38:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ken Goldberg <goldberg {AT} ieor.berkeley.edu>
Subject: ATC  {AT}  UCB: Ant Farm, Monday 7:30pm 

ATC {AT} UCB:

Iconographic Art Making: The Legacy of Ant Farm
Chip Lord (UCSC) and Constance Lewallen (Berkeley Art Museum)

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
Mon, 14 Apr, 7:30-9:30pm: UC Berkeley,
Location: 160 Kroeber Hall
All ATC Lectures are free and open to the public.

The artist collective Ant Farm emerged in the late 1960's, a period in
which collaboration went hand-in-hand with explorations of the
alternative fringe in architecture and art.  Counter-cultural artists
and architects turned away from traditional institutional frameworks
and created alternative practices that became earthworks, conceptual
art, performance, video art, installation, and designer/builder
architecture.  Ant Farm's hybrid practice touched on all of these
areas, which have since been formalized as genres of art practice.
While post-structuralism and deconstruction had not yet entered the
discourse of art criticism, Ant Farm's best works were prescient
illustrations of simulation theory and iconic spectacle demonstrating
a deep understanding of "the Society of the Spectacle."

Constance Lewallen, Senior Curator for Exhibitions at the BAM and
curator of the upcoming exhibition "Ant Farm 1968-1978" will begin the
program with a brief historical overview of Ant Farm's ten-year
collaboration.

In the second part of the program, artist Chip Lord, using slides and
video, will present Ant Farm's Cadillac Ranch (1974) and Media Burn
(1975) projects, two works that achieved popular and wide ranging
visibility when they were created and then continued to extend their
reach and influence as icons over the next 25 years. Lord will detail
this history of appropriation, licensing, and remakes in art and
popular media.

http://arts.ucsc.edu/faculty/lord/

In 2004, the Berkeley Art Museum will present a major retrospective of
Ant Farm's work.

**********************************************************************
The ATC Colloquium continues our partnership with the Berkeley Art
Museum and the Walker Art Center to present online video of ATC talks,
available both in QuickTime (highlights) or MP3 audio.  For links and
the full 2002-2003 series schedule, please see:

http://www.ieor.berkeley.edu/~goldberg/lecs/
**********************************************************************


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Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 10:24:56 -0500
From: "Steve Dietz" <steve.dietz {AT} walkerart.org>
Subject: Siva Vaidhyanthan: An Anarchist in the Library

Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m CST (GMT -6), cultural historian, media
scholar, and American Studies professor SIVA VAIDHYANATHAN will discuss
how intellectual property rights affect global culture and how the U.S.
Supreme Court, and, by proxy, corporations are defining what we read and
see as part of "New Ideas on Globalization" at the Walker Art Center in
Minneapolis, MN, USA. The talk will be webcast on the "Translocal
Channel."
http://latitudes.walkerart.org/artists/index.wac?id=271 (click on
"channel")

For this lecture Vaidhyanthan will draw upon examples ranging from
ancient religions to open-source software to show how this battle will
be one of the defining fault lines of 21st-century civilization. 

Vaidhyanthan is the author of The Anarchist in the Library: How
Peer-to-Peer Networks Are Transforming Politics, Culture, and the
Control of Information and Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of
Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity. He is an
assistant professor at New York University. Vaidhyanathan earned a Ph.D.
in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He has
taught at the University of Texas, Wesleyan University, and the
University of Wisconsin at Madison. 

NEW IDEAS ON GLOBALIZATION IS COPRESENTED BY THE WALKER ART CENTER, THE
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA HUMANITIES INSTITUTE, THE INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL
STUDIES, AND THE EUROPEAN STUDIES CONSORTIUM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
THIS SERIES OR THE RELATED WALKER EXHIBITION, HOW LATITUDES BECOME
FORMS: ART IN A GLOBAL AGE, GO TO LATITUDES.WALKERART.ORG

http://latitudes.walkerart.org/artists/index.wac?id=271
http://latitudes.walkerart.org/globalization/

Steve Dietz
Curator of New Media
Walker Art Center
http://latitudes.walkerart.org
http://www.mnartists.org




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Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2003 18:53:25 -0400
From: Charles Halary <halary.charles {AT} uqam.ca>
Subject: ELECTRE and MAGNETE symposium

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ELECTRA AND MAGNETICUS

A Symposium on

Art and Electromagnetism =AD A Relationship in the Form of a Wave

(TESLABtec)

The symposium will bring together artists who are drawn to the scientific
phenomenon of electromagnetism and attracted by a historical view of
contemporary media arts. Beyond the computer's ephemeral rise to the centre
of discourse, the arts are confronted with a vital force that is close to
their source of inspiration. Electromagnetism was discovered by Oersted in
1820, at a time when many thinkers were directly influenced by Schelling's
poetic celebrations of the commonality between the arts and sciences.
Stephen Wilson's Information Arts (MIT Press 2002) has given artists and
scientists the world over a clearer understanding of the nature of their
creative convergences by reframing the debate on art's oscillatory
relationship with modernity in 21st century terms. The book that has become
a reference point for so many artists will be the starting point for
discussions at this symposium.

______________________________________________

Friday April 11: STEPHEN WILSON

2.00 p.m. =AD 6:00 p.m  / Room RM-130, Sciences de la gestion, UQAM

Opening Presentation: A talk by Stephen Wilson

Professeurr, Conceptuel/Information Arts, Art Dept - San Francisco State
University -

userwww.sfsu.edu/~swilson

followed by a round table discussion of his book

INFORMATION ARTS=20

(MIT Press 2002)

with artists and researchers from France, Britain, Canada, Germany and the
United States

Nina Czegledy, Sabine Himmelsbach, Joanna Berzowska, Anne Marie Morice,
Gerald O=B9Grady, Peter Ride, Luc Cou rchesne Herv=E9 Fisher, Charles Halary
_______________________________________________
Book launch for two collections of texts

in the UQAM at 6:oo p.m. Galerie des =C9tudients en arts visuals, Jasmin St
Catherine-St Denis


Interfaces et sensorialit=E9s

 (texts compiled by Louise Poissant for the Presses de l=B9Universit=E9 du
Qu=E9bec)


Les d=E9fis du cybermonde

(texts compiled by Herv=E9 Fisher for the Presses de l=B9Universit=E9 Laval)

=20

These two books present a wide range of contributions, including several by
symposium participants, on media arts and the convergence between artists
and scientists, that illustrate Montreal's role on the leading edge of this
increasingly important international movement.

SATURDAY APRIL 12:=20

ELECTROMAGNETIC BODY

  9:30 a.m. =AD 12:30 p.m. / Room RM-130, Sciences de la gestion, UQAM
Mesmerizing Media

Long before McLuhan, Mesmer posited an osmosis between communication and th=
e
flux of nervous energy in the body.

Charles Halary, Director of Teslabtec-Hexagram UQAM.

Attraction, Gender and Social Magnetism

Art and human sensibility are shaped by the conflicting forces of attractio=
n
and repulsion.=20

Joanne Lalonde, Art History, UQAM.


Electromagnetic Outerwear

Electronic fashion : body as interface

 Joanna Berzowska, Concordia-Hexagram-MIT

The electromagnetic body "revisited"

Technology is gendered.

Anne Marie Morice, Directress of the Paris-based web-zine Synesthesie

 2:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.


Exposing Electromagnetism

Exposure =AD exhibition =AD electromagnetism

Sabine Himmelsbach, ZKM-Karlsruhe, Germany

The Kirlian Effect

Or how art photography can reveal the body's electromagnetic waves

Marie Jeanne Musiol, photographic artist, Hull

The Art of Electromagnetic Instrument-Making

Sinusoidal combination between invention and continuity

 Simon Pierre Gourd, Department of Communications,  VAAR-LMI- Hexagram,
UQAM.=20

The Cultural Uses of Electromagnetic Biometrics

The ways of Western science meet the wisdom of the East

Didier Combatalade, Thought Technology Inc

Electromagnetic Textures in Media Art

Textiles as an inspiration for a virtual women's art

Ingrid Bachmann, Concordia-Hexagram



SUNDAY April 13th

Electromagnetic WORLD

9:30 a.m. =AD 12:30 p.m. / Room RM-130, Sciences de la gestion, UQAM

 Iconographic Sound

>From phonograph to iconograph and beyond

Louise Provencher, art critic, curator, Teslabtec, Montreal.

=20

To hold but not serve is to resist
An electromagnetic project to destabilize the institution of art

Michel de Broin, artist, Montreal

Aurora=20

The ionosphere as a celestial light show

Nina Czegledy, curator and artist, Toronto
Peter Ride, CARTE, University of Westminster



The Sparks Series and Nikola Tesla

The art of the spark

=C6lab (Gis=E8le Trudel / St=E9phane Claude), artists, Montr=E9al

=20
Electromagnetics Interference between Art and Politics
The cultural expression of art in Eastern Europe

Steve Kovats, architect, IUM V2, Rotterdam

=20


2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Faraday's Cage: To Which Emissions Should We Grant Permissions?

Accepting or rejecting the waves: an artist's view of how to live one's art

Catherine Richards, artist, Ottawa University

The Dance of the Seven Magnetic Veils

Flux, energy and form in contemporary dance

Marc Boucher, =C9cole des Arts visuels, UQAM


VLF - Planet Earth's Standard for Magnetic Sound

Listening to infra light with your ear to the ground

Jean-Pierre Aub=E9, artist, Montreal

The Russian Origins of Electromagnetic Art

Orthodoxy as scientific transducer

Val=E9ry Nosulenko, Moscow / Maison des Sciences de l'Homme de Paris

 Conclusion : Charles Halary (TESLABtec) and Louise Poissant (CIAM)
Media arts under influence
=20

Coordinator: Charles Halary, Director of TESLAB, halary.charles {AT} uqam.ca
Tel. (514) 987-3000 ext. 4378
www.unites.uqam.ca/teslab





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