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   the Declaration of Interdependence                                              
     jben {AT} headmap.juicyweb.com                                                       

   grandtextauto.org, a new group blog                                             
     "Andrew Stern" <andrew {AT} interactivestory.net>                                    

   Bauhaus Kolleg V: Transit Spaces                                                
     "Kollegmail" <Kollegmail {AT} bauhaus-dessau.de>                                     

   submoves - need your help                                                       
     "sgp" <somebody {AT} sgp-7.net>                                                      

     jaromil <jaromil {AT} dyne.org>                                                      

   WORLD-INFO FLASH 12 ON DISINFORMATION                                           
     "pressl_eva" <pressl {AT} t0.or.at>                                                  


Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 12:25:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: jben {AT} headmap.juicyweb.com
Subject: the Declaration of Interdependence

the Declaration of Interdependence


some ideas for evolving new forms of localised exchange using tools we 
have already


Ben {AT} headmap.org


Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 09:23:27 -0500
From: "Andrew Stern" <andrew {AT} interactivestory.net>
Subject: grandtextauto.org, a new group blog

We'd like to announce the beginning of a new group blog,
www.grandtextauto.org driven by Michael Mateas, Nick Montfort, Stuart
Moulthrop, Andrew Stern and Noah Wardrip-Fruin.

grandtextauto is about computer mediated and computer generated works of
many forms, including interactive fiction, net.art, electronic poetry,
interactive drama, hypertext fiction, computer games of all sorts, and
shared virtual environments. The discussion, by people who all work as both
theorists and developers in these forms, considers questions of authorship,
design, and technology, as well as issues of interaction and reception.


Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 17:27:40 +0200
From: "Kollegmail" <Kollegmail {AT} bauhaus-dessau.de>
Subject: Bauhaus Kolleg V: Transit Spaces

Date: Mon, 12 May 2003


We are pleased to announce that our website for the Kolleg V: Transit
Spaces is up and running.


The Bauhaus Kolleg V is a colloquium series for postgraduate  students
exploring the dynamics of urban transition in Eastern Europe. In
particular, the Kolleg looks at the 

desolate transit spaces surrounding the metropolitan areas  of Berlin,
Moscow  and St. Petersburg. Here local cultures meet the world of global
brands like Nike, Nokia and CNN, and their interaction creates new
urban structures. Using these cultural and geographic specificities  as
a point of departure, the program seeks to develop artistic responses to
and creative strategies for these urban environments.


For more information on the program as well as an application form,
please visit www.bauhaus-dessau.de <http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/> 



Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Bauhaus Kolleg

Project Management

Ina Goegel

Gropiusallee 38

D-06846 Dessau

e-mail: goegel {AT} bauaus-dessau.de



Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 10:45:17 -0400
From: "sgp" <somebody {AT} sgp-7.net>
Subject: submoves - need your help

hi all,
Can you please help out my student?
See below...

+ + +

people, i need your help to develop a little web+reality based project,
all about reinventing the space inside subway cars through movement.

first go to:

1. check out the moves that already have been made. 
2. make up your own moves or try to do the existing ones better.  
3. take a picture, upload it with: 
a) the name of the move
b) your name (or alias if u prefer)
c) the train in which the move was made.  
if u want to make a move but have no camera,
email me an ill try to do the necessary arrangements.

the only rules for the moves are:

1. they must be performed inside the subway car (not the platform)
2. they must challenge the space in some way (what way is up to you)

the moves don't need to be super-athletic, they will be ranked based on
skill and style (so your move can be cool and stylish but not necessarily
physically difficult)

the person that sends me the most pics by thursday may 15 will get a
roland keyboard midi controller PC 200 (4 octaves, i believe) for free.
yes, free.

if you're not interested in the controller, tell me what you'd trade this
actions for.

or just do it for the cause.

+ + +


Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 17:52:25 +0200
From: jaromil <jaromil {AT} dyne.org>

Hash: SHA1

Friday, May 9, 2003
For Immediate Release


[Beit Sahour, Occupied Palestine] Israeli forces raided the ISM office
this morning, confiscating equipment and material and snatching three
women. At 12:30pm on Friday, May 9, approximately 20 military vehicles,
army jeeps and a large armored personnel carrier (intended for many
arrests) surrounded the ISM media office in Beit Sahour. Dozens of
soldiers, border police and civilian police officers raided the ISM
office, confiscating all computers, not only in the ISM office but in
the nearby office of the Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement. Files,
CD, and photos were all pillaged, while soldiers broke equipment and
damaged office space.  Israeli forces kidnapped Palestinian volunteer,
Fida, American volunteer, Flo, and a worker with Human Rights Watch
visiting the office.  At the time of this writing, Fida has been
released, and the internationals seem to have been moved to the office
of the Israeli Ministry of Interior, most probably for deportation.

The Israeli government has declared an open war on international peace
and human rights workers. Israeli forces are doing everything in their
power to specifically prevent the nonviolent resistance to their
military rule. The stepped-up harassment of internationals and
journalists in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is nothing short of
a further attempt to shield from the international community the
brutality of daily Israeli military actions against the Palestinian

The ISM, however, has no plans to leave the Palestinian areas nor to
reduce our actions or our efforts. We need your help.

Please protest: 

In the US: Contact your congressperson, the State Department and the
White House using this link. 
http://www.cflweb.org/congress_merge_.htm or
also call the State Department and demand action.

For UK, Please call THE FOREIGN OFFICE 020 7008 1500, Also Contact your
MP and Prime Minister 

For Israel Contact Israeli Minister of Interior, Tel:
4701; Fax: +972-2-629-4750
Israeli Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom Fax:
+972-2-5303704 e-mail: 
sar {AT} mofa.gov.ilIsraeli 
Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz Fax: +972-3-6916940,
6976990 e-mail: 
sar {AT} mod.gov.il
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon fax: (+972-2) 566-4838 or
651-3955 or 

For Canada: Minister of Foreign Affairs Bill Graham, House of Commons,
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6; Fax 613-996-3443

Everyone, Contact the Israeli embassy in your country

See our website: www.palsolidarity.org for more ways to help or get

We need your help now and your support, please do your best by media
pressure, by trying to send more people here and by all kinds of
donations, My best for all of you looking forward to meet you again all

For more informations contact Saif at the numbers:

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Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 15:40:44 +0200
From: "pressl_eva" <pressl {AT} t0.or.at>


++ Institutional Disinformation v. Alternative News
Channels ++
++ Now Online: World-Information.Org  {AT}  Amsterdam
Video ++
++ Interview with Andreas von Bülow ++
++ http://world-information.org ++ compiled by
World-Information.Org ++



Disinformation is back on the agenda. It forms part
of the battle for “information superiority“ in the
current war, and is an essential component of
strategic planning, according to the US Forces Joint
Vision 2010 (http://www.dtic.mil/jv2010/jv2010.pdf,

The current surge of disinformation strategies
around the Iraq war can now be researched at PR
Watch’s superb research tool, the Disinfopedia, the
“encyclopedia of propaganda” according to its own
definition. Disinfopedia provides insights into the
murky world of disinformation, its institutions,
strategies, people, and language games
(http://www.disinfopedia.com). A fine collection of
lies and misrepresentations concerning the current
war can also be found at Spinsanity.Org.

It is to be feared that the surge in disinformation
underway will strengthen the institutional
disinformation structure even beyond the war. Few
would believe that the Office of Global
Communications (http://www.whitehouse.gov/ogc/) will
just discontinue its work once the war is over.
After all, there is a “global explosion in
anti-Americanism” that needs to be countered.
Already public brainwashing in the US has lead to 70
% of Americans believing that the WTC attacks were
actually carried out by Saddam Hussein’s people (ARD
Panorama, 6.3.2003, http://www.ard.de). Perhaps this
was an achievement of the Office of Strategic
Influence (OSI) planned in the wake of 9/11 in order
to spread false information. Although officially the
OSI was never set up, it would be obvious that the
denial of its own existence would be a core task of
such an agency.

The new phenomenon of Warblogging has tried to
oppose limited, but real news to the spate of
disinformation on the mainstream media. Instead of
journalists dependent on the Pentagon, private
individuals post their experience of the war on the
Net. As people become fed up with the endless loops
of propaganda, they begin to look for unfalsified
news online.

German intelligence expert Andreas von Bülow says
Internet-based alternative news channels have a
“considerable potential” in undercutting the secret
services stranglehold on the news
052744021). According to von Bülow, this is also the
reason why US and Israeli secret services might be
tempted to confuse these alternative information
channels. Strategies could include spreading false
stories and swamping alternative environments with
information trash. Already the Pentagon can muster
the support of willing conservative university
students who run pro-war sites, including “Oxblog”

The latter is a product of the conservative Oxford
Democracy Forum (http://www.oxdem.org), an offspring
of the right-wing “Yale College Students for
Democracy” (http://www.yale.edu/ycsd/) which in turn
enjoys the support of the notorious former CIA
Director and defender of the Echelon surveillance
system, James Woolsey. But Woolsey’s influence among
right-wing think tanks, the arms industry, and
conservative media is strong enough to nurture a
much larger right-wing alliance of pro-war student
9,00.html). As a Rhodes Scholar, he can help provide
patriotic graduate students with scholarships
sponsored by the British racist and industry magnate
Cecil Rhodes
_Scholar), as well as with space in the conservative

Against this background, the  “permanent war“ in
which the US government has engaged following its
“war on terror”, with its key tools of  preemptive
attack and deterrence, the level of contamination by
disinformation in the infosphere must be expected to
increase and to have wide-ranging and long-lasting
effects of  “informational weapons of mass
destruction”. However, the likelihood of the UN
sending weapons inspectors to the US seems very
small indeed.


++ LINKS ++

>>> http://www.warblogging.com/

>>> http://www.warblogs.cc/

>>> http://oxblog.blogspot.com/

U.S. Office of Global Communications (real)
>>> http://www.whitehouse.gov/ogc/

Office of Global Communications (fake)
>>> http://www.whitehouse.org/ogc/index.asp



View World-Information.Org’s Amsterdam documentation
video and explore the World-Information Exhibition
in the Dutch capital’s Oude Kerk as well as the
two-day World-InfoCon conference on information
politics in the network society including speakers
such as Chris Hables Gray (US), Ben Bagdikian (US),
Eveline Lubbers (NL), Darius Cuplinskas (HU) and
Steve Kurtz (US).




Andreas von Bülow, former German Minister for
Research and Technology in the cabinet of Chancellor
Helmut Schmidt, former State Secretary to the German
Defence Ministry and currently a lawyer in Bonn on
manipulation, disinformation strategies and the role
of intelligence agencies (in German, English version
coming up soon).



The Institute for New Culture Technologies/t0
is the carrier of World-Information.Org
Zwischenquartier, Burggasse 21
A-1070 Vienna, Austria
phone: ++ 43.1.522 18 34
fax: ++ 43.1.522 50 58
email: info-office {AT} world-information.org

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