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Table of Contents:

   Violence v.7.0                                                                  
     "ViolenceOnlineFestival" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>                             

   LEA Call for Papers: Technology and Difference                                  
     "LEONARDO (mk)" <isast {AT} well.com>                                                

   letter to walker art center                                                     
     Cornelia Sollfrank <cornelia {AT} snafu.de>                                          

   Upcoming exhibition | Into the Breach | Opening Reception Saturday 31st May, 21:
     "SMART Project Space" <info {AT} smartprojectspace.net>                              

   Fw: LEA CFP: Technology and Difference                                          
     "Fatima Lasay" <digiteer {AT} ispbonanza.com.ph>                                     

   netzspannung.org news                                                           
     "Katja Heckes" <katja.heckes {AT} imk.fraunhofer.de>                                 

   gpgNet eForum: Agricultural R&D- Consequences of the Shifting Balance from Publi
     "Vikas Nath" <vikas.nath {AT} undp.org>                                              



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Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 08:05:59 +0200
From: "ViolenceOnlineFestival" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>
Subject: Violence v.7.0

PRESS RELEASE
Violence Online Festival v.7.0
www.newmediafest.org/violence/

***********************************
You may believe it or not,
the war in Iraq did not stop violence,
it's just the beginning. Yeah!!
++++++++++++++
Version 7.0 of Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org/violence/
is launched on 19 May 2003
on occasion of the participation in
"PEAM 2003 -
Pescara Electronic Artists Festival - (Pescara/Italy)
http://www.artificialia.com/peam2003/
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
***********************************

summary:
Violence Online Festival is
a New Media art project
reflecting the phenomenon of "Violence",
curated, organized and created in Flash by
Agricola de Cologne, curator and media artist operating
from Cologne/Germany. As an ongoing project
Violence Online Festival is developed for being
presented in future in the framework of physical and
virtual media festivals and exhibitions.
For each event a new project version will be created
adjusted to the actual needs
including additions of new artists/works
and other changes.

More details on www.newmediafest.org/violence/
***********************************
Version 7.0 of Violence Online Festival
includes some major changes and
works of following new artists:

*Francesca da Rimini (Australia)
Igor Marinkovic (Serbia & Montenegro)
Fred Fenollabbate (France)

*Violence Play Station
offers funny war games to all
who are not yet saturated to play war.

*>New!!<
Hurray Violence!! page -
featuring periodically projects included in Violence Online Festival

*Hurray Violence!! 003
is featuring Francesca da Rimini's new work
"Liberation Range"
just go to: www.newmediafest.org/violence/startviolencey.htm

Francesca da Rimini has worked in new media since 1984 as a video maker,
curator, poet and artist.
Her creative practice is generally collaborative, and her projects have been
extensively published, exhibited and reviewed.
In 1991 she co-founded the seminal cyberfeminist artists' collective VNS
Matrix whose 7 year project spanned many artforms including installations,
computer games, internet performances and cinema advertising.

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

The list of all 270 participating artists from 40 countries
and all past and present presentations
can be found on www.newmediafest.org/violence/

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

technical requirements
optimized for VGA resolution 1024x768
PC Pentium III 600 Mhz or better or comparable MAC
Soundcard, recommended 56K or 64K modem or faster,
browsers: latest versions of MS Internet Explorer, Netscape  and Opera
Players/Plug-ins: essential the latest Flash 6,
Shockwave, Real Player, Quicktime, Cortona/Cosmo

***************************************
copyright:
Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org
text, conception, programming, visalization
curator, organizer = Agricola de Cologne -
*copyright © 2002-2003 . All rights reserved.
*copyright © of all art works of
 the participating artists hold the authors or owners.

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork -
the experimental platform for net based art -
is founded and created by Agricola de Cologne.
copyright © 2000-2002 by Agricola de Cologne. All rights reserved.

****************************************
Special thanks to:

Fatima Lasay -
DMF2002 Festival/University of the Philippines
http://digitalmedia.upd.edu.ph/
Nisar Keshvani
editor-in-chief,
fineArt forum = art + technology netnews
http://www.fineartforum.org

****************************************
contacts:
Press
press {AT} newmediafest.org
Violence Online Festival
violence {AT} newmediafest.org

***********






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Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 10:13:56 -0700
From: "LEONARDO (mk)" <isast {AT} well.com>
Subject: LEA Call for Papers: Technology and Difference


** Sincere apologies for cross-posting **

Please feel free to spread the word widely:

LEA Special Issue: Technology and Difference
Guest Editor: Irina Aristarkhova (uspia {AT} nus.edu.sg)

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) is inviting
papers that address the complex relationship between technology and
difference. Technology is often conceived as an ability to "create",
"innovate", "make"; all that which differentiates: 'man' from
'nature'; human from animal. It is seen as a path to 'God(s)' and
'community', sociality, spirituality, and consciousness.

It plays out sexual difference in its separation of human creative
ability from 'natural reproduction', though this separation has been
radically challenged by the recent reproductive technologies and
legal issues associated with the notion of ownership of biological
matter.

Cultural differences are enacted in differentiations of
'technologically advanced' from 'technologically backward' cultural
traditions, often evidenced in statistics on use and proliferation of
such technologies. There are significant differences how cultures
approach this question of 'technology' both in art and science,
albeit they are rarely presented and poorly understood.

In the past few decades, however, a new optimism has been propagated
of a technology that is said to operate as a de-differentiating
force: it builds bridges, it unites, it globalizes (for better or for
worse), it brings us closer. It goes beyond 'old' differences:
ethnic, sexual, cultural, animal, towards 'new' differences between
human and (intelligent) machine, human and post-human, human and
transgenic or artificial species.

   We call for papers that critically address, but are not limited to,
the following topics:

- -Technology and sexual difference: concepts, history, aesthetics;
notion of ownership in reproductive bio-technologies, cultural
differences in figurations of gender and technology.
- -Technology and animal / species difference: responsibility and
bio-technology; animal Otherness and bio-tech research; transgenic
aesthetics and definitions of human.
- - Technology and cultural / ethnic difference: politics of the local;
different cultural approaches to technology; new media art and
cultural / geographical specificity.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers /
students to submit their proposals for consideration. We particularly
encourage authors outside North America and Europe to send proposals
for articles/gallery/artists statements.

Proposals should include:
- ----------------------------------------

- - 300 word abstract / synopsis
- - A brief author biography
- - Any related URLs
- - Contact details

Deadline for proposals: 31 June 2003

Please send proposals to:
Irina Aristarkhova
uspia {AT} nus.edu.sg.

or
Nisar Keshvani
LEA Editor-in-Chief
lea {AT} mitpress.mit.edu
http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/LEA/

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

What is LEA?
- -------------

Established in 1993, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No:
1071-4391) is the electronic arm of the world's most prestigious art
journal, Leonardo - Journal of Art, Science & Technology.

LEA is jointly produced by Leonardo, the International Society for
the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) and published under the
auspices of MIT Press. Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), is
Leonardo/ISAST and MIT Press' electronic journal dedicated to
providing a forum for those who are interested in the realm of where
art, science & technology converge.

Content
- -------

This peer reviewed e-journal includes Profiles of Media Arts
facilities and Projects, Profiles of artists using new media, Feature
Articles comprised of theoretical and technical perspectives; the LEA
Gallery exhibiting new media artwork by international artists;
detailed information about new publications in various media; reviews
of publications. events and exhibitions. Material is contributed by
artists, scientists, educators and developers of new technological
resources in the media arts.

Mission
- -------

Since 2002, LEA formed a strategic alliance with fineArt forum - the
Internet's longest running arts magazine. Through this partnership,
LEA concentrates on adding new scholarship and
critical commentary to the art, science and technology field, with
LEA subscribers benefiting from the latest news, announcements,
events, and job/educational opportunities through
fAf's online news service.

LEA's mission is to maintain and consolidate its position as a
leading online news and trusted information filter whilst critically
examining arts/science & technological works catering
to the international CAST (Community of Artists, Scientist &Technologists)

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


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Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 22:53:25 +0200
From: Cornelia Sollfrank <cornelia {AT} snafu.de>
Subject: letter to walker art center

>Dear all,
>
>Please add your name to our open letter to Kathy Halbreich, Walker Art Center director, in response to the dismissal of curator Steve Dietz and the termination of programming in the new media initiatives department.
>
>http://www.mteww.com/walker_letter/index.shtml
>
>On the site you can also download a plain version of the letter to print on your own letterhead and post.
>
>Thanks,
>Sarah
>
>
>
>*********
>Sarah Cook, curator and co-editor
>CRUMB: The Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss
>www.newmedia.sunderland.ac.uk/crumb
>www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/new-media-curating.html
>

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Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 18:00:43 +0200
From: "SMART Project Space" <info {AT} smartprojectspace.net>
Subject: Upcoming exhibition | Into the Breach | Opening Reception Saturday 31st May, 21:00h 

SMART Project Space | 1st Constantijn Huygensstraat 20, Amsterdam | 020 =
427 5951


Into the Breach | 1st June until 6th July, 2003


Work by:     Marc Bijl | Phil Collins | Banu Cennetoglu & Bojan Fajfric =
| Marcel Dinahet | Smith/Stewart
                    Siebren Versteeg | with performance by Fabienne =
Aud=E9oud at 22hrs in SMART Cinema


Opening Reception Saturday 31st May, 21:00h

"A painful thought: past a certain point in time, history has not been =
real. Without realising it, the whole human race seems to have suddenly =
left reality behind. Everything that is supposed to have happened since =
then would no longer be true, but we wouldn't realise it. Our task and =
our duty would now be to uncover this point, and until we did we would =
have to persist in our present destruction." CANETTI

In this sense we are all hostages, serving as dissuasive arguments and =
collectively answering for something, but for what? This is a kind of =
fate that is fixed and whose manipulators we can no longer even see. We =
now live in a state of permanent suspense and emergency, not knowing =
what event, what accident will set off the ultimate manipulation. It is =
from a no-man's land of terror that the world is now managed. Liberty, =
security, terror; we have successively breached these stages in every =
domain. The world is held collectively responsible for the order that =
reigns there - if anything were to come dangerously close to infringing =
this order, the world would have to be destroyed. The era of the =
trans-political is beginning. With this we are in breach of our own =
identity, called upon to assume it, to answer for it with our own lives.

We now accept that the world started from nothing and it will end with =
nothing and that it is going through enormous transformations that =
involve its own destruction. Culture so far has been an attempt to =
escape the realization that we are finite. Culture was the idea that we =
have these monuments forever, like an illusion of infinity. Every great =
burst of art has been the attempt to think that we have made it, that we =
have achieved the absolute, in books, in philosophy, in art. And we have =
created a shield against that through our culture. Today we are now =
realizing that it may be over. Canetti wished to seize this blind point =
beyond which "things have stopped being true", where history has stopped =
existing without our realizing it - without which realization we can =
only persevere in our current destruction. Supposing we could determine =
this point, what would we do? The point from which we could turn the =
process of the dispersion of time and history around escapes us. This is =
why we call on every previous epoch, every way of life, every mentality =
to historicize itself, to recount itself with proof and documents in =
hand: it is because we feel that all this has been invalidated in our =
own sphere, which is that of the end of history.


Every Sunday and Wednesday at 17.00 hrs Smart Project Space presents =
free video programs in SMART Cinema. "A Certain Dislocation" accompanies =
the exhibition Into the Breach.

Sponsored by: Gemeente Amsterdam, Mentrum, Mondriaan Stichting, Brand =
Bier, Beam Systems, Van der Pol Bouwmaterialen
Work by Smith/Stewart originally commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella =
in association with Chisenhale Gallery, London.

For further information please contact Jacco Musper, tel +31 20 427 5951 =
or jacco {AT} smartprojectspace.net

SMART Project Space | www.smartprojectspace.net
Exhibition Space & Cinema: 1e Const. Huygensstraat 20 
Opening times: Tues-Sat from 12.00-22.00, Sun from 14.00-22.00 hrs.
Mail to: P.O.Box 15004, NL-1001 MA Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 427.5951
Fax.: +31 20 427.5953
mail: info {AT} smartprojectspace.net

If this e-mail was forwarded to you by way of someone other then SMART =
Project Space, and you would like to receive further mailings announcing =
exhibitions at SMART Project Space, you can send a mail to =
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your email message: "subscribe e-mailing SPS"

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Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 13:45:29 +0800
From: "Fatima Lasay" <digiteer {AT} ispbonanza.com.ph>
Subject: Fw: LEA CFP: Technology and Difference

LEA CFP: Technology and Difference** Sincere apologies for cross-posting **

Please feel free to spread the word widely:

LEA Special Issue: Technology and Difference
Guest Editor: Irina Aristarkhova (uspia {AT} nus.edu.sg)

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) is inviting papers that
address the complex relationship between technology and difference.
Technology is often conceived as an ability to "create", "innovate", "make";
all that which differentiates: 'man' from 'nature'; human from animal. It is
seen as a path to 'God(s)' and 'community', sociality, spirituality, and
consciousness.

It plays out sexual difference in its separation of human creative ability
from 'natural reproduction', though this separation has been radically
challenged by the recent reproductive technologies and legal issues
associated with the notion of ownership of biological matter.

Cultural differences are enacted in differentiations of 'technologically
advanced' from 'technologically backward' cultural traditions, often
evidenced in statistics on use and proliferation of such technologies. There
are significant differences how cultures approach this question of
'technology' both in art and science, albeit they are rarely presented and
poorly understood.

In the past few decades, however, a new optimism has been propagated of a
technology that is said to operate as a de-differentiating force: it builds
bridges, it unites, it globalizes (for better or for worse), it brings us
closer. It goes beyond 'old' differences: ethnic, sexual, cultural, animal,
towards 'new' differences between human and (intelligent) machine, human and
post-human, human and transgenic or artificial species.

 We call for papers that critically address, but are not limited to, the
following topics:

- -Technology and sexual difference: concepts, history, aesthetics; notion of
ownership in reproductive bio-technologies, cultural differences in
figurations of gender and technology.
- -Technology and animal / species difference: responsibility and
bio-technology; animal Otherness and bio-tech research; transgenic
aesthetics and definitions of human.
- - Technology and cultural / ethnic difference: politics of the local;
different cultural approaches to technology; new media art and cultural /
geographical specificity.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers / students to
submit their proposals for consideration. We particularly encourage authors
outside North America and Europe to send proposals for
articles/gallery/artists statements.

Proposals should include:
- ----------------------------------------


- - 300 word abstract / synopsis
- - A brief author biography
- - Any related URLs
- - Contact details


Deadline for proposals: 31 June 2003


Please send proposals to:
Irina Aristarkhova
uspia {AT} nus.edu.sg.

or
Nisar Keshvani
LEA Editor-in-Chief
lea {AT} mitpress.mit.edu
http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/LEA/

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

What is LEA?
- -------------

Established in 1993, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) is
the electronic arm of the world's most prestigious art journal, Leonardo -
Journal of Art, Science & Technology.

LEA is jointly produced by Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts,
Sciences and Technology (ISAST) and published under the auspices of MIT
Press. Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), is Leonardo/ISAST and MIT Press'
electronic journal dedicated to providing a forum for those who are
interested in the realm of where art, science & technology converge.

Content
- -------

This peer reviewed e-journal includes Profiles of Media Arts facilities and
Projects, Profiles of artists using new media, Feature Articles comprised of
theoretical and technical perspectives; the LEA Gallery exhibiting new media
artwork by international artists; detailed information about new
publications in various media; reviews of publications. events and
exhibitions. Material is contributed by artists, scientists, educators and
developers of new technological resources in the media arts.

Mission
- -------

Since 2002, LEA formed a strategic alliance with fineArt forum - the
Internet's longest running arts magazine. Through this partnership, LEA
concentrates on adding new scholarship and
critical commentary to the art, science and technology field, with LEA
subscribers benefiting from the latest news, announcements, events, and
job/educational opportunities through
fAf's online news service.

LEA's mission is to maintain and consolidate its position as a leading
online news and trusted information filter whilst critically examining
arts/science & technological works catering
to the international CAST (Community of Artists, Scientist &Technologists)

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


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

Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 13:01:20 +0200
From: "Katja Heckes" <katja.heckes {AT} imk.fraunhofer.de>
Subject: netzspannung.org news

(English version below)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1. netzspannung.org präsentiert Live-Streamings der
    Vorlesungsreihe "Iconic Turn"
2. Ausstellung der Info-JukeBox am MediaLabMadrid
3. Kulturvermittlung mit digitalen Medien, Call for Entries
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

- ----------------------------------------------------
1. netzspannung.org präsentiert Live-Streamings der
    Vorlesungsreihe "Iconic Turn - das neue Bild der Welt"
- ----------------------------------------------------
Die bereits zum dritten Mal stattfindende Vorlesungsreihe "Iconic Turn",

die von der Burda Akademie zum Dritten Jahrtausend in München 
veranstaltet wird, wird auch im kommenden SS 2003 von der 
Internetplattform netzspannung.org live gestreamt und anschließend 
archiviert.

Auch in diesem Semester werden namhafte Wissenschaftler über die 
gewachsene Bedeutung des Bildes auf Kultur, Gesellschaft und 
Wissenschaft referieren. Aus interdisziplinären Perspektiven werden 
unterschiedlichste Bildphänomene und Bildbegriffe diskutiert, die mit 
der Verbreitung der Massenmedien - unterstützt durch die 
Computertechnologie - immer größeren gesellschaftlichen Einfluss 
gewinnen. Mehr Informationen unter: http://www.iconic-turn.de/

Wie auch die letzten Iconic Turn-Vortragsreihen des SS 2002 und WS 
2002/03 werden anschließend alle Vorträge auf netzspannung.org 
archiviert: http://netzspannung.org/media-library/iconic-turn/

- -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Lectures: Alle Termine des Live Streamings (auch abrufbar
unter: http://netzspannung.org/media-library/iconic-turn/)

Stefan Heidenreich: Revolution der modernen Kunst -
was hat die Fotografie damit zu tun?
19.05.2003, 19:00 Uhr

Stephan Braunfels: Die europäische Stadt und die moderne Architektur
22.05.2003, 19:00 Uhr

Prof. Dr. Heinz Otto Peitgen: Ordnung im Chaos - Chaos in der Ordnung
Risse im mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Weltbild 05.06.2003, 19:00
Uhr

Prof. Dr. Barbara Maria Stafford: Towards a Cognitive Image History:
>From Iconic Turn to Cross-Sensory Pattern 26.06.2003, 19:00 Uhr
Achtung: Englischsprachiger Vortrag

Bill Viola: Video Art, Sense Perception and Human Experience 30.06.2003,
19:00 Uhr
Achtung: Englischsprachiger Vortrag

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Heckl: Das Unsichtbare sichtbar machen -
Nanowissenschaft als Schüsseltechnologie des 21. Jahrhunderts
03.07.2003, 19:00 Uhr

Prof. Dr. Willibald Sauerländer: Iconic Turn? Eine Bitte um Ikonoklasmus
10.07.2003, 19:00 Uhr
- -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

Iconic Turn wird veranstaltet von der Burda Akademie zum Dritten 
Jahrtausend, einer Institution der Hubert Burda Stiftung, in 
Zusammenarbeit mit dem Humanwissenschaftlichen Zentrum der LMU München. 
http://www.iconic-turn.de/

- ----------------------------------------------------
2. Ausstellung der Info-Jukebox am MediaLabMadrid
- ----------------------------------------------------
Die am MARS-Exploratory Media Lab entwickelte Info-Jukebox wird vom 20. 
Mai bis 8. Juni am MediaLabMadrid, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque (c/ 
Conde Duque 9-11), Madrid, ausgestellt.

Die Info-Jukebox zeigt eine Auswahl von Videoclips zu einzelnen MARS 
Projekten, die interaktiv durch Körpergestik ausgewählt werden können.

Im Rahmen der Ausstellungseröffnung werden Monika Fleischmann und 
Wolfgang Strauss, die Leiter des MARS-Exploratory Media Lab am 
Fraunhofer Institut für Medienkommunikation, einen Vortrag halten.

Die Ausstellung am MediaLabMadrid findet in Kooperation mit dem Goethe 
Institut in Madrid statt.

Informationen zur Ausstellung unter:
http://www.goethe.de/wm/mad/sppausst.htm#V4
http://www.medialabmadrid.org

- ----------------------------------------------------
3. Kulturvermittlung mit digitalen Medien, Call for Entries
- ----------------------------------------------------
Das MARS-Exploratory Media Lab bereitet eine Online-Ausstellung zum 
Thema "Kulturvermittlung mit digitalen Medien" vor. Bis 31. Mai 2003 
können noch Projekte und Vorschläge eingereicht werden. Weitere 
Informationen finden Sie unter:
http://netzspannung.org/cultural-heritage/


####################################################
ENGLISH VERSION ####################################################

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1. netzspannung.org presents Live-Streamings of the
    "Iconic Turn" lecture series
2. Exhibition of the Info-Jukebox at MediaLabMadrid
3. Communicating Culture with Digital Media -
    Call for Entries
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

- ----------------------------------------------------
1. netzspannung.org presents Live-Streamings of the
    "Iconic Turn" lecture series
- ----------------------------------------------------
The lecture series "Iconic Turn", organised by the Burda Academy for the

Third Millennium, takes place for the third time during the summer term 
2003. Just as the previous two lecture-series, netzspannung.org will 
stream and archive the lecture-series in 2003.

In the summer term 2003 renowned artists and scientists will talk about 
the growing influence of images on culture, society and science: 
photography, mass media and computer technology have eminently increased

the impact of images on culture, society and science. Different image 
concepts and phenomena will be discussed from an interdisciplinary point

of view. More information: http://www.iconic-turn.de/

Just as the previous Iconic Turn lecture series (summer term 2002 and 
winter term 2002/2003), all lectures will be archived on 
netzspannung.org: http://netzspannung.org/media-library/iconic-turn/en

- -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Lectures: dates of Live Streamings (also available under:
http://netzspannung.org/media-library/iconic-turn/en)

Stefan Heidenreich: Revolution der modernen Kunst -
was hat die Fotografie damit zu tun?
19.05.2003, 19:00 Uhr

Stephan Braunfels: Die europäische Stadt und die moderne Architektur
22.05.2003, 19:00 Uhr

Prof. Dr. Heinz Otto Peitgen: Ordnung im Chaos - Chaos in der Ordnung
Risse im mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Weltbild 05.06.2003, 19:00
Uhr

Prof. Dr. Barbara Maria Stafford: Towards a Cognitive Image History:
>From Iconic Turn to Cross-Sensory Pattern 26.06.2003, 19:00 Uhr Please
note: lecture in English

Bill Viola: Video Art, Sense Perception and Human Experience 30.06.2003,
19:00 Uhr Please note: lecture in English

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Heckl: Das Unsichtbare sichtbar machen -
Nanowissenschaft als Schüsseltechnologie des 21. Jahrhunderts
03.07.2003, 19:00 Uhr

Prof. Dr. Willibald Sauerländer: Iconic Turn? Eine Bitte um Ikonoklasmus
10.07.2003, 19:00 Uhr
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Iconic Turn is organized by the Burda Academy of the Third Millennium 
(part of the Hubert Burda Foundation), in cooperation with the 
Parmenides Centre for the Study of Thinking of the Ludwig Maximilians 
University Munich. http://www.iconic-turn.de/

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2. Exhibition of the Info-Jukebox at MediaLabMadrid
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The Info-Jukebox, developed at the MARS-Exploratory Media Lab, will be 
presented at the MediaLabMadrid, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque (c/ 
Conde Duque 9-11), Madrid, from May 20th until June 8th.

The Info-Jukebox presents a selection of video-clips about different 
MARS projects. The clips can be selected interactively by body gestures.

During the opening of the exhibition, Monika Fleischmann and Wolfgang 
Strauss, the directors of the MARS-Exploratory Media Lab at the 
Fraunhofer-Institute for Medienkommunikation, will give a lecture on the

site.

The exhibition of the MediaLabMadrid takes place in cooperation with the

Goethe Institute, Madrid.

Information about the exhibition:
http://www.goethe.de/wm/mad/sppausst.htm#V4
http://www.medialabmadrid.org

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3. Communicating Culture with Digital Media -
    Call for Entries
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The MARS-Exploratory Media Lab is preparing an online exhibition on 
"Communicating Culture with Digital Media". Projects and proposals can 
be submitted by May, 31. For further information see: 
http://netzspannung.org/cultural-heritage/en

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Editorial office netzspannung.org

Fraunhofer Inst. Media Communication
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Schloss Birlinghoven, D-53754 Sankt Augustin

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Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 11:01:38 +0200
From: "Vikas Nath" <vikas.nath {AT} undp.org>
Subject: gpgNet eForum: Agricultural R&D- Consequences of the Shifting Balance from Public to Private

Dear Colleagues,

I invite your participation in the discussion forum "Agricultural 
Research and Development: Consequences of the Shifting Balance from 
Public to Private" to be held on the global public goods Network 
(http://www.gpgNet.net) platform from 26 May to 9 June 2003. 

You may subscribe to the discussion forum by sending a blank email to 
subscribe-gpgnet-agri {AT} groups.undp.org

Considering the shift towards an increasing importance of private 
financing of agricultural R&D, the question arises: "Who will 
undertake R&D that addresses the challenges of the poor in developing 
countries?" Since the poor, along with other vulnerabilities, have low 
incomes, they lack the purchasing power to pull private R&D 
initiatives towards their problems and concerns. These facts are well 
known. And yet, they do happen; and they do persist.

So, what could be done to change the current incentive structures of 
governments in developing countries and their international 
development partners to reconsider the matter and augment support--
public and private-- for agricultural R&D on problems of the poor?

The complete background paper to the discussion would shortly be 
available at http://www.gpgnet.net/discussion.php

Please join us for this debate and share with us -and the  global 
public- your observations on this topic. 

Yours sincerely, 

Vikas Nath 
gpgNet.net Forum Manager 

Office of Development Studies
United Nations Development Programme
336 East 45th Street, Uganda House 
New York, NY 10017, USA
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on issues concerning the theory, policy design and practice of 
providing global public goods. 

26 May-9 June 2003: gpgNet.net Forum on "Agricultural Research and 
Development: Consequences of the Shifting Balance from Public to 
Private." Read the complete background paper to the discussion at 
http://www.gpgnet.net/discussion.php

To subscribe, send a blank email to 
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