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-- SeaFair 97 - call / Melentie Pandilosvki

-- 6th International Vilém Flusser Symposium / Adele Eisenstein

-- geekgirl#9 *woof & doof* out now! / rosie x

-- Elecronic empires : global media and local resistance / Peter Every

-- abroeck's great conf schedule / Andreas Broeckmann


From: Felipe Rodriquez <felipe@xs4all.nl>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 01:15:04 +0100 (MET)

Contrast: praktiese regelzaken


 Amsterdam, March 1, 1997


 Nel van Dijk, MEP for GroenLinks (NL), as of today will publish on the
 Internet a selection of documents drafted by the Dutch EU presidency for the
 Intergovernmental Conference (IGC).
 The location (URL) is http://www.xs4all.nl/~nelvdijk.
 The IGC is preparing the revision of the Treaty on the European Union, to be
 concludes at the Amsterdam Euro Summit coming June.
 The utterly confidential documents are the so-called non-papers, containing
 the Dutch Presidency's proposals for the revision of the Maastricht treaty.
 Two documents are published to start with, one on flexibility in the
 European Union and another on the extension of qualified majority voting in
 the council of ministers.
 In the coming days other documents will appear on Nel van Dijk's Internet site.

 Nel van Dijk:" Some days ago the media reported that the Dutch presidency
 had been criticized by other governments for going beyond the limits of
 openness. On a Internet server of a European research and developments
 program, CORDIS,(http://www.cordis.lu/dutch.html) the Dutch presidency in a
 special corner had published the minutes of a European working party on
 R & D. Well even that was too much for some. I cannot trace anymore the
 document that caused the uproar. Furtively deleted ?
 The documents that I publish concern the future of Europe and should be
 public. Secrecy in Europe, namely on Council level is that strict that the
 documents even are not entitled to a name, so they call them non-papers.
 I think interested citizens are entitled to know where we are heading. And
 what I read in the documents, is not exactly predicting much for democracy,
 however if they are accessible anyone can get to know them unfiltered and
 make up his /her minds.?"


SEAFair '97

The Center for Computer Arts
will premiere the

Skopje Electronic Arts Fair '97

SEAFair is the first manifestation of this kind on the Balkans,
bringing together International web artists, multimedia artists, media
critics and theorists, as well as the interested audience. SEAFair is
conceived to be a serial of international events, exhibitions/video
conferences, which will explore the creation and existing of new media
and electronic arts and venues. SEAFair will at the same time serve as
an international and intercultural meeting point of arts and

The CefCA [Center for Computer Arts]
which acts within the frameworks of the
Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje
web site
will be updated frequently and will contain full information on these

Call for contributions

First Event
Theme: Altering Visions on the Net

Venue:  Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art
May 21 - 24, 1997 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia


An international call for web based art.
The exhibition Altering Visions on the Net is based in the
complexities, achievements and limits of the web art projects.  The
theme for the first four-day event will be the Altering Visions on the
Net. The exhibition will concentrate on investigating the new ways of
artistic working and featuring different artistic languages of
expression on the net. The addressed issues will be the visions of the
artists and technicians opposed to the limits dictated by technology
or assisted by the merits of the same. Altering visions on the Net is
especially interested in original innovative projects. The exhibition
welcomes all projects using information technology and different
multi-media applications, hypertext, vrml. The exhibition is conceived
as an encounter of artists, technologies and visionaries. The selected
international projects will be presented in the Skopje Museum of
Contemporary Art, accompanied with a one day workshop directed at
qualifying the local artists and audience for complex media projects.
The submitted projects will pass through a juried election process.
The authors of the projects retain all of the copyrights.

Proposals should contain

- abstract
- title of project
- URL addresses of projects (if already existing)
- technical equipment requirements for the presentation
- curriculum vitae

The selected artists will be contacted and will be provided with the
guidelines and an FTP address where the projects can be uploaded. When
sending the projects please send description of any additional changes
that have to be done locally.

Dead line for submission: April 15, 1997

Notification of acceptance: April 25, 1997

Also announcing:

Second event
Theme: Troubled Interactivity

CuSeeMe Conference
Venue: Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art
Date of exhibition: June 10, 1997.

Proposals for the CuSeeMe conference should especially focus on the
artistic, cultural and social implications arousing from the
phenomenon of electronic arts and its practical applications in the
area of the south-eastern Europe/Balkans. The Conference is by no
means limited to this geographical area but is open to the entire art

The proposals should contain:
- abstract
- list of names of interested participants and cities which they come
from - curriculum vitae - e-mail addresses, - web address

Dead line for proposals: May 1, 1997.

The selected proposal for the CUSeeMe Conference will be announced on
May 10, 1997. The Conference will be available internationally through
the net as well as locally projected on large screens in the Skopje
Museum of Contemporary Art.

Third Event
Selected Theme: Interactive Narration

International CD ROM exhibition
Venue:  Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art
Date of exhibition: 21 October 1997

The Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art will act as a central venue for
the exhibition. The central theme for the exhibition will be the
Interactive Narration. Besides the CD ROM presentations the cinema
hall of the Museum will be used as a focal point for the discussions
about the CD ROM  projects. Projects will be carefully selected in
order to cover a wide variety of used approaches in the achieving of
the interactive narration. The exhibition should urge the creation of
new CD ROMs in Macedonia and the territory of the Balkans. Send Video
tapes of the CD ROMs (for viewing) and the actual CD ROMs (Pc/Mac) for
the exhibition by July 1, 1997. Proposals should also contain: -
Curriculum Vitae - e-mail addresses

Announcement of the selected projects CD ROMs by September 10, 1997.

Submit  proposals for the events to:
Melentie Pandilovski, Curator of SEAFair '97
Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje, Macedonia
Ruzveltova 34, 91000 Skopje
tel/fax:        389.

Melentie Pandilovski
assistant director

Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje
Ruzveltova 34
91000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Tel/Fax: 389.91.361.855
e-mail:  mpandil@soros.org.mk    scca@soros.org.mk


Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 21:45:17 +0100
From: Adele Eisenstein <adele@caesar.elte.hu>
Subject: 6th International Vilém Flusser Symposium

media metaphors, play & provocation

6th international Vilém Flusser symposium & event series
march 15-19 1997 budapest hungary

C3, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Budapest, Měcsarnok (Kunsthalle
Budapest) and the Intermedia Department of the Hungarian Academy of Fine
Arts, will present the 6th International Vilém Flusser Symposium and series
of related events, entitled "Intersubjectivity: media metaphors, play &
provocation," from March 15 - 19, 1997, in Budapest, Hungary. Our aim is to
continue the discussion of the theoretical work of Vilém Flusser and to
demonstrate the importance of his writings regarding the European, in
particular Hungarian, context. Invited international and Hungarian speakers
will present lectures dealing with the elements of provocation and play, key
concepts of Flusser's oeuvre, and on media metaphors and intersubjectivity,
as well as drawing parallels to the recent theoretical media issues of our

The two-day symposium held at the Měcsarnok will be accompanied by an
exhibition of works by Hungarian artists reflecting on Flusser, presented in
the ExplorationLab, media gallery of C3. The official opening of the entire
series of events will coincide with the opening of the exhibition
"Reflections on Flusser" on March 15, 18:00, at C3. The symposium takes
place March 16-17, 10:00-19:00, at the Mucsarnok (Kunsthalle Budapest),
Torley Terem, at Hosok tere (Heroes Sq.). All lectures and discussions will
be simultaneously translated in Hungarian, English and German. Over two
evenings, public events at Goethe-Institut Budapest will also expand upon
the works of Flusser. There will also be multimedia presentations by
Hungarian artists and media experts, as well as the presentation of two
Hungarian translations of Flusser's works. These events take place on March
18 at 18:00 and March 19 at 19:00.

 C o n f i r m e d   S p e a k e r s
Marie-Luise Angerer "The Body as Interface"
László Beke "Suprises - Flusser"
Lubor Benda "Game: The Future of Work and Communicaton"
Pierre Bongiovanni "CICV"
Gábor Bora "Interobjectivity: the link from communication to information and
back again"
Zoltán Galántai "The New Hypermedia Metaphor: The Web"
Ladislav Galeta "Between Light" video screening
Marina Grzinic "The Net Called: 'Human Relations'"
Erkki Huhtamo "Elephant in the Keyhole - Media archeological approaches to
the history of the screen"
Gottfried Jäger "Animato. The work of art in the era of its electronic
Dietmar Kamper "Zerodimension images. Vilém Flusser's re-interpretation of
the power of images"
Ryszard Kluszczynski "Irony and Metaphor: On Two Tendencies in Polish Media
Thomas Knöfel "We are such stuff as dreams are made on... - The term
"virtuality" in the writings of Jean Baudrillard and Vilém Flusser"
Klaus Kreimeier "Flusser's Notion of Posthistory and the End of Communication"
Hans Ulrick Reck "Immersive Environment: The Gesamkunstwerk of the 21st
Zoltán Sebôk "The Virus"
János Sugár "The Limits of Efficiency - The Fate of the Secularised Decisions"
Ákos Szilágyi "The Raw and the Cooked: Russia‚s Mediatization"
József A. Tillmann "The Capacity of Metaphor"
Milos Vojtechovsky "Lair - Media - Tedium"
Siegfried Zielinski "Art and Apparatus - Dramatizing the Interface"

P r o g r a m
M a r c h   1 5  -  1 9   1 9 9 7

Saturday 15
Reflections on Flusser
Exhibition and Event Series Opening
C3 Center for Culture & Communication
(exhibition open until April 6)

Sunday 16  -  Monday 17
media metaphors, play & provocation
6th International Vilem Flusser Symposium

Tuesday 18
Book Presentation
Die Schrift (Tartos Hullam - Balassi Publisher)
Das Bett (Kijarat Publisher)
by Vilem Flusser in Hungarian translation
Goethe-Institut Budapest

Wednesday 19
The Code
Lecture and performance by Gusztav Hamos, Miklos Peternak and Zoltan
Goethe-Institut Budapest
(exhibition open until 25 March)

Intersubjectivity: media metaphors, play & provocation
Advisory Committee:
Lászlo Beke, director, Mucsarnok
Wolfgang Meissner, Goethe-Institut Budapest
Matthias Müller-Wieferig, Goethe-Institut Budapest
Miklos Peternak, chair of the board, C3;
Zoltan Sebok, theoretician; J.A.Tillmann, theoretician
Suzanne Meszoly, director C3 <smeszoly@c3.hu>
Adele Eisenstein, coordinator C3 <aeisenstein@c3.hu>
Agnes Veronika Kovacs, coordinator C3 <akovacs@c3.hu>


Orszaghaz utca 9, Budapest 1014 (PO Box 419, Budapest 1537, Hungary)
Tel 36.1.214-6856  Fax 36.1.214-6872

Intersubjectivity: media metaphors, play & provocation
15-19 March 1997
Official opening of events: 15 March 1997, 6 pm
Locations:	C3: Center for Culture & Communication
		Goethe-Institut Budapest
		Měcsarnok (Kunsthalle Budapest), Törley terem

We are pleased to invite you to attend a
at C3: Center for Culture & Communication
(Budapest I., Országház u. 9)
on Friday, 14 March 1997 at 11:00 am

including a discussion with some of the symposium participants,
and a preview of the exhibition Reflections on Flusser

Please see the attached PRESS RELEASE for a brief overview of the
Intersubjectivity: media metaphors, play & provocation

For further information, please contact Adele Eisenstein, Ágnes Veronika
Kovács or Suzanne Mészöly at C3:
Tel.:  214.6856
Fax:  214.6872

Adele Eisenstein
check http://muu.lib.hel.fi/me

Adele Eisenstein, Program Coordinator
C3: Center for Culture & Communication
Soros Foundation Hungary
Orszaghaz u. 9, Budapest 1014
Pf. 419, Budapest 1537 Hungary
tel: 36.1/ 214.6856
fax: 36.1/ 214.6872


Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 14:16:37 +1100 (EDT)
From: geekgirl <spyfood@drjones.next.com.au>
Subject: geekgirl#9 *woof & doof* out now!

                       A kennel of one's own.

It's a well known fact a girl's best friend is her dog! The world's first
and most popular cyberfeminist hyperzine presents *woof* & *doof*.
Issue #9 is just itchin' to hit the road & goes online March 1, '97.

Never work with dogs or artists? Well find out for yourself! Produced with
the assistance of the Australia Council for the Arts *W&D* is a fun look
at kids, kelpies, kreatures and kosmic beings.

We hear news of the Australian spoken Word tour of Terence McKenna; meet
Vali Myers Australian born artist at home in her wildlife oasis in Italy;
lots of info about geekgirl's fave organisation "Guide Dogs for the
Blind"; Critter from Bohemian Ink tackles some gnarly questions; Miriam
from Wrong Kind of Stoneage pays homage to Gracie and sings a tune-or-two;
plus some hot shockwave, animation (and upcoming doof) by - Laura Jordan,
Sally Harbison, RobJ and Komninos. Monika Jansch gets let out and does
Dip, Dunk, Dog and we have sniffed out some more Penapls as Therapy, and
Hollywood Hound Dogs. Yelp-Yippee!..

Visit! you'll enjoy the RealAudio, Poodle Parlor and some kewl
comps for kids and all kreatures. For the fussy types you'll nibble on the
new merchandise and play with paper dogs. An extensive wired hair women's
section is also included this issue to celebrate International Women's

Thanks for your support in ensuring geekgirl continues to lead the way..

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[via RRE]

Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997 10:44:54 +0000
From: Peter Every <arx042@coventry.ac.uk>



Hillman Theatre
Coventry University
28-29 March 1997



9.30 		Registration and coffee

10.45 	Introduction
		Daya Thussu
		Coventry University

11.00 	Session 1: Electronic Empires - Corporate Colonialism?

		Keynote address
		A Century of Expectations and Preparations for Global Electronic 		
		Herbert Schiller
		University of California

		An Islamic Perspective on the Globalisation of Electronic Empires
		Ali Mohammadi
		Nottingham Trent University

12.45  	Lunch

2.00 		Session 2: Globalisation and Media Convergence

		A  Missing Dimension: Engendering Debate in International 		
		Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi
		Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester

		Murdoch and Other Satellite Empires: A UK Perspective on Media 		
		Granville Williams
		Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom

3.30 		Tea

3.45 		Session 3: Towards a Global Public Sphere?

		What Price the Public Sphere?
		Jim McGuigan
		Coventry University

		Global Media - Creating a Global Public Sphere?
		Colin Sparks
		University of Westminster

		Electronic Empires: Privatising Public Space
		Edward S. Herman
		University of Pennsylvania

6.30		Reception


9.30 		Session 4: Technologies of Electronic Empires

		Virtually Ignored: Prospects for Cybercitizenship
		Peter Golding
		Loughborough University

		Digital Media as Paranoiac Environment
		Les Levidow
		Open University

		The Internet and the Global Public Sphere
		Anuradha Vittachi
		Editor and Co-Director, OneWorld Online

11.15		Coffee

11.30 	Session 5: Electronic Empires - Global Culture, Global News?

		Consumption and Ambivalence: Autonomy and Submission in the Global
  Cultural Arena
		Marie Gillespie
		University of Wales (Swansea)

		Media Imperialism Revisited
		Oliver Boyd-Barrett
		Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester

		Global News - Infotainment and Corporate Propaganda
		Daya Thussu
		Coventry University

1.30 		Lunch

2.30 		Session 6: Alternatives to Electronic Empires?

		Global Audience - Local Consumption
		David Morley
		Goldsmiths College, University of London

		Global Media and Local Resistance: From Tactic to Strategy?
		Tony Dowmunt
		Series Editor 'Channels of Resistance,' Channel 4 TV

3.45 		Discussion

4.30 		Tea and depart


Date: Sat, 1 Mar 1997 21:52:20 +0100
From: abroeck@v2.nl (Andreas Broeckmann)
Subject: Syndicate: V2_East/Syndicate Newsletter 97/02
Sender: owner-syndicate@AEC.at


* Dates of (some) upcoming events and exhibitions *
(info below or in Newsletter 96/..)

- 24 March - 27 April 1997: Lab (Media Art Exhibition), Warsaw/PL
- 4/5/6 April 1997: Virtual World Orchestra, Glasgow/Scotland (96/12)
- 11 April - 18 May 1997: Video Positive 97, Liverpool & Manchester/UK (96/12)
- April 28-May 3, 1997 Mediawave festival in Gyor/HU
- 30 April-4 May 1997: WRO 97, Wroclaw/PL (96/10b)
- 7 - 11 May 1997: EMAF, the European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck/D (97/01)
- 23 May - 1 June 1997: transmedia/10th Videofest, Berlin/D (97/01)
- 3 June - (?) 1997: E-Mail Art 4, Bratislava/SK (97/01)
- 6 June - 6 July, 1997: ARTEC'97, 5th Internal Biennale in Nagoya/JP (96/12)
- 21 June - 29 September 1997: Documenta X, Kassel/D
- 8 - 10 August 1997: Hacking In Progress, HIP97, Almere/NL (97/01)
- 8 -13 September 1997: Ars Electronica Festival, Linz/A
- 12 - 18 September 1997: World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam/NL
- 22 - 27 September 1997: ISEA 97, Chicago/USA (96/12)
- 4 - 11 October 1997: 3rd Festival of Computer Arts, Maribor/SI
- 16 - 26 October 1997: VIPER 97, Lucerne/CH (97/01)
- 18 October 1997: opening ZKM, Karlsruhe/D
- 24 October 1997: opening Multimediale 5, Karlsruhe/D
- 5 - 9 November 1997: OSTranenie, Dessau/D
- 18 - 30 November 1997: DEAF 97, Rotterdam/NL
- 5 - 7 December 1997: VideoMedeja, Novi Sad/YU
- September 1998: Videonale 8 , Bonn/D
- September 1998: ISEA98, Liverpool&Manchester/UK


*Please, send information that you feel should appear in the next edition
of this newsletter (deadline: 30 March 97) to: abroeck@v2.nl.

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