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Jamie King         : Thinking Online - Call for Papers
Alex Galloway      : Beeing in Cyberspace - Call for Material
Gerard Greenway    : Angelaki: Intellectuals and Global Culture 
Democracy.net      : Hearing on Domain Names
Andreas Broeckmann : Syndicate's guide to ongoing autumn conferences
Vuk Cosic          : lady dx died in an attitude accident
Josephine Starrs   : diagnostic tools for the next millenium
Tina LaPorta       : Net.Art: TRACES
Tamas Banovich     : MacClassic online43


From: "Jamie King" <jamie@jamie.com>
Subject: Call for Papers : Thinking Online 
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 14:46:35 +0100

T h i n k i n g  O n l i n e        (2nd)        C A L L  F O R  P A P E R S 

1. What is 'Thinking Online'? 

'Thinking Online' is to be a compedium of Net criticism, positioning itself
(as Geert Lovink has put it) 'within the Net, inside the software and
wires'. Papers included in the collection will focus on a specific instance
or instances of the Net's divergent protocols - MUDs, MOOs, the Web,
IRC, VRML and so forth - and attempt to develop a theoretic, critical
and/or aesthetic means of approach to those protocols.

The purpose of the volume is twofold: to provide an exposition of new and
seminal online technologies, and to outline a series of potent critical
methodolgies for examining them. 'Thinking Online' is planned as an
accessible but in-depth resource, primarily for the academic community. 

2. What will a successful abstract look like? 

Papers appearing in this collection will share a series of distinct
characteristics. They will 

- focus on one or two prevalent Net protocols 

- display an in-depth technical and critical understanding of those
  protocols, sufficient to inform and educate readers with an
  intermediate understanding of the Net

- make clear their critical methodologies, to the extent that readers can
  begin to form some notion not only of the functionings of various
  technologies, but of means of approach to them 

- concentrate on providing a grounded, exhaustive account that helps to
  create a 'backbone' for the development of Net criticism. 

3. Who is the editor? 

Jamie King, the editor of 'Thinking Online', is a researcher into the
subject of information technology and contemporary culture at King Alfred's
College, Winchester. He also writes journalistically in the same field, and
has been the editor of a major UK national publication.  Jamie's full CV is
available upon request. 

4. Is there payment for the project? 

Writers for this collection will receive a commission fee. Details of the
likely fee are also available upon request. 

5. How far is the project developed, and what are the deadlines?  

Continuing interest in this collection has been shown by a significant
academic publisher, but the editorial team are still at the stage of
submitting a formal proposal.  For this we require ten or more solid
abstracts, outlining plans for papers of approximately 5,000 - 7,000
words. Shorter papers will be considered where the requirements
(see above) can be shown to be fulfilled.

Abstracts emailed to the adress below before 31st November will be
considered for inclusion within the proposal along with those already
submitted. Successful applicants will be notified by email and will be
comissioned to produce a complete paper. 

We hope this revised abstract has proved interesting and useful to you. 

Jamie King,
Thinking Online. 


T h i n k i n g  O n l i n e   		thinking_online@jamie.com

'Net criticism... positions itself within the Net, inside the software and
wires...[It] tries to formulate criteria about the politics, aesthetics,
economics and architecture of multimedia and computer networks.'
Geert Lovink, Lecture at ICC Tokyo, 19.12.96. 


Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 11:48:49 -0800
From: agalloway@rhizome.com (alex galloway)

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              * * *  C A L L   F O R   M A T E R I A L  * * *

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 an online event for
 new media art and theory
 at altx (www.altx.com)
 co-organized by
 mark amerika and
 alex galloway

September 1st, 1997
For Immediate Release


The exhibition "DIGITAL STUDIES," co-organized by mark amerika and alex
galloway, will showcase leading theoretical and artistic work in the
field of new media.

 > new media theory
 > digital studies
 > hyperfiction
 > web projects / net.art

 > cyborg-narrators
 > html conceptualism
 > navigational aesthetics
 > networked intelligentsia
 > self-transmission radio
 > open(BOMB, ">>$la_bombe");
 > ARTificial life
 > typographical disembodiment (the layered-effect)
 > prophetic nerves

 > soft deadline for submissions: October 1st, 1997
 > exhibition goes public: November 1st, 1997

For information and submissions please contact alex galloway
(arg2@duke.edu) or visit http://www.duke.edu/~arg2.

^^^  ^^^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^^^^^  ^^^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^^^ ^


Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 18:00:54 +0100
From: Gerard Greenway <angelaki@angelaki.demon.co.uk>

Spoon-Announcements     Please circulate     Sept. 17, 1997

                   > From  A N G E L A K I <
     An international journal of the theoretical humanities

                  Winner: "Best New Journal"  
   Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Awards 1996

                     New issue just out...

                        _Angelaki_ 2.3

Charlie Blake  School of Cultural Studies, Nene College, UK
Linnie Blake   Dept. of English and History, The Manchester
               Metropolitan University, UK

17 pieces from international authors examining the role of the
intellectual in a globalised world. Contributions from Jean
Baudrillard, Tricia Rose and McKenzie Wark, and a fine
philosophical farewell to Gilles Deleuze from his longtime Paris
VIII colleague Rene Scherer...

The figure of the intellectual has, for some years, been the object
of anxious self-scrutiny. As intellectuals debate their changing role
in the contemporary world, issues relating to intellectual
genealogy, the loss of intellectual authority, the necessity of
cultural specificity and the will to universal truth have been
passionately argued.

Examining these often inflammatory debates, and tracing
consistencies of thought and action, _Intellectuals and Global
Culture_ draws together contributions from both within and without
the academy, from Africa, Latin America, Australasia and the
United States, from Western Europe and the former Eastern bloc,
to explore the identity, role, status and responsibilities of the
intellectual, both historically and now.

The collection will be of wide interest to students and researchers
in the humanities and the arts, and to others concerned for the
future of intellectual production and critical knowledge.

                         > Contents <

1.  Editorial Introduction - Charlie Blake and Linnie Blake  
2.  Antipodality - McKenzie Wark 
3.  Neohispanism: A Program for Tongue Dispossession - Alberto 
4.  The Impertinence of Intellectuals: Democracy and
    Postmodernity in Latin America - Joanildo A. Burity
5.  Postmodern or Post-Totalitarian: The Reality of the Crisis of 
    the Bulgarian Intellectual - Yanna Popova
6.  Stop Making Sense: Heiner Muller, Germany and Intellectuals 
    - Angelica Michelis
7.  Rainbow Fragments - David Hallowes
8.  Falling Down: Intellectuals, Scholars and Popular Culture 
    - Tim Shakesby
9.  So Here Comes a Book That Makes Everything Easy: Towards 
    a Theory of Intellectual History in the Field of Intellectual     
    Production - Jon Beasley-Murray
10. Critical Mass: Intellectual Politics and the Mode of Complexity 
    - Charlie Blake
11. The Terror of the Law: Judaism and International
    Institutions - Gary Banham
12. On Four Formulas That Might Sum Up the Deleuzian         
    Philosophy - Rene Scherer
13. A Jew, a Red, a Whore, a Bomber: Becoming Emma          
    Goldman, Rhizomatic Intellectual - Linnie Blake
14. Jean Baudrillard: Transintellectual? - Paul Sutton 
15. Accelerated Aesthetics: Paul Virilio's _The Vision Machine_ 
    - John Armitage 
16. Ain't I an Intellectual Too? An Interview with Tricia Rose 
    - Caroline Ukoumunne 
17. Endangered Species? An Interview with Jean Baudrillard 
    - Paul Sutton 

                 > Specifications and Price <

_Intellectuals and Global Culture_ (_Angelaki_ 2.3).
July 1997. 17 pieces. 240pp (c. 110,000 wds). 
Illus. Size: 21cm x 14.8cm. ISBN: 1-899567-05-4. 

The issue (for individuals) is US$10/5 pounds including air p+p.

An individual sub to Volume 2 (3 issues; 600+ pages) is
US$24/12 pounds including air p+p. The other two issues in the
volume are _Home and Family_ (2.1; 200pp) and _Authorizing
Culture_ (2.2; 168pp).

Or *any three issues* of _Angelaki_ at the cost of a volume
subscription (US$24/12 pounds).

See website for contents of back issues, or e-mail a contents list
request (addresses just below).

Please send your cheque (payable to Angelaki) to:
44 Abbey Road
Oxford  OX2 0AE
United Kingdom

Orders are dispatched immediately on receipt. 
E-mail confirmation of receipt/dispatch if required.

Further information: E-mail <greenway@angelaki.demon.co.uk>
                     Web    <http://www.bookshop.co.uk/angelaki/> 
                     (please ignore discrepant prices at website, 
                     prices are as given here).

                 > About  A N G E L A K I <

Established in September of 1993, _Angelaki_ is an independent
international journal of the theoretical humanities. The journal
publishes two thematic collections and one general or open issue
per volume. _Angelaki_ is a peer-reviewed serial. The journal is
currently indexed in the _MLA International Bibliography_,
_MHRA Annual Bibliography_, _The Year's Work in English
Studies_, _The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory_ and
_The Literary Criticism Register_. ISSN: 0969-725X. 

_Angelaki_ was the 1996 recipient of the Council of Editors of
Learned Journals' "Best New Journal" award.

Please consider recommending a subscription to your library
(committee) -- "Worthy of all but the smallest college libraries,"
_Library Journal_.

                         Please forward.

                            Thank you.

                       Full contact details:
Gerard Greenway
managing editor
A N G E L A K I            E-mail: greenway@angelaki.demon.co.uk
44  Abbey  Road            Tel:    +44 (0)1865 793 891
Oxford  OX2 0AE            Fax:    +44 (0)1865 791 372
United  Kingdom            Web:    http://www.bookshop.co.uk/angelaki/

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                         Government Without Walls
Update No.13              http://www.democracy.net/           Sep 21 1997
Table of Contents

 - Hearings on the domain name system in the House Science committee
   scheduled for September 25th and 30th.
 - About democracy.net


Domain names, like "democracy.net", "netscape.com", and "feedmag.com"
are the virtual front porches, store fronts, and signposts of
cyberspace.  They are also the most visible part of a complex Internet
infrastructure that most users never come in contact with, but none
the less vital to the functioning of the network.

As a result, issues surrounding the future of the domain name
infrastructure are inextricably linked to the future of the medium.

As the Internet enters its final stages in the transition between a
government supported research tool to a privatized commercially driven
medium, important questions are being raised about how the infrastructure
will be governed.  At its core is the controversy surrounding the domain
name system.

Will it become harder to acquire your own domain?  Who will own the
ongoing domain name fees that the current domain name owners pay?  Will
the method of arbitrating disputes over domain name ownership change?
Will a competitive market create a more stable infrastructure or one
even less stable than we depend upon now?

The Subcommittee on Basic Research in the House Science Committee will
explore these and other issues during a two part hearing on September
25 and 30th. The Committee has arranged for the hearings to be
cybercast live via democracy.net -- a joint project of the Center for
Democracy and Technology and the Voters Telecommunications watch to
encourage citizen participation in the democratic process.

The purpose of these hearings is to review the history and current status
of the domain name system, the relationship between the National
Science Foundation (NSF) and Network Solutions Incorporated (NSI),
NSF's role in the transition of the domain name system to private
sector control at the termination of the cooperative agreement with NSI
in March 1998, alternative proposals from within the Internet
Community, and the role of the Federal government in the future of the
Domain Name System.

We urge you to be a part of this debate by reading up on the issues
surrounding the domain name system, and then participating in the two
hearings in the House Science Committee on September 25th and 30th.  As
usual, you'll be able to watch and listen to these events in real time
with RealAudio and still video, chat with other Internet users, and
submit your own input to the committee for consideration.

  WHEN:   10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 25, 1997 (7:00am Pacific)
  WHERE:  2318 Rayburn House Office Building or http://www.democracy.net/
      Witness List:
      -Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Acting Deputy Director, National Science
       Foundation, Arlington, VA
      -The Honorable Larry Irving, Assistant Secretary for Communication
       and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC
      -Dr. Jonathan B. Postel, Director, Computer Networks Division,
       Marina del Rey, CA
      -Mr. Gabriel A. Battista, Chief Executive Office, Network Solutions
       Incorporated, Herndon, VA

The second hearing will take place on Tuesday Sep 30, 1997 at 10:00am
(Eastern).  Watch http://www.democracy.net for details.

You will need RealAudio and a telnet application to access this event.
Although we will not have a live audio-to-text transcription service
available for deaf participants, we will endeavor to have one made after
the hearing.  If you know of any pro-bono stenographers, please let
contact us at webmaster@democracy.net.

From: Andreas Broeckmann <abroeck@v2.nl>
( cut from the formidable Syndicate Newsletter ) 

* Dates of (some) upcoming events and exhibitions *
(check the archive at http://www.v2.nl/mail/v2east for postings about these

- 30 August - 1 October: near the beginning, Plasy/Cz
- 28 August - 9 October: Parallelen, Berlin/D
- 6 - 12 September: Just Watch, Zurich/CH
- 8 -13 September 1997: Ars Electronica Festival, Linz/A
- 12 - 18 September 1997: World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam/NL
- 15 September - 15 October 1997: Messages/REflections, Chisinau/Md
- 22 - 27 September 1997: ISEA 97, Chicago/USA
- 26 September - 4 October 1997: l'immagine leggera, Palermo/IT
- 1 - 3 October 1997: Digitale, Cologne/D
- 3 - 23 October 1997: Hi-Tech/Art '97, Brno/CZ
- 4 - 11 October 1997: 3rd Festival of Computer Arts, Maribor/SI
- 5 October - 2 November 1997: Screens, Trondheim/NO
- 7 - 19 October 1997: Interstanding 2, Tallinn/EE
- 10 - 12 October 1997: ROOTless  '97, Hull/UK
- 16 - 26 October 1997: VIPER 97, Lucerne/CH
- 17 - 24 October: CITY OF WOMEN, Ljubljana/Si
- 18 October 1997: opening ZKM, Karlsruhe/D
- 21 October 1997: SeaFair: Interactive Narration/Int. CD ROM exhibition,
- 24 October 1997: opening Multimediale 5, Karlsruhe/D
- Nov - December: Da-Da-Net, Moscow/Ru
- 3 - 9 November 1997: LADA 97, Rimini/It + San Marino/SM
- 5 - 9 November 1997: OSTranenie, Dessau/D
- 8 - 16 November 1997: Art & Communication, Valencia/ES
- 10 - 16 November 1997: Video and Electronic Art Festival, Riga/LV
- 4 -7 December 1997: Recycling the Future, Vienna/A
- 5 - 7 December 1997: VideoMedeja, Novi Sad/YU
- September 1998: Videonale 8 , Bonn/D
- September 1998: ISEA98, Liverpool&Manchester/UK
- November 1998: DEAF98, Rotterdam/NL


From: "Vuk Cosic" <vuk@kud-fp.si>
To: nettime-l@Desk.nl
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 21:55:53 CET
Subject: lady dx died in an attitude accident


It is with tears in my eyes that I am informing all subscribers that
the legendary web site of the Documenta X is not longer among us, at
least it is not there where they've put it.

While I was just downloading the last details of the 
Mullican project the following message appeared:

Sorry, after documenta X this website has totally changed and most
pages doesn't exist any more.

Please start at the homepage 

http://www.ljudmila.org/~vuk/dx/ is the place to look, you know that



Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 20:57:47 +0200
From: j.starrs@berlin.snafu.de (JosephineStarrs & LeonCmielewski)    
Subject: [7-11] diagnostic tools
Reply-To: 7-11@mail.ljudmila.org

Diagnostic Tools For The New Millennium
a vapourware project by Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski

Life in the new millennium will require complex and precise tools. When
this post-human, post-optimist, post-feminist, post-ideological decade
crashes, these 'diagnostic tools' will be needed to verify our corrupted

"We're becoming the objects of our own technology and we better get used to
Gregory Stock (biophysicist) on cloning humans.

"I want them and so do you"
Nicholas Negroponte on digital intermediaries.

."....i cant fuck anyone unless i've had 6 months
of email foreplay beforehand"

We are interested in the fact that our experiences are increasingly
mediated by new technologies. In the rush to leave the meat behind, the
disembodied self is relishing its new found flexibility and mobility while
conversely, the boundaries between nature and technology are blurring
further and the desire for and obsession with information seems to be
reaching fetishistic proportions.


Visit our website and send us your data so we can abuse it!


Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 18:33:02 -0500
From: laporta@interport.net (Tina LaPorta)
Subject: Net.Art: TRACES


Tina LaPorta, Artist-in-Resident on the Ars Electronica Web Site

TRACES is a web-based video installation which explores concepts of
presence and absence within a digital environment.

This project is the first installment in a series of Web pieces which will
continue to explore, in a variety of media, the dispersed presence of an
artistic vision within a networked environment.

TRACES runs best with QuickTime installed, using Netscape.

Plans are underway to develop a CD-Rom version of the work.

Please send comments to:

Tina LaPorta


Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 02:37:45 +0100 (MET)
To: Tamas Banovich <postmasters@thing.net>
Subject: MacClassic online43

There is information, photos, video available of our current exhibition
"MacClassics" at:

 http://www.thing.net/~pomaga .

Participants:   Nam Szeto and Steven Cannon (i/o 360), Ervin Redl, Eric 
Adigard & Patricia McShane (M.A.D.), Kevin SawadBrooks, John F. Simon Jr., 
Perry Hoberman, Terbo Ted (TerboLizard), DavidKaram (post tool), Joan 
Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans (jodi.org), Andy Deck, Erik Rosewear, David 
Oppenheim, Tom Flemming.
Some of the artists made special sites relating to their work in the 
exhibition, those links are active in the "MacClassics list of work" 
window.(click on the title to call it up).

Tamas Banovich                                        Postmasters Gallery
postmasters@thing.net                                    80 Greene Street 
http://www.thing.net/~pomaga                           New York, NY 10012
fax: 212 431 4679                                     voice: 212 941 5711
no e-mail larger than 1.6mb, please 

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