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01 . Bureau of Public Secrets   . New critique of socially engaged
02 . Paul Dombrowski            . Invitation to Participate in Survey
03 . Ona Jaruseviciute          . The exhibition "Lodge opus nr2"
04 . Kalina Bunevska            . Invitation
05 . isea                       . ISEA Meeting at INVENCAO
06 . Melentie Pandilovski       . Artists&Refugees
07 . Slobodan Markovic          . The Reality Check
08 .            . sTALK 10
09 . teo                        . FOR PRIVATE USE
10 . m@                         . Cracking the Maze

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Date:  Sat, 17 Jul 1999 14:52:00 -0700
From: "Bureau of Public Secrets" <>
Subject:  ann! ...  New critique of socially engaged Buddhism

Six years ago Ken Knabb wrote "Strong Lessons for Engaged
Buddhists," a leaflet welcoming the emergence of socially
engaged Buddhism while pointing out a number of its
shortcomings. The leaflet was widely distributed and
reprinted, and stirred up a certain amount of (sometimes
heated) debate among Buddhist groups.

In a new text, "Evading the Transformation of Reality:
Engaged Buddhism at an Impasse," Knabb elaborates on his
earlier criticisms in the context of a recent collection of
engaged Buddhist articles and renews his challenge to more
public discussion of these issues.

"Strong Lessons for Engaged Buddhists" is online at

"Evading the Transformation of Reality" is online at

* * *

Texts of related interest at the same website:

"Advantages and Limits of Nonviolence"

"The War and the Spectacle" (on the Gulf war, the media, and
various antiwar strategies)

"More Interesting Problems" (spiritual aspects of a
liberated society)

"Magnanimity and Mysticism" (from an appreciation of Kenneth

"Do We Need Snyder for Poet-Priest?" (disruption of a Gary
Snyder poetry reading)

"The Realization and Suppression of Religion" (critique of
the situationist perspective on religion)

"Zen Practice" (from Knabb's autobiography)

* * *

P.O. Box 1044, Berkeley CA 94701, USA

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>Date:         Mon, 19 Jul 1999 09:04:11 -0400
>From:         "N. Lerman, H-SCI-MED-TECH" <>
>Subject:      Invitation to Participate in Survey
>Paul Dombrowski <> writes:
>I am writing to invite those interested to take a survey about our
>forthcoming Ph.D. program in Texts and Technology.  Because studies will
>include the history of technology and science and the social impact of
>technology on and through discourse, we anticipate that HSMT subscribers
>will be interested in the program.
>The program is now in the needs assessment phase of advanced planning.
>It explores the relationship between technology and discourse of all
>kinds from written texts to sound bites to splash pages.  Texts include
>everything from medical illustrations and on-line help, to virtual
>reality and training, to entertainment and art.  It will both study the
>past and anticipate as well as shape developments in the future.
>Studies will include both academic and industrial components, with each
>student choosing which to emphasize. Please excuse duplicate
>postings--we are reaching out to a broad audience with this
>multidisciplinary program. Our official invitation follows:
>The Department of English of the University of Central Florida is
>proposing to the Florida Board of Regents a new Ph.D. degree in Texts
>and Technology.  To meet the Board's requirements, we are seeking
>responses to a short survey that will help us to establish the need for
>this new degree program. Please help us by completing this short survey
>form located at We promise that we
>will use the data collected from this site for this needs assessment
>only, and the anonymity of all responses will be protected.  Thank you
>Paul M. Dombrowski, Assoc. Prof.
>Department of English
>University of Central Florida
>Orlando, FL  32816
>Phone: (407) 823-2279 or 673-4412

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Date:  Tue, 20 Jul 1999 0:5:23 +0100
From: § <>
Subject:  ann! ...  Fw: The exhibition "Lodge opus nr2"

From: "Ona Jaruseviciute" <>

Dear  artist ,
The group of Lodge organises the  exhibition "Lodge opus nr2" in Rotterdam,
The Netherlands.This will be  second Lodge exhibition ,it will take place in
Rotterdam Contemporary Art Centre ,date is not exact,about the middle or the
end of the  this winter  2000. You will be informed.You can read about the
Lodge and to find the  main conception at the
( the sound is not available at this moment)
The conception  of  that new exhibition is:
 1.humour, and humour is first from all ,but also it can be very
serious  work ;
 2. critic on postmodern culture - relativism, multiculture,
pluralism, religions and etc.;
 3.or without any critic, maybe simply sharp look at yoursef
or to somebody;
 4.the   Last Days, the the  End  of the World, Somebody is
coming,isn't it ?
Read the pages of the Lodge and create new art ,send your  genius
ideas,documentation and CV (photo,video,slides,sounds and music,websites )
to me or ask for more information.The Lodge is looking for new ,very
talented ,  very brave artists . The Lodge addresses are:
Ona Jaruseviciute
Berkelselaan 31B
3037 PB Rotterdam
The Netherlands (this address is available until November,1999)
Address available from November 1999:
Stichting Kunst & Complex
Keileweg 26
3029 BT Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Best ragards

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 13:40:25 +0200
From: Kalina Bunevska <>
Subject: Invitation

The Center for Contemporary Art - Skopje, Macedonia
cordially invites You to attend the opening of the exhibition

- Hristina Ivanoska
- Slavica Janeslieva
- Oliver Musovic
- Dubravko Naumov
- Dejan Spasovic
- Ana Stojkovic (
- Violeta Capovska

Wednesday, 21.07.1999, 9 p.m.
CIX Gallery
(Orce Nikolov 109)

7 projects were created especially for this exhibition, that in different
ways interpret
the problems of voyeurism, exhibitionism, paranoia, fetishism and
similar, through a provocative title that intentionally provokes an
ambivalence and attracts also an audience that is naively expecting a
true peep-show.

The performance  "Please hand me the towel" of Dejan Spasovik, will take
part in the framework of the project,
and will  be repeated everyday until 27, July, from  2.00 P.M. until
4.00 P.M. in the premises of the gallery.

curator: Suzana Milevska, art historian

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Date:  Tue, 20 Jul 1999 12:17:11 -0400
From: isea <>
Subject:  ann! ...  ISEA Meeting at INVENCAO

ISEA Meeting at Invencao
Sunday 29 August, 1999
Itau Cultural Centre
Avenida Paulista, 149,
Sau Paulo, Brazil

We would like to invite all ISEA members, friends, and interested parties
planning to attend INVENCAO (Sau Paulo, Brazil, August 25-29, 1999) to an
ISEA gathering during this event. The meeting, hosted by ISEA Board member
Nina Czegledy, will be an opportunity to network and discuss ISEA projects.
INVENCAO is organised by the Itau Cultural Institute in collaboration with:

ISEA, Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts
< >


CAiiA-STAR, Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University
of Wales College, Newport and the Centre for Science Technology and Art
Research , University of Plymouth, UK

and supported by IDEA <>.

Hope to see you there! For more information on the ISEA meeting, please
contact one of the following:

Nina Czegledy
ISEA Board Member

Katarina Soukup
International Relations, ISEA

More information on INVENCAO itself:

August 25-29, 1999
Itau Cultural Centre
Sau Paulo, Brazil

INVENCAO is an opportunity for those working at the creative edge of the
arts, sciences and technology to collaborate in the transdisciplinary
development of ideas and innovative strategies for life in the next
millennium. Invenção is a "seeding" event that seeks to identify key
questions and issues that can lead to the radical transformation of culture.

Just as artists increasingly work with the metaphors of science, so
scientists are employing forms of representation, such as visualisation,
which owe much to research in the digital arts. As art is transformed by
interactivity, so science increasingly recognises the subjectivity of the
observer. In turn, technology informs our aesthetic and epistemological
structures and is engendering new processes of perception, communication
and cognition.

INVENCAO will examine the consequences of this convergence of art, science
and technology on our sense of self and human identity, on consciousness,
community and the city, as well as on learning and leisure.

The organising committee consists of: Arlindo Machado (chair), Roy Ascott,
Roger Malina and Alain Mongeau. The scientific committee is: Diana
Domingues,Claudia Giannetti, Eduardo Kac, Marcos Novac and Margarita

INVENCA0 place at the Itau Cultural Centre, Avenida Paulista, 149,  Sau
Paulo, Brazil.
Blue Room and Red Room
10am to 6pm (panels and presentations of papers)
7:30pm to 9pm (lectures by the guest speakers)

To attend :
Send e-mail from July10 forward to <>, with your
complete name, phone and e-mail. Then, wait for a confirmation notice. There
is no registration fee. Once your registration is accepted and confirmed,
you can go to the INVENCAO secretary from August 23 to the final day of the
event and get an identification card

Katarina Soukup
International Research & Relations
Editor, ISEA Newsletter

ISEA/The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts
Complexe Ex-Centris, 3530 boul. St-Laurent, #305, Montréal, Québec, H2X 2V1
Tel: +1.514.847.8912 * Fax: +1.514.847.8834  * email: *

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:09:12 +0200
From: Melentie Pandilovski <>
Subject: Artists&Refugees


cordially invite You to attend the opening of the exhibition


Friday, 23.07.1999, 9 PM
Museum of the City of Skopje

Participants of the Project:

… Ismet Ramicevic - Pain + Food = Souvenir
… Violeta Capovska - 300,000
… Ljupka Deleva - Album with Memories
… Emil Petrov and Kristina Miljanovska - Labyrinth
… Robert Jankuloski - Red Line
… Zaneta Vangeli - The F.Y.R.O.M. Experiment
… Elizabeta Avramovska - United States of America Disaster Relief
… Milcho Manchevski - Stenkovec, Vase - Veles]
… Stefan Saskov and Lara Taskovska - Abandoned Eternity
… Natasa Dimitrievska and Biljana Tanurovska - Can You Hear Me Talking

The project Artists & Refugees represents an attempt to investigate the
visual language of the theme burdening us at the end of this millennium in the
region of the Balkans, as well as to raise  questions about information
and interpretation of information.. The artists have tried to investigate
the events, relations, causes, entering as deeply as possible into
various levels of the Balkan conflict, retaining their critical
awareness of the context, and trying to analyze the mutations of the
situation on the Balkans and its particular complex routes such as war,
which is constantly appearing as a means of primitive solution of
problems in the region.
They have as a result created a mosaic of 10 art works
covering human destinies, disapointments, sufferings, tensions, passing
themselves through a battlefield of emotions in which it was not
possible to remain non-responding, and ethically neutral.

It is our hope that the project Artists & Refugees will serve
the purpose of directing the viewpoint of our society towards the urging
of a constant research of deeply human themes, observing, detecting, and
understanding the raised questions and burdening problems, as well as in
conveying to others the specifics of our situation.
We also hope that the pursuing in the artistic investigation of the problem of
refugees in the late nineties will have a cathartic impact assisting as
much as possible in the overcoming of the stereotypes and the spirit of
intolerance creating thus an atmosphere of reconcilation and re-building
of peace in our region.

Melentie Pandilovski, curator of the project

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 12:53:53 +0200
From: Slobodan Markovic <twiddle@EUnet.yu>
Subject: The Reality Check

[forwarded from the Syndicate list...  --sloba]

Net project "The Reality Check: Serbian Art during Wartime" by Center
for Contemporary Art Belgrade is on Net art
and art in the net pieces by Uros Djuric, Era Milivojevic, Zoran
Naskovski, Rasa Todosijevic and Milica Tomic, conceived during wartime,
represent artistic comments on the complex reality we're living in. The
project is hosted by C3 Budapest. We take this opportunity to express
our deepest gratitude to Andrea Szekeres and C3 for their understanding
and support.

Just out of print, "The Reality Check. Free B92" project is the set of
17 picture postcards created by 11 artists and artistic groups from
Belgrade and Novi Sad (Apsolutno, Jovan Cekic, Mirjana Djordjevic, Uros
Djuric, Era Milivojevic, Zoran Naskovski, Vesna Pavlovic, p.RT, Jelica
Radovanovic&Dejan Andjelkovic, Rasa Todosijevic, Milica Tomic).
Following the idea of Darka Radosavljevic (Cinema Rex director), CCA
Belgrade and the artists join the Free B92 campaign. We hope that the
edition for abroad will be available soon.

Dejan Sretenovic
CCA Belgrade

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 22:18:58 -0200
Subject: sTALK 10

sTALK 10 :  stalkers get interactive
You are cordially invited to stalk with ROLF GELHAAR in his immersive
interactive space

Sunday	25th July 1999
@       	3:00pm
@       	strike, 11-29 Fashion Street [top floor],  London E1

This is a space mapped by an ultrasonic 'echolocation' system which
precisely measures the position and movements of anyone within it.
This information is used by software developed by Rolf Gehlhaar to
generate music and visuals/graphics in real time. The system is highly flexible
and can be programmed to generate and manipulate a wide variety of
musical styles and graphic objects.

The SOUND=IMAGE=SPACE system will be set up for EXPLORATION and
and will be of value to anyone interested in exploring interactive spaces,
both its theoretical and practical aspects.

The workshops are a continuation of development work at strike in preceding
days by Gelhaar with choreographer Olu Taiwo towards a new work <Call and
Response> by LANDING SITE COLLABORATIONS due for presentation at the Golden
Cafe on July 27th & 28th 1999.

sTALking Tickets:  £2 donation. Booking recommended.

Programme will consist of:

3:00pm to 4:00pm	Olu Taiwo/ Rolf Gelhaar development work and demos
4:30pm to 6:30pm	Open workshop and exploration..... open licence to
7:00pm 		Informal discussion > food, drink etc (social stalking.. : )

For further information contact Siraj Izhar at strike
* tel     	+44  [0]171 375 3596
* fax     	+44  [0]171 375 2599
* @       	strike, 11-29  Fashion Street [top floor],  London E1

Nearest tube: Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate East


composer,  performer,  researcher,  inventor,  therapist,  educator, was
born in Germany and educated in the USA, where he grew up in New Mexico.
In 1967 he joined Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne as his assistant and
member of the Stockhausen Ensemble, which toured the world performing
and recording his live-electronic and instrumental music, spending 6
months performing at  EXPO 70 in Osaka, Japan.
 Since 1971 he has been active as a freelance composer, a performer of
his own and others live-electronic and instrumental music, a researcher
in the field of physical acoustics and computer-aided composition at
various institutions - IRCAM in Paris, the CERM in Metz and the
Experimentalstudio of the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung in Freiburg - and a
teacher of composition at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music and
at Dartington College of Art (1976), with residencies at the Sydney
Conservatorium of Music,  the University of Sydney and the University of
New England. He has composed over 60 works and installations, spanning
the entire range from vocal, instrumental and orchestral  combinations
to live electronic and real-time computer generated music and musical
environments, and has published numerous articles in these fields.

.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

actor, dancer, drummer and dance lecturer, was a
foundermember as well as principal performer of Imule Theatre Co. Their
performances of Romeo & Juliet and the Covenant took place at the
Cardiff Literature Festival, Edinburgh, Glastonbury and Bath
International Festival. In 1994 he acted in the film Welcome to the
Terrordome, where he played the part of a gang leader. As a
choreographer, and dancer he has created works: Waiting for a Train,
Idanre and Dodecahedron, also in collaboration with Gehlhaar. This, one
of his latest pieces,  was inspired by themes of interaction,
SOUND=SPACE, Rhythm, Urban, Relationships, self and group, with a view
to presenting emotional truth on stage. One of his main choreographic
concerns is performance within an interactive audio, visual and sensory
environment, raising issues concerning the interaction between body and

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.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

Landing site collaborations is an intercultural company. Each company
member brings with them a technical body with many cultural layers. We
like challenging the audience/spectator, observer/observed barriers. By
being open to  and engaging truthfully with the immediate environment,
each dancer becomes responsible for optimising their feelings of
uncertainty, an uncertainty that emerges as we play between
choreographed phrases and improvisation.

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.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
email stalkers?
Just forward to anyone who might be interested. . . . . . . . . .

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Date:  Fri, 23 Jul 1999 10:40:43 +0200
From: teo <>
Subject:  ann! ... FOR PRIVATE USE   (fuck you, Luther Blissett) FOR PRIVATE USE   (fuck you, Luther Blissett)

As Matthew Mirapaul wrote in N.Y. Times on-line

***************beginning of citate**************
"Operating under the  pseudonym "Luther Blissett," the person  or group has
already duplicated two  digital-art sites, the "Surface" showcase organized
by "" and the "Art.Teleportacia"  online gallery, and posted the
replicas on  the Web site "". In e-mail messages sent
to arts discussion groups online, "Blissett" explained that the actions
were based  on "the conviction that information must be free" and  the hope
that the Web would be a no-copyright paradise where digital art would not
"regress" by adhering to traditional art-world models of ownership and
economics. "
****************end of citate********************

and at 8 th of July Ivo Skoric send this invitation to donate artworks for
Kosovar refugees:

***************beginning of citate**************

Artists for Kosovar Refugees: A Benefit Auction

Organized by RACCOON Inc. (,Name.Space
Inc. ( and Women in Black, New York

All proceeds go to the Women in Black of Belgrade and Motrat Qiriazi of
Kosova ( All donations (money or in
kind) in the U.S. are tax-deductible and should be made out to RACCOON
 Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not-for- profit

The aim of the event is to raise support for the Kosovar refugees in both
Serbia and Kosovo through an auction of works by established
and emerging artists and photojournalists.

For the auction, rather than hanging the art, we plan to use internet  and
digital projectors to show the art simultaneously in the
Name.Space gallery in New York and in the museum in Duisburg, Germany where
the Name.Space is currently exhibiting. The art
pieces will also be accessible through the WWW. Bidding will be handled
from the auctioneer's block in New York. We are still
discussing the technical details about bidding in Germany and bidding over
the internet.


Art work should be submitted in a JPEG or any other Mac-readable  format on
a ZIP drive or a CD. Alternatively slides or scannable
originals are also acceptable. In case of larger art-pieces organizers will
make arrangements with contributing artists to
digitally photograph their work. Art work will be collected by July 21.
Please contact Indira Kajosevic (, 212.598.0954).


Auction is to be held on July 31, 1999 from 10 am to 12 pm EST at  the
Name.Space, 11 East 4th Street, 2nd floor, New York, U.S.
and from 4 pm to 6 pm at Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Friedrich-
Wilhelm-Strasse 40, Duisburg, Germany. Auction's web adress will
****************end of citate********************

On the " froum", (
)organised in April & May 1999, one of conclusions was, that most
works can run also local, independent from the web. The web is than only
used as the presentation media. The multimedia tools will soon be the same
for the multimedia presentations (on CD-ROM for example) and for the web.
So, only the works, that handle with communications and other exclusive web
possibilities (like megatronix ( ),
that links together pieces from servers all over the world) must stay
online. Others can be removed from the web and printed on CD-ROM. So most (or works are operable the same way from the web or CD (or
other "hard" media), so there is only the author's commercial decision, on
which media to present it. In the conceptual sence, it usually makes no

I first wanted to donate one of my two works, dedicated to Kosovo crisis:
"i was a soldier on kosovo" (
) or "wargames" ( ), to the Kosov@
auction. But the problem was, they will be printed on the CD-ROM, included
to the Belgian literary journal DWB, that will feature a selection from
'weak blood' project
 ( ). Beside, thiefs like Luther Blissett could
copy them from the web and distribute them around.

So I decided, to make a new "" project, just for this occasion and
just for the buyer:

The new project is called "15 YEARS" (it's the time, that passed between
1984, when "I was a soldier on Kosovo" and the 1999, as the "wargames" on
Kosovo begun). It is a new project, that contains texts form "I was a
soldier on Kosovo" and the special (only for this occasion made) 2 nd
edition of "wargames", but is also designed with a different user's
inteface and enlarged by many other features.

The "15 YEARS" are in whole printed only in 1 (one, unique) copy on the
CD-ROM, where the CD-ROM by itself and the cover are signed by the author.
On the Web, there is only the "demo version" ( ) of the project available, with just few
parts of the project and the printscreens of some other scenes from the
project. It makes impossible anybody to copy the project, so the eventual
buyer will guaranteed buy the uniqe copy (unique) and be the only one, who
will own this artwork. Some other relations between the buyer and the
author will be defined on the cover of the CD-ROM.

I hope, somebody will buy this CD-ROM to help Kosova refugees and in part
also to support the potential market of the

teo spiller

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Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 01:06:50 -0800
From: "m@" <>

***Announcement and Press Release***

Cracking the Maze --Game Plug-ins and Patches as Hacker Art-- Online Exhibit

"Cracking the Maze" is an on-line exhibit of computer game patches,
modifications, add-ons, levels, maps, shapes and skins.  Game patching
refers to parasitic alterations of pre-existing game source code in terms
of graphics, game characters, architecture, sound and game play. Game
patching in the 1990's has evolved into a kind of popular hacker art form
with numerous shareware editors available on the Internet for modifying
most commercial games. "Cracking the Maze" also includes articles written
by Erkki Huhtamo and Sandy Stone.

The game patches included in the "Cracking the Maze" exhibit are both
created by game patch artists who circulate their work via on-line gaming
venues and by artists from outside the usual game culture enclaves. From
Josephine Starrs' and Leon Cmielewski's "Bio-Tek Kitchen" killer vegetable
patch for the Marathon game engine to JODI's abstracted black and white
hack of Wolfenstein 3-D, all fourteen game patches constitute a provocative
array of literal and cultural hacks of prevailing game interface and
spatial semiotics, of game scenarios and environments, of game character
identity and gender configurations, and of gaming modes of interactivity.

"Cracking the Maze" initiates a discourse at the point of intersection
between the hacker, the avid gamer, the artist and the cultural
interventionist. Situating itself within the network arena of game fan
homepages which offer shareware game patches along with gaming news, cheats
and guides, "Cracking the Maze" is a solely on-line network art exhibit
with all of the patches available for download or network viewing from the
"Cracking the Maze" site.

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