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Australian Network for Art and Technology on Wed, 3 May 2000 11:14:19 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-bold] Alchemy Tutor's Presentations


Dear ANAT members and colleagues,

As a reminder, to follow is information on forthcoming events and 
presentations by tutors of ANAT's forthcoming project Alchemy: 
International Masterclass for New Media Artists and Curators. Alchemy 
is due to commence on 8 May, 2000 at the Brisbane Powerhouse - Centre 
for the Live Arts.  Further information about the masterclass and 
other public events to coincide with this project will follow shortly.

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1.   MARKO PELJAN: Presented by ACCA, ANAT and Experimenta Media Arts
DATE: 5 May 2000
TIME: 6pm
COST: $5 and $3 conc (+ACCA/Exp members)
VENUE: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Dallas Brooks Drive, 
South Yarra, Melbourne

2.  JOHN TONKIN: THE BUNKER#2 - Personal Eugenics
DATE:  5 May 2000
VENUE:  Linden Gallery, 26 Ackland Street, St Kilda, Melbourne
An exhibition presented by Experimenta Media Arts and Linden Gallery

3.   GEERT LOVINK: "Directions for Cyberculture in the New Economy"
DATE: 12 May 2000
TIME: 10am - 12 noon
VENUE: Conference Room, University of Queensland Library, Brisbane
Presented by M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture and the Media and 
Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Queensland, in 
association with the ANAT and the Australian Key Centre for Cultural 
and Media Policy.


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1.   MARKO PELJAN: Presented by ACCA, ANAT and Experimenta Media Arts
DATE: 5th may
TIME: 6pm
COST: $5 and $3 conc (+ACCA/Exp members)
VENUE: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra

Marko Peljan is a performance and communication artist and writer 
based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He founded the art group Projekt Atol 
in 1992 and is currently programs coordinator of Ljudmila (Ljubljana 
digital media lab). His most recent work Makrolab was a feature of 
Documenta X and  was recently installed at Rottnest Island as part of 
the Art Gallery of Western Australia's Home project. His visit to 
Melbourne is assisted by the Australian Network for Art and 
Technology.

Makrolab is a  wind and solar powered research station capable of 
providing three people with indepednent life support for 40 days. 
Although physically isolated, it is linked through various 
communication networks.

'...the creative communication of individual forces to converge into 
a scientific /psychic entity that results in the creation of an 
insulated/isolated environment understood as a vehicle to achieve 
independence  from, and a reflection of, actual entropic social 
conditions.' (Peljhan)

INFO: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
PH: +613 9654 6422
FAX: +613 9650 3438
ONLINE: www.artnow.org.au
SNAIL MAIL: Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia, 3141
BOOKINGS: 03 9654 6422

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2.  THE BUNKER # 2
PERSONAL EUGENICS
John Tonkin

Wayne wants to become intelligent, cultured, sporty.
Chuck wants to become bold, courageous and sexy.
Tessie wants to become worldly, wicked and wanton.

Who said self-improvement had to be hard work? Now you can change with
just a few clicks of the mouse! Evolve yourself and others quickly and
without pain. Achieve in only seconds what would take nature generations…

Personal Eugenics is a part of meniscus (http://www.johnt.org/meniscus);
a series of three web based works informed by the enlightenment
sciences of physiognomy, anthropometry and eugenics. The works explore
ideas relating to subjectivity, scientific belief systems and the body.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government  through the
Australia Council, it's arts funding and advisory body.

WHERE: Linden Gallery, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda
WHEN: May 5 – 28th
OPENING:  Thursday May 4, 6 - 8pm
GALLERY HOURS: Wed - Sun, 1 - 6pm
For more information contact
Marion Harper, The Bunker Coordinator
TELl: (03) 9525 5025, FAX: (03) 9525 5105
EMAIL: experimenta {AT} experimenta.org
URL: www.experimenta.org

Experimenta Media Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of the
Australian Film Commission, Cinemedia and Arts Victoria.

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3.   GEERT LOVINK: "Directions for Cyberculture in the New Economy"
DATE: 12th May
TIME: 10am - 12 noon
VENUE: Conference Room, University of Queensland Library

M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture and the Media and Cultural 
Studies Centre at the University of Queensland, in association with 
the Australian Network for Art and Technology and the Australian Key 
Centre for Cultural and Media Policy are proud to present a morning 
with Geert Lovink.

The early, mythological phase of digital culture is now rapidly 
running out of its utopian energies. Law and order are taking command 
over the last pockets of digital wilderness. The taming of the 
cyberculture by "click 'n mortar" businesses and their willing 
government executors took only a few years. The time of 
institutionalisation, mega mergers and security paranoia has arrived. 
These new conditions, driven by the current hyper-growth, have an as 
yet invisible effect on the cultural new media sector (arts, design, 
education), which had perceived itself for so long as "ahead of the 
wave".

To prevent Internet from turning into a nightmare (from which it then 
has to awake), neither the utopian vision has to be eliminated, nor 
do we need to withdraw to the apocalyptic pole, which states that the 
world and its network will collapse anyhow -- with or without our 
interference. The conflict between utopia and negativism needs to be 
played out. The deeper we are drawn into the Virtual, the more there 
is a need to stage its inherent paradoxes and contradictions.

Programme:
10.00 a.m.	Keynote speech by Geert Lovink
		"Directions for Cyberculture in the New Economy"
10.30 a.m. 	Respondents:
		Greg Hearn (Department of Communication, Queensland 
University of Technology)
		David Marshall (Media and Cultural Studies Centre, 
University of Queensland)
11.00 a.m.	Panel discussion and audience questions Geert Lovink 
- Greg Hearn - David Marshall

Entry is free for all members of the public.
Some refreshments will be available before the event.

Geert Lovink:
The career of Dutch media theorist and activist Geert Lovink, who is 
currently based in Canberra, Australia, spans an impressive range of 
new media activism and digital art projects and boasts a great 
variety of publications both on- and offline (for a text archive see 
<http://thing.desk.nl/bilwet>). A member of Adilkno, the Foundation 
for the Advancement of Illegal Knowledge, a free association of 
media-related intellectuals established in 1983, he is perhaps best 
known as a co-founder of the freenet 'Digital City Amsterdam' 
(<http://www.dds.nl>) and of the international 'nettime' circle 
(<http://www.nettime.org>), which is both a mailinglist for online 
theorists and activists and the starting-point for a series of 
meetings and publications.

Lovink is also a co-organiser of major new media and digital arts 
conferences such as Next Five Minutes 1-3 (1993/96/99; 
<http://www.n5m.org>), Metaforum 1-3 (Budapest 1994-96; 
<http://www.mrf.hu>), Ars Electronica (Linz 1996/98; 
<http://www.aec.at>) and Interface 3 (Hamburg 1995). He has recently 
been based at De Waag, the Society for Old and New Media 
(<http://www.waag.org>) where he is responsible for the theory 
section. He started Hybrid Workspace (<http://www.medialounge.net>) 
in 1997 - a series of temporary media labs at the arts exhibition 
Documenta X in Kassel/Germany, which continued in Manchester (1998) 
and in Helsinki in the contemporary arts museum Kiasma 
(<http://temp.kiasma.fi>) and is planned to take place in Paris (La 
Villette) in December 2000. A recent project is the Tulipomania 
Dotcom conference, to take place in Amsterdam in June 2000, which 
will focus on a critique of the New Economy.

Geert Lovink visits Brisbane as a participant in Alchemy, an 
International Masterclass for New Media Artists and Curators, which 
is organised by the Australian Network for Art and Technology 
(<http://www.anat.org.au>) in association with the Brisbane 
Powerhouse - Centre for the Live Arts from 8 May to 9 June 2000. M/C 
and the Media and Cultural Studies Centre are highly grateful to ANAT 
and Geert Lovink as well as the Australian Key Centre for Cultural 
and Media Policy for making this event possible.

INFO: M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture
EMAIL: mc {AT} mailbox.uq.edu.au
INFO:  The University of Queensland
ONLINE: http://www.uq.edu.au/mc/
INFO: Australian Network for Art and Technology
ONLINE: http://www.anat.org.au/
Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy
ONLINE: http://www.gu.edu.au/centre/cmp/
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