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   CPSR's 20th Anniversary Conference and Wiener Award Dinner                      
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

     "felipe rodriquez" <felipe {AT} xs4all.nl>                                           

   Dance Review/Timezone                                                           
     Yukihiko Yoshida <yukihiko {AT} sfc.keio.ac.jp>                                      

   Volunteers In Support of Asylum Seekers                                         
     "ben moretti" <bmoretti {AT} chariot.net.au>                                         

   Public Works announces ...                                                      
     Lloyd Dunn <ll {AT} detritus.net>                                                    

   Marx & Women's Lib                                                              
     "Bureau of Public Secrets" <knabb {AT} slip.net>                                     

   Class Composition in Cognitive Capitalism                                       
     "Ed Emery" <ed.emery {AT} cwcom.net>(by way of richard barbrook)                     

     "MAAP" <info {AT} maap.org.au>                                                       

   FINAL CALL: transmediale.02 award competition                                   
     Andreas Broeckmann <abroeck {AT} transmediale.de>                                    

   New to net                                                                      
     "Brian Wells" <dirtywork {AT} saber.net>                                             

   location needed for project on economy in public space in New York              
     Oliver Ressler <oliver.ressler {AT} chello.at>                                       

     Michael Longford <longford {AT} alcor.concordia.ca>                                  

   border reports.                                                                 
     fran ilich <ilich_030 {AT} hotmail.com>                                              

   BOUNCE nettime-l {AT} bbs.thing.net: Header field too long (>1024)                   
     nettime-l-request {AT} bbs.thing.net                                                 

   David Larcher's Monkey's Birthday                                               
     Richard Thompson <richardthompson {AT} lux.org.uk>                                   

   Celebrate Brenda Laurel's Book Launch - Utopian Entrepreneur (MIT Press)        
     "Peter Lunenfeld" <peterl {AT} artcenter.edu>                                        


Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 11:16:40 +1000
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: CPSR's 20th Anniversary Conference and Wiener Award Dinner

From: <sevoy {AT} quark.cpsr.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2001 10:13 AM
Subject: CPSR's 20th Anniversary Conference and Wiener Award Dinner

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility presents
Nurturing the Cybercommons: 1981 - 2021
October 19 - 21, 2001, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


In 2001, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility 
celebrates its 20th anniversary by looking backwards and 
forwards two decades at the history and future of the global 
cybercommons. Panels and presentations will examine the 
key historical events that shaped today's Internet, and the 
prospects for its future evolution.

Howard Besser
   UCLA School of Education & Information Studies
Jessica Litman
   Wayne State University
Steve Mann
   Toronto University
David Parnas
   McMaster University

Theodore Postol
   Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nira Schwartz
   Citizen Who Cares About our Nation


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2:00 - 5:00 
(Friday seminars are free and open to the public)

Where some see voting technology coming to democracy's 
rescue, others fear that increasingly sophisticated technology 
will lead to increasingly sophisticated and effective electoral 
abuses.  Leading advocates and opponents of the application 
of advanced information technology to the electoral process 
will debate each other directly.

Howard Besser will explain why an information commons 
is critical to us as social beings. After tracing some of the 
history of our information commons, he will focus on recent 
attempts to fence off sections of it and will show that changes 
to copyright, free speech, and privacy could threaten our very 
social fabric.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 9:00 - 5:30

(a special morning double session followed by an open 
discussion with the panelists)

Internet2 is a consortium working to develop and deploy 
advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating 
the creation of tomorrow's Internet.  Speakers from Internet2 
and EDUCAUSE will provide a glimpse of the Internet of the 
future, followed by a panel discussion of the key legislative, 
regulatory, and budgetary issues that such a future entails.

How are government records managed and what implications 
does that management have for democratic accountability? 
Panelists will discuss this question and will argue that solving 
electronic records problems such as hardware and software 
obsolescence is essential for our continued governance, 
accountability, and cultural memory.

Even though information warfare is the subject of headlines 
and the cause of significant Pentagon expenses, it's often 
difficult to see what it really is. Using real-world scenarios, 
panelists will explore some elements of information warfare 
and its implications for traditional nation-states and military 

As information technology races ahead, too many people are in 
danger of being left behind.  Speakers from the Alliance for 
Community Technology (ACT) and elsewhere will discuss the 
problem and the opportunities for closing the gap, featuring 
highlights and conclusions from a summer ACT workshop on 
the Digital Divide.

1987 Wiener Award winner David Parnas will focus on 
what he sees as the need for computer professionals to inform 
the culture on issues such as the feasibility (or lack thereof) 
of software for missile defense, the need for training and 
licensing for those who write critical software, the benefits 
of a multiplicity of networks versus only one, and the question 
of whether computer professionals have been bought out by 
the military-industrial complex.

Informed by twenty years experience with wearable computers, 
Steve Mann will address some of the philosophical issues of 
being one with the machine, focusing on the notion of 
Subjectrights, in which the individual can operate as if he or 
she were a large corporation. Mann will also discuss self-
corporatization, self-bureaucratization, and self-demotion as 
means for dealing with bureaucratic organizations, as well as 
his research results in social responsibility and social 


Twenty Years Later:  
Star Wars Remains Expensive Science Fiction

CPSR Awards the 2001 Norbert Wiener Award to 
Nira Schwartz and Theodore Postol 
for Their Courage in Exposing that Fiction.

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility was 
founded twenty years ago, in part to organize the vast 
majority of computer scientists who understood that Star Wars 
was simply not within the realm of technical possibility. 
Twenty years later, with millions of lines of code written, 
the concept remains fantasy.

CPSR Awards its Annual Norbert Wiener Award to 
Dr. Nira Schwartz and Dr. Theodore Postol for exposing 
the failure of Star Wars technology. For disagreeing with 
those who would accept funding on any pretense, both of 
these computer professionals have suffered career damage, 
from refused funding to unceremonious dismissal.

Dr. Nira Schwartz, who worked on the Star Wars project in 
1995 and 1996, charged her employer, TRW, with misleading 
the Pentagon and the public by falsifying test results as to the 
ability of the system to distinguish real warheads from decoys. 
She was summarily fired, allegedly as a result of her refusal to 
cooperate with the publication of false test reports.

Dr. Theodore Postol, science adviser to the Chief of Naval 
Operations and professor of science, technology, and national 
security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
discredited the myth that Patriot missiles shot down Scuds 
during Desert Storm. His independent scientific analysis of 
the TRW test data concurs with Dr. Schwartz's claims of 
falsified results.

Tickets for the dinner may be purchased without registering 
for the conference.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 9:00 - 3:00

Jessica Litman will talk about the conflict between the common, 
collaborative information space developing on the net (the "Hive 
Mind") and a copyright law that commodifies anything it can nail 
down and then forbids everyone from using it without explicit 

(free and open to the public)

Including CPSR Activity Updates:
ICANN: promoting legitimate Internet governance.
UCITA: fighting the legalization of bad software.

Register online at:


For further conference details and online registration, visit 

> --
Susan Evoy   *   Managing Director                     
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
P.O. Box 717  *  Palo Alto  *  CA *  94302         
Phone: (650) 322-3778    *
Email: evoy {AT} cpsr.org   


Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 09:00:52 -0700
From: "felipe rodriquez" <felipe {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: Morpheus


I'm sure a lot of you already know this, but today I discovered a new
peer-to-peer file exchange tool that works reasonably well. Its called
Morpheus. See www.musiccity.com



Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 15:19:50 +0900
From: Yukihiko Yoshida <yukihiko {AT} sfc.keio.ac.jp>
Subject: Dance Review/Timezone

  T i m e Z o n e/ GMT+9:00  ---New Tokyo Dance Style--
  Dance and BodyCulture,Dance Diary from TOKYO
  (The URL for my review is in the following.
   http://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~yukihiko/timezone.html  )

  Written By Yukihiko YOSHIDA

     yukihiko {AT} sfc.keio.ac.jp
     moderator of Dance Maling List/Japan
    (The page is written in Japanese)

"Dragon Quest",12th Aug 2001,at Aoyama Theater Tokyo


As video game users know, there is a classic RPG video game 
called "Dragon Quest"  from ENIX (http://www.enix.co.jp/). 
This ballet took idea from this video game.
Minoru Suzuki,known as one of famous and creative choreographers
in Japanese ballet scene, produced this ballet.
As Haruomi Hosono (Harry Hosono),known as the leader of YMO,
Yellow Magic Orchestra, and ambient musician, pointed out, 
the image worlds in video game and animation make "Romantic" form 
in their own stories and worlds.
"Romantic video game world" just adapts itself to "Romantic ballet world".
The harmony and gap of opposite different two worlds could be senced.
In both fields of ballet and video game,this ballet was evaluated.
>From children to adults, the audience was delighted.

Yukihiko YOSHIDA

(C)All right reserved by Yukihiko YOSHIDA
   Questions and Comments should be e-mail to yukihiko {AT} sfc.keio.ac.jp

Petition:Martha Graham is still in danger/
3 Elements of the world:   Joy / Fun / Love
- --Yuk;-)iko YOSHIDA
Yukihiko YOSHIDA
Artist/Systems Humanist/Generalist
Keio University,Graduate School for Media and Governance
Japanese Society for Dance Research
World Dance Alliance

Project Xanadu : working as an assistant

<Personal Projects:>
The moderator of Dance Mailing List:
Xanalogical Artists Society -- We Fight on ! --
e-mail address : yukihiko {AT} sfc.keio.ac.jp
                 yukihiko {AT} xanadu.net
webpage: http://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~yukihiko/
closest fax number: <:none>
current BGM:<Can't take my eyes off you/BoysTownGang>
Travel Path:<none>
currnet physical location:<tokio,kanagawa,fujisawa>
current physical status: < fine >
GPS Coordinates:<.>
Citizen of World
a young master like Jedi
PGP Key <finger yukihiko {AT} sfc.keio.ac.jp>
trans(c) Yukihiko Yoshida 2001


Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 04:33:56 GMT
From: "ben moretti" <bmoretti {AT} chariot.net.au>
Subject: Volunteers In Support of Asylum Seekers 


~ VISAS ~ 

Volunteers In Support of Asylum Seekers 

We are a group of artists, cultural workers and friends who meet and discuss
ways in which we can raise public awareness about and provide support for asylum
seekers both in Woomera and Adelaide, South Australia

We run a web site, above, and eGroup mailing list


Please join us and make a difference!


Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 19:15:42 +0200
From: Lloyd Dunn <ll {AT} detritus.net>
Subject: Public Works announces ...

Public Works is a group of media artists devoted to a core set of 
ideas and working practices, among which are:

* making new works out of previously 'finished' works, thereby 
commenting on the nature of cultural production

* working with limited means and mainly 'obsolete' or otherwise 
'common' technology; making work that in principle could be made by 

* undermining the attractive power of mass-produced works by bringing 
to the surface latent, often troubling, meanings within them

* making use of aggressive and strategic recontextualisation in order 
to examine how mass-produced works affect us and culture as a whole

Public Works is a close-knit group of varying membership. They have 
been producing music, films and videos, writings, publications, and 
works in other media since the late 1980s. Their activities draw 
inspiration from punk, d.i.y., neoism, mail art, zines, and more 
recently, the inherent (though increasingly threatened) open 
architectures of the internet and the world wide web.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, please take a moment to 
visit our newly re-designed web site. We are open to any form of 
interaction that it may inspire.


- -- 

Lloyd Dunn >> ll {AT} detritus.net
The Tape-beatles, Public Works Productions >> http://pwp.detritus.net/
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Mail >> c/o Heckovi, Veltruská 531/9, 19000 Praha-9 Prosek, Cz.R.
Telephone >> (42) 02-8688-0092


Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 14:30:41 -0700
From: "Bureau of Public Secrets" <knabb {AT} slip.net>
Subject: Marx & Women's Lib

Two classic radical texts have been added to the BPS website:

- -- http://www.slip.net/~knabb/CF/marx-hegel.htm

- -- http://www.slip.net/~knabb/CF/structurelessness.htm

The first is one of Marx's earliest and most brilliant writings. Among other
things, it's the source of "Religion is the opium of the people," "To be
radical is to grasp things by the root," "Practice must seek its theory,"
"Make shame more shameful still by making it public," and many other phrases
later taken up by the situationists.

The second is an influential examination of the manipulative tendencies that
are often hidden within apparently "structureless" organizations. It was
originally addressed to the early women's liberation movement, but its
insights continue to apply to present-day radical groups and activities.

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

Apologies to those of you who were unable to access the BPS website for
several days during the end of July and the beginning of August. There was a
server problem, which now seems to have been resolved. If you visit the site
frequently, please note the following alternative URLs:

(This is a new alternative address to the same site -- it sometimes works
when http://www.slip.net/~knabb doesn't.)

(This is a mirror site -- it is virtually identical to the original except
that it may not include the most recent updates.)

PO Box 1044, Berkeley CA 94701, USA
knabb {AT} slip.net


Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 02:16:03 +0100 (BST)
From: "Ed Emery" <ed.emery {AT} cwcom.net>(by way of richard barbrook)
Subject: Class Composition in Cognitive Capitalism


An International Seminar on


to be held in Paris, 16-17 February 2002

Dear Friends,

I am writing to inform you that I am organising a seminar based on the
above topic, to be held in Paris on the weekend of 16-17 February 2002.

The basic issue is simple. We are in a new phase of capitalist development.
The preceding class composition which generated the mass struggles of the
period up to the 1980s has been destroyed (miners, dockers, building
workers, auto workers, railways workers, road transport workers etc).

We are now in a new class composition, built in the new technologies.
Broadly speaking, the "knowledge economy", or "cognitive capitalism".

To organise the coming phase of class struggle means that we have to
understand the contours of this new class composition.

That is the purpose of our Seminar: to prepare papers and to compare notes
on the new class composition.

One of the starting points for the Seminar will be the materials on
"Intellectual Property, Free Software and Internet Subjectivities" prepared
for the May 2001 issue of the Paris-based journal "Multitudes". Details of
that issue can be found at the Website at

This will be an international gathering. This invitation is being sent to
comrades all round the world. We invite you to attend the Seminar. And if
you feel that you have something to say, we invite you to present a paper.

Papers may be presented in English, French or Italian. Papers will
eventually be published, either on the Website or in book format.

There is no charge for attending the Seminar. We have not applied for
funding, so no travel expenses can be paid to contributors. As regards
accommodation, we shall do what we can to find cheap or free accommodation,
but no promises...

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT A PAPER at the Seminar, please write to
ed.emery {AT} cwcom.net, presenting an outline of your proposed theme.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND the Seminar, please send your name and contact
details to the same address.

Furhter details of the Seminar will be posted on the Website at

With best regards,

Ed Emery


Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 16:26:08 +1000
From: "MAAP" <info {AT} maap.org.au>
Subject: EXCESS

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

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 Multimedia Art Asia Pacific presents...

MAAP01 EXCESS =96 new media festival
 12-14 October 2001
Online, Brisbane Powerhouse and regional partner venues

This year=92s festival theme =93EXCESS=94 enables an investigation into =
artist=92s extreme positions. Digital culture and the information age =
imply an overload of information and possibilities, yet in many =
situations intimidate, guide and encourage bland response. It can be =
argued that we live in an age where the realities of economic and social =
control have lead to a climate where rationalisation prevails.=20

EXCESS looks toward artworks and artists that push visual and conceptual =
limits and seek to celebrate an indulgence in the outer limits of =
original aesthetics. While this may sound somewhat Baroque, EXCESS can =
equally rebound into the extremes of minimalism, where excessive and =
rigorous theories may catapult expression to extraordinary visual and =
audio denial. We hope "EXCESS" will vibrate between the two extremes.

Everyday excess in our popular media culture, film and television =
promotes desensitisation and ambivalence to the meaning of excess =96 =
when artists take an idea and push it conceptually we are refreshed with =
ways to re-engage with electronic media, to find deeply personal =
positions speaking from richly different cultural positions.

The MAAP01 festival program runs in 3 streams:=20

SEE =96  includes screening programs curated from China, Korea, =
Thailand, Philippines and Australia.

SEEK =96 interactive exhibition program including Internet, CD-ROM, and =
new media installations.

SPEAK =96 netcast enabled regional forums, training programs, artist =
talks and demonstrations.


NEXT MAIL... program highlights, visiting artists and website updates!

Don't forget that if you collect ALL the Maap Mail clues found at =
www.maap.org.au in the lead up to the festival, and e-mail them back to =
us you can go into the draw to WIN DREAMWEAVER 4.0 and FLASH 5.0!!!

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12-14 October, 2001

Online Festival: www.maap.org.au

Festival: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Q AUSTRALIA=20

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MAAP is a not for profit organisation that promotes=20
excellence in art and technology in Australia/Asia Pacific regions.

Major Sponsors:
Platinum - Macromedia
Gold - CITEC
Silver - Choice Connections, Apple Computers
Government Sponsors - Australia Council, Arts Queensland, Brisbane City =
Council, Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for the Live Arts, Cinemedia,  =
Australian Film Commission
Supported by - QUT-Communication Design, Art  Asia Pacific Magazine, IdN =
Magazine, Malaysian Video Awards Festival, Chinese-art.com, The Loft New =
Media Space - Beijing, Qld Artworkers Alliance, QPIX, ANAT, Videotage - =
Hong Kong,  Institute of Modern Art, Metro Arts, Griffith University, =
Griffith Artworks.


Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 14:37:44 +0200
From: Andreas Broeckmann <abroeck {AT} transmediale.de>
Subject: FINAL CALL: transmediale.02 award competition


[go public !]
international media art festival berlin
5 - 10 February 2002

Deadline: 31 August 2001
Submission form: http://www.transmediale.de (pdf download)


The transmediale is a platform for artistic presentation and critical
reflection on the role of digital technologies in present-day society. The
festival provides a forum for communication between artists, those working
in the media and a wide range of experts and offers a stimulating
environment for the presentation of major new projects from digital

The transmediale.01 invites the submission of artistic projects developed
since1999 in the fields of Interactive, Image and Software Art.

INTERACTIVE - Interactive Systems

This category covers artistic productions focusing on human interaction
with and through digital media. Interactive systems consist of several
components which combine to create an artwork that can be experienced
invidually or collectively and whose outcome is relatively open and
dependent on the recipiant's participation. These can be locally based
systems like installations or performances, as well as open, networked or
activist processes. The evaluation of these works hinges on their
reflection of current social and cultural conditions and on the choice of
adequate media and components which articulate the intention of the

IMAGE - linear and non-linear moving images

This new competition category replaces the old video category which was
part of the competition for over 10 years. The new category focuses on
innovative approaches to the development of moving images in the age of
digital, interactive and net-based media. Of particular interest are the
transformation of visual languages, new non-linear narrative structures
and innovative forms of presentation and reception. The reformulation of
this competition category brings into view formats like video performance,
Internet movie or interactive story telling, which go beyond the classic
video image without developing entirely open and interactive structures.


For the first time, transmediale.01 called for submissions in this
category which, as a genre, is still being debated. For transmediale.02,
we again invite projects in which the artistic process is largely
dependent on the execution of code. Software not as a functional tool on
which the "real" artwork is based, but software code as the material of
artistic creation. Software Art can be the result of an autonomous
creative practice, but can also refer critically to the general
technological and social meaning of software.

The evaluation by the jury requires good documentation of submitted works
(especially in the fields of Software Art and Interactive). Where
appropriate, an explanation should be given as to which aspects of the
works the jury should consider in particular. For understanding jury
requirements, please consult last year's jury statements which are online.

The selected works will be invited to transmediale.02 and will be
presented, circumstances permitting, in the exhibition, screenings, the
media lounge or on stage. In addition, we are considering continuous
availability of the video works in the media lounge through a local

transmediale award

Prizes worth EU 5,000 will be awarded in each of the three categories
Interactive, Image and Software Art. The award winners will be selected by
three separate international juries.

Festival Theme
transmediale.02: [go public!]

How do you "go public" today? 15 minutes of fame through an appearance on
TV? The IPO of a self-founded company? The publication of a press release?
A post-modern shopping-spree? The participation in a street demonstration?
Or rather a permanent online-presence through home-installed Web cameras?
Dreams of the public sphere as a space free of power relations where
citizens communicate to formulate their joint political will, are long
gone. The total public sphere of mass media is breaking up into a
multiplicity of partial publics where individuals and groups perform and
act. Politics is happening somewhere in between.

The English term "to go public" originally means "to publicise
information", but today it is used primarily in the context of founding a
joint-stock company or its IPO (initial public offering). The stock market
crash of spring 2000 meant a huge disenchantment for this precarious
concept which had fascinated the IT sector for years. Digital media still
carry the hope for new forms of democratic participation. But how far do
they really open up cultural and political spaces where a public sphere
can take shape and where you can "go public"? Does today's cultural and
political effectiveness evolve first and foremost in non-public spaces?
The shopping mall as a democratic forum, the post-industrial product or
service as a ultimate "res publica"?

The transmediale.02 encourages artists and media producers to "go public!"
and, at the same time, asks how and where efficient models of public
spheres are being developed. Artists and media producers experience and
explore the frictions and borders between private and public and research
the possibilities for constructing new spaces for public action. It
remains to be seen whether these are to be found on the trading floor or
in your home kitchen, on a free server or on a private TV channel.

Klosterstr. 68 - 70 10179 Berlin
Fon ++49 (0)30 / 2472 1907
Fax ++49 (0)30 / 2472 1909
info {AT} transmediale.de


Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 20:31:39 -0700
From: "Brian Wells" <dirtywork {AT} saber.net>
Subject: New to net

www.dirtyworkdonecheap.com   Music/art. Thanks


Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 18:48:48 +0000
From: Oliver Ressler <oliver.ressler {AT} chello.at>
Subject: location needed for project on economy in public space in New York


we – Austrian artist Oliver Ressler and US artist David Thorne – are
working on our collaborative project "Boom!”.  The project consists of
photo-text works in various media designed for flexible production and
application in a range of display contexts. The works inject lengthy
statements into the traditionally short linguistic structure of the "url”
to generate dysfunctional web addresses which examine some of the central
myths of globalized capitalism. These urls are combined with additional
texts and photographs in order to suggest that the current (or is it
"over” now?) economic boom is a manifestation of the deepening crises of
capitalism, and that "boom” must be understood not only as "expansion”
(capital in search of return) but also as potential collapse or explosion.  
One version of "Boom!” was included in the exhibition "What, How & For
Whom” in Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna.

We are currently looking for a public space in New York for the project.  
We would be interested in a large wall or window facing a street or place
on a city/state owned space or a private space. The space could be in a
good location in Manhattan or elsewhere in New York, where many people are
passing.  The project should be installed for a few weeks.

If you have any ideas or hints how to get such a space we would very
appreciate your comments and help.

Please contact us at oliver.ressler {AT} chello.at and hotwater {AT} mindspring.com
Former projects by Oliver Ressler can be found at
http://www.t0.or.at/fluchthilfe and http://www.thing.at/the_global_500,

Thanks for your help in advance 
Oliver Ressler, David Thorne


Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 12:59:24 -0400
From: Michael Longford <longford {AT} alcor.concordia.ca>

The Design Art Department of Concordia University [Montreal, Canada]
is happy to announce that registration has begun for

DECLARATIONS of [inter]dependence and the im[media]cy of design

  Montreal, October 25 - 28, 2001.

This international symposium will bring  together designers, artists, 
educators and activists
to explore the public sphere as a space of democratic voice and citizenship.

For a list of presenters, complete program and registration information
please see the web site at:


Please forward this message to your colleagues and anyone you think 
might be interested.

Thank you
Declarations Organizing Committee
Department of Design Art
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., VA 244
Montreal, QC  H3G 1M8

Tel: 514-848-4249
Fax: 514-848-8627


Michael Longford
Associate Professor,
Department of Design Art
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., VA 244
Montreal, QC  H3G 1M8

Vox: 514-848-4249
Fax: 514-848-8627
Vox: 514-848-4249


Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 15:54:09 -0500
From: fran ilich <ilich_030 {AT} hotmail.com>
Subject: border reports.

'Border Reports' will extend the mission of Borderhack 2.0 to 'delete the
border,' by transmitting sound (as audible and radio frequencies) into the
immediate vicinity (Tijuana MX, San Ysidro USA).

We invite you to create a sound recording for this project.

The name 'Border Reports' comes from the AM radio traffic reports in
San Diego that let people know how long it takes to get across the
border.  Drivers have to wait in line and produce passports to cross
the border, but sound itself knows no such barriers.  The USA used
radio for years to transmit the message of capitalism into the
communist bloc; we will use sound frequencies similarly, in order to
mobilize discussion  and understanding of border policies which
criminalize the poor and politically persecuted.

We would like to present your sound recording as part of this
international transmission .  We invite you to produce a 5 minute
(maximum) audio segment to be transmitted on both sides of the border
during the Borderhack encampment on August 24, 25, 25 in Playas

Segments can take any form including:
Journalistic, conceptual, investigative, political manifestos,
creative appropriation, musical, a shout-out, an interview, a mini-
history, information, news, noise, a poem.

Title your segment:
The title of each segment should start with -
"Border Report,"  and then a number or year or title which might
indicate the content or feeling of your segment.
Examples would be: 
"Border Report No.365"  "Border Report No. 366,"
"Border Report Year 2060"
"Border Report 2.2"
"Border Report Berlin 1937"

Segments could consider the US Mexico frontier year 2001, but they
could also present information about other borders past, present and

Where and how to produce the segment?  There are several ways!

Record at Playas de Tijuana:
We will have a station at Playas and recording equipment. Bring your
text or instruments and find us under the Border Reports flag.  Or
come up with a spontaneous interview or sound piece at Playas; there
should be plenty of inspiration at the encampment.

Record at our studio. Please call us at (213) 365-2344 to record with
us. Best days would be Monday August 20 and Tuesday August 21. Or
email us at slewison {AT} hotmail or ncousino {AT} earthlink.net.

Record at your place and deliver the file via mail, or to our house
or mailbox in Los Angeles.  Please email or call for
details/address.   Or bring the recording with you to the Borderhack
emcampment at Playas.  We can take audio cassette, minidisc or CD.

Record at your place, and send the file via email.  Please contact us
for details as to what kind of file we can accept.

Any language is welcome:
english, spanish, sound, music, noise or any other language
transmitted through audiowaves.

maximum 5 minutes 

usable recording formats:
cassette tape, mini-disc, cd

We hope you will participate in this action!  The more, the merrier
(and louder). 

For more information, please contact Nicole or Sarah at 213-365-2344,
or ncousino {AT} earthlink, or slewison {AT} hotmail.com.

Border Reports is part of Borderhack.
See http://www.de-lete.tv/borderhack


Borderhack is a festival/camp that is part of the "kein mensch ist
illegal" chain of bordercamps. It will take place in Tijuana on
August 24, 25 and 
26 of the year 2001. The location of the camp will be in the Playas
de Tijuana part of the city, in front of the actual border fence that
divides the 
third and the first world, and also where it penetrates the ocean.
The camp will offer net art, photograph exhibits, border cinema, ISDN
connections, conferences and workshops, not to mention the
participation of the global hacktivist and net-media art community. 


Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 17:12:05 -0400
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Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 16:45:22 +0100
From: Richard Thompson <richardthompson {AT} lux.org.uk>
Subject: David Larcher's Monkey's Birthday

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June `73 - June `75, 360mins, single & twin screen variously, largely 16mm
Shot in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Iran
Shot & processed Prince of Wales Crescent, Chalk Farm
First shown 6am, Wednesday 7th May 1975, Gate Cinema

A 6 hour long, varying format projection event starting at DAWN; an
alchemical travelogue; a psychic and literal road journey, described by
refraction through printer effects, refilming, video feedback and
single-frame editing. Cinema expanded into an unmissable spectaculist

MONKEY'S BIRTHDAY extends [the] inner voyage into an externalised odyssey
i= n which Larcher and his crew wander across Europe. Years of travelling
and filming were finally edited into six hours of footage=8A The film is
at once = a diary of that voyage, a romanticisation of the quest implicit
in the concei= t of the wandering protagonist, and a universalisation of
that quest beyond the individual protagonist=8A Its six hours of images
offer more than can possibly be absorbed with continual concentration, and
thus the film becomes something larger than an= y one experience of it. It
is something to which one must return and reconsider. Larcher occasionally
projects the film in a twin screen format which=8A expands the visual
information beyond the point of assimilation. [It= ] must be appreciated
in the simplicity and beauty of its diary format, in th= e intensity of
its personal quest, and in the ambitiousness of its representation as
universal odyssey. (Hendrik Hendrikson, Perspectives on British
Avant-Garde Film, Hayward Gallery, April 1977)

The movie is a third ear, third eye, Diurnal of four years in the
n es of technology-into-Titan-tracks.. (Heathcote Williams, 1975)

A 2 1/2 Mile film that leaves off at the beginning and eventually comes to
an end =8A If there is any point to the point you are there to point it
out, so don=B9t let that finger stray. To be put off by the sketchy
character of hair in th= e gate is to see babies where there are none.
Nothing in the world is bigger than the tip of an April hair, and mount
Tai is tiny. Oligocene, pliocene, plasticine, miocene, there is definitely
something strange about this planet. Si tu reste dans les mots, lecteur,
you might as well walk out. (David Larcher, October 1977)

A more luxuriant mind or intellectual hedonist does not exist in British
experimental media.
(Sean Cubitt, 'A Dictionary of Film & Video Artists', ed. David Curtis)

BOX OFFICE: 020 7684 0201

For further information or stills please contact Richard Thompson on 020
7684 2848 or email richardthompson {AT} lux.org.uk


Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 16:46:08 -0700
From: "Peter Lunenfeld" <peterl {AT} artcenter.edu>
Subject: Celebrate Brenda Laurel's Book Launch - Utopian Entrepreneur (MIT Press)

A Tale in Two Cities

Art Center College of Design and the International Academy of Digital Arts
and Sciences  invite you to join us -- first in LA on September 14, and then
in SF on the 15th-- for a signing/reception/reading to celebrate the launch
of Brenda Laurel's new book, UTOPIAN ENTREPRENEUR.

Designed by Denise Gonzales Crisp, Laurel's is the inaugural volume in the
Mediawork Pamphlet series from the MIT Press. UTOPIAN ENTREPRENEUR is a
heady hybrid of critical thinking, personal narrative, and economic analysis
- -- a field manual for those who want to do socially positive work in the
context of business.

by Brenda Laurel
designer: Denise Gonzales Crisp
editorial director: Peter Lunenfeld
$14.95 | MIT Press, 2001 | ISBN 0-262-62153-3

<mitpress.mit.edu/mediawork> launches 9/5/01, featuring Scott McCloud's
on-line comic response to Utopian Entrepreneur


Friday | September 14th | Pasadena, CA | 7:00-8:30 PM
Los Angeles Times Media Center
Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida Street | Pasadena, CA 91103
626.396.2200 | <www.artcenter.edu>

Sponsored by Art Center College of Design


Saturday, September 15th | San Francisco, CA  | 5:00-7:00 PM
111 Minna Street Gallery | San Francisco
415.974.1719 | <www.111annex.com>
In collaboration with the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences


"...and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or
- -- 


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