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Table of Contents:

 automadness update (8/26)
    brian carroll <human {AT} electronetwork.org>
 Kac's Genesis and The Eighth Day   
     JFA <info {AT} juliafriedman.com>  
 ars electronica 2001 - FEMALE TAKEOVER - ff  
     Cornelia Sollfrank <cornelia {AT} snafu.de>  
 http://meta.am/  refresh 
     m e t a <meta {AT} meta.am>   
 anti-surveillance in San Francisco 
     NOT BORED! <notbored {AT} panix.com>    
 restitution point in austria established
     Martin Pichlmair <e9626313 {AT} student.tuwien.ac.at>  
 Dj Spooky at Burning Man
     "Paul D. Miller" <anansi1 {AT} mail.earthlink.net>
 [ot] [!nt] \n2+0\ Friends don't let Friends drink + email - 
     integer {AT} www.god-emil.dk
 New Media(tors): The Social Life of Digital Art
     Richard Rinehart <rinehart {AT} uclink.berkeley.edu>
 book announcement--Compaine
     Jud Wolfskill <wolfskil {AT} MIT.EDU>


Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 04:28:49 -0800
From: brian carroll <human {AT} electronetwork.org>
Subject: automadness update (8/26)

  [for announcer please. thanks. bc]

A U T O B I O G R A P H Y  O F  M A D N E S S :

Terrors of Electromagnetic Research

a work, in progress. version 8.26.2001 (updated)

- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
montréal, will you adopt me? (8/26)
visit Montréal, Québec, Canada, the human city.
no opportunities. the future disappears.
state of international insecurity.
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
death, sentenced.(8/26)
return to the society of control.
plea for public help from the free press.
some thoughts on things going on...
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
walking into my grave (8/26)
returning against my will into the past.
moving from the California energy crisis
back into Minnesota, e-shock territory.
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
goals for today (8/26)
public support necessary for public ideas.
cultural research of electromagnetism.
the freedom to dream.
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------


public story. public facts. public individual. public domain.
no copyright. 2001. no permissions necessary.
please redistribute for fellow humans far and wide.
brian thomas carroll. electromagnetic researcher.


Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 09:17:40 -0600
From: JFA <info {AT} juliafriedman.com>
Subject: Kac's Genesis and The Eighth Day

For further information contact: Julia Friedman, (312) 455 0755 or 
info {AT} juliafriedman.com




Eduardo Kac's landmark artwork, "Genesis," will travel to three 
prominent venues during September:  The Yokohama Triennale, Japan, 
September 2 - November 11, 2001; El final del eclipse at Fundación 
Telefónica, Madrid, Spain, September 12 - November 18, 2001; and 
Paradise Now at the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York, 
September 15, 2001 - January 6, 2002.

Kac's "Genesis" is a transgenic artwork that explores a synthetic 
gene created by translating a sentence from the biblical book of 
Genesis into DNA base pairs. The sentence reads: "Let man have 
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and 
over every living thing that moves upon the earth." On the Internet, 
participants can mutate bacteria that contain the gene, thus changing 
the meaning of the biblical sentence.

For more on Genesis, please see:

After September 2, 2001, when Genesis goes online at Yokohama, the 
public is encouraged to intervene in this biotechnological work: 


Kac's most recent transgenic artwork, "The Eighth Day," is presented 
by Institute for Studies in the Arts, Tempe, from October 25 - 
December 14, 2001.

"The Eighth Day" provides the public with the unique opportunity to 
experience a spectacular ecology of green glowing creatures and thus 
to critically reflect on the social and cultural implications of 
biotechnology.  "The Eighth Day" brings together a biological robot 
(biobot) linked to the Internet, GFP fish, GFP mice, GFP amoeba and 
GFP plants, and video footage and sound of the ebb and flow of moving 

In order to approach the transgenic ecology, the viewer "walks on 
water." Gentle, recurring sounds of waves emanate from four corners 
of the room. In the center of this tranquil environment, a 
fluorescent ecology of living creatures emerges.  The living 
creatures and the biobot are enclosed in an environment under a 
ventilated, clear, plexiglas dome, thus rendering dramatically 
visible what it would be like if these creatures would in fact 
coexist in the world at large. As a self-contained artificial 
ecological system it resonates with the words in the title, which add 
one day to the period of creation of the world as narrated in the 
Judeo-Christian Scriptures.  All transgenic creatures in "The Eighth 
Day" express the gene that produces green fluorescent protein (GFP).

By enabling local and online participants to experience the 
environment inside the dome from the point of view of the biobot, 
"The Eighth Day" creates a context in which participants can reflect 
on the meaning of a transgenic ecology from a first-person 

"The Eighth Day" was developed through a two-year residency at the 
Institute for Studies in the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Eduardo Kac is represented by Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago.

Julia Friedman
Julia Friedman Gallery
118 N Peoria
Chicago, IL  60607
Phone:  (312) 455 0755
Fax:  (312) 455 0765
E-mail:  info {AT} juliafriedman.com


Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 20:47:48 +0100
From: Cornelia Sollfrank <cornelia {AT} snafu.de>
Subject: ars electronica 2001 - FEMALE TAKEOVER - ff

Kunst Raum is pleased to announce its participating project (in
co-operation with FAKULTAET) of  ARS ELECTRONICA 2001 "TAKEOVER. Who is
doing the art of tomorrow" 1st-6th September (further infos:

>>>>>>  "F e m a l e   T a k e o v e r   -   f f " <<<<<<<

>Is the artistic practice of women challenged by the current hegemony?
>The "Female Takeover - ff" will question this topic in theory and
>practice with a snapshot exhibtion, artists presentations and a panel
>discussion. Techniques of feminist practice in net-art, like the
>decisive works of pioneers in the WWW, will be compared with strategies
>of young artists who are evolving a more general, quite open and often
>ironic way of discussing and dealing with supposed feminist questions.
>Participating Artist:
>Nine Budde/D, Cornelia Sollfrank/D; Snergurutschka/A,
>Faith Wilding/USA, Cue P. Doll/USA
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>Panel I
>Wednesday / Mittwoch, 5 September
>15:30 - 17:30  T.O.C. / Kunst-Uni
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>Women will present actual examples of their artistic work to discuss
>their "feminist" strategies, methods and artistic experience.
>With: Nine Budde/D, Flora&Fauna/D/UK, Cornelia Sollfrank/D;
>Faith Wilding/USA,
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>Panel II
>Wednesday / Mittwoch, 5 September
>18:30 - 20:30  T.O.C. / Kunst-Uni
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>>>> How are visions and artistic strategies seen in the context of
>feminisitic discourse and feminist practice? Are the methods of young
>artists from generation f comparable with those from the 70ies, 80ies
>and 90ies?
>>>> Networks by and for women become the object of an artistic strategy
>because of the focus of those who are the driving forces behind them.
>>>> So-called patchwork biographies are part of the strategies in the
>artistic field: adaptation of production methods and approaches to work
>>from the worlds of business and social services as well as the
>mechanisms of a Fun Culture make for a smooth transition from
>production, services and the representation of social interconnections.
>Mixed realities and mixed media visualize themselves in everyday life
>just as they do in art, and vice versa.
>Which bold visions are considered or planned the moment?
>The present hegemony will be challenged! New strategies/concepts exist!
>Panelists: Nine Budde/D, Leigh Haas/DE/UK, Cornelia Sollfrank/D;
>Snergurutschka/A, Faith Wilding/USA,
>Moderator: Kathy Rae Hufman/UK/USA
>Kunst Raum /Susanne Blaimschein und Maren Richter, Goethestrasse 22 4020
>+43. 732.651346-16, kunstraum {AT} servus.at
>*** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** :
>*** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** : *** :
>XXERO faces {AT} ars
>xxero / www.xxero.net is both a collaborative, MOO-based environment and
>a platform for real life meetings and events. Built up by an
>international network of women associated with the faces mailing list,
>the different facets of xxero allow for the particpants to log in to a
>virtual text-based architecture while emphasizing the value of face2face
>meetings in real life. xxero will be launched during Ars Electronica
>Festival 2001. For five days xxero will bring its text-based environment
>to life with visual and acoustic extensions at T R A N S P U B L I C
>where it will play host to brunches, informal lectures, MOO & audio
>workshops, presentations and a social space. The public is welcome to
>join in.
>Participants: Rachel Baker (UK); Aileen Derieg, (USA/A); Kathy Rae
>Huffman, (USA/UK); Diana McCarty, (USA/DE); Marlena Corcoran(USA/DE);
>NOVA (D); Florence Ormezzano, (F); Ushi Reiter,(A); Kerstin
>Weiberg,(DE);  Anja Westerfroelke, (A); Elfi Sonnberger, (A); Doris
>Weichselbaumer, (A); u.a...
>xxero extensions /
>real life visual realization by flora-fauna.de (D/UK)
>T.O.C. / Kunst-Uni
>translation procexx by ushi reiter (A)
>voice installation
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>xxero MOO workshop
>Saturday / Samstag, 1 September
>13:00-16:00  T.O.C. / Kunst-uni   (Just off of the Hauptplatz)
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>Kerstin Weiberg gives an introduction to the basics of MOO and using a
>text-based virtual reality as collaborative working space. Details for
>participation: http://www.xxero.net/ars01/moo_workshop.php
>Florence Ormezzano is going further on moo skills during the open time
>T R A N S P U B L I C .
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>xxero streaming audio workshop
>Tuesday / Dienstag, 4 September
>11:00 - 13:00   T R A N S P U B L I C
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>Rachel Baker shows us how to make your own radio with an introduction to
>the basics of streaming and real audio.
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>xxero / open mic / insert faces
>Tuesday / Dienstag, 4 September
>15:30-18:00  T R A N S P U B L I C
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>moderation: Aileen Derieg A slam session of 3-5 minute presentations by
>women in media art that includes: projects; work;
>institutions;performances; events. Women from the public are welcome to
>join in the slam. The general public is welcome to attend. Details for
>participation: http://www.xxero.net/ars01/open_mic.php
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>xxero leisure
>Tuesday / Dienstag, 4 September
>21:30 pm  T R A N S P U B L I C
>+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>After open mic we swap into xxero leisure when xxero lights up the night
>and where amina/vienna, gnu/vienna and ushi/linz will take care of nice
>groove. Drinks, bytes & bits.
>T R A N S P U B L I C
>2 - 6. September
>8:30 - 11:00, 18:00 - 20:00 h -> exept xxero leisure
>Hahnengasse 3 / Alter Markt / Hauptplatz
>xxero received support from the Linz Office of Women's Affairs and is
>hosted and supported by www.servus.at, many thanks to Oliver Frommel!

:::::"A smart artist makes the machine do the work"::::::::::::::::::::::::
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::::::::::::::
::::::::::::::::::::::: [net.art generator]: http://www.obn.org/generator :
:Cornelia Sollfrank | Rutschbahn 37 | 20146 Hamburg | Germany :::::::::::::


Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 22:35:59 -0700
From: m e t a <meta {AT} meta.am>
Subject: http://meta.am/       refresh


new designs - rotating every 24 hours



Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 11:17:22 -0500
From: NOT BORED! <notbored {AT} panix.com>
Subject: anti-surveillance in San Francisco

Following hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement concerning the
non-existence of a San Francisco/Bay Area Surveillance Camera Players, the
San Francisco Independent Media Center put up a high-profile spot on
privacy, anti-surveillance groups, Jeff Webb's anti-drug webcam, the SCP,
the 7s01 international day of action against video surveillance, and
several other related issues.

click http://sf.indymedia.org/ and see upper left

SF is the very first IMC web site in the world to focus on privacy and
anti-surveillance. Let's hope (some of) the others follow suit!


Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 00:38:33 +0200 (METDST)
From: Martin Pichlmair <e9626313 {AT} student.tuwien.ac.at>
Subject: restitution point in austria established


we have recently established a restitution point for symbolic restitution
of goods stolen from jews by nazis in salzburg // austria

the project aims at making the public aware of the fact that not
everything has been returned [ especially here in salzburg the situation
is rather the other way round ]

the city of salzburg is now blocking our attempts to mark buildings, were
jewish inhabitants had been driven out and forced to flee the country
rigth after the "connection" of austria with the 3rd reich

for detailed information visit


it seems like some areas of the history of the mozart city must not be
touched even 60 years later

martin pi

                               : martin pi 
                      contact  :
e9626313 {AT} student.tuwien.ac.at  :  0699 10443742
  johann strauss gasse 32 / 7  :  1040 vienna
                               :  http://stud3.tuwien.ac.at/~e9626313


Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 08:26:05 -0400
From: "Paul D. Miller" <anansi1 {AT} mail.earthlink.net>
Subject: Dj Spooky at Burning Man

Hello All - I'm going to be playing Burning Man this year at two 
sites. One is a larger version of the "After Robot" situation that is 
the culmination of the festival, and the other is a Buckminster 
Fuller themed installation that me and several friends are putting 
together. My address, if anyone is going to be around is this:

So we are at 9:30 through 9:45, between Oblivion (the outermost road) 
and Pantaloon.

>the party that I'll be dj'ing is  XARA, Black Rock City, Burning Man
Festival, 2001 - Friday nite after the main event - Burning the 
Robot. If there's any questions... I'm not really going to be 
checking my e-mail too much, but hey..... I have a nifty hand made 
bicycle and will be moving around alot... just stop me and ask what's 
peace as always,
Paul D. Miller a.k.a. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid


wildstyle access: www.djspooky.com

Paul D. Miller a.k.a. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid

Subliminal Kid Inc.

Office Mailing Address:

Music and Art Management
245 w14th st #2RC NY NY


From: integer {AT} www.god-emil.dk
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 10:39:28 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: [ot] [!nt] \n2+0\ Friends don't let Friends drink + email - 
mail systems

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              in NN's in.box

              since NN has a fixation with sanitation and handing out tickets
              NN has decided to step on the drunken xy strain.

              altzo .... in collaboration with a simply.SUPERLATIV 2x 
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              for simply.SUPERLATIV memeware we present the 

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Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 22:23:48 -0700
From: Richard Rinehart <rinehart {AT} uclink.berkeley.edu>
Subject: New Media(tors): The Social Life of Digital Art

You are all invited to participate: remotely if you are remote in relation
to Berkeley, California, and in person if you are nearby.
Richard Rinehart


New Media(tors): The Social Life of Digital Art

Co-organized by the Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive and
GenArtSF, a discussion among new media artists and audiences about their
role in society and the new economy and the effects of network culture on
the creation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of contemporary
visual art. New Media(tors): The Social Life of Digital Art includes three
interactive components, an email discussion list, a panel event, and a
video conversations kiosk.

Panel Date: Sun, Sept 23, 2001
Panel: 12:30-2pm: Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft  {AT}  Bowditch
Reception: 2:00-3:00pm: Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Admission: free
Space: Limited seating. First come, first seated
URL: http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/events/mediators/
Organizers: Marisa Olsen, GenArtSF; Richard Rinehart, BAM/PFA

Participants: Shawn Brixey, artist & professor digital media, art
department, UC Berkeley; Alex Galloway, artist & editor/ director of
technology  {AT}  Rhizome.org; Lynn Hershman, artist & professor/director, media
arts program, UC Davis; Jason Lewis, artist & founder, Arts Alliance
Laboratory; Moderated by Richard Rinehart, artist, director of digital
media, Berkeley Art Museum, & faculty, art department, UC Berkeley.

The explosion of digital art has created a new social and economic
environment within the arts community and culture at large. Increasing
numbers of artists as well as presenters, collectors, media and tech
industry partners, and audiences are the active agents finding their way
through this new digital sub-culture. This event will track the new modes
of operation being used to adapt in this new environment. How are digital
artists surviving in a medium that is difficult to sell? Are presenters
changing their own economic models? How are the larger artistic and
curatorial professions measuring achievement? How are collectors responding
to intangible and ephemeral art works? How does the unique relationship to
the technology industry affect digital art? Are the audiences for digital
art the same or different from traditional art audiences?

At this event, artists, collectors, and presenters will demonstrate their
own ways of adapting to the shifting social and economic implications of
digital art - the audience will be the final panelist, representing itself
in the discussion. The conversation will start online, where attendees are
encouraged to fill out a short audience survey on the website. The results
of this snapshot of digital art audiences will be shared at the event.
Panelists will kick off discussion topics on the email list before the
event to get wider geographic input and focus ideas for the event. This
event is free of charge in order to encourage broad attendance, and will be
followed by a reception.

New Media(tors): The Social Life of Digital Art includes three interactive

1. An open email discussion list which takes place for a few weeks in
September 2001 and leads into the panel/event. This discussion list will
include all of the event panelists/artists and organizers as well as anyone
on the internet who would like to join this discussion, ask questions, or
share their experiences. The discussion list will provide a public forum
which expands the geographic reach of the event, and invites people to
investigate the social life surrounding digital art, including these

How are new media artists interacting with art institutions or each other
in ways which are different/same from traditional media artists? How is the
education of artists adapting, if at all? How are artists making a living
working in media which are hard to sell? How does valuation happens with
perfectly reproducible works, and what is the impact on collecting as a
social and economic function? How is such work being preserved (which has
direct implications for collecting, buying, and selling)? How are new media
artists engaged or part of an external industry in a way that filmmakers
might be, but painters are not?

How to subscribe to the Mediators email discussion list.

Send an email addressed to:
majordomo {AT} listlink.berkeley.edu
that contains this single line in the body of the mail message:
subscribe mediators

Notice that this does not include your actual e-mail address. Majordomo
will determine that information based on your email so long as you are
mailing to majordomo {AT} listlink from your own account.

2. A public panel presentation and community discussion event

Described above.

3. A public reception following the panel at which attendees are invited to
interact with each other, and to contribute their thoughts and reactions to
the issues on the museum's video conversations kiosk.

There is a multimedia kiosk in the lobby where the reception will be held .
Here you can record a short digital video clip of yourself speaking about
your thoughts after the event, your experiences, and your own answers to
any of the questions above or anything you want to ponder on the issues.
Some of these video comments, along with video clips from the panel, will
be posted on the Mediators web page as the third part of the conversation,
completing the triangular communication flow between
artist-institution-audience. These will also comprise the lasting record of
New Media(tors): The Social Life of Digital Art.

GenArtSF <www.genartsf.org>

GenArts mission is to strengthen and empower the community of young
artists, to cultivate a new generation of arts audiences, and to connect
the arts community to the community at larage. GenArt pursues these goals
through a wide range of programs with innovative approaches to education,
community outreach, and exhibitions. GenArtSF is a project of the San
Francisco Foundation Community Initiatives Fund.

Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive <www.bampfa.berkeley.edu>

The University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
serves the University by making aesthetic experiences a vital part of the
life of its community. BAM/PFA inspires, educates, and brings together the
various audiences of the Berkeley campus and Bay Area and engages national
and international audiences through access to its collections and
educational resources, and through the presentation of adventurous,
scholarly, and culturally diverse exhibitions of art and cinema.

Richard Rinehart
Digital Media Director, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Instructor, Department of Art Practice
University of California, Berkeley


Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 16:08:06 -0400
From: Jud Wolfskill <wolfskil {AT} MIT.EDU>
Subject: book announcement--Compaine

I thought readers of NETTIME-LL might be interested in this book.  For more 
information please visit http://mitpress.mit.edu/0262531933

The Digital Divide
Facing a Crisis or Creating a Myth?
edited by Benjamin M. Compaine

The Digital Divide refers to the perceived gap between those who have 
access to the latest information technologies and those who do not. If we 
are indeed in an Information Age, then not having access to this 
information is an economic and social handicap. Some people consider the 
Digital Divide to be a national crisis, while others consider it an 
over-hyped nonissue. This book presents data supporting the existence of 
such a divide in the 1990s along racial, economic, ethnic, and education 
lines. But it also presents evidence that by 2000 the gaps are rapidly 
closing without substantive public policy initiatives and spending.
Together, the contributions serve as a sourcebook on this controversial issue.
Benjamin M. Compaine is a Research Affiliate at the Internet and 
Telecommunications Convergence Consortium at the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. He is coeditor of The Internet Upheaval (MIT Press, 2000) and 
The Information Resources Policy Handbook (MIT Press, 1999).

6 x 9, 340 pp.
30 illus.
cloth ISBN 0-262-53193-3
The MIT Press Sourcebooks

Jud Wolfskill
Associate Publicist
MIT Press
5 Cambridge Center, 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA  02142
617.253.1709 fax
wolfskil {AT} mit.edu


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