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   HYBRID DISCOURSE: Curatorial Practices & Institutional Practices                
     lina d russell <lina {AT} metamute.com>                                              

   The Digital Media Lecture Series continues at the IHC                           
     "geert" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                       

   mark amerika: digital literacy symposium                                        
     Adrian Miles <adrian.miles {AT} uib.no>                                              

   Version>02 Digital Arts Convergence LAST CALL!!!!!                              
     ed marszewski <ed {AT} lumpen.com>                                                   

   Chicago Needs Your help...                                                      
     ed marszewski <ed {AT} lumpen.com>                                                   

   / plug and play / public life / april 28th /                                    
     "plug and play" <pnp {AT} gabba.net>                                                 

   Fw: [chicagodan] Carnival against capitalism art callout                        
     "wade tillett" <wade {AT} thefrictioninstitute.org>                                  

    "Meeting Point"   video - project  in 26 railway stations simultaneous         
     "Iris Hoppe" <iris.hoppe {AT} nonbreakingspace.org>                                  

   lecture: media, activism, Sept 11th                                             
     Robert Atkins <robertatkins {AT} earthlink.net>                                      

   IAF.01                                                                          
     "krosrods interactive" <krosrods {AT} hotmail.com>                                   

   Announcment                                                                     
     "Ryan Tuttle" <uscuw {AT} hotmail.com>                                               

   announcing: crossing [digital] boundaries, April 19-20, buffalo ny              
     "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin {AT} mail.wvu.edu>                                

   symposium >> digital constructions >> 16 april RMIT, Melbourne                  
     Alessio Cavallaro <alessio {AT} acmi.net.au>                                         



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Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 14:27:27 +0100
From: lina d russell <lina {AT} metamute.com>
Subject: HYBRID DISCOURSE: Curatorial Practices & Institutional Practices

I+DAT[A] presents 

HYBRID DISCOURSE: 
Curatorial Practices 12/04/02 and Institutional Practices 13/04/02

CURATORIAL PRACTICES
Friday: 12/04/02  2.00-5.00PM  {AT}  Sherwell Centre

Sarah Cook [Canada/UK, University of Sunderland]
Violetta Kutlubasis-Krajewska & Piotr Krajewski [WRO Centre for Media Art,
Poland]
Michele Thursz [independent curator and director of Post Media Network, US]
Chair: Joasia Krysa [i-DAT] & Lina Dzuverovic-Russell [MUTE].


INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICES
Saturday: 13/04/02   10.00 AM  - 4.00 PM  {AT}  Sherwell Centre

Institutional Practices: Models / 10am
Luca Dal Pozzolo, Italy
Clive Gillman, UK
Anne Nigten, The Netherlands
Chair: Bronac Ferran, Arts Council of England

Institutional Practices: Art-Commerce / 2pm
Jordan Crandall, US
Marina Grzinic Mauhler, Slovenia
Simon Ford, UK
Chair: Violetta Kutlubasis-Krajewska & Piotr Krajewski, WRO Center for Media
Art

Hybrid Discourse is a series of events investigating current cultural
debates in the context of digital media. Focusing on key issues such as
relations between art and industry, emerging cultural, commercial and hybrid
practices as well as new models of institutional practices this program
seeks to re-address critical terms of Adorno and Horkheimer's original
concept of the culture industry in the current context.

This two-day conference within the Hybrid Discourse series examines the
position occupied by cultural institutions and media curators in the current
cultural landscape. Using the Frankfurt School¹s concept of the culture
industry as a starting point, this conference investigates the diverse
models of curatorial and institutional practice that facilitate production,
distribution and dissemination of new media works. Set within a wider
context of the current cultural economy the sessions examine relationships
between artistic programming, funding, audience development and
participation, local and global community development, social infrastructure
and cultural policy.

____________

WRO SCREENING  {AT}  HYBRID DISCOURSE

Friday 12/04/02, Sherwell Centre

Heroes by Oliver Pietsch
Germany 2000, 10:00

NO by Maxim Tyminko
Belorussia 2000, 2:00

Gemini by Andreas Gedin
Sweden 2000, 9:09

Dragon by Anita Sarosi
Hungary 1999, 3:40

Bardosphere by Andrzej K. Urbanki
Poland 2000, 11:00

Super Natural by Anita Malmqvist
Sweden 2000, 14:00

___________

Place: Sherwell Centre / University of Plymouth / Plymouth / UK
Contact: a.lewin {AT} dartington.ac.uk / joasia {AT} caiia-star.net

Info and to join on-line discussion or listen to webcasts:
www.i-dat.org/projects/hybrid


Hybrid Discourse is organised by Anya Lewin and Joasia Krysa with support
from the Institute of Digital Art and Technology (i-DAT), Dartington College
of Arts, World of Work, Mute, and the European Social Fund.


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Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 09:22:34 +1000
From: "geert" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: The Digital Media Lecture Series continues at the IHC

From: "george legrady" <glegrady {AT} cox.net>

The Digital Media Arts Lecture Series is pleased to continue its spring 2002
lectures at the McCune conference room in the Interdisciplinary Humanities
program. '

The UCSB Digital Media Arts Lecture Series' has been initiated by George
Legrady to introduce to the campus and the Santa Barbara community a broad
range of activities in contemporary digital media arts of the last 15 years
with an emphasis on visual arts related practices that occur at the
intersections of technology and culture. The invited speakers will consist
primarily of practitioners and theorists with interdisciplinary backgrounds,
who will address a range of issues dealing with the theory and practice of
digital media.

The Lecture series is sponsored by a special Humanities HRI Research &
Curricular Initiative grant, in conjunction with the Media Arts & Technology
graduate program, and the department of Art Studio. All lectures are free
and open to the public.

________________________________________

The spring lectures will consist of 5 lectures by practitioners and
theorists in media arts. The schedule is as follows:


1) April 15, Monday 4pm, the IHC McCune Conference room

Luc Courchesne, Prof of Information Design, University of Montreal
http://www.din.umontreal.ca/courchesne/
Will present a survey of his multi-screen, immersive environment,
interactive installations.

Luc Courchesne received the BA in Design at the Nova Scotia College of Art &
Design and a MS at the MIT in Visual Studies. His installations have been
exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, Tokyo¹s ICC museum, Paris'
Science Museum at La Villette, Karlsruhe's ZKM/Medienmuseum, Montréal's
Musée d'art contemporain amongst others.

________________________________________

2) April 22, Monday 4pm, the IHC McCune Conference room

Johan Grimonprez: INDEPENDENCE DAY REALTIME, videolounge
The evening will focus on the relationship between mass culture, technology
and terrorism.

Currently lecturing at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Mr. Grimonprez
attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (1993) in New York. He
has been part of numerous, international festivals and exhibitions,
including Documenta X, (Kassel, 1997).  Published INFLIGHT with Hatje/Cantz
last year.

________________________________________

3) April 29, Monday 4pm, e-studio, Art Department
Lev Manovich, Prof of Media Arts and Theory, UCSD
www.manovich.net

Will present his current book-in-progress INFO-AESTHETICS and show a number
of projects: "little movies", designed for the Web (1994); the
Freud-Lissitzky Navigator, a conceptual software for navigating 20th century
history;  Anna and Andy, a streaming version of Tolstoy's novel; and Soft
Cinema commissioned by ZKM for its upcoming Cinema Future exhibition.

Lev Manovich is the author of The Language of New Media (The MIT Press,
2001), Tekstura: Russian Essays on Visual Culture (Chicago University Press,
1993) as well as many articles which have been published in more than twenty
countries. Manovich was born in Moscow and has been working with computer
media as an artist, computer animator, designer, and programmer since since
1984. He is in demand as a lecturer around the world, having delivered over
70 lectures in the US, Europe and Asia since 1999.

________________________________________

4) May 6, Monday 4pm, the IHC McCune Conference room
Eric Paulos, robotics engineer and artist
www.paulos.net

Tools, techniques, and systems deployed for novel interactions between
humans across a variety of communication channels will be discussed.
Tele-presence, tele-embodiment, tele-obliteration, and tele-crime: the new
forms of human contact and expression.  How will they be designed? What
benefits will they provide? What new social conventions and metaphors will
emerge from these physical artifacts?  Finally, how can artists and
scientists work together on addressing the ethics and consequences of our
technological environment?

Eric Paulos received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
from the University of California, Berkeley. His research, scientific,
artistic, and social interests revolve around robotics and internet based
telepresence, particularly the physical, aural, visual, and gestural
interactions between humans and machines and various permutations of these
interactions.

________________________________________

5) May 13, Monday 4pm, the IHC McCune Conference room
Maja Kuzmanovic, media artist, Brussels (pending confirmation)
Principal, FOAM http://www.f0.am/

MA.in Interactive Multimedia. Art, University of Portsmouth. Prior to
founding FoAM, she has focused on non-conventional research and application
of technologies, ranging from Internet to Mixed Reality (including
ubiquitous and wearable computing) and fully immersive VR - CAVE
environments. For her work in these fields, she was elected as one of the
Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT ¹s Technology Review and worked in residency
within several European Research Centres, such as Starlab in Brussels, Dutch
National Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam and
German National Institute for Information Technology (GMD) in Sankt
Augustin.

____________________________________

Professor George Legrady
Media Arts & Technology | Art Studio
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
legrady {AT} arts.ucsb.edu
tel. 805.893.2026 (office)
fax. 805.893.7206
http://www.georgelegrady.com




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Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 10:51:59 +1000
From: Adrian Miles <adrian.miles {AT} uib.no>
Subject: mark amerika: digital literacy symposium

in melbourne, australia on tuesday april 16th we are running a 
symposium with Mark Amerika. details below:

theme:
New media technologies (everything from the first claims of 
Multimedia CDROM through to G3 phones) have been promoted on the 
promise of ubiquitous and transparent access to 'content' yet the 
authoring of 'content' appears as the ability to connect 
discontinuous and apparently opaque fragments into emergent wholes. 
Digital literacy and identity is the ability to read and write these 
new forms of connection. This symposium will examine this problem 
from a number of perspectives and will explore the digital as a 
process of construction rather than reception.

rmit storey hall, swanston st, melbourne.

schedule

09.30 registration
10:00 welcome

10:15 Darren Tofts (Communication  Studies, Swinburne)
10:45 Jenny Weight (new media artist and theorist, RMIT)

11.15 morning tea

11.45 Mark Amerika (Uni. of Colorado, Visiting Fellow, RMIT)
12.15 Panel discussion moderated by Jill Walker (University of Bergen)

13.00 lunch

14.00 Adrian Miles (InterMedia, Norway and Media Studies, RMIT)
14.30 Pia Ednie-Brown (Architecture, RMIT)

15.00 Afternoon tea

15.30 Jeremy Yuille (Communication Design, RMIT)
16.00 Panel discussion (Moderated by Antoanetta Ivanova, Nova MediaArts)

[schedule subject to change without notice]

enquiries to Anna Farago <anna.farago {AT} rmit.edu.au> or 9925 3960

cost: $45.00 student $15.00.

more details at http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/amerika/

cheers
adrian miles
- -- 

+  lecturer in new media and cinema studies 
[http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog]
+  interactive desktop video developer  [http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/]
+ media studies. rmit [http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au]
+ InterMedia:UiB. university of bergen [http://www.intermedia.uib.no]


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Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 02:09:43 -0500
From: ed marszewski <ed {AT} lumpen.com>
Subject: Version>02 Digital Arts Convergence LAST CALL!!!!!

Hello All.
Many freaks and geeks are converging on Chicago April 18-20 .. please join
us..
This is the last call for you to attend Version>02.
For a better glimpse into the future  please click around
http://www.versionfest.org
- - Edmar

VERSION>02 

April 18­20  Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Presented by MCA, Select Media, and OVT
Concert tickets $10 in advance, $13 at the door
3-day pass to all films, panels, and installations $10

For tickets, call 312.397.4010 or visit mcachicago.org.
Complete schedule listings at http://www.versionfest.org.

Détournement in The Digital Commons
Version>02 is a Chicago-based convergence on radical digital culture
featuring multimedia artists, electronic media activists, dissident
filmmakers and critical thinkers from around the world commenting on the
digital commons.

The digital commons is a metaphor for the public space that we use to
communicate and distribute ideas, where we share tools and resources, and
influences. It is a place for commerce, art and the transmission of
knowledge. This commons requires a dialogue about intellectual property, the
balance between civil liberties and security, freedom of speech and privacy,
issues of access, and the creative use of tools. Some herald the internet
and the global communications infrastructure as a protected space that
allows creativity and innovation to flourish. Others argue that that our
civil liberties are at risk and we are entering a society more perfectly
monitored and filtered than any in history.

When analyzing the digital commons we decided to direct our "tour" to focus
on the forces that are challenging the social and cultural entities seeking
to dominate it. These artists, collectives and temporary coalitions of
programmers, designers and activists are expanding the creative and tactical
uses of technology and digital media, creating dialogues and strategies for
expansion and the maintenance of our public space and communications.

We have the means of production. It is up to us to create the means of
distribution, spaces, tools, networks, coalitions, and media‹to celebrate
and expand the diverse cultural and social movements that resist the
enclosure of our commons.

As we enter our first iteration of  Version>02 we welcome all participants:

The following is our three day schedule of events;


///// THEATRE PROGRAM /////////
Thursday - Saturday, April 18, 19, 20

[ THURSDAY 1pm ]
"The Work of Art in the Age of Convergence"
As digital media becomes more fully integrated into our daily existence, the
art of our times reflects this. This panel reviews the work of several
artists working with the tools of our times and the impact their choice of
of mediums has on the dialogue that their work creates. In the modern era,
the development of artistic methods such as photography and film were seen
as a break from the tradition of ritual and personal revelation to one of
multiple views and political understanding. What then is the impact of this
post-mechanical era of convergence on the work of art?

Participants include:

Eduardo Kac 
(http://www.ekac.org/)
A pioneer of telecommunications art in the pre-Web '80s, Eduardo Kac emerged
in the early '90s with his radical telepresence and biotelematic works. His
visionary combination of robotics and networking explores the fluidity of
subject positions in the post-digital world.

Yoshie Suzuki
Yoshie Suzuki (b. Japan) is a video artist who lives and works in the United
States. She is known for French kissing strangers in public space for her
video. Selected Recent Exhibition: European Media Art Festival(2002,
Germany), Impakt(2001, the Netherlands)

John White Cerasulo
John White Cerasulo is an emerging Chicago artist whose works were recently
featured in Tirana Biennale at Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, NY. He is the
featured 12x12 artist at the MCA in April with a work entitled "Complete +
Verified". 

Miltos Manetas 
(http://www.manetas.com/)
Miltos Manetas is an artist, writer and curator who splits his time between
New York and Los Angeles. He is the founder of www.electronicorphanage.com
and recently created www.whitneybiennial.com.


[ THURSDAY 3pm ]
"Who's the Tool?"
Theater 
Power dynamics in the contemporary human/computer interaction. Computers
straddle the boundaries of medium, tool, even venue. But in the last fifteen
years, critical discussion has fallen off as the art community rushed to
expound on the computer's "interactive" promise. The rise of Macromedia (tm)
with it's associated products - Director, Shockwave, Flash - propagated a
decline in analysis of what is "actually" happening when creating art with
computers. Where does an artist's process begin and a software corporation's
end? Can the term "computer art" exist as something other than a poorly
buzzed word which died in the late 80's?

Planned participants include:

Paul B. Davis 
( http://www.post-data.org/ )
Paul B. Davis is a composer and obsolete media artist who also occasionally
sells out to Corporate America. He Founded The 8-Bit Construction Set and
Beige Programming Ensemble with Cory Arcangel, Joseph Beuckman, and Joseph
Bonn in 1999. Graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2000,
where he studied Electronic Music and Harpsichord Performance. He is
currently curating the BEIGE 2002 World Cassette Jockey Championships.

Cory Arcangel 
Cory Arcangel is a classical guitarist and 8-bit computer artist. Founded
"Insectiside", a Buffalo New York punk group in 1989 with sister Jamie.
Member of "the slowes", Earworm UK recording artist. Founded The 8-Bit
Construction Set and Beige Programming Ensemble with Paul Davis, Joseph
Beuckman, and Joseph Bonn in 1999. Graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory
of Music in 2000, studied Electronic Music, classical guitar, and computer
programming. Has received grants from New Radio and Performing Arts, and the
New York State Council on the Arts. Teaches high-school and middle school
students the fundamentals of computer computation at Harvestworks Digital
Media and Eyebeam Atelier in Manhattan. Currently developing a networked art
project / home entertainment center for the Radical Software Group's
Carnivore project. 

Dragan Espenschied 
( http://a-blast.org/~drx/ )
Founded Home Computer Folk Duo "Bodenstandig 2000" in 1995 together with
Bernhard Kirsch. Released debut album on Rephlex Records London 1999, shows
around the globe. Worked from 1998-2000 in Fraunhofer VR Lab Stuttgart.
Together with Alvar Freude finished art school 2001 with internationally
awarded experiment on internet censorship. Today home computer musician,
teacher at Merz Akademie and modestly engaged in information freedom
activism with odem.org.

John Dekam
( http://vidvox.net/ ) ( http://node.net/ ) (
http://www.revisionhistory.org/ )
Johnny deKam makes media recycling tools. He creates generative art software
that is released as free 'standalones', used for performances and
installations and for creating content in his own studio. Some of these apps
have evolved into 'commercial' software releases and sold to a variety of
cultural producers worldwide. A strategy often employed by deKam is the
autonmous sampling and processing of preexisting archives or broadcasts.

Rob Ray
Rob Ray began his mechatronic arts career in 1991 by combining creative
computer programming and television circuit bending activities to create
live audience/performer interactions designed to spill peoples beer.

Rob is currently the owner/curator of the Deadtech arts concern in Chicago.
Deadtech, founded in 1999, focuses exclusively on exhibiting mechatronic,
robotic, and interactive sound/video installations and performance. Deadtech
has presented work from all continents including such artists as Norman
White, K.K. Null, Beige, and the Seemen.

Rob also currently exhibits work internationally and has recently
participated in Partrick Lichty's acclaimed "(re)distributions: PDA and IA
art as cultural intervention" with his "Graffiti Method" manifesto. "Make
Big Dreams Happen," the output of this manifesto, was realized at "POTSHOTS:
Recent Performance Installation and Video Art" curated by Louise McKissick
at Artemisia Gallery in Chicago, and as a guest of Seven Three Split gallery
participating in the "BRATWURST" exhibit at Vox Populi, Philadelphia.

Rob will be showing his new work at Seven Three Split in April/May.


[ THURSDAY 6 pm ] ­ Jam the Box Negativland Films Mark Hosler presents this
collective¹s latest works of experimental music, audio, and collage. A Q&A
will follow.

[ THURSDAY 8 pm ]- Animal Charm, Scott Gibbons, Davy Force!, Matt Daly, and
OVT Visuals in live performance

[ THURSDAY 10:30 pm ] - Information War: The Hactivists A feature film on
contemporary activism, starring today¹s anticapitalist "Internet warriors"
who fight for social change. Also, shorts from PAL.

[ THURSDAY  12 am]  - Chicago Underground Film Festival Shorts Program:
Control

[FRIDAY., Apr. 19 ]

[ FRIDAY 1pm ]
Version>Control
Theater 
This panel looks at the ever delicate balance between security and freedom,
in the digital commons with the architects, the cause champions and
monkey-wrenchers from both sides of the digital divide.

Planned participants include:

Doug Powers
Civic Net

Saskia Sassen
Saskia Sassen is Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and
Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. She is the
author of several books, including The Mobility of Labor and Capital (1988),
The Global City (1991 and 2001), Globalization and Its Discontents (1998),
Guests and Aliens (1999), and the forthcoming Denationalization: Economy and
Polity in a Global Digital Age (Princeton University Press 2003). Sassen is
an authority on worldwide migration and a leading scholar on urban
experiences in an era of transnationalization. Her work has been central to
emerging discourses of globalization, especially regarding cities,
technology, women, and minorities. As Chair of the newly formed Information
Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security Committee of the
Social Science Research Council, Sassen will continue to foster a critical
dialogue on what governance, accountability and citizenship mean in a
digital age. 

ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union Cyber-Liberties initiative has been a
leading force in ensuring that rights of citizens are protected in the
growing digital networks.

Jim Costanzo
Jim is an artist based in New York City whose work has been exhibited in the
US and in Europe. His most recent work has taken the form of multimedia
installations which combines these various forms of media with objects and
text. Jim is also a charter member of the artistÕs collective REPOhistory.
The collective creates siteÐspecific public art works based on issues of
race, gender and class and sexuality. They have received numerous grants to
created siteÐspecific public art projects in New York City, Atlanta and
Houston. 

FBI
The Man.


[ FRIDAY 3pm ]

Naked Apprehensions of Technology
Theater 
What are the politics and phenomenology inherent in the ideas constructed
around utopia and "newness" and how do these ideologies affect the dominant
modes of deployment? In interogating the discourses around creative
technology, this panel will address the mapping of boundaries between
technic and technology as well as question the intersections and
complications surrounding the histories of (new)media.

Planned participants include:
Katherine Behar 
Independent theorist and curator ( http://katherinebehar.com, ) (
www.spareroomchicago.org )
Katherine Behar is an installation and video artist and digital theorist
whose work uses appropriated net technologies in conjunction with durational
performance and sculptural costumery. Locating materiality in the virtual
and vice versa, Ms. Behar's current work focuses on the formative
experiences of bodies on/at graphical interfaces with technology. Ms. Behar
lives and works in Chicago where she is a founding member and curator at the
Spareroom, a cooperative interdisciplinary arts space in Chicago's Wicker
Park. 

Steve Dietz 
Walker Art Center ( http://www.adaweb.walkerart.org, ) (
http://www.walkerart.org/gallery9/dietz/ )
Steve Dietz is curator of new media at the Walker Art Center, where he
founded the New Media Initiatives department. He programs Walker's online
Gally 9, which commissions artist projects, presents exhibitions, including
Beyond Interface (1998), Art Entertainment Network (2000), and Telematic
Connections (2001), and maintains a digital arts study collection, including
such pioneering works as the website ada'web. He was formerly the head of
publications and new media initiatives at the Smithsonian's National Museum
of American Art and also co-innitiated the collaborative projects
ArtsConnectEd, an educational site, and mnartists.org, an open site for
Minnesota-based artists.

Tiffany Holmes 
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( http://www.artic.edu/~tholmes/
)
Tiffany Holmes is a multimedia artist whose work explores the relationship
between digital technology and culture with an emphasis on technologies of
seeing. Her most recent work was exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum and
at Interaction 2001 in Japan. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art
and Technology at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she
teaches courses in interactivity and the history and theory of electronic
media. 

Dan Sandin 
University of Illinois at Chicago ( http://www.evl.uic.edu )
Dan Sandin is co-director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL)
and professor emeritus in the School of Art and Design at the University of
Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His early interest in real-time computer
graphics/video image processing and interactive computing environments
motivated his pioneering work in video synthesizers and continues to
influence his research interests. As co-director of EVL, He also is
receiving recognition, along with EVL co-director Tom DeFanti, for
conceiving the CAVE virtual reality theater in 1991.

Moderator: Jon Cates
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( http://www.artic.edu/~jcates, )
( http://www.joncates.com )
Jon Cates teaches in the Department of Film/Video/New Media at The School of
the Art Institute of Chicago. He is engaged in developing innovative
curriculum that addresses emerging media formats, networked arts practice,
and various theorizations and contemporary histories of digital arts
culture. 


[ FRIDAY 6 pm -] E-[d]entity, Part 1: "More about Games" Video Data Bank
presents a program on how the cyber environment affects, expands, confuses,
and involves female identity in works created over the last two decades.
http://ww.vdb.org

[ FRIDAY 8 pm ]- Hexstatic (Ninja Tune)
Direct from the UK in an all-new audiovisual show!  A very sensitive device
will  open.

[ FRIDAY 10:30 pm ]- E-[d]entity, Part 2: "Even More about Identities" The
Video Data Bank program continues (see 6 pm) with films ranging in subject
matter from female hackers to the invasion of technology as it relates to
the human immune system. http://ww.vdb.org

[ FRIDAY 12 am ] - The Aesthetic Underground A mélange of digital animation
and film shorts 



[SATURDAY Apr. 20 ]

[ SATURDAY 1pm ]

Alt.Media Presented by Columbia College
Theater 
An overview of the media cartel structure in major media distribution
outlets. Participants discuss their strategies for confronting or designing
alternatives to the monopoly media organizations.

Planned participants include:

Stephen Marshall 
( http://www.Guerrillanews.com )
Stephen is a Award-winning Sundance Film Festival filmmaker and founder of
Guerrilla News Network, an alternative media website.

Sander Hicks 
( http://www.softskullpress.com )
Sander Hicks founded Soft Skull Press in 1992 and has published
ground-breaking literature, poetry and political science, including work by
Upski Wimsatt, Michael Stipe, Sparrow, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Eileen
Myles, Cynthia Hopkins and Dennis Cooper.

Rachel Rinaldo
Indy Newsreel, Chicago.
Rachel is a graduate student in sociology, a writer, and video maker. She is
a founder of Indymedia Newsreel, a monthly alternative news program
featuring segments by video activists and film/video producers affiliated
with the worldwide network of Independent Media Centers.

Paul Dechene and Dave Niddrie
Adbusters: The Media Foundation, Canada ( http://www.adbusters.org )
The Media Foundation is a global network of artists, activists, writers,
pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the
new social activist movement of the information age. Our aim is to topple
existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in
the 21st century. 

J Cookson
J Cookson is a media activist and filmmaker from Chicago. An editor of
various documentaries and short films that focus on cultural subversion and
social and political commentary, J is a nomadic activist that has
participated in Indy media video projects, co-founded film collectives and
produces tactical media initiatives.

Scott Reeder
( http://www.ZeroTv.com )

Eric Galatas
Galatas co-created the first ongoing national TV series dedicated to
grassroots activism in the U.S. Indymedia Newsreel is currently screened
monthly in over 30 cities across the US, Canada, England and Australia,
streamed on the internet, and broadcast via satellite television and on
community cable stations. Following the September 11th attacks, Galatas
created Free Speech TV's first original prime time series, World In Crisis.

Prudence Browne 
Prudence Browne is the Coordinator of Drop-In programs at the Broadway
Armory in Uptown. Prudence was born and raised in Port of Spain, Trinidad
and Washington Heights NYC. For the last nine years, Prudence has been
working with young people to build and implement curriculum that infuses the
art-making process with agencies for social
change.Http://www.street-level.org

Moderator: Ed Marszewski ( http://www.lumpen.com )


[ SATURDAY 3 pm]  - Creative Technology as Weaponry Copresented with Nomads
& Homesteaders of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, this panel
examines how we transmit our knowledge of media and the position of the new
media artist/curator in culture and society, with Critical Art Ensemble,
Beth Coleman, Katie Salen, Jackie Soohen, and Art Jones.

[ SATURDAY 6 pm ] - We Interrupt this Broadcast - Short films by Doug
Lussenhop, GNN, Cell Media, Dave Foss, and others. Curated by PAL.

[ SATURDAY 8 pm ]- Tortoise members John McEntire, John Herndon and Casey
Rice with cgc (a.k.a. Chris Clepper), Jordan Benwick (Vancouver), and Rdie
(Shea Ako + TJ Cathey) in a show of installations and improvisations.

[ SATURDAY 10:30 pm ]- Digital Diversions: International Experimental Video
Co-presented by Chicago Filmmakers and Columbia College Chicago

[ SATURDAY 12 am] - Interventions in the Public Sphere Indymedia Newsreal
presents a series of works that use digital technology to critique society
or advance social change.


VERSION LAB::  WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES & VIDEOS
Thursday - Saturday, April 18, 19, 20
Version Lab (Kanter Educational Center - next to lower level lobby)
Participants can experience additional components of the Version>02 festival
at the Version Lab, located in the MCA¹s Kanter Meeting Center adjacent to
the theater. The Version Lab is an ongoing digital arts playground for
motion graphic designers, animators, video/sound artists, and others, with
workshops, panels, performances, and more!



Thursday, April 18 - Kanter Educational Center
12 pm: Feature Film: Culture Jam
1 pm: Feature Film: Moviside Shortfilms
2:30pm: Panel: E-Literature
4 pm: Performance: An Interactive Live Reading of the Unknown
5pm: Panel: Zero TV
7pm ­1am: Live performances by TV Pow, Metalux, Bruner and Bay, Quantazelle,
Craque, Salvo Beta


Friday, April 19 - Kanter Educational Center
12 pm: Feature Film: This is What Democracy Looks Like
1:30 pm: Feature Film: An Evergreen Island
4:30 pm: Workshop: Tactical Gizmology.
7 pm: Feature Film: The Ad and The Ego
8 pm- 1 am: Live performances by PowerPoint: Introduction to Change
Management, spectronix & selina , AnjB3, and the People's Republic of
Delicious Foods & Merkaba


Saturday, April 20 - Kanter Educational Center
12 pm: Workshop: Tactical Gizmology
3:30 pm: Workshop: Institute for Applied Autonomy
5 pm: Panel: Developing a Tactical Language: Relevant Approaches to
Aesthetics and Everyday Life
7 pm: Anonymous Federated
8 pm: Fluxcore
9 pm-1 am: Live performances by Teleseen, April Noise, Art Jones,
Pal:ndrome, L¹Altra, Pulseprogramming, and Nudge




[ THURSDAY April 18 ]

[THURSDAY 12 pm ] Culture Jam
A feature film on those who profess to be culture jammers

[THURSDAY 1 pm ] Moviside Shortfilms
Rusty Nails - Grethel & Hansel (12 mins.)
Claire Rojas - The Manipulators (2 mins.)
Steven Delisi - Minutia Park (3 mins.)
Robert Arnold - Morphology of Desire (5 mins.)
Jem Cohen - Little Flags (6 mins.)
Brett Foxwell - Buy American (6 mins.)
Doug Lussenhopp - Perfect Burger (5 mins.)
Kirsten Stoltmann - Christina Ricci (2 mins.)
Guy Madden - Heart of the World (5 mins.)
Tom Palazzolo - Venus & Adonis (15 mins.)
[ 2:30pm ] E-Literature
Panel hosted by Scott Rettberg [4 pm ] An Interactive Live Reading of the
Unknown
A Hypertext Novel

[THURSDAY 5pm ] Zero TV
A discussion plus question & answer period on filmmaking and distribution,
with a focus on showing the works of the Zero TV collective: Raymond Chi,
Bobby Ciraldo, Eric Lezotte and Tyson Reeder.

[THURSDAY 7 pm ] TV Pow

[THURSDAY 8pm ] Metalux

[THURSDAY 10pm ] Bruner and Bay

[THURSDAY 11pm ] Quantazelle
( http://www.wombatcombat.com/quantazelle )

[THURSDAY midnite ] Craque
( http://www.craque.net )

[THURSDAY 1am ] Salvo Beta
( http://www.salvobeta.com )


[ FRIDAY April 18 ]

[FRIDAY 12 pm ] This is What Democracy Looks Like
Feature by Big Noise Films

[FRIDAY 1:30 pm ] An Evergreen Island
Feature Film (50 minutes)


[FRIDAY 4:30pm - 7pm ] Tactical Gizmology: A workshop by Critical Art
Ensemble and Beatriz da Costa
Attention Lo-Teks, Gizmologists, and Tech Recyclers: Tactical gizmology is
coming to Chicago. If you have been wondering how to use basement and
hobbyist technologies for interventionist projects, this workshop is for
you. It's an opportunity to introduce a device you have made to your fellow
tactical mediaists who are looking for more tools to use, and to pickup some
suggestions, kits, and designs for your own use. Even if you have never
worked with technology before, you will be able to jump right in (after all,
that's the whole point). After the lo-tek arsenal is assembled, deployment
will follow. The content and location for the action(s) will be decided at
the workshop. Wear your radical politics on your sleeve, and join us for a
collective gizgasm.

*** The members of Critical Art Ensemble and Beatriz da Costa are sponsored
by The School of the Art Institute's Department of Film, Video, and New
Media with additional support from the Department of Arts Administration,
Student Government, and Visiting Artists Program. Program support is
provided by the interdisciplinary area of Exhibition Studies at The School
of the Art Institute.

[FRIDAY 7pm ] The Ad and The Ego
Feature Film by Harold Boihem. Soundtrack and sound design by Negativland.
The Ad and the Ego is the first comprehensive documentary on the cultural
impact of advertising in America. It should be required viewing for every
consumer - which means all of us." - Neil Postman, New York University ,
author, Amusing Ourselves to Death. This excellent, funny and very
thoughtful film has an original soundtrack and sound design by Negativland.


[FRIDAY 8pm ] PowerPoint: Introduction to Change Management
Presented by Custom Sound, Penny Productions, T952637#2355, running on Jeff
Weeter Systems Excellerator. The only constant is change and mastering that
constant is the key to attaining goals, not just the company's, but your
own, as well. PowerPoint shows you a concrete method of analysis and
application, thus, enabling you to succeed!

[FRIDAY 9pm ] spectronix & selina

[FRIDAY 10pm ] AnjB3 (with visuals by Doug Lussenhop)


[FRIDAY 11pm ] Telepoetry: Kurt Heintz and the E-Poets network

[FRIDAY 1am ] Merkaba and The People's Republic of Delicious Foods
( http://www.prdf.com )



[ SATURDAY April 20 ]

[SATURDAY 12pm ] Tactical Gizmology: A workshop by Critical Art Ensemble and
Beatriz da Costa pt 2

[SATURDAY 3:30 pm ] Institute for Applied Autonomy workshop
The Institute For Applied Autonomy gives a clinic on Infrared communiques.

[SATURDAY 5pm ] Developing a Tactical Language: Relevant approaches to
Aesthetics and Everyday Life
Under the rubric of tactical media, public interventions and site
specificity, various practices have developed that appear to operate outside
the typical art discourse. In fact, though their methods are obviously
inspired by artistic practice, their trajectory leaps towards other fields
all together. Their practice appears to be born out of a re-evaluation of
the valuable tactics of groups like Gran Fury, Group Material, Guerrilla
Girls, Paper Tiger Television, Act Up and radical politics in general . In
leaving the "nest" of the art world, a new set of criteria are being
established to gauge, think about and build upon this type of work. This
language tends to distance itself from the idea of the individual "genius,
is concerned with issues of effectiveness and play, and attempts to distance
itself from the hermetic and generally considered, shallow, discussions of
contemporary art. 

In trying to get away from the static panel, a dialogue will be conducted
with practitioners in this field. This panel exists in the face of late
capital shifting towards the right, and as such, the stakes are high.
Reflecting the working methodologies of the groups represented, a field of
praxis will be enacted where practical applications of theoretical models
will be put in place. Participants will discuss the language they use to
assess their projects, models for organization they find helpful and
potentials for developing an international tactical network.


Participants:

Valerie Tevere
Tevere's work is driven by discursive practices and constructions of
representation, site and the public sphere. A current work, "com_muni_port",
part of a continuing collaboration with Angel Nevarez, is a portable radio
broadcast unit created for low frequency pedestrian broadcasting. Tevere has
developed public projects in Mexico, the US, Europe, and Chile. She is
Assistant Professor of Communications at the College of Staten Island/CUNY.

Steve Kurtz of Critical Art Ensemble
Steve Kurtz is a member of the artist group Critical Art Ensemble and
Assistant Professor of Art at the Carnegie Mellon University. Critical Art
Ensemble (CAE) is a collective of five new genre artists of various
specializations including computer art, film/video, photography, text art,
book art, and performance. Formed in 1987, CAE's focus has been on the
exploration of the intersections between art, critical theory, technology,
and political activism. The collective has performed and produced projects
for an international audience, and has written three books. Critical Art
Ensemble's new book Digital Resistance: Explorations in Tactical Media was
recently published by Autonomedia and has tremendous relevance to the issues
being discussed here (as well as all their books).

Nathan Martin of Hactivist
Hactivist is a collective of media artists, technologists, activists and
critical theorists working to explore the intersection between radical
theory, traditional activism, and technology subversion through the creation
of tactical media projects utilizing communication system technologies
primarily. As an organization, they have completed several larger scale
tactical media works including: Nintendo GameBoy reverse-engineering;
cellphone disruption; pager broadcasting; construction of their own cell
network; an interactive wireless mapping; and several experimental
interfaces. While their concentration may appear to be technology based, the
groups goal is to create environments and tools that promote the growth of
personal autonomy by whatever means.

SubRosa
subRosa's name honors feminist pioneers in art, activism, labor, politics,
and science: Rosa Bonheur, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosie the Riveter, Rosa Parks,
Rosie Franklin. subRosa is a reproducible cyberfeminist cell of cultural
researchers committed to combining art, activism, and politics to explore
and critique the intersections of the new information and biotechnologies in
women's bodies, lives, and work. subRosa practices a situational embodied
feminist politics nourished by conviviality, self-determination, and the
desire for affirmative alliances and coalitions. Initially, subRosa has
focused on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (or A.R.T.) because they
provide such a telling illustration of biotechnologies' gendered effects on
bodies. Their work questions and challenges the way in which market forces
drive the research, development and deployment of biotech's products and
'services.' 

Trevor Paglen: Chicago artist and Experimental Geographer
Trevor Paglen's practice involves updating the classic Situationist tactics
of detournement for the information age. Capitalizing on the potential for
perceptual confusion provided by electronic media and information systems,
Paglen has developed media projects for city streets, internet porn users,
and other niche audiences.

Chicago Indy Media
Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of
journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a
democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and
passionate tellings of truth. Springing out of the now famous Seattle
uprising against the WTO in 1999, IndyMedia has since become the example of
global rhizomatic forms of alternative journalism, media, and discourse. The
Chicago based collective is in its second year of existence and has already
proven itself as a valuable tactical tool for social justice.

Moderator: Nato Thompson
Assistant Curator at MASS MoCA
Nato Thompson organizes radical spaces of becoming and writes on relevant
issues in contemporary art. Despite his recent move to North Adams,
Massachusetts, he continues to plot with his cohorts in the Department of
Space and Land Reclamation. He is currently Assistant Curator at MASS MoCA.


[SATURDAY 7 pm ] Anonymous Federated
( http://www.anonfed.com )

[SATURDAY 8 pm ] Fluxcore presentation
( http://www.fluxcore.org )

[SATURDAY 9:00pm ] Dekam

[SATURDAY 10:00pm ] Pal:ndrom http://www.outwardmusic.com/palndrom

[SATURDAY 10:50-11:30pm ] L'Altra www.outwardmusic.com/nudge

[SATURDAY 11:40pm-12:30am ] Nudge www.aesthetics-usa.com/bio/Laltrabio.html
with NANODUST http://eculture.homeip.net/now.html

[SATURDAY 12:40-1:30am ] Pulseprogramming
www.aesthetics-usa.com/bio/Pulseprogrammingbio.html



AFTER VERSION STREET VERSION

STREET VERSION: Offsite event, afterhours and related events

[Thursday, April 18]
10:30pm: Another Astronaut, Graphic Havoc, (Syndicate Gallery)

[Friday, April 19]
9 pm: Magas, 8-Bit Construction Set (Empty Bottle)

Following the Beige records and MAGAS extravaganza at the Empty Bottle,
Nomads and Homesteaders will present an after hours performance featuring M.
Singe and Verb of Soundlab, A Very Sensitive Device, Art Jones, and
Teleseen. Location TBA, 12AM-4AM . Friday, April 19. More info is at
http://www.a-very-sensitive-device.org.

[ Saturday, April 20 ]

[ Saturday, April 20 midnight-6am ]
A-Version Party (Square One 1561 N Milwaukee Ave )
After the action at the MCA or Beige Record'sWorld Cassette Jockey Battle,
kick over to Wicker Park and check the A-Version afterparty. It will run
late into the next morning. the schedule is below:

Midnght-1am Marlon Montez - Bleeps and Bloops
1-1:30am 5 Five Minute Films
1:30-2:15am Attack People
2:15-2:45am 2 10 minute films
2:45-3:30am John Gannon
3:30-4:30am Voight-Kampff
4:30-5:00am One 20 Film
5:00-6:00am John Gannon

[ Saturday, April 20 10pm ]
 2002 BEIGE World Cassette-Tape Jockey Championship (
http://www.beigerecords.com ) (Camp Gay, 2001 North Point Ave at
Armitage)World Championship Cassette DJ battle
off-site 

About the CJ battle:
1962, The Netherlands: The Philips Company releases the first compact
audio-cassette tape. Made of a plastic shell approximately two inches by
three inches, it is less expensive than the company's reel-to-reel
recorders, but is poorly suited for business dictation. The cassette is
aimed at a new market: ordinary people who want to make recordings
inexpensively and are willing to sacrifice sound quality. The Philips
cassette tape is introduced to the U.S. in 1964 and is an instant hit with
teens.

1968, London, UK: Under the engineering of American audio pioneer Henry
Kloss, Dolby introduces the KLH Model 40: the first consumer-friendly
open-reel tape recorder to incorporate B-type noise reduction. Cursed with
the cumbersome open-reel format which never enjoyed wide consumer
acceptance, Dolby and his staff undertake an investigation of the
then-available cartridge tape formats and conclude that the Philips compact
cassette, which enclosed two reels within a cartridge small enough to fit
into a shirt pocket, has the greatest potential for longevity with
consumers. Believing in the potential of the Philips-type compact cassette
combined with Dolby B-type noise reduction, Dolby Laboratories sets out to
license Dolby B to tape recorder manufacturers worldwide.
2002, Chicago, IL: Everything changes.

The 2002 BEIGE World Cassette Jockey Championship is the biggest, most
influential, and only audio cassette-based music competition on Earth. It is
the finale event of Chicago's Version>02 Festival and is open to any CJ
[cassette jockey] who registers. Prizes include a championship trophy, items
donated by event sponsors, and the knowledge of being, if you win, the best
cassette jockey on the planet. The event is based heavily on the
Technics/DMC DJ Championship, with timed sets, elimination rounds, and a
judges panel. Competition is open to Cassette Tape Jockeys only. All
competitors will be judged on the following criteria: technical skills and
tricks (techniques, speed, tape modifications, etc.), transitions
(consistency, smoothness), form (overall musical structure), entertainment
value (stage presence, ability to "work the crowd," etc.), and originality
(creativity, selection, etc.).
( http://www.post-data.org/cassette )
The 2002 BEIGE World Cassette-Tape Jockey Championship in association with
the Version>2 Festival


[Sunday, April 21]
A tour of Chicago's leading edge galleries and alternative spaces on Sunday
afternoon. The public may also visit the spaces on their own time to view
current ideas from featured artists.

Participating spaces include:
Deadtech ( http://www.deadtech.com )
Julia Friedman ( http://www.juliafriedman.com )
Monique Meloche ( http://www.moniquemeloche.com )
Heaven Gallery
Street Level http://www.street-level.org/
Square One (saturday nite afterhours party)
Seven Three Split ( http://www.seventhreesplit.org )
Q Studios


[Sunday April 21]  Fireside Bowl: TV Sheriff, Animal Charm, OVT 9pm the
closing concert and party hosted by MP productions.




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Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 03:51:45 -0500
From: ed marszewski <ed {AT} lumpen.com>
Subject: Chicago Needs Your help...

Chicago Needs Your help... Log in and share your opinions.
http://www.versionfest.org/index.php

Digital Détournement in the  Commons..
Version>02 is a Chicago-based convergence on radical digital culture
featuring multimedia artists, electronic media activists, dissident
filmmakers and critical thinkers from around the world commenting on the
digital commons.

The digital commons is a metaphor for the public space that we use to
communicate and distribute ideas, where we share tools and resources, and
influences. It is a place for commerce, art and the transmission of
knowledge. This commons requires a dialogue about intellectual property, the
balance between civil liberties and security, freedom of speech and privacy,
issues of access, and the creative use of tools. Some herald the internet
and the global communications infrastructure as a protected space that
allows creativity and innovation to flourish. Others argue that that our
civil liberties are at risk and we are entering a society more perfectly
monitored and filtered than any in history.

We are using a weblog/slashdot engine at  Exchange Version (
http://www.versionfest.org/index.php ) to post ideas, comments, and a
growing database of articles that relate to the issues surrounding the
digital commons and Version>02.  If you are interested in learning about the
topics that we hope to discuss during the convergence please browse through
the Exchange Version site. If you have some information or ideas to share
with us please log in and start posting!!
http://www.versionfest.org/index.php


Version>02 convergence schedule can be found at http://www.versionfest.org


Thanks!
Edmar

Lumpen Media Group :: http://www.lumpen.com ::
Select Media :: http://www.select-media.com
VERSION>02 :: http://www.versionfest.org



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Subject: / plug and play / public life / april 28th /

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Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 12:32:14 -0500
From: "wade tillett" <wade {AT} thefrictioninstitute.org>
Subject: Fw: [chicagodan] Carnival against capitalism art callout

For the announcer:

Carnival against capitalism
April 28, 2002 10:00 am, Sacramento/Ogden, Chicago, IL.

We have been hard at work building. This is going to be a very
positive event if anyone can make it. We have a whole weekend of stuff
planned. See chicagodan.org  Also, we have housing available, contact
me if you need housing. Please forward this wide and far.

Wade

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[chicagodan] Carnival against capitalism art callout




Power creates the illusion of mystery and obscurity to maintain
itself, but it is not always complex.
Solutions can be immediate and simple.
Watch us make something out of nothing.

A path of construction.
A positive action.
A gritty, particular community inter-action.

We are not demanding that rights be granted from the hand of power.
We are not demanding.
We are not waiting.
We are not appealing.
We are not lobbying.

We are acting.
We are realizing our own power.
We are seizing material and transforming it to our own ends, with joy.

Each person, each participant, is directly changing, freely creating,
im-mediately acting.
The parade is therefore an actual positive action, creating
a positive festival while simultaneously actually improving the
surroundings it marches through.
Just by walking through the neighborhood, the neighborhood improves.



How?

By picking up trash.
We will comb the neighborhood.
Pick stuff up off the curbs.
Select beauties from the dumpsters.
Pots and pans and coffee cans and scraps of wood become instruments.
Pop-cans and cardboard and steel and glass become jewelry, adornments,
festive costumes.
Bits and pieces and discarded particles and waste become reclaimed, a
work
of art, participatory amorphous ever-changing.
A decentralized scavenging mass.
A trash brigade.

Stop waiting.
Stop planning.
Stop saving.
Stop voting.

Start doing.
Start acting.
Start participating.
Start constructing.

This is not a path of destruction, but a path of construction.
Anti-capitalists: improving the neighborhood.
This is direct democracy.
Democracy in action.
Direct action.
Eliminate mediation.

This is another world.
This is the better world.
In the present, in the now, in the im-mediate.
We do not have more words, but action.
This is HOW we construct a better world, an alternate reality:
by acting at this very moment.
This is it.
We're starting right now.
Join the carnival.
Another world has begun.

Bring your tools.

April 28, 2002 10:00 am, Sacramento/Ogden, Chicago, IL.








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Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 00:25:30 +0200
From: "Iris Hoppe" <iris.hoppe {AT} nonbreakingspace.org>
Subject:  "Meeting Point"   video - project  in 26 railway stations simultaneous


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 Meeting Point (2002)


  

IRIS hoppe

 Date: 15 / 04 / 02 - 31 / 05 / 02

Cities: Aachen, Berlin-Zoo, Bochum, Braunschweig, Bremen, Chemnitz, Cottbus, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Köln, Leipzig, Lübeck, München, Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Saarbrücken, Schwerin, Stuttgart, Würzburg

 

 Meeting Point, by artist Iris Hoppe, is a video project presented on the "Bahninform" projection screens of the German railway company, Deutsche Bahn AG. Video sequences of acts of greeting in public spaces will be displayed on the Bahninform in between the regularly scheduled information and entertainment programs. Meeting Point consists of 60 greetings between people from various cultures and generations. It is a public artwork that is integrated into the daily lives of passers-by and waiting travellers. They are confronted, in a vivid way, with personal gestures of others who are also in public situations.

 Iris Hoppe's works commonly have a performative character. For the Bahninform project, she arbitrarily stopped people on the street and in various other locations in Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Cologne and the surrounding countryside, and asked them to greet each other. The participants of the project engaged, to a certain extent, in a staged action, during which time they involuntarily become protagonists. The 
public space was therefore transformed into a stage; a meeting point of interactions. 



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Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 20:31:31 -0400
From: Robert Atkins <robertatkins {AT} earthlink.net>
Subject: lecture: media, activism, Sept 11th

Orange County Museum of Art, Wednesday, April 24, 7 pm, 850 San Clemente
Dr., Newport Beach=20


The Artworld, Community and Activism: A Meditation Inspired by the Events of
September 11th: a lecture by Robert Atkins

In the wake of September 11th, we are awash in government- and mass media
rhetoric about "patriotism," "sacrifice," and "change." Many of these
representations serve to further the already-defined agenda of those in
power, rather than to promote discussion and democracy. Art's role in
crisis--if it is regarded as relevant at all--is seen as entirely
therapeutic.

Crisis creates pressures to dispense with business-as-usual, sometimes
revealing the real (cultural) fissures of the day. In terms of arts
practice, we might consider such questions as: What does community mean in a
Western culture of increasing transience, materialism and diminishing publid
space? Given the apotheosis of the artist as an individual genius for the
past 500 years, is the very idea of post-Renaissance art involving community
a contradiction in terms? Why have exemplars of community-minded, often
public art been excluded from the art-historical canon? (Consider the
performances of Suzanne Lacy, the confrontational AIDS-activist works by the
Gran Fury collective and many others, and even Joseph Beuy=B9s founding of
the Free University in 1972.) Is the Internet the last, best hope for art
attempting genuine social change? What effective community-oriented
initiatives have been created online? What catalytic or symbol-making role
can artists play in times of crisis? How can critical works find their place
in an entertainment-oriented museum culture? And in an increasingly
monolithic, mass-media age how can the arts promote the emergence of diverse
and independent voices?

This illustrated lecture will address these matters, tracing the
post-sixties history of activist art and the emergence of organizations such
as Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America and Visual
AIDS, as a backdrop for considering both current cultural conditions and
artistic practice.


Robert Atkins, a New York-based art historian, is the initiator of 911=8BTHE
SEPTEMBER 11 PROJECT: Cultural Intervention in Civic Society
(http://rhizome.org/911) and a founder of Visual AIDS, the group that
originated Day Without Art and the Red Ribbon. He has taught at numerous
universities and art schools, including the Rhode Island School of Design,
where he currently teaches.  A former columnist for The Village Voice, he is
currently working on an anthology of his writing called "Eye/I Witness: Art
Writing as Activism, Criticism and Reportage." A contributor to more than
100 publications throughout the world, he has received awards for art
criticism from the NEA and Manufacturers Hanover Bank. He is the author of
the best-selling "ArtSpeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements and
Buzzwords," its companion "ArtSpoke: A Guide to Modern Ideas, Movements and
Buzzwords 1848-1944," and "From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS," the book
accompanying the exhibition of the same name, the first travelling museum
show of its kind.

He is a Fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon
University, media-arts editor for The Media Channel (www.mediachannel.org),
editor/producer of Artery: The AIDS-Arts Forum
(www.artistswithaids.org/artery). From 1996-98,  he held the position of
editor-in-chief of the Arts Technology Entertainment Network, a New York
Times start-up company producing arts programming for the Internet and cable
TV. And in 1995, he founded the City University of New York-sponsored
TalkBack! A Forum for Critical Discourse
(http://talkback.lehman.cuny.edu/tb), among the first American online
journal about online art. He has curated exhibitions for far-flung venues
including the Sao Paulo Bienal, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New
York, and the Sagacho Exhibition Space in Tokyo.




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Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 21:21:40 +0000
From: "krosrods interactive" <krosrods {AT} hotmail.com>
Subject: IAF.01


Interactive Arts Festival.01
http://publications.clunet.edu/iaf


The Interactive Arts Festival (IAF.01) will take place at the Kwan Fong 
Gallery at
California Lutheran University from April 7 to April 14, 2001. Organized by 
the Multimedia Department, IAF.01 will bring together a range of 
international and national multimedia works, including DVD, Digital Videos, 
Interactive CD-Rom, Instructional technology web sites, digital prints and 
Interactive Installations. The festival will present an international net 
art exhibit organized by Raul Ferrera-Balanquet and a series of panels with 
new media artists, curators and scholars.

The festival is sponsored by the African Server 
(http://www.africaserver.nl), Visual Eyes, Maxon Computers, the Community 
Leader Association and the College of Art and Science at California Lutheran 
University.

IAF.01/Net_Art
www.clunet.edu/iaf/

The era of the techno formalists may be over. Content has arrived to 
transform the scripts, the 0 and 1, the actions and the digital 
fragmentation. As in the past, those who have been excluded for the 
technologies are catching up to create distinctive multiple reflections of 
the present. Programming is subverted to create repetition that are now 
becoming new patterns. What is seems an endless cycle is now the 
transformation of a new paradigm. A simple click becomes the articulation of 
a definitive discourse. The artists invite the users from different ethnic 
groups to collaborate in the creation of new configurations. The pain of the 
exile remains with us, foreseen the nomadic existence of contemporary 
artists. The politic of traveling is not only the metaphor for the flow of 
data, but the constant struggle of people who after suffering the effect of 
globalization in their native land are forces to take the streets and the 
Internet to articulate their conditions.

As the urban Metropolis in the so called “first world” are changing faces, a 
more ethnically diverse mask, fears, pains and social conditions are 
entering the digital divide to accentuate the historical incongruence of 
this XXI Century. Women are alerting us of the danger of the mechanical 
reproduction and finds ergonomic ways to confront the technology expressing 
their deep concern for the globalization of labor.

This exhibit attempts to map new territories in contemporary new media art 
as well as the development of some of the artists for whom the digital has 
become a new form of expression.

I would like to thank Fons Geerlings from The African Serve and Carla Van 
Beers of  www.africancolours.com for their contributions.

Raul Ferrera-Balanquet, MFA

Digital Videos by
Mark Spraggins(USA)-James Vela(USA)-Anjuli Hurt(USA)-Miguel Petchkovsky 
Morais (Mozambique)-Raul Ferrera-Balanquet

NetArtists List



The Church Software
http://www.thechurchofsoftware.org
Carlo Zanni [a.k.a. beta] (USA)

Globalize
http://www.artbrush.net/Globalize/index.htm
Anjali Arora (India)

Self Portrait in Vector
http://www.melsa.net.id/~meritja
R. E. Hartanto (Indonesia)

Bad for your Health Wrong Color
http://www.vmcaa.nl/vm/virtual/projects/proj001.htm
Mustafa Maluka (Born in South Africa, lives in Amsterdam)

No-Content
http://no-content.org
Brian Mackern (Uruguay)


Desktoptheater
http://www.desktoptheater.org
Adriane Jenink (USA)

External Memory Access Device
http://www.ml.com.mx/losos/te-re-cor-da-re/emad.html
Victor Martinez Diaz (Mexico)

The Flash Movies
http://www.rgbproject.com/flashmovies/flashmovie.htm
Mauro Ceolin (Italy)

Collateral Assets
http://www.collateralassets.com  by
Deb King (USA)

Impermanencia
http://portatyl.com/imper/index.html
Natalia Blanch (Mexico)


Frontera Sur
http://www.cartodigital.org/krosrods/fronterasur
Raul Ferrera-Balanquet(Cuba/USA/Mexico)


Evolution of the Process
http://public.clunet.edu/~jbarkhu/evolution
Justin Barkhuff and Gemma Anderson (USA)


Space// The Real, The Fantastic and The In-Between
http://www.onramparts.org/intereactive/phase2a.html
LA based Latino Youth. Coordinated by Juan Devis (Colombia/USA)


El Exilio de Gradel
http://elexiliodegardel.hotusa.org/index.html
Adolfo SchneideWind (Argentina)




Raúl Ferrera-Balanquet, MFA

Executive Creative Director

Krosrods Media Project

http://www.cartodigital.org/krosrods

krosrods {AT} cartodigital.org

krosrods {AT} hotmail.com


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Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 11:15:49 -0700
From: "Ryan Tuttle" <uscuw {AT} hotmail.com>
Subject: Announcment


The AIM III: Luna Park Symposium
DAY ONE: Friday April 19, 10am-6pm, University of Southern California, 
Annenberg Auditorium
DAY TWO: Saturday April 20, 10am –5.30pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, LA 
Ahmanson Auditorium

The AIM III: Luna Park symposium brings together a diverse sampling of 
artists, theorists, and scholars to reflect upon and debate various issues 
engendered by contemporary visual art and media practices, the advance of 
digital technologies, and systems of entertainment.  The symposium includes 
the panels  ‘Surface Play’, looking at the intersections of h/activism and 
gaming culture; ‘Display Panels’, examining the art system's approach to 
exhibition and display context; and ‘Body Ploy’ probing into issues of 
prosthetic realism via robotics and avatars.

Participants include: Mark Bartlett, Natalie Bookchin, Benjamin Bratton, Shu 
Lea Cheang, Jordan Crandall, Dorit Cypis, Sharon Daniel, James Der Derian, 
Mark Dery, Etoy, Maria Fernandez, Johan Grimonprez, Marsha Kinder, John 
Klima, Carole Ann Klonarides, George Legrady, Simon Leung, Peter Lunenfeld, 
Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Simon Penny, Lawrence A. Rickels, Lawrence Rinder, 
Christiane Robbins, Connie Samaras, Lynn Spigal, Jennifer Terry, Anne Walsh.

AIM is the Annual International Festival of Time-Based Media Presented by 
the University of Southern California School of Fine Arts. AIM III is 
programmed by Christiane Robbins, AIM Executive Producer and directed by 
Janet Owen, AIM Executive Director.

All events are free.
Further information: http://www.usc.edu/aim
aim {AT} usc.edu
Tel: 213.740.ARTS

Locations
Museum of Contemporary Art
Ahmanson Auditorium,
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

USC Annenberg Auditorium
USC Annenberg School for Communication
Watt Way  {AT}  Hellman Way
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089






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Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 03:03:08 -0400
From: "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin {AT} mail.wvu.edu>
Subject: announcing: crossing [digital] boundaries, April 19-20, buffalo ny

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Announcing _Crossing [Digital] Boundaries_, a Humanities Computing =
Colloquium to be held on April 19 and 20 at the campus of the State =
University of New York at Buffalo.=20

Co-sponsored by West Virginia University's Center for Literary Computing =
and SUNY Buffalo's Humanities Computing Center, the event brings together =
digital poets, new media artists, and humanities computing scholars. The =
goal is to present work and open discussion addressing the current state =
of digital media poetics. Participants include Simon Biggs, Fakeshop, Alex =
Galloway, Jim Rosenberg, and others. The colloquium is free and open to to =
all =AF so make the trip to Buffalo. (You can also join in for a live =
cuseeme performance/collaboration on the night of April 20; contact =
charles.baldwin {AT} mail.wvu.edu for details.)

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vents/hcc02.html.

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Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 16:22:56 +1000
From: Alessio Cavallaro <alessio {AT} acmi.net.au>
Subject: symposium >> digital constructions >> 16 april RMIT, Melbourne 

dear colleagues 

kindly forward the following information. 

thanks, regards 
alessio 

(apologies for cross-postings) 


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SYMPOSIUM 

theme:
New media technologies (everything from the first claims of 
Multimedia CDROM through to G3 phones) have been promoted on the 
promise of ubiquitous and transparent access to 'content' yet the 
authoring of 'content' appears as the ability to connect 
discontinuous and apparently opaque fragments into emergent wholes. 
Digital literacy and identity is the ability to read and write these 
new forms of connection. This symposium will examine this problem 
from a number of perspectives and will explore the digital as a 
process of construction rather than reception.

tuesday 16 april 
rmit storey hall, swanston st, melbourne.

schedule

09.30 registration
10:00 welcome

10:15 Darren Tofts (Communication  Studies, Swinburne)
10:45 Jenny Weight (new media artist and theorist, RMIT)

11.15 morning tea

11.45 Mark Amerika (Uni. of Colorado, Visiting Fellow, RMIT)
12.15 Panel discussion moderated by Jill Walker (University of Bergen)

13.00 lunch

14.00 Adrian Miles (InterMedia, Norway and Media Studies, RMIT)
14.30 Pia Ednie-Brown (Architecture, RMIT)

15.00 Afternoon tea

15.30 Jeremy Yuille (Communication Design, RMIT)
16.00 Panel discussion (Moderated by Antoanetta Ivanova, Nova MediaArts)

[schedule subject to change without notice]

enquiries to Anna Farago <anna.farago {AT} rmit.edu.au> or 9925 3960

cost: $45.00 student $15.00.

more details at http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/amerika/

- -- 
Adrian Miles 
+  lecturer in new media and cinema studies 
[http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog]
+  interactive desktop video developer  [http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/]
+ media studies. rmit [http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au]
+ InterMedia:UiB. university of bergen [http://www.intermedia.uib.no]


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Alessio Cavallaro 
Producer / Curator New Media Projects 
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) 
opening mid 2002, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia 

tel  61 3 9651 1235 
fax  61 3 9651 1600 
mob  0402 044 336 
email  alessio {AT} acmi.net.au 
www.acmi.net.au 

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