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   http://wearcam.org/cyberman.htm  cyborg.htm                                     
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

   ETC Report on Nanotechnologies                                                  
     "Soenke Zehle" <soenke.zehle {AT} web.de>                                            

   Writing Machines Supplement & WebTake                                           
     Peter Lunenfeld <peterl {AT} artcenter.edu>                                          

   New Carnegie Book: Open Networks, Closed Regimes                                
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

   "Low Level All-Stars" on DVD                                                    
     Alexander Galloway <galloway {AT} nyu.edu>                                           

   book announcement--Lovink                                                       
     David Weininger <dgw {AT} MIT.EDU>                                                   

   "the commoner", new issue                                                       
     "Massimo De Angelis" <m.deangelis {AT} btinternet.com> (by way of richard barbrook)  

   -empyre- + open source to open art +                                            
     MICHAEL ARNOLD-MAGES <marnoldm {AT} du.edu>                                          

   "Mailstory" in mediahexa                                                        
     - G a r r e t t - <garrett {AT} asquare.org>                                         

   macrosound launch in 10, 9, 8 ...                                               
     "rick silva" <rick {AT} lightmovingintime.com>                                       

   Surveillance and Society | New issue and Call for Papers                        
     "D F J Wood" <D.F.J.Wood {AT} newcastle.ac.uk>                                       

   DIAN Announcement for February                                                  
     DIAN <info {AT} dian-network.com>                                                    


Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 21:34:09 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: http://wearcam.org/cyberman.htm  cyborg.htm

From: "Steve Mann" <mann {AT} eecg.toronto.edu>

we've got a site up (summary of reviews, etc.,)
and also the book's linked,

finally, there's our exhibit about post-cyborgism
(postpostmodernism, or "popo"), and what comes next,
(conference we had on what comes after popo)

click on "Aftermath" (at the bottom of the page)



Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 17:38:46 +0100
From: "Soenke Zehle" <soenke.zehle {AT} web.de>
Subject: ETC Report on Nanotechnologies

for nettime publications-list:

29 January 2003
News Release
www.etcgroup.org, download at http://www.etcgroup.org/main.asp

The Big Down:
Technologies Converging at the Nano-scale

The ETC Group (formerly known as RAFI) today announces the publication of
The Big Down: Atomtech - Technologies Converging at the Nano-scale, the
first comprehensive and critical analysis of nanotechnology for civil
society and policymakers. The 80-page report seeks to widen civil society's
and policymakers' focus beyond biotech and genetically engineered crops, and
to catalyze widespread public debate on the societal impacts of

"The world's most powerful emerging technology is developing in an
almost-total political and regulatory vacuum," says Pat Mooney, Executive
Director of ETC Group. "Public and private research at the nano-scale is
evolving beneath the radar screen of civil society and government
regulators." Because nano-scale technologies can be applied to virtually
every industrial sector, explains ETC Group, no regulatory body is taking
the lead. And because many of its products are nano-sized versions of
conventional compounds, regulatory scrutiny has been deemed unnecessary.

Atomtechnology is well on its way to creating an economic and social
revolution expected to be worth US$1 trillion by 2015. Virtually all sectors
of the economy will be affected. The Big Down addresses the hard questions:
Who will control nanotechnology? Who will determine the research agenda and
who will benefit from nano-scale technologies? How can governments and civil
society begin to address the potential socio-economic, environmental and
health impacts of nanotechnology without discouraging the safe exploration
of its beneficial possibilities?


Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 14:33:44 -0800
From: Peter Lunenfeld <peterl {AT} artcenter.edu>
Subject: Writing Machines Supplement & WebTake

Writing Machines, written by N. Katherine Hayles, and designed by Anne
Burdick, is the latest in the Mediawork Pamphlet series. Writing Machines
has already been hailed for its exploration of how literature has
transformed itself from inscriptions rendered as the flat durable marks of
print to the dynamic images of CRT screens, from verbal texts to the diverse
sensory modalities of multimedia works, from books to technotexts.

Erik Loyer's delightful interactive, animated, WebTake, "Hollowbound Book"
has already been made available on the Mediawork site. It is now joined by
the Writing Machines Web Supplement, an extension of the book.

The Supplement includes an interactive lexicon linkmap, index, bibliography,
notes, and errata, and offers alternative mappings of the book's conceptual
terrain with functionalities unavailable in print.

Completing the cycle of remediation, the Supplement gives the user the
ability to customize his or her own copy of the book by providing Adobe
Acrobat .pdf files for each section, some of which are formatted in
"printer's spreads" that can be printed out, folded, and inserted into the
body of the book itself.

All this and more, including information on ordering the book and a
comprehensive interview with the author and designer is available at:


Peter Lunenfeld, Editorial Director
Mediawork Pamphlet Series


Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 08:44:14 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: New Carnegie Book: Open Networks, Closed Regimes

From: Tula Orum <tulaorum {AT} ceip.org>
Subject: New Carnegie Book: Open Networks, Closed Regimes



For Immediate Release: January 30, 2003
Contact:  Audrey Hoffer, 202-296-2426 or Carmen MacDougall, 202-939-2319


"...their findings chip away at the apocryphal notion that going digital
necessarily means going democratic.  Their  work?frames a worthy challenge
to those who wish to deploy technology for the cause of political
openness."  Jonathan  Zittrain, Berkman Center for Internet & Society,

The link between technology and democratization is a powerful assumption in
policymaking. Ronald Reagan's belief-that "the  Goliath of totalitarianism
will be brought down by the David of the microchip"-is widespread. Carnegie
authors Shanthi  Kalathil and Taylor Boas critically examine the impact of
the Internet on eight authoritarian and semi-authoritarian regimes  in
their new book, "Open Networks, Closed Regimes," and break apart this

Looking at China, Cuba, Singapore, Vietnam, Burma, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and
the United Arab Emirates, they analyze Internet  use by a range of
political, economic, and social actors and examine its political impact.
Their finding: the Internet is not  necessarily a threat to authoritarian
rule, especially in those countries where governments have been in charge
of its  development since the beginning.

Kalathil and Boas find that certain types of use do pose political
challenges to authoritarian governments, which may  contribute to future
political change. Yet other uses actually reinforce authoritarian rule, and
the leaders in some  countries actively promote development of an Internet
that serves state-defined interests rather than challenges them.

The authors will discuss their findings at an event aired LIVE on the web.
 Tune into www.ceip.org/live on Friday, January  31, 2003 at approximately
12:45 to listen. Audio also will be available on the web site after the
event, along with excerpts  and table of contents.

SHANTHI KALATHIL is an associate at Carnegie. Previously she lived in Hong
Kong and was a staff reporter for The Asian Wall  Street Journal.  She has
written extensively on the information revolution and political change in
developing countries.  TAYLOR C. BOAS is pursuing a Ph.D. in political
science at the University of California-Berkeley. Previously, he was a
 project associate at Carnegie.

"Open Networks, Closed Regimes" by Shanthi Kalathil and Taylor C. Boas
Published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 31, 2003,
218 pages
$18.95/paperback:  ISBN 0-87003-194-5 (plus tax, shipping)
To order call:  1/800/275-1447 or 202/797-6258  


Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 17:31:58 -0500
From: Alexander Galloway <galloway {AT} nyu.edu>
Subject: "Low Level All-Stars" on DVD

RSG & Beige announce a new DVD documenting the Commodore 64 intro 

video graffiti from the Commodore 64 computer

+ 21 minutes
+ edition of 150
+ $20 (post paid)

The DVD contains video documentation of our favorite intros from:
Crackforce Omega
Eagle Soft Inc.
Genesis Project
Rowdy American Distributors
Teesside Cracking Service
West Coast Crackers

We are selling this DVD as a tribute to the intro scene. The price 
covers our costs of production.

Order information at HTTP://RHIZOME.ORG/RSG

Video clips and other information at HTTP://RHIZOME.ORG/LLAS




Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 14:00:42 -0500
From: David Weininger <dgw {AT} MIT.EDU>
Subject: book announcement--Lovink

I thought readers of the NETTIME-L might be interested in this book.  For more information, please visit http://mitpress.mit.edu/0262122510/  Thank you!


Uncanny Networks
Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia
Geert Lovink

For Lovink, interviews are imaginative texts that can help to create global, networked discourses not only among different professions but also among different cultures and social groups. Conducting interviews online, over a period of weeks or months, allows the participants to compose documents of depth and breadth, rather than simply snapshots of timely references.

The interviews collected in this book are with artists, critics, and theorists who are intimately involved in building the content, interfaces, and architectures of new media. The topics discussed include digital aesthetics, sound art, navigating deep audio space, European media philosophy, the Internet in Eastern Europe, the mixing of old and new in India, critical media studies in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese techno tribes, hybrid identities, the storage of social movements, theory of the virtual class, virtual and urban spaces, corporate takeover of the Internet, and the role of cyberspace in the rise of nongovernmental organizations.

Geert Lovink is an independent media theorist and net critic. He is the founder of nettime mailing lists, a member of Adilkno, and a cofounder of the online community server Digital City.

Norbert Bolz, Paulina Borsook, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Cãlin Dan, Mike Davis, Mark Dery, Kodwo Eshun, Susan George, Boris Groys, Frank Hartmann, Michael Heim, Dietmar Kamper, Zina Kaye, Tom Keenan, Arthur Kroker, Bruno Latour, Marita Liulia, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Peter Lunenfeld, Lev Manovich, Mongrel, Edi Muka, Jonathan Peizer, Saskia Sassen, Herbert Schiller, Gayatri Spivak, János Sugár, Ravi Sundaram, Toshiya Ueno, Tjebbe van Tijen, McKenzie Wark, Hartmut Winkler, Slavoj Zizek.

"More than a mere collection of interviews, Uncanny Networks is a book of dialogues. ovink has as much knowledge of and experience with alternative media as any of his subjects. Rather than approach them as a journalist or outsider might, he engages them as equals, eliciting deep and thoughtful responses."
- --Manuel de Landa, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

7 x 9, 392 pp., cloth, ISBN 0-262-12251-0

David Weininger
Associate Publicist
The MIT Press
5 Cambridge Center, 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA  02142
617 253 2079
617 253 1709 fax


Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 18:55:27 +0000
From: "Massimo De Angelis" <m.deangelis {AT} btinternet.com> (by way of richard barbrook)
Subject: "the commoner", new issue

please circulate in your network.
The Commoner N. 6, Winter 2003

What alternatives?

Commons and Communities, dignity and freedom!

   * Massimo De Angelis. Reflections on Alternatives, Commons and
Communities *

   * Olivier De Marcellus. Commons, Communities and Movements: Inside,
Outside and Against Capital *

   * Peter Waterman. All in Common. A New/Old Slogan for International
Labour    and Labour Internationalism *

   * Franco Barchiesi. Communities between Commons and Commodities.
Subjectivity and Needs in the Definition of New Social Movements  *

   * Mariarosa Dalla Costa.. Seven Good Reasons to Say "Locality"  *

   * Mariarosa Dalla Costa. The Native In Us, The Earth We Belong To  *

   * John Holloway. Is the Zapatista Struggle and Anti-Capitalist
Struggle? *


Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 10:25:39 -0700 (MST)
From: MICHAEL ARNOLD-MAGES <marnoldm {AT} du.edu>
Subject: -empyre- + open source to open art +

- -empyre- takes pleasure in introducing +open source to open art+ : Felix
Sattler and the artists of backup.lounge]lab -

How is open source theory possible in collaborative artistic practice?
What are the implications, limitations and choices in an open source

These questions are explored in February on -empyre- by the artists and
curators of backup.lounge]lab which served as the experimental playground
for the backup_festival/new media in film Nov 7-11th, 2002 in Weimar,

19 artists including 'Artificial paradises' 'Luna Nera' and 'D-Fuse'
(London); 'Dijital Riot' (Weimar); Laura Kavanaugh & Ian Birse,
(Montreal), Sebastian Hundertmark, Stephan Jacobs, Tobias Finauer
(Weimar), Catherine Moriwaki, and Pearl Gluck (USA); Helena Jonsdottir
(IS, Reykjavik), Jon Fawcett (GB, Cardiff), and Micz Flor (CZ, Praha),
created a network of open accessible ideas, tools, media, molecules and
pieces that would eventually melange in the display at the festival.

The artists of backup along with curators Carine Linge, Alexander Klosch
and Felix Sattler will have a look at the process and results of backup's
theory that "open source" might be translated into a working model for a
conception of "open art".

- --
- -empyre- regularly invites practicioners, curators and theorists in the
media arts field to discuss specific projects, publications, and issues.
Subscribe to -empyre- at:
- --


Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 11:24:21 +0000
From: - G a r r e t t - <garrett {AT} asquare.org>
Subject: "Mailstory" in mediahexa


Hello everyone

"Mailstory" is currently being exhibited as part of Mediahexa media 
festival - http://www.mediahexa.org/phase/?phase_no=17



Salut tous

"Mailstory" participer dans le Mediahaxa media festival au ce moment -



- -- 

- -- 

Garrett {AT} asquare.org



Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 23:03:41 -0700
From: "rick silva" <rick {AT} lightmovingintime.com>
Subject: macrosound launch in 10, 9, 8 ...

announcement: new email list at hyperreal.org


macrosound is an email list about big sampling and remixing. users are encouraged to talk about remix culture, technique, aesthetics, and theory. users are also able to post links to their tracks and remixes and announce events. usual email list etiquette is the rule; no spam, no flamethrowers. this list is not moderated, and topics include but are not limited to: 

mash ups, cut ups, bootlegs, bastard pop, covers, remixes, plunderphonics, john oswald, copyleft, evolution control committee, peer to peer, detritus.net, osymyso, eclecticmethod.net, creative commons, boomselection.net, dj z-trip, cartel communiqué, klf, soulwax, 2 many djs, mixology, peer to peer, detritus, "surf, sample, manipulate," uploadphonix, and weird al yankovik.   

please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested 

see you there,
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 14:22:24 -0000
From: "D F J Wood" <D.F.J.Wood {AT} newcastle.ac.uk>
Subject: Surveillance and Society | New issue and Call for Papers

Surveillance & Society | News January 2003

the international journal of surveillance studies                    
Managing Editor: Dr David Wood, mailto:d.f.j.wood {AT} ncl.ac.uk

1. New Issue Out Now
2. Calls for Papers for future issues
3. Submitting to Surveillance & Society
4. Resource Base
5. Provisional announcement of Surveillance & Society's first major conference
1. New Issue Out Now!
Issue 1(2) of Surveillance & Society is out now! Themed around 'Work', it features new work by Paul Thompson, Jeff Stanton and Kathryn Stam, Benjamin Goold, Kirstie Ball and more.
2. Calls for Papers
Issue 1(3) - Foucault and Panopticism

There is still time to get your submissions in for our third issue on any aspect of the legacy of Michel Foucault for surveillance studies, the concept of 'panopticism' or Bentham's iconic 'Panopticon' . We welcome critiques, reviews, art and studies of surveillance which explicitly make use of or undermine Foucault's theories and approach, or which reconsider the legacy of the Panopticon. 
Deadline for submissions: March 31st 2003, publication date: end June 2003.

NEW CALL! Issue 1(4) - Mobilities

Mobility has become a key theme across academic disciplines, and enabling, controlling and preventing mobility is one of the most important aspects of surveillance in the 21st Century. Surveillance & Society is calling for submissions on all aspects of surveillance and mobilities, for example: mobile communications technologies and global positioning systems; migration, borders and border control; transport; automated urban infrastructures; virtual mobility; and so on. 
Deadline for submissions: June 30th 2003, publication date: end September 2003.
3. Submitting to Surveillance & Society

Surveillance & Society will always consider pieces on any aspect of surveillance for all issues, regardless of the main theme of the issue. 

We welcome both conventional academic papers and artistic submissions (photographs, video, poetry, code-poetry, fiction, multi-media etc.), political and technical reviews, opinion pieces and more. 

We encourage innovative approaches and can discuss any proposed submission.

For more details, see: http://www.surveillance-and-society/call.htm

4. Resource Base.

The long-awaited Surveillance & Society Resource Base for Surveillance Studies should start to be operational within the next few weeks, a bit at a time. Keep an eye out...

5. Provisional Announcement of Surveillance & Society's first major conference.

CCTV and Social control: the politics and practice of videosurveillance - European and Global perspectives

A of a two day conference to be held at the Centre For Criminological Research, University of Sheffield in conjucntion with the Journal - Surveillance & Society <http://www.surveillance-and-society.org> 

Thursday January 8th and Friday January 9th 2004

Although the UK has clearly the most developed public infrastructure of surveillance cameras in the world, in the wake of September 11th other countries are increasingly deploying cameras in a range of settings, including city centre streets, sporting venues, transport systems, schools, hospitals, to name but a few.

The aim of this conference is to explore the extent and diversity of CCTV deployment in different countries and institutional settings and to consider the social, political and legal issues that arise from the expansion of surveillance.  Although the conference will have a particular European focus we would especially welcome contributions from researchers in North and South America, Australia, Africa and Asia. The conference aims to be truly inter-disciplinary and welcomes contributions from sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, criminologists, socio-legal scholars, historians, economists and social scientists researching video-surveillance 

It is planned that all papers given at theconference will be considered for publication in a special edition of the web journal - Surveillance and Society.  However, acceptance of a paper for the conference is not a guarantee of publication as all submissions will be subject to normal peer review procedures. The special edition will be jointly edited by Professor Clive Norris (University of Sheffield) and Dr Mike McCahill (University of Hull). 

We particularly welcome papers on the following topics

Theorising CCTV surveillance 
National trends in the growth of video-surveillance – national/international perspectives 
Case studies of the impact of CCTV surveillance in different institutional settings/countries 
The effectiveness of CCTV as a crime prevention measure 
Video surveillance and social exclusion 
CCTV and the media 
CCTV and legal regulation 
The history of video surveillance 
The politics of resistance 
The contours of public acceptability of CCTV 
The new technologies of video surveillance 
CCTV and Civil liberties. 
Ethical issues in CCTV surveillance

The Conference Fee will be £110 (€165) for the two days and £60 (€90) for one day attendance. The fee will include refreshments and lunch, but not overnight accommodation and evening meals.

Information about the University of Sheffield can be found at http://www.shef.ac.uk/ 

Details of how to get to the University can be found at http://www.shef.ac.uk/travel/

Maps of the university can be found at http://www.shef.ac.uk/travel/maps.html

Details about the city and hotels can be found at http://www.shef.ac.uk/city/

The most convenient airport is located at Manchester. Sheffield is one hour away by train. Details can be found at http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/

Flights to and from Manchester can be found at http://timetables.oag.com/man/

A conference web page will be up and running in April. 2003 and this will give further details of accommodation, travel arrangements and the conference.

The Conference fee is payable by 1st  June 2003. 

Register of interest.

For those who are interested in attending the conference please register your interest by sending an email to c.norris {AT} sheffield.ac.uk. By the 14th of March 2003 – with the following information

Country of residence 
Institutional affiliation 
Institutional address 
Telephone number 
Email address 
Proposed title/subject of paper 
If you merely are thinking of attending but do not want to give a paper – please state this clearly
Conference Preparation Timetable

March 14th                   Return of Register of Interest 
April 14th                   Submission of 200-300 word abstract 
April 30th                   Conference web page up and running 
June 1st                     Payment of Conference Fee 
October 1st                  Submission of papers 2003 – 
November 1st                 Final conference programme published on web. 
November 31st                Papers available to delegates on members section of    
                             conference web page 
January 8/9th 2004           Conference. 
April 2004 -                 Publication of Special Issue of Surveillance and 
                             Society – CCTV and Social Control - European and Global 


Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 18:05:14 +0100
From: DIAN <info {AT} dian-network.com>
Subject: DIAN Announcement for February

              DIAN - Digital Interactive Artists' Network




DIAN - Digital Interactive Artists' Network -
Our focus for the month of February is CAOZ. We proudly present their

"Caterpillar / Bug-creator"


In the Bug-creator the user can construct its own bug, by selecting from
a variety of bug parts. Each part can be coloured by dipping the part in
the flowers. Colour can be washed off in the bucket or thrown out by
putting it in the bin. Each bug can be saved and the Bug-viewer leads to
all the bugs created and saved on the site.

DIAN - Digital Interactive Artists' Network - is a network for artists
who are seriously involved in using Internet technology in the domain of
contemporary art.

We are deeply interested in artists working in this field. Artists
working with the web, the net and related domains, please submit your
work here:

        Visit DIAN and explore what can be done on the Internet.

                    address: http://dian-network.com
                      e-mail: info {AT} dian-network.com

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