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   Open Call for Launch Option Berlin                                              
     Sal Randolph <stfr {AT} earthlink.net>                                               

   [R]-[R]-[F] Festival - Version 1.0                                              
     "[R]-[R]-[F] Festival" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>                               

   OSI: Information Program ICT Toolsets                                           
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

   Feature: French Netart - Update                                                 
     "JavaMuseum" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>                                         

   Critical Animals - call for papers                                              
     Barry Saunders <pulse {AT} riseup.net>                                               

   UNESCO Digital Arts Award -- Deadline  July 12th !!                             
     oliver grau <oliver.grau {AT} culture.hu-berlin.de>                                  

   July on -empyre-: Net Blackness with Mendi + Keith Obadike and damali ayo       
     Michael Arnold Mages <marnoldm {AT} du.edu>                                          

   HASTAC: THE HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF EMERGING SCIENCE AND TECH                       
     "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                

   fAf July 03                                                                     
     linda carroli <lcarroli {AT} pacific.net.au>                                         

   http://meta.am  -  panorama 2.0                                                 
     m e t a <meta {AT} meta.am>                                                          



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Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 15:44:47 -0400
From: Sal Randolph <stfr {AT} earthlink.net>
Subject: Open Call for Launch Option Berlin



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OPEN CALL FOR LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN

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An open call to musicians & sound artists for LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN

Musicians and sound artists of all kinds are invited to participate in
LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN, a joint project of Opsound and Rocket Shop, which will
take place at BueroFriedrich, Berlin, July 22-26, 2003 as part of
BueroFriedrich's month-long Open Arch program.

LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN is a test site and data gathering center, a 5-day event
devoted to discovering, collecting, playing, and listening to the sounds &
noises of Berlin.  We want to know what Berlin sounds like: Berlin real,
Berlin virtual, Berlin dreamt and desired -- from field recordings of
Oranienstrasse to the music of underground punk bands, techno tracks and
experimental audio files lurking on hard drives.  Over the five days of the
project and continuing through the internet, LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN will
create a network of exchange, a temporary gift economy of sounds inspired by
the free software and open source software communities.


How to Participate:

LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN, is gathering material for an open sound pool of
material from, about, or inspired by the idea of Berlin. (We also have a
weakness for sounds of, about, & inspired by rockets and rocket launches --
if you have any, we want them).  Anyone is welcome to add work to the sound
pool, and all material for the pool will be released under a Creative
Commons license (the "Attribution-ShareAlike license"), a  copyleft license
in the spirit of open source software licenses which allows for all kinds of
copying, remixing, use, and reuse while retaining an attribution to the
original  artist.  Sound from the pool will be played in the LAUNCH OPTION
control center at the BueroFriedrich gallery, mixed into sets by LAUNCH
OPTION djs at parties and listening salons, and made available for remix
contests and internet distribution through the opsound.org website.

To enter your work in the pool visit


Deadline: 

For practical reasons it is advisable to enter your work in the pool as soon
as possible, but entries will be accepted up to and throughout the LAUNCH
OPTION BERLIN event.

In addition, we have many slots for live performances throughout the
five-day period.  If you can be in Berlin in person during July 22-26 and
would like to perform your music or play your sounds, please contact us by
email at launch {AT} opsound.org


Contact Info:

http://www.opsound.org/launch.html
launch {AT} opsound.org

http://www.rocketshop.net
http://www.opsound.org
http://www.buerofriedrich.org
http://www.creativecommons.org


About Rocket Shop: 

Rocket Shop was founded in 2001 by the artists Roger Frank and Laura
Schleussner and featured monthly exhibitions in a store-front project space
in Berlin through 2002. Rocket Shop is currently in orbit and currently
presents regular exhibitions and events at venues in Berlin and abroad.

Reflecting the function of rockets and spaceships as symbols of progress and
carriers of collective visions of the future, the exhibition project is not
only interested in the visionary function of art. Rocket Shop also supports
art as a means of investigating the human aspect and impact of the unending
pursuit of technical, social and personal utopias.

http://www.rocketshop.net


About Opsound:  

Opsound (http://www.opsound.org) responds to recent upheavals in the music
industry by creating an alternative structure for musicians and sound-based
artists wishing to share and release music under a copyleft, or open source
structure. Opsound will gather a pool of sound material from artists and
encourage the development of both web-based and real-world micro labels to
release artists' work. All work will be released under a Creative Commons
license which permits free copying and modification (the Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike license, http:/www.creativecommons.org). In the
second phase of operation, over the coming months Opsound will also begin to
function directly as a record label in its own right focusing on
experimental electronic music.

Opsound is a project of artist Sal Randolph. It is one of a series of
artworks exploring the idea of social architecture as an art form. Other
recent projects include Free Manifesta, The Free Biennial, and Free Words.
More information can be found at http://www.highlala.com

http://www.opsound.org


About BueroFriedrich:

BueroFriedrich has existed as a project space for contemporary art in Berlin
Mitte since October 1997.  BueroFriedrich was founded and is currently
directed by Waling Boers.  In a climate of intensified commercial and
non-commercial exhibition activity, BueroFriedrich positions itself as an
intermediary facility for contemporary art.

With Open Arch BueroFriedrich presents a month-long series of summer shows,
which invite artists and designers from the respective fields of
architecture, publications, art and fashion to make use of the exhibition
space for a 5-day period. The individual segments are not exhibitions in the
traditional sense. Instead groups of artists and designers present projects
which encourage interaction and participation on the part of the public. In
conjunction with a series of talks, the series intends to generate active
communication between the viewers and artists-producers. In some cases,
projects will actually require and depend on on-site participation of the
visitors. The core idea is to create a communicative space, in which the
viewer is actively engaged.

http://www.buerofriedrich.org


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THAT'S ALL TILL NEXT TIME

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LAUNCH OPTION BERLIN
http://www.opsound.org/launch.html
launch {AT} opsound.org

OPSOUND
648 Broadway, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10012
212-777-1156
http://www.opsound.org
info {AT} opsound.org

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If you'd like to unsubscribe, please reply with unsubscribe in the subject
line.  Thanks!

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Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 08:31:15 +0200
From: "[R]-[R]-[F] Festival" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>
Subject: [R]-[R]-[F] Festival - Version 1.0

The times of waiting are over, now it is so far!!

[R]-[R]-[F] Festival - Version 1.0
www.newmediafest.org/rrf/

is launched online on 2 July 2003

on occasion of the participation in
InteractivA '03 - Biennale for New Media Art
at Museum of Contemporary Art Merida (Yucatan/Mexico)-
11 July - 28 September 2003
***************************

A short introduction to
[R]-[R]-[F] - Remembering, Repressing, Forgetting

>
>From its structures, [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival is an
experimental New Media art project in form of an online festival created,
programmed and realized by Agricola de Cologne.
Its central subject, abbreviated in the capital letters of the title, is
"Remembering, Repressing, Forgetting".
A new way of art working is practiced: networking as artworking.
Experimental fields of memory are developed by inviting curators from
different countries around the globe, eg directors of media festivals or
curators specialized in New Media, who have to select a number of artists of
their choice according the terms of the project.
The dynamic of this ongoing and continously changing project,
as it is set up for being presented in festivals and media exhibitions,
manifests itself not only in the artistic online environment, especially
created for [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival, but also progressing when for each
new presentation a new project version is created, including new subject
related aspects, new curators and new artists and new visualizations of the
connected memory fields.
Continuously expanding, these memory fields containing curators
and artists of the previous project versions will be always present in the
background while slowly a networking universe of collective memory comes up.
The project uses the Internet not only as an artistic environment,
but primarily also as a communicating medium and a data base
which is closely connected to memory and loss of memory,
thus the subject of the festival project.
The Internet represents not only the ideal medium in many ways,
but allows above that direct intercultural networking like no other medium.

These invited, selecting and participating curators form the basis
of Version 1.0 of [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival:

*curator: Fran Ilich (Mexico, Mexico)
      artists: Ivan Monroy-Lopez,  kdag, Judith Villamayor, Regina Célia
Pinto

*curator: Wilton Azevedo (Sao Paulo,Brazil)
     artists André Vallias, Chris Funkenhouser, Komninos Zervos, Tania Fraga

*curator: Anna Hatziyannaki (Athens, Greece)
     artists: Makis Faros, Dimitris Zouroudis, Babis Venetopoulos
                Thanasis Beroutsos, Viki Betsou, Joyce Charis

*curator: Branca Bencic (Pula, Croatia)
    artists:  Lunar, Zhel, Shirin Kouladije, Elena Stanic, Olja Stipanovic,
Karo
               Jelena Vukotic, Vanesa Turcinhodzic, Petar Brajnovic,
Tomislav Brajnovic

*curator: Vincent Makowski (Lille, France)
     artists: AL , Mauro Ceolin , Arthur X. Doyle, Wolf Kahlen, Cyril Rouge

*curator: Eugeny Umansky (Kaliningrad, Russia)
     artists: Jevgeny Palamarchuk, Yuri Vasiliev,  Alexey Tschebykin
               Anatoly Belov, Dmitry Bulnygin , Oleg Lystsov , Eugeny
Umansky

*Caterina Davinio (Rome-Milan, Italy) selected
     Panos Kouros, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Christina McPhee

*curators: Agricola de Cologne, Melody Parker Carter (both Cologne, Germany)
     artists: URTICA, Trebor Scholz , Darko Fritz
                Ruth Catlow, Alex Dragulescu, Fernando Palmeiro,
                Paul Catanese, Isabel Saij, Tjader Knight Inc., Osvaldo
Cibils

*Leonard Latiff is the author of the essay
published on occasion of [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival.

All details and the artistic body of   [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival
can be found on [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival site:
www.newmediafest.org/rrf/

[R]-[R]-[F] - Festival -
 'Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting'
New Media project in form of an 'online festival'
- - conception and realisation by Agricola de Cologne
- - copyright © 2003. All rights reserved.
www.newmediafest.org/rrf/
General info
rrf {AT} newmediafest.org

[R]-[R]-[F] - Festival  represents the new festival environment of
A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
which is a corporate member of
NewMediaArtProjectNetwork,
 - the experimental platform for net based art -
founded and created by Agricola de Cologne,
media artist and New Media curator operating from Cologne/Germany.

Thanks to
ARTOPOS, Athens/Greece for the co-operation
and hosting of the Greek art works curated by Anna Hatziyannakis,

Press contacts:
press {AT} newmediafest.org




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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 15:48:50 +1000
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: OSI: Information Program ICT Toolsets 

Please pass this announcement to any of your constituents (or lists of
constituents) interested in applying for resources to develop software
applications for the NGO environment meeting the following qualifications:

Request for Proposals
Information Program ICT Toolsets
July 15, 2003: RFP announced
September 30, 2003: Application deadline
December 1, 2003: Results announced

The Open Society Institute's Information Program is pleased to issue a
request for project proposals for its ICT Toolsets initiative. This
initiative seeks to advance and support open society principles and
practices by funding the development of software tools designed to meet the
mission objectives of civil society organizations and actors.

Sectors of interest:
* human rights
* legal services for disadvantaged groups
* NGO support
* independent news media
* anti-corruption
* public health (disease and issue-specific)

Application categories:
* situation/case monitoring (domestic violence, human rights, etc)
* case management
* knowledge management
* advocacy/campaign management
* data mining, analysis, visualization
* collaboration
* metadata management (ontologies, semantic web)
* secure communications or web surveillance/censorship monitoring tools

Excluded sectors and categories:
* administrative tools (e.g. accounting, grant management)
* eGovernment software
* education and training software

Criteria for funded toolsets:
* Proposed toolsets must directly contribute to the social missions of civil
society organizations and initiatives. Tools developed for commercial
applications that can be adapted to promote the mission objectives of civil
society organizations will be considered.

* A project team may apply for support at any stage of toolset creation;
teams in the process of development are encouraged to apply for funds to
complete and promote their toolsets.

* Given the wide variety of content management systems currently available,
proposals for these systems will not be considered unless they respond to a
significant, unmet need.

* Project proposals should fall between $50,000 and $200,000.

* The project proposal should include a support and sustainability strategy
beyond the grant period.

* Both end-user and developer documentation for the software is required by
the end of the grant cycle. Please make sure to include the time and cost
for this in the proposal where appropriate.

* Each proposal must identify a group of end-users who will test the
software before final release. Proposals should clearly detail the expected
user population, focusing on the scenarios and circumstances under which the
toolset would be best used.

* Each proposal must include a detailed budget and timeline. Please be
certain to specify appropriate resources for the software?s completion, full
testing, and documentation.

* Open source projects with an active development community and approved
Open Source Initiative licensing are preferred.

* Software must be based on Unicode encoding to support localization in
non-Latin character sets.

* Application development team with prior software development and
implementation experience preferred.

* Projects that encourage standards compliance and interoperability are
preferred.  Please be sure to note this in section four of the proposal if
applicable.

* Projects that have additional funding are preferred.

* Toolsets may be desktop, client-server, or peer-to-peer applications.

Proposal format:
The proposal should be no more than ten pages [2500 words] and include the
following information:
1. Sector of interest and application category
2. Abstract/overview (1-2 paragraphs only)
3. Detailed description of project
4. Description of technology involved
5. Description of user group, including expected location(s) and use
scenarios
6. Description of civil society application for project
7. Description of team, including countries of origin and previous software
development experience
8. Budget/timeline
9. Co-funders (if any)

Evaluation:
Proposal reviewers will have experience in both software development and
deployment and the  civil society environment.

Grant applicants will be notified of decisions no later than December 1st,
2003.

Please send all project proposals to toolsets {AT} osieurope.org by September
30th, 2003.





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Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 11:30:01 +0200
From: "JavaMuseum" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>
Subject: Feature: French Netart - Update

16 July 2002.
.
JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
www.javamuseum.org
.
It becomes evident also through
JavaMuseum's show of French Netart:
There are a lot of French artists working netbased in most different ways.
.
Come and see all of the 39 featured artists, including some new additions:
.
Otto von Strassenbach, Julie Morel,Valery Grancher
Gregory Chatonsky,  Cendres Lavy,  Christophe Bruno, Pascale Gustin
Tamara Lai,  Erational,  Antoine Schmitt,  Xavier Malbreil,
Thierry Vendé,  jimpunk,  Xavier Cahen,  Annie Abrahams
Emilie Pitoiset,  Fred Fenollabbate,  Patrick-Henri Burgaud
Xavier Leton, Cecile Babiole, Christophe Bruno/ jimpunk, Pascal Nieto
Isabel Saij, Ulrich Mathon, Hughes Rochette, Michael Sellam
Pascal Bruandet, Blue Screen, Pauline Desormière, Nicolas Clauss
Les Riches Douaniers, Gérard Dalmon, Oliver Auber, FiLH,
Vincent Makowski, Xavier Makowski, Aurélie Peyront,
Philippe Bruneau, Cathbleue, Sylvestre Evrard.
.
The show can be entered via
www.javamuseum.org
or also directly via
www.javamuseum.org/2003/2nd/frenchfeature/index.html
.
Flash 6 plug-in/player required
and some other plugins as Quicktime, Real and Cortona (3D)

*******************************************
JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
www.javamuseum.org
info {AT} javamuseum.org

corporate member of NewMediaArtprojectNetwork -
the experimental platform for netbased art -
founded by Agricola de Cologne.





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Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2003 01:16:26 -0700
From: Barry Saunders <pulse {AT} riseup.net>
Subject: Critical Animals - call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: CRITICAL ANIMALS - postgraduates working in the new medias.

CRITICAL ANIMALS, an interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate students 
working critically in the areas of culture, art and communications, would 
like to hear from postgraduate students interested in delivering a paper at 
the conference to be held on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd of October 2003 
in Newcastle NSW.  CRITICAL ANIMALS occurs as part of the This Is Not Art 
festival which is the largest gathering of young media makers and artists in 
Australia. CRITICAL ANIMALS is a unique opportunity for postgraduate 
students to present their work to a diverse and knowledgable audience.

The conference invites papers covering all areas of publishing and 
expression, and welcomes participants from all disciplines.

Interested participants are advised to view the This Is Not Art program from 
2002 at http://www.thisisnotart.org prior to submitting abstracts to gain 
insight into the timbre of the event. 

The program from last year's conference can be found at 
http://www.octapod.org/newmediaconference

The conference format is 30 minute paper, followed by 30 minutes chaired 
discussion.

500 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday July 25th.

Email: anna.poletti {AT} studentmail.newcastle.edu.au
Enquiries and suggestions for panel discussions are welcome.

CRITICAL ANIMALS is supported by HEAT Magazine and the School of Language 
and Media at the University of Newcastle NSW.

- -- 
Barry Saunders
Coordinator
National Student Media Conference 2003
http://studmedia.org
0400 306 063



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Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2003 21:15:42 +0200
From: oliver grau <oliver.grau {AT} culture.hu-berlin.de>
Subject: UNESCO Digital Arts Award -- Deadline  July 12th !!

  Dear friends and colleagues,

   We are happy to announce the

   Digital Pluralism - UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS

   Please find our web site and instructions for submissions in 10 
languages at:

   http://www.iamas.ac.jp/unesco_award



1.) AWARD:

   The award is organized in collaboration between IAMAS Gifu, Japan and the
UNESCO Digi-Arts Portal, Paris.
The award consists of a 10.000 USD money award & a 6-month
artist-in-residence stay at the IAMAS, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and
Sciences and the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences in Ogaki,
Gifu Japan.

   a) Award Money:

   The total money award of USD10,000 is provided by the Higashiyama Fund
set-up and managed by the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in
Japan (NFUAJ) and given by the Director-General of UNESCO.

In addition, IAMAS provides a 6-months salary for the 1st price winner who
will be invited as artist-in-residence to IAMAS. This salary is around
2,100,000 yen (~ 18.000.- USD) for 6 months (the exact amount will depend
on the number of years' professional experience that the artist has had,
for example, an artist with 2-6 years' experience will receive 350,000 yen
per month, totalling 2,100,000 yen for 6 months).

   The components of the Award are:


1st prize: USD 5,000 & 6 months artist-in-residency at IAMAS
   2nd prize: USD 3,000
   3rd prize: USD 2,000

b) 6-month Artist-in-Residency at IAMAS

IAMAS will welcome the main award winner as artist-in-residence for 6
months. This is intended to give the young artist the chance to work in a
very well equipped, high-tech environment where he/she can realise the
chosen project and benefit from cultural exchange with IAMAS staff and
students.



IAMAS will provide the artist with a monthly salary during this time
(depending on the numers of years' professional experience up to
2,100,000.- yen for 6 months) as well as travel expenses incurred when
joining and leaving IAMAS. Furthermore, IAMAS will rent an apartment for
the artist-in-residence. However, the artist is asked to pay for part of
the rent.




The artist-in-residence will be at IAMAS from October 2003 until March
2004. During this time, the artist will develop his/her work, based on
his/her award-winning project proposal. The final artwork will be presented
at the 5th World Forum for Media Art and Culture exhibition to be held in
Ogaki, Japan in March 2004. This is when the award winner and his/her work
will be introduced to the public



   2.) HOW TO SUBMIT


Project proposals in the field of digital art (including web art,
interactive art, media installation, digital music, performance or other
media art forms) are accepted.


1. One project proposal per artist is accepted. The official language for
all submissions is English.
   2. The proposed project must not be an already finished artwork.
   3. Total length of the project proposal: 5-7 pages, A4 format.
   4. The project proposal must include: title, 500-word abstract, concept of
the work, project description, technical description, drawings and set-up
plan as well as a timetable for carrying out the work during the 6 months
as artist-in-residence at IAMAS.
   5. A short biography (2-3 pages, A4) including education, career,
exhibition list and list of activities as well as contact address
(including telephone number and email address) and 2 passport photos are
required.
   6. All submissions must reach IAMAS by postal mail by 12 July 2003.
   7. Download and sign the  entry form and send it along with your
submission by postal mail to IAMAS:


IAMAS
   Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
   International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences
   3-95 Ryoke-cho Ogaki City Gifu 503-0014 Japan
   Phone. +81(0)584 75 6600 Fax. +81(0)584 75 6637
   unesco_award at iamas.ac.jp



3.) SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


&middot; The award focuses on supporting young, talented people involved in
media art.

&middot; The age limit for submitting artists is 35 years.

&middot; The award will be given to project proposals, not to finished
artworks.

&middot; Project proposals should relate to the theme of the award.

&middot; The main award winner's project proposal will be carried out at
IAMAS during a special artist-in-residence period provided by IAMAS.

&middot; We especially encourage submissions by artists from developing
countries.

4.) OBJECTIVES OF THE AWARD

In our increasingly diverse societies, it is essential to ensure harmonious
interaction among people and groups with plural, varied and dynamic
cultural identities as well as their willingness to live together" (UNESCO
Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, 2 November 2001)

But how does technology shape cultural identity and how has it changed the
way we live together? Can digital technology promote dialogue between
people from different cultures, creating a better, fairer and more peaceful
world where cultural diversity and tolerance prevail? And how can an
artist's vision and sensibility reflect and contribute to cultural
diversity and digital pluralism?

These are the questions we want to address through the "Digital Pluralism -
UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS". We encourage artists to reflect
on the theme of cultural diversity, digital pluralism and social
interaction, and to send project proposals for a media artwork that
considers these topics and that can be realised during a 6-month
artist-in-residence period at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and
Sciences (IAMAS) in Gifu, Japan.


5.) JURY


An expert jury, representing the 5 cultural regions as well as UNESCO and
IAMAS has been assembled.
   The jury members are:


Africa:
   Ibrahima Ndiaye [Multimedia critic, Professor of Universite Cheikh Anta
Diop de Dakar, Senegal]

Asia/Pacific:
   Eliane Ng [Independent curator specialized in contemporary and new media
art, China]

Latin America/Caribbean:
   Diana Domingues [Professor and Researcher at the University of Caxias do
Sul/ CNPq, Brazil]

Europe/North America:
   Gerfried Stocker [Director of Ars Electronica, Austria]

Arab States:
   Azza El-Hassan [Independent filmmaker, Palestine]

IAMAS:
   Itsuo Sakane [Founding President of IAMAS]
   Hiroshi Yoshioka [Professor of IAMAS]

NFUAJ:
   Shigeru Okada [Secretary General of the National Federation ofUNESCO
Associations in Japan]

UNESCO:
   Tereza Wagner [Deputy team leader for the Digi-Arts Project, Paris
Headquarters]

External supervisor of the jury:
   Christa Sommerer [Associate Professor of IAMAS]

We are looking forward to receive your project proposals and to welcome you
at IAMAS !
   Best regards


Dr. Christa SOMMERER
UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS
Organizing and Program Committee

   =================================
Dr. Christa Sommerer
Associate Professor
IAMAS Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
3-95 Ryoke-cho, Ogaki-shi, Gifu 503-0014, Japan
Tel/Fax: +81-584-75-6806 or -6808
Mobile: +81-90-5880-1801 or +81-90-8957-4524
christa at iamas.ac.jp
http://www.iamas.ac.jp/~christa
=================================


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Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2003 00:37:52 -0600
From: Michael Arnold Mages <marnoldm {AT} du.edu>
Subject: July on -empyre-: Net Blackness with Mendi + Keith Obadike and damali ayo


- -empyre- takes great pleasure in welcoming three artists whose work explores
the politics of race and identity.

The plasticity of identity over the internet is a well known phenomenon.
Internet utopians exalt in a genderless, colorless society that is available
only though a digital medium. However, race remains a inextricably formative
part of identity, and plays a central, contextualizing role in the nature of
communication and social discourse.

In the zealous search for terrorists, racial profiling has become a tool of
US security agencies, and more palatable to that nation's population.  Skin
color has again become an acceptable way to identify those that may pose a
threat to the hegemonic culture.  Increasingly, the questions that surround
stereotyped or commodified portrayals of race and ethnicity require
satisfactory answers.

Please join us at -empyre- for the month of July, to participate in the
discussion where artists Mendi and Keith Obadike, and damali ayo explore and
debate these issues.


- ----

Mendi and Keith Obadike are interdisciplinary artists working with
music, live art, and conceptual internet artworks. Their works conduct
inquiry into the implications of social and cultural networks as relates
to blackness. Other areas of exploration include sex toys, current events,
and commodification of race and identity. In August of 2002, they
exhibited The Interaction of Coloreds, commissioned by the Whitney Museum
of American Art. At Yale University Mendi and Keith premiered their
Internet opera The Sour Thunder, which was commissioned by the Yale
Cabaret and will be released on CD by the classical music label Bridge
Records.

The Interaction of Coloreds
http://www.whitney.org/artport/gatepages/august02.shtml

Blackness for Sale
http://Obadike.tripod.com/ebay.html

The Sour Thunder
http://blacknetart.com/sour


damali ayo is a self-described junk artist--defining junk as "things
we once bought (or bought into) and keep around because we are accustomed to
their presence." Working from her studio in Portland, Oregon, ayo uses
installation, assemblage, sound, paint, fabric whatever it takes to
investigate concepts that engage her curiosity as well as social and
community issues in the US. Her most recent online work,
http://www.rent-a-negro.com/
is a performance work enabled by the internet.


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Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2003 16:37:07 +1000
From: "geert lovink" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: HASTAC: THE HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF EMERGING SCIENCE AND TECH

Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2003 17:41:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Grid Today grid {AT} gridtoday.com

HASTAC: THE HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF EMERGING SCIENCE AND TECH

HASTAC (pronounced "Haystack"), the Humanities, Arts, Science, and
Technology Advanced Collaboratory, announces the launch of its consortium,
a strategic alliance of scientists, humanists, artists, social theorists,
legal specialists, and information technology specialists. HASTAC is
founded on the belief that the future of cyberinfrastructure must be
driven by creative discovery across disciplinary divides because of the
profound impact of new technologies on individuals and society. HASTAC
scholars and researchers will think transformatively about their
disciplines and engage in the design and application of innovative
computing and scientific technologies for the humanities, arts, and
interpretive social sciences.

More than 55 scholars, practitioners, and industry representatives
participated in the first meeting of the group at the University of
California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), UC Irvine, on June 5-6,
2003. The resulting action plan calls for research, development,
assessment, and application of emerging science and technology solutions.
HASTAC representatives are participating in this week's Global Grid Forum
in Seattle, Washington, to discuss strategic alliances within the Grid
community and take part in the development of the Global Grid Forum
Humanities and Social Science Grid Research Group.

Topics for the June meeting at UC Irvine included collaboration in
high-performance computing, biotechnologies, digital libraries, multimedia,
archiving and search technologies, interoperable standards, and systems for
virtual communications environments such as visualization caves. Issues of
transformation, animation, preservation, and conservation came to the
forefront along with the group's vision to create, implement, distribute,
and
analyze new knowledge and discovery spaces.

"The humanities, arts, and social sciences have a very important role at
the conceptual, research, and development stage of today's science and
technology discovery," said David Theo Goldberg, director of UCHRI.
Bringing together the expertise and experience found within HASTAC is
critical to the future development of science and technology, and to the
engagement of a much broader community.

Dan Reed, the director of the National Center for Supercomputing
Applications, and Fran Berman, the director of the San Diego Supercomputer
Center, both have noted the importance of including the humanities, arts,
and social sciences in their centers high-performance computing research,
and sent representatives to participate in the June meeting.

The founding HASTAC members include the University of California Humanities
Research Institute; Duke University's John Hope Franklin Center and
Humanities Institute, Maryland Institute for Technology and the
Humanities(MITH); Stanford Humanities Lab; Virginia Institute for Advanced
Technology in the Humanities; San Diego Supercomputer Center at the
University
of California, San Diego; National Center for Supercomputing Applications at
the University of Illinois; Minority Serving Institutions High-performance
Computing Working Group; Creative Commons (an advocacy group supporting
flexible intellectual property licensing applications); California Digital
Library; and several other major digital archiving and exhibition centers,
along with groups with overlapping concerns such as the Coalition for
Networked Information, the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural
Heritage, and industry partners.

The group is developing a white paper for the National Science
Foundation's cyberinfrastructure initiative. Upcoming HASTAC meetings will
be held at the University of Illinois, Duke University, the University of
Maryland and Stanford University. HASTAC welcomes the participation from a
broad community of individuals and organizations with interests in the
interface between science, technology, humanities, arts, and social
sciences.




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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 14:13:10 +1000
From: linda carroli <lcarroli {AT} pacific.net.au>
Subject: fAf July 03


fAf July 03
fineArt forum =3D art + technology netnews
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After a short break, fAf returns this month with a full listing of news,
events and opportunities in the field of art, science and technology.

CURRENT CALLS
Check out current calls and job opportunities including:
:: trAce=92s TEXTLAB  electronic and experimental writers residentialschools
:: Videotage seeks video and animation for Hong Kong Screenings
:: Webcasting Curator position with the Tate, London
:: M/C seeks contributors to the 'joke' issue of M/C Journal

AND many more ... Submit your calls, events listings and news items to fAf=
at l2.carroli {AT} qut.edu.au or editor {AT} fineartforum.org.
http://www.fineartforum.org/Backissues/Vol_17/faf_v17_n07/opps_index.html

CYBERTRIBE
Continuing in cyberTribe =85 Light One, a series of works by Sydney-based
artist, Jonathon Jones. Jones has undertaken research trips and cultural
exchanges to Hawai'i and Canada and his work has been exhibited in
Australia and overseas including as part of the research archive of the
2002 Adelaide Biennial, conVerge. cyberTribe is curated by Jenny Fraser.
http://www.fineartforum.org/Gallery/cybertribe/index.htm

CONTINUING IN fAf TEXT
:: Alt-X Tenth Anniversary: Mark Amerika, founder and publisher of Alt-X,
speaks with Linda Carroli on Alt-X's 10th anniversary.
:: Power, Politics and the Internet: Gary Foley explores the future
technological possibilities of empowerment or disempowerment from an
Indigenous perspective.
:: Peer-to-Peer: the collective, collaborative and liberated memory of
sound: Alessandro Ludovico explores various aspects of file-sharing in
relation to sound.
:: State of Theatre Scene in Singapore: Agnes Teh investigates the
challenges and obstacles faced by the Singaporean theatre scene today.
:: Interdisciplinary Practice/Viewer Experience: Judy Malloy writes about
the various facets of Interactive art.
:: It's Cool to be Real!: Paul Brown reviews Charlie Gere's Digital Culture.
:: Online Animation: YJ Tan asks how has the Internet helped in the
distribution of animation?.
:: The Language of War Symposium: Dave Brine reports on media responses to
reportage on the Iraq War.
:: Drawing Shortcuts: Heidi P. Jermyn reviews Jim Leggitt's guide for
developing drawing skills using today's technology.
:: BORDERPANIC: Tracey Benson interviews BORDERPANIC curators, Deborah
Kelly and Zina Kaye
:: BORDERPANIC Reader: Linda Carroli reviews the BORDERPANIC Reader.

TEXT online at:
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dex.html

fAf_15: 15th ANNIVERSARY CDROM
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free. On fAf_15, we present the magazine's entire archive as well as
specially commissioned and collated new material. fAf_15 is an invaluable
resource for researchers, artists, writers and activists in the new media,
science and technology fields. To obtain a copy, email fAf at
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Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 00:41:17 -0700
From: m e t a <meta {AT} meta.am>
Subject: http://meta.am  -  panorama 2.0



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