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     Alan Sondheim <sondheim {AT} panix.com>                                              

   an architecture of electricity                                                  
     human being <human {AT} electronetwork.org>                                          

   _Radio Recombo_                                                                 
     "h.d.mabuse" <mabuse {AT} manguebit.org.br>                                          

   Hypertext Readings at ACM Hypertext 03                                          
     "][mez][" <netwurker {AT} hotkey.net.au>                                             

   M/C: 'fibre' issue now available                                                
     "M/C - Media and Culture" <mc {AT} media-culture.org.au>                             

   AVM News in September 2003                                                      
     "A Virtual Memorial" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>                                 

   RazorSmile, a journey of chaotic philosophy, majik, politics and lives.         
     Alan Sondheim <sondheim {AT} panix.com>                                              

   the 9th                                                                         
     doron <doron {AT} computerfinearts.com>                                              

   Sheehan, Hidden Cost of E-Economy                                               
     "Soenke Zehle" <soenke.zehle {AT} web.de>                                            

   First Person - a DVD of Video art                                               
     Michael Mandiberg <Lists {AT} Mandiberg.com>                                         

   artist-tutorial.net / First Issue / August 2003                                 
     "Morena Bacchini" <m.bacchini {AT} artist-tutorial.net>                              


Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 14:23:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim {AT} panix.com>
Subject: reworked  

166 new images some old stuff removed
just directory with many highlights



Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 03:26:32 -0500
From: human being <human {AT} electronetwork.org>
Subject: an architecture of electricity

  general analysis of the culture of the electrical
  infrastructure of power, media, and technology
  which seeks to provide an empirical foundation
  for its extension through artworks and artifacts...
  (document is designed to be altered/refined...)

# the Architecture of Electricity thesis (Y2K)
# user interface redesigned for readability...
# http://www.electronetwork.org/works/ae/

ae thesis overview


electrical world
natural / artificial / virtual

electrical epoch
primitive / classical / modern / post-modern

electrical infrastructure

electrical infrastructure - electrical power

electrical infrastructure - electronic media

electrical infrastructure - electrical technology

electrical order
space-time / aesthetics / culture

architecture and electricity

architecture and electricity - definitions
building / structure / space / form / culture

architecture and electricity - precedents*
artwork / books / buildings

architecture and electricity - issues

towards ae (towards an architecture of electricity)

towards ae - methodology

towards ae - fragments

towards ae - fragments - Vitruvius

towards ae - fragments - Le Corbusier

towards ae - fragments - Lewis Mumford

towards ae - fragments - Walter Gropius

towards ae - fragments - Mies van der Rohe

towards ae - fragments - Robert Venturi

towards ae - fragments - Venturi et al.

towards ae - fragments - Paul Shepheard

towards ae - fragments - Paul Virilio

towards ae - ae comparison

towards ae - ae comparison - parti

towards ae - ae comparison - buildings

towards ae - ae comparison - state

towards ae - ae comparison - conclusions

ae epilogue

* for precedents visit EM-assemblage project:

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  brian thomas carroll: research-design-development
  architecture, education, electromagnetism


Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 19:30:45 -0300
From: "h.d.mabuse" <mabuse {AT} manguebit.org.br>
Subject: _Radio Recombo_

Re:combo invites you to join a jam-session using the software _Radio Re:combo_:


You can go to the site, make some loops, send this loops to the other 
visitants-musicians through the web.

The software developed by the Re:combo, is a part of *Re:combining The 
Territory*, a multimedia project of collaborative sound + vision 
production. The experience mix audiovisual material sent by collaborators 
to RE:COMBO (<http://www.recombo.art.br/>www.recombo.art.br) with the 
possibilities of a  composing multi-user software.

The experience is a part of Transmidia project, created by the Instituto 
Cultural Itau, (São Paulo, BRAZIL), during the "Transmidia" esposition (it 
runs till September 21) all the music made with the software will be played 
on site at the Re:combo installation at the Instituto Cultural Itau.


Re:combo is a Brazilian-based but now worldwide collective of "musicians, 
software engineers, DJs, professors, journalists and computer geeks," who 
combine live events, peer-to-peer networking, and music resampling as our 

The whole basis for the experience is intellectual generosity and open 
environment for people to work on a project without being tied to any kind 
of contract or anything, we open the content that re:combo produces so 
people can get the content themselves change it and recombine it and do 
different things and so we expect to get this back and produce new things 
again and so it improves.

Working with Baktin's dialogical concepts, and known that "the word (and 
other signs) are interindividual "besides the criative functions of the 
author "the listener has his own rights on the creation", the goal is to 
make this technologically explicit and transparent for the public.

Also, as a basic concept, the Translocation is presented, term created by 
Tetsuo Kogawa, to define a relation we focus to the "local"(instead of the 
global), thinking at the same time as its propagation through the net: 
*Think locally, act globally

Re:make / Re:combine

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Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 10:35:54 +1000
From: "][mez][" <netwurker {AT} hotkey.net.au>
Subject: Hypertext Readings at ACM Hypertext 03

Hypertext Readings at ACM Hypertext 03
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in Nottingham, Aug. 26-30 2003
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The Hypertext Readings at the annual ACM Hypertext conferences are a
forum for artists in the digital medium to present recent works. The
Exhibition presents 5 selected works of which one is the
collaborative "The Famous Sound of Absolute Wreaders" by Johannes
Auer, Reinhard Döhl, Sylvia Egger, Oliver Gassner, Martina Kieninger
and Beat Suter [ http://kunstradio.cyberfiction.ch ].

"For this year's Readings we invited artists to submit text-based
(not necessarily text-only) and navigatable works of art that
emphasize textual aspects, linkage, interactive interfaces, audio, or
user-centered conventions, works that can be performed with the
audience's interaction, rather than read by the author alone."

The exhibition offers background information on the authors and their
works and will serve as a permanent documentary of the 2003 Hypertext
Readings:: http://www.wordwrap.de/htreadings/

Wed. Aug. 27, 2pm Live Readings by

John Cayley :: riverIsland

Noah Wardrip-Fruin :: Talking Cure

Simon Biggs :: tba

Talan Memmott :: Art History 101

The Exhibition, Aug. 26-30 2003

"Of course, there are many more innovative, beautiful and fun works
around than can be fit into a 90 minute-session. Here are five
favorites from among the submissions that are better suited to
screen-reading than live performance."

Absolute Wreaders :: The Famous Sound of Absolute Wreaders::

Aleksandra Globokar and Jaka Zeleznikar :: Manta

Wolf Ka :: enjeux

[mez] :: mo[ve.men]tion

Trebor Scholz :: 79 days

Kenneth Payne and George Simmers :: The Maze of Mirrors

chair + webdesign + coding :: Anja Rau
co-chair + webdesign + host :: Donna Leishman

Hypertext03 in Nottingham, UK, Aug. 26 - 30, 2003.

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Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 15:33:21 +1000
From: "M/C - Media and Culture" <mc {AT} media-culture.org.au>
Subject: M/C: 'fibre' issue now available


                         M/C - Media and Culture
     is proud to present issue four in volume six of the award-winning

                               M/C Journal

             'fibre' - a collaboration with :: fibreculture ::

Fibre is the tension between material and abstract. It names a tissue
composed of threads, but it also denotes 'roughage' - something that can't
be broken down any further - a dietary connotation for both body and mind;
and a moral association - integrity or backbone. Fibre is where flows meet

The strength and properties of invisible connections will determine the
cohesion or resistance of fibre, and its wider fabrics - economic, social,
cultural. The connective tissue rearranges geographies, re-wiring the
categories of urban and regional, of global and local. Information reaches
the speed of light - but it meets resistance nonetheless, in the fibre and
the fabric.

As the filaments are invested with value they also become a new political
terrain to be fought over, where control, ownership, and dominance are up
for grabs. Fibre is a fulcrum of post-industrial economic change, where
public utility gives way to private corporation, where citizen is re-cast
as shareholder, customer, end-user. And yet, only 3% of global network
capacity is being used. In 'dark fibre' lies the potential energy of
networked multitudes.

The articles in this issue address a wide range of these issues. We invite
you to explore the views of our contributors! 

  Feature Article
In this article, Gerard Goggin looks at broadband networks in Australia and
their present state of uneven development. He considers how broadband is
framed in contemporary policy debates, and argues for the urgency of a
radical rethinking in this area.

"The Geography of Cyberspace"
Emy Tseng & Kyle Eischen argue that the structure of virtual space is a
product of the Internet's geography and technology. Debates around the
nature of the virtual often leave out this connection to "fibre", to where
and how we are physically linked to each other. Rather than signaling the
"end of geography", the Internet reinforces its importance with "real
world" physical and logical constraints shaping the geography of
cyberspace. To contest the nature of the virtual world requires
understanding and contesting the nature of the Internet's architecture in
the physical world.

"When Fibre Meets Fibre"
A wide range of ritual practices - as witnessed in the secular and non-
secular magic and mysticism that is endemic to contemporary science
fiction, in war-chalking, in new forms of compulsion, neurosis and
addiction, or just in the everyday use of networked technologies - have
accompanied the 'rise of the network society'. Such ritual practices are
often only seen as interesting diversions or attachments to the main social
issues involved in networking. Yet many of these ritual activities suggest
complex ritual engagements with the network. What happens when we consider
these 'diversions' as central to the ongoing dynamic of networks -
technical and social, asks Andrew Murphie.

"The Infrastructural-Political: Forms of Attachment and Sites of
To analyse critically contemporary communications and network technologies,
and to understand how they become more (or less!) political, we need to
learn about the forms of attachment, the kinds of 'stickiness', and the
'velcro effects' which block or negate as well as enable contemporary
infrastructural politics. In this tableau, the heuristic fiction comes from
psychotherapy.  Imagine the cultural/new media/critical researcher as the
analyst. Adrian Mackenzie that the forms of attachment to be analysed
include the analyst's own as she/he comes into relation with changing
infrastructural regimes.

"Resistances of Gender"
Jonathan Marshall writes that online life is embedded within the complexes,
organisations, power ratios, and conceptualisations of offline life.  The
ambiguities of the interaction between online and offline - the testing and
questioning, asking and affirming of their match - make a vital part of
their current phenomenology.  One factor which seems to exert resistance -
some form of implacability - however unexpectedly, is that of gender...  

"Idiotypic Networks, Normative Networks"
Network thinking is rapidly becoming a pseudo-paradigm in contemporary
techno-culture. Addressing the genealogies of the network concept and
making links between different discursive fields so as to manifest their
biopolitical implications is a crucial analytic task. This paper by Andrew
Goffey focusses on the way in which the idea of a network has been taken up
in immunology, as a way of understanding the individuation of biological
identities, and sketches out an assessment of its political implications.

"A Spam Scam Slam"
Grayson Cooke's piece is a satirical, vaguely Nietzschean meditation on the
ironies and absurdities of email spam.

"Something Third, Other"
Petra Gemeinboeck notes that in tele-immersive virtual environments, the
virtual place doesn't seem able to break away from its physical anchorage,
and the cybernetic transfer of our Self seems to be somewhat uncanny. The
most exciting aspect for remote users is commonly the fact that they are
connected to other participants, located in Chicago and Tokyo, physical
places they can relate to in their mental world map, rather than the fact
that they actually - virtually - share the same space. Does this imply that
the virtual place and the virtual body, materialised in virtually
accessible environments, are coupled with one another in a similar way as
we experience the physical and cultural boundaries in our daily life?

"Fragments on New Media Arts and Science"
What is new media in the age of the 'rock 'n' roll life coach' Anthony
Robbins? ... To what extent have the 'tech wreck' and following scandals
affected our understanding of new media? ... Geert Lovink maps the limits
of new media post-dotcom.

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2003 M/C Journal Issue Deadlines

editors: Paul Denvir & E. Sean Rintel
joke {AT} journal.media-culture.org.au
article deadline: 18 August 2003
release date: 8 October 2003

editor: Catriona Mills
text {AT} journal.media-culture.org.au
article deadline: 13 October 2003
release date: 3 December 2003

2004 issue topics will be announced shortly...

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M/C Journal 6.4 is now online: <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>.
Previous issues of M/C Journal on various topics are also still available.
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M/C Reviews is now available at <http://reviews.media-culture.org.au/>.
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All contributors are available for media contacts: mc {AT} media-culture.org.au.
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                                                 Dr Axel Bruns

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Supervising Production Manager            production {AT} media-culture.org.au
M/C - Media and Culture                  http://www.media-culture.org.au/


Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 09:36:55 +0200
From: "A Virtual Memorial" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>
Subject: AVM News in September 2003

A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial Project against the Forgetting and for Humanity
New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne

dedicated in September 2003 to
the Victims of  Terror - terror attack in USA on 11 September 2001
Table of Contents:
a) Call for entries
b) News
c) Features of the month September 2003
a) Call for entries:
Rainforest Memorial -
5 minutes before 12  - Memorial for the protection and preservation of the
natural environment on Earth and its inhabitans
Deadline 31 October 2003
Please find the complete text and the entry form on
start page of www.a-virtual-memorial.org
b) News in September

0. [R]-[R]-[F] Festival www.newmediafest.org/rrf/
Version 1.0 of the new festival environment of A Virtual Memorial
was launched on 2 July on  occasion of the participation
Interactiva'03 - Biennale for New Media Art at
Museum of Contemporary Art Merida/Yucatan (Mexico)
he Biennale is still running until 28 September 2003.

1.  "Hot Memory " page features this month again another artist
who is accepted to participate in future versions of  [R]-[R]-[F] Festival
but is still waiting. This feature will help to abbreviate the time of

Olliver Dyens (Canada) and his net based work "Le Printemps noir"
Entrance on www.a-virtual-memorial.org

2. Urban.early sunday morning_raw
( a net based work originating from A Virtual Memorial)
participates in
*Internation Festival of New Film Split
22-25 September 2003
*Internet Film Festival (Fifi Festival) Paris (France)
16-18 October 2003

New month - new subject
c) ***Features of the Month

The month September 2003 is dedicated to the victims of terror

Memorial days in September

2003 International Year of Fresh Water

01 September 1939 - Hitler's invasion in Poland - beginn of World War II
11 September 2003 - World Peace Day
11 September 2001- terror attack in New York and Washington
21 September 1949 - foundation of Federal Republic of Germany

*The Features of the Month are monthly changing
collections of multimedia works and links which form in the
totality of the composition an artwork of theirown
to be created on a webpage of theirown
within the Memorial project.*
Features of the Month September 2003

Subject of the Month:
Axis of evil? commemorating the victims of terror

      Skyscraper 1: Featured Artist
            theARTproject - artists reflect 9/11 terror attack
      Skyscraper 2: Featured Project: Violence Online Festival
      Skyscraper 3: Memorial for the victims of Terror
      Skyscraper 4 : 911 terror
      Skyscraper 5: Victims of Terror
      Skyscraper 6: State terror
      Syscraper 7 : Terrorism and its roots
      Skyscraper 8: Fundamentalism
      Skyscraper 9  : 9.11.  - the double method

Until the next time
all the best,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
info {AT} a-virtual-memorial.org
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
ongoing New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
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Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 11:30:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim {AT} panix.com>
Subject: RazorSmile, a journey of chaotic philosophy, majik, politics and lives.


RazorSmile, a journey of chaotic philosophy, majik, politics and lives.

Issue 2 Now Out featuring works by Morrigan, Pixel, Alan Sondheim and

An incantation of hope for a conscious revolution, RazorSmile weaves
together literary experiments with esoteric excursions and political
dissonance, embodying the search for new bodies of reality with which to
found our lives.

Each Issue contains a CD-Rom and hand made cover artwork.
Costs £3.50 ($5) including postage for single issue or Annual
Subscription (2 issues) £5 ($10);
Available for sale online at
http://www.indifference.demon.co.uk/razorsmile or by writing to
Razorsmile, 72 Hanover Street, Brighton, BN2 9SS, UK.


Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 12:49:24 -0400
From: doron <doron {AT} computerfinearts.com>
Subject: the 9th


*streaming projects optimized for pc/window and mac/OS using fast
connection, explorer5+ with quicktime5+ plugin


Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 14:05:59 +0200
From: "Soenke Zehle" <soenke.zehle {AT} web.de>
Subject: Sheehan, Hidden Cost of E-Economy

Please include in pubs digest, thanks sz

Sheehan, Molly O'Meara. "The Hidden Costs of the E-Economy." Live Online
Discussion (18 July 2003). Washington, DC: World Watch Institute.


Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 23:29:14 -0700
From: Michael Mandiberg <Lists {AT} Mandiberg.com>
Subject: First Person - a DVD of Video art



Videos from Los Angeles and Mexico City in which artists use their 
bodies to collapse video, performance, and the direct address to the 

A DVD project by Carla Herrera-Prats, Michael Mandiberg and 
Anne-Julie Raccoursier.

A DVD compilation of work By: Arturo Castelán, Ximena Cuevas, Sharon 
Hayes, Carla Herrera-Prats and Julia Steinmetz, Justin Lincoln, 
Michael Mandiberg, Rodney McMillian, Amaranta Sánchez, Haruko Tanaka, 
Anne Walsh, and Natalie Zimmerman

First Person will be presented at C-Level in Chinatown, Los Angeles 
on Saturday August the 30th from 6:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. We will begin 
the distribution of this DVD at C-level; we will continue with 
presentations in Mexico, and other locations in the US.

We have published First Person in an run of 1000 copies, so that we 
can distribute this video work widely. We are asking for a donation 
(plus $5 shipping,) which will help pay for the cost to distribute 
this work in screenings at universities, and independent media 
centers in the US and Mexico.

To get a copy go to the website at 
http://theredproject.com/firstperson. For further information contact 
us at mailto:FirstPerson {AT} TheRedProject.com. For directions to 
C-Level, please go to http://www.c-level.cc/map.html



Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 19:06:52 +0200
From: "Morena Bacchini" <m.bacchini {AT} artist-tutorial.net>
Subject: artist-tutorial.net / First Issue / August 2003

artist-tutorial.net / First Issue / August 2003

Artist-tutorial.net is a monthly online periodical that intends to offer a
collection of art tutorials writed by artists themselves as technical guide
to the process of artistic creation.
In order to know how artistic creativity is expressed through the matter and
technical practices coming from computer or scientific disciplines.

[Tutorial and artwork]

Whichever location in space and time the artwork may assume, the analysis of
tutorial is based on the initial creation, the set of executed signs and
sounds or the set of instructions to execute that generate the set of
copies, of performances, the set of data transmissions or executions. The
artwork belonging to digital arts of reproduction and to digital performing
arts or belonging to the arts of communication and software cannot in fact
be identified in an object but in the initial creation. What the philosopher
Richard Wollheim calls "type", that is, the piece of human invention from
which the particulars or "tokens" are generated.

[Tutorial and artistic techniques]

The technical narration of tutorial describes the art mediated by the
material process of informatic techniques recognized as artistic practices.
It provides the possibility to read how the matter acquires the aesthetic
properties or itself becomes an aesthetically relevant property. Moreover,
the opportunity to investigate the initial creation discovers new forms of
digital matter notation, new writings of digital material processes.
However, according to the artistic genre and author's intentions, the artist
tutorial can appear as an essay or a pure tutorial, as a diagram, a sketch
by hand, as an exposition of code fragments with or without descriptive
comment or else as a photo or screenshot documentation.

The first issue relates the form of new dance notation. A digital dance in
the initial creation explained in the use by a revolutionary Maestro of the
choreography: Merce Cunningham.



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