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Today's Topics:

   1. [pub] since 1994 (brad brace)
   2. 	[call] Pre/amble: A Two Day Festival of Art and
      Psychogeography (Kate Armstrong)
   3. [call] Update: Call for entries: Rainforest Memorial
      (A Virtual Memorial)
   4. [pub] Socialism on (or in) the Internet (Michael H Goldhaber)
   5. Globalisation versus Artistic Diversity (Eric Kluitenberg)


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 13:00:11 -0500
From: "brad brace" <bbrace {AT} eskimo.com>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [pub] since 1994
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <200309201800.h8KI0Bt25648 {AT} 4h139119.aspadmin.net>
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                   _  | |  | '_ \ / _ \  | | / /| '_ \| '__|

                     |__|  |_| |_|\___|  |_|____|_| |_|_|
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                      |_  ___/ '__/ _ \| |/ _ \/ __| __|

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> > > > Synopsis: The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project began December 30, 1994. A

`round-the-clock posting of sequenced hypermodern imagery from Brad Brace.
The hypermodern minimizes the familiar, the known, the recognizable; it
suspends identity, relations and history. This discourse, far from
determining the locus in which it speaks, is avoiding the ground on which
it could find support. It is trying to operate a decentering that leaves
no privilege to any center.

                       The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project
                          began December 30, 1994

Pointless Hypermodern Imagery... posted/mailed every 12 hours... a
spectral, trajective alignment for the 00`s! A continuum of minimalist
masks in the face of catastrophe; conjuring up transformative metaphors
for the everyday... A poetic reversibility of exclusive events...

A post-rhetorical, continuous, apparently random sequence of
imagery...  genuine gritty, greyscale...  corruptable, compact,
collectable and compelling convergence. The voluptuousness of the grey
imminence: the art of making the other disappear. Continual visual impact;
an optical drumming, sculpted in duration, on the endless present of the

An extension of the printed ISBN-Book (0-9690745) series... critically
unassimilable... imagery is gradually acquired, selected and re-sequenced
over time...  ineluctable, vertiginous connections. The 12hr dialtone...

[ see http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/netcom/books.txt ]

>> Disconnected, disjunctive, distended, de-centered,

de-composed,ambiguous, augmented, ambilavent, homogeneous, reckless...

>> Multi-faceted, oblique, obsessive, obscure, obdurate...
>> Promulgated, personal, permeable, prolonged, polymorphous,

provocative,poetic, plural, perverse, potent, prophetic, pathological,

>> Emergent, evolving, eccentric, eclectic, egregious, exciting,

entertaining, evasive, entropic, erotic, entrancing, enduring,

Every 12 hours, another!...  view them, re-post `em, save `em,
trade `em, print `em, even publish them...


Message: 2
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 13:10:56 -0500
From: "Kate Armstrong" <kate {AT} katearmstrong.com>
Subject: <nettime-ann> 	[call] Pre/amble: A Two Day Festival of Art
	and Psychogeography
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
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Pre/amble : A Two Day Festival of Art and Psychogeography

November 1 -  2,  2003

Pre/amble is a two day festival of art and psychogeography which takes as
a starting point the exploration of the city, an interest in dialogue
surrounding methods of psychogeography, and the intersection of
psychogeography with contemporary art practices.

Pre/amble is focused on presenting work and ideas through talks and
lectures as well as creating a forum for the presentation of artworks that
take place in the space of the city. Events will therefore be centered
around two modes of presentation:

1 // T A L K S:

Artists and researchers will give presentations about past works, works in
progress, or works that will be included in the event portion of
Pre/amble, from a broad range of media and subject matter including but
not limited to mapping, mobile technologies, digital/analogue hybrids,
experimental cartography, data movement, moblogging, WiFi,
warchalking/wardriving, interventions in public space, audio works, or
other fields of art as they intersect with situationist action and/or

2 // W A L K S :

Artists and researchers will present works that engage participants in
projects or experiments that take place in public urban spaces, whether
performative events, d=E9rives, fieldwork, tours, audio installations,
participatory actions, GPS drawing, generative and/or algorithmic walks,
or other kinds of events as they intersect with situationist action and/or

Projects may fall into one or both of these categories. Please send
project proposals to kate {AT} katearmstrong.com until October 12, 2003.

Pre/amble is presented by Upgrade 2.0, Special Airplane, and the
WesternFront Artist Run Centre.

Pre/amble will take place November 1 - 2,  2003 in and around Western
Front Artist Run Centre at 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, Canada.

To join the mailing list please email kate {AT} katearmstrong.com. For updates,
including information about the opening reception and a schedule of
events, please visit http://specialairplane.org.


Message: 3
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 13:19:25 -0500
From: "A Virtual Memorial" <nc-agricowi {AT} netcologne.de>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [call] Update: Call for entries: Rainforest
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
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A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial Project against the Forgetting and for Humanity

calls artists for contributing to
Rainforest Memorial - 5 minutes before 12  - Memorial for the protection
and preservation of the natural environment on Earth and its inhabitants
Deadline: 20 November for launch on 1 December

Sometimes, when there are new horror news about the environmental
situation on Earth, sometimes when we hear one of our favorite animals or
plants are threatened with instinction, be honest, most of us swear to
become active somehow in order to do something for the preservation of our
natural enviroment, but when these reports are out of news, the daily life
goes on as if nothing had happened.

The Rainforest as one of the most important and endangered natural
environments represents a symbol for the entire threatened nature and the
indigenous peoples who are living in,  each of these enviroments are much
closer to us than we think. The human himself is said to be his biggest
enemy, so it is up to all of us to protect the world we are living in and
safe and preserve it for future generations to prevent such negative
effects of globalization as exploitation of the natural resources through
globally operating companies, for instance,  which work only for their
private or corporate profit on short notice, but not for longterm social
and public benefit.

The Rainforest Memorial would like to invite artists of all genres and
media but also any other people who feel solidarian
to take another short second of responsability by contributing an artwork,
a private or political statement etc and express this way the active
solidarity against the insane destruction
of the natural environment on Earth.

Art, as such, cannot change the world, but art can support the will to
make the changes, changes which are necassary for mankind to survive in an
environment which is worth to be living in.

Please submit your work or statement in one of the following digital file

URL of an existing net-based work
text: .plain email or .txt
image: .jpg, .gif, png
            max size 800x600 pixels and 200 Kb
movie: .mov (Quicktime), rm,ram (Real Video)
           .swf (Flash), .dcr (Shockwave)
           max. size 1MB

All serious submissions will be included.

Please send your submission together with your
First and family name, email address and homepage URL
to rainforestmemorial {AT} a-virtual-memorial.org

Deadline 20 November, if you want to be included when the project is
launched onlne on 1 December afterwards the project will be ongoing and
submission will be included immediately.

Visit also the
Memorial for the Victims of Terror

Memorial for the Victims of Aids

[R]-[R]-[F] Festival

Memorial Project against the Forgetting and for Humanity


Message: 4
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 15:05:12 -0500
From: "Michael H Goldhaber" <mgoldh {AT} well.com>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [pub] Socialism on (or in) the Internet
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <200309202005.h8KK5Cl30772 {AT} 4h139119.aspadmin.net>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII


A draft version of my new article  "Values, Technology, the Internet, and
a New Opening for Humane Socialism," is now available for your perusal


comments are most welcome.


Michael H. Goldhaber

mgoldh {AT} well.com


Message: 5
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 15:18:59 -0500
From: "Eric Kluitenberg" <epk {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: <nettime-ann> Globalisation versus Artistic Diversity
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <200309202018.h8KKIxt31356 {AT} 4h139119.aspadmin.net>
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September 25/26/27, 2003 / 20.00 hrs / Conference & Public Debates
De Balie, Amsterdam


Economic Globalisation versus Artistic Diversity Worldwide

While in Cancun and elsewhere in the so-called "Doha Round", in the
context of the WTO-lead free trade negotiations, the liberalisation of
cultural home markets is advocated, many countries are simultaneously
mobilising resources to establish and implement a Convention on Cultural
Diversity within the context of UNESCO. This raises many questions: Why is
the on-going debate about economic globalisation of crucial importance for
the arts and the cultural sector - also in countries like The Netherlands?
Why is the debate on regulation, protection, and liberalisation of
artistic production worldwide so important for development issues? Does
the debate about the protection of local cultural home markets only serve
the protection and preservation of local cultures, or does the debate also
serve other economic or political interests?

In De Balie, centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam, a special
three-day international working conference is convened, in which a
majority of non-western specialists will take part to address these
questions. The conference is combined with three public evening debates in
the main hall of De Balie, starting at 20.00 hrs and also presented live
via the internet.
( http://www.balie.nl/live )

The conference and the debates have a two-fold strategic goal.
Internationally, the conference intends to give new impetus to the
discussion about the creation and implementation of a convention to
protect and enhance local artistic diversity. This Convention on Cultural
Diversity can be seen as an analogue to the existing Convention on
Bio-Diversity. At the national level the organisers wish to start the
debate about the fragile position of the Netherlands cultural sector
vis-a-vis the international context of free-trade negotiations, and the
international pressure for opening up cultural home markets. The
legitimacy of many of the current policy instruments, including the famous
system of cultural subsidies and stimulation programs, are fundamentally
questioned in these negotiations, yet critical debate about this is
absolutely absent in The Netherlands.

The conference is organised at the instigation of Joost Smiers, at the
occasion of the publication of his book "Arts under Pressure - Promoting
Cultural Diversity in the Age of Globalization", which appeared recently
with Zed Books in London.

PDF description for download here:

- - - - - - E V E N I N G  D E B A T E S - - - - - -

Debate I:
Thursday September 25, 2003 - 20.00 hrs
De Balie - Grote Zaal

The primary goal of the first evening is to clarify why there is a problem
in the relationship between economic globalisation and local artistic
diversity. How to prevent the concentration of distribution channels
(media, film, music, image distribution) in the hands of only a few
multinational publishers conglomerates? Why should culture, be lifted out
of the WTO t


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