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Today's Topics:

   1. [event] [Amsterdam] 'A Decade of Webdesign'
      (Institute of Network Cultures)
   2. [list] the Sarai Urban Study Group List, India (Curt Gambetta)
   3. 	[event] [Berlin] Superfactory(TM)  {AT}  hack.it.art - Berlin
      (e {AT} various-euro.com)
   4. [art] nznl.com digest Dec 30, 2004 - Jan 5, 2005 (Geert Dekkers)
   5. [event] [Amsterdam feb12] PRECAIR FORUM: flexible
      labour/migration/the city (geert)
   6. [news] new radio product (Doug Henwood)
   7. [call] [site] Meta-CC.net: Launch imminent, call for
      participants/contributors (alex killough)
   8. [link] o:ecs (noemata {AT} kunst.no)
   9. [event] [Barcelona] CONVERSATION METANARRATIVE(S)?
      (Raquel Herrera)


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 13:43:11 -0600
From: "Institute of Network Cultures" <info {AT} networkcultures.org>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [event] [Amsterdam] 'A Decade of Webdesign'
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
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A Decade of Webdesign
Two day international conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Friday 21 and Saturday 22 January, 2005.
More information & registration at www.decadeofwebdesign.org 
Entrance fee (including lunch):
30 euros per day / 50 euros for two days,
Students: 17,50 / 30 euros
Make web history at www.designtimeline.org!

Piet Zwart Institute, MA Media Design Research, Rotterdam
Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam (www.networkcultures.org)
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (www.stedelijk.nl)

Conference Programme:

10:20 Doors Open

10:45 Introduction to the conference by Geert Lovink

11:00 Histories of Web Design
with: Adrian Mackenzie, Peter Lunenfeld, Franziska Nori
chair: Matthew Fuller
What do technical and cultural historians, or those active in the world 
of museums, propose as ways to make an account of the last decade?

13:00 Lunch break & Timeline Hot Spots

14:00 Distributed Design
with: John Chris Jones, Olia Lialina, Hayo Wagenaar
chair: Femke Snelting
The web amplified an explosion of non-professional design. This panel 
will ask what happens to design once it becomes a non-specialist network


16:00 Tea break & Timeline Hot Spots

16:30 Meaning Structures
with: Steven Pemberton, Angela Beesley, Schoenerwissen/OfCD
Moderator: Richard Rogers
As automated site-design becomes increasingly important, the history of 
the interweaving of technology and culture up to the point of semantic
engineering is mapped out.

18:00 End

18:30 Conference dinner at the Westergasterras

10.30 Doors open

11:00 Digital Work
with: Danny O'Brien, Michael Indergaard, Rosalind Gill
Moderator: Geert Lovink
Can we redesign work? From economics, sociology and design, key 
observers and critics of the changing patterns of work in web design will
on the decade and encourage you to have your say.

13:00 Lunchbreak & Timeline Hot Spots

14:00 Modeling the User
with: Helen Petrie, Geke van Dijk, Peter Luining
Moderator: Caroline Nevejan
Creativity and usability have often been set up as the two key poles of 
web design. This panel asks instead for a more sophisticated narrative
about  the change in understanding of user needs and desires over the
last ten  years.

16:00 Tea break & Timeline Hot Spots

16:30 Plenary Session
With all speakers.

18:00 - 19:30 Drinks at Club 11

Don't forget to register at www.decadeofwebdesign.org
Also, please check the resource section for interviews with Max Bruinsma

and Luna Maurer, and extended bios of the speakers, by INC researcher
Batic. http://www.decadeofwebdesign.org/resource.html

Sabine Niederer
Institute of Network Cultures
sabine [at] networkcultures.org


Message: 2
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 13:44:33 -0600
From: "Curt Gambetta" <cugambetta {AT} yahoo.com>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [list] the Sarai Urban Study Group List, India
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <E1Cn02D-0006vX-8p {AT} mutation.designafternext.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

Dear Friends,

We would like to announce the Urban Study Group
mailing list for research and discussions on urbanism
in South Asia. The South Asian metropolis, like many
other global cities, has been rapidly remade in the
past fifteen years. The urban environment has
experienced dizzying shifts in regimes of property,
notions of citizenship/urban politics, and the very
physical familiarity of the street or neighborhood.
Just as we witness the new elite urbanism of malls,
multiplex cinemas, and gated residential communities,
we also observe growing counter claims to urban
territory in a politics that is rooted in daily life.
In what ways do people make claims to the city? What
challenges do new forms of urbanism and urban politics
pose to existing understandings of the city?

There are many forums of discussion currently taking
place in India and abroad on the city and its many
processes. We hope this list will build on these
existing local networks of researchers, students and
practitioners. We are also seeking dialogue from other
Asian and Third World contexts in order to generate
new inquiries and draw critical linkages between
analogous urban experiences.


This list is a member of Sarai.net, based in Delhi.
For more information on Sarai?s mailing lists and
programs, please see:



Curt Gambetta and Solomon Benjamin, list
administrators, Bangalore, India. 


Message: 3
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2005 19:15:26 -0600
From: <e {AT} various-euro.com>
Subject: <nettime-ann> 	[event] [Berlin] Superfactory(TM)  {AT} 
	hack.it.art - Berlin
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <E1Cno9W-0001vk-Ij {AT} mutation.designafternext.com>
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  ..  Superfactory(TM)

                     "The problem is NOT copyright or licences, stupid!
                     It's production!"

 {AT}  hack.it.art
Italian Hacktivism and Net Culture Event
Exhibition and Event
presented by AHA - Activism-Hacking-Artivism
14th January - 27th February 2005

 {AT}  hack.it.art - opening - friday - 14.01.2005 - 19:00 hrs
 {AT}  Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin

You can participate in the super factory in 5 easy steps:
(0) As a prosumer you get a bag with a manual and a map,
     and an original audio-cd with rip-material.
(1) Play the ASCII MEMEX Game - "Be A Winner!"
     and get an antenna for your own Mini-FM transmitter.
(2) Join the DIY building of Mini-FM kits at the workshop.
(3) Make up your own pirate radio station and broadcast on
     your own MHz-frequenzy your private/public underground radioshow.
(4) Meet, connect, share and mix with the others at the Plug-in Party.
     (Don't) bring your favourite gadget: MP3/CD/USB-Stick/USB-Drive/
(5) You are live on Superfactory Channel TV.

by pi-radio & displaced dilemma


is sponsored by idn Marketing Service Klaus Steputat


Message: 4
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2005 19:20:34 -0600
From: "Geert Dekkers" <geert {AT} nznl.com>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [art] nznl.com digest Dec 30, 2004 - Jan 5,
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <E1CnoEU-0001z5-Gj {AT} mutation.designafternext.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

nznl.com digest Dec 30, 2004 - Jan 5, 2005

Dec 30, 2004

Dec 31, 2004
(untitled flash movie)

Jan 1, 2005

Jan 2, 2005
(untitled drawing)

Jan 3, 2005
(untitled fireworks file)

Jan 4, 2005
(untitled quicktime vr movie)

Jan 5, 2005


Message: 5
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2005 19:17:19 -0600
From: "geert" <geert {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [event] [Amsterdam feb12] PRECAIR FORUM:
	flexible	labour/migration/the city
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <E1CnoBL-0001w0-Ee {AT} mutation.designafternext.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

Flexmens, Greenpepper Project and SearchWeb present:
PRECAIR FORUM: flexible labour/migration/the city
A one-day series of forums and workshops examining the precarisation of
everyday life within and beyond the Netherlands ? intersecting the
changing nature of work (flex/temp/contingent) and production
(knowledge-based and immaterial), migration and informal economies, and
new strategies for metropolitan struggles.
Issues include: flexibilisation, social exclusion, migration and
illegalisation, urban regeneration and gentrification, tactics for
re-appropriating the city, organising toward EuroMayDay 2005 and
demanding social rights to open citizenship, housing and income and
Featuring: (to be confirmed): local groups such as Vrije Ruimte, OKIA,
SASH, NextGenderation and international speakers including Precarias a
la Deriva (Madrid, Spain), Maurizio Lazzarato (France), London
Particular (London, UK), and P2P Fightsharing (Rome, Italy) and more
When: 12 February 2005, 14:00 ? 19:00
Where: Plantage Doklaan 12, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Forum is free, but email <contact {AT} precairforum.nl> to register.
For more information and updates, see http://www.precairforum.nl/ or go
to our wiki page at www.greenpeppermagazine.org/process
Recent years have seen the rise of a knowledge-based economy based on
immaterial production (of information and services etc) and flexible
labour. This economy is one that requires us to permanently school
ourselves, to adapt and move to its rhythms - animated as these are (it
is said) by technology, innovation and other codewords for permanent
improvement. Yet, as is clear to those put to work in it, it is an
economy that operates by producing various kinds of ?precarity? - or
social and economic insecurity ? as a structural feature of everyday
Precarity ? which literally means to be continually uncertain of your
own future  - and the neoliberal organisation of work are tightly
interconnected.  Whether as legal or illegalised migrants, as unemployed
workers without welfare-state guarantees or as freelancers, temps,
part-timers, students or flexworkers, ?flexibility? means the permanent
fragility of one?s income, job or housing. 
It is migrants, undocumented and illegalised workers that
disproportionately bear the burden of precarisation. From factory work
to agricultural production, domestic labour to sex work, irregular work
through familial networks to various forms of self-employment, migrant
workers are forced to endure a situation of perpetual social and job
insecurity - that is neither temporary nor exceptional ? under the
continual threat of blackmail, detention or expulsion. Yet traditional
unionization and appeals to citizenship rights are failing to resolve
these problems, and there is a pressing need to forge new strategies.
And so we find ourselves in a precarious city - a metropolis shaped by
processes of gentrification, social exclusion, speculation and mobility,
while marked by the erosion of public space, privatization of social
housing, by displacement and eviction.  Yet, in the Netherlands, the
term ?precarity? is little known and rarely used by those most affected
by the worst excesses of neoliberalism.
Across the rest of Europe, various groups have used the idea of
precarity tomake connections between conflicts and to allow them to
communicate and circulate. For example, in France it is ?intermittents?
(temp workers in the cultural industries), ?sans-papiers? (undocumented
workers) and ?chomeurs? (unemployed) who recognise themselves in each
others? struggles and situations. In Spain and Italy a number of groups
are campaigning around the issue of precarity, such as the flexworkers?
syndicate Chainworkers (Milan) and the research collective Precarias a
la Deriva (Madrid). In 2004, the First of May was celebrated in Milan
and Barcelona by 100.000 people protesting against their precarity and
exploitation in the so-called "flexible, modern" neoliberal economy
The Precair Forum 


Message: 6
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 09:33:39 -0600
From: "Doug Henwood" <dhenwood {AT} panix.com>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [news] new radio product
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <E1Co1Y3-0007km-0n {AT} mutation.designafternext.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

Finally, after a long postscript-writing and holiday merrymaking, 
five shows have been freshly posted to my radio archive 
<http://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html>. They are:

December 30, 2004 Leslie McCall, professor of sociology & women's 
studies at Rutgers, on inequality in the U.S.

December 23, 2004 Maya Rockeymoore of the Congressional Black Caucus 
Foundation, on Social Security privatization's risk to black 
Americans * Merrill Goozner, author of The $800 Million Pill, on the 
Vioxx recall and related matters

December 9, 2004 Bertha Lewis, co-chair of the Working Families 
Party, on their major role in raising the New York State minimum wage 
and lowering maximum drug sentences * Jamie Galbraith on the U.S. 
dollar and such

November 18, 2004 Nomi Prins, author of Other People's Money, on Wall 
Street & corporate American in the 1990s * Anatol LIeven, author of 
America Right or Wrong, on American nationalism

November 11, 2004 Christian Parenti, author of The Freedom: Shadows & 
Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq, on his reporting in Afghanistan and 

They join:

* Chalmers Johnson on the U.S. empire
* Jagdish Bhatwati on globalization
* Bill Fletcher on war and peace
* Slavoj Zizek on war, imperialism, and fantasy
* Naomi Klein on Argentina and the arrested political development of 
the global justice movement
* Ralph Nader, at the Council on Foreign Relations, on foreign policy
* Susie Bright on sex and politics
* Richard Burkholder of Gallup on that firm's Iraq polls
* Anatol Lieven on Iraq
* Cynthia Enloe on masculinity in the Bush administration (and oil)
* Laura Flanders on Bushwomen
* Carlos Mejia, deserter from Iraq
* Norman Kelley on the crisis in black politics
* Joseph Stiglitz on the IMF and the Wall St-Treasury axis
* Lisa Jervis on feminism & pop culture
* Joel Schalit on anti-Semitism
* Robert Fatton on Haiti
* Gary Younge on a foreign journalist's view of the U.S.
* Ursula Huws on work and why capitalism has avoided crisis
* Michael Albert on participatory economics (parecon)
* Marta Russell on the UN conference on disability
* Corey Robin on the neocons
* Sara Roy on the Palestinian economy
* Michael Hardt on Empire (several times, the last June 2004)
* Judith Levine on kids & sex
* Walden Bello on the World Social Forum and alternative development
* Christopher Hitchens on Orwell and his new political affiliations


Message: 7
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 09:35:34 -0600
From: "alex killough" <alexkillough {AT} yahoo.com>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [call] [site] Meta-CC.net: Launch imminent,
	call for	participants/contributors
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <E1Co1Zu-0007mr-Cq {AT} mutation.designafternext.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

Meta-CC.net Progress Report
January 7, 2005 - the innerweb of conglomco

Meta-cc is a project deisgned to allow for realtime, dynamic commentary
creation, criticising mainstream television news.

Meta-cc is in its final phases of testing and integration. Conglomco
estimates a full launch of the Meta-cc engine by mid-January/early
February 2005. Currently we have a fully functioning searchable
rss-cache, a user editable keyword database, and have implemented
functioning video streaming solutions. For more information about the
project and how all of this relates, visit http://meta-cc.net

In preparation for the site launch, we would like to invite early
adopters to participate by adding to our database their blogs, the
blogs of those they admire/despise, and keywords they feel appropriate
to properly parse the murky waters of cable news.

Interested parties should contact one of the project leaders from the
contacts page
at http://meta-cc.net



Message: 8
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:50:44 -0600
From: <noemata {AT} kunst.no>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [link] o:ecs
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <E1CoQAG-0001lN-RD {AT} mutation.designafternext.com>
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log isbn 82-92428-10-0


Message: 9
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:52:41 -0600
From: "Raquel Herrera" <rahefe {AT} hotmail.com>
Subject: <nettime-ann> [event] [Barcelona] CONVERSATION
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Message-ID: <E1CoQC9-0001mn-8T {AT} mutation.designafternext.com>
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The Vth Symposium on Art & Multimedia/Metanarrative(s)? will be held soon

(28th-29th January 2005, Barcelona, Spain).

As a "warm-up exercise", we the coordinators of the symposium (media art

historian and curator Antoni Mercader + me) have published an online 
conversation about the origin of the symposium and the term 

Please check it at> http://metanarratives.blogspot.com

You can also check the invited speakers 

Hoping to have your feedback about this project :>

Raquel Herrera


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