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tobias c. van Veen on Thu, 4 May 2006 09:54:51 +0200 (CEST)


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Greetings everyone:

.. & thanks for the flood of responses we have received over the past few weeks.
We are quickly shaping up this event, which is emerging on its own accord as a
convergence of social networks: a trickle of Nettimers and Nettime-stalwarts
appears to be overshadowed by a greater interest from a broader community of
"newer" "new" media arts and tactical media practitioners who "have heard of"
Nettime but thought it dead.[1] We have thus considered subtitling this gathering
"CRITICAL PRACTICE RESUSCITATON" or CPR for short. And yes, this is all in some
humour.

As a condition of acceptance to present their work and partake, the broader
interested world are subscribing to Nettime. So welcome, new Nettimers. This list
is *also* yours.

Those who have besieged us are chomping at the bit and we are letting it / them /
this swarm take control. But those of you with busy schedules and probable
terminal fatigue are not to be outdone: among others, David Garcia & Ted Byfield
will be in attendance (and we thank them greatly) and others are confirming and
have expressed their interest (we don't want to overdo it, so names withheld for
now, although if Nina Czegledy can somehow make it in a record -smashing drive
from Toronto after flying in from Europe on the 29th, she'll be in promised
attendance..). But what is it with the "names" of Nettime anyhow? Don't we all get
"names" in ideal Internet Land? Part of our mission with this event has become to
refocus the spotlight and to increase its horizon until something of the backstage
and the audience and the wings are illuminated. It's a little Brecht, but it's
fun.

Well, enough poetry. An "official call" for an event not less than 27 days away is
below. Get to Montreal anyway you can, and we will accomodate you.

One week from now (approx.) we will announce the programme.

yours,

    the ever-growing pulsating Montreal localized Nettime contingent


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION & WORKS  /
APPELE POUR SOUMISSIONS DE PARTICIPATION ET TRAVAUX
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[english below]

Le Upgrade Montr=E9al invite des soumissions pour la premi=E8re rencontre de
Nettime nord-am=E9ricaine qui aura lieu mardi le 30 mai 2006 =E0 la Soci=E9t=E9 des
Arts et Technologies (SAT) =E0 Montr=E9al.

Nettime.org est depuis longtemps le point focal du indymedia global, net-art, les
medias tactiques et les arts technologiques. Depuis 1994, sa liste de diffusion,
ses discussions sur ligne et hors ligne, publications, et rencontres ont
galvanis=E9 une quantit=E9s de r=E9seaux globaux ainsi que leur= s pratiquants.
__Cella-=E9tant dis, quel est le r=F4le continue et l=B9impacte de Nettime de nos
jours_?

En 2006, le Upgrade Montr=E9al accueil Nettime =E0 Montr=E9al pour une premi=E8re
rencontre en Am=E9rique du Nord. La rencontre inaugura aussi l=B9=E9dition 2006 d=
u festival des arts digitaux de Mutek. =C9tant un n=A6ud de Upgrade International=
, un r=E9seau amateur d=B9art technologique en expansion, une s=E9rie de questions
seront pos=E9es =E0 l=B9=E9gard du futur de Nettime: qui sont les nouveaux
participants, et qu=B9elles sont les nouvelles directions prises par les medias
tactiques?

APP=C8LE. Le Upgrade invite des artistes en medias et technologie =E0 participe= r
dans des r=E9seaux de personnes =E0 travers des discussions, interventions,
installations, pr=E9sentations et performances. UNE JOURN=C9E AU COMPLET
d=B9=E9v=E8nements aura lieu =E0 la SAT. =20 Sujets / th=E8mes potentiels: =20 -
discussions & consid=E9rations de la politique des technologies, ses pratiques et
philosophies. - d=E9monstration d=B9une pratique des arts technologiques
(d=E9monstration, pr=E9sentation, performance); interventions. - le r=F4le des
m=E9dias tactiques au 21 si=E8cle : qu=B9est ce que c=B9est une tactique? Qu=B9est
ce que sont les nouveaux m=E9dias au =AB 21C =BB? - quels sont les nouvelles
r=E9seaux & comment op=E8rent-ils? - accueillir des nouvelles perspectives sur le
"vieux internet" - quel est l=B9avenir (et les =E0-venir/s) de Nettime?

L=B9=E9v=E9nement sera GRATUIT et toute participation est volontaire. Toute
proposition raisonnable sera accept=E9e du moment o=F9 il reste encore de la
place.=20 =20 Contactez: tobias  {AT}  sat . qc . ca Date: Mardi, 30 mai, 2006 Lieu:
SAT, Montr=E9al, 1195 St. Laurent.

[plus d'infos au-dessous]


-- [english] --

The Upgrade Montreal invites submissions for the first North_American
Nettime Gathering to be held Tuesday May 30th 2006 at the Society for Arts
and Technology (SAT) in Montreal.

Nettime.org has long been the focal point of global indymedia, net-art, tactical
media and the technology arts. Since 1994 its mailing lists, onlin= e and offline
discussions, publications and gatherings have galvanized a flurry of global
networks and their practitioners. __But what is the continuing role and impact of
Nettime today_?

In 2006, the Upgrade Montreal welcomes Nettime to Montreal for the first ever
flesh-meeting in North America. The Gathering will also launch the 200= 6 edition
of the Mutek festival of digital culture. As a node in the expanding, grassroots
technology arts network Upgrade International, it poses a series of questions to
the future of Nettime: _who are the new practitioners & what are the new
directions in tactical media_? =20 CALL. The Upgrade invites media and technology
artists to participate in this meeting of peopled networks with talks,
interventions, installations, presentations and performances. A FULL DAY of events
will take place at the SAT. =20 Potential topics / themes: =20 - discussions &
considerations of technology politics, practice & philosoph= y - one's technology
arts practice (demonstration, presentation, performance) - interventions. of all
kinds & shapes. - the role of tactical media in the 21C - what is a tactic? what
is =B3new=B2 media in the 21C? - what are the new networks & how do they operate?
- welcoming new perspectives on the "old internet" - what are the futures of
Nettime's legacy? =20 The event will be FREE & all participation is voluntary. Any
reasonable proposal accepted while supplies last (spaces, that is). =20 Contact:
tobias  {AT}  sat . qc . ca Date: Tuesday, May 30th, 2006 Location: SAT, Montreal, 1195
St. Laurent.

[more info below]

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Links:

[ http://theupgrade.sat.qc.ca ] _the Upgrade MTL
[ http://sat.qc.ca ] _ SAT
[ http://theupgrade.net ] _Upgrade International
[ http://www.nettime.org ]_ Nettime.org
[ http://www.mutek.ca ]_ Mutek.ca

"Upgrade Montreal is generously supported by The Society for Arts and
Technology (SAT), through the networks of the Upgrade International, the
various partners we work with, the artists who donate their time and the
personal energies of its organiser triumvirate."

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Le mardi, 30 mai 2006, Upgrade Montr=E9al sera l=B9h=F4te de la premi=E8re
rencontr= e nord-am=E9ricaine de la liste de diffusion internationale <nettime>.
Depuis 1995, Nettime a servi de point de rencontre important pour la discussion et
la critique de la culture du Net et de l=B9art, des technologies et de la
politique, d=E9veloppant ainsi une expression de cette culture sous le nom de
=B3net.criticism.=B2 En plus de sept langues diff=E9rentes, Nettime a servi de
banc d=B9essai pour de nombreux textes de th=E9orie contemporaine et d=B9=A6uvres
artistiques des nouveaux m=E9dias. En 2006, Nettime c=E9l=E8bre son 11e
anniversaire, fort d=B9une d=E9cennie de publications, d=B9interventions et de
d=E9bats. =20 Membres du public, artistes, th=E9oriciens, auteurs, codeurs, et
curieux de tous genres sont les bienvenu(e)s =E0 cette s=E9rie de conf=E9rences,
de panels e= t d=B9ateliers qui seront suivis d=B9une soir=E9e de musique et de
performance d=E9di=E9es =E0 Nettime, ses membres, ses =A6uvres, ses pass=E9s et
ses futurs. Des membres internationaux de Nettime seront de la partie, ainsi que
des mod=E9rateurs de liste. Nettime est une liste ouverte et cet =E9v=E9nement est
ouvert au public =20 <nettime> n=B9est pas seulement une liste de diffusion, mais
un v=E9ritable effort collectif =E0 la formulation d=B9un discours international
et en r=E9seau qui ne fait pas la promotion d=B9une euphorie dominante (afin de
vendre des produits) ni ne perp=E9tue un pessimisme cynique r=E9pandu par des
journalistes et des intellectuels des =8Cvieux=B9 m=E9dias qui ont tendance =E0
g=E9n=E9raliser les =8Cnouveaux=B9 m=E9dias avec une compr=E9hension vague de
leurs aspects communicatifs. Nous avons produit, et continuerons de produire, des
livres, des manuels et des sites web en diverses langues pour qu=B9une critique
=8Cimmanente=B9 du Net circule =E0 la fois enligne et hors-ligne. =20 La formation
du groupe Nettime date du printemps 1995. Une premi=E8re rencontre intitul=E9e
<nettime> s=B9est tenue en juin 1995, =E0 la Biennale de Venise, faisant partie de
l=B9=E9v=E9nement du Club Berlin. La liste en tant que telle a d=E9but=E9 ses
activit=E9s =E0 l=B9automne cette ann=E9e-l=E0. Une premi=E8re compilation sur
papier est apparue en janvier 1996, =E0 la deuxi=E8me =E9dition d= e
l=B9=E9v=E9nement Next Five Minutes (la sois-disante s=E9rie ZKP). La liste a
organis=E9 sa propre conf=E9rence en mai 1997 =E0 Ljubljana et =E9tait intitul=E9e
=8CThe Beauty and the East=B9. Une anthologie de 556 pages est sortie en 1999 :
Readme! Ascii Culture and the Revenge of Knowledge (Autonomedia: New York (ISBN:
1570270899)). =20 <The Upgrade> est un r=E9seau international et =E9mergent de
n=A6uds autonomes unis par l=B9art, la technologie et un engagement =E0 faire le
pont entre divisions culturelles. Upgrade Montr=E9al est organis=E9 par tobias c.
van Veen= , Sophie Le-Phat Ho et Anik Fournier, et a pr=E9sent=E9 au cours des
deux derni=E8res ann=E9es divers =E9v=E9nements liant culture num=E9rique et arts
technologiques, des nouveaux m=E9dias au net-art, de la musique =E9lectronique =
=E0 la performance, d=B9un =E9v=E9nement b=E9n=E9fice, =E9clectique et politique,
pour le Critical Art Ensemble =E0 une c=E9l=E9bration sous-z=E9ro de la F=EAte de
l=B9Art. Upgrade Montr=E9al est produit par la SAT (Soci=E9t=E9 des arts
technologiques) e= t collabore avec une vari=E9t=E9 d=B9organismes dont Studio XX,
La Centrale, terminus1525.ca, OBORO et Hexagram, entre autres. Upgrade est n=E9 en
1999, =E0 New York City, avec des rencontres r=E9guli=E8res de commissaires et
d=B9artistes des nouveaux m=E9dias, organis=E9es par Yael Kanarek. Upgrade New
York est devenu partenaire de Eyebeam en 2000, et en 2004, Upgrade devient une
entit= =E9 internationale avec les villes de Vancouver et de Montr=E9al se
joignant au r=E9seau, suivis par plus d=B9une douzaine de villes =E0 travers le
monde en 2005 (et =E7a continue!). La premi=E8re Rencontre Internationale Upgrade
a eu lieu e= n septembre 2005, au Eyebeam (NYC), avec la participation de
repr=E9sentants de chaque n=A6ud. =20 =20 --- [info - english] --- =20 On Tuesday,
May 30th 2006 the Upgrade Montr=E9al will bring together the firs= t North
American gathering of the global mailing list, <nettime>. Since 1995, Nettime has
been a focal point for discussion and criticism of internet culture and art,
technologies and politics, developing an expression of Net culture known as
"net.criticism." In over seven languages, Nettime has served as the testing ground
for numerous texts and artistic works of new media and contemporary theory. In
2006, Nettime celebrates its 11th birthda= y against the backdrop of over a decade
of publications, interventions and debates.=20 =20 Members of the public, artists,
theorists, writers, codemonkeys and the curious are welcome to attend a series of
talks, panels and workshops followed by an evening of music and performance
devoted to Nettime, its members, it works, its pasts and its futures.
International members of Nettime will be in attendance including list moderators.
Nettime is an open list and this event is open to all of the public! =20 <nettime>
is not just a mailing list but an effort to formulate an international, networked
discourse that neither promotes a dominant euphori= a (to sell products) nor
continues the cynical pessimism, spread by journalists and intellectuals in the
'old' media who generalize about 'new' media with no clear understanding of their
communication aspects. We have produced, and will continue to produce books,
readers, and web sites in various languages so an 'immanent' net critique will
circulate both on- and offline. =20 The formation of the Nettime group goes back
to spring 1995. A first meetin= g called <nettime> was organized in June 1995, at
the Venice Bienale, as a part of the Club Berlin event. The list itself took off
in the Fall. A firs= t compilation on paper appeared in January 1996, at the
second Next Five Minutes events (the so-called ZKP series). The list organized its
own conference in Ljubljana in May 1997, called 'The Beauty and the East'. A 55= 6
pages nettime anthology came out in 1999: Readme! Ascii Culture and the Revenge of
Knowledge (Autonomedia: New York (ISBN: 1570270899)). =20 <The Upgrade> is an
international, emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and
a commitment to bridging cultural divides. Upgrade Montreal is organised by tobias
c. van Veen, Sophie Le-Phat Ho and Anik Fournier, and over the past two years has
featured diverse events bridging digital culture and the technology arts, from new
media and net-ar= t to electronic music and performance, from an eclectic
political benefit for Critical Art Ensemble to a subzero celebration of Art's
Birthday. The Upgrade Montr=E9al is produced by SAT and collaborates with various
organisations including Studio XX, La Centrale, terminus1525.ca, OBORO and
Hexagram among others. The Upgrade began in 1999 with a regular gathering o= f new
media artists and curators in New York City organised by Yael Kanarek. Upgrade New
York partnered with Eyebeam in 2000, and in 2004 the Upgrade went international
with Vancouver and Montreal joining the network, followe= d by over a dozen
worldwide locations in 2005 (and growing!). The first Upgrade International
Gathering was held September 2005 in NYC at Eyebeam with representatives from each
global node. =20 =3D=3D

 [1] (Sometimes I almost believe in digital death, considering the lack of
discussion of anything fleshtime on Nettime to do with its body or rather
em-bodies (tempting to say corps/e, isn't it?). But even that will be a topic of
discussion on May 30th. Watch out Nettime: you might find yourself skinned alive &
transformed in the wetworld by the time this digital gathering is over, facelifted
with a new list offline that overtakes "the list serves" (to sample a phrase from
Ken Werbin))..





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