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NETTIME'S WEEKLY ANNOUNCER - every friday into your inbox
calls-symposia-websites-campaigns-books-lectures-meetings
send your PR to sandra.fauconnier@rug.ac.be in time!
0.......1........2........3........4........5........6

1...radioqualia...........3space solvent on streaming daisies
2...m@....................new issue of Switch now online
3...Blank&Jeron...........sero
4...David Mandl...........Resonance FM: Call for Proposals
5.........................National minorities in Vojvodina
6...ARKzin Zagreb.........Demonstrations
7...Lars Erik Holmquist...Workshop call: The Future of Fun
8...jason@artec.org.uk....intergalactic conference
9...Matthew Smith
10..Octavian Esanu........festival in moldova (may 10-15)


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From: r  a  d  i  o  q  u  a  l  i  a <radioqualia@va.com.au>
Subject: 3space solvent on streaming daisies : r  a  d  i  o  q  u  a  l
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PITCH SHIFTS ON:

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* Streaming Daisies*
Georgie Knight with Rumble + 3space solvent
Tuesday 3 March, 10:30pm - 12:30am Australian EST

Dreaming Daisies is broadcast on 3d Radio in Adelaide
Netcast (as streaming daisies) on r   a   d   i   o   q   u   a   l   i   a

A frozen cocktail of mango breakbeat rhythms from Dreaming Daisies
regulars, Rumble
+  ophiological aural fragments from mthomas and zyzx previewing the 3space
solvent sound events:

3space solvent
Vespina, Adelaide, Australia
Three nights of sonic experiments in the grey area between order and chaos.
Live on r  a  d  i  o  q  u  a  l  i  a [text detail to follow soon]

* Tuesday 10 March
Matt Thomas and zyzx + buto performances by Sarah Neville

* Wednesday 11 March
open sonic systems, isomer_stream + buto performances by Sarah Neville

* Thursday 12 March
Brown Goldfish, Matt Thomas and zy-fi

http://rorschach.test.at/3ss

Streaming Daisies broadcasts the diversity of Adelaide's DJs and
encompasses most electronica and obscuria.  For over eight years its FM
equivalant, Dreaming Daisies, has disseminated information, beats and
technosonic waves to Adelaide's vibrant electronic music community.


... and on wednesday we recall our recurring programme:

* Hydrogen Jukebox* Zina Kaye
Wednesday evenings, 9:00pm - 12:00am Australian EST

Hydrogen Jukebox is broadcast on eastside radio in Sydney
Netcast on  r   a   d   i   o   q   u   a   l   i   a.

Subliminal beats in an abstract landscape, the subtle clashing of cultural
rhythmns, a contained explosion of genuinely scientific material
meticulously collected from around the world, collided molecule by molecule
for a satisfying bang.
http://world.net/~zina/


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radioqualia@va.com.au
http://www.va.com.au/radioqualia


supported by virtual artists (VA)
http://www.va.com.au


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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 02:06:14 -0800 (PST)
From: "m@" <mhoessli@cadre.sjsu.edu>
To: nettime-l@Desk.nl
Subject: new issue of Switch now online.


The latest issue of Switch is now available online at:

http://switch.sjsu.edu

The current issue focuses on Art and the Military, and features an
interview with Manuel DeLanda.

==============================================================

Switch in Volume 3 Number 3 is proud to present an interview with
philosopher, technologist and former front-line artist Manuel DeLanda. In
his latest work, One Thousand Years of Non-Linear History, DeLanda
challenges methodologies that view history through the lens of
linguistics, texts, and economics by instead examining the relationship of
societies to the flow of matter, energy, information and the related
technological escalations. In his previous book, War in the Age of
Intelligent Machines, he had explored the life-like qualities of physical
phenomena at points of singularity, along with the mechanical physics of
military conflict viewed from various organizational levels, in order to
speculate the convergence of the biological phylum and machinic phylum in
a contingent and ultimately inseparable evolutionary complex. There are
interesting perspectives here for anyone interested in net.art, both
because the technology used derives from military origin, but also because
the art of the network is being created from within the same
human-machinic complex.

Just as success on the battlefield is increasingly mediated by intelligent
human/machinic/software combinations (cyborgs), so is success in high-tech
societies being dictated by a contingent yet unavoidable technological
determinism. The new cultural battlefield of electromagnetic waves,
jamming, sensors and deception is an unavoidable electronic plane which
intersects even the most ardent luddite, (remember how the unibomber's
manifesto was available on the internet before being published in the
press?) Clearly artists have both the responsibility and self-interest
necessitating involvement in the critical and technological development of
the digital network and electromagnetic spectrums; yet the existence of
structural/cultural barriers within the techno-human complex often prevent
the artist from attaining the capital or power to exert significant
influence except within the limited sphere(s) of the artworld.

Following this, Gary Singh's (M.A. 1997, Interdisciplinary Studies)
Cyberthugee and the Ridiculous World Order, suggests that artists and
others resist the decentralized power of late-capital by engaging in the
shadow tactics of ridicule and anonymity inspired by the Thugs in their
resistance to the centralized authority of British colonial rule. His
recommendation is that the 19th century tactics of assassination by
strangulation be replaced in the contemporary network context by character
assassination.

A very different strategy makes itself apparent in Monica Vasilescu's work
on artist Michael Naimark. Rather than lob ridicule-grenades from behind
the veil of the internet, Naimark has concentrated on a strategy of
infiltration and tactics of cooperation. Having worked for many high-tech
companies to produce art which also helps serve the development of
commercial technologies, Naimark is able to recount his experience from
the front-lines of silicon valley business culture.

Of course, as in the past, Switch has sought to clarify some of the
sensitive issues surrounding art and technology by providing our visitors
with useful links. In both versions v3n1 and v3n2 we collected
intelligence on web art; most succinctly culminating in the first Switch
Web Art Taxonomy (v3n2). We persist. The Taxonomy presented in the current
version has been curated by 1997 CADRE institute MFA graduate and current
art faculty member Jan Ekenberg.

Finally, we have many projects for you to infiltrate in the gallery.
Special mention should be made of the latest derivation of the
Stillman(tm) projects. With Stillman, CGI artist Lisa Jevbratt, (also a
1997 CADRE institute MFA graduate and current art faculty member),
captures the information generated as users navigate Switch and uses it to
provide alternate ways to consume the site, as well as tautological
visualizations wherein the site itself becomes a form of information
regarding its traversal.

Switch is the new media art journal of the CADRE Institute of the School
of Art and Design at San Jose State University. It is published on the Web
three times annually. We are interested in fostering a critical viewpoint
on issues and developments in the multiple crossovers between art and
technology.

Our main focus is on questioning and analyzing as well as reporting and
discussing these new art forms as they develop, in hopes of encouraging
dialogue and possible collaboration with others who are working on and
considering similar issues. Switch aims to critically evaluate
developments in art and technology in order to contribute to the formation
of alternative viewpoints with the intention of expanding the arena in
which new art and technology emerge.

http://switch.sjsu.edu/


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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 21:10:27 +0100
To: sandra.fauconnier@rug.ac.be
From: sero@sero.de (Blank&Jeron)
Reply: sero@sero.de
Subject: sero



 -- "Finally alone - now we do it at our own."


... former "Internationale Stadt Berlin"-members
Joachim Blank & Karl Heinz Jeron invite you to


------- http://sero.org ---------------------------
                              "DUMP YOUR TRASH !"



for further information ;-) have a look at http://sero.org/[*]
-------
A reply with "no" in the subject removes you from the list.

Donations are welcome
Blank&Jeron, sero@sero.org


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Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 14:21:35 -0500 (EST)
From: David Mandl <dmandl@panix.com>
To: nettime-l@Desk.nl
Subject: Resonance FM: Call for Proposals


The deadline for proposals is just one day away, but better late
than never...

-------------------------------------------

Resonance FM

Call for Proposals

In June-July 1998 LMC is staging Resonance FM - a 28 day, London-wide arts
radio station as part of the South Bank Centre's John Peel-curated Meltdown
Festival.

Besides curating the "greatest hits" of 60 years worth of artists
made-for-radio works LMC is also encouraging artists of all persuasions to
produce new recorded and live-to-air works.

LMC has a limited budget to pay for expenses and costs associated with
programmes and can provide limited access to its post-production facility
to edit down tapes.

The deadline for the return of the attached form is March 7th 1998.

Yours sincerely

Phil England & Ed Baxter
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Form: (Please duplicate this form if you are submitting more than one
programme idea).

Programme title:

Duration

Will the programme be pre-recorded or live-to-air?

Brief description of programme











Cost/ expenses (please itemise)





Post-production studio time required - estimate (if any)

I enclose my CV.
Other support material enclosed (please keep any recorded materials brief)


---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please return this form to:
Resonance FM
LMC
3.6 Lafone House
11-13 Leathermarket Street
London SE1 3HN
Tel: 0171-403-1922
Fax: 0171-403-1880
E-mail: lmcltd.demon.co.uk


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Approved: 30rOsen
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 21:02:38 +0100
From: "Stelios Mystakidis, AEGEE-Europe" <mc92063@central.ntua.gr>
Organization: Association des Etats Generaux des Etudiants de
l'Europe
To: nettime-l@Desk.nl
Subject: National minorities in Vojvodina

>   Hello dear European friends,
>
>          Conference "National minorities in Vojvodina"  will take
>   place from the 20-22 of march in Novi Sad. This project is going
>   to introduce this part of Europe and to answer all the question
>   and doubt young people from all over the Europe has about Balkan.
>
>          If you are interested to take part in this conference, you
>  going to learn something more about our National minorities, their
>  tradition, way of living, and if you don't have any idea about this
>  theme we hope that we are going interested you and going to come to
>  the next conference which we are hoping to organize.
>
>          During a three day conference you'll get a chance to find
>  out quite a lot about the chosen topic through lectures, workshop
>  sessions and field studies. Of course we won't forget about your
>  entertainment.  Hurry up with your applications because the number
>  of the participants is limited. Hope to see you in March.
>
>  PROGRAM (preliminary)
>  MINORITIES IN VOJVODINA
>
>  Thursday 19.03.1998.
>
>          Arrival of participants (dinner included)
>
>  Friday 20.03.1998.
>
>  09.00-09.30 Opening ceremony
>  09.30-10.15 Lecture by prof Sasa Kicosev
>                  "Historical movments"
>  10.30-11.15 Lecture by prof Vojislav Dimitijevic
>                  "Discrimination of minorities and European system
>                  for protection minorities from law point of wives"
>  11.30-12.15 Lecture by Dr. Alpar Losonc
>                  "Multuculturality and cultural penetration"
>  12.30-14.30 Lunch
>  15.00-16.00 Short introduction
>  16.15-16.30 Short guide through workshops
>  16.30-18.30 Workshops #4
>                  1) Political workshop;
>                  2) Media workshop;
>                  3) Education workshop;
>                  4) Cultural workshop.
>  20.00-22.00 Dinner etc.
>  23-00-   ?  Social program
>
>  Saturday 21.03.1998.
>
>  REAL PROBLEMS
>  08.00-09.30 Lecture by Prof Ferenc Tibor "Hungarian minorities"
>                  and Niku Cobanu (jurnalist)
>                          "Slovakian and Romanian minorities"
>  09.45-10.30 Lecture by Misa Samardzic
>                  "Global wiev on all Vojvodina's minorities"
>  10.45-12.00 Lecture by Djura Simic
>                  "Problems and Gypsies way of life"
>  12.30-14.30 Lunch
>  14.45           Visiting TV station, schools, some minorities
>                  organizations, performance (in Hungarian theater) etc.
>                  CST depends of workshop.
>  Dinner
>  European night
>
>  Sunday 22. 03. 1998.
>
>  09.30-10.30 Lecture by prof Dusan Janjic
>  10.45-11.45 Lecture by Isabelle Misic
>          "Human Rights and situation of national minorities in FRY"
>  12.00-12.30 Video
>  13.00-14.30 Lunch
>  14.30-15.30 Empty term
>                  if somebody from our government would like to come
> 15.30  Forum
>          Presenting conclusions and final report from each workshop
>  Dinner
>  Social life
>
>  Monday 23.03.1998.
>
>  Departure of participants
>
>          If you are interested to stay longer here and to see a
>  litle beat more about Novi Sad let us know!!!
>
>  APPLICATION FORM
>  ------------------
>
>  PERSONAL FORM
>
>  First name :                            sex: male/female
>  Surname    :                            tel:
>  Address    :                            fax:
>  Zip code & town :
>  Country :                               e-mail:
>
>  Field of sudy :
>  Antenna:
>
>  IF YOU NEED VISA                        WORKSHOPS (your choice):_____
>
>  Passport number:                                1.political
>  Date & place of birth :                         2.media
>                                                  3.education
>                                                  4.cultural
>
>  MOTIVATION
>
>  Yourknowledge about our minorities/If you don't know anything your
>  motivation :
>  _______________________________________________________________________
>  _______________________________________________________________________
>  _______________________________________________________________________
>
>  Vegetarian: Yes/No
>  Special requests:
>
>  Participation fee : EAST EUROPE 10 ECU/ WEST EUROPE 20 ECU
>  DEADLINE: 1 march 1998
>
>  Please send application to/if you need more information :
>  _______________________________________________________________________
>  C/O:    Jasmina Bogdanovic                      Ognjen Simic
>          Ilije Ognjanovic 4                   Kace Dejanovic 20
>       21000 Novi Sad, Yugoslavia         21000 Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
>          tel:+381-21-27-453                 tel:+381-21-395-066
>        e-mail:slavkob@EUnet.yu              fax:+381-21-414-190
>                                       e-mail: thefluke@uns.ns.ac.yu
>  _______________________________________________________________________


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To: nettime@basis.Desk.nl
From: ARKZIN_ZG@ZAMIR-ZG.ZTN.APC.ORG (ARKzin Zagreb)
Path: zamir-zg.ztn.apc.org!not-for-mail
Organization: ARKZIN
Subject: Demonstrations
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 1998 01:18:00 +0200
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X-Zc-Post: Republike Austrije 17/I; 10000 Zagreb; Croatia
X-Zc-Telefon: V+385-1-3777866 F+385-1-3777867
Sender: nettime@basis.Desk.nl

Zagreb, 05.03.98
Dear nettime,
Im searching for txts/web sites, advices, notes and comments ... about how
to organise political demonstrations/street performances/, rather
peacefully fight the police... whatever...
Because recent so called demonstrations have once again showed lack of
experience in that area... only way people know how to demonstrate is to
shout name of their favourite football team...
Dejan
Arkzin


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Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 00:26:04 +0100
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To: Sandra.Fauconnier@rug.ac.be
From: Lars Erik Holmquist <leh@informatics.gu.se> (by way of
richard@hrc.wmin.ac.uk (Richard Barbrook))
Subject: Workshop call: The Future of Fun

PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY!


Workshop call for participation:

        THE FUTURE OF FUN:
        TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGICAL ENTERTAINMENT

        Friday, May 8, 1998
        Viktoria Research Institute, Gothenburg, Sweden

Dear friends, dear colleagues,

The Viktoria Research Institute is pleased to invite researchers and
practitioners to a one-day workshop hosted by Glorianna Davenport,
Director of Interactive Cinema, MIT Media Labs, USA, and Maureen
Thomas, Head of Screen Studies, National Film & Television School, UK,
on the theme

        The Future of Fun: Tomorrow's Technological Entertainment

During the workshop, participants will develop themes such as:

*  What will the "entertainment landscape" look like in 5
   years time? 10 years?
*  How can researchers from various disciplines help form
   the future of fun?
*  What technologies and techniques will be important for
   tomorrow's entertainment - networks, agents, virtual reality,
   sensors, mobile devices, etc.?
*  What is the role of interactive storytelling and how	can
   interactivity and stories be integrated?
*  How will current formats like film, computer games and
   internet chat-lines merge and mutate into new technologies,
   and will there be entirely new forms of entertainment with
   no resemblance of what we have today?

This will be an active workshop, not a tutorial, and participants will
be expected to contribute their own ideas and visions to the workshop.

An important goal with the workshop is to start building a European
network of people interested in research on areas related to
entertainment technology. We hope that participants will be able to
keep in touch and share ideas after the workshop, and that this may
increase the awareness and cooperation between people doing similar
work in Europe.

On May 9, the day after the workshop, there will be free lectures by
Glorianna Davenport and Maureen Thomas, and an "open house" with
demonstrations of projects developed at the Viktoria Research
Institute.

To apply for the workshop, please send:

* A short description of you and your work
* A brief (no more than 1 page) text describing an artefact
  (device / program / technique / etc.) that does not currently
  exist, but that you think will play an important role for
  tomorrow's entertainment. It would be an advantage if the
  idea is based on your own work, but this is not strictly
  necessary.

E-mail submissions to:

        Lars Erik Holmquist, leh@informatics.gu.se

no later than March 31!

Workshop attendance is free. All travel expenses etc. are to be paid
by the participants. The number of participants is limited, and we may
have to make a selection based on the submitted material. All
applicants will be informed of acceptance no later than April 15.

We look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg!

Glorianna Davenport, gid@media.mit.edu
Maureen Thomas, mt@nftsscreen.win-uk.net
Lars Erik Holmquist (contact person)
  leh@informatics.gu.se, tel. +46 31 773 55 33

PLAY: Applied art and technology research
Viktoria Research Institute
Viktoriagatan 13, Box 620, S-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
http://www.viktoria.informatics.gu.se/


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From: jason@artec.org.uk
X-Sender: jason@post.artec.org.uk
Mime-Version: 1.0
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 23:28:44 +0000
To: sandra.fauconnier@rug.ac.be
Subject: intergalactic conference

Intergalactic Conference

the Association of Autonomous Astronauts
at the Link Project, via Fioravanti 14,
40121 Bologna, planet earth
18-19 april 1998

The days of this society are numbered. Its reasons and its merits have been
weighed in the balance and found wanting; its inhabitants are divided into
two parties, one of which wants to build their own spaceships and leave
this society behind.

The Intergalactic Conference organised by the Association of Autonomous
Astronauts in Bologna, earth, April 18-19 1998, will explore the new
possibilities that open up when we form autonomous communities in outer
space.

The Association of Autonomous Astronauts (AAA) was launched on April 23rd
1995 as the world's first independent and community-based space program. A
Five Year Plan was also established for creating, by the year 2000, a
world-wide network of local, community-based AAA groups dedicated to
building their own spaceships.

This conference will bring together AAA delegates from around the world to
present reports from the world-wide network of AAA groups. The conference
will initiate a new phase of CONSOLIDATION for the AAA, during which
Autonomous Astronauts will examine the achievements that they have made so
far and prepare for the final stage of the Five Year Plan.

The AAA is at the cutting edge of a struggle around how space exploration
technology is used and who has access to it.

The AAA is the most exciting space exploration program active in the world
today
and the AAA's space travel includes: raves in space, sharp
critiques of NASA, new space suit designs, sex in zero gravity and
games of three-sided football.


for more information contact:
Jason Skeet
tel. +44 (0)171 277 4109
e-mail: jason@artec.org.uk


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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 01:32:11 +0100 (MET)
From: Matthew Smith <matt@mail.fl.aec.at>
To: moving@wintermute.aec.at
Cc: nettime@Desk.nl
Subject: to whom it may concern
Mime-Version: 1.0
Sender: nettime@basis.Desk.nl

hi ppl

there is a new update on vehicle.aec.at concerning average joes (andi
hunters actually) views on technology in realaudio format.

solong
matt

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 12:49:06 +0100 (CET)
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        Frank Mouly <fm@internatif.org>, FRESPECH Nicolas <Immonde@wanadoo.fr>,
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From: Octavian Esanu <oesanu@scca.soros.md>
To: nettime-l@desk.nl
Subject: festival in moldova (may 10-15)

gioconda韘 smile
>from mythic to techno-ritual

gioconda韘 smile is conceived as a meeting of the representatives from
several countries for a few days of collaboration in an artistic medium
which is performance. The title is essentially in order to analyze and
rethink the genre from the viewpoint of the historical evolution of fine
arts. Meanwhile the festival will be an official presentation of
performance to the local audience.  By titling the event with a
metaphorical epithet of the 雜ymbolic smile from historical fine arts
Number One symbol, i.e. Leonardo韘 Mona Lisa, we take the responsibility
to apply it figuratively to one of the most revolutionary and provocative
artistic and spiritual manifestations of postmodern times. We dared to
call it the mysterious smile of contemporary fine arts, that is the art of
the human body, senses, experiences and spirit. One of the main aims
involves introducing the new medium to the 雝raditional art lover in
Moldova. Even though it already has a limited history in Moldova,
performance still remains a mysterious innovation (terra incognito) here,
mainly due to its own revolutionary essence. The absolute rejection of the
object (the work of the artist) as a final product, which has served the
consumer韘 aesthetical delight since the institutionalization of fine
arts, in favor of an immediate corporeal and spiritual beauty, has
generated an essential shift in the history of aesthetical thinking.  The
event will take place in a very rich environment in this sense.
Considering our heritage in terms of the traditions and rituals of our
ancestors we anticipate a reincarnation of a sublime expression into
contemporary frame.  Using the human body as an expressive tool to convey
a message has a long ethnographic and folkloric tradition in the European
Southeast. Folk drama holds an important place in Moldovan folklore,
especially in customs related to the calendar and cycles of human
existence. For example, those customs connected to the winter solstice
offer an ample inventory with various ritual attributes like actors,
garments, mimic, gestures and motions, masks, etc.  I think that the drama
tradition mentioned above serves as one of the major justifications for
the great interest (perhaps only subconsciously) which appears the new
generation of local artists. Even though its history is very recent in
Moldova this medium is very often utilized by many visual artists.  We
would like to reconsider this cultural heritage of ours in order to give
it a new dimension. We see a return to the rite as to a modern ceremonial
act which did not consume the potential and the senses. It just modified
its aspect due to the electronic  informational environment in which we
live.

The festival will take place in city of Chisinau, Republic of Moldova from
May 10 to 15. We advise our foreign participants to submit a project to
the centre. It should contain photos, drawings and other explanatory
materials, to indicate the place where the artist will perform his/their
work/s and expected human / technical resources.

Curator Octavian ESANU

SCCA Chisinau
str. Bulgara 32
Chisinau 2001, Moldova
t. 373 2 26 40 81
f. 373 2 26 05 07
email: oesanu@scca.soros.md
http://www.scca.soros.md




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