Andreas Jacobs on Sun, 17 Jun 2007 12:47:43 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] [Nictoglobe][Final Call - New Media as Soft Arms] deadline June 30th

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Creative Resistance New Media as Soft Arms 

[Final Call - deadline June 30th ]

"How to avoid life itself becoming an immaterial product?" 

When the abstract (as a better circumscription of
creative/culture/knowledge) industries consume its own producer, the eternal
immaterial Heilstaat is reached, forever lost of its materiality , the human
race at last is able to fulfill its final goal, the complete abandonment of
all things earthly and material. 

?Body without organs? as a final solution. Human life itself as commodity.
Makeable on demand, like the right to reproduce as you like it. Body
shopping in the real world. The destruction of criticism. 
Health care, the whole health industries, society?s policy towards
privileging certain gen technology driven program which purpose is to
repopulate the world full of happy, creative people. China?s campaign of
excluding potential parents from adoption by judging them by there weight.
Reasoning: fat people produce fat people, which is not of our liking. An
exhibition, currently in Amsterdam where the corpses of executed Chinese
criminals are exposed to entertain the public. 

People tend to forget their past. Only one generation ago, there was a
strong discourse on how to shape society with the then vivid memories of
Dresden, Hiroshima and Auschwitz in mind. It looks like this particular view
is abandoned and very naïve the same roads are once again taken. 

To take a position in this field of conflicting and immense influential
mechanisms is both important and difficult to achieve. Destructing the past
as a promise for the future? There are more questions then answers, that is
why we have to produce ?good? questions to be able to demarcate the
necessary steps to be taken , not to repeat ourselves and making the same
mistakes over and over again on a much bigger scale. 
?New? media has to be armed as a protective force to defend the future. 


Nictoglobe invites you to send a short (max 500 words) submission which
reflects upon ?creative resistance - new media as soft arms? as a starting
point to develop a more profound and public, artistic led discussion about
this subject. Send your submissions as a word document attachment to with - creative resistance - as subject.
Deadline 30 Juni 2007. All entries will be published in the summer issue of

Andreas, A. 
Editor Nictoglobe

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