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Enzensberger, Hoppe and Gaffney on Losers, Felons and Liars


As part of the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, you are invited to two evenings featuring authors Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Felicitas Hoppe and Elizabeth Gaffney.

Felicitas Hoppe and Elizabeth Gaffney

Reading and discussion

German and English

Tickets free: 212-439-8700

Goethe-Institut New York

vanity search


Vanity Search creates an instant web collage using search engines doing a vanity search on the name G.H. Hovagimyan. One might call this Neo-Fluxus information art. The interesting part is that the piece changes as more information is added to the web. This is a very fragile piece. It depends on all the search engines now in existence to continue to function. In the world of corporate communications cut-throat competition this is highly unlikely. this piece deals with information entropy. I liken this to Robert Smithson's famous musings, in his 1968 essay, "A Sedimentation of the Mind." How many search engines will be in existence in 10 years? Will the web become censored like in China or "privatized" and made the domain of commercial culture only? The fluidity of information has an ebb and flow like a tide washing away a shoreline.

The Symptom - Issue 7 - Spring 2006


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The Symptom - Issue 7 - Spring 2006

1. Jacques-Alain Miller
The Symptom: Knowledge, Meaning and the Real

2. Slavoj Zizek
Hegel-Chesterton: German Idealism and Christianity

Space Alien Scrolls (on black)

Sure, I know you have all been wondering what was tying together Olia Lialina's latest works with Dragan Espenschied, you have all been waiting for an assessment and an explanation.

The Spring Offensive


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I've just spent the last 4 days upgrading my homepage: G.H. Hovagimyan homepage updated April 1, 2006,

People have been asking me to put up my HD morphs online. I've resisted doing that because they are high definition video and should be seen in person. They are at Sara Tecchia's gallery in New York, 529 West 20th Street.

Nerve Theory's H5N1 Series

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Kunstradio, a radio art program of the ORF, Austria's national broadcaster, is featuring a weekly series of radio miniatures by Nerve Theory throughout 2006.

The series is called "H5N1: there is no privacy at the speed of light." Nerve Theory is the corporate identity of Bernhard Loibner and Tom Sherman.

Nerve Theory's latest work focuses on the bird flu virus, H5N1, and the hysteria surrounding the inevitable global influenza pandemic. Loibner and Sherman use the idea of the evolving, mutating H5N1 virus as a launching pad for a series of scary, strangely funny statements about the world we live in. Imagine a world where artists write and deliver the news. Loibner and Sherman are not scientists, but they are experts in observing and describing media viruses and a delivering broad spectrum of living, evolving ideas.

Mobile Studios Hits the Road


Mobile Studio

Mobile Studios – A nomadic multimedia platform hits the road

From April to May 2006 the Mobile Studios travel as a nomadic multimedia platform from Belgrade to Bratislava, Budapest and Sofia, and will temporarily possess the urban spaces in these cities. With today`s opening in Belgrade, this production laboratory for young artists, performers and cultural programmers starts its adventurous journey across Southeastern Europe and the Balkans.

The4thScreen: Call for Entries


The4thScreen: a global festival of art & innovation for mobile phones launches today with a call for works.

The4thScreen festival is the first event of it's kind to focus on the mobile phone as an emerging social, cultural and technological phenomenon.

The festival was conceived by Tamas Banovich, curator and co-director of Postmasters Projects and Postmasters Gallery, to bring together artists, technologist and other creative thinkers from all over the world working with mobile phone technologies.

Bringing Street Protest to Cyberspace In Manila


by Manila Indymedia

A group of online activists offered an alternative space to protest after the Government violently prohibited the streets and freedom parks to exercise
public assembly and practice freedom of speech. The online activists calling themselves BrigadaElektronica electronic disturbance group organized an “electronic sit-in”- bringing street protest actions on cyberspace.

The electronic disturbance group is once again announcing their second electronic sit-in campaign, targeting the Malakanyang website, PNP and Office of the President.

overload some servers here - French CSIRT Response to VR Sit-In


Hola Gregory,

b.a.n.g lab is hosting a VR Sit-In (NOT A DOS - a DOS works/a VR Sit-In is symbolic and does not work) on the French Prime Minister's sites in solidarity with the Univesity Students, Unions and large segment of French Civil Society.

This project was intiated by my border hacklab group as a way to understand the methods and history of Electronic Civil Disobedience that I have been developing as a practice since the mid-80's.

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