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Reviewing the Future: Vision, Innovation, Emergence:

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This is my report on my School of Visual Arts sponsored participation in the international conference on new media: “Reviewing the Future: Vision, Innovation, Emergence: The First Summit Meeting of the Planetary Collegium” which took in Montreal, Canada from the 19th – 22nd of April 2007. The conference was hosted by the CIAM (Centre Interuniversitaire des Arts Médiatiques) and by Hexagram. Both organizations acted as partial sponsors. Activities mainly took place at le "C∫ur des Sciences", the new scientific complex at University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM).


Public Reading : Combatant Status Review Tribunals


A Public Reading
"Combatant Status Review Tribunals, pp. -"
Judson Memorial Church
New York City
Sunday, March 11, 2007, between 4 and 9 p.m.

A public reading of transcripts selected from the 558 Combatant Status Review Tribunals held at the U.S. military prison camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, between July 2004 and March 2005.


Book Review of Jean Baudrillard’s Pataphysics

Book Review of Jean Baudrillard’s Pataphysics

Reviewed by Joseph Nechvatal
at The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies (IJBS)
http://www.ubishops.ca/BaudrillardStudies/vol4_1/nechvatal.htm


Seeing Dollar Signs by Jerry Saltz : and my Response

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Painter Charline Von Heyl recently described Americans' disconnect between the personal and political this way: "While almost everything in the outer world feels messed-up, our inner lives aren't altogether messed-up." The current art world, awash in money and success, is shot through with a similar disconnect.

To some, the art market is a self-help movement, a private consumer vortex of dreams, a cash-addled image-addicted drug that makes consumers prowl art capitals for the next paradigm shift. This set seeks out art that looks like things they already know: anything resembling Warhol, Richter, Koons, Tuymans, Prince, and Wool could be good; any male painter in his thirties could be great. To others, the market is just a jolly popularity contest, or as New York Times reporter David Carr put it about having his own blog, it's like "a large yellow Labrador: friendly, fun, not all that bright, but constantly demanding your attention."


“DIGITAL DIVING: A CUT AND PASTE UPDATE” : PANEL DISCUSSION

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THE BFA FINE ARTS AND ART HISTORY
DEPARTMENTS AT SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS (SVA)
PRESENT “DIGITAL DIVING: A CUT AND PASTE
UPDATE”—A PANEL DISCUSSION

Tuesday, February 27, 7pm
School of Visual Arts
209 East 23 Street
3rd-floor Amphitheater
Free and open to the public


Review of Richard Foreman's new mixed-media play WAKE UP MR. SLEEPY! YOUR UNCONSCIOUS MIND IS DEAD!

Review of Richard Foreman's new mixed-media play WAKE UP MR. SLEEPY! YOUR UNCONSCIOUS MIND IS DEAD!: Richard Foreman's new mixed-media play WAKE UP MR. SLEEPY! YOUR UNCONSCIOUS MIND IS DEAD! Photo @ Paula CourtReview of Richard Foreman's new mixed-media play WAKE UP MR. SLEEPY! YOUR UNCONSCIOUS MIND IS DEAD!: Richard Foreman's new mixed-media play WAKE UP MR. SLEEPY! YOUR UNCONSCIOUS MIND IS DEAD! Photo @ Paula Court


Catherine Perret in conversation with Joseph Nechvatal

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Perret
Catherine Perret: The most important contribution for art of the so-called New Technologies is that they introduce and/or let appear new process and forms of thinking. Is it possible to define them and their characteristics?


HACKED ::: High Tech Election Theft in America

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Q & A with Abbe DeLozier and Vickie Karp (Editors of "HACKED! High Tech Election Theft in America")

After nearly a year of effort, editors Abbe Waldman DeLozier and Vickie Karp have compiled an astounding and weighty treatise on the issue of electronic vote fraud, its implication to the loss of our democratic process, and why Americans must start TODAY to reclaim their elections.


The Surreal Politics of Premeditated War

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This is the best thing on American politics I have read in a very long time.

The Surreal Politics of Premeditated War
by R.W. Behan

Published on Sunday, December 3, 2006 by CommonDreams.org
blogged here with the permission of the author R.W. Behan

George W. Bush, who proudly claimed the mantle of “war president,” was keenly rebuked in the recent mid-term election. The event was notable, but it merely continued the surreal politics of premeditated war—a politics that has dominated the last six bizarre, hideous years of our nation’s history.


Book Review of Jean Baudrillard’s Pataphysics


Book Review of Jean Baudrillard’s Pataphysics

Reviewed by Joseph Nechvatal
at The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies (IJBS)
http://www.ubishops.ca/BaudrillardStudies/vol4_1/nechvatal.htm


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