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Call for Participation ISEA2006

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ISEA2006
THEME: TRANSVERGENCE http://isea2006.sjsu.edu/transvergence/index.html
Deadline October 3, 2006

This is an invitation by the ISEA2006 Symposium and ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge to groups and individuals to submit proposals for exhibition of interactive art work and projects reflecting on the thematic of the transvergence.


THOUGHT THIEVE$ short film showcase

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Call for Work: THOUGHT THIEVE$ short film showcase

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THOUGHT THIEVE$ is a short film showcase about corporate appropriation of knowledge, culture, and creativity. It is a grassroots response to the Micro$oft propaganda competition of the same name [see http://www.msn.co.uk/thoughtthieves/Default.asp].


Terrorism and the web: free speech vs. "bad" speech

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Sunday, August 7, 2005

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Jon Lebkowsky says,

Not long ago, CNN's Miles O'Brien tossed off a comment implying that where Al Qaeda is concerned, the Internet may be the problem. Today the Washington post is running a longer piece (requires free registration) that says:
"al Qaeda has become the first guerrilla movement in history to migrate from physical space to cyberspace. With laptops and DVDs, in secret hideouts and at neighborhood Internet cafes, young code-writing jihadists have sought to replicate the training, communication, planning and preaching facilities they lost in Afghanistan with countless new locations on the Internet."


Cowboy WiFi

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August 7, 2005

When Pigs Wi-Fi

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

HERMISTON, Ore.

This is cowboy country, where the rodeo is coming to town, the high school's "kiss the pig" contest involves a genuine hog, and life seems about as high-tech as the local calf-dressing competition, when teams race to wrestle protesting calves into T-shirts.

But Hermiston is actually a global leader of our Internet future. Today, this chunk of arid farm country appears to be the largest Wi-Fi hot spot in the world, with wireless high-speed Internet access available free for some 600 square miles. Most of that is in eastern Oregon, with some just across the border in southern Washington.


Thomas Friedman on Wiring NYC

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August 3, 2005

Calling All Luddites

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

I've been thinking of running for high office on a one-issue platform: I promise, if elected, that within four years America will have cellphone service as good as Ghana's. If re-elected, I promise that in eight years America will have cellphone service as good as Japan's, provided Japan agrees not to forge ahead on wireless technology. My campaign bumper sticker: "Can You Hear Me Now?"


Being is Difference -- Joseph Nechvatal

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BEING IS DIFFERENCE
pixellated portraits
from the digital edge

Joseph Nechvatal

left, Wolfgang Staehle

Go to the site

Donald Kuspit on Joseph Nechvatal and New Media Art


Redux Reviews

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Art Dirt Redux is gaining some traction. Here's a sampling of reviews from the web.

Imperica (UK)Art Dirt Redux ADR is a series of interesting podwalks from G.H. Hovagimyan and Robbin Murphy. Varying exhibitions and installations taking place in New York City are covered by the duo and their guests. Their opinions are well-informed and unquestionably knowledgable, and somewhat forthright. The series is fun, and very informal; every now and then, they bump into friends and the conversation changes from an appreciation of the piece to catching up socially.
Technology is covered heavily; subjects in varying podcasts include iPods, RSS, Linux, and blogs, with happenings including Eyebeam and Dorkbot. (I had an idea a while ago to cover Dorkbot; I might try to cover the UK events.)
It took me a while to get into, but it's certainly interesting to listen to, and is a very atmospheric
podwalk.


"They swarmed us!" - james gilchrist, founder of Arizona minutemen

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"They swarmed us!" - james gilchrist, founder of Arizona minutemen from this video - LINK

"They came in and swarmed us" - Linda Chase, wife of Jim Chase, founder of california minutemen- from this phone call -
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Another video of the border swarm by the minutemen (enjoy it you commies!)


Postsecret Project

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Pssssssssssst I got a secret to tell you.

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail-in
their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.

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I saw A SoaPOPera for iMacs

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Hey, I saw this show too and it was great. Except I thought it should have occupied the whole space of the Galerie du Jeu de Paume instead of coupling it with a truly misplaced thingy (can't call this an exhibition really) about Charlie Chaplin. I hope the Galerie never indulges again in such audience seeking excesses, Chaplin was drawing lots of people indeed.


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