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Wal-Mart Documentary

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Employees at Wal-Mart who can't afford the company medical plan are adivsed to apply for Medicare so we all subsidise the billionaires who own the company.

Robert Greenwald is making a documentary about Wal-Mart and is asking people to send in stories and/or video for the project.


A SoaPOPera in Paris

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Today I'm getting on a plane to go to Paris. My collaborative piece (with Peter Sinclair) A SoaPOPera for Laptops/iMacs is in the Summer Exhibition of the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris. This is a big deal for me considering the fact that I don't have an art dealer backing me. Anyway, The Jeu de Paume was orginally Marie Antoinette's handball court.


Reflections on the Case by the U.S. Justice Department Against Steven Kurtz and Robert Ferrel

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Reflections on the Case by the U.S. Justice Department against Steven Kurtz and Robert Ferrell
by Claire Pentecost

Many people have asked us why the Justice Department is pursuing this case.

Meaning, when the Buffalo Health Department affirmed that there was nothing dangerous in the Kurtz home and that Hope Kurtz died of natural causes, when the FBI saw that the possession of scientific equipment and materials in Kurtz's home studio was completely consistent with his practice as an artist and that his practice has a long, public and institutionally validated record, then, why didn't they drop the case? When it became clear even through the Grand Jury investigation that this was not a case of bioterrorism, why did they pursue it? Couldn't they see that this is art?


The Power of Nightmares - Part I (RealVideo)

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The Power of Nightmares - Part I

Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Click to Watch a RealVideo of Part I

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares.


PIX: Time Warner Building

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Time Warner Pix

Memorial Day seemed like a good time to go to the Metropolitan Museum and Central Park to take pictures. Of course it wasn't unless I wanted to take pictures of lots of people so instead I walked over to the new Time Warner building on Columbus Circle and found the crowds more endurable. Lots of sailors (it's Fleet Week in NYC) and families with what I call the Orlando look that comes from buying all your clothes together at Wal-Mart.


PIX: TT World HQ

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Inside The Thing World Headquarters and up on the roof:

TT World Headquarters

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"Ice Ears" by Jacob Kirkegaard

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Jacob K recording

Recording of an ice surface during hard storm. This 20 minute recording session was carried out on 7th of January 2004 on Lake Havravatn in Iceland. An Accelerometer was stuck into the creaking ice, enabling us to listen to how the wind would move the ice in various rythmic patterns. Frequency peaks around 15khz. What came to my ears was a neat but crispy creaking, appearing from the whole surface of the lake, that was moving in sensitive vibrations to the wind. It was interesting to hear the whole body of this lake in sound, and how it moved by the power of the wind. A beautiful sonification of a snow storm!


JOIN THE VR SWARM ACTION NOW!

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JOIN THE SWARM THE MINUTEMEN ACTION NOW!
FROM MAY 27th to MAY 29th 2005

JOIN THE ACTION NOW! AND SAY YA BASTA!

To the Minutemen Project

SWARM NOW!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE VR SIT-IN


U.S. Jacks Torrent Site

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From Wired News:

Acting on detailed information provided by the motion picture industry, federal agents descended on administrators and users of a popular pirate-friendly file-sharing site Wednesday in what the government is calling the first criminal law enforcement action against BitTorrent users.


After the Matrix: Post-Media Tactics and the Ownership of Life

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by Ricardo Dominguez (or someone almost like me)

"To every time its art. To every art its freedom."

- Joseph Olbrich, 1889

"Resistance comes first."

- Giles Deleuze

We are no longer under the sign of natural selection or even artificial selection—we are now under the sign of information selection. Everything on the planet, from indigenous aromas to public spaces to our atoms, is now forced to march into the Intellectual Property filters of globalization. Communication and evolution are little more than informatic-commoditization systems now. The neoliberal matrix that started to emerge fully in the 90's has played itself out on three stages: digital/Virtual Capitalism, genetic/Clone Capitalism and nanotechnology/Particle Capitalism. Each of these stages of technocapital are being integrated via a new "deep harmonization" of the global Intellectual Property agenda: copyright laws, trademark laws and patent laws. A process that starts in the research chambers and ends in ownership enclosures, from patenting technology to patenting life, from patenting information to patenting atom-based reality.


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