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Frankfurt court ruled virtual sit-in on Lufthansa servers illegal

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Hi Ricardo,

yesterday the Frankfurt court convicted Andreas-Thomas
Vogel, domain-owner of libertad.de. The court considered the virtual
sit-in as 'extreme violence by electronic pulses'. We have a fine of 900 euros and, additionally, the costs of the court case to pay. The
application of the constitutional right to demonstration was denied.

It was a big media event on all news channels and in all papers in Germany, see:


Mukul Patel: Speak Slowly after the Tone

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On the telephone, artist Wolfgang Staehle stated that I should get out of the house, that we all should get out of the house. ‘It is a kind of exercise.’ He suggested a small gathering at 149 Ludlow. The ground floor was being prepped for a sound installation by THE THING residency artist Mukul Patel, and a table could be set centre to host 8 to 10 people, sipping on bouillabaisse.

It is a very grand idea, indeed, to have a dinner party and an installation simultaneously. I was there.


New iTunes 4.9 Does Podcasts

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The new version of Apple's iTunes makes it easy to publish and subscribe to podcasts that download directly into the player.

Download iTunes 4.9

ArtCast by Barbara Strebel and Patrik Tschudin in Basel is number 69 in the top 100!


Excercises in Memory, Essex - England

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Southend-on-Sea

Estuary fisherman and what’s left of going to sea
A sage at the edge of the day
Short houses and large laughing as feet pound into stillness
Deciding upon a sweeter solace something smoother, completed with the brine of olives. Cockles and soft prawns defeating the distance of larger moments of precarity
Storming through with hail the size of tiny eggs
Ice nightingales turning their gaze to take along the horizon for an exchange of the spirit,


EZLN: A letter of explanation...or, perhaps, farewell

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Originally published in Spanish by the EZLN ******************************** Translated by irlandesa

Zapatista Army of National Liberation

Mexico.

June 21, 2005.

To National and International Civil Society:

Senora, senorita, senor, young person, boy, girl:

This is not a letter of farewell. At times it is going to seem as if it is, that it is a farewell, but it is not. It is a letter of explanation. Well, that is what we shall attempt. This was originally going to go out as a communique, but we have chosen this form because, for good or for bad, when we have spoken with you we have almost always done so in this most personal tone.


sneak attack on the web

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There is news from the world of adult entertainment that is of big interest to Constitutional Rights. This really is no joke! I feel that Attorney General Gonzalez is trying to shut down blogs and internet free speech since the Downing Street Memos got internet publicity the "news" media ignored. For whatever the reason, Gonzalez is on the warpath against the adult websites and it is important to free speech for all to pay attention.


Robert Smithson at the Whitney Museum

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Art Dirt Redux mp3 (rough)

Spiral Jetty has such an iconic place in American art -- for some nearly a fetish -- it's easy to forget Robert Smithson was very much at home within the confines of interior spaces making more traditional objects and images. The retrospective of his work opening today at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York is beautifully and thoughtfully installed so that even his most esoteric meanderings into visualizing entropy are provided a context through his films, drawings, paintings, collages and even his slide lectures.


Teleporting over the internet

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Computer scientists in the US are developing a system which would allow people to "teleport" a solid 3D recreation of themselves over the internet.

Professors Todd Mowry and Seth Goldstein of Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania think that, within a human generation, we might be able to replicate three-dimensional objects out of a mass of material made up of small synthetic "atoms".

Cameras would capture the movement of an object or person and then this data would be fed to the atoms, which would then assemble themselves to make up an exact likeness of the object.


Microsoft works on own BitTorrent

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Microsoft works on own BitTorrent
Microsoft researchers in Cambridge, UK, are developing their own peer-to-peer file-sharing software.
Codenamed Avalanche, the program makes it easy to share content by dividing files such as software, audio or video, into chunks, much like BitTorrent.

Using "network coding", it can re-create missing blocks of data that can be used in place of missing chunks.


Morphs- One year out.

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I’ve been working with a simple morph program for about a year now morphing photos of objects one into another. The labor is beginning to bear fruit. The process is a painstaking one. I start with a 10 frame morph then I create 9 short inter-frame morphs. Doing it this way I am able to control and manipulate the way the objects and shapes move as they transform one into another. The effect is eerie. The motion appears at times to be similar to a time-lapse photograph of a flower growing. At other times the movement has the disjunctive motion similar to a new-born baby who hasn’t learned to control its muscles yet.


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