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Counterterrorism teams like these city detectives armed with M-4 rifles will patrol the subways.Counterterrorism teams like these city detectives armed with M-4 rifles will patrol the subways.

New York Times
February 2, 2008
New Operation to Put Heavily Armed Officers in Subways


dead scene scrollworks

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glorious ninth new work:
invisibility phial, dead scene scrollworks #1 [sound on]

The politics of 'Facebook'

With friends like these ...
Facebook has 59 million users - and 2 million new ones join each week. But
you won't catch Tom Hodgkinson volunteering his personal information - not now that he knows the politics of the people behind the social networking

Tom Hodgkinson
The Guardian,

Notes for an Art School


A Conversation Between Boris Groys & Anton Vidokle
Art Beyond the Art Market

AV—Dear Boris, you recently mentioned to me that you left Russia in 1981, the same year that my family and I left. A couple of years before departing, I had started taking painting lessons at a private artist s studio in Moscow. There was a feeling of underground activity going on in this small class,in part because of its literally underground basement location, but also because of the style of painting we were taught—vaguely modernistic and slightly reminiscent of Cézanne. While this was more liberal than the methodologies of existing official art schools and academies, it was of course light years away from the advanced Conceptual art practices that started proliferating in the seventies and eighties in Moscow. Was there something like a school for this new type of work? Where did Moscow Conceptualists study?

Richard Nonas - old school at Bobbie Lemmons

opening reception Thurs. Jan. 17, 6-8pmopening reception Thurs. Jan. 17, 6-8pm

Richard Nonas, (who is a contemporary of Gordon Matta-Clarks's) is having an opening at Bobbie Lemmons new ground floor gallery space at 11 Harrison Street. This is some old school sculpture from the anarchitecture pre-market, 1970's. Give yourself a treat.

lemmons contemporary
11 harrison street, grnd. flr.
new york, new york 10013
t 212. 337. 0025
f 212 . 337. 0036

Cop Tech

LAPD finds a way to connect
Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times
GETTING THE WORD OUT: Los Angeles police Capt. Dennis Kato demonstrates the Phraselator, a new device that helps police communicate with the public in many languages.
Translation device gives police one-way communication in multiple languages.

Group Launches Virtual Campaign Space on Sixth Anniversary of Illegal Detentions at Guantánamo

Group Launches Virtual Campaign Space on Sixth Anniversary of Illegal Detentions at Guantánamo

CONTACT:; (212) 549-2666

NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union today announced a new site in Second Life (SL) as part of its Close Guantánamo campaign. January 11, 2008 marks the six-year anniversary of the arrival of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. The new virtual space includes "Gone GITMO," a program produced by Nonny de la Peña and Peggy Weil and built by SL architect Buhbuhcuh Fairchild. The program gives Second Life residents a glimpse into the inhumane conditions of indefinite detention at Camp X-Ray. While visiting the space, residents can also sign a petition and wear virtual orange clothing as a way to express opposition to torture and indefinite detention at the U.S.-run prison.

Rodney Dickson- Love at it's Best

Rodney Dickson- Love at it's Best
Gasser & Grunert Gallery

148 Ninth Avenue, at the Northeastern corner with 19th Street.
Tuesday, January 8th – Saturday, February 9th 2008
Opening Reception January 8, 6.00PM - 8PM

Hi Thing:

If you are free this tuesday and are in New York we recommend stopping by Rodney's first solo exhibition with Gasser & Grunert Gallery in Chelsea. Love at it's Best a multi-media installation, is a culmination of many years work and research. Those of you may know his work through his performance installation The Queen Bee Snake Bar and his more recent Queen Bee War Remnants Museum that premiered as a featured special project at Art|Basel Miami Beach. His work is very strong and engages in an honest and informed social dialogue about War that you dont get to see everyday, especially in Chelsea.

This exhibition is sure to inspire others to become more socio-politically concerned and to make more art with meaning in these days of an overly commercialized artworld and big brothers clones knocking at our doors. Show is up through February 9th.

Love at It's Best is an analysis of warfare, sexual exploitation and genocide, which aims to shed light on the plight of the civilians whose lives have been tainted by these brutal realities. newsletter