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deletetheborder.org - august 27-28th, san diego

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Linking Struggles Against The Border: A Call to Come to San Diego and Strategize Against Borders and The Minutemen

deletetheborder.org - august 27-28th, san diego

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Hola todos. Crazy times we find ourselves in. Millions of people forced to live underground, more than 3200 dead and tens of thousands more incapacitated crossing the border. Communities and families split by the wall. As if the border and its myriad forms of violence were not enough, racist paramilitaries are openly organizing across the US and finding enthusiastic partners in politicians and corporate press outlets alike. And then there are the numerous Neo-nazi groups crawling out from beneath their rocks, thrilled with the “Trojan Horse” of growing anti-migrant sentiment.


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Review of Nicolas Schöffer Exhibition by Joseph Nechvatal

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Review of
Nicolas Schöffer Exhibition
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Espace EDF Electra
6, rue Recamier 75007 Paris
Until September 11th, 2005


If one discounts the existence of László Moholy-Nagy’s Bauhaus Light Space Modulator (1923-30) (rebuilt in 1970 and now in the collection of Harvard University's Busch-Reisinger Museum) – a visionary multimedia artwork that helped inaugurate the artistic dialogue between machines, light, shadow and motion - there is something to the claim that the Hungarian-born French artist Nicolas Schöffer (1912-1992) is 'the Father of Cybernetic Art'. At the very least this premise may now be entertained while viewing actual work (mostly mobile sculpture under theatrical lighting effects) and an incredible amount of documentation now on view in Paris at the museum of the French electricity company Espace EDF Electra.


Rally in Bryant Park in NYC

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With 28 days to go to the primary, we're stepping it up...and we need you to step up with us!

Tomorrow, Andrew Rasiej, Democratic candidate for Public Advocate, is holding a rally on Wednesday, August 17th at noon in Bryant Park--across from the headquarters of Verizon.

That's not a coincidence, as we're going to be unveiling a report documenting how badly the City's major Internet service providers (Verizon, TimeWarner and Cablevision) are gouging consumers - and how far they are going to buy off politicians to protect their scam.


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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].


"R&Sie(n)'s Dandy & Mutant A-life Architecture" by Joseph Nechvatal

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R&Sie(n)’s Dandy & Mutant A-life Architecture
by Joseph Nechvatal

R&Sie(n)’s exhibition “I’ve heard about…©” opened on the 6th of July at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris‘s temporary space at the Couvent des Cordeliers - and I think it is one of the most relevant exhibitions to what is going on in art today that is of importance. R&Sie(n) is an investigational architectural firm consisting of François Roche, Stéphanie Lavaux, and Jean Navarro; working here with Benoît Durandin. Together, they utilize generative heterogeneous mutations in the creation of proposed utopian city spaces. In fact what they propose at the Musee d’Art Moderne is the artificial growing of extruded urban housing (generative & robotic) - where new cities are constructed via robotic processes by feeding off the carcasses of older dying cities. Very viral. Envisioned is an approach to city planning based on growth scripts and open algorithmic procedures. Towards these ends the show itself includes some subtle audio tracts, model-sculptures, a fully immersive hypnosis chamber with video monitors, booking services, 3D movies and robotic drawings/plans that reveal the source code of the generative program at the heart of their work.


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.


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