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Diane Ludin at Upgrade! August 4

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Upgrade! is delighted to have Diane Ludin for a second talk. Diane gave her first Upgrade! talk in July 2000. This time, Diane will present two projects: Memoryflesh 2.0, a Turbulence commission about the Human Genome and iBPE, her Patent database project.

An artist and writer, Diane Ludin has been using the internet as a resource since 1996. She draws together voices of intimacy, confession and fragmented illusion. Her collections focus on the changing nature of "embodiment", representation and communication as determined by publicly available information.


Short Review of Code 46 by Blackhawk

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I missed it in the theaters last year, (in case it ever was in the theaters), but last night I screened Michael Winterbottom's flim-before-film-before-last & I think it cements his status as my fave working director right now. It's called "Code 46" & it is something I'd never contemplated & wasn't sure was even possible, a cyberpunk love story.


"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!)


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The Reentry Series: Synthetic Meteor Showers by Bill Dolson

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The Reentry Series:
Synthetic Meteor Showers

by Bill Dolson


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The Reentry Series uses multiple synthetic meteors to produce luminous, ephemeral drawings in the upper atmosphere. These drawings will persist for only seconds, at most minutes. The behavior of individual synthetic meteors will be similar to that of naturally occurring meteors. However their composition and configuration will be controlled, exhibiting various elementary geometric relationships which will seem obviously premeditated and systematic to any observer. That these are deliberate renderings will be inescapable. The Reentry Series is one of several proposed series of dynamic environmental works which involve the synthesis and aestheticised use of otherwise naturally occurring, very large scale, time dependent visual phenomena.



Pictures from the launch party, July 28, at Postmasters

Art Dirt Redux podcast


Marcos: A Penguin in the Selva Lacandona - Part 2

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Originally published in Spanish by the EZLN
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Translated by irlandesa

A Penguin in the Selva Lacandona - Part 2

(The zapatista is just a little house, perhaps the smallest, on a street called "Mexico," in a barrio called "Latin America," in a city called the "World.")

I was speaking to you about the critiques of the points made by the Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona concerning Mexico, Latin America and the World. Well, in response, allow me some questions:


Double Negative

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Michael Heizer

Essay by Michael Govan

In the mid-1960s, during the same period that Michael Heizer was making large-scale, shaped, "negative" paintings in his New York City studio, he began a series of trips to his home states of Nevada and California to experiment on the expansive raw canvas of the American desert landscape, where he created "negative" sculpture. The genre that he and his colleague Walter De Maria invented there—later dubbed "Earth art" or "Land art"— changed the course of modern art history. Working largely outside the confines of the gallery and the museum, Heizer went on to redefine sculpture in terms of scale, mass, gesture, and process, creating a virtual lexicon of three-dimensional form.


Heaven & Earth Foundation Launch Party

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You are cordially invited to a party
in celebration of the launching of the
Heaven & Earth Foundation

and the new project on The Thing
"Studies for Synthetic Meteors" by Bill Dolson

Thursday, July 28th, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Postmasters Gallery
459 w. 19th St. NYC 10011


The $256 Question - and CAE

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The $256 Question
By Stan Cox, AlterNet.
Posted July 25, 2005.

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By prosecuting Steven Kurtz and Robert Ferrell, is the Justice Department trying to clamp a lid on political art or looking to chalk up a win by exploiting fears of bioterrorism?
by Stan Cox


ZKM Interview with Joseph Nechvatal

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Interview with Joseph Nechvatal by Évelyne Rogue (Music2Eye)

Paris, February 2004.

Évelyne Rogue: Since 1986, you’ve been working with ubiquitous electronic visual information, computers and computer-robotics. Your computer-robotic assisted painting and computer animations are shown in galleries and museum throughout the world. How do you explain this choice?


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