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Tenured 'Hacktivists' from Wall Street Journal

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Tenured 'Hacktivists'

from Wall Street Journal
http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110010862

Back in 1998, the New York Times carried a story on "hacktivism," which it defined as "computer hacking . . . as a means to a political end." Online vandals had broken into government computer systems in China, India, Indonesia, Serbia and Croatia, and inserted their own messages.


Review of Ryoji Ikeda Datamatics [ver 2.0]

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Review ofRyoji IkedaRyoji Ikeda
Datamatics [ver 2.0]
Centre Pompidou, Paris
October 29th 2007 20h30


video_dumbo, briefly revisited

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Here's a little --> photo story of what happened literally one block away from the "artist meeting" during the dumbo festival last month (of which I just learned thru this blog!)


Review of THE THIRD MIND

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Brion Gysin and William Burroughs's Dream MachineBrion Gysin and William Burroughs's Dream Machine

A review of
THE THIRD MIND at Le Palais de Tokyo
Curated by Ugo Rondinone
By Joseph Nechvatal

THE THIRD MIND
Le Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du président Wilson 75116 Paris


LIZ-N-VAL: OF CABBAGES & KINGS at REALFORM, Sept 7-Oct 7, 2007


Review by Gulshen Calik (aka Lily Faust)

Realform in Williamsburg lies at the intersection of North 5th Street and Bedford Avenue. In this unique setting that is part gallery, part


Book Review of Digital Contagions

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A Book Review of “Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses” by Jussi Parikka (Peter Lang Books, 2007, 327 pages) by Joseph Nechvatal

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Daytrip to the MET

Maria Joao and I took a short trip to the MET today. Its always been one of my favorite places in New York City. For the most part just paintings and sculptures. I think the Dan Flavin piece was the only thing plugged in. We went primarily to see the Neo Rauch "PARA" show.


Die Fuge (The Fugue/The Gap), 2007


The Decline of Listservs

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It's been asked why Rhizome, and for that matter a lot of listservs for that matter, have dropped in the degree of content during the present decade. There are a few lists out there that still have a lot of content, traffic, but in general, Pall Thayer's observation that listserv traffic has dropped considerably, at first glance, appears to be true.


Duchamp, A Biography by Calvin Tompkins

Duchamp, A Biography by Calvin Tompkins, published by Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1996Duchamp, A Biography by Calvin Tompkins, published by Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1996


Elgaland – Vargaland in Venice

A frequent critique of the Venice Biennale is its organization into national pavilions. As a legacy of the first Biennale of 1895, when nations were young, naive, and given to a prideful beating of their imperial wings, the idea of identifying particular art with a particular country and then competing for the best of show, a Golden Lion, might have once seemed appropriate. It now seems wholly anachronistic. In our current climate of globalization, of multi-national corporations and commissions funding large exhibitions in far flung territories, of curators and artists hopping from one project and one continent to another, segregation according to nationality appears somewhat fusty and quaint.


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