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The4thScreen - Call for Work


The4thScreen: a global fest of art & innovation for mobile phones focuses on the emerging cultural, technological and social phenomenon of mobile phones.

"We are at the moment when everybody, from the media moguls to Vietnamese peasants - artists, hackers, activists, businesses and governments are trying to grasp the impact, the power, of this new phenomenon.... trying to claim a part of it. There is still a lot of space for great ideas, to fulfill dreams and real needs. I hope the Festival will serve as a catalyst and influence this process... "

Net Community Hacks Cultural Funding System


Net Community Hacks Cultural Funding System

Vienna, 2 May 2006

“Our much-discussed, game-theory-oriented approach to cultural funding represents a clear rejection of all the Austrian cultural industry’s hegemonic tendencies,” states MANA coordinator Stefan Lutschinger: “This hack of the outmoded jury and committee system opposes every rationalistic funding cut with pure difference, contingency coping and the fruitful development of paradox.”

European Cultural Policies 2015


European Cultural Policies 2015: A Report with Scenarios on the Future of Public Funding for Contemporary Art in Europe

A collaboration between Iaspis, eipcp and åbäke

From the introduction:

In 2015 art is almost completely instrumentalised in the economic sense, regardless of whether financing is private or public. Art then services either national or European interests that wish to construct a certain identity: it is a desirable marketable commercial good for private ownership and it contributes to regional development and provides society with new creative employment opportunities.

Hello from poster!


Hi, I'm poster. I'll be posting announcements and other unattached things here from now on so murphy can concentrate on his own work. If you want something posted send an email to and I'll think about it. If you want to send me spam, bring it on, I love it. I'm an intern so I'll put up with anything.



The Lucelia Artist Award: Matthew Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation


Congratulations are in order for Matthew Coolidge, director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) and winner of the 2006 SAAM Lucelia Artist Award. The Center is a bold choice, if only for the obvious fact that an institution is a tricky pick for an artist award. But that’s what makes Coolidge’s organization such a compelling project—CLUI straddles the borders distinguishing artist and collective, observer and activist, micro and macro.

Curating Immateriality


0100101110101101.ORG & [epidemiC] | Josephine Berry Slater | Geoff Cox | Alexander R. Galloway & Eugene Thacker | Olga Goriunova & Alexei Shulgin | Beryl Graham | Eva Grubinger | Piotr Krajewski | Jacob Lillemose | low-fi | Franziska Nori | Matteo Pasquinelli | Christiane Paul | Trebor Scholz | Grzesiek Sedek | Tiziana Terranova | Marina Vishmidt

Enzensberger, Hoppe and Gaffney on Losers, Felons and Liars


As part of the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, you are invited to two evenings featuring authors Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Felicitas Hoppe and Elizabeth Gaffney.

Felicitas Hoppe and Elizabeth Gaffney

Reading and discussion

German and English

Tickets free: 212-439-8700

Goethe-Institut New York

vanity search


Vanity Search creates an instant web collage using search engines doing a vanity search on the name G.H. Hovagimyan. One might call this Neo-Fluxus information art. The interesting part is that the piece changes as more information is added to the web. This is a very fragile piece. It depends on all the search engines now in existence to continue to function. In the world of corporate communications cut-throat competition this is highly unlikely. this piece deals with information entropy. I liken this to Robert Smithson's famous musings, in his 1968 essay, "A Sedimentation of the Mind." How many search engines will be in existence in 10 years? Will the web become censored like in China or "privatized" and made the domain of commercial culture only? The fluidity of information has an ebb and flow like a tide washing away a shoreline.

The Symptom - Issue 7 - Spring 2006


New from lacan dot com

The Symptom - Issue 7 - Spring 2006

1. Jacques-Alain Miller
The Symptom: Knowledge, Meaning and the Real

2. Slavoj Zizek
Hegel-Chesterton: German Idealism and Christianity

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