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There's so much happening that I decided to send out a small newsletter to keep you informed. This will be infrequent. At the most once a week. Of course if you don't want to receive this just let me know.

Here we go;-)

rantapod is being featured on the afflatus project site http://www.afflatusproject.com/exhibition/ This is a site that presents projects for handheld and mobile devices. They come out of England. rantapod has also been accepted by iTunes. You can download m4v files direct to your video iPod here http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=1491865...


Virtual Sit-In Against The Mex. Gov All Cinco de Mayo, 2006

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//please pass it on!//

NO TO THE VIOLENCE IN TEXCOCO, MEXICO and YES TO THE ZAPATISTA CAMPAIGN
FOR DEMOCRACY IN MEXICO! ALL OF CINCO DE MAYO! TOMMORROW.

the virtual sit-in
FLOODNET action

manifestación en línea
FLOODNET

CLICK TO JOIN THE ACION*CLIQUEN AQUI TOMMORROW MAY THE 5th

HERE: http://bang.calit2.net/CincodeMayo

//

No a la violencia en TEXCOCO, México y si al la Campaña Zapatista por


ANNOUNCEMENTS: May 4, 2006

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LMCC SITELINES 2006 KICKS OFF IN NEW YORK
When is a fire escape a stage? When is the marble adorned lobby of a corporate headquarters an intimate playhouse? When is a ballerina's tutu a sound studio? Only during Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's annual Sitelines series. Beginning this Monday! Free dance downtown in unusual places all summer long.
Full list of performances


The4thScreen - Call for Work

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

http://www.thefourthscreen.com/

"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

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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

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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

http://www.eipcp.net/

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!

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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 post@thing.net 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.

Love,

poster


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

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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

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contributors:
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


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