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Art Dirt Redux: Interview with Marc Garrett


GH talks with Marc Garrett via Skype about and NODE.London.

Art Dirt Redux Marc Garrett interview part 1, part 2

A discussion of NODE.London from the New Media Curating

The Wealth of Networks Onliine


From Joseph Nechvatal:
I don't know if you are familiar with this new
book by Yale law professor Yochai Benkler, The Wealth
of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets
and Freedom
. Its theorizing of the "networked public
sphere" is particularly interesting. Also, it factors in
economics and culture along with the political. This
online version is made available under a Creative
Commons Noncommercial Sharealike license:

Popbitch is 300!


Our guilty email pleasure even though we have no idea who they're talking about half the time we like the jodi.orgish banner:

Popbitch is 300! Celebrate with us tonight, 11 May,
at Tribeca Grand, New York, (Church & White St).
DJs include Erol Alkan from Trash, London and
special guests. 10pm-late. Hurry and email
for guest list:

Halliburton Solves Global Warming




HALLIBURTON SOLVES GLOBAL WARMING SurvivaBalls save managers from abrupt climate change

An advanced new technology will keep corporate managers safe even when climate change makes life as we know it impossible.

"The SurvivaBall is designed to protect the corporate manager no matter what Mother Nature throws his or her way," said Fred Wolf, a Halliburton representative who spoke today at the Catastrophic Loss conference held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Amelia Island, Florida. "This technology is the only rational response to abrupt climate change," he said to an attentive and appreciative audience. at EAI May 10


Max Payne Cheats Only: Demo and Q&A
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
6:30 pm
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

EAI and Rhizome present renowned digital artists in a rare public demonstration of their latest video game modifications, Max Payne Cheats Only. The work is a series of "cheats": alterations to the behavior of a video game that are often built in by the original programmers to help players who have reached an impasse. has compiled cheats from the ultra-violent New York vigilante game, Max Payne. Their live demonstration will be followed by an in-depth discussion and question and answer session hosted by media art curator Caitlin Jones.

BitTorrent Gets a Seller's Permit


Reuters 08:45 AM May, 09, 2006

LOS ANGELES -- Warner Bros.' video unit will sell movies and television shows to BitTorrent for legal downloads from the website that was once blamed for aiding the swapping of illegally copied films and programs.

Starting this summer, Warner Bros. will make more than 200 films available at, including blockbusters such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and TV shows like Babylon 5.



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

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.

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