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As one of the first artists to start working on the internet I’m acutely aware of how the online environment-language-discourse-semiology is evolving. People are beginning to talk about Web 2.0 as the next wave of the net.

Meta tagging is a key issue as more information is created for or migrates to the web. Meta-CC just went on line at: . Perpetual Art Machine offers a slightly different take on tagging; My own piece RANTAPOD, has a rudimentory, evolving internal tagging system as well.

International Human Rights Day Artist Commission


Amnesty International Firefly Project (AI Firefly) is a New York City-based collective of artists and activists affiliated with Amnesty International USA as local group #704. In an effort to support Amnesty International’s global advocacy and educational work and provide a forum for critically considering the intersection of the human rights framework and contemporary artistic practices, AI Firefly has announced a juried $3,000 commission for the creation of a new art work to be presented on or around International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2006.

Application deadline: Friday, August 4, 2006

Hubert Dobler, "Gasoline"

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Hubert Dobler
Friday, June 2 – Sunday, July 2, 2006
Opening, Friday, June 2, 7–9pm
Jack the Pelican Presents
487 Driggs Ave, bet N. 9 and N. 10
Brooklyn, New York

In “Gasoline,” Hubert Dobler’s first NY solo show, he assaults the polite electronic façade of our postmodern service-industry landscape with his mean machine Honda CB550 Four, 1976. It is gasoline, the return of the repressed. No brakes. Muscular energy.

Be sure to check out the video on the site.

CALIT2 atacking the Mexican Presidency


----- Original Message -----
From: "Juan Antonio Ruiz Zwollo"
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 9:12 PM
Subject: CALIT2 atacking the Mexican Presidency

> Dear Sirs.:
> It has come to our attention that a site hosted on your servers is
> instigating an attack on the web-site of the Mexican Presidency
> (
> The attack is orchestrated through this URL:

Scarecrow at Postmasters, NYC


curated by David Hunt
May 25 - June 8, 2006

Sarah Bednarek
Jane Benson
Jesse Bercowetz & Matt Bua
Jan Bünnig
David Kennedy Cutler
Dana Frankfort
Daniel Gordon
David Herbert
Duron Jackson
Rashid Johnson
Chris Larson

Postmasters Gallery is pleased to present "Scarecrow", a group exhibition curated by David Hunt. The exhibition will open on May 25 and will be on view until July 8. The opening reception scheduled for Thursday, May 25, between 6 and 8 pm will include a performance by Duron Jackson beginning at 7.30 pm.



The good news just keeps on coming I may turn into a preacher. ;-)

NYFA (The New York Foundation for the Arts) has an interesting online magazine called NYFA Current.

Their magazine features refreshingly straight talk about art and artists’ projects. Short, sweet and eminently readable, they asked me to write a piece for their Rants & Raves section. the piece will only be up for two weeks.

The challenges of curating net art


The challenges of curating net art - an international web conference

Friday, May 26, 3:30 - 5 PM EST.

This web conference is presented within the framework of the local
Upgrade!-meeting in Sofia and is hosted by the Mobile Studios project and Eyebeam in New York. A panel of international artists and curators is meeting up virtually to discuss various aspects of the mediation, curation and funding of net art.

THING Editions Open House May 13 - 20


Noritoshi Hirakawa

MAY 13 - MAY 20, 2006
RECEPTION: MAY 13, 2006, 4 PM - 7 PM
125 MAIDEN LANE, 10TH FLOOR (bring photo ID)

Works by:
Jan Baracz, Christoph Draeger, Peter Fend, Rainer Ganahl,
Amy Granat & Olivier Mosset, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Simone Huelser,
Joerg Lohse, Daniel Pflumm, Wolfgang Staehle, Caspar Stracke, Beat Streuli.

More info at

For more information or to make an appointment contact editions (at) or call Gisela Ehrenfried at 917 362 1844.

Swing Space at 125 Maiden Lane provided by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Thank you!

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.

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