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REMINDER: Jakob Boeskov at TT 6/16/05

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WHAT: Artist Talk by Jakob S. Boeskov

WHERE: THE THING at Postmasters New York (459 W 19th Street)

WHEN: June 16, at 6:30 pm

WHO: Jakob S. Boeskov is a Danish artist known for his own unique brand of spectacular political art. He is currently showing at the exhibition Populism (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt)

ANNOUNCEMENTS: June 11 & 12, 2005

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artcast @ Art Basel

A VERY tentative schedule has been set up of where they will try to be and what they'd like to podcast at Art Basel 05 next week. RSS feed available. In German and English.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: June 4 & 5, 2005


The Thing is watching you

mukul from in London is sound artist-in-residence at The Thing for the next two weeks. Check out his collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto et al on chain music

ANNOUNCEMENTS: May 28 & 29, 2005


Alan Sonfist "Time Landscape (1965-1978-Present)"
Discussion, book signing and reception
The Human/Nature series is pleased to announce the second event in its landmark series in honor of the 40th anniversary of Alan Sonfist's Time Landscape

Wednesday, June 1, 7:00-8:30 pm
The Gabarron Foundation -- Carriage House Center for the Arts
149 East 38th Street (btw Lex and 3rd Aves), New York City

ANNOUNCEMENTS: May 21 & 22, 2005


DailyGotham is open for blogging

A new community blog for progressive New Yorkers:


September 28 - October 1, Banff New Media Institute, Canada

The Good The Bad and The Other One


From: james allen
Subject: [thingist] The Good The Bad and The Other One
Date: May 19, 2005 4:35:29 PM EDT

Vanessa Beecroft and Cornelia Parker
Tate Britain
Wednesday 25 May 2005
(sold out)

ANNOUNCEMENTS: May 14 & 15, 2005


VJ-BOOK.COM Launched

IT'S OFFICIAL. VJ-BOOK is one of the first books to be published on VJ culture, and potentially the first to theorize VJing in a way that breaks down the practice and reception of live visuals in a systematic, structured way.

VJ-BOOK: Jockeying and Post-Cinema (tentative title) begins its inquiry where Godard and Peter Greenaway leave theirs in proclaiming that ‘cinema is dead.' The cinematic language is a rich, engrossing one that remains unexplored in traditional Hollywood-style narratives. Contemporary VJs (video-jockeys) are the first group in the 21st century to seriously engage and question the potentials and limitations of the cinematic medium in a wide variety of formats and contexts.

A lecture by Dr. Judith Rodenbeck and Trebor Scholz


"I know new media art when I see it."
The Art of Participation: Collaborative Mapping

Monday, May 16, 6:30pm
The Thing at Postmasters
459 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

A lecture by Dr. Judith Rodenbeck and Trebor Scholz

Museum curators often frame new media art in modernist terms that attempt to provide easy and familiar rules for institutional inclusion or exclusion. Yet while many emerging participatory mapping projects can be experienced at art festivals such as Transmediale, ISEA, and Ars Electronica, when it comes to more traditional art institutions their validity as art is often questioned. Emerging art needs new venues and old venues need a new definition of art.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: May 7 & 8, 2005


Second Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium

English Web Site
Chinese Web Site

China Millennium Museum, Digital Gallery
June 21, 2005 – July 11, 2005, BEIJING, CHINA

With the resounding success of the First Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium in May of 2004, 2005 sees another stellar gathering of the international new media art community in Beijing. Under the auspices of Millennium Dialogue, and hosted by Tsinghua University, China’s leading educational and research university, co-presented by ZKM, Center for Art and Media Technology of Germany and V2_ Institute for Unstable Media of the Netherlands, in collaboration with Ars Electronica Center of Austria, NOVAMEDIA of Australia, NTT InterCommunication Center of Japan, Canada’s Banff, Medi@austria from Austria and New York Institute of Technology of the United States, the Second Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium takes to the Chinese capital a highly charged new media art exhibition revolving on the central theme – IN THE LINE OF FLIGHT.

1st Bachelors' Prize for Net-Literature


Literaturhaus Stuttgart: Call for submissions
1st Bachelors' Prize for Net-Literature

What characterizes net-literature? The fact that it has to do with
computers linked to the net and that it can't simply be transferred
one-to-one onto paper, of course. And so "net" is the most significant,
primary element of the compound.

So far what has not been at the center of focus is the actual writing
apparatus, the computer itself, the universal machine, and if one is to
believe Dieter Daniels, a bachelors' machine. Marcel Duchamp, inventor
of the "Machine Celibataire" defined it in the succinct and cogent
phrase "short-circuit on desire".

The 1st Bachelors' Prize for Net-Literature is aimed at making the
sterile bachelors' machine fertile and is calling for entries in a
productive net-literature competition. In accordance with the nature of
the venture, participation is restricted to men.

Contributions must be submitted by September 30, 2005 via the competition website

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