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[Nettime-bold] For those who missed Maciej Wisniewski + John Klima the other nite...

(apologies for cross postings)
For those who missed the live presentations by Maciej
Wisniewski + John Klima the other nite at our digital
salon at Parsons, here it is online:

Many thanks to the artists for speaking about their
work, to Zhang Ga, my co-collaborator, and to Magda
Sawon (Postmasters), Mark Tribe (Rhizome), Howard
Goldkrand (Soundlab/Cultural Alchemy), Blackhawk (The

and all those who came by and added to the discussion,
and to those who tried to log on (we had some
technical problems, so sometimes there is audio but no
video feed)...apologies for that.

also, apologies to Wolfgang Staehle and The Thing, we
mistakenly forgot to add the following:

John Klima's "glasbead" is hosted on The Thing server,
and "glasbead" could not be possible without the
support of everyone there at TT.

again, thanks to everyone who participated,
contributed to the discussion + were interested in the
work enough to drag their bums over to Parsons on a
Friday nite...

*For Immediate Release*

NetArt Initiatives presents: 

"Alternate Mach(inations): Netomat + glasbead"
(two works which challenge + explore how information
and databases are interfaced and experienced as
stand-alone applications and which utilise low-level
Maciej Wisniewski and John Klima: live presentation
organised by Zhang Ga & Cristine Wang

Friday, November 10, 2000 
presentation at 7 PM EST
Parsons Center for New Design 
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 

live online at:

Maciej Wisniewski:
"n e t o m at":
is a meta-browser that engages a different Internet -
an Internet that is an intelligent application and not
simply a large database of static files.
netomat(TM)dialogues with the net to retrieve
information as unmediated and independent in form. Our
current point-and-click navigation, rigid information
distribution, and passive browsing of "authored"
information in today's interactivity will be of little
use when using netomat(TM). 

Maciej Wisniewski is an artist and programmer whose
work focuses on the underlying social implications of
technology and the network.  Netomat and his earlier
projects ("m e t a V i e w ", "T u r n s t i l e  2",
"S c a n l i n k", "J a c k p o t", and "T e l e - T o
u c h") have been featured in online and offline
exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery, New York; ZKM,
Karslruhe Germany; ICA, London; Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis; Guggenheim, SoHo; Johannesburg Biennial;
and Benjamin Weil's ada'web.  Wisniewski studied
toward a Ph.D. program at the Institute for General
Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, University
of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.

John Klima: 
is a an ongoing exploration into sound/music
interfaces implementing multi-user gaming technology.
By manipulating an entirely graphical 3d interface,
the collaborative sound interface allows players to
upload and trade sample sounds without restriction as
to content. Current bandwidth allows 20 online
participants to manoever through glasbead
simultaneously. "glasbead" is hosted on The Thing
server <>, and is made possible by
Wolfgang Staehle + Walter Palmetsofer + Andrea Mayr.

John Klima is an artist and programmer who recently
received the "Golden Lasso" award for Web3d RoundUp at
the Siggraph computer graphics convention in New
Orleans this summer. glasbead and other vrml works and
installations have been exhibited at the ICC, Tokyo in
New Media New Faces; Postmasters Gallery, NY; Viper
Int'l Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland; European Media
Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany; 

The NETART INITIATIVE is a loosely knit, open source
based, hub styled, forum oriented, action enabled
consortium, where people meet, virtually and bodily,
to communicate, exchange, and discourse for advancing
the understanding of a virtual art, a networked art
and an art that is pervasive and ubiquitous in the
years to come.

jihui (the meeting point, a project of NetArt
Initiative), a self-regulated digital salon, invites
all interested people to send ideas for
discussion/performance/etc, jihui puts you right under
the spotlight. For more info, visit check under toBeIsToDo.

jihui is sponsored by Center for New Design @ Parsons
School of Design 

Cristine Wang
Director New Media Initiatives
The Alternative Museum
594 Broadway NYC 10012

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