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   Shiho Fukuhara and Charles Lim at CSM degree show
     "Saul Albert" <>
   2001 border camps start with live stream     
     florian schneider <>
   floors & floors 
   [Fwd: Video Game conference -- save the date -- University of
          Chicago  Cultural P
     Celia Pearce <> 
   new reviews in cyberculture studies (july 2001)     
     david silver <>  
   Media Circus 2001
     s|a|m <>
   Havana Women's Conference     


Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 02:37:49 +0100
From: "Saul Albert" <>
Subject: Shiho Fukuhara and Charles Lim at CSM degree show

In Central St. Martin's 2001 BA Fine Art show two students have produced
some great computer based art.

Charles Lim's laptop displays a hyper-real 3d model of the room in which it
is installed. Every 30 seconds the lights in the virtual and physical rooms
reverse - as one lights up, the other darkens to an over-emphasised ambient
noise recording. The ambient light appears to be sucked from the room into
the laptop as it and then explodes from it as it switches off.

PLEA: I wish I could remember the name of the artist/artwork he is quoting
with this.. a domestic lamp sits in a room. When switched on - the room
lights go down...creating the same optical illusion as described above. Can
anyone help? Bruce Lacey maybe?

His Quake mission in the Tate Modern is less interestingly displayed (no
frills: computer, joystick, table, chair) but beautifully drawn. While art
students all around the Tate were making charcoal sketches of the art he was
walking around with his laptop measuring proportions and emulating textures.
A highlight is that there are choice bits of art that you can blow up or
shoot. I've never enjoyed Bill Viola more than when assaulting his birth,
life, death triptych with a laser cannon.

Shiho Fukuhara's  low-res digital projection acts like a broken magic
mirror, displaying a looped video clip of the last few seconds of the
viewer's activity. The motion is jerkily reminiscent of 1920's manually
driven camera work or poor quality digital surveillance footage. Her
installation revisits themes of earlier electronic art, but is executed with
a light touch, wit and fluency that 'interactive' art people like Lynn
Hershman Leeson could only have dreamed of (her "Paranoid mirror" 1995 was a
kind of austere SERIOUS version of this piece).

It's interesting to see electronic art coming from St. Martins. Having
suffered at their hands myself I am aware that there are no tech art
resources or support to be found anywhere, but these students have obviously
managed to beg, borrow and steal their way to getting some brilliant work

The Central St. Martins show finishes on the 5th July (today!) but is open
until 6 HURRY. Charles Lim's work is on the 5th floor and the 7th
floor. Shiho Fukuhara's work is on the 7th floor. 116-119 Charing Cross Road
London WC1 (Tottenham Ct Road or Leicester Square tube).


Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2001 20:35:15 +0200
From: florian schneider <>
Subject: 2001 border camps start with live stream

07 JUL 2001 21:00 CET (+ 0100 GMT)


On Saturday, July 7, at 9 pm CET, a video live stream will be
broadcasted through the net. Video, text, sound and data streams coming
from Campsfield, Krynki, Lendava and Tarifa and other places will be
picked up and mixed up to single live video stream. It's an experiment,
meant to disseminate the common goals and the diversity of each camp,
their local contexts and the specific histories of each border, but also
to express the motivation of the different projects and to broadcast the
live atmosphere at the campsites. 

"Freedom of movement" is the main objective of six bordercamps in summer
2001. Year by year the barbarism of the migration regimes causes
thousands of deaths along the borders between east and west, north and
south. As it is getting easier for the fluxes of money, goods and
capital to roam around the globe, crossing a border is becoming more and
more difficult for most people. 

Borders are there to be crossed. People have the right to decide for
themselves where they want to live and how. We don't need a
globalisation designed for corporations and their hunger for more and
ever cheaper labour, no matter if legal or illegal. 

So we are going to the borders of Europe and the US, we are gathering to
bring forward a real international from the bottom, which meets the
needs of people to communicate, exchange experiences and cooperate.

Each of the six camps is a site for political, cultural and media
activities, they are creating a space to gather and meet, discuss,  make
actions and create connections. Camps are happening in:

TARIFA (es) july 2-8

LENDAVA (si) july 4-8

KRYNKI (pl) july 5-12

GENOVA (it) july 21-24

FRANKFURT (de) july 28-aug 5

TIJUANA (mx) aug 24-26

The distributed bordercamp communication structure starts with the  J7
live stream on July 7 and will offer various services and opportunities:

J7-ANNOUNCER: A mailinglist for further and detailled information about
the live stream on july 7 and further on. Please subscribe to that
(strictly moderated) list at:

NOBORDER.ORG: <> as the portal site, where
general and background informations about the noborder network and the
bordercamps 2001 are available

NOBORDER-CAMP SHOW REEL: A public video presentation of the camps at the
countersummit in Genova, July 19

NOBORDER-CAMP ARCHIVE: A video archive, where material from the
campsites will be stored for further usage

CAMP INTERFACES: Several public or semipublic interfaces will be up and
running soon, hosted by <>,
<>, <>

MEDIA PROJECTS: All the camps will be connected with the help of at
least three explicit media-projects:

The "Publix theatre caravan" is travelling to the WB protest in
Salzburg, the bordercamp in Slovenia, Genova and the border camp in
Frankfurt. A theatre group, various performers, and several DJ's are
participating in a media bus project travelling from Vienna, Salzburg,
Slovenia, Corinthia, Genova, Frankfurt. All together between 30 and 40
people in about ten vehicles, a big bus, some smaller vans and cars. 

A big bus full of media equipment travelling from Barcelona to Tarifa.
The back window of the bus can be used as a screen for video
projections, slides can be viewed on the windows. There is also
equipment for digital  editing and recording, video and audio streaming

A media bus is travelling from Campsfield in Britain to the Polish camp:
A solar driven energy system for sound  and projections, video editing
suite and computers.


Date: 2 Jul 2001 10:58:36 -0700
Subject: floors & floors


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Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 12:29:42 -0700
From: Celia Pearce <>
Subject: [Fwd: Video Game conference -- save the date -- University ofChicago  Cultural Policy Center Conference October 26-27, 2001]

Please post

> Announcing the 2000-2001 Cultural Policy Center "Arts and Humanities in
> Public Life" Conference
> Playing By the Rules: The Cultural Policy Challenges of Video Games
> October 26-27, 2001
> at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
> and the University of Chicago campus
> The University of Chicago Cultural Policy Center has assembled scholars of
> policy, education, law, and the arts along with experts from the nonprofit
> and corporate sectors to discuss the social impact of video games and ways
> of encouraging innovation and development in positive social directions.
> Roundtables on Day 1 and panels on Day 2 will address the regulation of
> violent games, the uses of video games in education, training, the future
> of video games as an art form, and more.
> Registration is free, but required as seating is limited.
> For a full conference agenda, location, speaker bios and topics and how to
> register, see the conference website
> at:
> Over 25 speakers are confirmed to date, including:
> Sara Diamond, The Banff Centre for the Arts
> Mary Engle, Federal Trade Commission
> J.C. Herz, Joystick Nation, Inc.
> Henry Jenkins, Comparative Media Studies, MIT
> Yasmin Kafai, Kids Interactive Design Studios, UCLA
> Marsha Kinder, Cinema-Television, USC
> Timothy Lenoir, History, Stanford University
> Doug Lowenstein, Interactive Software Developers Association
> Feng Mengbo, videogame artist, Beijing
> Stephan Meyers, Nokia
> Celia Pearce, Annenberg School of Communication, USC
> Alan Pope, Langley Research Center, NASA
> Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago Law School
> David Walsh, National Institute on Media and the Family
> Eric Zimmerman, gameLab
> Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested.
> Christopher Perrius
> Associate Director, Cultural Policy Center
> The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
> 1155 East 60th Street
> Chicago IL 60637
> (773) 702-4407
> (773) 702-0926 (fax)

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"Learn from the past and make more innovative mistakes."

Celia Pearce & Friends
P.O. Box 690, Venice, CA  90294
tel: +1 310 390-8014


Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 13:53:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: david silver <>
Subject: new reviews in cyberculture studies (july 2001)

   *** apologies for crosspostings ***
   ***   feel free to distribute   ***

New Book Reviews in Cyberculture Studies (July 2001)

Each month, the Resource Center for Cyberculture
Studies (RCCS) <> publishes two or
three full-length book reviews. The reviews reflect a
modest attempt to locate critically various contours
of the emerging and interdisciplinary field of
cyberculture studies. To date, RCCS has reviewed over
95 books, covering a range of topics, from online
culture, communities, and identities to hypertext,
digital literacy, and online pedagogy to Internet
policy, the digital divide, and online privacy.

New reviews (found at

Amy Jo Kim, Community Building on the Web (Peachpit
Press, 2000). Reviewed by Stine Gotved.

Steven Johnson, Interface Culture: How New Technology
Transforms the Way We Create & Communicate (Basic
Books, 1997). Reviewed by Jonathan Alexander.

Timothy Druckrey, editor, Ars Electronica: Facing the
Future. A Survey of Two Decades (MIT Press, 1999).
Reviewed by Jamie Brassett.

If you or your colleagues are interested in reviewing
books for RCCS, contact us directly at
<>.  As always, please feel free to
forward this message.

david silver

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Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2001 09:45:12 +1000
From: s|a|m <>
Subject: Media Circus 2001


MEDIA CIRCUS 2001 is a gathering of people who create, consume, critique and distribute media content that challenges, questions, expresses and celebrates our culture, our society and the way we live.  :  July 12th, 14th and 15th - 2001 : Melbourne Australia.

Discussions, Screenings and Special presentations by a diverse range of peoples including David Nguyen, Geert Lovink, Tony Birch, Deborah Kelly, Naomi Klein, Fiona Katauskas, Scott Mcquire, John Hughes, and many many others and YOU.

Media Circus Party is on Thursday night, 12th July - 7pm onwards. There'll be great music from Scott, Dave Thrussel, Sam g, and Artificial (Nicole B(if)tek vs. DJ Toupee). Location is the Public Office - 100 Adderley Street, West Melbourne. There is a limited capacity - so get in early!!!

The Media Circus 2001 event will on the weekend of 14th and 15th July, commencing 10:30am on the dot (so turn up at 10:00am). This will be at the Trades Hall - corner of Victoria and Lygon Streets, Carlton (where some of the comedy festival was held). 

Tickets are $25/$20 for the whole thing - including the Thursday nite launch party and the special Rogues States book. This ticket is available on Thursday nite from the Public Office. The Thursday nite gig will cost $7/$5 if you only want to attend that. The day sessions on the weekend cost $5 each. The night sessions are $7/$5 - but we want people to attend the whole thing - so get your weekend tickets sorted either on Thursday night or first thing Saturday. Check out the website for more details.

So, visit

And turn up early on Saturday - 10am for a 10:30am start. 

Thanks from the Media Circus Crew -

ps. no advance bookings and we have facilities to accept cash only.


Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 22:21:02 -0400
Subject: Havana Women's Conference

  The Chair of Women's Studies of the University of Havana announces 
the IV International Scientific Workshop "Women on the Threshold of 
the XX1 Century" that will take place from the 12th to the 16th of 
November 2001:


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