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   [cybersalon] Ubiquitous Computing                                            (by way of richard barbrook)                           

   Dj Spooky presents "Synchronic" at the Lunatarium this Friday!                  
     "Paul D. Miller" <>                                        

   3 more days till DEADLINE November 10                                           
     Misko <>                                                    

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   DIGITALIS Exhibition of Digital Print                                                                                                     

   next performance by the NY SCP                                                  
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   chasing windmills of peace forum#2 in nyc 11/11                                 
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   Videoconference:Future Of Religion                                                                                                   

   Re: Club Cubana Goa                                                                                                                     

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   FW: FORUM: THIS THURS 8 NOV 2001: TRENDS IN ADVERTISING                         
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   Ken Goldberg at Art Center 11/15/01                                             
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   SCI_Arc: Terrorism + Architecture Symposium (final program and text)            
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Date: Wed,  7 Nov 2001 00:27:15 +0000 (GMT)
From: (by way of richard barbrook)
Subject: [cybersalon] Ubiquitous Computing


On, everywhere?

- -Ubiquitous computing

20th november 2001 @ 8pm

ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)
The Mall

Ł8, Ł6 concs, Ł5 ICA members

"the future is not what it used to be."

- -Paul Valery

Some of the most visonary research labs share their views as to the
prominent technology of the future. What are the cultural, technical and
implications of integrated computing in our lives? And what uses will
consumers find for them?


*Jaron Lanier- Virtual Reality computer scientist, composer and visual artist.

*Irene McAra-McWilliam- newly-appointed Head of Computer Related Design
at the Royal College of Art and former head of R&D at Philips Design;

*Tim Parsey- VP for Consumer Experience Design at Motorola;

Chaired by Cris de Groot- Director of Research for Nowhere Foundation,
Design Transformation Group and Goldsmiths.

webcast on

Part 2:

+ Exhibition of ubiquitous art by graduates from the RCA 

+ DJ Zip Dog

Bar open till 1am

- ----- Part of the ICA's "What do you want to do with it?" Digital Festival


6 -10 November, 2 - 8pm	Free with day membership
TALK 		'The New Digital Aesthetics' 	Benjamin Fry/MIT
6 November, 7pm 		Ł8, Ł7, Ł6 ICA members
MUSIC		Ultra-red live [mille plateaux]	electronics & activitism
8 November, 8pm		Ł8, Ł7, Ł6 ICA members
CLUB		4hero [talkin loud]
10 November, 9pm		Ł5, Ł4, free for ICA members




New Media Knowledge


Hypermedia Research Centre

Groovy Gecko

Toffee Apple



Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 04:25:41 -0500
From: "Paul D. Miller" <>
Subject: Dj Spooky presents "Synchronic" at the Lunatarium this Friday!

Please forward!!!!                               PLease Forward!!!! 
Please Forward!!!!

Hello All: check the situation:

CD:dir:>Flip mode/open sequence:goto>>>wildstylz>>>

WHAT: Subliminal Kid Productions is pleased to announce a new weekly 
situation - "Synchronic - an event based on concpetual art and Dj 
CUlture that's about TIME... it's a "HAPPENING" every Friday nite - 
starting this Friday - for the next several months at the Lunatairum 
- - top floor 10,000 sq foot loft in the riverfront industrial section 
of Dumbo, Brooklyn

WHERE:  The Lunatarium - Jay & Water Streets in Dumbo Brooklyn - top 
floor... really big industrial space with a view of all three bridges 
between the Manhattan and Brooklyn, and an amazing view of the 
river.... more info:

Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid


DB of Break Beat Science

The event is sponsored by Subliminal Kid Productions (um... that's 
me...), Break Beat Science (Dj DB the store's proprietor and one of 
the mainstains of American Breakbeat culture will be a resident), 
Akin Atoms from Byzar, Dj Duane from Other Music that record store in 
NYC that specializes in experimental music, and a host of guest 
appearances by other international digital media artists, writers, 
and musicians every week.

This week will feature:
DJ Nat Rahav with special guest from the music collective "Organic 
Grooves - Turntables on the Hudson"
The Touch Brothers
Sean Hall and Billy Shane
Residents: Dj Duane and Akin
Live: Kudu

and as an addition to the roster

The Basement Bhangra/Mutiny Crew in the form of Dj Sirakhi will be 
joining us soon....

  - for an updated roster and exact directions just go to the website

theatrical aspects of the event are in the tradition of experimental 
theater and dance that resonates with thespian troupes like 
Funkadelic, De La Guarda, Fire Sign theater, and newcomers like 
Fischerspooner or some of the Dada Scene in the Weimar Republic of 
early 20th century Germany, or the after hours jazz bars in Harlem at 
the same time...  but this is NOW and the theater is comprised of 
numbers and their unfolding in time... digital environment and 
context: a new theater group/ensemble  called "Vessel" that's 
directed by the young up and coming theater star director Rachel 
Bowditch will create new situations every Friday for the duration of 
"Synchronic"...  "Vessel" - you will be hearing this name again 

Address is 10 Jay/ John Street and Pearl Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn.........
for more information and specific directions go or www.djspooky.coom

I'm going to be travelling on tour to support my new mix album "Under 
the Influence"  (opening acts for the "Under the Influence Tour" - 
The Coup, and Mr. len from Company Flow) in the U.S., Europe and 
Japan and various other locales for a while and will be in and out of 
town, but in the same tradition as Warhol, George Clinton, and 
Maurizio Cattelan, there will be a distribute network of DJ Spooky 
clones everynite... I will be making guest appearances on John Peel's 
radio show in London and Cold Cut's "Solid Steel" theater of samples 
on BBC to support the mix as well as other radio/t.v./internet art 
interventions... for info/specifics... just check the website.... 
like George Clinton said a while ago "The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein 
have arrived... may I frighten you?" You won't know if I'm there or 
tix: $10 at the door... $7 from the website...

Paul D. Miller a.k.a. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid

ps, if you'd like to be removed from the list,
just drop me a line with the usual "unsubscribe" in the subject
heading... and consider the fadeout...

CD:dir:>Flip mode/open sequence:goto>>>wildstylz>>>end.


wildstyle access:

Paul D. Miller a.k.a. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid

Subliminal Kid Inc.

Office Mailing Address:

Music and Art Management
245 w14th st #2RC NY NY


Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 11:15:57 +0100
From: Misko <>
Subject: 3 more days till DEADLINE November 10


Location: Museum of Contemporary Arts, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Date: December 1 - 2, 2001.

Organizer: Contemporary Art Center - Skopje;
Melentie Pandilovski - Director
Tel/Fax: ++389.    ++389.
Orce Nikolov 109, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Concept, Selection Committee, and Moderators: Melentie Pandilovski, Bojan Ivanov,
Branislav Sarkanjac, Zoran Petrovski.

Supported by: Foundation Open Society Institute - Macedonia,
European Cultural Foundation, ProHelvetia Reseaux Est-Ouest

The project titled as UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS is conceived as a challenge to examining the alteration stratum of the Balkans, concentrating strongly on questions of society, culture, art, and history. Reflections and analysis dedicated to these complex issues were examined during the Conference that took place in Ohrid, October 2000.
The project UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS has in the past year grown from a list of participants of a Conference to a Network of intellectuals from the region, that has focused on examining the intersection of the acquired codes in the social, historical, cultural context we have used on the Balkans in our immediate past, as well as in considering the changes through which our societies, and culture, have undergone over the past decades. In preparing the publication of contributions and texts offered during the last year's Conference, we have grown to believe that there is a real Balkanic profile of practical thinking. It transpired that the Conference did not take course towards an all-embracing theorizing discourse; moreover, it was oriented towards the processes of modelling a concrete answer to those ever more diverging streams of Balkanic memories and expectations.
As a certain follow up the organizing team for the project Understanding the Balkans has selected this year the theme of THE BALKANS AND GLOBALISATION.
The questions to be discussed on the forthcoming Conference, in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, are the effects and the effectiveness of globalisation in respect to the Balkans.
As globalisation represents an elusive term, entering the totality of factual and virtual processes in the spheres of ideology, economy, and socio-politics, researchers are urged to concentrate on the themes of:
- -       the practical form that the globalisation demonstrates;
- -       challenges posed by globalisation in the region of the Balkans - aspects of periphery and centers;
- -       the marginalization of the area of the Balkans - margins of the globalisation;
- -       the possibility of existing of rules regarding the phenomena of globalisation - global  market or global desire?;
- -       the cultural posture of the region in respect to globalisation - between love-hate and the cautious indifference.

Further on researchers are expected to reflect on, and possibly challenge the definitions and especially practices of globalisation coming from the West about the globalisation. Are ideas about it evolving? Is globalisation an irreversible situation i.e. is globalisation just a one-way street where the mainstreaming is expected to come from the West, or does the Balkans vice versa also produce certain effects which significantly cross the threshold of the globalising phenomena, thus effecting the West, as well as the other corners of the world? What should the answers to the questions posed by globalisation be on the Balkans? Are there any Balkanic questions to be asked? Is the thesis that "if globalisation is a global situation then the answer to it should also be global" correct? Is the notion of globalisation equally understood on the Balkans as on the West, and do the notions and practices of globalisation differ considerably in various parts of the Balkans?
Who in reality has the leading role in the dealing with culture on the Balkans, in the context of globalisation? Is the State, reduced to a contributory role, and is it up to civil society, to deal with culture, or is the situation such as to that the State still represents a leading force in the dealing with this issue?

The format of the Conference
UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS - THE BALKANS AND GLOBALISATION is inviting 20 independent thinkers from the Balkan region as well as outside from it, covering a wide expertise (sociologists, philosophers, historians, art historians, culture theoreticians, and artists).

DEADLINE for submitting up-to 2 page abstracts: November 10
(Integral texts between 8 - 12 pages)
Selection Committee notification:  November 15

Internet coverage
a.      Web site.
The information about the UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS 2000 Conference as well as a summary of the texts is available on the web site of the Conference.
b.      The information about the UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS 2001 Conference, THE BALKANS AND GLOBALISATION, as well as a summary of the texts will be available on the web site of the Conference.
c.  The Conference will be covered by video footage directly from the Conference on our web page, during the entire duration.

The catalogue from the UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS Conference 2000 is in print, and will be delivered to the participants of both Conferences. The proceedings from the Understanding the Balkans 2001 Conference THE BALKANS AND GLOBALISATION will be published in English and Macedonian with a possible translation to the other Balkan languages.

- --------------------- Original Message Ends --------------------

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Melentie Pandilovski
Contemporary Arts Center  - Skopje
Orce Nikolov 109, 1000 Skopje
Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax: +389.2.133.541
Tel/Fax: +389.2.214.495
Mobile: +389.70.217.075
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Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 12:19:07 +0100
From: Misko <>
Subject: Invitation

The Contemporary Art  Center - Skopje, Macedonia
cordially invites you to attend the opening of the exhibition

Telling stories
by Slavica Janeshlieva

Wednesday, 07.11.2001, 8 PM
CIX gallery

The project consists of stories and visual materials 
(objects made from items in everyday use).
Stories that I am telling are, in fact, the same stories that 
I have hear from my relatives and somehow 
(because all of these stories are true) with them I present analogy and
contrast of life now and in the past, life unique of one Balcan family,
which is a mixture of different traditions, religions and nationalities. 
This way of presenting the story with 
objects accompanied by photographs and text (the story itself) 
is coming out from one total and that is that: its not important how
often we are listening to some story - we never remember the words in
the story, we only create a picture for that and always when we
paraphrase that story we are in fact describing the picture that we
ourselves create. 

- --------------------- Original Message Ends --------------------

- -------------------------------------------------------
Melentie Pandilovski
Contemporary Arts Center  - Skopje
Orce Nikolov 109, 1000 Skopje
Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax: +389.2.133.541
Tel/Fax: +389.2.214.495
Mobile: +389.70.217.075
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Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 07:59:06 -0800
Subject: DIGITALIS Exhibition of Digital Print

Opening Friday, November 23 at 8:00 PM, Moon Base Gallery 
(, 227 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC, 
is proud to announce DIGITALIS, a group exhibition of digital print. 
The exhibition will present the work of 24 digital artists from 
Canada, England and the United States.

There will also be a multimedia performance by American artist 
Christina McPhee on Saturday, November 24, 8 PM. (See Admission is free.

The exhibition continues to December 14. Gallery hours are Tuesday - 
Sunday, noon to 5 PM. Catalogue posters will be available at the 
gallery. DIGITALIS is curated by James K-M. For more information 


Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 15:29:36 -0500
From: SCP-New York <>
Subject: next performance by the NY SCP

In answer to the call recently issued by FANCLUB in Manchester, England,
the New York SCP will be cutting into the sight lines of a public web
camera (Internet surveillance device) on Saturday 17 November 2001 to
protest against face recognition software.

Face recognition software is now being introduced at airports all over the
United States (Oakland, Boston, Providence, Denver) to combat so-called

The NY SP's performance will start at exactly 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
(1:30 pm in California, 9:30 pm in London and 10:30 pm in Berlin), will
last about 10 minutes, and will be repeated twice if possible.

this URL is your browser supports Java

this URL if your browser doesn't support Java (remember to click "Reload"
every 15 seconds or so)

For more information, contact (212) 561-0106


Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 20:26:00 +0100
From: "milos" <>
Subject: excavation



Prague, December 3-5, 2001

This media symposium brings together artists, scientists, and critics to
discuss theory and practice, and to reflect on the past, present and future
of new media, and on their social, political and cultural context.

Organized by:
Goethe Institute Prag, Center for Contemporary Arts Prague, National Film

As contemporary societies' dependency on new communication technologies is
growing, we need to understand what the roots and ramifications of their use
are. The appearance and transformation of various forms of image-making
associated with the recent development of digital technology have had a
major impact on our perception and our concept of reality.  But, for all
their novelty, these changes were unthinkable without cinema and other early
technologies and methods, as well as without scientific discoveries that
made them possible, starting with the exploration of the persistent image by
scientists in the early 19th century.

In his dissertation published in Prague in 1818, Johann Evangelista Purkinje
(Jan Evangelista Purkyně) observed that we still see a latent image of an
object a fraction-of-a-second after it disappears from our visual field. The
study of this perception-phenomenon, which was described in a greater detail
by Peter Mark Roget in 1824, laid the foundation for technical devices and
new media which turned still images into moving pictures, including cinema,
television, as well as digital audiovisual technologies.

Purkinje's work, which represents a fundamental connection between the dawn
of neuroscience and the rise of the technologies of the moving image, can
serve as a point of departure for reflections on the present development of
electronic media and their influence on our everyday life. As these
technologies provide us with new possibilities and change our way of life,
they necessitate explorations of their historical and theoretical concepts,
raising questions such as:

1. How have our perceptions of reality changed in respect to a more and more
sophisticated technical apparatus, constructed to record, scan, and generate
images, and even to artificially simulate audio-visual environments and

2. How do new cognitive models contribute to the evolution of electronic
media and, conversely, what is the role of digital technology in cognitive

3. How is the rapid growth of electronic media embedded in history?

4. How do cultural traditions condition the use and development of new media

on one hand, and how do new media reconfigure these traditions and our
notion of history on the other?

5. How do different timeframes of discourse (social, political and
geographical...) determine our reflection of technology?

6. What models of collaboration between scientists and artists have been and
still are constructive?  And what are the platforms, goals and framing
issues of such inter-mediations?

Preliminary program:

Sunday 2nd December

5.p.m. informal meeting and

Machine Centred Humanz
Guy van Belle
Audio-visual Performance
will be confirmed

National Museum of Technology
Kostelní 42
170 78  Praha 7

Monday 3rd December

Goethe Institut. 10. - 13.00

Opening statement:

Johann Evangelista Purkinje: From Dromology to Moving Pictures
Jaroslav Anděl, Independent Scholar, New York.
Johann Evangelista Purkinje, whose work provides a framework for the
conference, can be considered a precursor of dromology, a discipline that
studies the perception of movement. The opening presentation argues that the
exploration of the perception of movement inspired the rise and rapid
advance of the technologies of moving image - a link evident in Purkinje's
work. His ideas and experiments serve as historical reference for the six
topical themes of the conference.

Observation and Experiments of the Physiology of Senses
Jiří Hoskovec, Professor, Charles University Prague
Purkyně, polymath of the Czech/Austrian/German scientific community in the
19th century whose work is associated with the dawn of neuroscience, made a
number of influential discoveries, but none of them as interesting as his
earliest enquiries into vision. Prof. Jiři Hoskovec collaborated on the
recently published book Purkinje´s Vision: The Dawning of Neuroscience by
Nicholas J.Wade and Josef Brožek.

11:00 - 13:00
Session 1.
Moving Pictures and Optical Devices: Machines for Observation and Machines
for Dreaming - Technology, Science, Entertainment and Art.

Among many developments leading to the emergence of early cinema and moving
pictures in the 19th century, is the most spectacular the tradition of
optical and communication instruments, associated with painting, optics,
natural history, but also with entertainment industry and magic: Magic
Lanterns, Kaleidoscopes, Phenakistoscopes, Zoetropes, Praxinoscopes,
Zoopraxinoscopes, Mutoscopes, as well as tools used in the Fantasmagorie
performances by Etien Gaspard Robertson. These did contributed towards the
rise of Cinematographe and Cinema, and this tradition determined shapes and
contemporary approaches towards new telecommunication devises. Media
archaeology explores the recurring elements and motives underlying and
guiding the development of media culture and "excavates" the traces in which
these traditions and formulations have been "imprinted" on different media
machines and systems in different historical contexts.

14: 30-16:30

Session 2.
Kinetic and Cinematic: From Mobility to Telematic Bodies.

Cinema and the consequent generations of new media can be viewed both as
products and symbolic systems of mobility, one of the principal
characteristics of modernity. The study of the perception of moving bodies
laid foundations for the development of new media. This further fostered the
fascination with dynamics, fluidity, and the transitory that have inspired a
great number of modern scientific and artistic concepts. This link thus
provides a historical context for understanding the multiple interchange
between new media and new fields of explorations.

Session 3.
Exploring Senses, Reinventing Media.

The notion of visual culture has recently been hailed as a fresh approach to
reality that contests the dominance of text-oriented thinking in favour of
the visual perception. Purkinje´s ideas and experiments suggests that the
dichotomy of the visual and the discursive can be surpassed by exploring how
different senses contribute to the constitution of reality and how they
relate to each other. His work can serve as an inspiration for a deeper
understanding of issues of inter-mediality and trans-mediality - studies of
the relationships and interchange between different media as well as senses
in relation to the constant effort to negotiate our concepts of reality.


Session 4.
Media Inventors: Redefining the Boundaries between Science, Technology, and

Media inventors through the history have often crossed the boundaries
between individual fields while redefining their relationships. The
scientist Purkyne was a prolific translator of poetic works and bridged the
gap between science and art by executing his scientific experiments on
himself. The painters Daguerre and Morse invented media that accelerated the
growth of scientific knowledge and the poet Charles Cross used scientific
systems for groundbreaking inventions of colour photography and sound
recording as well as for a visionary method of communication with
extraterrestrial civilizations.


Session 5.

The Moment of Discovery: From Science to Art and Technology and Vice Versa.

Discoveries connect different traditions and fields while opening new
developments. This was the case of Purkinje's exploration of the movement of
the eye, which inspired his prediction of the rise of abstract and kinetic
art. His studies of the perception of movement led him to contribute to the
emerging science and art of moving pictures. Similarly, color theories paved
the way for Neo-Impressionism and technologies of color photography. In the
twentieth century, the invention of the computer was made possible by
mathematical theories. How does the notion of the thinking machine effect
the cross-fertilisation of arts, science and technology?

Panel 6.
Media Visions: Beyond the Dialectic of Liberation and Control?

In his article "Kinesiskop," written in 1865, Purkinje envisioned the
spectacular advance of the visual associated with the moving image and its
applications in science and art. He also introduced the system of
fingerprint reading (dactyloscopy), which was soon adopted for personal
identification and became one of the first modern methods of control and
surveillance. Empowerment and domination, liberation and control are closely
intertwined in the rise and evolution of technology and new media. Can we
find today a frame of reference that would enable us to look beyond this dia


Dawn of Cinema
(from the National Film Archive Prague)

first films from the collection of The National Film Archive, Prague
Bartolomějská 11, Praha 1, tel.: 24237233

Additional Program

Wednesday 5th December

10. - 13.30
Academy of Fine Arts - New Media Department
U Akademie 4

Discussion and presentations

7.30 p.a.

Camera Magica,

(from the archive of Werner Nekes)
Kino Konvikt
Bartolomějská 11, Praha 1, tel.: 24237233

quotes from Purkyně works

"For a couple of years I have been interested in the theory of the so-called
optical magic wheels this being but the result of my observations of the
pseudo-picture (Purkinje's term for the persistent image) carried through
long ago. The pseudo-picture lasts through the wink of the eye in front of
the inner sense causing that the vision of the realities viewed is
uninterrupted. I succeeded to discover several modifications of the here
mentioned apparatus by which the representation has been speeded up as the
popularisation of the apparatus made easier after all. I have felt so much
enthusiastic for that idea which I think to be of much significance not only
as a branch of art but also in the respect of profit so that I decided to
have it registered as a patent on the result of which I still wait in."

In: "Z neznamé korespondence J.E.Purkyne II," edited by F.X.Halas,
Universitas 87. Revue Univerzity J.E.Purkyne v Brne, vol. 20, April 1987, p.
50(?, 56?).

"Kinesiscope, is a word from Greek for the instrument of physiology and
physics by which various movements of natural as well as artistic objects
can be represented. That is to say every movement is becoming in a sequence
of time, in every moment of this time the object occupies a certain spatial
position, which changes while making transition into the next moment. These
changes represent themselves on a moving plane in a sequence, when this
plane then moves either in a circular or linear way so that individual
pictures occupy the same position in a highest speed and stop for a moment
there, the eye conceive them as if on the same spot changing in time. In
this  way, one can achieve that even movements of all kinds can be
represented. To achieve this goal, there are various means used, simple or
more elaborated according to how this branch has evolved with time. (.) it
is especially important that the most diverse movements of natural,
historical, and artistic performances can be presented even to a wider
public, and a special branch of scientific industry will emerge from this,
useful in schools and, in general, for education and entertainment. For
instance, in the field of physics, it is possible to present various kinds
of the wave motion of liquids, sound, and light, the most complex machines
in their motion; in the field of physiology, the motion of the heart, the
blood circulation, the nerve currents, the muscle activity; in natural
history, the movement of various animals on the ground and in the air, the
most diverse play of colors, physiognomic expressions on the human face,
dramatic motions,  the growth of plants and other organic bodies, figurative
representation from all sides, which otherwise is not possible to execute on
a simple plane; in the field of history, the performances of various
groupings of human action, for instance, battles, balls,  marches and
others. These performances can take place either on a smaller scale or in
any enlargement on transparent surfaces. It can be expected that thanks to
the mastery of artists this thing will become in time a special branch of
fine arts, in which it will not suffice to create only a single moment of
the evolving act, but also a complete story and complete narrative."
("Kinesiskop," Riegruv slovník naučný, 1865)

Invited participants:

Miklos Peternak, Director, Center for Culture and Communication, Budapest
Tom Gunning, Professor, Film and Media Historian, University of Chicago
Erkki Huhtamo, Associate Professor, UCLA, Los Angeles
Barbara Maria Stafford, William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor,
University of Chicago
Christian Huebler, Knowbotic Research - Swiss-German Media Collective,
Jiří Fiala, The Institute for Advanced Studies at Charles University, Prague
Ivan M. Havel, Director, The Institute for Advanced Studies at Charles
University, Prague
Roy Ascott, Professor, CAIIA Institute, UK
Ryszard Kluszczynski, Professor, Warsaw, Poland
Bohuslav Blažek, Mediatheorist, Prague
Erik Davis, Writer, San Francisco
Andrej Smirnow, Artist and Director of The Teremin Center, Moscow
Richard Kriesche, Professor, Hochschule fuer Gestaltung, Offenbach, Germany
Guy van Belle, Artist, Antwerpen/Rotterdam
Dieter Daniels, Professor, Media Schule - MediaTheorist / Leipzig
Jiří Hoskovec, Professor, Department of Psychology, Charles University,
Werner Nekes, Artists, Filmaker/Cologne
Rolf Pixley, Artist, Theorist, Amsterdam
Richard Jung, Professor, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague


Initiators: Jaroslav Anděl,  Art Historian, Curator, New York
Miloš Vojtěchovský, Art Historian, Curator, Prague,
Michael de la Fontaine, Program Director of Goethe Institut Prag,
Michael Bielicky, Media Artist, Academy of Fine Arts Prague

The project Excavating the Future is part of the activities of the Center
for Contemporary Art in Prague, resulting from the Center's long-term
interest in broader applications of art and technology in everyday life.
Excavating the Future originates in the framework created by several
projects that FCCA organized or participated in in recent years, including
the New Media Exhibition Orbis Fictus (1995), active participation in the
series of Flusser Media Symposia in Prague, and other programs related to
the Media Laboratory founded by the FCCA three years ago. Organizers hope to
help foster new international connections between individuals from different
backgrounds, resulting in durable and fruitful collaborations in the future.
The conference will be documented in a small brochure and, more extensively,
on a website.

The project Excavating the Future continues in the tradition of the Flusser
Media symposium series organized by the Goethe Institute Prag between 1992
and 1998.

supported by: German Czech Future Funds, Trust for Mutual Understanding,
Royal Netherlands Embassy in Prague, Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic,
Ministry of culture of Finland, British Council, Austrian Cultural
Institute, Pro Helvetia Zurich and Prague, Polský kulturní institut v Praze.
The program of Medialaboratory is supported by grant from Daniel Langlois
Foundation for Art, Science and Technology,

Collaborating Institutions:

Department of Informatic of The Charles University Prague, The Faculty of
Fine Arts of The Technical University Brno, The Academy of Fine Arts Prague,
The National Museum of Technology in Prague, The National Museum Prague, The
Center for Culture and Technology Budapest, The Institute for Advanced
Studies at Charles University, The National Film Institute Prague, Center
for Culture and Communication Budapest, Center for Old and new Media
Amsterdam, and other Czech and foreign initiatives, individuals and

Miloš Vojtěchovský, Katherine Kastner

Center for Contemporary Arts
Jeleni 9
118 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
tel 00420 224373178
fax 00420 57320640

Michael de la Fontaine
Program Director

Goethe Institut Prag
Masarykovo nabrezi 32
CZ - 110 00 Praha 1
Tel: (00420 2) 219 62-111
Fax: (004202) 219 62-250

Jaroslav Anděl

309 East 4th Street, New York
Tel/Fax: 001 212 387 9347


Eva Křepelka

Goethe Institut Prag
Masarykovo nabrezi 32
CZ - 110 00 Praha 1
Tel: (00420 2) 219 62-111
Fax: (004202) 219 62-250

film screenings:

Milan Klepikov
Národní filmový archiv
Malešická 12, 130 00 Praha 3
tel. +420 2 71770509, +420 2 71770502-3 fax. +420 2 71770501


Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 13:30:05 -0500
From: "" <>
Subject: chasing windmills of peace forum#2 in nyc 11/11

more than ever, time to debate, engage, participate. in case you are
in nyc this sunday, nov 11th, please join us at our world affairs
forum's second installment.

iara lee
caipirinha productions
caipirinha productions, in association with ocularis, presents

CHASING WINDMILLS OF PEACE forum discussion #2

*HAMID DABASHI, Ph.D.- columbia university professor- middle eastern culture
*DOUG HENWOOD - editor of 'the left business observer' newsletter,
author of 'a new economy.'
*MICHAEL GRIFFIN- author of 'reaping the whirlwind: the taliban
movement in afghanistan'
*screening of NOAM CHOMSKY's MIT lecture excerpt: 'the new war against

we invite you to a discussion on middle eastern culture and politics,
with the hopes of shedding light on afghanistan's socio-political
history and putting our current relations with that country into a
more in-depth context.

sunday, november 11, 5:00 pm
ocularis at galapagos art & performance space
70 north 6th street (between wythe + kent avenues) williamsburg, brooklyn
L train to bedford avenue (3 stops from union square)

for more information: *

CAIPIRINHA productions (pronounced 'ky-pee-reen-ya') is an
independent mixed media arts & culture company with activities in the
fields of film, music and human rights.

OCULARIS is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established to
provide a forum for the exhibition of work by emerging and
established independent, experimental filmmakers.


Date: Fri,  9 Nov 2001 17:34:31 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Videoconference:Future Of Religion

STREAMMINISTER Videoconference and Webcast, 11th November 2001

The Future of Religion

Organized by the House of the Cultures of the World and the Veranstaltungsforum der Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck

11th November, 2001

Live webcast from 11:00h GMT on the Internet

The global search for spirituality: Buddhism and 'New Age'

At the beginning of the third millenium, the search for spirituality seems to shift more and more to movements, which lie beyond religious patterns based on a faith in god. While people during the 70's and 80's of the last century searched for psychological and psychoanalytical support in the quest for the self, it seems that nowadays it has been replaced with a turn towards spiritual sources such as Zen-Buddhism (often adapted to a "Western" form), or with a retreat into an ascetic, monastic atmosphere, which helps people from all kinds of different social classes to cope with everyday life. Esoteric trends like the New Age Movements are further phenomena, which can be found globally in various manifestations like i.e. in Japan. There, the development includes the spread of religious, esoteric and occult ideas in relation to Buddhist and Shinto elements. Nationalistic tendencies, described by Winston Davies as 'Japan Theory', play in important role within this process.


Susumu Shimazono, Professor for Religious Studies, University of Tokyo (via Videoconference live from Tokio)

Winston Davies, Professor for Religious Studies, Washington University

Hartmut Zinser, Professor for Religious Studies, Free University Berlin

Bernd Jost, Reader, Rowohlt Verlag, Hamburg

Further information and live streaming:

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Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 19:40:38 +0530 (IST)
Subject: Re: Club Cubana Goa


Just a short note on the good news of the openning of CLUB CUBANA GOA the only exclusive nightclub in Goa,India.

If your around your invited on friday the 9th of October 2001 9Pm onwards and well be open every day of the season.


Club Cubana Goa


Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 14:18:55 +0100
From: Res publica <>

Res publica, association for information
Prague, Czech Republic

Facts on Depleted Uranium
On 24th and 25th November 2001

We are sending you last information and official invitation to the conference dedicated to the problems of Depleted Uranium.

Conference Facts on depleted Uranium is to take place in the rooms of Technicians Club (Klub techniku), Novotného lávka 5, Prague 1, several meters from the Charles bridge

Conference is to proceed according to the following time schedule

10.00 am presentation, information of accommodation, from 10.30 am a brief seeing of the Old City will be arranged in case of your interest
12.00 lunches

13.00 pm conference opening
13.15 - 18.00 pm contributions of participants and following discussions
16.15 coffee break
18.00 closing the first day,
18.30 pm dinner, r, possibility of social meeting, sightseeing Prague, in case of cultural program interest


10.00 am opening of the second day of the conference, continuation of participants presentations and discussion

14.30 pm topics, appreciations and conclusions of the conference
15.30 lunch

This conference organizer will provide free of charget accommodation to participants from 24th to 25th November, in extraordinary cases from time reasons of the travel it is possible to book the accommodation from 23rd November. Participants of the Conference are expected to cover their own travel expenses. We beg you to send the application form and information on your arrival and departure, so that we would be able to organize you receival in Prague and accommodation.

In this moment there are about 30 participants registered from abroad and we take into account the participation of about 10 persons from the Czech Republic. We anticipate still more registrations.

The conference is being conducted in English language. The scope of the contribution will take about 20 minutes. We would appreciate if the contribution would be sent to us prior the conference opening or handed over to us at the presentation before the conference opening. We would like to hand over all contributions still in this form to participants at this conference.

Considering the facts that some of the participants have already notified their discussion contributions, eventually their themes or even sent already theses of contributions, we are already now firmly decided that the conference results are to be published in the form of a conference summary volume. Each of the attendants will receive for their needs gratis ten copies. As we have given in the first information, the conference results will be handed over also to the president Vaclav Havel.

In case of emergency call no. +420+2+83850402 or +420+0723570859 (GSM) - Mr. Stanislav Patejdl.

Reply slip

I would like to participate in the Conference Facts on Depleted Uranium, Prague, Czech Republic, November 24.-25. 2001

Name ..........................
Surname ..........................
Date of birth
Sex (man, woman)
Address (City, State) ..........................
Web site..............
Arrival ..........................
Departure ..........................
I would like to submit a paper on..... ............................................

Deadline for registration: November 14, 2001

Please complete this slip and return it to the Res publica, association for information, Prague, Czech Republic:,


Res publica, association for information
 and partners are organising
an international conference on the theme

24th and 25th November 2001

Prague - Czech Republic
Novotného lávka 5, Praha 1
Klub techniků (Technicians Club)

Saturday 24th November
10.00 am presentation, accommodation, touring the Old City of Prague, 12.00 lunches
13.00 pm conference opening - Prof Jiri Matousek from the Institute of Environmental Chemistry and Technology Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology from the Czech Republic, expert moderator at this Conference
13.15 - 18.00 pm coming up of conference participants in the discussion to individual appearances
18.30 pm dinner, afterwards the possibility of seeing the city, a visit to cultural program

Sunday 25th November
10.00 am opening of the second day of the conference, appearances of participants and continuations of the discussion
14.30 pm topics, appreciations and conclusions of the conference
15.30 lunch

By means of this conference we endeavour to contribute to an expert appreciation of the problem of the depleted uranium deployment. This necessity was pointed out by the Czech president V. Havel in his answer to letter of vice-chairman of the Res publica PhDr Jiri Horak, who directed the attention to the problematic nature in using arms with DU. Consequently all contributions presented at this conference will be provided to Mr. Vaclav Havel.

We believe that also you by your participation and contribution delivered at this conference will help to meet its purpose, to judge expertly the not negligible problem of depleted uranium deployment.

We are looking forward to meet you.

Stanislav Kliment
Association chairman	
Jiri  Horak, Ph. D.
Association vice-chairman

Reply slip

I would like to participate in the Conference Facts on Depleted Uranium, Prague, Czech Republic, November 24.-25. 2001

Name ..........................
Surname ..........................
Date of birth
Sex (man, woman)
Address (City, State) ..........................
Web site..............
Arrival ..........................
Departure ..........................
I would like to submit a paper on..... ............................................

Deadline for registration: November 14, 2001

Please complete this slip and return it to the Res publica, association for information, Prague, Czech Republic:,


Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 23:06:13 -0500
From: fran ilich <>

- ------ Mensaje reenviado
De: David Thorburn <thorburn@MIT.EDU>
Responder a: MIT Communications Forum Subscribers <MITCF@MITVMA.MIT.EDU>
Fecha: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 21:23:36 -0500


Recent Trends in Advertising

8 Nov 2001
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
MIT Media Lab
20 Ames St.

A prolific and distinguished advertising insider (Ty Montague) and a
major critic of the industry (Thomas Frank) will discuss the current battle

consumer eyeballs and how Madison Avenue is responding to the
changing media environment.

Thomas Frank is the author of One Market Under God
(Doubleday, 2000) and The Conquest of Cool (Univ. of
Chicago, 1997). He is the editor of The Baffler, a journal of
cultural criticism based in Chicago. Frank received a Ph.D. in
history from the University of

Ty Montague is co-creative director at Wieden + Kennedy in
New York. In his 15-year career, he has created campaigns for
national clients such as Reebok, Mercedes Benz, Coca-Cola,
Volvo, Everlast, MTV and others. Beginning in 1994, Montague
spent four years as a freelance consultant working on projects for
Wieden + Kennedy, Fallon McElligott Berlin, Hal Riney and
Ammirati Puris Lintas.

- ------ Fin del mensaje reenviado

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Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 09:57:34 -0800
From: "Peter Lunenfeld" <>
Subject: Ken Goldberg at Art Center 11/15/01

"Invisible Hands & Naked Eyes"
Ken Goldberg

Thursday |November 15 | 4:00 p.m.

The Toyota Lecture Series at the Ahmanson Auditorium 
Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St. | Pasadena, CA 91103 |

What is the relationship between distance, authenticity, and the snowy thing
we call knowledge?  Ken Goldberg will describe a series of Internet-based
tele-reality experiments including a new system that explores the dynamics
of group behavior.

Technologies such as the telescope and telephone were invented to bridge
distances. We have remote controls for our garage doors and our televisions
(the latter a remote for the remote).  The Internet provides unprecedented
push-button access to remote information. With our increased ability to
reach out and touch, others gain the ability to reach out and touch us.

Ken Goldberg is associate professor of engineering at UC Berkeley. He led
the team that developed the first robot on the Internet in 1994. Goldberg's
art installations have appeared in the Interactive Media Festival, Ars
Electronica, the Walker Art Center, ICC Biennale in Tokyo, Berkeley Art
Museum, and the Whitney Biennial 2000.  He is editor of The Robot in the
Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet (MIT
Press, 2000). 

Also check out his Hotlist this month in Artforum


Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 00:45:48 -0800
From: Benjamin Bratton <>
Subject: SCI_Arc: Terrorism + Architecture Symposium (final program and	text)


  (The Southern California Institute of Architecture)
   Fall Semester Symposium:

The terrorism/ architecture overfold is more than the spectacle of extreme
gesture, it is a strategic assault on the fabric of a particular
configuration of inhabitation. It is an attack on a particular regime of
bodily-space, and the programmatic declaration of another to take its place.

The architectures of terror are organized according to/against deeply
habituated cultural, social, discursive, technological, and even topological
lived patterns. What appears to be an attack on a habitat, or an attack on
its inhabitants, is really an erasure of a mode and moment of occupation, of
the meaningful structure of collective organization played out there.

What re-emerges then is both the deeply architectonic character of
political/ transpolitical action, and the universally contestational quality
of space.

    Benjamin H. Bratton and Norman M. Klein, co-organizers.

        + Roger O. Friedland
        + Eric Owen Moss
        + Kazys Varnelis
        + Dick Hebdige
        + Lida Abdullah
        + Mariana Botey
        + Eddo Stern
        + Richard Wittman
        + Bill Barbinski
        + Adam Zaretsky
        + Benjamin H. Bratton
        + Norman M. Klein

==Saturday, November 17, 2001. 10:30 AM - 2 PM.
    SCI_Arc. 960 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA. 90013-1822
    (213) 613-2200
    Admission is free.

    Archinect (
    Form Zero Architectural Books + Gallery (
    The Culture Industry (

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