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     saul ostrow <>                                                       

   call for section 'terror' @ obn conference                                      
     Cornelia Sollfrank <>                                          

   Call for Papers: "Silence is (not) Sexy: Organising Sound and Silence",  EGOS, B
     Steffen Bohm <>                                           

   Fwd: A 'festival of discourse'                                                  
     Maren Hartmann <>                                       

   DECEMBER ART SHOW AT THE IMC GALLERY                                                                                                  

   REMINDER Marc Rotenberg, Nov. 15. 2001                                          
     Ana Viseu <>                                               


Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 14:57:28 -0500
From: saul ostrow <>

>   Eyebeam with The Center for New Design at Parsons School of Design
>                                presents
> A Free One Day Symposium
> Saturday, December 1, 2001, 9-5 p.m.
> The New School's Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12
> Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
> As part of its architectural design competition process, Eyebeam,
>, presents
> this day-long symposium engaging members of the community and
> practitioners from the fields of art, architecture, museology,
> sociology, and philosophy in a dialogue around the themes of new media
> art and architecture. To view the online forum, Open Source
> Architecture: The Future Art Space, log onto
> Panelists Include:
> David Alm - Critic
> Andreas Angelidakis - Architect and Artist
> Suzanne Anker - Artist, School of Visual Arts
> Peter Awn - Professor of Comparative Religious and Islamic Studies,
> Columbia University
> Florent Aziosmanoff - Multimedia Author and Editor
> Dan Cameron - Curator, The New Museum of Contemporary Art
> George Fifield - Curator of New Media, Decordova Museum
> Jean-Marc Gauthier - Artist
> Frank Gillette - Artist
> Pablo Helguera - Artist, Educator, Guggenheim Museum
> David Hotson - Principal, David Hotson Architect
> Ron Jones - Art Center College of Design
> Patrick Lichty - Curator
> Greg Niemeyer - Artist, Professor, University of California-Berkeley
> Craig Newick - Principal, Newick Architects
> Marisa Olson - Curator
> Saul Ostrow - Director, Center for Visual Art and Culture, University
> of Connecticut, Stamford and Storrs
> Fred Ritchin - Associate Professor of Photography and Communications,
> Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
> Cynthia Beth Rubin - Artist
> Michael Rush - Director, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art
> Elizabeth Streb - Choreographer
> Tucker Viemeister - Industrial Designer
> Panels discussion topics include:
> Redefining the Relationship between Curators & Artists
> The Marriage of Real and Virtual Space
> The Wired Museum in the Post-Religious Age
> Building Eyebeam: A Look at 13 Designs
> Eyebeam is a not-for-profit organization established to provide
> access, education, and support
> for artists, students and the general public in the field of art and
> technology.  It was founded in 1996 by John S. Johnson with the
> purpose of introducing broad and diverse audiences to new technologies
> and media arts while simultaneously establishing new media art as a
> significant genre.
> For more information about Eyebeam please contact:
> Eyebeam
> 540-548 W. 21st Street
> 212-937-6581
> (Administrative Offices)
> 45 Main Street, 12th Floor
> Brooklyn, NY  11201
> 718-222-3982


Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 12:02:28 +0100
From: Cornelia Sollfrank <>
Subject: call for section 'terror' @ obn conference

dear all,

due to the radical changes which have happend since september 11, we, the organizers of the obn-conference decided to dedicate one part of the conference to a section called:

"The borders of 'terror' -- media- and war techniques"

For this section at the old boys network's conference  'very cyberfeminist international' (December 13-16th) we are looking for speakers addressing one or more of the following questions:

- - How to approach the (mass) media presentation of the events since September 11th? Is it a 'propaganda war'?
- - Which strategy can be analyzed regarding the career of the word 'terror' in the western mass media ? 
- - How does the meaning of 'terrorism' shift compared to the related terms of 'armed struggle for liberation' or 'war'? 
- - Can 'terrorism' mean symbolic acts of purposefully applying violence of any kind or is it reserved to a questionable 'reality' of physical violence?
- - Has killing and/or the destruction of material or cultural symbols become a new guarantee of 'reality' of today's western popular metaphysics? 

so far, we have invited RAWA - revolutionary association of women from afghanistan - to speak at this section.

please forward this call to anyone who might be competent and interested to come to Hamburg to attend the conference.

Call for contributions- urgent! please send your recommendations and/or proposals to <>


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Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 10:40:16 +0100
From: Steffen Bohm <>
Subject: Call for Papers: "Silence is (not) Sexy: Organising Sound and Silence",  EGOS, Barcelona, 4-6 July 2002

Silence Is (not) Sexy: Organising Sound and Silence
Conference stream at the 18th EGOS Colloquium, 4-6 July 2002,
Barcelona, Spain (


Silence can be heard only from those who are disposed to wait for a
while, it is slowness. Sound travels through the air at sonic
velocity, it is modern speed. But silence is also what is denied, made
invisible, hard to discuss; and sound can be local expressions of
wider silences. Hence the ethics of sound and silence is not easily
decidable. We invite contributions which deal with the dialectic
between sound and silence as an occasion to explore fields of art,
organisation, resistance, change and hope; as a chance to give voice
to emotion, desire, indifference and seduction. The following list of
themes should be seen as an inspiration:

- - Aesthetics and the sublime of sound and silence
- - Anti-modern silence: mysticism, religion and God
- - Body noises, voices and silences
- - Conferences as noise factories
- - Desire of sound and silence
- - Ethics of sound and silence
- - Hearing the disabled: giving voice to the lost, hidden, neglected
and marginalised
- - Historical perspectives of sound and silence
- - Modernity and the loss of silence
- - Music of organisation and organisation of music
- - Noise=Sound?
- - Organisational sound and silence
- - Production and consumption of sound and silence
- - Resistance of sound and silence; sound and silence of resistance
- - Silence=Woman?, Sound=Man?
- - Spaces, places and spheres of sound and silence
- - Speed and sound
- - The scream: the silence and sound of pictures and images
- - Urbanity: the sound and silence of the city
- - Why do we have to talk all the time?, or, the fear of silence

This list is, of course, not exhaustive. We are very much concerned to
include a wide range of interdisciplinary and diverse voices. In order
to go beyond traditional conference modes of organising sound and
silence, we would like to encourage the submission of a range of
different forms of contributions; that is, besides the usual academic
paper format we very much welcome experimental forms of representation
of text, images and sound.

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words by email to all
convenors by the 15th December 2001. If you are considering to submit
a piece of art (music, picture essay etc), we would still like you to
send us the required abstract describing your piece and your planned
presentation at the conference.

Stream convenors:
Steffen Bohm, University of Warwick (
Attila Bruni, University of Trento (
Alessia Contu, University of Lancaster (


Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 11:22:26 +0100
From: Maren Hartmann <>
Subject: Fwd: A 'festival of discourse'

>"A 'festival' of discourse": a series of lectures, round-tables and 
>PhD seminars on discourse theory with David Howarth (University of 
>Essex) and Jacob Torfing (Roskilde University), organised by Koccc. 
>Location is the Vrije Universiteit Brussel,  December 10-12, 2001. 
>For detailed information, see below or check the website 
>( All sessions are 
>free and open to all.
>Koccc (Dutch abbreviation for Centre for Critical Studies in 
>Communication and Culture) brings together a group of young 
>researchers from different universities and disciplines, which all 
>work at the crossroads of poststructuralist theory, feminist theory, 
>media theory and political theory. One of our explicit aims is to 
>enhance the discussion on discourse theory in contemporary 
>intellectual life and academia. Therefore a festival will be 
>organised with two internationally renowned speakers working within 
>the field of discourse theory. First speaker to be invited is David 
>Howarth (Essex University), whose recently published book 
>'Discourse' (2000) is considered to be a major contribution to 
>discourse theory. The second guest is Jacob Torfing (Roskilde 
>University), who is one of the initiators of the Danish Centre for 
>Discourse Theory and who also provided a comprehensive and 
>accessible account with his 'New Theories of Discourse' (1999).
>In this seminar we have opted for three different formats (General 
>Lectures, Round-tables and a PhD seminar), in order to facilitate 
>the dialogue between discourse theorists and scholars more familiar 
>with other forms of social theory. Although the impression exists 
>that most social theoretical positions seem to accept - in varying 
>degrees - the idea that the social is discursively constructed, 
>mainstream social theory often fails to implement the consequences 
>of this idea. We feel that discourse theory and mainstream social 
>theory might benefit from a dialogue, multiplicating the knowledge 
>and acceptance of the insights of discourse theory into mainstream 
>intellectual thought, and at the same time challenging the hegemony 
>of mainstream social theory through the confrontation with discourse 
>theory. At this point in time, a seminar on discourse theory might 
>contribute to this aim by placing the invited discourse theorists in 
>a dialogical situation with a series of Belgian scholars, some of 
>who have shown their affinity with discourse theory while others 
>have proven to be more reserved towards discourse theory.
>We have selected three fields of interest in contemporary theory: 
>the media, post-Marxism and feminism(s). This will also allow us to 
>raise more specific questions and confront our two guests with the 
>theoretical developments within these academic areas. These 
>questions might be:
>ROUND-TABLE 1: discourse and the media.
>What exact role should be attributed to the media as systems of 
>dispersion of discourse(s), and how to include the media specificity 
>in discourse theory? Can the media - and do they have to - play a 
>role in propagating the 'radical democratic project'? Can they 
>function as a binding force between the different societal 
>struggles? Should (and can) media be defined as sites of social 
>struggle or as neutral carriers of meaning? How can the audience be 
>re-articulated as the public? And can public broadcasting companies 
>still play a role in this rearticulation or are they too focussed on 
>the 'audience'? How can different projects for increasing the social 
>responsibility of the media (for instance the public journalism, the 
>peace journalism and the community media movement) be strengthened?
>Panel: Dani=EBl Biltereyst (RUG), Dirk De Geest (KUL), Koen Geldof 
>(KUL), Geert Jacobs (UIA), Hilde Van den Bulck (UIA), Hans 
>Verstraeten (RUG) en Ludwina Van Son (UIA)
>Chaired by Nico Carpentier (UIA) & Jan Teurlings (VUB)
>ROUND-TABLE 2: discourse and post-Marxism
>If the Left has to engage in a Gramscian 'hegemonic struggle' what 
>form should such hegemonic struggle take? How precisely does one 
>establish a new common sense? How to stretch signifiers such as 
>democracy, people, race, ethnicity, justice, welfare/ workfare, etc. 
>in order to unify a broad range of progressive political struggles? 
>How should one think the relationship between discourse and the 
>material objects it articulates? Is it possible to articulate every 
>object as an element in a discourse, or does the material put its 
>limits on articulation?
>Panel: Ludo Abicht (UIA), Jan Blommaert (RUG), Ruddy Doom (RUG), 
>Koen Raes (RUG) en Stef Slembrouck (RUG)
>Chaired by Patrick De Vos (RUG) & Jan Teurlings (VUB)
>ROUND-TABLE 3: discourse and feminism(s)
>How is the term 'discourse' used in different strands of feminism? 
>How does discourse theory relate to active audience theory, and 
>should both engage in a dialogue? What theoretical and 
>methodological problems will this pose? What is the status of the 
>body after deconstruction, and is there any materiality left for it? 
>Is the body a mere passive object of power/knowledge, or does the 
>body have its own 'agency'? What can we learn from feminism's own 
>history regarding the acceptance of difference within the movement 
>itself? How can this help us to think 'radical democracy'?
>Panel: Gert Buelens (RUG), Gily Coene (RUG), Maren Hartmann (VUB), 
>Joke Hermes (UvA), Vivian Liska (UIA) en Magda Michielsens (UIA)
>Chaired by Sonja Spee (UIA), Jan Teurlings (VUB) en Sofie Van Bauwel (RUG)
>All lectures and seminars are held in STOA (Vrije Universiteit 
>Brussel), underneath "Cafetaria". Please register on beforehand by 
>mailing to (do not forget to mention which 
>session(s) you plan to attend), or download a form from the website 
>( and send by 
>ordinary mail. Participants for the PhD seminar are allowed 10 
>minutes to present their research project, followed by a discussion, 
>but it is absolutely required to register because of organisational 
>reasons. All sessions are free and open to all.
>MONDAY 10th of DECEMBER 2001
>10-13h: Round-table 1 "Discourse and Media"
>14-17h: General lecture by Jacob Torfing "Meaning and politics: an 
>introduction to discourse theory"
>TUESDAY 11th of DECEMBER 2001
>10-13h: General lecture by David Howarth "A genealogy of discourse 
>theory: lineages and prospects"
>14-17h: Round-table 2 "Discourse and Post-Marxism"
>10-13h: PhD seminar with David Howarth and Jacob Torfing. Present 
>your own research project in 10 minutes, followed by a discussion.
>14-17h: Round-table 3 "Discourse and Feminism(s)"
>Please check the website regularly for follow-ups and additional informatio=
>In cooperation with:
>Faculteit Lettern & Wijsbegeerte @ Vrije Universiteit Brussel
>Vakgroep Communicatiewetenschappen @ Vrije Universiteit Brussel
>Communication for Social Change @ Katholieke Universiteit Brussel

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Maren Hartmann - Researcher @ SMIT - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2 - 1050 Brussel - Belgium
mobile: + 32 498 778866 - NEW * phone (work): + 32 2 629 2572 * NEW
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Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 02:09:03 UT



Release Date: November 1, 2001

Press Contact: Maria L. Medina
Exhibition Curator

Seattle, WA - The Independent Media Center Gallery is proud to present Stepping from the Shadows December 7, 2001 through January 1st 2002.
Reception: 7pm -10pm Friday December 7th 2001. Independent Media Center, 1415 3rd, Seattle, WA, 98101, 206-262-0721,

The exhibition features works on canvas by National graffiti writers, and urban artists from California, Oregon, Washington, Baltimore and New York. The exhibition also includes, found object, installation, sound and video work by emerging and professional National Artists. The purpose of this exhibit is to feature these artists in a gallery setting and show how they are influenced and draw from their urban environments and the graffiti art
that surrounds them. Not limited to graffiti and street art, these artists are stepping from the shadows, revealing their artwork on gallery walls.

This exhibit will include works by J.D. Davis, Pars, M. Kelly, Nak, Katsu, Siloette, Mune, Anna Antic, Joker and Cause-B. Also, Baltimorian writer from Iran - exhibiting works in -Farsi- Amir Fallah and San Francisco writer and D.J. who will be bringing experimental sound to the exhibit - Space Craft One.

The Independent Media Center Gallery stimulates a diverse and real arts community that draws on the full potential of artists, reflects and responds to civic concerns and aspirations and educates and enriches the lives of all global community members.

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Work by Siloette and affiliation with and

Abstract typography by Joker from the collective Transcend.

Anna Antic:
my name is anna antic, and i make photographs.

J.D. Davis:
JD Davis was born and raised in the Bay Area and grew up around a lot of urban art. JD describes himself as an Experimental painter. His work is a combination of many different aesthetics. He pulls inspiration from graffiti, abstract and minimalist art. As a street artist he learned about experimentation and that is reflected in his gallery work. JD considers himself to be a mixed-media artist who's focus is constantly shifting between Painting, collage, photography, street art, silkscreen and super 8 film.

While his roots are based in Urban Art, JD is now doing many permanent pieces. JD has done many group shows and a few solo gigs. He has been featured in "Dos De Dos" (6 pg. article) and the Portland Mercury... He is a proud member of the online artists collective, the Colaspe think tank and the Esoteks.
- -----
J.D. Davis

Cause-B is a spray can artist from Seattle who is currently living in
New York. He considers spray can art a vital element of hip-hop
culture along with Djing, Breakdancing and MCing. These elements are linked by their flamboyant energy and as expressions of the urban experience.

In addition to spraycan art David has done computer graphics,
theatrical backdrops and children's illustrations. Other shows he has
appeared in include COCA's 'The Whole World is Watching' and Conworks'
'Evidence' which he co-curated.

The artist PARS uses imagery of delicate cartoon-like child characters
set upon blurred environments and raw surfaces such as wood and metal.
Pars' work covers canvas as well as these found objects and surfaces. His
mediums consist of spray enamel, latex paint, and markers.

Faced everyday with advertisements and the visual noise of modern life,
PARS looks to his childhood and memories of being young as his content.
Yet, while exploring this innocent time of life, it is contrasted with
bleak surfaces and somber emotions.

PARS resides in Seattle where he creates his art, plays metal and
paints it on occasion.


Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 13:46:41 -0500
From: Ana Viseu <>
Subject: REMINDER Marc Rotenberg, Nov. 15. 2001

[Just a reminder that the Marc Rotenberg's lecture is tomorrow, thursday, 
nov. 15 at 5,15pm.  The lecture will be held at the law faculty (check 
location below). Best. Ana]





Monday, November 15, 2001

Bennett Lecture Hall
78 Queen's Park (basement of Flavelle House)
Faculty of Law
University of Toronto

Marc Rotenberg is Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center 
(EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law at Georgetown 
University Law Center and has testified before Congress on many issues, 
including access to information, encryption policy, computer security, and 
communications privacy. He has served on several national and international 
advisory panels, including the expert panels on Cryptography Policy and 
Computer Security for the OECD and the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for 
UNESCO. He is editor of The Privacy Law Sourcebook and co-editor (with Phil 
Agre) of Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape (MIT Press 1998). He is 
a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He is the winner of 
the 2000 Norbert Wiener Award for Professional and Social Responsibility, 
the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Distinguished Service Award and 
a finalist for the World Technology Award in Law.

To register for the Privacy Lecture Series announcement email list please 
go to <>

The Privacy Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Knowledge Media Design 
Institute (KMDI) <> and the Information Policy 
Research Program (IPRP) <>

The Privacy Lecture Series is organized by:

Ana Viseu, a researcher currently working at the University of Toronto on 
her Ph.D. dissertation which focuses on the development and implementation 
of wearable computers. Her research interests include questions of privacy, 
social dimensions of technology, and the mutual adaptation processes 
between individuals and technology. Ana holds a Master's Degree in 
Interactive Communication from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, 
Spain. <>

Robert Guerra who is currently establishing a new NGO whose mission will be 
to offer technological education and support in privacy and security 
technology to Human Rights Organizations. He is also one of the Directors 
of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR).

For more info contact:
Ana Viseu <>


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