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   Computer Games and Digital Cultures Conference, Tampere (Finland), June 6-8, 200
     "geert lovink" <>                                                                                                    
     Joel Slayton <>                                                    

   NEW MEDIA in CANADA                                                             
     Nina Czegledy <>                                           

   Privacy Lecture Series - Smartcards and Biometrics, Dec. 3, 2001                
     Ana Viseu <>                                               

     Kulturamt der Stadt Oldenburg <>                     

   net.performance - FUSCO/DOMINGUEZ                                               
     "geert lovink" <>                                                

   ANNOUNCE: Second Iteration programme                                            
     Second Iteration <>                                   

   CfP: 18th annual Chaos Communication Congress, Berlin, Germany               (18C3 Crew)                                                

   Pixxelpoint Invitation                                                          
     Blaz Erzetic <>                                                


Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 13:58:56 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <>
Subject: Computer Games and Digital Cultures Conference, Tampere (Finland), June 6-8, 2002

 Subject: CFP: Computer Games and Digital Cultures Conference

Computer Games and Digital Cultures Conference
Call for Papers

June 6-8, 2002
Tampere, Finland

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Computer Games and Digital Cultures (CGDC) conference is organised by the
Hypermedia Laboratory, University of Tampere. It is arranged in co-operation
with the University of Turku and the IT University of Copenhagen, the UIAH
Medialab, Helsinki, and partners in the digital content industry. The
conference continues the series of international game studies conferences
opened by Computer Games and Digital Textualities (Copenhagen, March 1-2,

Deadline for proposals
January 30, 2002

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Computer games have rapidly become a significant and expanding field of
entertainment industry and modern culture. The research and development of
games has reached an important phase. Various conceptual and theoretical
models to understand games and their working are being created, while the
games themselves are growing into new dimensions with their online and
multiplayer capabilities. The transition into the world of mobile gaming is
creating even more challenges and further possibilities.

The Computer Games and Digital Cultures conference offers a comprehensive
view into the current state of digital games, and their research, as well as
forums for interdisciplinary discussion. Conference includes presentations
from leading experts, both from the academic research institutions and game
industry, including the opening words by Espen Aarseth (University of
Bergen), keynote presentations by Greg Costikyan (Unplugged Games, USA),
Steven Poole (author of the "Trigger Happy", UK) and designer of games like
Ultima Underworld, System Shock, Thief and Deus Ex, Warren Spector
(Ionstorm, USA).


Computer games have grown into an increasingly important cultural form, that
has a profound impact on the way interactivity, digital aesthetics and
online environments are currently understood. The conference will explore
the aesthetic as well as narrative and structural issues of computer games,
while also functioning as a bridge and intermediary between the academic
research and professional gaming community. The approach of conference is
interdisciplinary and comprehensive; the analysis of games and the gaming
communities will advance the study of interactive media, create fruitful
exchange of perspectives with the professional game developers, and further
the development of digital culture.


The CGDC has two parts, the first day consisting of workshops that explore
the pragmatic and creative issues of games as a form of culture and
industry. The participants can register for this day separately, or for the
whole three-day conference. The participants may submit proposals for
workshops, focusing on creative design processes, dynamics of gameplay in
particular game types, or, e.g., issues related to technical implementation
or economics of contemporary game projects. Workshops with an academic focus
are also invited. The first day will also include keynote workshops, to be
announced later. In addition, participants are encouraged to offer
suggestions for topics for the panel discussions.

Research Papers

The second and third days are dedicated to the research papers dealing with
games. Both specific analyses of games as a form of art and entertainment
are welcome, as well as more general approaches dealing with the cultural
practices related with games and social activities in online environments.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  - design and analysis of games,
  - communication and community in relation to games,
  - online and mobile gaming.

Since the aim of the CGDC is to foster dialogue between the game developer
and researcher communities, organisers wish that even the more theoretical
papers would include concrete examples or references to games or
game-related practices.

The paper and workshop proposals should be submitted in the form of
abstracts by the end of January 2002. The deadline for full papers is April
8, 2002, and papers will be included in the printed conference publication.
There is a half an hour time reserved for presenting each paper in the

The Conference Publication

The publication including the conference proceedings will be delivered to
the participants at the conference.

Submission Format

The proposal for a research paper should consist of an abstract of at least
1000 words. A short biography of the author should be included.

The proposal for a workshop has no fixed format. Rather, innovative topics
and creative working practices are encouraged. The workshop proposals should
include a description of the topic, goals and methods applied in the
workshop. The time available for a workshop process is either three hours (a
half-day workshop), or seven hours (a full day workshop). A proposal should
state which alternative it is describing.

All proposals should be submitted through the online form at the CGDC web

Further Inquiries:

For further information and updates on the conference programme, please
consult the conference website: (the official website
opens in December 2001).

The organising committee can be reached through professor Frans Mäyrä
(; the conference programme) or conference producer
Carolina Pajula (; the conference arrangements).


Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 03:57:30 -0800
From: Joel Slayton <>


The Leonardo Book Series published by MIT Press is pleased to announce
the release of Information Arts: The Intersection of Art, Science,
Technology and Theory by Steve Wilson.  Information Arts is the first
comprehensive international survey of artists working at the frontiers
of scientific inquiry and emerging technologies. The scope of
Information Arts is encyclopedic.  It is both a critical text and
practical resource guide.  The expansive taxonomy of art and research is
accentuated by writings on theoretical perspectives, analysis and art
commentaries that address a diverse range of ideological positions.
Information Arts also provides resources on organizations, publications,
conferences, museums, educational programs and research centers.

More information about the book is available at:

To order:

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The Evolution of Man: Technology Takes Over by Ollivier Dyens

Metal and Flesh is about two closely related phenomena: the
technologically induced transformation of our perceptions of the world
and the emergence of a cultural biology. Culture, according to Dyens, is
taking control of the biosphere. Focusing on the twentieth
century--which will be remembered as the century in which the living
body was blurred, molded, and transformed by technology and
culture--Dyens ruminates on the undeniable and irreversible
human/machine entanglement that is changing the very nature of our

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The Language of New Media by Lev Manovich
The Robot in the Garden Edited by Ken Goldberg
Art and Innovation:  The Xerox PARC Artist-in-Residence Program Edited
by Craig Harris
The Digital Dialetic:  New Essays on New Media, Edited by Peter
Technoromanticisim by Richard Coyne

To review or order books:

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The mission of the Leonardo Book Series, published by the MIT Press, is
to publish texts by artists, scientists, researchers and scholars that
present innovative discourse on the convergence of art, science and
technology.  Envisioned as a catalyst for enterprise, research and
creative and scholarly experimentation, the book series enables diverse
intellectual communities to explore common grounds of expertise.  The
Leonardo Book Series provides for the contextualization of contemporary
practice, ideas and frameworks represented by those working at the
intersection of art and science.

Book proposals addressing theory, research and practice, education,
historical scholarship, discipline summaries, collections, and
experimental texts will be considered.

Submission Guidelines:

Joel Slayton, Chair
Leonardo Book Series Committee
425 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA  94105

Douglas Sery
Computer Science and New Media Editor
The MIT Press
Five Cambridge Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142


Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 07:25:14 +0100
From: Nina Czegledy <>

Apologies for cross-posting.
Please forward to interested parties.





Streaming info will be available on
the websites.


WHEN: Saturday December 01 2001, 20:00 - 23:00

WHAT: Information technology and art event featuring new media art work,
djs, live net sounds; nio live video mixing; generative rhythms and
soundscapes, artists' videos, net-art, elounge, open mouse, cash bar

WHERE: Old City Registry Building, Nicholas St. (corner Daly), Ottawa

WHO: Presenters: Nichola Feldman-Kiss curator; Dr.
Marilyn Burgess, the Canada Council for the Arts; Sandra Acs, NSERC;
Nancy Paterson, new media artist (the library, stockmarket skirt).
Performers: Michelle Kasprzak;  Jim Andrews, new media artist;
®egistered ©opyright;; selected net-art and artists videos

HOSTED BY: The Ottawa Art Gallery


WHEN: Sunday December 02 2001  10:00 - 17:00

WHAT: Symposium - Curating New Media
Organized by the Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss (CRUMB)
Critical Media and hosted by the Ottawa Art Gallery

WHERE: Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

WHO: Jean Gagnon; Kathleen Pirrie-Adams; Catherine Richards; Liane
Davison; Nichola Feldman-Kiss; Sarah Cook; Nina Czegledy; Skawennati
Tricia Fragnito; Michelle Kasprzak

TOPICS: Three sessions, centered on the key areas
of Production, Distribution, and Consumption. The
presentations will focus primarily on inclusive, overall issues
of producing, presenting and experiencing new media in Canada,
illustrated by novel approaches, practical examples and will
indicate directions to take in the future.

RSVPs essential: Ottawa Art Gallery 613-233-8699, ext. 221


WHEN: Sunday December 02 17 00 - 23 00

WHAT: elounge / open mouse / cash bar

WHERE: Old City Registry Building, Nicholas St. (corner Daly), Ottawa

WHO: 4 turntable set - djs Jeff Waye and Louis Braden, ninjatune


Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 10:01:49 -0500
From: Ana Viseu <>
Subject: Privacy Lecture Series - Smartcards and Biometrics, Dec. 3, 2001




Monday, December 3, 2001

140 St. George, Room 205 (NEW ROOM)
Faculty of Information Studies  (building adjacent to Robarts Library)
University of Toronto

The lectures are free of charge and you do NOT have to register.

This panel was developed in collaboration with PC3 Village 
<> and Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) 
<> and will be webcasted.


Both in Canada and internationally, governments are proposing massive 
spending on deployment of technologies like digital identity smart cards, 
facial recognition detectors, eye scanners and closed circuit televisions. 
The rationale has been that these technologies will inhibit terrorism. 
Social critics suggest that there is little to no evidence to support such 
a claim and that quite the contrary, these technologies may only compromise 
citizens' privacy rights while doing little to address terrorism.

A panel of leading experts in these technologies will explain in plain 
language how the technologies work, what they were designed to do, what 
their limits are and what policies need to be in developed in any deployment.

Panel moderator:

Monica C. Schraefel <>, Dept. of Computer 
Science, University of Toronto.

Panel participants:

Andrew Clement, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto

Kelly Gotlieb, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science, University of Toronto

Peter Hope-Tindall, Privacy Architect, dataPrivacy Partners

George Tomko, Chairman, Photonics Research Ontario, Ontario Center of 

Panelist Bios:

Dr. Andrew Clement is a Professor in the Faculty of Information Studies at 
the University of Toronto, and holds a status position in the Department of 
Computer Science. He has recently become the Director of the Collaborative 
Program in Knowledge Media Design.

His research and teaching interests are in the social implications of 
information technology and the participatory design of information systems. 
Currently, his research focuses on information policy development and in 
particular on the development of smart card identification schemes and 
community oriented internet access initiatives. He coordinates the 
Information Policy Research Program (see ).

Dr. Clement is the Canadian representative to the International Federation 
for Information Processing (IFIP) technical committee on Computers and 
their Relation to Society (TC9), as well as a long standing member of 
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR). Under the auspices 
of CPSR has has recently co-authored National Identification Schemes (NIDS) 
and the Fight against Terrorism: Frequently Asked Questions (see:

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Calvin C. (Kelly) Gotlieb has been called the "Father of Computing" in 
Canada. He received his MA in 1944 and his PhD in 1947 from the University 
of Toronto. In 1948, he was part of the first team in Canada assembled to 
design and construct digital computers and to provide computing services. 
In that year, he co-founded the original Computation Centre at the 
University of Toronto. He established the first university credit course on 
computing in Canada in 1950, and offered the first Canadian graduate 
courses in computing in 1951. In 1964, he founded the first graduate 
department of Computer Science in Canada, at the University of Toronto.

Professor Gotlieb is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the British 
Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery. He received 
honorary DMath and DEng degrees from the University of Waterloo and the 
Technical University of Nova Scotia respectively. In 1994, he was awarded 
the Isaac L. Auerbach Medal by the International Federation of Information 
Processing Societies, and in 1996 the Order of Canada award. He is 
currently Professor Emeritus in Computer Science and in the Faculty of 
Information Studies at the University of Toronto.

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Peter Hope-Tindall is the Chief Privacy Architect (dataPrivacy Partners Ltd.)

Mr. Hope-Tindall is Technical Director and Chief privacy Architect of 
dataPrivacy Partners Ltd., one of Canada's leading privacy consulting 
firms. Formerly, he was special advisor to the Information and Privacy 
Commissioner/Ontario for biometrics and cryptography where he conducted 
privacy audits and assessments and monitored the development of large 
government systems having a significant privacy component. Mr. Hope- 
Tindall also represented the province of Ontario at Industry Canada's 1998 
encryption policy roundtable from which the template for Canada's National 
Encryption Policy arose.

Mr. Hope-Tindall is presently providing Privacy Architect services to the 
Ontario Smart Card Project.

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George Tomko is Chairman of Photonics Research Ontario, an Ontario Center 
of Excellence comprising researchers from Ontario universities and research 
institutes with the mandate to develop optical and photon based 
technologies. Dr. Tomko founded Mytec Technologies, Inc. in 1987 where he 
invented the privacy enhancing technology of Biometric Encryption. He 
served as President and CEO until September, 1996 and Chairman and Chief 
Scientific Officer until December, 1997.

Prior to founding Mytec, Dr.Tomko was a co-founder of Counterforce, Inc.; 
Vice-President and General Manager of Chubb Security Systems; and a 
researcher-lecturer at the University of Toronto. He also served in the 
Canadian Armed Forces (Royal Canadian Navy) for ten years, attaining the 
rank of Captain. Dr. Tomko has a B.A.Sc. in engineering physics, a M.A.Sc. 
in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University 
of Toronto.

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. <>

For more info contact:
Ana Viseu <>


Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 10:11:48 +0100
From: Kulturamt der Stadt Oldenburg <>
Subject: edith-russ-haus


Cyberfem Spirit - Spirit of Data

Ursula Biemann, Heather Cassils + Cathy Davies, The Gender Changer
Jen Liu, Diane Ludin + Francesca da Rimini + Agnese Trocchi, Jenny
Die Patinnen Teil II, Cornelia Sollfrank, Pernille Spence, Linda Wallace

Eröffnung: 30. November, 2001, 19 Uhr
Dauer der Ausstellung: 1. Dezember, 2001 - 13. Januar 2002

Für Ausstellungsinformationen:

Eröffnungsperformance 20 Uhr: Microsoft Me / Click and Drag von Heather
Cassils und Cathy Davies
Hinter jedem erfolgreichen Mann steht eine starke Frau und im
Oldenburger Medienkunsthaus sind sogar manchmal die Männer die Frauen.
Die amerikanischen Künstlerinnen Heather Cassils und Cathy Davies
veranstalten die cyberfeministische Performance „Microsoft Me – Click
and Drag„ im Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst als „Bill Gates Drag„ und
eröffnen damit am 30. November, ab 19 Uhr die Ausstellung „Cyberfem
Spirit - Spirit of Data“, die vom 1. Dezember bis 13.
Januar zu sehen ist.

Verkleidet als Klone von Bill Gates karikieren die Künstlerinnen
Interviews, Statistiken und Präsentationen, aber auch Legenden von und
über den Microsoft Supermagnaten. Dabei reagieren sie auf Texte und
Bilder aus einem
Zufalls-Sprachgenerator. Bilder aus dem Internet und New Age
Landschaften aus der Corbis Bilderdatenbank von Bill Gates werden
gemischt mit Motivationswörtern, die sowohl aus dem feministischen als
auch dem Business Kontext kommen. Die
Performerinnen stellen die manchmal beängstigend utopische Sprache und
Bilderwelt von Microsoft gegen die Realität des ganz normalen
Arbeitsplatzes. Striptease, biografische Anekdote, improvisierter Tanz
und die Anarchie der Tortenschlacht
sind ihr Kommentar auf Männlichkeit, Technologie und Macht.

Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst
Katharinenstr 23
26121 Oldenburg
t. +49 (0) 441 235 3208
f. +49 (0) 441 235 2161

Cyberfem Spirit - Spirit of Data
Opening: November 30, 2001, 7 pm
Exhibition Dates: Dezember 1, 2001 - Januar 13, 2002

Ursula Biemann, Heather Cassils + Cathy Davies, The Gender Changer
Jen Liu, Diane Ludin + Francesca da Rimini + Agnese Trocchi, Jenny
Die Patinnen Teil II, Cornelia Sollfrank, Pernille Spence, Linda Wallace

For exhibition information:

Opening Performance 8 pm:
Microsoft Me / Click and Drag by Heather Cassils and Cathy Davies

The saying goes, “Behind every successful man stands a woman.“ but at
the Edith Russ Site for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany sometimes the
men ARE the women. The American artists Heather Cassils and Cathy Davies
will show
themselves as Bill Gates in drag for their cyberfeminist performance
“Microsoft Me – Click and Drag” during the opening of the exhibition
“Cyberfem Spirit - Spirit of Data” on November 30, 2001 at 7 pm.

Dressed as clones of the Microsoft super power, the artists present
texts from a programmed speech generator which selects sections at
random from a series of interviews, statistics, fictions and
presentations written by and about Bill Gates. This is mixed together
with images taken from the web which include self portraits of
employers, new age landscapes from Gate's own Corbis image bank, images
of office retail wholesalers of empty cubicles and overlayed with words
that summon up different meanings in the contexts of feminism and
corporate discourse. Microsoft Me/Click and Drag juxtaposes the at times

frighteningly utopian language of Microsoft with the reality of the
workplace. The artists use strip tease, biographical anecdotes,
improvisational dance and pie throwing anarchy in a commentary on the
relationship between masculinity, technology and power.

Edith Ruß Site for Media Art
Katharinenstr 23
D-26121 Oldenburg
t. +49 (0) 441 235 3208
f. +49 (0) 441 235 2161


Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 16:59:44 +1100
From: "geert lovink" <>
Subject: net.performance - FUSCO/DOMINGUEZ

From: <>
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2001 2:18 PM
Subject: net.performance - FUSCO/DOMINGUEZ

Dolores from 10h to 22h
Net.performance by Coco Fusco and Ricardo Dominguez
Presented by Kiasma, Helsinki's Museum of Contemporary Art
November 22, 2001

When we got to the door they started going through our things. They found
questionnaires in my purse and didn't let me in to work.They took me
to the office, they shut me in the office to interrogate me, to scare me,
to threaten me. They asked me what political party I belonged to, if I was a
revolutionary, as if I were a guerrilla, as they said. They were threatening
me, and frightening me - and I did get scared because they said they were
going to call the police, that they were going to arrest me.

Delfina Rodriguez, maquiladora worker in Tijuana, Mexico

Dolores from 10h to 22h is based on the testimony of Delfina Rodriguez, whom
Coco Fusco interviewed in 1998.

This net.performance is simulated evidence that will be streamed  via
surveillance cameras to your screen.

If you wish to log on to the performance you can go the following URL:

If you wish you view the net.performance at a public venue, the following
institutions will be presenting the piece as a marathon movie-viewing

Mexico City:
X-Teresa Arte Alternativo
Lic. Verdad 8
Centro Histórico
Tel: (55 42 76 33)

Institute for International Visual Art
6-8 Standard Place
Rivington St.
Tel: (0207) 729 9616

Galerija Kapelica
Kersnikova 4

Museum of Contemporary Art
185 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Tel: 514 847 6226

Los Angeles:
Art in Motion Festival
University of Southern California School of Fine Arts
Tel: 213 821 1620

The Gunnery
43-51 Cowper Wharf Road
Tel: 93 58 18 99

Check with each institution for local viewing times.


Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 13:02:08 +1100
From: Second Iteration <>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Second Iteration programme

Apologies for multiple/cross postings.

The Centre for Electronic Media Art (CEMA) invites you to attend...

Second Iteration : emergence
2nd international conference on generative systems in the electronic

- - Conference dates (programme below)
  5-7th December, 2001, Melbourne, Australia

Papers, Artist & Technical Sketches,
Generative Audio & Video, Generative Art Software

Second Iteration : emergence is the event for anyone with an interest in

the relationship between generative processes, creativity and artistic
practice. The key theme is emergence: the property of simple,
interacting processes to acquire characteristics and form beyond those
directly attributable to the sum of the individual components. Second
Iteration will investigate the discontinuities between poeisis and
physis, and how these processes influence the development of creative
ideas. Following on from the highly successful First Iteration (1999),
this year's conference will again be held in Melbourne, Australia.

..... Preliminary PROGRAMME follows .....

WEDNESDAY 5th Dec 2001

 8.50- 9.30 Conference Registrations
 9.30- 9.45 Welcome address

 9.45-10.45 N. Katherine Hayles (USA)
            The Ideology of Emergent Narrative: Exploring the
            Military-Entertainment Complex
10.45-11.10 ---- Break ---- Refreshments & Ambient Sound 1
11.10-11.40 Troy Innocent (Aus) Artefact
11.45-12.15 Rob Saunders (Aus) Artificial Creativity
12.20-12.50 Rodney Berry (Japan) Have I emerged yet?
12.50- 2.00 ---- Lunch break ----
 2.00- 2.30 Kirsten Ellis et al (Aus) Digital Art, Disposable Art
 2.35- 3.05 Jon McCormack & Alan Dorin (Aus) Art, Emergence and the
            Computational Sublime
 3.10- 3.40 Jon Bird & Andy Webster (UK) The Blurring of Art and ALife
 3.40- 4.05 ---- Break ---- Refreshments & Ambient Sound 1
 4.05-05.15 Panel 1 - Extravagant Synthesis
            Emergence, autonomy and processes in electronic art.
            "Matter rather than forms should be the object of our
            its configurations and changes of configuration, and its
   action, and the laws of action or motion; for forms are figments of
   the human mind, unless you call those laws of action forms"
   ?Francis Bacon
   Peter Morse (chair); Jon McCormack; Rob Saunders; Jon Bird
   Opening drinks.
   Generative music performance, Andrew Garton - Toy Satellite (Aus)

THURSDAY 6th Dec 2001

 9.30- 9.45 Tea & coffee / Day - registrations
 9.45-10.45 Erwin Driessens & Maria Verstappen (Netherlands)
            Driessens/Verstappen discuss generative art practice
10.45-11.10 ---- Break ---- Refreshments & Ambient Sound 2
11.10-11.40 Grant Dunlop et al (Aus)
            Paramorphs: An Alternative Generative System
11.45-12.15 Daniel Chien-Meng May et al (Denmark)
            Tangible Objects: Modeling In Style
12.20-12.50 Darrel Anderson (USA) The Genetic Aesthetic
12.50- 2.00 ---- Lunch break ----
 2.00- 2.30 Andrew Brown (Aus) Growing Melodies: Automated melodic
 2.35- 3.05 Ananda & Iman Poernomo (Aus)
            Mosaic : Functional Programming for Set Theoretic
 3.10- 3.40 Tatsuo Unemi & Manabu Senda (Japan) A New Musical Tool for
            Composition and Play Based on Simulated Breeding
 3.40- 4.05 ---- Break ---- Refreshments & Ambient Sound 2
 4.05- 4.35 Garth Paine (Aus) Interactive sound works in public
            spaces, an artist's perspective
 4.35- 5.05 Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau (Japan)
            Expanding Artificial Life to Art & Entertainment for Mobile
 5.10- 5.40 Sonia Leber (Aus) The Persuaders
            Conference Dinner.

FRIDAY 7th Dec 2001

 9.30- 9.45 Tea & coffee / Day - registrations
 9.45-10.45 Speakers TBA (Aus) On robotics and biology
10.45-11.10 ---- Break ---- Refreshments & Ambient Sound 3
11.10-11.40 Douglas Irving Repetto (USA) This is not a simulation
11.45-12.15 David Birchfield (USA) Evolving Intelligent Musical
Materials   12.20-12.50 Tim Barrass (Aus)
            Visualising the emergence of shared behavioural pathways in
a crowd
12.50- 2.00 ---- Lunch break ----
 2.00- 2.30 Guy Ben Ary & Oron Catts - SymbioticA (Aus) Fish 'n Chips
 2.30- 3.40 Panel 2 - Wrong Turnings
            On the pitfalls and possibilities of interdisciplinary
            interpretation of scientific theory  "Language sets everyone
            same traps; it is an immense network of wrong turnings"
            ? Wittgenstein
            Darren Tofts (chair); N. Katherine Hayles;
            Kevin Korb; Maria Verstappen
 3.40- 4.05 Break - Refreshments & Ambient Sound 3
 4.05- 4.45 Open session Software demonstrations, video & audio
 4.45- 5.00 Next Iteration Interupted procedures and discontinued loops
   Closing drinks.
   Satellite event Live generative music gig, venue and performers TBA

- ----

The principal sponsor of Second Iteration: emergence is the
Centre for Electronic Media Art, Monash University. CEMA is an
interdisciplinary research and production centre, established to
explore critical and technical possibilities for electronic media art.

Second Iteration is produced with the assistance of Cinemedia's
Digital Media Fund - the Digital Media Fund is funded by Multimedia
Victoria as part of the Victorian government's Connecting Victoria
policy, which aims to bring the benefits of technology to all

- --
Second Iteration : emergence
2nd international conference on generative processes in the electronic
5-7th December, 2001. Melbourne, Australia.


Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 10:37:00 +0100 (CET)
From: (18C3 Crew)
Subject: CfP: 18th annual Chaos Communication Congress, Berlin, Germany

[Our apologies if you receive multiple postings of this CfP]


Call for papers: 18C3: 18. Chaos Communication Congress 27.-29. December 

Papers are being solicited for the eighteenth annual Congress of the
Chaos Computer Club e.V., Germany, to be held in Berlin, Germany, from
December 27th through 29th. The congress is intended to
promote the technical, social and political interchange of ideas among
hackers, security professionals, artists, nerds and other lifeforms, 
watching how technology affects society.

Unlike earlier incarnations, this years congress will not only address the
German speaking population. It is our goal to have at least the main track
of the conference held in English and translated to German or held in German
and translated to English.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- - wrecked use of mainstream technology
- - obfuscating code, technology and user minds
- - IPv6 technology and security,  practical experience, 6bone statistics etc.
- - Ttchnical developments and protocols in the Internet
  (e.g. Differentiated Services, constraint-based-routing, MPLS, traffic
  engineering, policing, COPS, TCPng, streaming protocols,
  Peer2Peer-Networks, ENUM etc.)
- - telephone networks (wired & wireless, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS)
- - access technology (cable modems, satellite, WLL etc.)
- - surveillance technology, LI, state of the art and how to trick it
- - security policy and privacy Issues
- - security infrastructure, architecture and standards (PKCS,CMA, CDSA etc.)
- - watching them watching us and how to sharpen the picture
- - eavesdropping on (streaming) protocols (e.g. internet telephony)
- - operating system/platform security (any OS you can think of)
- - internet, communications & networking security, including wireless
  technologies (WaveLAN, HiperLAN, etc.)
- - AAA
- - intrusion detection and monitoring
- - cryptograpic algorithms, technology, toolkits, applications, etc.
   (e.g. AES, elliptic curves, PGP, GnuPG etc.)
- - smartcards & embedded anything
- -  biometrics
- - copyright, copyleft, copywrong, "interlec-duh-al capital",
  digital rights management and the street performer protocol,
  DMCA vs Freedom of Speech
- - privacy, private data and public data and the difference, if any
- - misuse of (multi)media technology, "secure" devices ...
- - art & beauty in the global village
- - reverse engineering technology how-to's
- - circumvention devices & security countermeasures
- - political and legislative trends, open and hidden, concerning
  the net and communication technology
- - crypto-politics in national security
- - German issues as TKÜV and equivalents in other countries
- - European issues as Cybercrime-Convention and equivalents
- - hacker ethics and history
- - Developments in Mobile Networking (e.g. Wireless LAN,
  Ad-Hoc Networking, Tracking of Persons, etc.)
- - activism, hacktivism and other forms of political work
- - Organisational structures of NGOs
- - Underground Banking
- - conspiracy theories
- - discordianism

Lectures are expected to be highly relevant in practice or better be
darn funny. Sales droids have been known to disappear without traces
on past events. Interactive Workshops welcome. Hands-On anything even
more welcome.

Intelligent beings wishing to present a paper should submit title and an
one- or two-paragraph abstract (in German or English), references and URLs,
a short biography, and contact information to RSN, no
later than December 1st.

Notice of acceptance will be sent out as soon as possible. Final
presentations should be in English or German and be up to 45 or up to 100
minutes long, including a question-and-answer period.

As this is a non-profit organisation and non-profit event, the CCC will 
not be able to compensate travel or hotel costs let alone a speaker honorar,
well, maybe travel costs. We are, however, able to arrange accomodation 
for low or no cost.

The preliminary agenda will be published on the web in the near future. Registration information
will be posted, too.

So, do you dare to speak in front of people who might have downloaded your
script from your computer in advance and spotted all the logical errors?

Do you read me, HAL?


Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 22:41:30 -0600
From: Blaz Erzetic <>
Subject: Pixxelpoint Invitation

Pixxelpoint 2001 - International Computer Art Festival

- -- Newsletter - Nov. 26, 2001 --

Dear Pixxelpoint subscribers

You are kindly invited to attend the opening of festival in the City
Gallery Nova Gorica on Friday, October 30, 2001, at 8pm.

The exhibition will be open until Friday, December 7, everyday from 9am to

Information about lodging and concerts program at

Should you have any question, comment or suggestion, please send us an
e-mail to

Best regards,
Pixxelpoint staff

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Pixxelpoint 2001 - Mednarodni festival racunalniške umetnosti

- -- Novice - 26.11.2001 --

Spoštovani prejemniki Pixxelpointovih novic!

Vljudno vas vabimo na otvoritev festivala v petek, 30. novembra 2001, ob
20. uri, v Mestno galerijo Nova Gorica.

Razstava bo odprta do petka 7. decembra, vsak dan od 9. do 21. ure.

Informacije o obvestivalskih dejavnostih (predavanja in koncerti) na

Za komentarje, vprašanja in predloge lahko pišete na

Lep pozdrav,
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