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   Re:AIM III:  Luna Park Symposium                                                
     Christiane Robbins <>                                            

   [microsound] phonoTAKTIK.02 nyc. 23 to 29 april.                                
     jhudak <> (by way of Pit Schultz <>)            

   April fAf: Choy Kok Kee in fAf's Gallery                                        
     linda carroli <>                                         

   Time_Place_Space 1 >> Expressions of Interest                                   
     Alessio Cavallaro <>                                         

   -> king of the boots in berlin                                                  
     Pit Schultz <>                                                  

   Ars Electronica 2002 - 2nd Announcement                                         
     Ars Electronica Center <>                                        

   Opening reception Saturday April 20, 21.00 hrs | ENDURE                         
     "SMART Project Space" <>                              

   Conference Announcement: Inter/Disciplinary Models, Disciplinary                
     Alan Sondheim <>                                              

   Simon Biggs--only NYC appearance!!                                              
     "Erin Donnelly" <EDonnelly@LMCC.NET>                                            

   Announcing The Exchange Program and The Essential Guide to Performing Michael Ma
     Michael Mandiberg <>                                       

   Presentation at New Jersey Institute of Technology                              
     Alan Sondheim <>                                              


Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 10:07:22 -0700
From: Christiane Robbins <>
Subject: Re:AIM III:  Luna Park Symposium


On April 19th and 20th, 2002, AIM III: Luna Park, in partnership with the
Museum of Contemporary Art, and the USC School of Fine Arts,  is presenting
a series of critical inquiries into digital art practice and culture, the
trajectories of the idioms of "informatization" "globalization", and our
fascination with the spectacular. It comprises a symposium, online
exhibitions, and related exhibitions and events offering incisive responses
to contemporary notions of the cultural narratives and legacies of the
world's first modern amusement park , Luna Park, in relationship to the
advances of digital technologies and visual art / media practices.

This 2 day symposium  brings together a divergent group of artists,
theorists, scholars and writers to posit responses, constructive
conversations, reflections and debate the various issues engendered by
contemporary visual art and media practices, the advance of digital
technologies, and
systems of entertainment. Internationally renown figures such as writer and
critic Mark Dery; artists Shu Lea Cheang; Jordan Crandall; scholar James
Derderian; artist collective, etoy; writers and scholars Marsha Kinder,
Peter Lunefeld; theorist Lawrence Rickels; and curator Lawrence Rinder
among numerous engaging panelists. The insights generated by Luna Park will
address framings of cultural consciousness, pleasure, artistic practice,
entertainment value, corporate culture, the militarization of the global
psyche, and critical inquiry within the processed realm of digital media
and technologies.

In the aftermath of the events of 9.11, numerous cultural, socio-economic
and political debates have been confounded and it seems as if only a
reminiscence of critical inquiry remains.  Nonetheless, this symposium will
endeavor to bring to bear the pre-existing potential of unfettered  inquiry
to these prescient issues.

The symposium includes panels on the museum's new "blockbuster" approach to
digital media exhibition, visualization and trauma, h/activism and gaming
culture.  Queries will be posited such as: Is there a place for a viable
digital art/media practice in a world progressively dominated by an
economic logic of profit and loss? What is the role (s) of tactical media
and art in networking environments within this corporate and militarized
zone? What is the relationship of entertainment value and digital art/media
practice in creating imaginary layers of subjectivity mirrored in the
dynamics of a
post-industrial society?

The AIM III: Luna Park Symposium

Friday April 19, 10am-6pm, University of Southern California,
Annenberg Auditorium

Saturday April 20, 10am -5.30pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, LA
Ahmanson Auditorium

Participants include: Mark Bartlett, Natalie Bookchin, Benjamin Bratton, Shu
Lea Cheang, Jordan Crandall, Dorit Cypis, Sharon Daniel, James Der Derian,
Mark Dery, Etoy, Maria Fernandez, Johan Grimonprez, Adrienne Jenik, Marsha
Kinder, John  Klima, George Legrady, Simon Leung, Peter Lunenfeld,
Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Simon Penny, Lawrence A. Rickels, Lawrence Rinder,
Christiane Robbins, Connie Samaras, Lynn Spigel, Jennifer Terry, Anne Walsh.

AIM III is programmed by Christiane Robbins, AIM Executive Producer and
directed by Janet Owen, AIM Executive Director.

USC Annenberg Auditorium
USC Annenberg School for Communication
Watt Way @ Hellman Way
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Museum of Contemporary Art
Ahmanson Auditorium,
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Events are free and open to the public. No reservation required.
Further information:
Tel: 213 740 ARTS


"The Artworld, Community and Activism: A Meditation Inspired by the Events of
September 11th"
Tuesday April 16, 5:30- 7:00 pm
Taper Hall, room 215,
USC University Park Campus


- - Exit Communication -

Christiane Robbins
Associate Professor / Director
Matrix Program for Digital Media
University of Southern California
Watt Hall 103, University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089-0292

Tel:  213.821.1539
Fax:  213.740.8938



Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 06:55:49 +0200
From: jhudak <> (by way of Pit Schultz <>)
Subject: [microsound] phonoTAKTIK.02 nyc. 23 to 29 april.

phonoTAKTIK.02 April 23 to 29 in New York City
Under the title "The Social Construction of Technology," phonoTAKTIK.02 
brings together musicians for daytime talks, meet-the-artist activities, 
parties, and sound and video productions that are open to the public. There 
will be evening concerts at acf daily.

the festival emphasizes the concept of tools: the dematerialization of the 
instrument into the symbolic level of code with all its consequences.

subject:	day and location of the event
text:	a short answer to the question: What do musicians have to know about 
new york city?

some locations are very small. The order in which we receive your e-mails
will determine who is on the guest list. We will send you an e-mail if
cannot reserve a spot for you.


welcome party
7 p.m.
austrian cultural forum, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
curd duca
villalog + bernhard fleischmann
general magic + tina frank
dj franz pomassl

7 p.m.
austrian cultural forum, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
10:30 p.m.
CBGB & Omfug Lounge 313 Bowery, New York, NY 1003
dieter kern/michael strohmann
philipp quehenberger

7 p.m.
austrian cultural forum, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
dieter kovacic/marina rosenfeld
rupert huber
pure and john hudak
10 p.m.
New School University, Swayduck Auditorium - Gradute Faculty Building,
65 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
curd duca and guest
herbert weixelbaum
nicole oppolzer live

7 p.m.
austrian cultural forum, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
winner of the max brand prize 2002:
volkmar klien
9 p.m.
Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002-1602
pomassl/alois huber and guest
11 p.m.
venue for this event to be announced
michael strohmann

4 p.m.
The Mulberry Street Gang, 45 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10012,
7 p.m.
austrian cultural forum, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
for this event you need a personal invitation by one of the musicians
philipp quehenberger and surprise guest
alois huber, falm and surprise guest
dj norman
dj pita
musikkreis ms 20 and guests owning ms 20s
guest djs

3 p.m.
picknick - for this event you need a personal invitation by one of the 
duo 505
bernhard fleischmann
musikkreis ms 20
dj nicole oppolzer
guest djs

final work
7 p.m.
austrian cultural forum, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
rupert huber (tosca)
dr. nachtstrom and maleen

4/24/02 - 4/29/02
works in progress
4 p.m. - 7p.m.
austrian cultural forum, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
rupert huber (tosca recordings)
dr. nachtstrom and maleen

more information:

- -- 
john hudak


Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 06:22:32 +1000
From: linda carroli <>
Subject: April fAf: Choy Kok Kee in fAf's Gallery

fineArt forum = art + technology net news

MEDIA Release
For Immediate Release
Monday, 15 April 2002

Singapore's first IT artist on fineArt forum's gallery

fineArt forum's April gallery features Choy Kok Kee's work 'y2kvirus' and 
'stressbox', both part of the 'T2000' collective. T2000 is a new generation 
digital artwork based on the concept of stability and disturbance. The user 
is encouraged to interact with the works, both endowed with a sense of 
virtual intelligence which respond to changes in the environment when the 
user enters into the threshold of the virtual space.

The Singapore Straits Times described Choy's 'T2000' as Singapore's first 
"IT-art installation... dealing with the way that the individual controls 
technology or perhaps the extent to which technology controls the 
"The audience/user stimulates and destabilizes the environment from a 
normal relaxed undulation to excited rapid palpitation. It is only when the 
audience/user leaves that environment space it returns to its usual 
tranquil undulating state, as if awaiting the next round of confrontation," 
says Choy, who studied at the renowned Lansdown Centre of Electronic Arts, 
Middlesex University, London.

Choy's work was exhibited in the Interactive Media Art section for Nokia 
Singapore Art 1999. He was also invited by the Infocomm Development 
Authority Singapore to showcase at Efestival Asia 2000 and represent at the 
Museum Festival 2001 - IT Innovation at the Parco. Choy's works date back 
to 1974, when he first started his artistic endeavor and he has won 
numerous art awards in the local and foreign arena.

"We are especially pleased to launch Choy's landmark work on fAf's gallery. 
fAf constantly strives to spearhead new works on our site. His piece is a 
prime example especially since this is a pioneer 'interactive' artpiece 
developed for the web. Its not often, the user is given the opportunity to 
interact and react with a piece," said fAf Editor-in-Chief Nisar Keshvani.

The April edition is a double bonus as it marks the launch of fAf's new 
Arts Resources section - a guide to Art, Science, Technology online. 
Developed by Queensland University of Technology student, Fabia Sugandy, 
the section cuts across the depth of material currently available in the 
new media art field.

  "Through 2001, I scoured the World Wide Web, reading link after link, and 
systematically developed a substantial resources section. Our aim was to 
develop a one-stop section not for the professional, but a newcomer to the 
field. Since it is geographically classified, the resource caters to a 
broad audience especially," said Sugandy.

Adds Australian editor Linda Carroli: "fAf's Arts Resource focuses on 
associated communities that have developed and evolved through the years. 
It also attempts to be a platform for emerging new media communities who 
are joining the online arts community for the first time."

In our text section this month - Anne Swartz profiles American artist Alan 
Schechner whose work addresses the Holocaust. From Singapore's NAC, Susan 
Loh reflects on a decade of nurturing the arts and Selma Stern returns with 
more information about Droit de Suite, artist resale rights. In reviews, 
Shu Min Heng is pleasantly surprised by Takahiko Iimura's interactive 
CD-Rom AIUEONN Six Features, Scott Esdaile takes a walk through the woods 
of Mez's The Net.Wurk Series:: _][ad][Dressed in a Skin C.ode_ and Mia 
Thornton wanders through 'The Anne Show', the first presented at Brisbane's 
Institute of Modern Art's new premises. Also, fAf has compiled a selection 
of announcements, calls for action and cultural news from and about Palestine.

Launched in 1987, fAf is the pioneer online news service dedicated to the 
provision of news and information for the global arts and technology 
community. It aims to keep its readers informed of achievements, 
developments and opportunities relevant to the new media arts community. It 
can be viewed at

- -Ends-

For further information:
Nisar Keshvani, Editor-in-Chief, fineArt forum

"fineArt forum online has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government 
through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body."


Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 15:52:54 +1000
From: Alessio Cavallaro <>
Subject: Time_Place_Space 1 >> Expressions of Interest

dear colleagues 

fyi + kindly forward the following information 
(contained between top and bottom ::::: lines) 
to other interested parties ... 

thanks, regards 

pls note new e-address ... 

(apologies for cross-postings) 



September 15-29, 2002
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Time_Place_Space 1 is a two-week intensive training forum for up to twenty
Australian artists interested in hybridity as a methodology for making work.
Facilitated by national and international practitioners, Time_Place_Space 1
provides a stimulating, active environment for artists to engage in
training, discussion and research around some of the 'unnameable' issues
surrounding hybrid practices and their outcomes.

The workshop will consist of - collaborative conceptual development of
participant initiated projects; skills based development in relation to
screen, sound and dramaturgy; lectures, conversations and debates.
Participants will be provided with the full training program, access to
technical facilities, accommodation and subsidised catering.  Registration
is $900 full and $500 concession.  (Some travel assistance may be available
to artists who can demonstrate financial need. For details please contact
the Project Manager.)

Participants are required to demonstrate their experience in performance or
hybrid practice and their ability to work collaboratively.  Expressions of
interest should include: a statement addressing why you are interested in
participating; the conceptual framework for a project in the initial stages
of development; a curriculum vitae; support material from previous work and
two referees. 

For further info and the selection criteria, call 
Project Manager Julieanne Campbell on 
02 9698 7235 or email:
Deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest is Wednesday May 8.

Time_Place_Space 1 is curated by Sarah Miller - Director of PICA, Julianne
Pierce - Director of ANAT, and Fiona Winning - Director of Performance
Space. It is an initiative of the New Media Arts Board in conjunction with
the Dance, Music and Theatre Boards of the Australia Council, and is managed
by Performance Space. The site partner is Charles Sturt University.



Alessio Cavallaro 
Producer / Curator New Media Projects 
+ Acting Curatorial Manager
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) 
opening mid 2002, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia 

tel  61 3 9651 1235 
fax  61 3 9651 1600 
mob  0402 044 336 

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Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 10:46:31 +0200
From: Pit Schultz <>
Subject: -> king of the boots in berlin

you're invited to the:

bootlab berlin birthday party


  osymyso (london)
  freelance hellraiser (london)
  twenfm squad (berlin)
  manu krause + milchaufschaumer (berlin)
  barbara hallama (berlin)

  cartel communique (london)
  moniteur.automatique (berlin)

25 of April, 2002
XMF Ziegelstr. 23

bootlab is founded and inhabited
by webslaves and co-founders of:

the event will be webcasted live!!!!!!
approx. 23.00 GMT+2



Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 12:45:48 +0200
From: Ars Electronica Center <>
Subject: Ars Electronica 2002 - 2nd Announcement

Ars Electronica 2002 
Art as the Scene of Global Conflicts
September 7 - 12
Linz, Austria
- -----------------------------

Ars Electronica 2002 - 2nd Announcement

1. General Theme Ars Electronica 2002
UNPLUGGED - Art as the Scene of Global Conflicts
2. Prix Ars Electronica 2002 - Jury Meeting
3. Ars Electronica 2002 - Organization & Contact

You are reading the second issue of the Ars Electronica 2002 newsletter, focusing on a first statement by Gerfried Stocker on this year's Ars Electronica festival theme UNPLUGGED - Art as the Scene of Global Conflicts; and Prix Ars Electronica's jury meeting.

1. General Theme Ars Electronica 2002
UNPLUGGED - Art as the Scene of Global Conflicts

UNPLUGGED ... means the severed thread, fractured lines of development that had been thought to move only higher and higher, the abyss alongside the routes traveled by the caravans of progress ...

UNPLUGGED proceeds from the factuality of a globally networked world from which nobody can withdraw, no matter how distant they are from the dominant US-Europe-Japan capital triad and regardless of how far away the next electrical outlet might be. UNPLUGGED focuses on the blind spots of globalization, those barriers of a mental and geographic nature that make getting connected to and taking part in this process of global networking (the Net) and the cultural and social models it conveys impossible, illicit or even unwelcome.
UNPLUGGED thus also confronts our own inability to enter into a networked arrangement with 'the others' that goes beyond the exploitation and preservation of our own spheres of influence.
What began-in the simultaneity of glasnost and the WWW, the Soviet Union's collapse and the buildup of worldwide communication structures-as the utopia of the global village has been transformed into a bleak reality of unleashed capital in which cultural pluralism, if it has any role at all to play, then merely as a sort of ethno-business.
Globalization, now installed via the digital acceleration of financial transactions as the dominating principle of the world's sociopolitical fabric, is-in stark contrast to the myriad potentialities of the technologies it utilizes-not a practice based on openness and integration but rather on exclusiveness and exclusion.
The choice of topic for Ars Electronica 2002 is indicative of how the issue of the political element in art has returned with a vengeance to the agenda of intellectual discourse and artistic practice-a development that did not just begin to manifest itself as a reflex to 9/11 but was already emerging in conjunction with the protest movement in Seattle, Genoa and Porto Alegre, and is moving forward essentially on energy and input supplied by the computerkids generation.
The issue of art as the scene of global conflicts is a question of the viral power of art and its capability of coming up with alternative conceptual models, strategies and approaches. The concept of art as antithesis, as corrective and counterpoint to society, is also inseparably linked to the concept of radicalism and resistance, a concept that contemporary art has accompanied in many ways and endowed with identity, and, since the attack on the WTC, one that is being aggressively called into question and subjected to re-evaluation.
In 2002, the Ars Electronica Festival turns its attention to the conception of self of a young generation of media artists and their consciousness of the problems confronting them, and analyzes their positions on the sociopolitical, cultural and sociological implications of the technologies they work with.
A variety of formats-symposia, performances and exhibitions-will provide contexts to explore how the current global potential for social conflict is resonating in works of media culture and media art, and to consider aesthetic answers and exemplary projects of artistic practice that, in many instances, employ the same technologies as the economic power aggregates of globalization.
Perspectives obtained by looking out beyond one's own horizon are meant to intersect and interact with points of view held by "the others," and thereby make this festival for art, technology and society itself a setting for the complex dynamics of a global reorientation.
Gerfried Stocker

2. Prix Ars Electronica 2002 - Jury Meeting

International juries of experts meet from April 19 - 21, 2002 at ORF Linz.
With over 2,300 entries altogether, the Prix Ars Electronica will be decided this coming weekend. Over 3 days, 5 juries of experts will select the best works in a total of 6 categories (Digital Musics, Computer Animation / Visual Effects, Interactive Art, u19 freestyle computing and, as a double category, Net Vision / Net Excellence) at the ORF Upper Austrian Studio.

In each category, all entries are judged by an international jury. Chairman of the jury as a whole (without a vote): Dr. Hannes Leopoldseder, whose original idea led to the initiation of the Prix Ars Electronica in 1987.
The jury members:
Computeranimation / Visual Effects //
Stuart Maschwitz, USA; Bill Buxton, CDN; Barbara Robertson, USA; Rick Sayre, USA; Rita Street, USA
Digital Musics //
bLectum from bLechdom, USA; Naut Humon, USA; Florian Hecker, D; Chris Watson, GB; Tony Herrington, GB
Interactive Art //
Hiroshi Ishii, J; Peter Higgins, GB; Masuyama, USA/Japan; Alex Adriaansen, NL; Christa Sommerer, A/J
Net Vision / Net Excellence //
Tina Cassani & Bruno Beusch, F; Pete Barr-Watson, GB; Tanja Diezmann, D; Joichi Ito, Japan; Joshua Davis, USA
Cybergeneration - u19 freestyle computing //
Sirikit M. Amann, A; Horst Hörtner, A; Barbara Lippe, A, Miss Monorom, CH; Hans Wu, A

The next announcement update will appear at the end of May. The focus will be the results of Prix Ars Electronica's jury meeting 2002.

Ars Electronica 2002
Organization: Ars Electronica Center Linz and ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Upper Austrian Regional Studio
Co-organizers: Brucknerhaus Linz, O.K - Center for Contemporary Art

Concept & Artistic Direction:	Gerfried Stocker, Christine Schöpf Curatorial Team: Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Stefano Filipponi, Andreas Hirsch, Davis O. Nejo, Jay Rutledge
The Theme of Ars Electronica 2002 is based on an idea of Oliviero Toscani.

Ars Electronica Center
Hauptstrasse 2
A-4040 Linz

Sponsors of Ars Electronica 2002:
Compaq Oesterreich GesmbH, Gericom, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Oesterreichische Brauunion, Oracle, Quelle, SGI, Siemens AG, Telekom Austria AG
Sponsors of Prix Ars Electronica 2002:
The Prix Ars Electronica 2002 is sponsored by Telekom Austria AG.
Supported by Datakom, voestalpine, P.S.K. (Austrian Postal Banking), the City of Linz, the Province of Upper Austria, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Casinos Austria, City-Hotel Linz, Courtyard by Marriott, Poestlingberg Schloessl, Sony DADC, Oesterreichischer Kulturservice 

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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 11:13:23 +0200
From: "SMART Project Space" <>
Subject: Opening reception Saturday April 20, 21.00 hrs | ENDURE

SMART Project Space | 1e Constantijn Huygensstraat 20, Amsterdam
requests the pleasure of your company at the exhibition opening of:=20

Endure | April 21 - May 26, 2002

Work by: Isnazi Aball=ED, Bas Jan Ader, Marzia Migliora, Kiki Seror, Dan =
Shipsides, Costa Vece

Opening: Saturday April 20, 21.00 hrs

We don't choose to be born. Thrown into the world by the choice of =
parents, as soon one comes to the age of awareness, we realize that it =
is a world which makes little sense; not for humanity in general and =
even less so for the individual. Life soon reveals itself to be a living =
towards death. The only meagre point that can be made for our individual =
being is that we pass on genes and mortality to our children in order to =
maintain the species. But the question as to why there is life to begin =
with and why there is a drive to perpetuate it, there would seem to be =
no adequate answer. The only thing we are acutely aware of is that we =
have to live and survive. This instinct is ingrained in nature. It has =
been the driving force of cultures from their earliest times. The search =
to understand our purpose is both the greatest stimulant to life, as =
well as the main cause of existential suffering. It is the engine of =
philosophy and science, the motive for the creation of art, the breeding =
ground for religion and the reason for the use of drugs and the urge to =
find solace in sex. The struggle for survival is especially problematic =
because we have to deal with numberless perils and difficulties, while =
we don't know where to go and what the meaning of it all is. From =
Aristotle to Schopenhauer, philosophy had taught us that the prudent man =
would strive for freedom from pain and not for pleasure. He would direct =
his aim not to what is pleasant and agreeable, but to the avoidance, as =
far as possible, of life's countless evils. Nietzsche however indicated =
that fulfilment can't be attained by avoiding pain, but only by =
recognizing the role of suffering as an essential and inevitable step on =
the way to reaching anything good. In order to suffer the hardships of =
life, it would help to realize that pleasure and displeasure are =
intrinsically linked together, so that if we want to have much of one, =
we must have as much of the other. Only by endurance of whatever we =
cannot avoid, will we reach fulfilment and enjoy life.

SMART Project Space |
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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 21:23:22 -0400 (EDT)
From: Alan Sondheim <>
Subject: Conference Announcement: Inter/Disciplinary Models, Disciplinary

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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 10:31:09 -0700
From: Ray Siemens <>
Subject: Conference Announcement: Inter/Disciplinary Models,
     Disciplinary Boundaries: Humanities Computing and Emerging Mind
    Technologies (COCH/COSH 2002)

    [please redistribute / please excuse x-posting]

Conference Announcement:

Inter/Disciplinary Models, Disciplinary Boundaries:
Humanities Computing and Emerging Mind Technologies

COCH/COSH 2002 Meeting
at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities
May 26-8, 2002

U Toronto / Ryerson Polytechnic U, Canada

Programme available at:

Keynote and Plenary Addresses by:

Michael Best (U Victoria)
Patricia Clements (U Alberta) and Susan Brown (U Guelph)
Jean-Claude Guédon (U Montréal)
Ian Lancashire (U Toronto)
Clifford Lynch (CNI)
Willard McCarty (Kings College London)
Geoffrey Rockwell (McMaster U)
John Taylor (NRC, Institute for Information Technology)

Full List of Speakers:

William Barker (Memorial U)
Michael Best (U Victoria)
Sally-Beth MacLean (U Toronto)
John Bonnett (NRC)
Susan Brown (U Guelph)
Alan Burk (U New Brunswick)
James Campbell (U Central Florida)
Martine Cardin (U Laval)
James Chartrand (McMaster U)
Charlie Clarke (U Waterloo; ISAGN)
Patricia Clements (U Alberta)
Stephen Davies (Malaspina U-C)
Patrick Finn (U Victoria)
Paul Fortier (U Manitoba)
Alan Galey (U Victoria)
Rob Good (ISAGN)
Jean-Claude Guédon (U Montréal)
Carolyn Guertin (U Alberta)
Vivien Hannon (Dalhousie U)
Richard J. Shroyer (U Western Ontario)
Patrick Juola (Duquesne )
Bill Kennedy (Rhizomedia)
Andreas Kitzmann (U Karlstad)
Ian Lancashire (U Toronto)
Greg Lessard (Queen's U)
Tracy Light (U Waterloo)
Jorge Luiz Antonio (Pontifical Catholic U of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Clifford Lynch (CNI)
Oriel MacLennan (Dalhousie U)
Andrew Mactavish (McMaster U)
Bill Marsh (Factory School / U California, San Diego)
France Martineau (U Ottawa)
Willard McCarty (Kings College London)
Karen McCloskey (U Toronto)
Murray McGillivray (U Calgary)
Talan Memmott (independent: BeeHive)
Orion Montoya (U Chicago)
Aimée Morrison (U Alberta)
Elsa Nystrom (Kennesaw State U)
Mark Olsen (U Chicago)
Roda P. Roberts (U Ottawa)
Katherine Parrish (OISE)
Jill Porter (U Waterloo)
Daniel Poulin (U Montreal)
Rita Raley (U California, Santa Barbara)
Dina Ripsman Eylon (U Toronto)
Jennifer Roberts-Smith (U Toronto)
Shannon Robinson (U Toronto)
Geoffrey Rockwell (McMaster U)
Susy Santos (U Manitoba)
Sharon Scinicariello (Case Western U)
Ray Siemens (Malaspina U-C)
Stéfan Sinclair (U Alberta)
Alan Somerset (U Western Ontario)
Alan Sondheim (Florida International U)
Marshall Soules (Malaspina U-C)
Will Straw (McGill U)
Johannes Strobel (U Missouri-Columbia)
John Taylor (NRC, Institute for Information Technology)
Elaine Toms (U Toronto)
Marlene van Ballegooie (U Toronto)
Barrett Watten (Wayne State U)
Darren Wershler-Henry (York U)
Paul Werstine (U Western Ontario)
Bill Winder (U British Columbia)


Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 09:47:44 -0400
From: "Erin Donnelly" <EDonnelly@LMCC.NET>
Subject: Simon Biggs--only NYC appearance!!

Please distribute...

Thundergulch the new media arts initiative of the Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council (LMCC) is proud to present:

New Media Artist Simona Biggs (UK)
Monday, April 22, 2002, 6:00 pm --- FREE
66 Fifth Avenue, Parsons Auditorium, New School University, between 12th
and 13th Streets.
Over the past two decades Simon Biggs has obsessively explored issues
around language, legibility, and the limits of meaning;
social structures, networks and systems of power as artifacts to be
navigated, deconstructed and re-valued. At his only
New York City public appearance, Biggs will guide his audience through a
compelling body of work: from "Babel," his 3D representation
of the Dewey Decimal System used to navigate the World Wide Web, to "The
Great Wall of China," an online interactive
language-generating machine based on Franz Kafka's story of the same
title. Biggs will also show and discuss work from
"Parallex," his latest interactive environment co-created with
choreographer Sue Hawksley. More information about Simon
Bigg's work can also be found at

Reservations are not required, but for further information please
Wayne Ashley, Guest Curator, Thundergulch at (212)219-9401 x106,, or Erin Donnelly, Visual and Media Arts Program
Associate, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at (212)219-9401 x107 or

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
145 Hudson Street, Suite 801, New York, NY 10013
Liz Thompson, Executive Director
Moukhtar Kocache, Director of Visual & Media Arts
Erin Donnelly, Visual and Media Arts Program Associate
Wayne Ashley, Guest Curator, Thundergulch -- --

Support for Thundergulch audience development is provided by American
Express Company. Funding
for Thundergulch is generously provided by Cowles Charitable Trust,
Experimental Television Center, the
Greenwall Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the May and Samuel
Rudin Family Foundation.
This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from the
Electronic Media and Film Program and
the Media Arts Technical Assistance Fund of the New York State Council
on the Arts, a State Agency. This
program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs.


Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 20:34:02 -0700
From: Michael Mandiberg <>
Subject: Announcing The Exchange Program and The Essential Guide to Performing Michael Mandiberg

Beginning April 20th, 2002, eight collaborators will switch places 
and props - essentially, switch lives - for ten days, and 'play' each 
other. The collaborators will each create instructions on how to "be" 
or "perform" themselves, turning personality into character, and 
foregrounding the performativity of daily life.  This project was 
conceived and organized by Michael Mandiberg in collaboration with 
the participants; the following eight  artists will be realizing this 
collaborative project in Los Angeles, and Toronto: Heather Cassils, 
Lauren Hartman, Sara Jordeno, Curt Lemeiux, Michael Mandiberg, 
Melanie Nakaue, Amy Satterthwaite, and Haruko Tanaka.

The participants will go into this exchange with a group suspension 
of disbelief, occupying the other person's name, space, friends, 
family, jobs, and possessions, and letting go of their own. The goal 
of the project is to create a space of experiment and adventure for 
those who interact with us and thus with our replacements. Rather 
than approaching the project aiming to achieve a specific controlled 
goal ("to achieve slippages where we pass for each other," "to create 
repeated moments of rupture, where it is clear that this is a 
performance, even a charade," "to make people aware of their own 
gender, or racial performativity," etc.) the participants will 
approach the performance as an improvisation where many things will 
happen - probably different from what might be predicted, but no less 
exciting or productive.

To facilitate these exchanges, each person has created a set of 
information or instructions for the person replacing them; some of 
these will be available on the website.  Each participant will be 
documenting their experience, and the collected documentation will be 
available on the website, and on an 
interactive DVD which will be released in July.


In conjunction with The Exchange Program, Michael Mandiberg announces 
the launch of The Essential Guide to Performing Michael Mandiberg. 
(  Part users manual, part 
experimental self-portraiture, The Essential Guide to Performing 
Michael Mandiberg is an on-line tutorial to teach his collaborator 
the details of performing his persona.  The Essential Guide to 
Performing Michael Mandiberg inserts biographical information into 
the structure of a user manual, turning personality into procedures, 
situations, and props.   Well illustrated with photographs and 
diagrams, the guide moves from the early skill building chapters 
Character Traits and Social Behavior, to the important Friends 
chapters, and on through functional  Physical Presentation.

The Essential Guide to Performing Michael Mandiberg is a 2002 
commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence 
web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome 


For information please contact either Michael Mandiberg at or 661-257-2376, or all of the participants at 

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Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 01:23:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: Alan Sondheim <>
Subject: Presentation at New Jersey Institute of Technology 

Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 13:44:47 -0400
From: "Funkhouser, Chris" <Funkhouser@ADM.NJIT.EDU>


On Tuesday May 7 Writer and Artist Alan Sondheim will be making the third
presentation in the 2002 NJIT New Media Performance Series.

Sondheim is the author of many publications, including .echo (Alt-X) and
Disorders of the Real (Station Hill); he edited the collections Being On
Line (Lusitania) and Individuals:  Post-Movement Art in America (Dutton).
For many years he has been a prolific producer, theorist, and publisher of
digital art and literature.
To view some of his work in cyberspace, see

Internet Text, graphics:
trAce projects:

This event will be held at 2:30 p.m in 1400 GITC Building on the NJIT

For more information on the series, see

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