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   World-Information.Org Amsterdam: Exploring the Network Society of Control       
     Eric Kluitenberg <>                                                

   PDPal - Request for feedback                                                    
     "Scott Paterson" <>                                           

   new work and README.txt                                                         
     Alan Sondheim <>                                              

   pubs/new media art                                                              
     "Soenke Zehle" <>                                            

   Rotterdam psychogeography 23-11-2002 || interact1.walk [test version]           
     Wilfried Hou Je Bek <>                              -   panorama                                                  
     m e t a <>                                                          

   <nettime> Events [10x]                                                          
     iara lee/ caipirinha <>                                   

   Pixxelpoint Newsletter                                                          
     Blaz Erzetic <>                                                


Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 16:44:30 +0100
From: Eric Kluitenberg <>
Subject: World-Information.Org Amsterdam: Exploring the Network Society of Control

World-Information.Org Amsterdam:
Exploring the Network Society of Control

World-Information.Org Amsterdam
November 15 - December 15, 2002
De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

After World-Information.Org's successful presentations in Brussels, 
Vienna (2000), Munich, Helsinki (2001) and Berlin (2002) it is now 
preparing for a major event in Amsterdam. From November 15 through 
December 15, 2002, World-Information.Org will once again stage its 
extensive exhibition and conference program in the Oude Kerk, the 
earliest parish church in Amsterdam. Here the World-Information 
Exhibition will present digital culture projects by renowned and 
pioneering artists, historic and state-of-the-art control and 
surveillance technology and the results of World-Information.Org's 
research program. Visitors will be offered an art mediation program 
that will enable them to gain inside views of the comprehensive 
content of World-Information.Org.

The exhibition consists of "World-Infostructure", "World-C4U" and the 
"Future Heritage Expo" a series of art projects. During the 
exhibition a temporary media lab will be installed in the Oude Kerk 
called "WIO-Works".

World-Infostructure provides insights in the evolution of 
communication technologies and their consequences for society. It 
presents the progression of historic communication codes to 
state-of-the-art applications, and provides an overview of the 
relation between technology, private investments and common welfare.

In World-C4U, the public experiences how organisations, companies and 
governments use state-of-the-art technologies for control and 
security through hands-on practical biometric applications and live 
demonstrations of surveillance systems. The exhibition also contains 
historical objects such as the code machine 'Enigma'.

WIO-Works is a temporary media lab in which several groups work on 
different themes, each during five to six days. In the Oude Kerk, 
permanent screening facilities and information terminals will be 
equipped and discussions, presentations and workshops will be 
organised so that the public will gain hands-on experiences.

Future Heritage Expo includes projects by (a.o.) the following artists:

Critical Art Ensemble

A collective of five artists of various specialisations dedicated to 
exploring the intersections between art, technology, radical politics 
and critical theory

Critical Art Ensemble has in recent project focussed on the 
implications Biotechnology, a.o. in the project "GenTerra - 
Transgenic Solutions for a Greener World"

Arthur Elsenaar & Taco Stolk
BuBL Space
Do you need a break from the daily mobile soap? Surround yourself 
with soothing space. Simply press your pocket-size BuBL device. 
Release a bubble of silence. You'll feel pleasantly isolated inside, 
even in a crowded place. Evaporate all phone signals up to three 
meters around. Enjoy the silence. Create your Personal BuBL Space.

The Yesmen
The Yesmen have staged a series of stunning performances appearing in 
cognito as official spokesmen for the WTO at international trade 
conferences and seminars. Mistakenly identified and invited via their 
spoof website http://www, they have recently announced a 
schedule for disbanding the WTO that lead to worried reactions 
world-wide including a parliamentary intervention in Canada.

Institute for Applied Autonomy
The Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA) was founded in 1998 as a 
technological research and development organisation concerned with 
individual and collective self-determination. Their mission is to 
study the forces and structures which effect self-determination; to 
create cultural artefacts which address these forces; and to develop 
technologies which serve social and human needs.
In Amsterdam a recent "spot-the-cam-in-Amsterdam" action was held to 
map observation camera's in the inner city. IAA has developed a 
system that produces "maps of least surveillance" charting a route 
with as little as possible camera's through any given city, which 
will now be applied to Amsterdam.

Jill Magid - System Azure
Jill Magid is currently artist in residence at the Royal Academy of 
Arts in Amsterdam. She explores the aesthetics of surveillance, and 
proposes an alternative treatment of surveillance apparatuses. She 
has recently completed the first phase of a restyling of surveillance 
camera's of the Amsterdam police department by rhinestoning and 
restyling observation camera's at the main Amsterdam police station.
Magid wishes to bring these observation and control systems in the 
public consciousness by developing an explicit aesthetics of 
observation machines that makes them more visible to the public eye.

RIXC-Riga & Marko Peljhan
The RIXC group from Riga and Marko Peljhan will set up an 
installation that maintains a live link with the Irbene 32m dish 
antenna, as part of the on-going electronic media monitoring project.
>>From August 4-12, 2001, twenty five media artists and activists 
>>from three  different continents gathered together in the forests 
>>of western Latvia at  the site of a Soviet-era 32meter dish 
>>antenna. Formerly used to spy on satellite transmissions between 
>>Europe and North America by the KGB, the antenna was abandoned and 
>>nearly destroyed when the Russians departed in 1994. The dish is 
>>currently under repair for civilan use as one of the top 5 most 
>>precise radiotelescopes in the world.<<

0100101110101101.ORG - VOPOS_GPS
# Anything has been said about this renegade cyber-entity,
# accused of being "simple thief", dubbed as "media dandy"
# and "cultural terrorists" or, simply, "shit".
# 0100101110101101.ORG is the author of some of the most
# perfect media exploits of the last years, such as the
# creation and diffusion, at the opening of the 49th
# Venice Biennial, of the computer virus "" or
# the memorable theft of the art gallery
end quote<<

As part of their project series Glasnost 01.ORG will present their 
project VOPOS_GPS, an interface that allows the audience a 24 hour 
tracking of all movements of 01.ORG via a GPS system.


World-Info Conference 2002: The Network Society of Control
De Balie, December 6 & 7, 2002

De Balie, Centre for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam, will host the 
World-InfoCon conference 'The Network Society of Control', an 
international and interdisciplinary forum for the critical discussion 
of information politics in the network society. A wide variety of 
speakers and participants including researchers, politicians, 
representatives of social interest groups, activists and cultural 
workers will examine recent developments in information security, 
public opinion management, new legislation for intellectual property 
rights management in the digital domain, and the desire for a digital 

The final program of the conference will be announced shortly and 
will also be made available at the website of De Balie:


World-Information.Org is an initiative of Public Netbase/t0 and is 
organised in co-operation with Waag Society / for old and new media, 
De Balie, Centre for Culture and Politics and Netherlands Media Art 
Institute, Montevideo/TBA. The project was previously presented in 
Brussels and Vienna.

World-Information.Org is realised with the financial support of The 
Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology; 
Netherlands Culture Fund, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dutch 
Ministry for Education, Culture and Sciences; Mondriaan Foundation; 
Culture2000; VSB Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.


Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 12:59:04 -0500
From: "Scott Paterson" <>
Subject: PDPal - Request for feedback

Apologies for cross-posting

Hi all,
We recently completed the alpha phase for an art project called "PDPal" for
PDA's and were wondering if the members of this list would be interested in
giving feedback about the project. I don't want to spam the list with the
application but it is available for download at For those of
you who don't own or have access to a PalmOS-based PDA, there is, a stand
alone version(2.3MB) for PC's that will run on your desktop.

I am making a presentation of PDPal at the Doors of Perception conference
(Nov. 14-16) and would love to get the project out there and hear feedback.

Below is a description of the project.

We look forward to your comments.
Best regards,
Scott Paterson
Marina Zurkow
Julian Bleecker

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About PDPal
PDPal is a public art project for PDA's (personal digital assistants) in
which users create pictographic maps, noting and exchanging moments from
their urban experience. PDPal is the first art project to use the mobile
platform as a mediating and recording device in order to transform everyday
actions into a dynamic portrait.

Currently in its first version, PDPal is hosted by an "urban park ranger"
agent named Malewski. Users are prompted to collect and share their maps
with other users via the infrared beaming capability of PDA's.  User's are
able to add notes to their maps, and then "beam" their maps with the notes
to other users.  In the next version, PDPal will track where maps have been
beamed from user to user throughout the world.  Using hot-sync technology,
PDPal will upload users' maps to the PDPal server, thereby extending the
application to the web.

PDPal transforms our conventional understandings about maps and geography.
When PDPal's users record their "position" as a set of "emotional
coordinates", they are considering their experiences in the city as
something beyond just street addresses and intersections.  The city of grids
becomes the city of experiences.  By inhabiting both the real and virtual
realms, PDPal transforms the PDA into a device for writing and visually
rendering your very own city of experiences.

"We think of PDPal as an emotional Global Positioning System," says
Paterson, one of the three-artist team.  Evocative of Italo Calvino's
Invisible Cities in the ambitions of transforming the everyday or static
place into a personal experience, PDPal relies on fluid emotional qualifiers
to define social place, instead of the formal precision of latitudes and
longitudes, or street addresses and zipcodes.

The current version of PDPal is on exhibit in installation form at Eyebeam
Atelier in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City as part of the group
show, "Beta Launch".  Malewski - a retired taxi driver specific to Chelsea's
primary, non-art related industry - is one of 10 Urban Park Rangers in
development. Each park ranger is developed specifically for a particular

PDPal is distributed through a beaming box developed by the public art
organization Creative Time, as well as through the internet at  Through the beaming box - on constant "beam mode" - PDPal is
offered freely in storefronts, galleries, lobbies, retail locations and
elsewhere.  The final version of PDPal will launch during the Summer 2003 at
the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.  PDPal will also be made available
through ten beaming boxes throughout New York City as part of Creative Time'
s wireless initiative.

About the artists
PDPal was created by polymedia artist Marina Zurkow and architect Scott
Paterson in collaboration with technologist Julian Bleecker. The project
conceptually merges Zurkow's work in experience design, narrative and
character development  with Paterson's interest in the interface between
physical and virtual space. Bleecker brings expertise in mobile platforms
and a passion for technology as a mode of cultural production.

Zurkow is best known for her animated internet series, "Braingirl" which
screened at Sundance, the Rotterdam Film Festival and on MTV.

Paterson's work seeks the possibility for "architecture", as a protocol
between the virtual and the real, that is an interface between the activity
of our daily lives and the space of the internet.

Bleecker's work focuses on the material and semiotic means by which
knowledge about the world is established, and how technology is able to
create playful and serious contestations as to the sanctity of this
knowledge.  Prior to PDPal, his work has been largely as an essayist,
reviewer and commentator.  PDPal represents his first serious foray into the
realm of technology as artistic practice.

About Creative Time
Creative Time, a New York-based nonprofit organization, has commissioned and
presented adventurous public arts projects of all disciplines. Creative Time
co-commissioned PDPAL with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

About Eyebeam
Eyebeam Atelier is a not-for-profit new media arts organization established
to provide access, education, and support for students, artists, and the
general public in the field of art and technology. PDPAL was developed
during an artists' residency in the summer of 2002, and is part of Eyebeam's
"Beta Launch" group exhibit, running Oct 15- Dec 1, 2002.

About the Walker Art Center
The Walker Art Center, a pioneer and catalyst for new media and traditional
forms of art granted PDPAL an "Emerging Artists, Emergent Media" grant in
2002, with support from the Jerome Foundation. The Walker Art Center is a
co-commissioner of PDPAL with Creative Time in New York.

About Palm, Inc
Palm, Inc., a pioneer in mobile and wireless Internet solutions and the
world leader in handheld computing, was founded in 1992. Palm, Inc
generously supported PDPal through a donation of Palm Pilots.


Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 23:20:11 -0500 (EST)
From: Alan Sondheim <>
Subject: new work and README.txt 

new work at

over-18 please

0.README.txt at end:

more work forthcoming
0.README.txt 3.jpg 37.jpg 41.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 8.jpg 9.jpg MI3.AVI MI4.AVI face7.jpg face8.gif flesh.swf insert.jpg leg.jpg look2.jpg mi5.avi mirror3.jpg more1.jpg more2.jpg
more3.jpg more4.jpg more5.jpg more6.jpg mov.txt movie.txt nipple.jpg
nude.jpg nude2.jpg other00.JPG other01.JPG other02.JPG other03.JPG
other04.JPG other05.JPG other06.JPG other07.JPG other08.JPG other09.JPG
other10.JPG other11.JPG seam1.jpg seam2.jpg seam3.jpg seam4.jpg
seam5.jpg skein01.jpg skein02.jpg skein03.jpg skein04.jpg skein05.jpg
skein06.jpg skein07.jpg skein08.jpg skein09.jpg skein10.jpg theory1.jpg theory2.jpg theory3.jpg theory4.jpg
theory5.jpg theory6.jpg theory7.jpg theory8.jpg torso.jpg torso0.jpg
torso1.jpg torso2.jpg tub2.jpg tub5.jpg tub6.jpg tub7.jpg tub8.jpg


These files are remnants, residue, of larger works such as Trilby, 35
minutes in length. The still images are used in video; the .mov files
are chained together, modified; sound is added.

We collude between death and sex, to the limits of distortion - space-time
burns around configurations of terror and the body.

The skin is always a skein of communication. Words are performative only
to the extent they can persuade physical reality beyond the sememe -
propaganda or persuasion of language.

Sexuality, body, language, create a matrix of interpenetrations, an
almost impossible separation of interior and exterior. Space inflates,
the temporal dimension shudders, reverses, cycles, escapes.

The background of the work is in -
the Internet Text, which continues to be build.

New files will be added here from time to time and cdroms are available.

Alan Sondheim and Azure Carter,



Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 09:55:27 +0100
From: "Soenke Zehle" <>
Subject: pubs/new media art

- ----- Original Message -----=20
From: domiziana giordano=20
To: DSI=20
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 3:50 PM
Subject: <no subject>

DIAN - Digital Interactive Artists' Network=20


DIAN - Digital Interactive Artists' Network -Stockholm, Sweden=20
Our focus for the month of November is DOMIZIANA GIORDANO and REINER =
STRASSER. We proudly present their work:=20

"The Doorman"=20

"The doorman" is an interactive, 'photo-cinematic' flash piece, created =
with documentary photos of the subject shot over two months. Like =
insert-cuts in films, the sequences can be played over time and arranged =
in your mind.=20

A doorman spends his days in the dark of his lodge. His chair gives onto =
a wall at one corner of the entrance hall. He cannot have an entire view =
unless he stands on the sill of his porter's office window. Like the =
doorman of a theatre who cannot enjoy the show, the doorman sits in his =
lodge, just witnessing other people passing by.=20

This doorman though, can only hear people entering and leaving the =
building. His contact with the world outside is limited to the screen of =
a small black and white TV he watches all day long and the letters and =
pictures of a newspaper.=20

He hears someone else's life, he watches someone else's life. Time and =
life is passing by him. Is he really alive? To live in the dark of a =
lodge. Was this his intentional choice or was it the only job he could =

How much the architect's design of the location interferes with the =
wasting of the doorman's life?=20

DIAN - Digital Interactive Artists' Network - is a network for artists =
who are seriously involved in using Internet technology in the domain of =
contemporary art.=20



Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 01:03:56 -0800 (PST)
From: Wilfried Hou Je Bek <>
Subject: Rotterdam psychogeography 23-11-2002 || interact1.walk [test version]


Saturday 23 November 2002 
Gallery Room 
Benthuizerstraat 96-B
Gather at 17.00

"[T]he great city is the best organ of memory man has
yet created" - Lewis Mumford  

If the city is a database of human culture through the
ages than generative psychogeography is the query best
suited for weaving unconnected facts into a logical

This is an example of the .walk software
psychogeographers will be running during the
experiment . 

This experiment is Phase 0 in the eventual
construction of the UGPC (Universal Generative
Psychogeographical Computer).  

// Interactive Generative Psychogeography
// Filename: interact1.walk
// This open source software is produced by
// T = Time (in minutes)
// E = Exportcode 
// C = Counter 

E = 3
C = 0 



E = X

1 st  street left
2 nd street right 
X      street left 

When 2 programs meet 


Exchange E   

C + 1


Count T 0 to 60
If time = 60 


abort to Root
print C to




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Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 02:22:48 -0700
From: m e t a <>
Subject:   -   panorama

//   realtime geographic collage application



Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 09:52:23 -0500
From: iara lee/ caipirinha <>
Subject: <nettime> Events [10x]

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upcoming from caipirinha productions, would be grateful if nettime 
could list it in the calendar of events. thanks for the great work 
you guys do.

iara lee

- --------------------------------------------
     no blood for oil, no war on iraq
- ---------------------------------------------


IRAQ UNDER SIEGE:The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War (new edition)

please join us for an evening of conversation about how the last 
twelve years of sanctions and war have affected the iraqi people, 
why the u.s. government is gunning for iraq, and what we can do to 
challenge this.

@ caipirinha productions
510 la guardia place- 4th fl
btw bleecker and houston

from 7 to 9pm

trains: A/C/E or the D/F/Q to west 4th st, or 6 train to bleecker
to reserve a seat, $5 advance tickets at or first 
come first serve at the door

speakers: anthony arnove, hany khalil
photos: alan pogue, andre vieira, karen robinson, bill hackwell
film excerpts: noam chomsky's lecture 'unending wars' 
'paying the price: killing the children of iraq' by john pilger
'hidden wars of desert storm' by gerard ungerman & audrey brohy,
narrated by john hurt
- -------------------------------------------

"This remarkable book is an invaluable documentation of the tragedy, 
and deserves reading by every citizen interested in the appalling 
reality of US and UK foreign policy." -Edward W. Said

"This book gives us a key to understand the New World Order, and 
warns about how Iraq's tragedy may be a model for global bullying and 
global impunity in coming times." -Eduardo Galeano

"This is not only the horrible story of children dying as a result of 
sanctions, but  a story our papers are so reluctant to write about." 
- -Daniel Singer, European Correspondent, The Nation

"This is a book not only for the activist, but also for anyone 
concerned with justice and with foreign policy." -The New 
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Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 00:20:22 +0100
From: Blaz Erzetic <>
Subject: Pixxelpoint Newsletter

Pixxelpoint 2002 - International Computer Art Festival

- -- Newsletter - November 3 2002 --

Hi to everyone!

For the ones who want to visit Pixxelpoint and come to Nova Gorica,
we've put some useful info and hotel contacts. Go on our site under
'Visit Us'.

Opening: November 22 at 8 pm.
Exhibition will be opened November 23 - 29 everyday 9 am - 9 pm.

Like previous years, Pixxelpoint will feature lectures and concerts. 
This year we'll enjoy the music of Al Capone Strajh Trio, Rambo Amadeus,
DJ Ivol, DJ MIha Klemencic (Random Logic) and Audioworx.
To see complete program go on our site under 'Program' section.

If you need invitation letter, please contact Mrs Pavla Jarc at

In case you have a question or comment, don't hesitate to send us an
e-mail at

Best regards,
Blaz Erzetic & Pixxelpoint staff

If you don't want to receive further informations about Pixxelpoint,
please kindly reply to this email with "Remove" in subject line.

Pixxelpoint 2002 - Mednarodni festival racunalniske umetnosti

- -- Novice - 3. november 2001 --


Za tiste, ki si zelijo ogledati Pixxelpoint, smo objavili uporabne
informacije in kontakte hotelov. Na nasih straneh pod 'Obiscite nas'.

Otvoritev: 22. november ob 20h
Razstava je odprta med 23. in 29. novembrom vsak dan od 9h do 21h.

Kot prejsnja leta, bodo tudi letos potekala predavanja in koncerti.
Tokrat bomo lahko uzivali ob glasbi Al Capone Strajh Trio, Rambo
Amadeus, DJ Ivol, DJ MIha Klemencic (Random Logic) and Audioworx.
Celoten program na nasih straneh pod 'Program'.

V primeru, da imate kaksno vprasanje ali pripombo, vas vabimo, da nam
le-to posljete na nas elektronski postni predal

Lep pozdrav,
Blaž Erzetic in Pixxelpoint osebje

Ce ne zelite vec prejemati novic o Pixxelpoint-u, prosimo, odpišite na
prejeti email z "odstrani" v naslovni vrstici.


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