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   Workshop "Online Archive: Perspectives on Networked Knowledge Spaces": 
   Video Doc
     Felix Schmitz-Justen <> 
   We would like to invite you to be a part of the Weavers human network
     "Stephane Nephise Chapuis" <>
   Joint Resolution Passes Unanimously
     US Department of Art & Technology <>
   REALTOKYO MM Vol. 104
     Andreas <>
   en) Australia - Woomera2002 scrapbook - reflections on woomera2002 actions
   [NET.JAM] audio & video STREAM sundays
     eyescratch(TM) <>
     "Bizzocchi, Justine" <Justine_Bizzocchi@BanffCentre.CA>
   REALTOKYO MM Vol. 105
     Andreas <>
   Gary Snyder's "Buddhist Anarchism"
     "Bureau of Public Secrets" <>
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Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 11:19:33 +0100
From: Felix Schmitz-Justen <>
Subject: Workshop "Online Archive: Perspectives on Networked Knowledge Spaces": Video Documentation Online

Workshop "Online Archive: Perspectives on Networked
Knowledge Spaces": Video Documentation online.

The workshop "Online Archives: Perspectives on Networked
Knowledge Spaces", which was held on October 25 and 26 in
Schloss Birlinghoven, Sankt Augustin (GER) focused on the
following topics:

1 Internet Platforms for Media Art
2 Knowledge Visualisation: Methods and Technologies
3 Extensible Multimedia Information Management Systems
4 Ambient Knowledge Spaces

In addition the workshop was the venue for the
digital sparks 02 award ceremony.

The video documentation of the workshop and the award
ceremony can be found here:

With best wishes.

Monika Fleischmann & Wolfgang Strauss with the MARS Lab


Editorial office

Fraunhofer Inst. Media Communication
MARS Exploratory Media Lab
Schloss Birlinghoven, D-53754 Sankt Augustin

phone: +49.(0)2241.14-3449
fax: +49.(0)2241.14-2133


Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 15:35:39 +0100
From: "Stephane Nephise Chapuis" <>
Subject: We would like to invite you to be a part of the Weavers human network 

We would like to invite you to be a part of the Weavers human network

Internet Fiesta
5th Edition from March
17th to 23rd 2003
theme Expatriation today

Since the beginning of the Internet adventure, the web has continued to 
be the favoured link between expatriated communities. Through forums, 
chat rooms and specialised web sites, communities have formed according 
to their cultural affinities.

Today the world wide web is the main communication stream between 
members of these communities. The Internet allows individuals living 
abroad to stay in touch with their culture, their language and to 
recreate a cultural space which puts a specific emphasis on their 
particular identities.

We would like to invite you to be a part of the Weavers human network.

There is neither adhesion fee nor any other kind of payment involved. 
The fact of being a weaver only commits you to be enthusiastic, to use 
the Internet and to help in anyway you can, to the success of the Fiesta 
and to interactive communication development. To be a weaver is to 
favour international exchanges and the circulation of culture. It means 
also to incite, to mobilise and to lead, by all means of action or 
communication one or several multi disciplinary events or to generate, 
support and promote such an event.

All this in order to attract a larger and more diverse audience and to 
shorten the distances between individuals or organisations who wish to 
be help each other.

Each new weaver enforces a even greater network of skills, means and 
intelligence so constituted, across every border. On the main frame, the 
Internet Fiesta Portal, links lead to weavers, every weaver must then, 
as a fair exchange, install a link to Internet Fiesta, the "public 

To subscribe as a weaver, please fill the form at:

Thank you and best regards For the International Fiesta Committee

St=E9phane N=E9phise-Chapuis
Information & Communication

withdrawal of subscription :


Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 13:04:46 -0500
From: US Department of Art & Technology <>
Subject: Joint Resolution Passes Unanimously

US Department of Art & Technology
Washington, DC

Press Secretary
For Immediate Release:  November 15, 2002

Joint Resolution Passes Unanimously
To Authorize Acts of Artistic Mediation

The US Department of Art & Technology, along with the Global 
Virtualization Council, unanimously passed a Joint Resolution "To 
Authorize the Use of Acts of Artistic Mediation"  (US DAT J. RES. 1).

Joined by the President and First Lady, along with staff of the 
Department, Secretary Randall M. Packer announced the Joint 
Resolution in a speech today at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Secretary Packer hailed the Resolution as a "final test" of the Bush 
Regime's willingness "to submit to any and all methodologies to 
verify his compliance. His cooperation must be prompt and 
unconditional, or he will face the severest consequences."

Visit the Department Website for the full text and video transcript 
of the Secretary's speech. The official document of the Joint 
Resolution has been published in the current edition of Intelligent 
Agent (Vol. 2 No. 4, Fall '02).

The US Department of Art & Technology

The US Department of Art and Technology is the principal conduit for 
facilitating the artist's need to extend aesthetic inquiry into the 
broader culture where ideas become real action.

Global Virtualization Council

The Global Virtualization Council's intent is to mobilize and 
coordinate artistic forces of virtualization internationally.

Intelligent Agent

Intelligent Agent is a service organization and information  provider 
dedicated to interpreting and promoting art that  uses digital 
technologies for production and presentation. The Editor-in-Chief is 
Patrick Lichty and the Director is Christiane Paul.

Contact: Press Secretary of the US Department of Art & Technology

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Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 09:35:17 +0900
From: Andreas <>
Subject: REALTOKYO MM Vol. 104

Sorry for the delay!

R    E    A    L    T    O    K    Y    O    MAIL MAGAZINE

[This Week's Index]

(1) Tokyo Editors' Diary
Sugatsuke Masanobu ("Composite"/"Invitation") vol. 002

(2) Tokyo, 4 Weeks
Tokyo FILMeX 2002

(3) Out of Tokyo
Vol. 50: The Power of Location part 2

(4) Tokyo Visitors' Book
Ramo Teder a.k.a. Pastacas

(5) Present
"Cafe Paraiso" invitations, Tokyo FILMeX, Fonica CDs

This week's RT Picks:

art+cinema+music+stage+design+town = 36 events
including 10 new ones!
Plus new entries on our 'book/disk' page.

Check them out!

(1) Tokyo Editors' Diary

Sugatsuke Masanobu ("Composite"/"Invitation") vol. 002

It's a busy day with three photo shootings for the new "Invitation"
magazine on my schedule. The first one -- men's fashion -- takes
place at Kabukicho, Shinjuku. Stylist Kitamura Michiko's idea was
to shoot 'guys with strong facial expressions,' and according to
this concept a couple of pretty theatrical-looking models were cast.
We ended up with an impressive line-up of personalities from several
generations, including Kara Juro, Matsuo Suzuki, Rahmens, Nagatsuka
Keishi, Yamauchi Takaya, and Okura Koji.

Read more at:

(2) Tokyo, 4 Weeks

Does Tokyo Need a Film Festival?

Matsumaru Akiko recommends: Tokyo FILMeX 2002

If you ask me to name Tokyo's best food I'm at a loss for an answer,
since Tokyo is probably the place with the biggest variety of
different kinds of food on earth. Italian yesterday, Chinese today,
Japanese tomorrow... that's what a week's menu here can look like
in terms of food, but for movies the international choice is not
much different. So, does a place with so many options actually need
a film festival?

Read more at:

(3) Out of Tokyo

Vol. 50: The Power of Location part 2
by Ozaki Tetsuya

I spent the last weekend in the Kansai area, visiting Osaka and
Kyoto. That's why unfortunately I missed the exhibition of the
results of the "Artists in Akiya" project (or "Kyojima Project")
that I absolutely wanted to see. But no matter how much I regret
that the event is over, and I'd like to report from an interesting
art exhibition I experienced in Kansai instead. Or, to be more
precise, it's the event's venue I want to write about.

Read more at:

(4) Tokyo Visitors' Book

RT caught Ramo Teder a.k.a. Pastacas, an artist and musician
originally from Estonia and now based in Salo, Finland, after
his live set at the "Warszawa Might" event at Star Pine's Cafe.
Read his answers in the "Tokyo Visitors' Book" section, to
access from the Top page or from the pull-down Menu:

(5) Presents

This week we give away free tickets for P3's exotic winter edition
of the "Cafe Night," this time titled "Cafe Paraiso."
Also new on the present list are invitations to movies shown at
Tokyo FILMeX 2002.

To apply and for more info see:

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Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 15:07:33 +1100
Subject: en) Australia - Woomera2002 scrapbook - reflections on woomera2002 actions

>From : scrap book <>

Desert Storm - Out Now ( woomera2002 no-border autonomadic caravan ) 

Date : Tue, 19 Nov 2002 10:05:00 +1100 (EST)

A new tabloid publication of reflections on the Woomera2002 protests and the 
ongoing struggles against borders is now available.
At the round-up of the Melbourne Woomera2002 network the great fundraising 
collective had managed to get so much cash together there was some left 
over. A proposal was agreed upon that some money be put aside to fund a 
publication of reflections and analysis of the protests. Seven long, 
disorganised months later that publication is finally completed.
We hope this publication goes some way to developing a more critical and 
reflective activist culture and contributes to the struggles against borders 
around the world.
The publication can be view online at

Copies can be ordered by emailing or by mail 
to PO Box 209, Brunswick East, Vic 3057.

*** Following is an essay from the text, some links to discuss these texts and links for other information on the woomera2002 actions and debates.

>From the scrapbook

Shape Shifting
by Andrew
Recent years have seen a significant growth in Australia of political
organising that emphasises self-activity, decentralisation, autonomy and
networks as key methods of working together. Many may mark the s11 protests
against the World Economic Forum in 2000 as being a key catalyst in
expanding this type of extra-parliamentary politics. Indeed the rising
movements against capitalist globalisation around the world have been a key
source of energy and inspiration. Several forms, from reclaim the streets,
social centres, radical media making, anarchist and autonomist groups,
forest and desert direct action and much more make up this tendency. Most
recently the Woomera2002 actions were developed around the ideas of
autonomy, self-activity and direct action and provide a practical example
to explore the limitations and possibilities of a broader area of struggle
composed around similar themes.

Methods of Organising
As this essay is an attempt at both introducing and critiquing the forms of
organising used at Woomera I will briefly lay out the ways in which I feel
they have operated. The methods of organising are however inherently
multifarious, there is no single model or correct line and as such no one
to speak as the voice. The opinions thus are solely mine.

The methods of organising deny the mediation of representatives and instead
emphasise direct democracy and direct action. Direct action is taken not as
a last-ditch measure or as a form of militant lobbying, but as an ethic in
itself, the preferred method of acting within the social terrain. Implicit
in this is the rejection of the colonisation of everyday life by both the
state and capital, and an endeavour to carve out some degree of autonomy in
which to practice revolutionary new social relations, spaces from which to
posit a radical reconstruction of society. One of the key markers of this
tendency is its rejection of state structures as a means to social change.
"Autonomous social movements aim to transcend the state, not capture it."*

Decision-making occurs mostly through regular meetings of groups of
individuals and spokescouncils and networks based on working groups,
organisations and affinity groups. Decisions are often made by consensus,
but not always. Ideas of networks and diversity are emphasised over some
type of homogenous unity.

An affinity group is a collective of people who work together to establish
a level of trust between themselves. They are a radical support group who
form the key nuclei of decision making and activity. They are most often
made up of friends. 

A working group is made up of individuals, some from groups, some not, that
come together to establish key needs of a broader network such a publicity,
transport, infrastructure, skill sharing.

A spokescouncil is a method of organisation by which each working group,
organisation or affinity group sends a delegate or 'spoke' through which
they participate in decision making and coordinate with other groups. As a
structure they were popularised by the anarchists during the Spanish Civil
War and again as part of the peace, feminist and anti-nuclear movements.
Sometimes only spokes attend meetings, other times the affinity or working
group will sit behind the spoke and discuss and decide on proposals.

This is seen as a more egalitarian and cooperative structure than typical
mass meetings and was the method employed at the Woomera2002 protests. It
encourages greater self-activity, participation and ownership of struggles
than mass meetings where only the loudest and most confidant usually speak
and others are often relegated to a position of spectatorship.
Spokescouncils are a more sophisticated decision-making structure and
demand much more of participants in terms of self-organisation and
initiative. The difference in structures could be seen as a network, web,
or rhizome versus a hierarchical and static pyramid.

Evaluating Woomera
In many ways Woomera proved the practical potential of these methods of
organising and should be celebrated for its success. There were, however,
many failures in how the protests were organised, or not organised, which
are worth evaluating. But first, the positives.

The call to autonomy, self-organisation and self-initiative created a space
where people were immediately trusted to bring their ideas and actions into
a cooperative space. There was not one central structure that would approve
the validity of people's ideas but an environment that would foster
different approaches. The lack of centralised leadership meant that instead
of taking orders the possibilities were laid out for people's imaginations.
This, combined with a lack of overt authoritarianism, despite attempts by
some groups like Socialist Alternative, created a greater sense of
ownership and spontaneity in the protests and increased the possibilities
for the fences to come down.

When the fences were being dismantled there were no megaphones, there were
no directors because there were no actors to direct. People refused to be
bodies to be shouted at and shunted. They chose instead to "immediately (at
once) & immediately (without mediation)"** become agents: self-organised
and autonomous. Whilst some continued to run around and shout at people,
their authority was ignored. People plainly and simply just got on with the
job. The fences coming down and broken apart was one of those magic moments
where hierarchies were dissolved, carnival and freedom ensued. 

The most decisive factor was of course the commitment of those inside, who
spured those outside to commit themselves, and provide practical and direct
solidarity to their ongoing struggle. The spontaneous self-organisation
that occurred between the two groups of people was truly inspiring.

Despite the difficulty of trying to establish an effective decision-making
structure due to the chaos of Friday night many people did manage to
organise themselves. The spokescouncils eventually proved their
effectiveness, but unfortunately not until Sunday. The nature of smuggling
people out of the camp, however, demanded people work in a decentralised
and self-organised capacity.

Another limitation is that these structures, though not new, are not
established enough to be consistently effective. Many people are not used
to having to organise themselves. The methods of decision-making, even in
so-called radical circles, are not very different to the way the
establishment organises itself, through directors and spectators. We are
brought up taking orders from parents, teachers, cops, CEOs and
governments; it will take a bit of practice to begin to unlearn that.

One key criticism that needs addressing is the lack of preparation with
regard to the escapes. Beyond anything else this seems to me to be more a
problem of self-confidence, of actually believing we can achieve social
change, than any particular organisational dysfunction. With a far greater
belief in, and enaction of, our abilities who knows what would have been
possible? The fact that the break-out was largely spontaneous means that
Woomera2002 will not happen again. You cannot plan for spontaneity and as
such it should not be fetishized. Similarly all the tactics used should be
seen as merely that. Spokescouncils and affinity groups are not the correct
organising method for every situation but should be applied as the terrain

Individualism versus Collectivism - Taking Autonomy Too Far
For many the practice of autonomy centres on the individual or very small
groups. There is a tendency to take the idea of a diverse network of
collectives down to a microcosmic level. In the case of the Melbourne
Woomera network meetings, 30 people in a room, the vast majority of whom
are there only as individuals and not from any particular group, were told
they are not a collective but rather an amorphous network of random

This kind of hyper-autonomy often mirrors much of life under late
capitalist society. The atomisation experienced in everyday life also
occurs within some of the organising. The idea of a broader collective
identity, of a 'we', is shunned as impinging on the freedom of individuals
and tiny groups. If we have common ground we should use it. Many people
come to activism through a rejection of the loneliness, alienation and
isolation of everyday life under capitalism. They are attracted to activism
because of the relationships they hope to form and the possibility of
finding meaning through the construction of a collective identity in
struggling against injustice. If we are to deny this collectivity we lose
one of the strongest attractions of activism and more importantly we lose
the power of collective action.

"Autonomy" is often interpreted as being "separate from". There is a
tendency though to take this to extremes to the point of
self-marginalisation and atomisation. Autonomy doesn't mean being
autonomous from each other, it means self-organising, self- management,
self-activity. Autonomy is different from independence. Autonomy indicates
a level of inter-dependence.

This is not to say that the method of decentralised networks is not a valid
project to work towards. It absolutely is. The problem is that the networks
are at such a microscopic level that they end up becoming merely an
amorphous collection of individuals and tiny groups that are hard to break
into, rather than a much larger and much more effective web. We need to
imagine these networks beyond groupsicles and individuals, we need to
imagine it on a mass scale if is truly to be a potent force for social

The examples of Italian Autonomia, European squatted social centres and the
Zapatistas, though not without their own problems, prove that ideas of
autonomy are applicable on a scale involving hundreds of thousands of
people. Imagining and organising ourselves beyond our marginal scene cannot
happen if we remain atomised and isolated individuals. Linking up with the
vast majority of people, in work place or community everyday sites of
struggle, is essential if autonomy is to be more than a marginalised
subculture and the latest activist buzzword.


It is only natural that many react negatively to the idea of structure in
an already over-structured world. It is, however, necessary to go beyond
this and envision empowering methods of organising that facilitate direct
democracy. There is a degree of reactionism against traditional leftist
parties and a heavy and almost paranoid consciousness in the attempts to
differentiate from them. Some of this is justified given the track record
of such groups in attempting to take over otherwise functioning
collectives. The amorphousness is an attempt to make that harder, to allow
as little structure as possible to develop to prevent it being taken over.
You can not build a solid politics, however, in such a reactionary state of
mind, always fearful that other groups are going to take it over. It makes
it very hard for new people to find something to get into and so the most
visible and accessable groups end up being of the authoritarian socialist

In fact with the network dissolving after the protest authoritarian
socialist groups did take over. Although 'take over' would be the wrong
word. Basically the ball was dropped and the responsibility of ongoing
solidarity, particularly for those facing jail terms and still inside, was
taken up by the Refugee Action Collective. This seems ludicrous as many
people now had much energy to put into organising. As soon as this occurred
the network dissolved and then people complain about 'Trots taking over'.

The Tyranny of Structurelessness
"There are no leaders or organisers, no hierarchy." 

- - 'Autonomous John Farnham fan club' 
affinity group's flyer for Woomera2002.

Hyper-autonomy gives rise easily to cliques of friends, which diminishes
the decision-making power of those outside them. This was evidenced in the
Woomera organising with much of the decisions happening behind the scenes
through mobile phone conversations or in informal meetings. People who are
friends form affinity groups (as is supposed to happen) and become
'autonomous', which means those without the skills often get left behind as
it becomes hard to break into the structures. There is a certain degree of
Darwinism where the most skilled and well-resourced prosper. A lack of
formal structure accentuates this.

For example, people were encouraged to autonomously produce their own
propaganda or to speak to the media so as to avoid having a single
representation, for people to represent themselves. Whilst I agree that
this is the preferred method it ignores the reality that everyone can't go
and produce their own flyer, or has the time or money. Similarly, not
everyone has the skills to speak to the media. Such people often end up
getting represented by default, with no say whatsoever. As such, groups
like the Socialist Party and No One Is Illegal quite often ended up
representing the protest as a whole. The point is not to dismiss collective
representation as such but to ensure that they are transparent and
democratically accountable and that the representation that does occur
emphasises the multiplicity of participation. That doesn't mean that people
can't produce their own material, they should be encouraged to do so, but
that those without the means don't get represented by default!  . These are
hierarchies that need to be dealt with rather than pretending we suddenly
have equal access to power because we are all 'autonomous'.

"Autonomy" often gets used to mean "unaccountability", like "I can do
whatever I want cause I'm autonomous". This was evidenced at Woomera where
the spokescouncils often had no meaning, as there was little commitment to
carrying out collective decisions. This is not to suggest that we should
all lump ourselves together, that we should deny spontaneity and diversity
but that we should be building a more communalistic culture. There is
nothing wrong in my mind with the development of structures that create
some common ground, or hallmarks. The emphasis on autonomy and 'respect for
diversity of tactics' were general decisions that applied across the
protest, so why not others? Collective decisions are not inherently bad,
some degree of commonality needs to be established.

More structure in this instance, rather than being the tyranny some rail
against, can actually facilitate communication between groups, thus
enhancing participation, accountability and democracy. More structure might
also provide ways for new people to get involved who find it difficult to
see a way into these amorphous collaborations of individuals.

Calls for some kind of correct line, as touted by authoritarian leftist
parties, are obviously to be rejected. The problem is to find a
complementary balance between commonality and pluralism, a kind of
decentred coherence. How can we envision "a world with space for many
worlds" that is liberatory and revolutionary? The spokescouncil structure
provides one practical model. The establishment of broader networks with a
more defined politics is another.

Woomera2002 proved the possibilities of a networked, anti-authoritarian and
direct action approach to social change. 50 detainees escaped and eleven
remain free. The physical destruction of the steel palisades and razor wire
that divide us, and the daily incursions against governments, capital, and
their borders by the autonomous movement of people on a global scale, are
an assault against the state as the arbiter of who enters the national
fortress. Rather than being the 'anti-globalisation' xenophobes as parodied
in the media, the actions showed up the fraud of 'globalisation', where
capital and corporations can move but people can't. Here at Woomera were
the real globalisers: those who wish to globalise humanity.

The protests, both inside and outside the razor wire, inspired many as to
the possibilities for different shapes and methods of refusal. Discussion
of both the successes and failures of the protest, and the growth of
anti-authoritarian and autonomous movements of resistance, are essential if
we are to escape the dead weight of history.

* Katsiafics, G., The Subversion of Politics, Humanity Books, 2001.

** Bey, H., Immediatism, AK Press, 1994.

debate this text ' shapeshifting'

debate other texts from the scrapbook
economic migrants

by way of introduction

in the Middle of Somewhere...the politics of place and space


An Engagement with the Real:

Lucky Country?

more info on woomera2002

woomera2002 website

movement/s debates post-woomera

global no-border actions



Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 19:57:20 -0500
From: eyescratch(TM) <>
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       8-9:30pm featured set: Shuichi Ohori a.k.a. curtain of cards
       Shuichi Ohorifrom Kyoto, Japan is a japanese artist
       who lives in Kyoto, Japan. He curates an experimental
       music event, "confetto" there. Ohori says he's been
       aiming to create sounds which would huff and puff,
       and blow down the finely divided & shrunken electronic
       music scene in recent years(!!?;) 


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       Try out and learn about new VJ wetware.
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Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 14:54:41 -0700
From: "Bizzocchi, Justine" <Justine_Bizzocchi@BanffCentre.CA>
Subject: HorizonZero

Pssssst...we're going public!

The Banff Centre and Canadian Heritage are pleased to present Issue 4 of


How intimate do we want our technologies to be?

Intimate technologies are changing our worlds: The borderlines between
private and public are blurring under the influence of new digital
technologies, from mobile phones and wearable computers to tactile media and
new forms of surveillance. 

Our November offering asks the question: What is privacy in an age of
intimate technology? Is it time to rethink our notions of public space, and
of privacy itself?
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LOOKING FOR ANSWERS? Join us on Tuesday, November 26 for Private Reveries /
Public Chat. This live Web event will bring a panel of international experts
together to chat with our online audience about how intimate boundaries are
changing under the influence of ubiquitous technologies. (Check HorizonZero
for scheduled time in your region.)
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Issue 4 also features the very touchable art of award-winning artists THECLA
SCHIPHORST and JEAN DUBOIS. We publicly DECONstruct recent works from Steve
Mann, and conduct our very own Horizontal Surveillance of the Canadian

Plus: SKAWENNATI TRICIA FRAGNITO offers up some sex tips for cyborgs, MATT
LOCKE organizes a very intimate speakers corner, and JEAN-CLAUDE GUDON gets
invited to the party but has nothing to wear. 

And in this month's focus on WIRELESS SCIENCE: Lynn Sutherland makes some
noise about the future of wireless technologies while Tom Keenan and Susanna
Paasonen argue with Sadie Plant On the Mobile. 

You'll find all this and more exposed in intimate detail in the fourth
edition of HorizonZero.

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HorizonZero is a bilingual web-publication dedicated to presenting the best
in Canadian digital arts and culture.  The only way to experience it is to
digital art + culture in Canada


Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 11:37:34 +0900
From: Andreas <>
Subject: REALTOKYO MM Vol. 105

R    E    A    L    T    O    K    Y    O    MAIL MAGAZINE

[This Week's Index]

(1) Tokyo Editors' Diary
Kurazono Keizo ("Internet Magazine") vol. 004

(2) Event Pick of the Week
Emotional Site

(3) Present
Tokyo FILMeX tickets, "Cafe Paraiso" invitations, Fonica CDs

This week's RT Picks:

art+cinema+music+stage+design+town = 46 events
including 12 new ones!
Plus new entries on our 'book/disk' page.

Check them out!

(1) Tokyo Editors' Diary

Kurazono Keizo ("Internet Magazine") vol. 004

I'm visiting the office of a certain Tokyo-based CATV company
for an interview. A giant screen made up of 20 built-in monitors
symbolizing the station's multi-channel nature is installed in
the lobby. The atmospheres of each of these somewhat specialized
programs are distinctly different from conventional mass-oriented
TV. This makes me realize once again that also the media are recently
changing to become more active and personal.

Read more at:

(2) Event Pick of the Week

Emotional Site

To everyone's regret the Shokuryo building closes down this fall,
ending a remarkable history of 75 years. Until 2000 the place was
hosting the "Sagacho Exhibit Space," followed by Koyama Tomio
Gallery, Taro Nasu Gallery, and Rice Gallery by G2 that moved in
and turned the building into a popular space for all kinds of
creators to display their works. In this final event a total of 36
Japanese and international artists make full use of the exhibition
space for the short period of nine days. In this situation facing
the place's demolition the statement of Koike Ichiko sounds especially
serious: "The sad thing is that the Japanese are standing and watching
helplessly how such wonderful buildings hosting abundant spaces are
being taken away one after another."
- --Murata Yuko,1207

(3) Presents

We still accept applications for free tickets to see one of three
selected films shown at the upcoming "Tokyo FILMeX 2002."
Also still available are invitations to P3's "Cafe Night," as
well as three copies of Fonica's "Ripple" album.

To apply and for more info see:

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Next week on RT:

- - Tokyo Editors' Diary

- - Out of Tokyo

- - Tokyo no Shikakenintachi (Interview)

and more…

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Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 10:57:26 -0800
From: "Bureau of Public Secrets" <>
Subject: Gary Snyder's "Buddhist Anarchism"

Gary Snyder's article "Buddhist Anarchism" -- one of the first expressions
of what later became known as "socially engaged Buddhism" -- is now online
at .

"Although Mahayana Buddhism has a grand vision of universal salvation, the
actual achievement of Buddhism has been the development of practical systems
of meditation toward the end of liberating a few dedicated individuals from
psychological hangups and cultural conditionings. Institutional Buddhism has
been conspicuously ready to accept or ignore the inequalities and tyrannies
of whatever political system it found itself under. This can be death to
Buddhism, because it is death to any meaningful function of compassion....

"The mercy of the West has been social revolution; the mercy of the East has
been individual insight into the basic self/void. We need both."

* * *


"Making petrified conditions dance by singing them their own tune."


Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 22:10:57 +0100
From: "Soenke Zehle" <>
Subject: URL for Hommes et Migration/

A few texts are actually available online, check 'archive.'


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