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Today's Topics:

   1. ARCO Beep New Media Art Award (Domenico Quaranta)
   2. Media Art PhD scholarships at the University of Westminster,
      London, UK. (tom corby)
   3. Call For submissions: Post Cultural Interrogations
      (Andreas Jacobs)
   4. Version (Jordan Crandall)
   5. Max/Msp/Jitter 5 : a 5 day Project-OrientedWorkshop	with
      Jeremy Bernstein, Peter Castine,	John Dekron Berlin March30-Apr3
      (Farah Hatam)
   6. CFP - Pirates and Piracy (sanjay sharma)


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 14:17:23 +0100
From: Domenico Quaranta <>
Subject: <nettime-ann> ARCO Beep New Media Art Award
To: Aha net culture <>
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 From We-make-money-not-art,

Yesterday i met with the other members of the jury for the fifth  
edition of the ARCO Beep Award. The aim of this Award is to promote  
the research, production, and exhibition of art linked to new  
technologies, or new media art. The art pieces are submitted by  
commercial galleries participating to the Madrid Contemporary Art Fair  

It was a real pleasure to discuss with the other members of the jury:  
curator and art critic Domenico Quaranta, Fernando Castro from the  
Reina Sof?a National Museum, the mythical art critic Arnau Puig and  
the charming artist Marie-France Veyrat. It was the fastest jury  
deliberation i had ever attended in my life. Although most entries  
were of remarkable quality, the work that stood out was a triptych  
part of the EKMRZ-Trilogy, by UBERMORGEN.COM.

Presented for the first time as a single installation on view until  
the end of the art fair at the booth of Fabio Paris Gallery, this "e- 
commerce trilogy" is the outcome of almost four years of work which  
i'm sure most of you are quite familiar with. Its episodes are called:

- GWEI - Google Will Eat Itself, an operation aiming at buying Google  
with Google's own money (in collaboration with Alessandro Ludovico and  
Paolo Cirio)
- Amazon Noir - The Big Book Crime steals books from Amazon and  
distribute them free on the web (in collaboration with Alessandro  
Ludovico and Paolo Cirio)
- and The Sound of eBay which generates music using eBay user data.

Fabio Paris Gallery had made a rather audacious challenge in choosing  
to present the EKMRZ-Trilogy and i'm delighted to see that audacity  
pays once in a while. The ARCO installation presents the iconography  
and mythology of the trilogy by means of prints, a google cheque,  
projections, music, animations, etc. You can visit it at the Pavilion  
6 of ARCO, it is part of Expanded Box, the section dedicated to the  
intertwining of technologies and art.

On occasion of the event, FPEditions is publishing the book  

And if you live in the area of Milan, you might want to check out the  
Fabio Paris Art Gallery itself which is showing the world preview of  
the Austrian duo's latest project Superenhanced, which is dedicated to  
the issue of torture.


Domenico Quaranta

mob. +39 340 2392478
home. vicolo San Giorgio 18 - 25122 brescia (BS)

"Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are  
incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful  
beyond imagination." Albert Einstein


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 09:52:43 +0000
From: tom corby <>
Subject: <nettime-ann> Media Art PhD scholarships at the University of
	Westminster, London, UK.
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******Apologies for cross-posting********

Media Art PhD scholarships at the University of Westminster, London, UK.

Dear people, please forward to those you feel may benefit.

Applications are now being invited for two full-time studentships - each 
worth ?15,000 a year ? in the University?s Centre for Research in 
Education, Art and Media (CREAM), in School of Media Art and Design. The 
scholarships will start in October 2009 and run for three years.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 3rd March 2009 (UK, GMT).

The scholarships encourage both practice-led and theoretical 
applications that formulate approaches to art making through new and 
emerging media.

Scholarship subject areas are outlined below. However we encourage a 
broad interpretation of these and would be interested in receiving 
quality applications covering a range of related topics including Art 
and Science relationships, Interactive Arts, Software Art or any topic 
that scrutinises the intersections of art, society, technology and 
science and/or are interdisciplinary in nature.

Visual design applications will also be considered if they develop 
critical and innovatory approaches that fit the profile of research at 

1. Art and Computation: the Aesthetics of Information
Areas include critical and aesthetic approaches to data-mapping, 
visualisation, interactive and behavioural arts, robotics, emergence etc.

2. Art on the Web
Areas of art practice include critical and aesthetic explorations of the 
net as a site for art, and broad approaches to the idea of the network 
as a metaphoric and heterogeneous site that encompasses inter and cross 
disciplinary approaches to art making, i.e. practices that weave across 
subject domains to create new areas of critical practice and aesthetic 

Further information about these topics can be found here:

Applicants would hold, or expect to be awarded, a 2.1 honours degree or 
above and preferably a Masters degree and should, where relevant, 
demonstrate English Language competence of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

For more information:

How to apply:

Eligibility criteria:

Information on CREAM:

If you need any further information or need to discuss this further 
please email:
Dr. Tom Corby, Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Education, Art, 


Message: 3
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:36:38 +0100
From: Andreas Jacobs <>
Subject: <nettime-ann> Call For submissions: Post Cultural
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Post Cultural Interrogations

Deadline: April 30, 2009

What is it that clings us towards our perceived realities?
and how can we free ourselves form this behavioral slavery?

With regard to the thesis that nowadays we do not exist in a cultural  
environment anymore,
neither in a textual or literate, nor in a visual or iconological.

Being existent in a post cultural word leads to some hitherto veiled  
such as the non-existence of gender or the non existence of polarity,  
or dogma for that matter

Researching these questions is the subject of our call for submission

Post Cultural Interrogations


Send your cellphone textphoto's to:

All entries will be available after 2 minutes

Thanks for your participation

Andreas Jacobs



Message: 4
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:56:04 -0800
From: Jordan Crandall <>
Subject: <nettime-ann> Version
To: "" <>
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announcing the launch of the new online journal Version
with contributions by Benjamin Bratton, Alphonso Lingis, Masao Miyoshi,
Allen Shelton, Lesley Stern, Kathleen Stewart, Michael Taussig, and John
Version is a new online journal for short-form writing and media work. It
presents scenes, incidents, encounters, and sensory experiences drawn from
everyday life, in which concepts are not only elaborated but enacted.
Version works in close-up, cultivating moods, atmospheres, and various forms
of bodily apprehension and awareness.  It aims for a quality of intimacy,
presence, and affective charge:  a material openness to unexpected forms of
encounter.  At the same time, it works laterally, conducting transversal
operations across object-boundaries, attuned to the rhythms, flows, and
layered ecologies that constitute the phenomenal world.
Each Version editorial item adheres to the following formal constraint: a
maximum of 500 words, 5 images, or 50 seconds.
With its formal and rhetorical approach, Version embodies new patterns of
readership and network-enabled economies of attention, which can involve
time-constrained multitasking and transversal readings across media venues.
It spans specialized discourses, genre categories, and disciplinary divides,
while encouraging the reception, rearrangement and redistribution of its
material in new social networks and assemblages. It is less a bounded
publication than an editorial ecology -- a dynamic system through which
unexpected editorial properties and forms can emerge.
Version is produced by the Visual Arts Department, University of California,
San Diego; the UCSD Division of Arts and Humanities; the California
Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2); and
the Software Studies Initiative.
Editors: Jordan Crandall and Caleb Waldorf.  Website Design and Development:
Caleb Waldorf and John W. Pattenden-Fail.
Additional support provided by the UCSD Center for the Humanities; the
University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA); the
Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA); and the University of
California Digital Arts Research Network (UC DARnet).


Message: 5
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:22:20 +0100
From: "Farah Hatam" <>
Subject: <nettime-ann> Max/Msp/Jitter 5 : a 5 day
	Project-OrientedWorkshop	with Jeremy Bernstein, Peter Castine,	John
	Dekron Berlin March30-Apr3
To: <>
Message-ID: <>
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Max/Msp/Jitter 5 : a Project-Oriented Workshop with Jeremy Bernstein, Peter Castine, and John Dekron.  


Participant level: Beginners and Intermediate users. 


Monday 30 March- Friday April 3rd (Course Work) 11.00-19.00 daily with one hour lunch break 

Final Presentation Friday April 3rd-5th   


Location: NK / ElsenStr. 52 (2.Hof) Berlin, Germany

Telephone: +49(0)176 20626386 


Course Participation fee: 325 ? (Student discount on the purchase of the software up to 30-days post Wkshp, for details check student discounts at cyclinng74) 


email to: eNKa_NK[at]gmx[dot]de

Please register early to ensure a place. Places are limited to 12  


Full description of Workshop can be viewed under <> 


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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 13:07:59 +0000
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Subject: <nettime-ann> CFP - Pirates and Piracy
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darkmatter Journal -

Special Issue - Call for Papers: Pirates and Piracy

Once consigned to the romance of film and literature, the figure of
the pirate has a renewed cultural presence. From solicitous debates
around intellectual property to the recent maritime hijackings off the
Horn of Africa, piracy looms large in the twenty-first century. This
special issue of darkmatter seeks to engage critically with the
politics of piracy. As in the 17th and 18th centuries, piracy today is
an activity that often takes place at the so-called periphery of
metropolitan capitalism. Piracy challenges the primitive
accumulationand wage labour discipline of capitalism at large, while
recapitulating and amplifying its violence. This special issue is
interested in work that explores how and why modern piracy emerges
against the backdrop of neo/colonial relations of production.

Possible topics might include:

* Piracy as the expression/outside of global capitalism;
* Piracy and inter/transnational law, property rights and human rights;
* Piracy and the War on Terror;
* Media piracy and the geopolitics of the culture industry;
* The pirate as a celebrated and reviled figure of rebellion and
neo/colonial resistance;
* Outlaws, pirates and poachers in media studies, cultural studies and
* Freebooters, pirates and buccaneers, and their place in capitalist
and neo/colonial relations of production;
* The cultural politics of race, digital reproduction and p2p
file-sharing technologies;
* Racialized representations and performativity of the pirate and
piracy in film, animation, art and literature
* The pirate as a figure of trangressive dis/ability.

Articles between 1,500 - 8,000 words are welcome, as are alternative
format submissions such as commentaries, reviews, audio, visual and
digital contributions. Please submit an 300 - 500 word abstract if you
are interested.

For darkmatter's editorial policy and online submission information:
For further inquiries about the 'Pirates and Piracy' special issue,
email Andrew Opitz (Guest Editor):

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 May 2009
Deadline for Articles: 1 Sept 2009
Publication date: Nov 2009


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