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NETTIME'S WEEKLY ANNOUNCER - every friday into your inbox 
send your PR to in time!

1...Laura McGough.........Open Spaces/Linked Locations
2...Station Rose..........The Monthly Station Rose Newsletter
                          3/98 - special edition
3...Adrianne Wortzel......"Globe Theater:  Sayonara Diorama"                        
4...Dmytri Kleiner........==> I d i o s y n t a c t i x   WWW <== issue/resource pages now up!
6...rtmark................USA Phone In Sick Day
7...Joris Vermeiren.......discodesafinado
9...jesse hirsh...........a nettime meeting in new york 
                          around march 27th?
10..Felix Stalder.........Janos Sugar @ McLuhan Monday Night 
                          Seminar March 26th, 1998 o a s t i n g  without boundaries


Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 10:30:34 -0400
From: (Laura McGough)
Subject: Open Spaces/Linked Locations

Open Spaces/Linked Locations is a bimonthly, linked virtual exhibition
series organized by NOMADS.

The first Open Spaces/Linked Locations exhibition, entitled THREADS,is
on-line now at:

THREADS features projects by Juliet Martin, Barbara Lattanzi and Tiia

For more information contact


Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 10:25:45 -0800 (PST)
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From: Station Rose <>
Subject: The Monthly Station Rose Newsletter, 3/98 - special edition

The Monthly Station Rose Newsletter, March 98

 *special 1st Decade Edition*

written by Elisa Rose & Gary Danner

Dear Gunafa Netizens,

* A) welcome to 10 years of Station Rose multimedia. 
   * B) listen to the brandnew 33min composition (online for 1 week). 
      * C) a special 1st decade section on our homepage.
          *  D) the premiere of "1st decade - multimedia-MIDI-performance 
               in realtime" happened at transmediale in berlin 2/98.
               * E) thank you to all who supported us !   ;-)

A) Station Rose has been opened in Vienna/Austria 11/3/88 as the first
public multimedia art space in Europe.

B) on the occasion of celebrating Station Roses 10th anniversary March
11th 1998, we produced a 33 min. radio play for Austrian Kunstradio.

Hear the complete RealAudio file at

C) check out the 1st decade section on our homepage !

STATION ROSE multimedia (Elisa Rose & Gary Danner)
* 1st decade (1988-98) <>
* homepage <>
* Frankfurt Conference <>


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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 15:17:42 -0500
From: Adrianne Wortzel <>
Subject: Adrianne Wortzel's "Globe Theater:  Sayonara Diorama"


New York - Lehman College Art Gallery and the Lovinger Theater will
Adrianne Wortzel's  "Globe Theater:  Sayonara Diorama", a multiple-site,
and live electronic media performance featuring The Globe Theater
company of robotic actors in conjunction with human actors  and on-line
participants via cuseeme.

Performances will take place on Saturdays, March 28 and April 4 at 8 pm at
the Lovinger Theater on the Lehman College Campus.

In conjunction with the performances, a panel will be presented on March
"Artists and New Technologies:  The World - Is It A Stage?".   Panelists
will include Robert Atkins, art critic; Matthew Drutt, Assistant Curator
for Research, Guggenheim Museum; Carol Stakenas, Assistant Director of
Creative Time; Kathy Brew, Director, Thundergulch twilight@the wall
Marah Rosenberg of Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies; Cynthia Pannuci,
director, ASCI;  and "Tipper Gore".

Call for ticket reservations at 718 960 7830.  Tickets:  $10

Directions and Shuttlebus Reservation information at

Virtual Directions for Cuseeme Participation at

The Globe Theater:  Sayonara Diorama Company:
Adrianne Wortzel - Author, Producer, Imager and Questress
Ibrahim Quraishi - Director
Frank Schneider - Clan-Is-Raw-Herd (Charles Darwin)
Arthur Aviles - Master Blemye
Silvia B. Birklein - Pandora
Timothy May - Master Sciapod
John Glenn III - Master Panotti
Clilly Castiglia - Sound Designer
DaVinci/Kiru - Henry Traeger
Ron Kiley -Stage Manager/Production Manager
Kate McDowell - Costumes for Pandora, Mr. Blemye, Mr. Sciapod and Mr.
Carol Young - Costumes for Darwin, the Questress and Kiru
Elizabeth L. Gaines - Lighting Designer

Adrianne Wortzel is currently an artist in residence at Lehman College Art
Gallery which has been funded by the Electronic Media an Film Program of
the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Author Sets the Scene.........

The Beagle Sequel

Thirty years after the first Voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin and
Captain Fitzroy set out on again in order to bear witness to the changes
occurring between the two voyages.  Their goal was to create maps in the
service of a Universal Gentlemen's Agreement: A Guide to A Hand's-Off
Policy for Circumventing the Erosion and Exploitation of Natural Resources
in the World which they planned to introduce into their culture upon their

While at sea Darwin and Fitzroy share their intense positions on organized
religion. The resonance of their theological simmering rolls over into a
quarrel triggering a tremendous storm.

Meanwhile, on a yet unchartered island in the same open sea, Fate was
forcing its way through a  fissure in the earth's core up to the
of a volcano. Appalled at  the lateness of the hour for a visit from Fate,
the volcano blew its stack. Expelled from the volcano's throat, Fate rose
up from the earth and couched itself like a recalcitrant buddha on a crest
of spewing lava which collided with the fierce gusts of Darwin and
Fitzroy's altercation.

Sailors struggled to steer clear of the resulting vortex; but in the end
Fate had the upper hand in its unequivocal ability to sit completely still
as a sublime form of resistance.

The Beagle was dashed upon the shore and all hands lost.

Captain Fitzroy was dispatched to a well-known island on the charts called
Heaven.  Darwin, however, finds himself washed ashore on the  yet
unchartered island,  inhabitated by inexplicable creatures.

The play begins....


From: (Dmytri Kleiner)
To: "Immaculate Net.Deities" <>
Subject: ==> I d i o s y n t a c t i x   WWW <==
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 22:56:07 GMT
Organization: Idiosyntactix
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Oh all-seeing net.deities, have the compassion and mercy to visit some
of these sites created by the humble Idiosyntactix Strategic Arts &
Sciences Alliance. If you feel particularly generous in your divine
wisdom, we would appreciate a link, and will reciprocate if asked.

Idiosyntactix is a Toronto based collective of artists and technical
experts in the fields of computer technologies, event staging,
co-ordination and audio production which has been operating for nearly
two years. 

Principle activities include unsanctioned micro-power radio
broadcasting, exhibitions, performances and receptions,
creating text based, audio, graphical and Internet works, integrating
new and traditional mediums and exploring issues of autonomy. --> 	 Independent and Experimental Music
				 Online and home page for Toronto's
				 most irreverent mailing list for
				 independent cultural instigators
				 and the one-hour RealAudio program:
				 The IDIO-AUDIO philes. 	  -->  	 The On-line Idiosyntactix Culture
				 Jammer's Encyclopedia of Trolls,
				 Hoaxes, Culture Jamming, Poetic
				 Terrorism, Media Hacks, Frauds,
				 Impostors, Spoofs, Counterfeits,
				 Fakes, Pranks, Scams, Extraordinary
				 Popular Delusions and the Madness of
                                 Crowds. 	  -->  	 Designed to be both a parody of
				 corporate conspiracy theory, as well
				 as, an enlightening twisted view of
				 the truth behind the new world order.


Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 19:38:57 +0100
To: fokky <>
From: (by way of Pit Schultz <>)
Subject: new issue/resource pages now up!
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Something different this quarter. Commissioned by Reachout - The 
world's first online Youth suicide prevention service. Geekgirl has 
designed as part of their "Chillcafe" a resource guide to D.I.Y 
called Stay Tuned.

Including useful tips on HTML - some kewl midi and multimedia 
(play the flower power game/ crash on a bean bag / or make your 
own chai tea / or tune into love). 

Worth frequenting!

Contributors -  Joystick, Jeffrey Cook, Rebecca Cox, LIP, Hans 
Telford & RobJ.

*hugs* geekgirl

rosie x / geekgirl
po box 759, newtown   |o/        \o\        |o/
australia 2042         |           \        /
phax +61 2 95506777   />           <\      />  


Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 16:05:53 -0600 (CST)
From: rtmark <>
To: Phone.In.Sick:;
Subject: USA Phone In Sick Day
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March 17, 1998 
Contacts: RTMARK ( 
          Decadent Action ( 
             Event has enjoyed wide publicity in Britain 

The British are coming--this time not to impose their tea but to wean us
from it.   Join NPR commentator and poet ANDREI CODRESCU, other
celebrities, and millions more in resisting corporate rule by phoning in
sick April 6, and be part of the first ever USA Phone In Sick Day. 

World Phone In Sick Day has enjoyed immense popularity in Britain.  For
last year's event, over two thousand British Airways employees phoned in
sick to protest airline policies, and countless others joined them in a
more general protest.  The "consumer terrorists" known as Decadent Action
have been credited with inspiring these actions.  The avowed purpose of
Decadent Action is "the destruction of capitalism via hyper-inflation
caused by excessive spending and employee disobedience," according to
their press release. 

RTMARK's stated goals are more modest. "We want to remind Americans of
their history," an RTMARK spokesperson said.  "The American Revolution was
in large part a revolt against corporations, which are bodies formed to
allow rich people to shirk responsiblity for abuses--they allow
exploitation without representation.  The Founding Fathers thought
corporations immoral, and they were illegal here during the first fifty
years of the Republic.  Superfresh would have been banned."  (Superfresh,
by the way, used to be the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, or

RTMARK's activities will include sponsorship of performances in the USA
and England, networking support, and public relations.  ANDREI CODRESCU
has agreed to join in the festivities in exchange for an undisclosed
RTMARK commission, contributed by an anonymous donor.  Andrei will be
calling in sick on the air. 

RTMARK was established in 1991 to further intelligent subversion, in some
cases by channelling funds from donors to workers for sabotage of
corporate products.  Recent and upcoming acts of RTMARK-aided subversion
are documented on RTMARK's web site, 

Decadent Action's press release can be found at 

(Note: a short update will follow shortly before April 6.)
*   phone in sick (as Andrei says, "What's the point of going in if you're
NOT sick?"); 
*   if you must go to work, secretly do something pesky (see RTMARK's
projects list for ideas); 
*   dress up your pet with a tie (this works!); 
*   buy tons of ridiculous products (but also buy a Codrescu book); 
*   print newspaper articles or fliers declaring the low unemployment rate
a great tragedy; 
*   subscribe your boss or your company to a dozen munitions and
white-supremacy magazines; 
*   workers of the World-Wide Web unite in spamming notes that workplace
viruses have destroyed your machines; 
*   speak in a bad English accent all day; 
*   resist according to your wont and pleasure. 


Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 23:48:24 +0100
From: Joris Vermeiren <>
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To: fokky <>
Subject: discodesafinado

discodesafinado : techno as a failed revolution, and some ways out.

"In some cuts, there was Porter Ricks just looking for Flipper. He was
in some remote bay and had this underwater gear, and so he was just
sending synthesizer sounds, synthetic sounds into the water. And nothing
happened. (...)  I thought, this is what music is about : you make
strange noises into the biggest space you could imagine, which is this
human culture or the sea... and nothing happens."

scratch-pet-land (source)
rehberg & bauer (mego)
potuznik (cheap)
porter ricks + jrgen reble (chain reaction - mille plateaux)
panasonic (shk - blast first)

"He was thinking that this music makes an environment like a lift
elevator, or a coffee machine : it's your friend, it's not like a coffee
machine that makes coffee, you have more contact with it. It's more

21/03/1998 - De Warande, Warandestraat 42, 2300 Turnhout, Belgium.
info : + 32 14 41 69 91


Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 23:41:19 +0200
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From: jesse hirsh <>
Subject: a nettime meeting in new york around march 27th?
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hello nettimers and zentral committee members,

i and a few other nettime cadres will be in new york city for a mcluhan
conference i include below. i was wondering if there was any interest in
organizing/holding another nettime meeting then and there?

in solidarity

Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 13:52:46 -0500
Subject: McLuhan Symposium

Here's the Revised Program.
The Symposium is free and open to the public.  Come join us.

In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Communication and Media
Studies at Fordham University


Friday, March 27th, 1998
McNally Auditorium, Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street
Lincoln Center Campus, New York City

9:00 AM *Welcome and Opening Remarks*
Lance Strate, Symposium Coordinator
Robert Grimes, S.J., Dean, Fordham College at Lincoln Center
Robin Andersen, Chair, Department of Communication & Media Studies
Joseph A. 0'Hare, S.J., President, Fordham College

9:30 AM *McLuhan s Thought and Thoughts About McLuhan*
Moderator: John M. Phelan, Fordham University
"Media Transcendence"
     Lance Strate, Fordham University
"Early Medium Theory, or, Roots of Technological Determinism in
 Communication Theory"
     Donna Flayhan, Goucher College
"Fragments of Marshall McLuhan: The Paradoxical Legacy"
     Liss Jeffrey, University of Toronto
"The Extended Mind: Understanding Language and Thought in Terms of
 Complexity and Chaos Theory"
     Robert Logan, University of Toronto

10:45 AM *Public and Private Minds*
Moderator: Edward Wachtel, Fordham University
"Way Cool Text throught Light Hot Wires: The Fate of Hot and Cool
in the Digital Age"
     Paul Levinson, Connected Education, Inc.
"The Global Village Versus Tribal Man"
     Susan B. Barnes, Fordham University
"Technology, Self, and the Moral Project"
     Kenneth Gergen, Swarthmore College

11:45 AM *The Media on McLuhan*
Moderator: Joseph Dembo, Fordham University
"Marshall McLuhan: From Literary Critic to Media Critic"
     Philip Marchand, _Toronto Star_
"Marshall McLuhan: Intellectual Waterbug"
     John Leo, _U.S. News and World Report_
"McLuhan in the Digital Age: Where Are You Now That We Need You?"
     Neil Hickey, _Columbia Journalism Review_
"Hold the 21st Century!  I'm Not Ready!"
     Michael J. O'Neill

1:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM *Communication and Media Studies*
Moderator: Gwenyth Jackaway, Fordham University
"Marshall McLuhan Meets Communication 101: McLuhan as Exile"
     Gary Gumpert, Queens College
"Having Her Say: Tracking the Influence of The Mechanical Bride"
     Robin Andersen, Fordham University
"Why Print is Cool, and Oral is Body Temperature."
     Ray Gozzi, Jr., Ithaca College
"From Tribal to Global: A Brief History of Civilization from a
 McLuhanesque Perspective"
     Joshua Meyrowitz, University of New Hampshire

3:45 PM *Legal Studies*
Moderator: James A. Capo, Fordham University
"Too Hot Not to Cool Down: Copyright and the Usurious Artisan"
     Neil Kleinman, University of Baltimore
"An Ear for an Eye?  Technology and Metaphor in American Law"
     Bernard Hibbitts, University of Pittsburgh
"Can Law and Lawyers Survive in the 'Age of Paratroopers'"
     Ethan Katsh, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
"Turning the Machine Off -- Violence in a Technological Society"
     Stephanie Gibson, University of Baltimore

5:00 PM *McLuhan in the Digital Age*
Moderator: Susan B. Barnes, Fordham University
"Heart of Whiteness: Marshall McLuhan's Wired Tribalism"
     Mark Dery
"A Political Economy of the Global Village"
     Jesse Hirsh, University of Toronto
-Remediation: Understanding New Media"
     Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin, Georgia Institute of

6:00 PM Reception

Saturday, March 28th, 1998
Pope Auditorium, Lowenstein Hall
113 West 60th Street
Lincoln Center Campus, New York City

8:45 AM  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lance Strate, Symposium Coordinator
Video Interview: John Culkin
Eva Stadler, Fordham University
"Reflections on McLuhan at Fordham"
     Eric McLuhan

9:30 AM *Humanities*
Moderator: Eva Stadler, Fordham University
"McLuhan s Shakespeare - Shakespeare as McLuhan"
     David Linton, Marymount Manhattan College
"Integral Awareness: Marshall McLuhan as a Man of Letters"
     Elena Lamberti, Universita di Bologna
"Why World History Needs McLuhan"
     James M. Curtis, University of Missouri-Columbia
"Understanding McLuhan in Theological Space"
     Robert Lewis Shayon, University of Pennsylvania

10:45 AM *Critical Theory and Postmodernism*
Moderator: Anahid Kassabian, Fordham University
"Retrieving McLuhan for Cultural Studies and Postmodernism"
     Paul Grosswiler, University of Maine
"The Hypertext Heuristic: McLuhan Probes Tested"
     Michel Moos
"Analogue and Digital Authors"
     Mark Poster, University of California, Irvine
"HE DIDN T DO IT: Some Cautions on the Current McLuhan Revival"
     Frederick Wasser, Tufts University, and Harris Breslow, York

12:00 PM *McLuhan Reconsidered*
Moderator: Marsha Clowers, Fordham University
"Beyond McLuhanism: McLuhan and the Digital Age"
     Donald Theall, Trent University
"The Net:  The People are the Message"
     Richard Barbrook, University of Westminster
"Six Questions about Media"
     Neil Postman, New York University

1:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM *Mosaic*
Moderator: Ron Jacobson, Fordham University
"McLuhan and Holeopathic Quadrophrenia: The Mouse-that-Roared
     Bob Dobbs
"The Invention of Lasagna Made the Pullman Car Obsolete: Or How I
 Got Marshall McLuhan's Message"
     Marvin Kitman, Newsday
"Children of the Mechanical Bride: Additional Abstractions of
 Human Stereotypes"
     Barbara Jo Lewis, Brooklyn College
"It's Alive: The Media Virus"
Douglas Rushkoff

3:45 PM *Art and Media*
Moderator: Norman Cowie, Fordham University
"The Interface between Writing and Art"
     Denise Schmandt-Besserat, University of Texas-Austin
"McLuhan and Art History"
     Frank Gillette, School of the Visual Arts
"McLuhan and Earthscore"
     Paul Ryan

4:45 PM  *Perception*
Moderator: Michael V. Tueth, S.J., Fordham University
"A (W)Rap Around an Emperor with (K)No(w) Close"
     Gerald O'Grady, Harvard University
"Sensus Communis: McLuhan s Theory of Perception in Historical
     Judith Stamps, University of Victoria
"Did Picasso and DaVinci, Newton and Einstein, the Bushman and the
See the Same Thing When They Faced The East at Dawn? Or, Some Lessons I
>From Marshall McLuhan about Perception, Time, Space and the Order of the
     Edward Wachtel, Fordham Universtiy
"Virtuality and McLuhan's _World As Art Form_:  Fragments from a Lost
     Frank Zingrone, York University

6:00 PM Reception


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Date: 	Wed, 18 Mar 1998 23:31:36 -0500
From: Felix Stalder <>
Subject: Janos Sugar @ McLuhan Monday Night Seminar March 26th, 1998
Status: RO

You are invited to explore the role and potential of media beyond the
North-American perspective. Under the communist regimes in Eastern Europe,
the underground functioned effectively as a parallel public sphere. Could
this be a model for the networks?

Janos Sugar:  "The Reinforcement of the Center:  Art, New Media and the
European Experience"

Janos Sugar is a Budapest, Hungary-based media artist, teacher and
writer. He produced his first experimental films in the early 1980s
at the legendary Bela Balazs studios, co-founded the Intermedia
Department of the Art Academy in Budapest where he is currently
teaching and where he organized a series of conferences "Metaforum
1-3" in the early nineties.

As usual, the seminar the seminar is an open forum for discussion and

What: McLuhan Monday Night Seminar
When: Monday, March 26th, 7:30 PM
Where: Faculty of Information Studies, 140 St. George Street, Toronto,

More information:
Media Research Foundation
A  recent interview with Janos Sugar, conducted by Geert Lovink for


Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 11:36:51 +1100
To: (Recipient list suppressed)
Subject: t o a s t i n g  without boundaries
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This coming Wednesday on the Hydrogen Jukebox  a special edition dedicated
to lovers of reggae with a twist.  

Hydrogen Jukebox presents....

>From Jamaica via the UK come Jerry Maloney, The Inspector and Smokey.
young toasters who are prepared to go into a musical battle with the
Hydrogen crew. 

The challenge? A reggae song over Tuvan Throat Singers. Rhythmic rhyming
sing-a-long to the sonic onslaught of Merzbow and the martial thump of
Taiko Drumming Squads. 

Toasting is a style of vocal accompaniment to records, that originated in
the Caribbean. People would grab the mike and sing along to reggae,
now toasting is more associated with dub and jungle. As a practice, it has
similarities to rap, even though historically it precedes it.

The Hydrogen Jukebox are Zina Kaye and Martin Ng, mixing their eclectic
vision of sound every Wednesday night on Eastside (Sydney) 89.7FM: 9pm -
midnight. ALSO live over the Internet using Real Audio...*live/

Anti-Destination Society
PO Box 950, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia. (wip) (wip)

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