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01 . CyberSalon Announce       . Cybersalon, OPEN - Wednesday 24 March
02 . intim@                    . oppera teorettikka internettikka
03 . Le Monde diplomatique     . March 1999
04 . Blank & Jeron             . sero email helper
05 . Crash Media               . Crash Media #5 Call For Contrib...
06 . olga kisseleva            . LOW RESOLUTION
07 . Melentie Pandilovski      . ZAYAC
08 . McKenzie Wark             . Social change and the new millenium
09 . ok                        . Qu'est-ce que l'art a  faire avec l'Internet ?
10 . Mouchette                 . THE DUMMY SPEAKS

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Date:  Mon, 15 Mar 1999 15:53:59 +0100
From: CyberSalon Announce
Subject:  Cybersalon, OPEN - Wednesday 24 March

Cybersalon - NETwork
Wednesday 24 March
Venue: Open 144, Charing Cross Road, WC2
Entry fee: free before 10pm, otherwise 5

7pm: Surveillance on the Net
Speakers: Mark Simpkins and Pupak Navabpour from Maahee and Mark
Qziecielewski Watching Them Watching Us and Chaired by Armin Medosch,
We are excited about being able to look at what we like and publish what
we want on the Net. But what if someone was always watching your every
move in cyberspace? For Cybersalon 10, we will be discussing whether we
should be scared of surveillance of our on-line activities by public and
private institutions.

8pm till late: music by Wildlife and Rugged Vinyl Featuring: The Bob
Bhamra Project, DJ Trax, Paul Bateman, Ben James & Ray Stanley, Calyx &
M.C. U.B. Nice, D.M. Cut and Rage.

Cybersalon - NETwork is presented by New Media Knowledge and the
Research Centre, with sponsored from Rugged Vinyl and Telepolis.

Look forward to seeing you all at Cybersalon.

Michelle Milton
Programme Manager
New Media Knowledge
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus,
Watford Road, Northwick Park, Harrow, HA1 3TP

mobile: 07931 773 658
tel: 44 (0) 181 357 7349
fax: 44 (0) 181 357 7326

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Date:  Mon, 15 Mar 1999 17:25:27 +0100
From: "intim@"
Subject:  oppera teorettikka internettikka

more info:
[stromajer is singing the theory of internet]
in the grand hall of slovene national opera and ballet
(ljubljana, slovenia)
thursday, march 18th, 1999 at 22:22 (10:22 pm)
[CET - central european time]
"intervention of the contemporary multimedia artist into the traditional
available online (live) at:
and: 89.3 fm stereo (radio student - ljubljana region only)
internet broadcasting arranged by:
     borut savski
please use realaudio player (G2)
performed by:
     igor stromajer - intima
produced by:
co-produced by:
     intima virtual base
     kapelica gallery <>
supported by:
     city of ljubljana
     igor omahen
thanks to:
     bojana kunst
     natasa kos
     jurij krpan
     dr. borut smrekar
raw and very short version of the oppera was first tested on SEAFair
(skopje electronic arts fair) and syndicate meeting in skopje, macedonia
(october 1998). some excerpts of the performance were also presented
live by the creator himself within the presentation of the net art project
"b.ALT.ica" on transmediale99 in berlin, germany (february 1999).
archive 001:
archive 002:
for those who "are in" / "can come" to ljubljana, slovenia:
1. slovene national opera and ballet is located in the city center
zupanciceva ulica 1, lj)
2. entrance is free (all are welcome)
3. for more info please phone (local) 041 703291
free your mind and the rest will follow

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Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999
From: Le Monde diplomatique
Subject: Le Monde diplomatique - March 1999

                                                    LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE

                          Le Monde diplomatique

                             english edition

                               March 1999


  Tomorrow, the crash *

      by Ignacio Ramonet

     The shockwave of financial crisis which began in Thailand on 2 July
     1997 appears to hang in suspense. But this is an illusion.
     Globalisation of the world economy has created an interdependence
     between national economies, and the knock-on effects of crisis are
     therefore that much greater. The truth is we do not know where the
     domino effect will strike next.

                                                  Translated by Ed Emery


  Army divided over Algeria's future

        by Lahouari Addi

  Algeria accepts the unacceptable *

      by Djamel Benramdane

     Some 40 candidates are standing in the presidential election on 15
     April. Several are backed by army factions. General Khaled Nezzar
     is publicly supporting Abdelaziz Bouteflika, while other officers
     are banking on an open election to provide the future head of state
     with legitimacy. On 12 February President Liamine Zeroual
     threatened to take all necessary measures "if attempts to pervert
     the course of this election continue." This threat brought an
     immediate response from General Nezzar. The split in the army is
     understandable. The generals have won a military victory in the
     civil war but suffered a political defeat. Public support for the
     army, weakened by the economic crisis, has been further undermined
     by the extraordinary violence used to crush the Islamists. It is no
     coincidence that most of the candidates are advocating dialogue
     with all parties to the conflict. After more than 60,000 deaths, a
     political solution may finally be at hand. But if so, the army will
     have to allow the president to be freely elected and, once elected,
     allow him to exercise real power.

  Seven terrible years *

        Algeria's chronology over the last decade

                                              Translated by Barry Smerin


  Nigeria in need of a miracle

      by Jolle Stolz

     At the end of February the former military ruler, General Olusegun
     Obasanjo, was declared president-elect after winning 63% of the
     vote in Nigeria's presidential election. He is due to take office
     on 29 May. But the election was mired by accusations of vote
     rigging. Former US President Jimmy Carter, head of a 60-member
     monitoring group, refused to endorse the election and the general's
     only opponent, Chief Falae, claimed that he had been cheated of
     victory by massive fraud, although his own conduct has not escaped
     criticism. This does not bode well for the much-heralded return to
     civilian rule.

                                                Translated by Lorna Dale


  South Africa carries a big stick

      by Hein Marais

     September 1998 is a time that will be remembered in South Africa.
     It was then that Pretoria broke with the African policy it had
     followed since the end of apartheid by taking sides with the
     self-proclaimed president of Congo, Laurent Kabila, and brutally
     suppressing an uprising in neighbouring Lesotho. South Africa's
     watchword is now regional stability built around the security of
     individual states - and first of all its own. It will not hesitate
     to use its military strength to defend its own interests and
     support those regimes it considers legitimate. Equally, it will not
     tolerate "illegitimate" regimes. These are signs that the country
     is now willing to match its bark with its bite.

                                                Original text in English


  Chiapas, land of hope and sorrow

      by Jos Saramago

     A few weeks before he was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for
     Literature, the Portuguese writer Jos Saramago went to Chiapas
     with the Brazilian photographer Sebastio Salgado, to meet
     Subcomandante Marcos and report to the world on the sufferings of
     the Indians of southern Mexico. He met a proud people who have
     refused to give up hope. The Zapatistas with their National
     Liberation are insisting on autonomy - but not secession or
     separatism. Notwithstanding, the 1996 San Andrs accords failed to
     materialise into the hoped for law to amend the constitution. Two
     years ago negotiations were broken off and since then the
     government has tried to bring the Zapatista forces to their knees
     with a combination of aid programmes and counter-insurgency
     measures using armed civilian groups. In the violence that has
     followed over a hundred have died.

                        Translated from the Portuguese by Barbara Wilson


  Fortress Europe raises the barricades

      by Jelle Van Buuren

  Setting out the rules

      by Anne-Ccile Robert

     The continuing furore over the capture of Kurdish leader Abdullah
     calan in February and the wave of Kurdish unrest across Europe has
     served to heighten the EU's existing fears of uncontrolled waves of
     immigrants arriving at its doors. The Fifteen are in the process of
     creating a cordon sanitaire around their common borders, with the
     aim of turning Turkey and the countries of Central and Eastern
     Europe into buffer states who can receive refugees and process
     their demands for protection. Europe already has a security-based
     approach to immigration. Now it is seeking to offload its
     responsibilities onto third-party countries - with poor track
     records in human rights.

                                                  Translated by Ed Emery


  Can this love affair last?

      by Michel Verrier

     In Germany the social democrats and communists have been sparring
     for 80 years. Yet last October they came together in a historic
     alliance to govern the German land of Mecklenburg-Pomerania. This
     region has a history of political commitment which dates from the
     Reformation. A more recent activist was Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919)
     whose killing 80 years ago was commemorated by thousands this
     January as the memory of her unstinting support for democracy and
     revolution continues to inspire activists today among all Germany's
     parties of the left.

                                              Translated by Karen Wilkin


  Perilous transition in Jordan

      by Lamis Andoni

  Jordan: facts and figures *

  Dangerous game

     The presence of numerous heads of state accompanying King Hussein
     to his final resting place had less to do with homage to a
     respected ruler than to international anxiety. For Jordan is at the
     very heart of all the contradictions that rock the Middle East. And
     the circumstances in which Prince Hassan was dismissed and replaced
     by Hussein's son Abdallah give cause for concern. The new king has
     inherited a particularly complex situation. The majority of the
     population is of Palestinian origin, which means that the failures
     of the peace process would cause justifiable concern in Jordan. At
     the same time, the new king must move in a changing regional
     environment, and pay attention to a public opinion which seeks to
     affirm its Arab identity.

                                                Original text in English


  Bio business is big business *

      by Chantal Le Noallec

     What is the future for suppliers of organic produce now that the
     big marketing and distribution companies are moving in? Will they
     survive the shock? As a result of the "mad cow disease" panic,
     organic farming is enjoying an unprecedented boom. Consumer demand
     has never been so strong. The major retail stores are filling more
     and more of their shelves with organic produce. Organic shops and
     supermarkets - or at least claiming to be organic - are shooting up
     everywhere. However, now that organic farming is coming into its
     own and is also receiving subsidies, it has become a juicy market
     niche ripe for exploitation. Faced with the encroachment of big
     business, the organic lobby seems uncertain which way to turn.

                                                  Translated by Ed Emery


  Brazil hostage to IMF's designs

      by Michel Chossudovsky

     The assault on the real in January 1999 was the result of a careful
     sharing out of roles between the IMF and the "investors", whom it
     allowed to put the finishing touches to the looting of Brazil's
     currency reserves. With public assets to sell off cut-price,
     foreign capital can now come and shop around. But there is fierce
     resistance by all sectors of society - which could upset these
     well-laid plans.

                                                Original text in English


  No justice for the Kurds *

      by Kendal Nezan

     After the capture of Abdullah calan (Apo), handed over to the
     Turks in Kenya on 15 February 1999 and transferred to Turkey's
     Imrali jail, the Kurds feel scorned and complain "the Kurds have no
     friends". For most of them, the PKK leader has been the victim not
     just of a veritable manhunt, but also a Turkish/American/Israeli
     "plot" to which the Greek and Kenyan governments have been party.
     That is the reason for their anger and the wave of often violent
     demonstrations against these countries' embassies and consulates in
     Europe, the Middle East and the Caucasus - which could well
     continue and grow yet more radical. Kendal Nezan looks at the roles
     played by the various powers in the dramatic capture of calan and
     warns that the Kurds' collective despair may well push them to
     blind violence.

                                        Translated by Wendy Kristianasen

           English language editorial director: Wendy Kristianasen


             ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  1999 Le Monde diplomatique.

     (*) Star-marked articles are available to every reader. Other
     articles are available to paid subscribers only.

     Yearly subscription fee: 24 US $ (Institutions 48 US $).

     ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - Le Monde diplomatique

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Date:  Tue, 16 Mar 1999 10:42:55 +0000
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Crash Media was set up as a combined tabloid / online publication
which would attempt to bridge the gap between the net discourse
online and the activist streaks in the field. Throughout past
experiences we came to the conclusion that the web / mail networks
are all very well, but the outlet for the streets needs working on!

Contributions in many guises required: deep undercover
analyses, sub-cutaneous cuts, bi-lateral dissections,
polemics for the hard of reason, trinkets for the virtual
mantelpiece, eye-sores for the foot-sore, nectar for the
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Media is based in Vienna (A), Salford/Manchester and London (UK).
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distributed intensively in the North West of England and
London, and selectively world-wide. We are also open to
any suggestions for worthwhile locations.

Issue #5 of Crash Media will inlcude a special section dedicated
to some of the open questions and unwritten histories which come
out of the next 5 minutes conference in amsterdam.


thanks a lot and keep it real!

Crash Media is a combined effort of:
- Skyscraper Digital Publishing, London (UK)
- Public Netbase t0, Vienna (A)
- Salford University (UK)

Crash Media is extended through a digital forum.
Threads generated in Crash Media on-line will be
selectively reprinted in the next issue.

Micz Flor, Josephine Berry

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Date:  Tue, 16 Mar 1999
From: olga kisseleva



boris achour, theophile billich, edouard boyer, franois deck, daniel
foucard,  emmanuelle gall, sandra garigliano, jacob gautel, olga
benjamin le bois, remi marie, francois nouguies, gilles pate, nathalie
fabrice reymond, lili kim ri-hye, laetitia rouiller, tsuneko taniuchi
on line :  jens gebhart, antoine moreau, alejandra riera, ...

at/a PUBLIC (4, impasse Beaubourg, 75003 Paris)

planning :

friday/vendredi 19     19-22 h :       argument/sommaire
saturday/samedi 20  16-21h :        negotiation/negociation
sunday/dimanche 21 16-21h :        finishing off/bouclage

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Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999
From: Melentie Pandilovski
Subject: ZAYAC

Dear and Esteemed Art Admirers,

It is our pleasure to inform you that as of March 3, 1999 SCCA - Skopje,
launched the Internet Magazine for visual arts
"ZAYAC" - Zine About Young Art  Culture.
The concept of the magazine is imagined as a domain for promotion of
aesthetic or philosophic ideas, the presentation of different artistic
concepts yet to be realized (in true or "other" space), posting and
announcing of reviews, and short texts related to Macedonian and
International exhibiting activity. "ZAYAC" does not aim to encompass
bulk aspects of the theoretical analysis of the recent production, but
its purpose represents a frequent and dynamic field for reaction. "ZAYAC"
is organized and edited by group of young enthusiastic artists, curators,
fine arts critics and students who are invited to contribute their own
issues,as well.
It will be our pleasure if you enrich and affect the contents of our
Internet Magazine with
contributions, donations, ideas, reflections and projects of yours.
You may e-mail all your contributions, donations, ideas, considerations,
concepts to
Nikola Pisarev and Kristina Miljanovska not later than 25th of every month.
About the content of the first issue of "ZAYAC" and for the entire latest
local art
happenings visit us at:

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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999
From: McKenzie Wark
Subject: Forwarded mail....

Gleebooks Forums
Social change and the new millenium

In the last two decades many of the verities of politics have been turned
on their head. The end of the Cold War has paralleled the rise of post
modern thinking. The experience of 13 years of Labor government has
disillusioned many. The  definition of the political spectrum as a
'Left-Right  division' is clearly much less relevant with social movement
which upset the boundaries of class, race, gender and which question
humanity's relationship to nature.

These two forums are a chance for those who want a thoughtful discussion
issues facing the Left as it searches for a new role in the new century.

What's Left?
Tuesday March 23
6.30 for 7pm
at Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

Leading speakers discuss the content and strategies for social change.
Hosted by David McKnight, Humanities, UTS.


Ian Rogers -- editor of recent book, 'Out of the Rut' and longtime member
of the ALP and reporter on the Financial Review.
Eva Cox -- well known feminist and social theorist.
McKenzie Wark -- writer and commentator, author of the recent
Culture, Cyberspace'.

Social Change the new Millenium: Common ground?
 Tuesday March 30
6.30 for 7pm
at Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

The different movements for social change have things in common but can
they  work together more closely for common goals?


James Day  --   NSW secretary, Wilderness Society
Pat Ranald -- Public Sector Research Centre
Peter Colley,  --   Research Officer, Construction, Forestry, Mining and
Energy Union.

David McKnight,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Technology, Sydney,
PO Box 123, Broadway NSW 2007

Ph:  61 - 2- 9514  2313 (uts)
61-2- 9797 7712 (h)

Fax :  61- 2- 9281 2976

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Date:  Thu, 18 Mar 1999 10:18:15 +0100
From: "ok" <>
Subject:  Qu'est-ce que l'art a  faire avec l'Internet ?

Qu'est-ce que l'art a  faire avec l'Internet ?

Dbat anim par Bruno Guiganti (Accs local) et Anne-Marie Morice

Rencontres autour de diffrents projets qui posent, chacun  leur manire,
la question d'un usage artistique de l'Internet. Divers points de vue
critiques sur l'appropriation crative de ce medium seront dbattus lors de
cette prsentation (vido-projection) :
- Esthtique fonctionnelle et environnementale
- Marchandisation des oeuvres virtuelles
- Reprage et mdiatisation des sites artistiques
- Nomadisme et transnationalit

Participants :
Marion Baruch (artiste), Pascale Cassagnau (critique d'art), Laurent
Chambert (artiste), Claude Closky (artiste), Jean-Nol Laffargue (), Olga
Kisseleva (artiste, essayiste), Eric Maillet (artiste), Monique Nicol
(documentaliste), Miriam Rosen (journaliste)

Accs local
15 rue Martel
75010 Paris
dimanche 21 mars 1999 de 16h  20 h

URL des participants :

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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999
From: Mouchette

Dear Friend, dear Member of the Mailing list

THE DUMMY SPEAKS is the name of a new art magazine for teenagers. For
the lauching of this magazine, I made a new web page, where you can hear
the dummy speak.
What the dummy says, is something you will have to guess if you want to
Win what ?
Win what you want.

I can already tell you that you will need RealPlayer to hear the sound
The text sounds very much like dutch, and if you can't speak dutch don't
worry about that: just make a wild guess on what the dummy says.

You might still win.
Win what you want.

PS: For people living in Holland, don't miss the launching party in
Paradiso in Amsterdam on the 10th of April.
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