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February 28, 2006

Flipbook! Awarded!

Ok, ok, I know I've already said Juan is getting awarded for Flipbook! and he's currently away in Japan, but I figured that Flipbook! fans might be interested in seeing the pics of him actually at the award ceremony!

  

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I'm sure if Juan was here he'd like to thank all the Flipbook! users who have contributed hours and hours of drawing to make the site so fun and lively. So here's a shoutout to all the Flipbook! fans! We at Fabrica love you all, and thank you for helping Juan get his award.

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Techno Tuesday

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February 24, 2006

Creationism or Darwin?

The debate goes on

A growing number of science students on British campuses and in sixth form colleges are challenging the theory of evolution and arguing that Darwin was wrong. Some are being failed in university exams because they quote sayings from the Bible or Qur'an as scientific fact and at one sixth form college in London most biology students are now thought to be creationists.........

Story from The Guardian
http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/news/story/0,,1714171,00.html

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The longest reality TV show

Is Italy a liberal democracy?????

In the run-up to Italy's 9 April elections Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been making an unprecedented number of appearances on Italian TV to get his message across and woo voters.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/europe/4744196.stm

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edward gorey | illustrator

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It's the birthday of the author and illustrator Edward Gorey, born in Chicago, Illinois (1925). He's known for writing and illustrating many morbidly funny books. His first was The Hapless Child (1961), about a little girl named Sophia who is picked on and abused, sold into slavery, forced to make artificial flowers, and finally run over by a car. (Writers Almanac, 2.22.06)

Edward Gorey

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we\'re late to post, but hope this brings back some memories...

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From Chechnya to Italy

Wishing to reintroduce Chechnya to an international audience while reacting to the proliferation of international biennales, the Emergency Biennale has been conceived in a geopolitical context which has become so complex that it seemed urgent and necessary to mobilize the artists. The show is stopping from February 24 to March 12 in Riga, Latvia (after Paris, Brussels, Bolzano, and Milano). A part of the concept involved a call to the artists to create works in a double exemplary likely to fit in a suitcase for Grozny (cared by a local partner), the other one for a touring exhibition around the world. (via e-flux.)

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Among the works selected is the Human Rights Memory Stick by Jota Castro: Originally, the idea of this USB memory stick was to allow an easy, discrete and rapid diffusion of confidential and censured information on Chechnya.

before sending this work to Chechnya, we discovered that there was only information on Jota Castro : press releases and articles on his shows, images of his artworks as well as pictures of himself (portraits). We chose not to send it.)

In the late 1990s Jota Castro brought his career as a diplomat at the United Nations and the European Union to a close and decided to become an artist instead. His sculptures, installations, and performances benefit from his in-depth knowledge of the world of politics and stresses the imbalances and weaknesses in our society.

Highlights of his work:

In March 2003, the artist created a space that displayed the clues he had picked up while shadowing during 6 months Nicolas Sarkozy to offer visitors to the exhibition an instruction manual for kidnapping the French politian.

In 2003 again, during the Venice Biennale, Castro distributed Survival Guide for Demonstrators, brochures that were giving some information and practical tips for demonstrators, as well as reasons to demonstrate in Brussels, Istanbul, Havana, London, Dakar, Bilbao, Jeremie, Treviso.

castro14.jpg

For the opening of Exposition Universelle 1 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris last year, Castro gave a performance called Discrimination Day meant to present the recurrent excesses of what the French call the délit de faciès, literally "facial crime," i.e., being stopped by the police because of the color of one's skin. For that one evening, people who are never victims of such police checks suffered the effects in this case (if you speak french, here's a video of a visit of the exhibition with the artist.).

Two other works denounced Silvio Berlusconi's fascist related discourse. Mussolini? Non ha mai ammazzato nessuno (Mussolini? He never killed anyone) is a life-size figure of Berlusconi, hanging by a foot above a European flag full of spikes. While the video Presidenza Italiana gives the full text of the violent controversy between Berlusconi and deputy Martin Schulz–called "kapo" in Italian–in the European Parliament in 2003.

mussolini-non-ha-mai-ammazz.jpg oooooooberlu.jpg

Talking about Italy's favourite humorist, have a look at this article about Bye Bye Berlusconi. The story: just two months before elections in Italy, four Italians kidnap the Prime Minister, who has always managed to escape uncomfortable trials, to bring him into court and let the world witnesses via internet how Silvio Berlusconi runs his power and policy and how he tries to bribe judges and change the laws to protect himself. (via Tim.)

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Enzyme computer could live inside you

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have built a molecular calculator that uses enzymes to perform calculations. The team believe enzyme-powered computers could eventually be implanted into the body and used to, for example, tailor the release of drugs to a specific person's metabolism.

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Enzymes are already used to assist calculations using specially encoded DNA. These DNA computers could one day surpass the speed and power of existing silicon computers because they can perform many calculations in parallel and pack a vast number of components into a tiny space.

But this enzyme computer is not designed for speed – it can take several minutes to perform a calculation. Rather, it might eventually be incorporated into bio-sensing equipment and used, for example, to monitor and react to a patient's response to particular dosages of a drug.

"We feel you could implant an enzyme computer into the body and use it to calculate an entire metabolic pathway," explains Itamar Willner.

"If such counters could be engineered inside living cells, then we can imagine them playing a role in applications such as intelligent drug delivery, where a therapeutic agent is generated at the site of a problem," says Martyn Amos from University of Exeter, UK. "Counters would also offer a biological 'safety valve', to prevent engineered cells proliferating in an uncontrolled fashion."

Details in New Scientist.

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Metropolis on Internet Archive

First M, now Metropolis, one of Fritz Lang's other masterpieces, is available for download on Internet Archive.

320px-Metropolis-new-tower-.jpg Metropolis.jpg

As Bibi says, other formats are available at the Public Domain Movies. Related: Metropolis poster fetches record.

Via we make money not art

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World Time Clock

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Charlotte Van Der Waals' World Time Clock is an example of design that is thoughtful and ingenious. The clock manages to convey multiple timezones in a single clock face without the use of buttons, gimmicks and well, technology. Just roll the clock so that the desired city etched on the sides is on top. 12 sides with 2 cities per side represent the 24 global time zones.

Available at Junro.

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edward gorey | illustrator

Gorey7

It's the birthday of the author and illustrator Edward Gorey, born in Chicago, Illinois (1925). He's known for writing and illustrating many morbidly funny books. His first was The Hapless Child (1961), about a little girl named Sophia who is picked on and abused, sold into slavery, forced to make artificial flowers, and finally run over by a car. (Writers Almanac, 2.22.06)

Edward Gorey

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From Chechnya to Italy

Wishing to reintroduce Chechnya to an international audience while reacting to the proliferation of international biennales, the Emergency Biennale has been conceived in a geopolitical context which has become so complex that it seemed urgent and necessary to mobilize the artists. The show is stopping from February 24 to March 12 in Riga, Latvia (after Paris, Brussels, Bolzano, and Milano). A part of the concept involved a call to the artists to create works in a double exemplary likely to fit in a suitcase for Grozny (cared by a local partner), the other one for a touring exhibition around the world. (via e-flux.)

1140644588emergency.jpg castro.jpg

Among the works selected is the Human Rights Memory Stick by Jota Castro: Originally, the idea of this USB memory stick was to allow an easy, discrete and rapid diffusion of confidential and censured information on Chechnya.

before sending this work to Chechnya, we discovered that there was only information on Jota Castro : press releases and articles on his shows, images of his artworks as well as pictures of himself (portraits). We chose not to send it.)

In the late 1990s Jota Castro brought his career as a diplomat at the United Nations and the European Union to a close and decided to become an artist instead. His sculptures, installations, and performances benefit from his in-depth knowledge of the world of politics and stresses the imbalances and weaknesses in our society.

Highlights of his work:

In March 2003, the artist created a space that displayed the clues he had picked up while shadowing during 6 months Nicolas Sarkozy to offer visitors to the exhibition an instruction manual for kidnapping the French politian.

In 2003 again, during the Venice Biennale, Castro distributed Survival Guide for Demonstrators, brochures that were giving some information and practical tips for demonstrators, as well as reasons to demonstrate in Brussels, Istanbul, Havana, London, Dakar, Bilbao, Jeremie, Treviso.

castro14.jpg

For the opening of Exposition Universelle 1 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris last year, Castro gave a performance called Discrimination Day meant to present the recurrent excesses of what the French call the délit de faciès, literally "facial crime," i.e., being stopped by the police because of the color of one's skin. For that one evening, people who are never victims of such police checks suffered the effects in this case (if you speak french, here's a video of a visit of the exhibition with the artist.).

Two other works denounced Silvio Berlusconi's fascist related discourse. Mussolini? Non ha mai ammazzato nessuno (Mussolini? He never killed anyone) is a life-size figure of Berlusconi, hanging by a foot above a European flag full of spikes. While the video Presidenza Italiana gives the full text of the violent controversy between Berlusconi and deputy Martin Schulz–called "kapo" in Italian–in the European Parliament in 2003.

mussolini-non-ha-mai-ammazz.jpg oooooooberlu.jpg

Talking about Italy's favourite humorist, have a look at this article about Bye Bye Berlusconi. The story: just two months before elections in Italy, four Italians kidnap the Prime Minister, who has always managed to escape uncomfortable trials, to bring him into court and let the world witnesses via internet how Silvio Berlusconi runs his power and policy and how he tries to bribe judges and change the laws to protect himself. (via Tim.)

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Enzyme computer could live inside you

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have built a molecular calculator that uses enzymes to perform calculations. The team believe enzyme-powered computers could eventually be implanted into the body and used to, for example, tailor the release of drugs to a specific person's metabolism.

10enziiiim.jpg

Enzymes are already used to assist calculations using specially encoded DNA. These DNA computers could one day surpass the speed and power of existing silicon computers because they can perform many calculations in parallel and pack a vast number of components into a tiny space.

But this enzyme computer is not designed for speed – it can take several minutes to perform a calculation. Rather, it might eventually be incorporated into bio-sensing equipment and used, for example, to monitor and react to a patient's response to particular dosages of a drug.

"We feel you could implant an enzyme computer into the body and use it to calculate an entire metabolic pathway," explains Itamar Willner.

"If such counters could be engineered inside living cells, then we can imagine them playing a role in applications such as intelligent drug delivery, where a therapeutic agent is generated at the site of a problem," says Martyn Amos from University of Exeter, UK. "Counters would also offer a biological 'safety valve', to prevent engineered cells proliferating in an uncontrolled fashion."

Details in New Scientist.

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ReBlogged by ann p on Feb 24, 2006 at 05:46 AM | Comments (722)

Metropolis on Internet Archive

First M, now Metropolis, one of Fritz Lang's other masterpieces, is available for download on Internet Archive.

320px-Metropolis-new-tower-.jpg Metropolis.jpg

As Bibi says, other formats are available at the Public Domain Movies. Related: Metropolis poster fetches record.

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ReBlogged by ann p on Feb 24, 2006 at 05:44 AM | Comments (0)

February 22, 2006

Flipbook! in Japan!

No Flipbook! of the week for a few weeks because our beloved, Juan Ospina, is currently in Japan to receive the Japan Media Art Award for Flipbook!

Here's a picture of him with the poster:

And here's the close up of the poster w/ Flipbook! and his name on it...

More of pics Juan and Tamara in Japan at his Flickr page.

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DIGIMAG

The Italian online publication Digimag is an impressive example of collective labor. A byproduct of Digicult, the web platform founded by artist Marco Mancuso in January 2005, the monthly magazine tracks art across disciplines, encompassing internet, sound, and video art as well as performance of all kinds. Its contributors include a large stable of Italian artists and critics with a notably international vision. Issue eleven coincides with the launch of the magazine's podcast and features critical writing on various projects including Alessandro Ludovico and Hans Bernhard's 'Google Will Eat Itself' (2005), in which the artists used revenue from Google ads to buy the company's stock, and 'The Port,' an artists community established by Simon Golden and Jacob Senneby inside the online gaming world of Second Life. Comprehensive examinations of artists' work are at the forefront of the publication, as with Lucrezia Cippitelli's article on the Chilean new media collective Tr! oyano and Mancuso's piece on collaborative duo Golan Levin and Zach Lieberman. For those interested in staying abreast of art happenings, Digimag provides a good compass to local music and art events. For those not in the area, you can connect yourself to networks of media art internationally via this very thriving Italian hub. - Lauren Cornell from Rhizome.org
Digimag

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Sweet Cities

In London the Chinese artist Song Dong made an installation called "Eating the city", which consists in making famous buildings with biscuits...

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I still have to understand if it's a good one or not and if I shoud really post it under the cathegory "art", anyways if you're looking for further informations look here and here

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World Chechnya Day - 23 February 2006

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World Chechnya Day is intended to commemorate the dignity and resiliance of a people who, against all odds, refused to be erased from existence.

Continue reading "World Chechnya Day - 23 February 2006"

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Seen On The Streets of Buenos Aires

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Artists:

Run Don't Walk
Maybe
Parbo (KidGaucho)
Fase
Chu (Doma)
Nasa

Andy Rementer should join this crew...

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Trainers for border crossers

Judi Werthein has designed a special "crossing trainer" to help illegal immigrants cross the border from Mexico to the US.

The shoes are named Brincos for the Spanish verb "brincar," which means "to jump" —as in, across the border. They includes a compass, a flashlight because people cross at night. The pocket in the tongue hides money or some Tylenol painkillers because many people get injured during crossing.

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Illegal immigrants' primary mode of transportation is their feet. "If they go through the sierra, they walk eight hours. Their feet get hurt. There's a lot of stones and there are snakes, tarantulas. So that's why it is a little boot," Werthein says. The Brinco is an ankle-high trainer which is green, red, and white - the colors of the Mexican flag. An Aztec eagle is embroidered on the heel. On the toe is the American eagle found on the US quarter, to represent the American dream the migrants are chasing. And on the back ankle, a drawing of Mexico's patron saint of migrants. A map - printed on the shoe's removable insole - shows the most popular illegal routes from Tijuana into San Diego.

The artist first passed out trainers for free to migrants, then sold limited edition of them at a hip store in San Diego for $215.

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Only 1,000 pairs of the sneakers have been manufactured — in China, for $17 each to underscore the tensions sparked by the global spread and mobility of the maquiladora.

Part of the InSite_05 commissions. See also Tijuana Calling.

Judi Werthein will be at the Americas Society on Thursday, February 23 for VIS-À-VIS: Dialogues between artists and curators from the Western Hemisphere. (via e-flux.)

Background information from BBC news, Washington Post. Images.

dunno if i should file this under "Activism" or "Exploitation of the poor by the privileged hipsters"...

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Brokeback Mountain scenes recreated in Lego

Xeni Jardin:
Link (Thanks, Kenneth)

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Accidental FSM couture?

Xeni Jardin: I'm fairly confident that this outfit from designer Jeremy Scott's fall 2006 collection is not an homage to the Flying Spaghetti Monster's meatballs and noodly appendages. Still, stranger things have fannied down the runway before. Link to photoset in the online magazine ZOOZOOM (gag, ack, horrible unlinkable Flash interface!), click on "Jeremy Scott," it's the first photo. (thanks Susannah Breslin!)

Italian designers probably squirm in horror for this... \"ugh, how american!\"

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Video explains the world's most important 6-sec drum loop

Cory Doctorow: This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music -- a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison's 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip. Link (Thanks, Chris!)

Update: Hirmes sends us a link to a mirror.

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A Univerisity without WifI

fgilbert1.jpg As we write this sitting three feet from a wireless router, we wonder about Fred Gilbert, who will not allow wireless internet into Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, out of concerns about health consequences of EMF's (electric and magnetic fields) . “These are particularly relevant in younger people (who have) fast-growing tissues, and most of our student body are late teenagers and still growing, so it’s just a matter of taking precautions and providing an environment that doesn’t have a potential risk associated risk,” he said. We can't quite imagine a University these days without WIFI, but "There are plenty of computers around campus where students can access the Internet 24 hours a day, so it’s not like they’re cut off," Gilbert said. Gilbert added he believes there are many environmental impacts that are not manifest for 30 to 40 years after exposure. “Second-hand tobacco exposure is a case in point,” he said. “We’re just finding out now what some of those impacts are. Asbestos is another example.”
Hmm. We are putting on our tinfoil hat and moving our router. ::IT Business

... also around Treviso, you some time spot people protesting against the G3 for EMF pollution... probably carries the same arguement.

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February 21, 2006

Techno Tuesday

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February 20, 2006

Josh has left the building

...has left the building is a new feature for blog.Fabrica, dedicated to giving props to those whose time has come to leave Fabrica, forever.

a little background: Fabrica recruits artists and designers from around the world to do work and research in six artistic disciplines. There is no "beginning of school year", people arrive at Fabrica all throughout the year and stay for approximately one year or a bit more, depending on the contract. Because of this, there's always a constant stream of new-comers and old-goers. As we go on our different paths in life, we say good bye to the people we've spent a year eating lunch and ride the bus with and hope that we'll find each other again, some other time.

OK, enough sentimentality! First one on the chopping block is Joshua Hogan an excellent drummer who joined the music department a year ago. He left Treviso on Friday, February 17, 2006, to head back to his home in Perth, Australia.

This is Josh:
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Josh composed and produced a CD called "Five Urban Sound Mythologies" for Fabrica Musica CD series before his departure, which you can download here (40 MB).

Hats off to you, Josh, In bocca al lupo!

wish Josh goodluck in the comment section!

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typetester

Typesetter

Typetester : Check any type you like and you can see how it will display in different sizes, colors, treatments, etc.

(via steelbuddha)

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Wet Wet Kid Cosplay Generation

Almond Chu photo exhibition at the Shangai Street Artspace.

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More images. Related: Cao Fei's pictures of Cosplayers.

Via we make money not art

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Image of the day

A robot examines the body of a terrorist/freedom fighter in Bagdad, Irak.

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Via 20 minutos.

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Italy cartoon row minister quits

The Italian minister who sparked rioting in Libya after wearing a T-shirt of the Muhammad cartoons resigns.

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February 17, 2006

Flickr Finds.

Maybe this will be the beginning of a new Fabrica Blog bit. Every so often I casually browse flickr for a laugh. Part of it is the voyer in me, but part is the fascination of personal media and the things digital photography has liberated us to take pictures of. So here's my first collection of Flickr Finds.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiali/4219685/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38582896@N00/100576232/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/glenda/49463430/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chemicalmonkey/41200455/in/set-760789/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nightwalker/39026711/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/buhny/23538407/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dufbil/14451247/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepfriedkudzu/48470639/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejdietrich/30655310/

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Introducing Art Report

A more in-depth report blog focusing on new media art research by Fabrica Interactive Department, currently featuring researches and field reports in both Italian and English! It's mostly being updated by Silvia, but contributions by Fabricante are welcomed. If you have something you feel is appropriate, just talk to us (Ann or Silvia).

happy reading!

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Konishiwa, Flipbook! of the week

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NIWASHI is an excellent Japanese artist.

I just wich i could understand the Japanese text that shows up along side of the action at some points. What is Kenchiku Gakka no Utsu?

Whatever it is, i say: Segoi!

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February 16, 2006

Andrej Belic : Undersea Photography

Andrej Belic’s photos from the deep.

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very nice web interface for showing photos too!

Via Future Feeder

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aperture interactive facade

aperture2.jpgan interactive facade installation consisting of a matrix of iris diaphragms (like those found in cameras) which open & close according to the external light. this reveals and obscures the inside of the building from the outside, and reflects the duration which people stand in front of the facade. [fredericeyl.de|via we-make-money-not-art.com]

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Storyboard Valentines

Stefhan Caddick whom i met too briefly at a seminar organised by BLOC in Wales, has sent (on my request) some pictures of Storyboard. The public installation explores the text phenomenon. An LED sign facing the street from Gallery 39 in Cardiff is displaying SMS sent from members of the public to its receiver.

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To send a message to the sign text: 07929 461727 (add +44 if you're texting from outside the UK.) The sign will be active until 18th March 2006.

I'll just quote Stefhan's comments as they are so amusing:

Somehow the South China Evening Post picked up on the show and ran it as part of a Valentines Special (including the phone number). This has resulted in some very odd messages. My favourite today was:

WOULD YOU BE MY VALENTINE'S"...?
Well I'm asian lady seeking for a Valentines mate maybe not this time but in the future. Reply me back at +85267384*** JULY

Today being valentines was quite interesting (although I'm constantly surprised at the fact that given a chance to say anything at all, most people will choose the option of 'Ky is Awsome' or something along those lines. Anyway, Valentines has been purely 'I love such and such' apart from a stream of messages, presumably from the same person, regaling the whole valentines fiasco. The last one was 'increasingly desperate'.

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Yoshitomo Nara

Yoshitomo Nara neo-pop plexiglass dogs and freaky kids are at the Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, until March 11.

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Images of the wish-i-could-go-too-show on flickr.

More pictures of his work: artfacts, Blum&Poe, kultureflash, artnet.
Via kultureflash.

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Make cheap magnetic LEDs for fun graffiti projects

Mark Frauenfelder: The Make blog has an item about "LED Throwies," made by a group with a wonderful name: Graffiti Research Lab.
200602141748 LED Throwies are an inexpensive way to add color to any ferromagnetic surface in your neighborhood. A Throwie consists of a lithium battery, a 10mm diffused LED and a rare-earth magnet taped together. Throw it up high and in quantity to impress your friends and city officials.
Link

see also this whimsical video at http://www.graffitiresearchlab.com/

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PC Teapot

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Windy City artist Yosoh makes computer generated images and prints them with ceramic glaze onto clay. Most of the large scale work is out of the average working stiff's price range. But Yosoh's Hopes and Dreams teapot, depicting folders filled with possibilities floating out from a desktop screen, has the sort of optimisitic whimsy that you might look forward to before commuting into the cubefarm each morning. $175 in Yosoh's store.

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February 14, 2006

Techno Tuesday

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Happy techno Valentine's Day

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February 13, 2006

Yuriko Yamaguchi

php5EPdM1_b_yamiguchi color.jpg Yuriko Yamaguchi’s Web #5 is a paradox of rushing movement and absolute stillness. A tornado turned on its side, its nest of bent wire, sprinkled with organic, papery pods, swarms from a hole in the gallery wall. While obviously a work of sculpture, its wire skeleton is a three-dimensional drawing with a drama that is pure performance.

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The China Connection (part 2) - Transmediale

The China Connection, part 1.

This panel discusses the role that European media arts and technology organisations have been playing in the recent developments of a Chinese media-cultural agenda. It asks how Chinas new electronic media artists deal with the social potentials of globally connected media technologies - from CCTV through cryptography to open source software, with all their attached cultural dimensions.

Here's a few notes on what was being said during the panel (which included only one Chinese and three Dutch speakers!)

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Alex Adriaansens
, director V_2, Rotterdam.

As a foreigner, Adriaansens found China very hard to understand, it's very big, there are many cultures, many languages but at the same time, the country is very coherent and is strongly controlled by the governement. People expect China to take a leading edge on technology and economy. So far the US is the strongest in terms of economy and technology and when it imports some of it to us, Americans embed deep cultural elements in them. The same thing will happen when the technology we'll use will come from the East.

Lu Jie: artist and media activist, 25000 Cultural Transmission Centre, Beijing.

The internet power is amazing. Whatever the attempts of the Chinese government, the power of internet is beyond its control or censure. The benefit are immense, especially for grassroot people, think about the agricultural society, people living in remote areas, etc. Example: The Super Girls contest (similar to American Idol), during the 2500 edition 400 million people watched the TV programme continuously during months. They didn't care about war, Tsunami or anything else. On the final night of the competition, 8 million people voted with their mobile phones. It was the most democratic vote in the history of the country. There are clubs, fans and fundations to back the candidates. Some say this new way to bring people together is a revolution.

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Sui Jianguo's Made in China.

Today's highly successful new media artists in China are criticised by the young generation. They say that these artists are just producing works to please the curators of art biennales not to investigate or reflect on society. They know what art curators like and make work especially for them. On the other hands, the students of art school admit that they are not being educated to reflect on society only learn the techniques. There's so much money to make in art in China these days that parents are no longer pushing their children to study engineering or law but also art.

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Feng Mengbo's Ah_Q

Discussion:
The Super Girl contest can also be regarded as a perversion of democracy, as a way to distract people from crucial issues. Or one could stress that it's the first sign of some kind of democracy.

30 000 persons are employed by the government to read blogs to denounce the "bad" ones or counter act (writing long comments explaining how good the government is acting).

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Xiao Yu's Ruan

Jie: the media is totally beyond control in China. Think about that artist who cut into pieces and ate an aborted baby. The artist is still walking free in the streets. China's situation is very complex.

On March 30, at 19.00 Tangent:Leap, a meeting at V2_ in Rotterdam about the emergent blogosphere in China. The event will be streamed live.

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Woman busted for importing dried human head in luggage

Cory Doctorow: A woman's been arrested at the Fort Lauderdale airport for attempting to import a dessicated head from Haiti -- she said she needed it to protect her from evil spirits.
"Severe stated that she had obtained the package, which contained a human head, from a male in Haiti for use as part of her voodoo beliefs," the US Attorney's Office said in a statement.

A spokesman for Miami's immigration and customs agency told the AFP news agency that the head was not simply a skull.

"It had teeth, hair and skin, and quite a lot of dirt," she said.

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crazy people

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Flickr group produces astonishing color pix with new plugin

Cory Doctorow: A Flickr photo-pool devoted to a Photoshop plugin has accumulated hundreds of beautiful pictures. The "High Dynamic Range" plugin merges several shots of the same scene taken at different exposures, producing pictures that have breathtaking, vivid, hyperreal colors. The HDR pool on Flickr is filled with astonishing examples of the form, and active discussions of the best way to capture great HDR images. Link (via Happy Software Prole)

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Cycling '74 Relaunches Site, Forum; Max/MSP Knowledge Thrives

Looking for new wisdom and expertise on tools like the insanely deep Max/MSP/Jitter? (If you're using Max, signs point to yes.) Cycling '74 relaunched their site (http://www.cycling74.com/) a couple of weeks ago, incorporating a variety of features that make this an indispensible resource for users of Max and other products. Since late last month, the new site has gotten rolling fast. Collective intelligence, meet Max.

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February 10, 2006

The year in the internet 2005

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The artists Cory Archange & Michael Bell-Smith asked some people what their top ten links of the year were for 2005.

This is what they saidl

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February 09, 2006

BURNSTATION

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BURN STATION is a mobile copying station which - as it travels through suburban spaces - supports the free distribution music and audio. It is software as well as a local network. But above all BURN STATION is a social event which congregates people together to listen, select and copy net label and net radio audio files with a Copyleft Licence. BURN STATION is an open source and a non-commercial project involving the new means of free networked distribution. It is based on the BURN STATION software which was developed by Platoniq and Rama as a 100% Free software. BURN STATION aims to establish links between the media space and the physical space of the city.

Read more about BURN STATION

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The China Connection - Transmediale

The China Connection (part 1)

Fabrica Note: Last year, someone decided that the workshops at Fabrica for 2006 would be dedicated to all Chinese artists in an attempt to reach out to the world's latest sensation: China. They even made cutesy graphic and posters to promote the workshops. But now the workshops have been canceled without any explanation, and for that blog.FABRICA will be following Regine's report from Transmediale'06 on the panel titled The China Connection. We hope you find this informative.


This panel discusses the role that European media arts and technology organisations have been playing in the recent developments of a Chinese media-cultural agenda. It asks how Chinas new electronic media artists deal with the social potentials of globally connected media technologies - from CCTV through cryptography to open source software, with all their attached cultural dimensions.

Martijn de Waal
, journalist and independent media researcher, made an interesting wrap up of the Chinese blogosphere and how people are using the internet in China.

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He started his talk with an animation called iRepress.

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There's over 100 million users of internet in China, making it the country with the most internet users in the world. The typical net surfer used to be male, urban, high-educated, in his 20-30. It's becoming less so. Active bottom up. Now more women and less educated people are catching up.

How people use the internet: in China there's a very lively amateur culture. What's different in China from other parts of the world is the huge sense of humour when writing about daily life and world/national events.

Many people make and exchange flash movies, swap lots of files. Commercial portal are thriving (big portals dealing with celebrities for example) but e-commerce hasn't taken off yet.

The Middle Landscape. The internet has become a middle landscape between the public sphere and the commercial sphere. These two separate realms merge on the internet. On blogs and bulletin boards that mostly discuss commercial matters, someone might start a discussion on a recent event (like a murder hidden by the authorities) and a long discussion will start.

The Middle Landscape in another sense: the internet as a middle landscape between the private and the public sphere. Bloggers and wikipedians against the governement. Governement is loosing control over the private domain (in the past, employees had to get an authorisation to get married, it's no longer the case.) The internet is very hard to control although there are rules to restrict what people can write. If you want to open a blog you have to give your name and address. Companies like Google, Microsoft or Cisco, help the governement to shut up the voices and restrict the new freedom.

On the other hand, Chinese have now a service they didn't have before. For each new rules imposed by the government, bloggers and wikipedians make a counter attack.

The Social Brain Foundation is inviting people in the West to adopt a Chinese blog on their personal web server to make it harder to control or block the blogs (only information i found).

Are public sphere and civil society emerging?
De Waal asked several actors whom have different perspectives.

Jack Qiu: no, we’re not seeing this promised new freedom. In China, internet is given as a toy to people to play with, not to provide them with more possibilities of expression.

Michael Anti (who had his weblog shut down by the governement): yes, there's a gradual development. People are willing to see things change even if the governement doesn't agree.

Webloggers: maybe. People start to organise themselves on the web, give out opinions on small environmental issues for example (government issues are still too taboo). So maybe we're witnessing the beginning of a new civil society.

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Songbird, the "open source iTunes killer," flies today

Xeni Jardin: Update: The Songbird site is overloaded right now, but here's a download mirror, and another. Some discussion on this digg thread.

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A team led by ex-Winamp-er Rob Lord today released a preview edition of Songbird, a desktop media player that offers an open source alternative to services like Apple's iTunes and the Windows Media Player. Instead of connecting to one locked store full of DRMmed goods, it can connect to any and all available music (and video) on the internet.

Code brains behind the project include people who helped build Winamp, Muse, Yahoo's "Y! Music Engine" media player, and developers from Mozilla Foundation. Initial release is for Windows only, with editions for other OSes to follow in the coming weeks.

Built on the same platform as Firefox, Songbird acts like a specialized web browser for music. It sees the online world through MP3-colored glasses -- it looks at an archive of public domain sound files or a music store's catalog, and displays available media for you.

I spoke with Rob Lord earlier today by phone about the preview release. Screenshots and interview after the jump. Click screenshots for full-size.


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Video Bomb: social video-channel publisher and discovery tool

Cory Doctorow: Video Bomb is a new video- playlist- publishing tool from Participatory Culture Foundation, the same people who brought you the brilliant DTV Internet video client.

Video Bomb lets you grab Internet videos you like and publish them as a feed -- "bomb" them -- that your friends or fans can subscribe to, so all the online video you find ends up in their video player automatically, It lets you program and publish your own TV station made up of anything you find online and anything you make and publish.

Video Bomb is designed to make video-sharing social and sustainable. It uses Digg-like voting to bubble the best videos to the top of the list, and Delicious-like tagging to help you make sense of the pile.

Like all Participatory Culture Foundation projects, Video Bomb is simple, elegant and powerful. It has wonderful gracenotes like "publisher hookup" in the video-submission form -- that's where you embed links to t-shirt, donations, or merchandise offered by the video's original publisher, so that everyone who gets your feed will have the chance to reward the creators and sustain their work. Link

(Disclosure: I'm a proud member of the Participatory Culture Foundation's Board of Directors)

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February 08, 2006

echo audible network

echo_audible_network.jpga group of computers that listen & talk to each other by repeating audio signals recorded by their microphones. the screens visualise the nature of the communication taking place (eg: volume).
[udk-berlin.de & udk-berlin.de via we-make-money-not-art.com]

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Fabrica Lover Moment of the Week

Grillo Grolli has added a photo to the pool:

Sweet

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honest tee

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Honest Tee: I 'have never been to' NY

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HAHAHAhahahahahahhaha... i love it

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swiss currency

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Switzerland announces the winner of an invited competition to redesign its currency in 2010. Oh my, I have to let these winning designs 'settle' for a little bit, before I can even voice my thoughts...

......

(View the current banknote series. My favorite is the CHF 100 banknote with Giacometti and one of his sculptures on it.)

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live surface

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LiveSurface images are pre-masked, high-resolution, layered TIF files with built-in Vanishing Point planes that have been built specifically to simplify the application of your flat artwork to real photographic surfaces for on-screen comping.

View the entire set content here.

B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T!!! Oh, I want one!

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Site for David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical "Here Lies Love" live

Xeni Jardin: The website for "Here Lies Love – A Song Cycle", the stage collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, is now online. The performance will debut in Austalia at the Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts on March 9.
Here Lies Love – A Song Cycle deals with the life of Imelda Marcos, co-ruler of the Philippines in the 70s and 80s, as well as the life of Estrella Cumpas, the woman who raised her. Through a series of songs written by David Byrne, with musical contributions from Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook), Here Lies Love – A Song Cycle presents Imelda Marcos meditating on events in her life, from her childhood spent in poverty and her rise to power to her ultimate departure from the palace. In particular, the production looks at the relationship between Imelda and a servant from her childhood, Estrella Cumpas, who appeared at key moments in Imelda's life.
Link (thanks, Danielle Spencer!)

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100-year-old Albert Hofmann speaks at LSD symposium

Mark Frauenfelder: I marveled at how spry Mick Jagger looked during his Super Bowl performance, but he's got nothing on Albert Hofmann, the 100-year-old discoverer of LSD, who spoke at the LSD Symposium in Basel, Switzerland.
The LSD Symposium started on Friday morning with a talk of about 20 minutes by Dr. Hofmann, alchemist extraordinaire and discoverer of the LSD molecule. After being introduced and cheered, the magic started. Uncle Albert is a petite, but relatively unwrinkled 100 year old genius who has no problem in talking (in German, but translated on headphones) for more than 20 minutes without going ahem or ahh and without consulting any written notes. It's unbelievable. He feels that the LSD molecule "called to him" and he tells us that the only reason he discovered it is because he didn't "work correctly."
Link

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Flipbook! of this cold week

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Is it me or is this winter longer and colder than ever? I can't go outside without freezing my Colombian bones to death. Seriously, maybe we should move FABRICA somewhere closer to the tropic.

As much as i hate winter, some people seem to have a lot of fun with it. For example i found this snowman animation "winter wonder land" by Laplop. It craked me up.

Also check out "Honey, it's cold outside. (Kirby Short)" by Yoshu.

I hope the winter goes away sometime soon.

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February 07, 2006

Techno Tuesday

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February 06, 2006

News from a small town near FABRICA first in Europe for Asbestos

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Perhaps not everyone knows that the town of Paese (15 Km away from CAtena di Villorba!!) in the Province of Treviso is the site of the largest asbestos dump in Europe.

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Classic B&W horror film stills with photoshopped color

Cory Doctorow: Today on the Worth1000 photoshopping contest: colorize stills from classic black-and-white horror films. Link

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BMW cheats search-engines, Google removes it from search results

Cory Doctorow: BMW's German page has been expunged from Google's search-results, apparently in retaliation for BMW's use of sleazy "doorway pages" that display different content to search-engine crawlers in order to fool them into valuing those pages more highly. A Google employee has confirmed the "Google Death Penalty" for BMW on his blog.

This willingness to punish wrongdoing even when it comes from big companies is a marked contrast with the anti-virus companies that had to be arm-twisted into releasing updates to their products to catch and remove the spyware and rootkits that Sony music was caught distributing on millions of music CDs.

It appears that at least some of the JavaScript- redirecting pages have already been removed from bmw.de, which is very encouraging, but given the number of pages that were doing JavaScript redirects, I expect that Google's webspam team will need a reinclusion request with details on who created the doorway pages. We'll probably also need some assurances that such pages won’t reappear on the sites before the domains can be reincluded. I'm leaving comments turned off on this post; there are no doubt plenty of other search engine optimization areas to discuss this.
Link (via Digg)

ha, what did we say about cheating search engines? :D

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mario hugo gonzalez | designer

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Mario Hugo Gonzalez' portfolio site made me look. Twice.

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printable paper rulers

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Printable paper rulers. Brilliant!

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Fresh Stuff From Jace in Mayotte Island

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Pop quiz: where is Mayotte Island??

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Welcome to I V Y p a r i s

"I V Y Paris is a pretty cool arts collective and gallery with an ambitious agenda. They run an arts newsletter, salon, a Europe-wide rundown of featured listings, a still-germinating but promising guide to Paris hottness, and of course, a blog."

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The Snow Show

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Contemporary Art and Architecture.

The Snow Show explores the issues related to Art and Architectural investigation by creating works from the ephemeral materials of snow and ice. An artist was partnered with an architect and invited to develop a work together—this conversation created a bridged between the art and architectural worlds.
Conceived in 2000 by independent curator Lance Fung, The Snow Show has since constructed seventeen structures that furthered the discussion of interdisciplinary collaboration and set the tone for the current Snow Show. This year, the artists and architects have created interactive experiences inspired by the dramatic natural beauty of Sestriere and the athletic competitions of the Olympics.

Open on 2006.02.03
Closing on 2006.03.20
From 10:00 to 20:00

Related Artists
Arata Isozaki, Carsten Höller, Cliostraat, Daniel Buren, Jauma Plensa, Kiki Smith, Lebbeus Woods, Norman Foster, Paola Pivi, Patrick Bouchain, Williams & Tsien, Yoko Ono

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February 03, 2006

McDonald's videogame

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McDonald, an icon of the global capital can be opposed in a thousand different ways, as testing the effects of their food on your own intestine or trying to spread the real data on its nutritional policies. Anyway it is still a business giant with the attitude to skillfully move in the fast speed of the free market perfectly tuning with the games' rules. Thus if it's a game, metaphorically speaking, then the videogame is the ideal (non)place to represent its dynamics, letting the spectator/consumer to embody the relentless gears of the impressive fast food industry. McDonald's videogamehas been developed by Molleindustriaand it plays with a representation of its well known strategies, leaving to the player the taste, or better the disgust of playing with the McDonald's own imposed rules. All the paradoxical stages of exploiting and the crossed responsibilities for the unavoidable continuos grow are monitored. Thus the simulation of management processes becomes a bulimic race against time that systematically squashes the player in the capital's grip, leaving him alone with his own amount of bitter devastations.

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Images from another world

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Starting 12th february in London, at the Lauderdale House, there's going to be an exhibition called "Images from another world". It' made by Justin Mullins and basically shows mathematic formulas.
I can's say why, but I find it very fascinating....
Here's the link.

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Angoulême International Comics Festival

Last week the 33rd International Comics Festival took place in Angoulême. It is the main comics festival in Europe. It occurs every year since 1974 in Angoulême, France. Every year, the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême is awarded to an author for his whole work or for his achievement in the evolution of comics.

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February 02, 2006

Coming up: Venice Carnival!

Here's a cause for celebrating the fact we are so close to Venice, prepare your camera and costumes now!

and mark you calendar for: Friday, February 17, 2006 - Tuesday, February 28, 2006

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(picture from carnival 2004)

For more info: http://www.carnivalofvenice.com

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February 01, 2006

Call for Submissions: Sten and Lucamaleonte's Poster Show in Rome

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Our friends Sten and Lucamaleonte in Rome are organizing an international poster show that will run from the first of May untill the 30th ofJune, in Rome, in a big loft directed by students in the San Lorenzo zone. For the show, Sten and Lucamaleonte are putting out a call for wheate paste posters. Some of the posters they collect for the show will be placed on the walls of the loft while others will be attached to the walls of the street which takes you to the Loft.

The maximum height for the posters are 3.5 meters. All posters need to be received by April 1st.

Here's the address to send them to:

luca vollono
via G.Valmarana 107
00139 Roma
italy

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Node.London - States of Interdependence

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There is a Sufi fable in which a group of foreigners sit at breakfast, excitedly discussing their previous night’s exploration. One starts saying “…and what about that great beast we came across in the darkest part of the Jungle? It was like a massive, rough wall.” The others look perplexed. “No it wasn’t!” says one, “It was some kind of python”. “Yeah…” another half-agrees, “…but it also had powerful wings”. The shortest of the group looks bemused- “well it felt like a tree trunk to me”.

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Art Games

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Structural Analogies of Art and Game exhibition at the Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany.

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Surge

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Free103point9 and Rhizome are pleased to announce an online exhibition of web-based projects selected from an open call for submissions.
Surge includes works by artists 31 Down , Abe Linkoln and Marisa Olson , Angel Nevarez and Alex Rivera , NYSAE (New York Society for Acoustic Ecology), Jim Punk , and Leslie Sharpe . The featured projects employ new media tools to both conceptually and formally address different possibilities for transmission art online. Some consider the nature of signals as they move through the ether; others appropriate forms of wireless transmission, such as the military's aerial ‘drone' or the programming language AsCii, to propose new kinds of digital communication.

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WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA?


The Edge Annual Question — 2006

The history of science is replete with discoveries that were considered socially, morally, or emotionally dangerous in their time; the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions are the most obvious. What is your dangerous idea? An idea you think about (not necessarily one you originated) that is dangerous not because it is assumed to be false, but because it might be true?

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...An interesting question..what do you think about it?

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