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The human being, characterized by a remarkable ability to process information, has extended
his phenotype further than any other species. Complex tools and technologies are an integral
part of our evolutionary "fitness".

Human evolution is fundamentally intertwined with technological development; the two can not
be considered apart from one another ...

In Hungary and perhaps elsewhere it seems that one finds artists using
"new media" as a medium in two ways: the first group is interested and
involved with the medium as subject itself, exploring and pushing the
medium within its own boundaries; the second takes more from the "outside"
and ...

Amidst all the commerical dross with flashy new
graphic bells and whistles are some few places
with content of great intrinsic value.

Trin T. Min Hah is an ex-patriate Vietnamese
filmmaker whose experimental work in visual anthropolgy
I have always found highly challenging and rewarding.

Her first venture into the ...

voice.of.the.net

Connect to http://dougal.derby.ac.uk/seanc/votn/ and type a message in the
box. Whatever you leave will be automatically spoken by computer through a
PA system in the School of Art and Design at the University of Derby. All
postings will be kept ...

The sun shines, having no alternative, on the living and the dead – a misquote
between Joyce and Beckett, but in any case a sniff at the curious difficulty of
dying. Death isn't the end, and if you're medieval Christian or technopagan, and
if the afterlife looks like a painted ...

internet is an open space where the difference between "art" and "not
art" has become blurred as never before in XX century. that's why there
are so few "artists" in this space. there is possibility of
misinterpretation and loss of "artistic" identity here. this might be
welcome. there are no ...

The Program is called Art Dirt. It is on the Pseudo Radio Network http://
pon.pseudo.com It uses Real Audio for the sound digitizing & playback. It is live
streamed 1pm-2pm on Fridays. After that the shows are archived immediately &
put up on the site. In order to ...

Ars Electronica 96
MEMESIS - THE FUTURE OF EVOLUTION

"Memes describe cultural units of information, cognitive
behavioral patterns that propagate and replicate themselves through
communication …the discussion is intended to probe specific segments of
the techno-cultural revolution against the background of the idea of a
"culturally based history of creation". -Gerfried ...

Morning all:
The subject line is pasted from Armin's nice note on typographically animated
pictogram language and the new media. And as to

We can BE THE MESSAGE

This is the challenge set, at the time of the invention of cinema, in mallarme's
poem On the Tomb of Edgar Allan ...

Word hacking - Writing in Cyberspace

There are people who say that through computers and multimedia the
Gutenberg Galaxy is replaced by a world, where visual and auditive
media are taking over and being used for storage of knowledge, for
communication, for exchange of thought. Maybe they are right in the ...

In this moment in the Museum of the City of Skopje Evgenija
Demnievska, Macedonian artist living in Paris, is preparing the
'interactive' (as she said) project Curriclum Vitae. During the days
of April 22-26. in the main hall every pner is invited to remove, to
add or to do anything ...

THE FUTURE IS STUPID
Jenny Holzer on the Web

As I was browsing through her work at Adaweb, I came across a baseball
cap which was, naturally, for sale. It featured the Holzer all-caps
lettering and read, THE FUTURE IS STUPID.

You've got to at least crack a smile at ...

MOVING MOMENTS 96 is a project over a year.

Artists from sarajevo (Miroslav Maraus, Dinno Kassalo and Sejo
Bajraktarevic) and Vienna (Barbara Doser, Hofstetter Kurt and Norbert
Math) exchange digital videos on the Internet.

Each MOMENT is an independent unit (max. 10 sec.) which relates to prior MOMENTS
and forms ...

THE UNTHINKABLE IS THE UNKNOWBLE
EXHIBITION AND WEBSITE
CAMERAWORK 26 April to 1 June 1996

This major touring exhibition marks 10 years after the Chernobyl incident.
Featuring works by three British artists, all of whom have some connections
with the nuclear industry, and the award winning work of Ukrainian
filmmaker ...

Artists Challenge Ownership and Control of Communications

To counteract the growing commercial colonization of Internet territory and
the increasing tendency of governments to impose censorship, the Walter
Phillips Gallery presents *Net Work* on the World Wide Web. Featured are
techno-pioneers Critical Art Ensemble, Australia's VNS Matrix and the
highly acclaimed ...

TECHNOSPHERE

The artists' description:

"TechnoSphere is a 3D virtual world that is accessed via the Internet.
It has a World Wide Web interface that allows people to construct
artificial life-forms from component descriptions and place them in
the world. The life-forms grow and evolve over time and regularly
send messages ...