In his essay, "_Wired_ Unplugged", Mark Dery, author and culture jammer, quotes
Jordan Crandall quoting a magazine advertisement:

"Miming disembodied hyperkinesis, _Wired_ simulates a simulation—the immersive
virtuality promised by a recent NEC ad, which declared, 'Everything you know
about multimedia is about to change. And fast. Call it "virtual reality" ...

The introductory essay by Donald Kuspit for the FuturelessFuture web art
exhibition (http://www.flf.org/FLF) has been published on the web and is
now available with source material hyperlinks at:

http://plaza.interport.net/FLF/flf.text.html

Here are some highlights from the essay:

"Unsettling historically settled ...

Among other things, my recent attendance at 5Cyberconf in Madrid reminded
me that the responsibility for interpretation lies not only with the critic
and curator, but also with the artist.

Making art is, among other things, signifying. As artists, we must take
responsibility for the significance of the messages we ...

mem_brane event on 5 July 1996, 19.30 hrs:

Media Art Aggregates

A discussion on the working conditions in the field of critical media art

There is a welcome slow-down in the current media discourse. The
hype-driven tendency towards futurologist speculations about technological
developments is replaced by inquiry and hesitation ...

_Mediascape_ at the Guggenheim Museum in Soho is a disappointment. It
suffers from an overabundance of works that say very little. A word of
caution: upon entering the Guggenheim, do not become ensnared in the
misplaced logic of Nam June Paik's human trap, _Megatron_. This work
affirms the fact that ...

This painintheneck is an appeal to writers to "learn the tools." Too many people,
especially in Germany, seem to be talking and writing about new media without
being actively involved. Even sadder, some people are working for the new media
industry as mere suppliers of intellectual raw material. Because ...

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
261 boulevard Raspil 75014 Paris

In 'by night', the sleepy hours between sunset and dawn are explored
through the art of 80 artists ranging from Lewis Carol , Victor Hugo,
Brassi, Henri Michaux, Felician Ropes, Weegee up to Bill Viola, Larry
Clark, Nan Goldin and Christian ...

*Sound Aphorisms*

When Edison made the first recording, the deaf man reciting Mary Had a Little
Lamb for the child he could scarcely hear, he instantly doubled the quantity of
sounds in the world.

Nowadays the sound environment is almost entirely non-natural.

Making a noise is a mark of power ...

3 most important institutions for New Media Art in Norway are:

Kunstakademiet i Trondheim (KIT) has a dep artment for INTERMEDIA
http://kit.trdkunst.no/
http://kit.trdkunst.no/Interinfo.html
http://kit.trdkunst.no/Stud/kv2/ljud.html

The important guy there is Jeremy Welsh. He has just applied ...

The Guggenheim (Soho) re-opened yesterday as high-tech-outpost amidst an
orgy of corporate happy talk from sponsors Deutsche Telekom and Ennell
(Italian Electric). The point of the day seemed less about art than
getting the ambitious project off the ground and the doors open. On that
score, it probably should be ...

Thinking Aloud

1. Rivers and Bridges
Even as a ready made image, the bridge is quite a broad metaphor,
easily interpreted in a metaphor-hungry world. […] We try to discover
new words, finding references to reveal the mechanisms of the
medialized world - the global feedback, where past-less, reference-less
yet very ...

(e~scape museum)

http://www.t0.or.at/e~scape
Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
*June 13 - June 30 1996*

Opening June 13, 19:00 hours local time:
Guests: Arthur and Marielouise Kroker (CAN)
Music and Live-scanning: Scanner (UK)
Virtual guests: Critical Art Ensemble (USA)

e~scape museum is ...

Picabia - 1922
@ Centre Georges Pompidou
May 8 - June 30
Paris

Picabia : portraying subjectivity as mechanical process

What might be another unacknowledged artistic predecessor to pomo academics
and the "science fictions" of Baudrillard, Haraway, Debord, Gibson, Ballard
and Dick? Answer: Picabia's Spanish Portrait - Machine exhibition from the
1922. You can see ...

Being There

Eno and Anderson were featured at something called The Imagination
Conference in San Francisco this past weekend (June 8), and since I'm
thousands of miles away, I was glad HotWired announced a week ahead of time
that they'd be carrying the event live.

[…]

Both Eno and Anderson ...

Dataspace/Teaching space/Learning space

Wired UK last issue carried a thinkpiece by Negroponte on the idea that learning
might be a more interesting term than browsing for what we are doing on the net.
This is a great idea, but it still needs some thinking through, of course. In ...

[…]

One artist at the Moscow WWWArt Centre, Aliona, has placed what amounts to a
two-page ad on the Web headed with her own three-word message: "ALL FOR SALE".
The body of the text explains that in other places and at other times maybe
your basic starving artist could afford ...