Self-Destruct Mechanism

The X-Factor Conference on experimental media is now on-line:

For the conference, I've written a short piece on "virtual ontologies"
called "Self-Destruct Mechanism." Have a read:

I'm looking forward to your responses.

A note in response to comments on commodities and communication.

Pit and Alexei have made great statements. Things that stand between
people as blockages are:

1. commodities (relationships posing as things)
2. institutions (things posing as relationships, e.g. art)

Things that are more fundamental than these, which are fundamentally ...

[web art project]

author: Igor Stromajer
producer: INTIMA Virtual Base / Creative Intimate Lab
internet service provider: ARNES - Academic and Research Network of
copyright by: INTIMA Virtual Base / Creative Intimate Lab, 1996/97


is a web ...

Reading the contribution of Alexei Shulgin about the subject: "Art,
Power and Communication" I cannot remain silent, just thinking he is

Especially his recommendation: "as an artist change your occupation just
before you became well-known in your sphere and before the movement you
are in starts to create its ...

InterVentionen - cityprojects

7 K

Tatsou Miyaijima
La Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
261, blvd. Raspail
14e Paris

With regard to the cultural shaping of technology, sociologists and
anthropologists state that social and technological change come together
as a packet: if we want to understand either, we must understand both.
In this respect, Tatsou Miyaijima's ...


Webwork by Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead,

Thank you.

October 19 - November 9, 1996


On Saturday, October 19, Postmasters Gallery will open "Password:
Ferdydurke," an exhibition of new multi-media works organized by Tamas

The show will include video, film and slide projections and
installations, digital projects, sound installations and other media.
The artworks ...

Alex Galloway wrote in a recent RHIZOME RAW post:

"I am trying to define a font as separate from a mark (ink, light, etc.)
and thus as sort of list of directions for visual representation."

I think first you need to figure out what writing is, like that's
simple ...

On 1 December, World AIDS Day 1996, ArtAIDS and WWW projects around the
world will be mailing their viewers and hosting special projects that
mark "a day without art" in cyberspace.

ArtAIDS has been operating since 1 Dec, 1994 as an ongoing Internet
project which commemorates and celebrates the fight ...

last friday mr. Bunting from London and elsewhere gave a lecture at
Wolliner Str. 12. Mitte organzed by luxus-cont & netlab_berlin, a
semi-private place with around 50 visitors.

later Heath was asked "what do you do against _commodification_?" he
answered with a description of one of his projects which ...


26 October 1996

Showroom Independent Cinema
Paternoster Row
Sheffield, UK

Jayne Loader will demonstrate PUBLIC SHELTER on CD-ROM for the first
time in the UK. This exclusive masterclass provides a unique insight to
the production of digital documentary.

Director of the ...

For me youth culture means immediate expression or using media which
require little technical know how and allow a minimal budget. Maybe
that's why the fanzines are so numerous (more than 120!), engaging and

E-zines already require more technology (=money) and more know how, but
still allow informal expression ...

To coincide with the symbolic exhumation of Artaud's inert body being
brought about by the upcoming show of his works at the Museum of Modern
Art, F.P.U. will conduct a month long installation project, involving a
mixture of performance, telecommunications and video-observation. We
will map the physical/ephemeral ...

Kevin Slavin wrote in response to a recent RHIZOME RAW discussion:

There are certain questions Alex Galloway raises that I don't quite
understand. He wrote that HTML and computer fonts are alike because
"both are a set of instructions for the compilation of contents: fonts
compile and represent digitized texts ...

In response to the pervasive need for a public forum at the juncture of
media and culture, we announce IMMEDIACY, a quarterly on-line journal.

Material will be selected and edited by a collective of Media
Studies/New School for Social Research graduate students maintaining an
active dialogue with a broad ...