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*Face Value*

Notes on social media and self-exchange.

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DEAF96 - Wiretap 2.9
Webbed Workspaces and Artist Programmers

Sunday, 22 September 1996, 14.00 - 17.00 hrs

The electronic networks are increasingly used as interactive, multi-user
and translocal workspaces which artists are discovering for their own
projects, as spaces for developing and elaborating projects as well as for
the ...

"Inside Out" File Under Olympics Narrative / Marketing Scheme

"In a provocative interview in the current New Yorker, NBC Sports
researcher Nicholas Schiavone reveals that the age old "nature vs. nurture"
argument fuels the network's Olympics coverage."

"In more than 10,000 interviews over six years that helped NBC mold ...

A new Bulletin Board discussion area is up on The THING web site for the
discussion of the theme : IMMERSIVE IDEALS / CRITICAL DISTANCES

at: http://www.thing.net/thingnyc/msgboard.html

The issue(s) under consideration : an examination of the affinity between
art based in Virtual Reality (VR) and previous ...

Virtual Worlds Within the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival

(Atlanta, July 31, 1996) The Olympic Arts Festival today announced the
installation on the Internet of 'Worlds Within', the three-dimensional virtual
world created by the Austrian and German artists of Van Gogh TeleVision. In
'Worlds Within', people from every country and culture ...

Tuesday we went to the opening performance of Tod Machover's 4 1/2 million
dollar interactive music installation/performance at Lincoln Center. The
work has three parts. In the first part you and a large crowd wander
around a plastic dendrite & ganglion forest designed to be a
cyber-amusement arcade ...

DEAF96 Symposium - Digital Territories
19 September 1996, 10.00 - 18.00 hrs
Rotterdam, Lantaren/Venster Theatre

The DEAF96 Symposium takes the thematic triangle of architecture, urban
culture, and electronic networks indicated by the title, 'Digital
Territories', and investigates their mutual relationships and the impact
they have on each other. This ...

indexes.html
or Multiple Identity

Homepage is one's identity in the Net. The first impression of a
homepage often crucially affects our wish to go deeper into it.
A human being can't have different faces at a discretion, a book can't
have different covers simultaneously, a song or film can't ...

COMMISSION - CALL FOR ARTISTS PROPOSALS

Channel, the national Internet network of media arts organisations, is
calling for artists' proposals for internet projects that explore the theme
of the digital or imaginary city.

Artists Fee

Spooky on the Net

Listening to Sonic Net's "Cybercast" of the Soundlab Anchorage party from
earlier this month, I'm developing great sympathy for Astronauts. This
must be what it's like to listen to music aboard the space shuttle
Columbia.

I've gone to Soundlab's parties since Christmas, when they were thrown ...

HILUS end-of-the-month Info-Cocktails

"Wir drinken und blinken mit Dir im Hilus buero…"

At the end of each month, beginning July 31, 1996, HILUS intermediale
Projektforschung (research group), in Vienna, will open the door to their
information platform to host an evening cocktail and give guided Internet
tours on selected Info-Topics ...

Last night I had a strange dream.

Representatives of the Berlin Cultural Institutions came together to put some
money in a pot and found a NETLAB. After Linz, Vienna, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt,
Cologne, Paris, London and New York already established their new media
institutions, it was time to decide that the ...

Austria can be best described as a No-Scene-Zone. Many people trying
hard to get projects going (some of them are quite good), but overall not much
happens here, especially nothing that could be called a "scene." People
quarrel and generally give each other a hard time (the main issues ...

Intelligent Agents in the Societies of Control

In his article "Meshworks, Hierarchies and Interfaces", Manuel De Landa
depicts a bright future of autonomous software agents, which will lead to
an individualization of working places through their ability to adapt to the
individual users demands. Although in the last paragraph he ...

Dear Mark,

Remember how you asked me to take a look at "www.jodi.org" and let
you know what I thought of it? Here it is:

You go in there and a black screen with dense lines of
indecipherable, red script comes up. The lines are rhythmically ...

Jason Spingarn-Koff's
"Abducted /Interactive/"

In the early days of film, many small and rural cinemas had only one
projector. After a reel was finished, the crowd waited for whomever was up
in the booth to remove the take-up reel, put on the new one, and re-thread
the machine. So ...