The Harvard Conference on the Internet and Society was about, well, the
Internet and Society. Most of the speakers promoted their companies'
products, but there was a really interesting closing debate about Cultural
Imperialism moderated by Arthur Miller. At one point, Jacques Attali (the
well-known conservative Franco-American academic) claimed that ...

A new center, C3: Center for Culture & Communication, will be opened on
June 26, 1996 by the Soros Foundation Hungary. As a result of the
collaboration between the Soros Foundation Hungary, Silicon Graphics
Hungarian Liason Office and MATAV (Hungarian Telecommunications Company), C3
will facilitate the expanded exploration of digital ...

*The Arts of Love: Sense and Sensuality in the Global Matrix*

Liking is a form of enjoyment. Wanting is a function of desire's socialisation:
you can only want what you know exists, only want things, commodities, that you
already know – wanting is about repeating a sensation you've had before ...

>What's going on in your neck of the woods?

After a relatively sparse time, things seem to be gathering speed in
London. Theres' a scene, centred around the magazine Mute (run by Simon
Worthington and Pauline Van Moerik Broekman, mute@skyscr.demon.co.uk),
which showcases digital art, and contains ...

The 'Cutting Edge' group is investigating leading edge
developments in design and media technologies, design
and media theories and feminism. There are eight members
of the group, five from the University of Westminster and three
from outside institutions. We have created a forum for research
and the generation and publication ...

In Our Path, by Jeff Gates

A few words from the artist's introduction:

"In 1982 I began to photograph the Century Freeway Corridor in Los
Angeles. Initially, I had no idea what was taking place on this swath of
land. I only wanted to capture the sense of "abandoned suburbia" ...

CINE FANTOM

http://sunsite.cs.msu.su/wwwart/cine
email: aleinikov@glas.apc.org

CINE FANTOM - for ten years it has been synonymous with Russian Parallel
Cinema (underground film scene). It was the name of an independent film
magazine and film festival, and now, we present the CINE FANTOM film ...

Anachronism

Douglas Davis is no stranger to the art world, but by the standards of
anyone's definition of new media art, he's still on getting-to-know-you
terms with at least one of the new media, the Web, where his "Breaking Out
(of the Virtual Closet)" is currently on display. Plans ...

On May 21st and 22nd, in Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy, a gentle
conversation is being organized by Ljubljana Digital Media Lab
with the title "Net.art per se".

The direct context is the festival "Teatro Telematico" that is
dedicated to the crossroads between art and technology in the era of ...

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
discord. sabotage of realities. - week of visual arts Hamburg 1996
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

All interested artists are invited to participate by sending their concepts
to Hamburg. A panel of artists and critics will review the concepts sent and
decide which projects may be realized. Those invited will be assisted
financially in the realization ...

Rhizomistas:

Recently thinking about VRML. Did some info-hunting and turned up a number
of essays by Mark Pesce.

Found myself wondering why the obsession to reproduce the Earth as we know
it…

…wondering why we need a 3-D representation of something [Internet] that is
already an abstraction. Do we need ...

@art gallery
http://gertrude.art.uiuc.edu/@art

S I L E N C E

@art gallery is pleased to announce
the opening of its latest exhibition.

SILENCE, a new web-based artwork
by Stephanie Cunningham, explores gender,
communciaton, and the construction of
identity on the internet.

Cunningham is an early ...

"icon aid" Workshop for the International Design Conference in Aspen 1996

***(Deutscher Text unten)
In the workshop "icon aid" we call upon Web designers to create free navigational
symbols and images for use in individual publishing or home pages. A large part
of the excitement from the Web stems from ...

Telecomedy

Entering Heath Bunting's site via the front door (http://www.cybercafe.org),
you're reminded that, in terms of form at least, an essential element of comedy
is timing. Very few of the very many pages here exceed 3K, and for that alone, Bunting
deserves some sort of grant from ...

At the recommendation of a friend, I just checked out "Implicate Beauty:
Computational Art by Brian Evans"
(http://www.vanderbilt.edu/VUCC/Misc/Art1/Beauty.html).

People often ask me what new media art is. I usually say that it's
contemporary art that uses new media technology. It's an easy ...

perhaps now three modes of the subject in the guise of friend, neighbour
and lover; and three parallel sociabilities of knowledge, economy and art:
knowledge called forth, economy compelled by desire and a yielding to
art's gravity;

thus the universalized homosociality of unitary modern man gives way under
stress to ...