Summer of Furthertxt!!!

Posted by Charlotte Frost | Fri Jun 11th 2004 8:24 a.m.

Summer Furthertxt is here....

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And its all about breaking things!!!

Dyske Suematsu wants to break some traditions in Western knowledge...
Oliver Ressler wants to break us into the way he thinks and the way he
works...
Nick Lambert wants to break the canon and reinsert early computer art by
revisiting some old ground...
And I have broken out of the editorial slot to hint at some new directions
for Furthertxt in the future...

Having recently broken my nose, it seemed a good time to think about breaks
in general, and how disjunction can create not just new paths but whole new
ways of traversing those paths!

Dyske Suematsu is a writer based in NYC. He received his undergraduate
degree from School of Visuals Arts in Fine Arts and has created
AllLookSame.com, URLDJ.com, and PainInTheEnglish.com. His artwork
"NETABSTRACTION" was shown at 2001 New York Digital Salon and 2003 Boston
Cyberarts Festival (Transcodex). This text looks at the wider knowledge we
should all be attempting to gain and use in our understandings of new media.

Oliver Ressler carries out exhibitions, site specific projects in public
space and videos on issues such as racism, the economy, genetic engineering
and forms of resistance. His recent ongoing exhibition project "Alternative
Economics, Alternative Societies" has been realized in Galerija Skuc in
Ljubljana and Kunstraum Lueneburg and this interview provides valuable
insight into his work.

Dr Nick Lambert works at the CACHe Project, Birkbeck College, studying the
origins of British Computer Art. This is the 2nd part of the article which
we featured in the last issue looking at Computer Art's status as an art
form, its origins and some unexplored facets of its history.

Charlotte Frost is the editor of Furthertxt, regularly writes for Rhizome,
and has written for Mute and Net Art Review. Current research involves
list-serves having made a selection for Low-Fi and she will discuss the
subject at ISEA 2004. This text is a little look at why text is so important
to net art, and a hint at what's next for Furthertxt....

Charlotte Frost :~) Furthertxt Editor

http://www.furthertxt.org

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