Jim Andrews
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Works in Victoria Canada

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Jim Andrews does http://vispo.com . He is a poet-programmer and audio guy. His work explores the new media possibilities of poetry, and seeks to synthesize the poetical with other arts and media.
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Re: Doh!


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BlankI believe it is better to kill a dictator and his immediate accomplices
so that the innocent civilians suffering death/torture/opression can have
the opportunity to heal themselves.

There does not seem to be much disagreement that Hussein is "the Hitler
of the Euphrates", as a Znet writer called him. What is disagreed on is the
state of his weaponry. That Iraq, given Hussein leads it, should not be
allowed to possess weapons of mass destruction is relatively clear. But
equally as clear, Wally, is that the Muslim world has been vocal in opposing
a unilateral USA attack of Iraq. And not just the Muslim world, but even the
allies of the USA have voiced objections to a unilateral USA attack of Iraq.
No one seems to be disagreeing with the notion that the size of Iraq's fangs
must be determined and if they are relatively large, defanged.

But the world is objecting, Wally, to unilateral excercise of USA power
in Iraq. Not because anybody is supportive of Hussein's dictatorship.

The USA needs to be a strong leader, by virtue of its power, in
establishing and following international law. Not ruling by military
strength and disregarding international law.

We respect leaders who lead for the benefit of the group and recognize
that their own interests are placed in jeopardy when they act unilaterally
in opposition to the group. They are leaders no more when they act this way;
their power is diminished by people distrusting them and not wishing to
cooperate with them.

The world might well be better off with Hussein dead, but it is not the
place of the USA to make it so against voices to the contrary from
governments around the world. It is a global issue.

ja

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not just the Muslim world, but even the allies of the USA have voiced=

objections to a unilateral USA attack of Iraq. No one seems to be
disagreeing with the notion&nbsp;that the size of Iraq's fangs must be=

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Wally, to unilateral excercise of USA power in
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virtue
of its power, in establishing and following international law. Not ruli=
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military strength and disregarding international law.
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DISCUSSION

Re: Resolution to Authorize Artistic Acts of Mediation


That's a committed and concerned perspective, Ruth, thanks.

Also, best wishes to Randall; though I was somewhat critical, you do say things that should be
said, and you say them with hope and force, which may be more important, as Ruth points out,
than the things I criticized.

ja

> I have been creating a website documenting my participation and witnessing
> of the march to stop the war against Iraq in London on 28th September. It's
> turned into a real sweat. From what I see, lots of artists are struggling
> (with various degrees of success) to engage with and reflect their
> experiences of the current international conflict....

DISCUSSION

Arteroids 2.03 (shoot-em-up game pome)


Regina Celia Pinto has published, as of tonight, some stuff we've worked on together for the
last few weeks at http://www.arteonline.arq.br/museu/news.htm . She translated a major portion
of the Arteroids (Shockwave) interface into Portuguese. She and Carmen Penido also fully
translated my essay "Games, Play, Po, Art, and Arteroids 2.03", all of which is available in
English and Portuguese from the above link. Regina also did an extensive interview with me
about Arteroids and working methods more generally.

For those who haven't suffered it, Arteroids is a shoot-em-up game pome for the Web well-suited,
perhaps, to Rhizome correspondents.

Many thanks to Regina and Carmen. A writer's joy at being translated is considerable and odd.

ja

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DISCUSSION

Re: Resolution to Authorize Artistic Acts of Mediation


Ha. That it were true.

Napier is in New York, by the way Randall, not San Francisco.

"The Secretary, as head of the US Department of Art and Technology and chief media arts advisory
for the Federal Government, represents the United States in aesthetic and cultural matters
generally and gives advice and opinions to the President and to the heads of the executive
departments of the Government when so requested."

ha ha ha

That government is out of control and would never appoint or request the opinion of anyone who
took it upon themselves to seek their removal from office.

ja