Michael Mandiberg
Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Michael Mandiberg is an interdisciplinary artist, scholar, and educator. His work explores systems of exchange, ranging from financial markets to the sharing based peer-production of Free Culture. He sold all of his possessions online on Shop Mandiberg, made perfect copies of copies on AfterSherrieLevine.com, and created web browser plugins that highlight the environmental costs of a global economy on TheRealCosts.com. He is the co-author of Digital Foundations and Collaborative Futures, and editor of The Social Media Reader and Educational Outliers. A recipient of fellowships and commissions from Eyebeam, Rhizome.org, and Turbulence.org, his work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Ars Electronica, ZKM, and Transmediale. He directs the New York Arts Practicum, is an Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and is on the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. He lives and works in Brooklyn; his work lives at Mandiberg.com.
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CriticalDiscourse.net -- "Total Uberzogen" -- Edith Russ Site

just a short note to announce that i just launched a site called "Critical Discourse" (http://CriticalDiscourse.net) as part of the "Total Uberzogen" group exhibition at the Edith Russ Site for Media Art in Oldenburg Germany. in response the exhibitions' theme, the site i have created is a hypothetical literary agency that promotes the work of art critics and writers. there are seventeen other artists/collectives in the show as well. i've included the official release below. hope you enjoy. michael

Total Uberzogen (Completely Covered/Totally Overdone)
Opening Reception: Friday, 29. November 2002, 8 pm
30. November 2002


nerve.com intervention


A new art project has invaded the lively "personals" section of Nerve, the
highbrow online sex site that posts poetry, prose and photography (by the
likes of Janine Godon, Beth B, Nobuyoshi Araki and Richard Kern, to name
only a few). Organized by artists Giovanni Garcia-Fenech (former Artnet
Magazine art-news correspondent) and Jody Hughes, the project involves more
than 40 artists posting their own personals on the online bulletin board at
Nerve.com. Titled "Are Friends Electric," the scheme has the intent of
"confronting the commercialization of personal relationships, exploring the
idea of online identities and maybe trying to pick someone up." One
participant looks suspiciously like a sock puppet and describes him- or
herself as "bigfoot's sex slave"; another answers the survey questions in
haiku, as in "A web art project / Using online personals / Making a point?
Feh." Participants can be found by searching for "afe_".



Re: They Rule II

there are several parallel sets of networks besides the corporate
board... (and these again go back to haacke). each of which is
separate, but thoroughly interlinked. there is the university
presidents/trustees, the museum, large foundations, and of course the
gov't. i love theyrule, but the most dissapointing thing was not
being able to see where the people moved in and out of the gov't. i
remembered a certain number of people, whom i knew had been part of
previous administrations, but it would be nice to be able to see that
connection. wasn't condoleeza rice a board member of chevron, before
she resigned to be national security advisor? i guees, though, that
brings in an element of passing time as well.


>>Yeah, me too. I'm sure if you suggested this to Josh On he could quite
>>easily build it. It's just a database.
>>Then everyone would be able to finally see who went to the same art
>>school as who else. It would be like a Hans Haacke piece, except it
>>would be petty and trivial.
>the info isn't public so the first step would be to gather the info.
>what orgs should be profiled (rhizome, thing, sfmoma, whitney)? will
>it be the boards of the orgs? or directors? or should it be
>bah, to much work.
>+ troikas in baklava
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LA event: Gen Mod Cafe for the Modern Generation

Looking for the newest dining trend in Hollywood? It seems like Gen
Mod cafe at the corner of Las Palmas and Hollywood Blvd. is serving
up the wave of the future, with its wait staff decked out in lab
coats and the plates and cups strangely resembling petri dishes and
test tubes. During the course of the meal, it may come to your
attention that everything served at Gen Mod contains ingredients made
from genetically modified plants. This may make you want to run
screaming -- until you realize that rather than being some bad
science fiction nightmare, Gen Mod is just fessing up to what almost
every other restaurant and grocery store in town is already selling
you. Just about every food you can think of that has corn or soybeans
in it is made from genetically modified organisms. No long-term
testing has been done on possible adverse effects of GMOs, but they
have been introduced into human diets all the same. Biotech companies
are using humans as research subjects without their consent. Gen Mod
tempts diners with delicious cuisine and trendy atmosphere, but begs
the question of whether we all want to be part of this continuing
unregulated research or not. Gen Mod is at 1638 N. Las Palmas Ave.
(in the gallery at Les Deux Cafe) and will be open from 5 till 11PM
on Friday May 24, 2002.

For more information, and directions please go to http://genmod.netfirms.com/

For contact info, email good_burn@hotmail.com