Mushon Zer-Aviv
Since 2002
Works in Tel-Aviv United States of America

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BIO
Mushon Zer-Aviv is a designer, an educator and a media activist from Tel-Aviv, based in NY. His work explores media in public space and the public space in media. In his creative research he focuses on the perception of territory and borders and the way they are shaped through politics, culture, networks and the World Wide Web. He is the co-founder of Shual.com - a foxy design studio; ShiftSpace.org - an open source layer above any website; YouAreNotHere.org - a dislocative tourism agency; Kriegspiel - a computer game based on Guy Debord’s Game of War; and the Tel Aviv node of the Upgrade international network. Mushon is an honorary resident at Eyebeam - an art and technology center in New York. He teaches new media research at NYU and open source design at Parsons the New School of Design.
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OPPORTUNITY

The ShiftSpace Commissions Program


Deadline:
Mon Feb 25, 2008 00:00

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What interface would you create on top of any website?
What information trail would you choose through the web?

Turbulence has commissioned ShiftSpace and now ShiftSpace commissions you. Ten development grants, of up to $2,000, will be granted to individuals and collectives using ShiftSpace as a platform.

While the Internet's design is widely understood to be open and distributed, control over how users interact online has given us largely centralized and closed systems. ShiftSpace is an Open Source platform that attempts to subvert this trend by providing a new public space on the web. By pressing the [Shift] + [Space] keys, a ShiftSpace user can invoke a new meta layer above any web page to browse and create additional interpretations, contextualizations and interventions using various authoring tools.

Please watch the video and visit the commissions site to find out more.


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The Right to Flash - A petiton demanding equal Flash rights for Right-To-Left languages


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The Right to Flash - A petiton demanding equal Flash rights for Right-To-Le=
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The Right to Flash is the initiative of Amir Dotan (London, UK), Mushon
Zer-Aviv (Tel-Aviv, Israel) and Naim Kamel (Ramallah, Palestine). It was
launched in July 2003 in order to make sure the middle east, doesn't get
left behind the development of the internet, believing it to be a powerful
tool for overcoming differences and for new methods of communication. In the
case of Flash both Palestinian users and Israeli users are united by the
similarity of our languages, both unfortunately left behind by Macromedia=
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Flash MX technology.

Exerpt from the petition:
"...Macromedia Flash does not support Right-to-left languages. It is broken
and needs to be fixed. It currently doesn't meet the standards we've come to
expect from a company, which constantly expresses a commitment to show the
world 'what the web can be'..."

We believe The Right to Flash is universal and shouldn't be restricted by
cultures or languages. We look forward to start speaking Flash in our own
languages and to fully use its potential to make the web all that it can be.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION ON: http://www.the-right-to-flash.com

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