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Re: video projector on steam/vapor??

don't think it was this but blast theory used water vapour for the
projections in desert rain

On Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at 09:12 PM, sgp wrote:

> Hi all,
> Awhile back someone on one of these email lists sent out a message
> about a project that uses a thin sheet of steam/vapor or something
> rather invisible that was then used for projection. The unit - there
> was a website - looked like a bigger projector. A thin slit on the
> unit created an effect on the air above it. A projection was then cast
> onto it. Vague memory, sorry.
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> [sgp]
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Re: e-voting and election connections

not sure if you saw this Ryan - an article from The Register back in

...Back at Rebuilding Iraq 2, Klein tells us: "At the
Microsoft-sponsored cocktail reception in the Galaxy Ballroom that
evening, Robert Dees urges us 'to network on behalf of the people of
Iraq.'" According to the conference agenda, Microsoft is a Platinum
Sponsor, whereas HP is a mere "supporter." Klein reports that Microsoft
is helping develop e-government in Iraq, "which Dees admits is a little
ahead of the curve, since there is no g-government in Iraq--not to
mention functioning phones lines."

On Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at 07:45 PM, Ryan Griffis wrote:

> lengthy story in Wired that showed up as a top link in
> the blogosphere, at least some people are reading
> about this...
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Re: o]-[- The Fourth Age of Sand...

Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so
mindboggingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some
thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the
non-existence of God. The argument goes something like this: 'I refuse
to prove that I exist,' says God, 'for proof denies faith, and without
faith I am nothing.' 'But,' says Man, 'The Babel fish is a dead
giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you
exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED.' 'Oh
dear,' says God, 'I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly vanished in a
puff of logic. 'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on
to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra

Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1978
a web version of the guide :

On Thursday, April 1, 2004, at 06:42 PM, wrote:

> o]-[- The Fourth Age of Sand ]-8[o
> ]-[-[:] [:]-]-[
> - 01.04.04 - 19:42:24
> 'I suspect that as we move further and further into the field of
> digital or artificial life we will find more and more unexpected
> properties begin to emerge out of what we see happening and that this
> is a precise parallel to the entities we create around ourselves to
> inform and shape our lives and enable us to work and live together.
> Therefore, I would argue that though there isn't an actual god there
> is an artificial god and we should probably bear that in mind.'
> (Douglas Adams 1998)
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hey manik - didn't international terrorism produce terrorism ?
(directly from government - i'm not referring to any 'recognised'
'terrorist' organisations) i don't see how you can scapegoat joy's work
in this context, it's already been re-represented (pepsi) or
re-interpreted by quite a few people who were purely outraged by the
censorship of a painting which drew inspiration from an original image

i didnt see any replies to your email about the virtual memorial - and
since the last bomb attack (in Mitrovica, Baghdad or Madrid depending
on the news feed) your words have rung louder in my ears.. each hideous
advance of war has prompted more and more of us to make work around the
continued assault by western powers, fundamentalist religions and the
filtered versions of the 'news', but how or where or do we publish it ?
(by it's nature the work we have all been making here is tainted, and
lets face it, we're all lucky enough to have modems and working

i've turned off my 'home' page and made protest work, through 9/11, the
continued arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Colin Powells speech for war
at the UN etc etc - but how much does this do ? these are all very
temporary in time/politic/history context but the continued 'memorial'
idea is becoming a real problem to me; bombs stop for no-one and the
victims are continually forgotten, second by second, minute by minute..
no insult to Agricole for his work, but the need to continually add to
the memorial is becoming interminable

still no news on the bbc here about the Mitrovica

with much respect

On Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at 08:51 PM, manik wrote:

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> Tonight