Sarah Cook
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Between Spaces: On's "Beam Me Up"

Hello Rhizome readers and Claire,
Thanks very much for the feature on Beam Me Up, which I really enjoyed. I wanted to just note a few clarifications and point readers to some new content:
I think first I should say that I didn't curate/commission all of the content on the site, but am thrilled to have been one of the six invited guest curators to commission new art works and new essays by Reinhard Storz and the team at You can see the full list of the other curators and their contributions here:
I also think that Beam Me Up is not wholly uninterested in categorization, even while it is trying to break down some of the boundaries between disciplines by giving scientists and artists the same platform on which they can post their ideas. You can select from the icons on the right-hand side of the page to filter the contents categorically, which range from art to cultural science, natural science, field studies, essays, narration, poetry and movies. You can also participate in 'guest-curating' a selection from the commissioned works, and uploading that to the 'guided tours' section of the website, just email your ideas along!
Lastly, I wanted to point out that Dr. Jayanne English's full essay accompanying the animation is now online and that Jamie O'Shea's shrine to the Martian Phoenix Lander is icing over daily, and you don't want to miss the moment when telematic communication becomes impossible and the webcam stops transmitting!

Thanks again,


letter to the Walker in support of Steve Dietz and Gallery 9

(please forward)

Dear all,

Please add your name to our open letter to Kathy Halbreich, Walker Art
Center director, in response to the dismissal of curator Steve Dietz
and the termination of programming in the new media initiatives

On the site you can also download a plain version of the letter to
print on your own letterhead and post.


Sarah Cook, curator and co-editor
CRUMB: The Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss


Interactivity and new media art symposium webstream

The Ottawa Art Gallery Presents:


International Symposium

Saturday, 23 November 2002, 1-5 pm (UTC/GMT -5 hours)

streamed live on the net at

The symposium addresses models, methods, issues, developments and
limitations in the burgeoning field of interactive arts.

Max Dean (Canada)
Sabine Himmelsbach (Germany)
Michelle Hirschhorn (U.K.)
Tom Sherman (Canada, U.S.)
moderator: Renee Baert

Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Max Dean, curated by Renee Baert
and presented at The Ottawa Art Gallery from October 24, 2002 - January
5, 2003.

for more information:
The Ottawa Art Gallery, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, tel: (613) 233-8699