_Mediascape_ at the Guggenheim Museum in Soho is a disappointment. It
suffers from an overabundance of works that say very little. A word of
caution: upon entering the Guggenheim, do not become ensnared in the
misplaced logic of Nam June Paik's human trap, _Megatron_. This work
affirms the fact that ...

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
261 boulevard Raspil 75014 Paris

In 'by night', the sleepy hours between sunset and dawn are explored
through the art of 80 artists ranging from Lewis Carol , Victor Hugo,
Brassi, Henri Michaux, Felician Ropes, Weegee up to Bill Viola, Larry
Clark, Nan Goldin and Christian ...

This painintheneck is an appeal to writers to "learn the tools." Too many people,
especially in Germany, seem to be talking and writing about new media without
being actively involved. Even sadder, some people are working for the new media
industry as mere suppliers of intellectual raw material. Because ...

Thinking Aloud

1. Rivers and Bridges
Even as a ready made image, the bridge is quite a broad metaphor,
easily interpreted in a metaphor-hungry world. […] We try to discover
new words, finding references to reveal the mechanisms of the
medialized world - the global feedback, where past-less, reference-less
yet very ...

*Sound Aphorisms*

When Edison made the first recording, the deaf man reciting Mary Had a Little
Lamb for the child he could scarcely hear, he instantly doubled the quantity of
sounds in the world.

Nowadays the sound environment is almost entirely non-natural.

Making a noise is a mark of power ...

The Guggenheim (Soho) re-opened yesterday as high-tech-outpost amidst an
orgy of corporate happy talk from sponsors Deutsche Telekom and Ennell
(Italian Electric). The point of the day seemed less about art than
getting the ambitious project off the ground and the doors open. On that
score, it probably should be ...

3 most important institutions for New Media Art in Norway are:

Kunstakademiet i Trondheim (KIT) has a dep artment for INTERMEDIA

The important guy there is Jeremy Welsh. He has just applied ...

(e~scape museum)

Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
*June 13 - June 30 1996*

Opening June 13, 19:00 hours local time:
Guests: Arthur and Marielouise Kroker (CAN)
Music and Live-scanning: Scanner (UK)
Virtual guests: Critical Art Ensemble (USA)

e~scape museum is ...

Picabia - 1922
@ Centre Georges Pompidou
May 8 - June 30

Picabia : portraying subjectivity as mechanical process

What might be another unacknowledged artistic predecessor to pomo academics
and the "science fictions" of Baudrillard, Haraway, Debord, Gibson, Ballard
and Dick? Answer: Picabia's Spanish Portrait - Machine exhibition from the
1922. You can see ...

Being There

Eno and Anderson were featured at something called The Imagination
Conference in San Francisco this past weekend (June 8), and since I'm
thousands of miles away, I was glad HotWired announced a week ahead of time
that they'd be carrying the event live.


Both Eno and Anderson ...

The Harvard Conference on the Internet and Society was about, well, the
Internet and Society. Most of the speakers promoted their companies'
products, but there was a really interesting closing debate about Cultural
Imperialism moderated by Arthur Miller. At one point, Jacques Attali (the
well-known conservative Franco-American academic) claimed that ...

Dataspace/Teaching space/Learning space

Wired UK last issue carried a thinkpiece by Negroponte on the idea that learning
might be a more interesting term than browsing for what we are doing on the net.
This is a great idea, but it still needs some thinking through, of course. In ...


One artist at the Moscow WWWArt Centre, Aliona, has placed what amounts to a
two-page ad on the Web headed with her own three-word message: "ALL FOR SALE".
The body of the text explains that in other places and at other times maybe
your basic starving artist could afford ...

A new center, C3: Center for Culture & Communication, will be opened on
June 26, 1996 by the Soros Foundation Hungary. As a result of the
collaboration between the Soros Foundation Hungary, Silicon Graphics
Hungarian Liason Office and MATAV (Hungarian Telecommunications Company), C3
will facilitate the expanded exploration of digital ...

*The Arts of Love: Sense and Sensuality in the Global Matrix*

Liking is a form of enjoyment. Wanting is a function of desire's socialisation:
you can only want what you know exists, only want things, commodities, that you
already know – wanting is about repeating a sensation you've had before ...

>What's going on in your neck of the woods?

After a relatively sparse time, things seem to be gathering speed in
London. Theres' a scene, centred around the magazine Mute (run by Simon
Worthington and Pauline Van Moerik Broekman, mute@skyscr.demon.co.uk),
which showcases digital art, and contains ...