February 28, 2005 / / comment

An upcoming event about Ruins of Modernity looks at the symptoms and effects ruination stands for especially in the dialectical process modernity is related to – as a steady shifting between mythology and self – destruction. Included in the presentations…

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February 27, 2005 / / hybridity

… as some excerpts from the known text of Marc Augés (1995) link me to the online project by visual lab (Berlin no-space image on the right from their project database), which undertakes the effort to do a research between…

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February 25, 2005 / / communication

Interesting point to focus on: for the second time ars electronica 2005 will have a section on ‘Digital Communities’. According to the enclosed statement of Howard Rheingold the skill to form digital communities and impact they have can not be…

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February 24, 2005 / / general gap

Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite took the following six images Jan. 18, 2005 – approximately three weeks after the devastating tsunami hit the west coast of the Aceh province, Sumatra. The images show tidal wave damage to agricultural fields, shorelines, bridges,…

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February 23, 2005 / / general gap

This review (for which to read one sorrily has to be a member of rhizome) on transmediale works and intentions brought me back to rethink the works, which ironically were set up in a smaller passage way between the main…

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February 23, 2005 / / general gap

… a proposal of temporary shelters using outlet air for the survival of homeless people … There is “tension” between a host and its parasite, since the host endeavours to get rid of the foreign body, while the parasite employs…

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February 22, 2005 / / gender

Nebula, 1996, Helen Chadwick, image via It is a positive surprise to find Helen Chadwick quite a few times listed and recent publications on her work, thus memorizing the special sensation an encounter with her work left at the time,…

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February 21, 2005 / / general gap

Natalie Jeremijenko’s work merges engineering, biology and art to explore socio-political hot spots along the fault line where design meets information meets society. An interview with her is available at WorldChanging. It shows well the attitude of her work and…

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February 21, 2005 / / media

This website on photographers and pioneers in animation shows a reversal of Muybridge‘s exact analysis of movement and reanimates single still images into an ongoing process like in work, rest & play , also look for horse in motion and…

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February 20, 2005 / / film

Hany Abu-Assad’s film Paradise now , which follows for the period of 24 hours two friends living during an oppressive political crisis, who seek to make choices that will impact on a future they no longer believe in, has attracted…

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February 16, 2005 / / media

imagine a position amidst – quite there: … from this generated tapestry of visualisations emerges the projection engendered on the screen within … The following is an excerpt from an text by Norman Klein published on the new journal format…

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February 13, 2005 / / general gap

Looking up a favorite quote I have kept in mind for a while … “In considering perception, we shall not say, for example, ‘I see a tree,’ because the tree [as such] is not within our explanatory system. At best,…

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February 8, 2005 / / media

via alternet.org: WMD: The Movie Synopsis: There were two wars going on in Iraq – one was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs and a fearsome military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists…

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February 8, 2005 / / media

another controversial film ‘The Hamburg Cell’ commissioned by Britain’s Channel 4 and co-produced by CBC Television explores the lives of the men behind the horrific terror attacs. It is worth to read this review to get an impression.

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