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December 18, 2004 / / communication

… sometimes these days I am a bit behind updating my online readings …. so I just came across this paper at apophenia’s blog (permalink). I like the approach to define blogging as a practice to create a performative space…

continue ... trying to define the liminal

December 18, 2004 / / film
December 17, 2004 / / hybridity

The recent issue of open democracy focuses on the first steps of the european union to open further up its narrow and eurocentric understanding of coexisitence and acceptance. The articles range from future hopes and turquish selfunderstanding to reviews of…

continue ... attempts in cosmopolitanism

December 15, 2004 / / general gap

In her poem Eastern War Time, Adrienne Rich (1991, p. 44) illustrates that such [ethnoautobiographic] imagination, if pursued in its multiplicity and hybridity, is likely a far cry from a retro-romantic return to roots: Memory says: Want to do right?…

continue ... An Atlas of the Difficult World

December 10, 2004 / / media

A book version of the A hacker manifesto of McKenzie Wark has been published recently. The latest online version (5.1) can be found here as html and as pdf here. First monday published an interview, which partly has been conducted,…

continue ... … things that are real but not actual

December 7, 2004 / / communication

The Piet Zwart Institute for Media Design Rotterdam has published under creative commons license the book Guide to Open Content Licenses, which is as well available as a pdf file. The book provides a comprehensive overview of diverse open content…

continue ... Guide to Open Content Licenses

December 6, 2004 / / general gap
December 6, 2004 / / internet

Other Voices is an award-winning, electronic journal of cultural criticism published at the University of Pennsylvania. Founded in March 1997, Other Voices regularly publishes provocative essays, interviews, roundtable discussions, lecture transcriptions, audio lectures, multimedia projects, translations and reviews in the…

continue ... other voices … leading to other places

December 5, 2004 / / general gap

The network aims to support the formation of a new interdisciplinary research community to investigate how the convergent fields of pervasive media and locative media need to evolve in order to support future cultural and creative activities. >> plan via

continue ... PLAN – pervasive and locative arts network

December 1, 2004 / / general gap

An interesting news project – electroniciraq – offers independent news coverage from Iraq. One of the recent post is a longer article on the documentary film: About Baghdad …Upon viewing the film, one can’t help but wonder if voices like…

continue ... voice to Iraqis not represented in the news media

December 1, 2004 / / network structures
November 28, 2004 / / media

This post adresses mainly german readers, as it still happens rarely, that an entire book is soon after its publication free accessible – I am posting here the link to the pdf of Hartmut Winklers Diskursökonomie…. Einen Einblick bietet diese…

continue ... Diskursökonomie – free accessible as pdf

November 24, 2004 / / communication

Smart Laura Marks (former posts) pointed me towards the following inventor of the algorythmic concept: Al-Khwarizmi. He is listed at wikipedia as the developer of the concept of an algorithm in mathematics, and is thus sometimes given the title of…

continue ... algorithmic concepts

November 23, 2004 / / hybridity

… is an upcoming event scheduled for December 6 – 8 2004 to take place at the House of World Cultures, Berlin, and will be concepted around the following question: (link) “Is there something like a reflected indigenousness?” This question…

continue ... Architecture and Identity