sondheimography digest x5: frank x1, sondheim x4

frank <bitte@...>
     Re: <nettime> sondheimogram [x4: looking/whirr, when, check out 2L,

Alan Sondheim <sondheim@...>
     theory packed analysis
     Weather, Sync, and Physics in SL from yesterday 
     The Newborn Age     
     (My review of Jon's Marshall's book among other things): RCCS: 

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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:32:40 +0100
From: frank <bitte@...>
Subject: Re: <nettime> sondheimogram [x4: looking/whirr, when, check out 2L,

wtf?

Alan Sondheim schrieb:

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> Alan Sondheim <sondheim@...>
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>      looking for aylan whirr whirr whirr     
>      when the meet  
>      Check out installation in Second Life by DC Spensley (fwd)
>      Complaynte of Numbers 
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Junghua Liu | 1 Feb 03:10 2009
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A Wi-Fi art project


Hi,

My name is Jung-Hua Liu and my art project is about visualizing Wi-Fi
network into colourful landscape portrait.

The aim of this project is to construct a collaborative website where
wireless internet connection is used as an artistic medium.

Besides my fieldwork in different cities to collect the Wi-Fi
information, we also invite Wi-Fi users to connect and take part on
this innovative project.

Any participant simply needs to provide the number of their wireless
rooter, which is available for everyone and does not involve
disclosing any kind of private or secure information.

Each of these numbers is then converted into colours which are
reflected by the specific location of the users.

Having various users connecting to the project will automatically
produce something like a wi-fi abstract paintings, working
simultaneously in cyberspace and the real world.

This project depends then on the participation of wi-fi users. It will
become ever more complex and fascinating as more people connect from
different locations.

If you want to become part of this exciting live wi-fi abstract
painting, please follow to links below to enter my website and connect
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Patrice Riemens | 1 Feb 11:33 2009
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Anthony d'Andrea: Goa: Drugs, Terror and Noise: The New Regime of Rave Surveillance

original to: http://globalraver.blogspot.com/
31 January 2009

Drugs, Terror and Noise: The New Regime of Rave Surveillance (in Goa)

Unusual things happened in the trance scene in Goa (India) this season. I
start with an apparently trivial story. The police arrested a group of
party promoters led by a German and a Russian DJ in the remote beach of
Morjim this last January 11. Nothing really different here, had they been
caught selling drugs (which was not the case). Since the early 2000s, the
government has largely eradicated the trance scene, but smaller secret
parties still take place under informal agreements among villagers, cops
and expatriates. In any case, whenever the police raid these unauthorized
events, the same outcome is expected: Western party promoters get away
with a warning, perhaps losing the sound system, if not paying baksheesh
(institutional bribe).

However, the recent January arrest was different. To the best of my
knowledge, this was the first time that Western party promoters have been
arrested on charges of public disorder, as defined in the "Noise Pollution
Rules" – a not-so-new law (2000) that bans unauthorized audio events from
public spaces between 22:00 to 6:00. Ironical, as Goa police has only
recently opened its very first anti-narcotics division...

As an additional twist, Goa authorities have been monitoring the trance
scene within wider concerns with terrorism. Goa is a top tourist
destination, in addition to boasting a significant Christian heritage.
Considering the terrorist attacks in Bali, Egypt and Mumbai, it is somehow
surprising that Goa has not been hit. Tight community oversight of their
rural surroundings seems to be working as a strong preventive.
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John Jordan | 2 Feb 19:37 2009
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Fwd: [labofii] fwd: The People v The Banksters: A mass snow ball fight in the City

> The People v The Banksters: A mass snow ball fight in the City
> 
> They play with our money we play in the snow!
> 
> Rumours are abounding about a mass snow ball fight between The  
> People and The Banksters in the City of London tommorow.
> 
> Text messages inviting people are bouncing around like snow balls  
> and bail outs. It looks like its going to be big..
> 
> 6.4 million of us did not got work today..we decided to play in the  
> snow instead.... how many will spread that spirit of play to the  
> financial district tomorrow..?
> 
> TOMORROW
> 
> 3rd Feb - 1pm Royal Bank of Scotland, Bishops Gate, City of London.
> 
> see you there, put the gloves on and keep it fluffy like snow..
> 
???
> 
> 
> 
> 
???
> lab of ii e-list
> http://www.labofii.net
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John Jordan | 2 Feb 19:37 2009
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Fwd: [labofii] fwd: The People v The Banksters: A mass snow ball fight in the City


The People v The Banksters: A mass snow ball fight in the City

They play with our money we play in the snow!

Rumours are abounding about a mass snow ball fight between The People
and The Banksters in the City of London tommorow.

Text messages inviting people are bouncing around like snow balls and
bail outs. It looks like its going to be big..

6.4 million of us did not got work today..we decided to play in the
snow instead.... how many will spread that spirit of play to the
financial district tomorrow..?

TOMORROW

3rd Feb - 1pm Royal Bank of Scotland, Bishops Gate, City of London.

see you there, put the gloves on and keep it fluffy like snow..

???

???
lab of ii e-list
http://www.labofii.net

To unsubscribe -
http://lists.riseup.net/www/sigrequest/labofii

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INFOACTIVISM: Giving relief that edge, via maps and GIS -- Sandra Sudhoff (France)

Giving relief that edge, via maps and GIS -- Sandra Sudhoff (France)
_

French NGO CartONG uses mapping and GIS. So what, you might ask. It's
goal is unusual: to offer info-management services to relief
organisations. It also uses geo-spacial data to manage displaced
populations.

At cartong.org, Sandra Sudhoff is the Information Manager. She's keen
on developing web mapping for advocacy.

Likewise, she's also spearheading an initiative called GeONG. It's
goal is to link diverse French humanitarian organisations in the
fields of GIS and mapping.

FN: Could you explain cartong.org in brief? It's history and current focus?

CartONG is a non-profit organization registered in France since Fall
2006 and based in Chambery.

[Chambéry (Italian: Ciamberì or Sciamberì) is the capital of the
department of Savoie, France. It has been the historical capital of
the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V of Savoy made
it his seat of power.]

CartONG provides information management services and GIS to
humanitarian relief organizations. Its specialisation lies in using
geo-spatial data to manage displaced populations.

FN: Tell us about some of your projects?
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eyescratch | 6 Feb 00:58 2009
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which has not been properly recycled because
it landed in the wrong bin:

http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-9908/msg00029.html

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Holford-Lovell, Donna | 1 Feb 14:46 2009
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the ?Cathedral? and the ?Bazaar??

Dear All

It would be great to get you opinion on the following:

I am looking at open source and implementing this metaphor to a curatorial
practice. What effect would this have on exhibiting artists? Would the
audience benefit?

Also anyone with an interest in Eric S. Raymond?s free software development
model. I would like to know the following:

   1. What are your personal views about the ?Cathedral? and the ?Bazaar??

   2. If you subscribe to one of these models how much of it applies to the
whole of your life?

   3. Do you jump from one to another to suit your needs?

   4. Besides in a software engineering world, can the Cathedral and the
Bazaar be seen any where else? or could it be applied to something else?

I believe we need to get art out of its Cathedral ? could this metaphor
work?

Many thanks
Donna  

--

The University of Abertay Dundee is a charity registered in Scotland, No:SC016040
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Afro Max | 1 Feb 17:51 2009

It's a pity we only exist in the future - Goethe Institut Nairobi - curated by African Maximalism

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A show on public space in Nairobi, hosted by the Goethe-Institut 
Nairobi, curated by African Maximalism . Opening 13th February 2009

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Art, understood as an imaginative representation of the world, is not 
only an integral part of everyday life, but can also be seen as a 
barometer of intellectual freedom. Art in the public sphere, that is the 
performing of cultural expressions in public, is a further distillation 
of this and a critical indicator of a culturally healthy society.

Nairobi, a vibrant city and a leading African metropolis, pulsates with 
a wealth of new forms of cultural expression, many of which exist beyond 
the frontiers of conventional institutions. 'It's a pity that we only 
exist in the future' is an exploration of the city's terrain with the 
aim of representing these fascinating phenomena within the context of a 
discourse about public space.

This is by no means an exhaustive show, but rather a sample of the 
city's cultural nuggets. From matatus to community radio, from art 
performance to grassroots TV, from rappers to mobile photographers, we 
try to showcase the spectrum of culture on offer. The show will be 
accompanied by a series of informal PsychoSafaris (discussions and 
excursions). 'It's a pity that we only exist in the future' is curated 
by African Maximalism, an open source movement.

www.african-maximalism.org
nairobinow.wordpress.com
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Defending P2P and digital rights

In light of the seriousness of the attacks on digital rights that are
currently being pacted, to a greater or lesser degree, by the governments
of the European community, and given that a summit of Ministers for
Industry is set to take place on February 17, we believe it is extremely
important for all of the agents involved in the front line fight for the
defence of digital freedoms to reach a consensus on a series of common
points.

At the bottom you will find the link to a document that we've been working
on recently (a more detailed version in Spanish can be found at
http://molinapirateblogspot.com). We hope that it will  be a first step
towards creating a European platform that can coordinate all the work and
effort going into this struggle.

It may be difficult at first, but we think that if we all start circulating
the material, we could eventually reach a consensus on consistent,
recurring claims that we can use to "harrass" industry and government
propaganda and reach out to and involve civil society.

The original document, adapted to the specific situation in Spain,  was
used to launch a twitter campaign on January 19, demanding the resignation
of the Spanish Minister of Culture, Cesar Molina, for his attacks on P2P
networks and his attempts to introduce the warning system in force in
France.

This campaign (which we invite you to participate in ;-) is being extremely
successful. Hundreds of slogans have already been written, and will be used
to create a viral video to be launched on father's day - because parents
are the pirates ;-) .

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Gmane