:: Saturday, July 24, 2004 ::

The ICHIM - International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting - will start its 8th edition on August 30th in Berlin at the "Haus der Kulturen der Welt".

The conference has been devoted to the digitization of cultural heritage but this year you will see that there is a focus on the emergence of new digital art forms.

For those lucky enough to be near Berlin by the end of August or already registered for the conference I would suggest the workshops:
- "Sound Design for Museum Exhibitions" by Luc Martinez, from MEDIALOFT
- "Realtime Technologies, physical interfaces in multimedia" by Christian Ziegler, from no other than the Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe

In any case, and even if you don't go to Berlin... keep an eye out for the work produced by Christian Ziegler and Luc Martinez (see here Luc's sound installation for the "mur d'alice" - in French).

Ana Boa-Ventura
:: ana boa-ventura [+] ::
:: Thursday, July 22, 2004 ::
Peter Horvath has been featured on NAR a few times, and his latest piece demands at least a link with brief commentary. Like all his previous web projects, Intervals exposes film language as an essential element of online story-telling. This particular work deals with abstract concepts of identity and love. The openness and the type of imagery Horvath uses makes the viewer reconsider the meaning of such concepts. The stories may be too open-ended, too abstract and this, unfortunately, leaves us only with beautiful imagery, maybe too beautiful: at times it feels more like eye-candy. But is candy bad? Only when it leads to a sugar high, then diabetes, and eventually blindness.

Technical limitations for Mac OS X users: the project runs best on Safari Browsers.

:: Eduardo Navas [+] ::


Join a Public Expedition to find infinitely small things in Chelsea, NYC. The Analysis of Infinitely Small Things is part of the show 1:100 curated by glowlab at the DCKT Contemporary. The first public expedition is coming up this Friday - here are the details:

WHAT: Public Expedition to find infinitely small things

WHERE: Meet at the DCKT Contemporary - 537 W. 24th St. between 10th & 11th

WHEN: This Friday, July 23rd @ 7PM. The expedition will last between 1-2



The Analysis of Infinitely Small Things is a research project dedicated to the discovery, creation, collection, construction and documentation of all of the infinitely small things in the world, past, present and future.

The Analysis of Infinitely Small Things involves an infinite series of maps, guidebooks, instructions, and scripts that guide public expeditions, performative interventions and collaborative investigations from anywhere in the world to anywhere else in the world.
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:: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 ::
Everyone has a story to tell and/or advise to give. Students at the University of California, Irvine have developed "The Confession Project," an online-portal for posting problems and leaving them open for visitor commentary. Some of the goals of the projectare, "to deliver a place where individuals are able to freely make confessions and express themselves anonymously... With the aim to create not just something truly honest and raw, but also to gain awareness of real problems that are faced by people in."

Confess your sins and whims at http://www.confessionproject.com

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Ok, so there I was last night, making my very special eggplant for dinner. The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw was on in the background. Suddenly the topics changed from the Iraq War, the MAJOR humanitarian crisis in Sudan, the ex-Clinton aid that threw away important documents…to the impact of the Internet this election season on politics in America. I wiped the breadcrumbs off my hands and laid down my spatula. (Though you should know I did the same regarding Sudan.)

They talked about the groundbreaking fundraising for various candidates which has been done online. This I already knew. What I was surprised to see was an Internet Cartoon was being granted the honor of getting airtime. A Flash Cartoon on the Nightly News!

This Land by the two brothers who make up the small company JibJab had made a political cartoon so popular, and so funny, people everywhere are talking about it.
Basically it’s a musical satire that pokes fun at both George Dubya Bush (The Right-Wing Nutjob) and John Kerry (a Liberal Weenie). They showed clips on TV that made me laugh out loud.

No matter what side you’re on, check out Jibjab.com and feel free to laugh at the state of our election and political climate.

Credits for This Land:
Director: Gregg and Evan Spiridellis
Written by: Gregg and Evan Spiridellis
Animated by: Gregg and Evan Spiridellis
Voice Talent: Jim Meskimen
Music by: Adrienne Spiridellis
Technical Direction: Mike Jaffe

:: Kristen Palana [+] ::
:: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 ::

ISP launches satellite to provide better service. Another story by ZDnet.

Find out more about Pocket PCs and viruses.

Unlimited web addresses may be here very soon. Check some details.

e-mail addresses and google: What their rivals have to say.

New feature at Turbulence: Diane Ludin's Memory Flesh 2.0
:: Eduardo Navas [+] ::
:: Monday, July 19, 2004 ::
Additions to the New Media Fix:

Rebel Art, bringing you news, reviews and DNA.

ISEA 2004, new media festival breaks down the sound and music barriers in Helsinki.

memefest.org, radical communication revisited.

netzspannung.org, research meets online collaboration. One of the most beautiful (and unexpectedly efficient) interfaces to have been created with Flash.

:: Eduardo Navas [+] ::
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