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-empyre- Now Hosted by Cornell University

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“Happy New Year to all of our –empyre- subscribers as we prepare to launch our ninth year as a list-serve hosting approximately 1400 subscribers. Since 2002 Melinda Rackham has launched the website from We thank her for all of the energy and support that she has provided in –empyre’s- initial inception and many years of nurturance. Cornell University has agreed to host the site on their library server so you will notice that our URL has changed. Stay tuned to our new URL at and watch our new site evolve over the next few months. Continue reading

Jan 8, 13:27
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Contain this! Leaks, Whistle-Blowers and the Networked News Ecology

Contain this! Leaks, Whistle-Blowers and the Networked News Ecology by Felix Stalder, Eurozine:

WikiLeaks’ series of exposés is causing a very different news and informational landscape to emerge. Whilst acknowledging the structural leakiness of networked organisations, Felix Stalder finds deeper reasons for the crisis of information security and the new distribution of investigative journalism.

WikiLeaks is one of the defining stories of the Internet, which means by now, one of the defining stories of the present, period. At least four large-scale trends which permeate our societies as a whole are fused here into an explosive mixture whose fall-out is far from clear. First is a change in the materiality of communication. Communication becomes more extensive, more recorded, and the records become more mobile. Second is a crisis of institutions, particularly in western democracies, where moralistic rhetoric and the ugliness of daily practice are diverging ever more at the very moment when institutional personnel are being encouraged to think more for themselves. Continue reading

Dec 5, 17:41
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Network for Art and Renewable Energy Technologies

Renewable Network: The Long Bean / WindowfarmsNetwork for Art and Renewable Energy Technologies was founded in 2009 as a result of event series, that took place in Riga and Latvia, as well as in other Baltic and Nordic countries, focusing on the issues of sustainability — exploring artistic strategies, alternative approach and ecological use of renewable energy and information technologies. Network is now opening up, and those who are interested in “art and renewable energy technologies” are very welcome to join the network and to subscribe to the Renewable mailinglist (initiated and hosted by RIXC, administrated by members of the network). As for more recent activities of this network, this summer various events took place in different locations, that was related to specific “energy” topic — FOOD AS ENERGY: Continue reading

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Quiet Time

Dear Readers,

I’ll be away for the next month.

Warm Regards,

Jan 11, 18:12
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Live Stage: Wearable Information [cz Prague]

CIANT | International Centre for Art and New Technologies presents Informace na tělo / Wearable Information: Mahir M. Yavuz & Ebru Kurbak :: December 18-21, 2009; Opening + Presentation: December 18; 7:00 pm :: Fotograf Studio, Školská 28, Praha 1.

The concept of information visualization is not brand new, yet today it is a trending topic not only in the fields of art and design but also in social sciences, journalism and governmental strategies. Day by day, tools for data creation is improving, online social networks are gathering more people and the amount of digital data is rapidly increasing. In the recent years, this emerging field began to provide us many different visual outputs in various forms. But, is it possible to think of information visualization in casual forms in our daily life, or even as a source of fashion design? This exhibition presents two projects involved in information visualisation on daily wearables. Continue reading

Dec 5, 23:03
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Nov 22, 18:37
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David Crawford (1970-2009), R.I.P.

It is with heartfelt regret and deep sadness that we convey the news of David Crawford’s passing. Helen met David in New York city in 1997. went on to commission and spotlight many of his works, including Here and Now (1998), National Velvet (2000), Dance to the Radio (2002), Stop Motion Studies – Tokyo (2003), and Algorithmic Montage 2: A Walk With David Bohm (2007). Continue reading

Nov 6, 13:54
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Live Stage: Lino Hellings [br São Paulo]

[Image: A real train compartment placed in the hallway of the newly built wing of a nursing home for demented elderly. A work by Lino Hellings and Yvonne Dröge Wendel Delft the Netherlands. Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij] Upgrade! São Paulo: P.A.P.A Participating Artists’ Press Agency: Lino Hellings :: November 18, 2009; 7:30 pm :: Ateliê Unicentro Belas Artes de São Paulo, R. Dr. Álvaro Alvim, 76 – Vila Mariana.

P.A.P.A. participating artists’ press agency will manufacture news by taking action. P.A.P.A. is in development. The Public process can be followed on

Two years ago I had decided to transform my work as an artist into a press agency. It took some time but from summer 2008 I have started to develop the concept. My idea is to establish an international press agency with a word wide network of artist correspondents that makes news in the most literally sense of the word. Continue reading

Oct 31, 17:30
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Live Stage: Immersive Journalism [uk London]

MRG Seminar: Nonny de la Pena on Immersive Journalism :: October 26, 2009; 5:00 pm :: Lecture Hall, Ground floor, Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London.

Nonny de la Pena will talk about immersive journalism, a novel way to utilize gaming platforms and virtual environments to convey news, documentary and non-fiction stories. She will discuss how these platforms might offer audiences an immersive experience that can complement and extend reporting in traditional news media. She will also present Gone Gitmo, a virtual Guantanamo Bay Prison, and IPSRESS, an experience using head mounted display technology, as potential prototypes of immersive journalism. Nonny is a Senior Research Fellow, Immersive Journalism, USC Annenberg School of Journalism (California, USA).

Sep 25, 19:54
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