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Follow online the Medialibraries and Archives for the 21st century international symposium

This symposium to be held at Laboral, Gijón, Spain, gathers for two days some of the most prominent international and Spanish researchers, curators and directors regarding (new) media conservation. A few names to consider: Margaret Smith (UbuWeb), Bery Graham (CRUMB), Jane Burton (Tate Modern)…

Presente y futuro del formato exposición. Ele Carpenter habla de su proyecto “Open Source Embroidery: Curatorial Facilitation of Material Networks

Dentro de la jornada I+C+I La exposición en el laboratorio en el CCCB (Barcelona), Ele Carpenter presentó su proyecto Open Source Embroidery. CCCB recoge la conferencia en streaming.

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LEONARDO SCHOLARSHIP FOR MediaArtHistories MA awarded to Fran ILICH

From a field of applicants from twelve countries from four continents, Mexican media artist, author, and researcher Fran Ilich Morales Munozhas been awarded the first Leonardo Scholarship in the Media.Art.Histories MA program at the Department of Image Science at Danube University, Austria. The jury, consisting of Edward Shanken, jonCates and Oliver Grau selected Ilich from a highly competitive group of candidates based on his extraordinary accomplishments, intellectual sophistication, independent vision, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Ilich is Director of the Literature Department at the Centro Cultural de Tijuana, Founding Director of Possible and Founding CEO of Spacebank. He was Co-founder and Moderator Nettime-Latino and has contributed essays to Wired News, Modem.txt, and Al Fin. His videogame artwork, “Banner” (with Blas Valdez) was exhibited at 01 San Jose (2009) and ARCO XX, Madrid (2001). His Internet soap opera, “Fea y Rebelde” was exhibited at Documenta 12, Kassel (2007). He was General Director and Curator of the Borderhack! festivals in 2001, 2002, and 2005.

The scholarship is planned to answer the critical challenges of the 21st century, which require mobilization and cross-fertilization among the domains of art, science and technology by supporting the studies of a new researcher or artist.

(low-residency; English language, international faculty) The postgraduate program MediaArtHistories conveys the most important developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned international theorists, artists and curators like: Erkki HUHTAMO, Lev MANOVICH, Christiane PAUL, Paul SERMON, Edward SHANKEN, Jens HAUSER,Sean CUBITT, Christa SOMMERER, Gerfried STOCKER, Knowbotic Research, Frieder NAKE, Oliver GRAU and many others.

Artists and programmers give new insights into the latest software, interface developments and their interdisciplinary and intercultural praxis. Keywords are: Strategies of Interaction & Interface Design, Social Software, Immersion & Emotion and Artistic Invention. Using online databases and other modern aids, knowledge of computer animation, netart, interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, augmented reality and wearables are introduced. Historical derivations that go far back into art and mediahistory are tied in intriguing ways to digital art. Important approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology will be discussed.

=>DANUBE UNIVERSITY KREMS – located in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau, 70km from Vienna, is the only public university in Europe specializing in advanced continuing education by offering low-residency degree programs for working professionals and life long learners. Our students & faculty members come from the USA, Italy, Canada, Syria, Austria, Mexico, & Hong Kong, among others. Without interrupting their career, students have the opportunity to learn through direct experience, social learning in small groups and contacts with labs and industry. They gain key qualifications for the contemporary art and media marketplace. The Center in Monastery Goettweig, where most MediaArtHistories courses take place, is housed in a 14th century building, remodeled to fit the needs of modern research in singular surroundings.

=> LEONARDO/ISAST – Leonardo creates opportunities for the powerful exchange of ideas between practitioners in art, science and
technology. Through publications, initiatives andpublic forums, Leonardo/ISAST facilitates cross-disciplinary researchin these fields, seeking to catalyze fruitful solutions for the challenges of the 21st century. Among the challenges requiring cross-disciplinary approaches are establishing sustainable environmental practices, spreading global scientific and artistic literacy, creating technological equity, and encouraging freedom of thought and imagination.

=>LEAF – The Leonardo Education and Art Forum promotes the advancement of artistic research andacademic scholarship at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Serving practitioners, scholars, and students who are members of the Leonardo community, LEAF provides a forum for collaboration and exchange with other scholarly communities, including the College Art Association of America (CAA), of which it is an affiliate society.

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{Arte + Nuevo. (InteractivA) [2009]} Bienal Internacional Mérida_MX

Laboratorio Experimental Interdisciplinario
Curador Ejecutivo: Raúl Moarquech Ferrerra_Balanquet

Arte Nuevo InteractivA 2009 lanza portal Internet
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Arte Nuevo Interactiva 2009 lanza su portal en
La quinta edición de este encuentro bienal internacional de las Nuevas Artes, Artes Mediáticas y Electrónicas y Laboratorio Experimental Interdisciplinario lanza su portal Internet para culminar el ciclo de actividades que se han venido realizando desde la inauguración de su exposición física en el Museo de la Ciudad de Mérida el 28 de mayo del 2009, Mérida, Yucatán, México.
Arte Nuevo Interactiva 2009 incluye cuatro curadurias: RE[Format] Internet.Arte.LatinoStyle_[1994-2009]; Antonio Mendoza (Cuba/EUA): Pionero del Arte Internet (1994-2009); Internet.Arte.LatinoStyle_[1994-2009] y Transferencias Mnemónicas: Una década de la bienal.

Colaboraron con textos para el catálogo Pablo Batelli, Santiago Ortiz Herrera, Eduardo Navas Andrés Tapia-Urzua, Verónica García Rodríguez y Raúl Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet.
El Laboratorio Experimental Interdisciplinario de la bienal contó con la participación de Giselle Beiguelman (Brasil), Arlan Londoño (Colombia/Canadá), Gustavo Romano (Argentina), Pablo Batelli (Colombia), Claudia Salamanca (Colombia), Joeser Alvarez (Brasil), Guillermina Buzio (Argentina), Miguel Rojas Sotelo (Colombia/EUA), Julieta Marie (Colombia/Canadá), Ariana Boaventura (Brasil), Verónica García (México) y Malcolm Smith (EUA).

Arte Nuevo InteractivA’09 es organizada por el Laboratorio Interdisciplinario Cartodogital, un proyecto del Centro Yucateco de Escritores AC y la Dirección de Cultura de H. Ayuntamiento de Mérida con el apoyo de la Secretaria de Educación de Yucatán, la Escuela Superior de las Artes de Yucatán (ESAY), Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana (UTM),  Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY), la Fundación Prince Claus de Holanda, CULTUR y el Centro Cultural de España El Salvador.
Le invitamos a conocer este proyecto que ya marcha a sus diez años de investigación y producción. Visite  en el siguiente link para conocerlo.

Arte Nuevo Interactiva 2009 launches its portal
Arte Nuevo Interactiva 2009 launches its portal at
The fifth edition of this international project of New Art, Media and Electronic Art and Experimental Interdisciplinary Laboratory launches its portal to end the cycle of activities taking place since the opening of the physical exhibition at the Museo de la Ciudad de Merida on May 28 in Merida, México.
Arte Nuevo Interactiva 2009 includes four curatorial proposals: RE[Format] Internet.Arte.LatinoStyle_[1994-2009]; Antonio Mendoza (Cuba/EUA): Pionero del Arte Internet (1994-2009); Internet.Arte.LatinoStyle_[1994-2009] and Transferencias Mnemónicas: Una década de la bienal.

The catalog includes essays by Pablo Batelli, Santiago Ortiz Herrera, Eduardo Navas, Andrés Tapia-Urzua, Verónica García Rodríguez y Raúl Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet.
The Experimental Interdisciplinary Laboratory presented workshops, conferences and performances by Giselle Beiguelman (Brasil), Arlan Londoño (Colombia/Canada), Gustavo Romano (Argentina), Pablo Batelli (Colombia), Claudia Salamanca (Colombia), Joeser Alvarez (Brazil), Guillermina Buzio (Argentina/Canada), Miguel Rojas Sotelo (Colombia/USA), Julieta Marie (Colombia), Ariana Boaventura (Brazil), Verónica García (México) y Malcolm Smith (USA).

Arte Nuevo InteractivA’09 is organized by the Cartodigital Interdisciplinary Laboratory, a project of the new arts originated at the Centro Yucateco de Escritores, A.C., with the support of the Cultural Office of the City of Merida, the Secretary of Education of Yucatan, the Prince Claus Foundation of The Netherlands, Universidad Tecnologica Metropolitana (UTM),  Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY), Escuela Superior de Arte de Yucatan (ESAY), CULTUR and Centro Cultural de España El Salvador.
We invite you to visit the biennial now arriving at its first decade.


Seminario Internacional

Admisión de comunicaciones hasta el 31 de mayo de 2009
Fechas: Del 6 al 10 de julio de 2009 en Medialab-Prado (Madrid, España)

Medialab-Prado convoca a la presentación de trabajos teóricos para el 4º Encuentro Internacional Inclusiva-net, centrado en el análisis de las redes y procesos en red “de igual a igual”, así como en los potenciales sociales que albergan los sistemas cooperativos basados en las estructuras y dinámicas propias de este tipo de redes.

Las comunicaciones seleccionadas serán presentadas públicamente en el marco de un programa que contará también con ponentes invitados y mesas de debate.

Se abordaran cuestiones como la democratización del acceso a los contenidos culturales, los conflictos legales entre instituciones y redes P2P, las aplicaciones educativas y artísticas, el papel de estos procesos en el contexto de los países emergentes, así como todas aquellas perspectivas que hagan posible una reflexión más amplia acerca de las dinámicas propias de las redes P2P .

Más información y envío de propuestas:

Contacto: inclusiva2009 [arroba]

gallery@calit2: Readings and Artist Discussion

Guest Speaker: Sheldon Brown, Calit2 Artist in Residence
with Geoff Ryman, CRCA Writer in Residence, and sci-fi author Kim
Stanley Robinson

Date: December 2nd, 2008

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego

Live Webcast:

Host: Sheldon Brown


In connection with the current exhibition the gallery@calit2, featuring Sheldon Brown’s Scalable City, this event will feature a talk by Brown, and readings from two science-fiction authors, one of whom has written a short story set in the Scalable City.

The readings, artist talk and ensuing discussion, as well as a coffee-and-dessert reception, are co-sponsored by the UCSD division of Calit2 and the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA).


Sheldon Brown is an artist who works in new forms of culture that arise out of the developments of computing technology. He is Director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts ( CRCA ) at UC San Diego, where he is also a Professor of Visual Arts and Artist-in-Residence at Calit2. The artist’s work examines the relationships between mediated and physical experiences. This work often exists across a range of public realms. His work plays with overlapping and reconfiguring private and public spaces, with new forms of mediation, proliferating co-existing public realms with geographies and social organizations of increasing diversity. Brown has been commissioned for public artworks in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego and Mexico City, and has received grants from AT&T New Experiments in Art and Technology, the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation, IBM, Intel, Sun, Vicon and others.

Geoff Ryman is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and surrealistic or “slipstream” fiction. He is a Visiting Professor in UCSD’s Department of Literature this quarter, and has been asked to take on a Writer-in-Residence role for CRCA and Calit2. Ryman’s short stories and novels have won 14 awards. He earned degrees in English and History at UCLA, but the Canadian author has spent most of his career in the UK. Ryman ran the UK government’s first web design team from 1994, and he headed the team that worked on the first official British Monarchy and 10 Downing Street websites. His own hypertext novel, uploaded in stages from 1996 to 1998, is called 253 and is about 253 people on a London Underground tube train. It won the Philip K Dick Memorial Award for best novel not published in hardback, and can still be found in all it’s hand-coded, 1995 HTML glory at

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer, whose work explores ecological and sociological themes. His own lifelong fascination with Mars led to the award-winning Mars trilogy, and he will be the guest of honors for the World Science Fiction Convention in 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Robinson grew up in Southern California and received a B.A. from UC San Diego in 1974 in Literature, and later a Ph.D. in English from UC San Diego in 1982.


Reception: coffee and dessert.

Ice ICE/Proposition 8 E-Action: A 3 Day Virtual Sit-In!

NOVEMBER 20th to NOVEMBER 23rd, 2008



A 3 Day Virtual Sit-in on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Pro-California Proposition 8 Groups for their refusal to support HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL!

FROM NOVEMBER 20th to NOVEMBER 23rd, 2008

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) FAMILIES!




A 3 Day Virtual Sit-in on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Pro-California Proposition 8 Groups for their refusal to support HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL!

The Virtual Sit-In On ICE and Pro-8 Groups

Midnight November 20th, 2008 – Pacific Coast Time (U.S)

Midnight November 23rd, 2008 – Pacific Coast Time (U.S)






In the past few years we have witnessed and felt the sting of the anti-immigrant movement in the United States, its violent targeting and criminalization of immigrants. The results: heightened levels of fear among immigrants, escalated racialized violence perpetrated by civilians against immigrant communities, and increased levels of detention and imprisonment of migrants by local, state, and federal agencies. These phenomena either performed or encouraged by the powers-that-be have contributed to the massive separation of immigrant family across time-space. Simultaneously in the past few years we have witnessed the effects of other concerted attacks on the integrity of love‚s many manifestations˜a rolling back of legislation that begins to recognize same-sex family structures. The results: an embargo on family and love, blocked adoptions, healthcare, unions. Whether one supports gay marriage or not in the theoretical, the ongoing perpetuation of inequalities presents a clear-cut case of human rights abuse. Queers of color know that attacks on immigrant and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) families are not distinct, but instead are clearly linked examples of the U.S. right-wing‚s „acts of transfer.‰ „Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants and their families are uniquely vulnerable,‰ says Rachel B. Tiven, Immigration Equality Executive Director, „detaining more immigrants, with less judicial review, will put the lives of innocent people at risk.‰ Don‚t cede the category of „family‰! Realize political kinships and affinities! Bypass EITHER/OR politics, embrace BOTH/AND coalitions!

This call for a virtual sit-in represents a two-pronged attempt to gerrymander solidarity against the actions of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security established to allegedly guard national security by targeting „criminals‰ and „terrorists,‰ and the actions of right-wing organizations which devalue and terrorize families in their attempts to define the category of Family in the narrowest terms imaginable. Constructions of immigrant and queer families as violable are rooted in long histories of aggression against humanity; which have and continue to establish hierarchies of personhood. The forced biological reproduction of slaves; the enforcement of boarding schools for indigenous children; the banned migration of Asians beginning in the late 19th century and ending in the mid 20th century; massive deportations during the 1930s and again in the 1950s; systemic legislative and juridical „privileges of unknowing‰ against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities˜these American (sic) projects are but a few examples of the continuous violation of „family values‰ in the United States. The contemporary separation of immigrant and queer families resulting from state practices to police internal and external borders is a piece with the long trajectory of violence inflicted on so-called non-normative families. Join this nonviolent direct action against ICE and Pro-California Proposition 8 Groups to speak out against BOTH recent atrocities against families AND persistent violence(s) exacted on peoples with histories.

1] Senate Immigration Bill Removes Added Burden on Same-Sex Couples Sought
by House

2] Joseph Nevins on „Dying to Live: A Story of US Immigration in an Age of
Global Apartheid‰

3] Fear grips immigrants after raid at Mississippi plant

4] Mexican‚s Death Bares a Town‚s Ethnic Tension

5] Immigration Prosecutions Hit New High

6] Forced Apart: Families Separated and Immigrants Harmed by United States
Deportation Policy

7] U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcment

8] Immigration Raids Trample the Constitution Without Securing the Nation

9] American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many

10] Asian American History Timeline

11] Latinos in the United States: Invitation and Exile

12] Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese on Approval of
Proposition 8

13] Ugly Betty Speak Out Against Prop 8

14] Betty la Fea Hablan en Contra de Prop 8

15] Postville, Iowa Struggles on After ICE Raid

THIS E-ACTION is an Artivist Performance by Electronic Disturbance Theater


Actions of Transfer: Women’s Performance, Globalization, and Transnational Exchange

Presented by The UCLA Center for Performance Studies
November 20-23, 2008
University of California, Los Angeles

Hosted by bang.lab CALIT2/UCSD

A 3 Day Virtual Sit-in on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Pro-California Proposition 8 Groups for their refusal to support HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL!

Midnight November 20th, 2008 – Pacific Coast Time (U.S)

Midnight November 23rd, 2008 – Pacific Coast Time (U.S)





Please contact: Ricardo Dominguez:


Spectacles, feasts, fireworks and flatulence

BIACS3. Peter Weibel
Curator and artistic director

BIACS of Seville OI, the Tower of Gold where the entrepreneurs Ol, are out to collect.
Popular Sevillanas (folksongs)

The fire cracker attacks the choking BIACS who spend as though they were kings, sorry lady Francescas, with all that you steal from the people to fill your vicious big bellies with pompous meals made with our grain. Fragment from The picaresque Francesca

And so year after year, with the awful and tricky pretext of attracting tourism and hypothetical and mortgaged investments, they pretend to put Seville on the world map, as if she were to be discovered for the first time, insulting her history and her continuous transformation into the avant-garde of creativity, mimicking the beaten paths of all the cities that pretend to be the only ones in the media world and using the word “culture” to empower their speculative projects therefore falling with them into a black hole that makes them invisible because of their non-reflective and homogeneous proposals blended into a corrosive magma where the individual wealth of each one disappears. The “private” BIACS, managed by a troop of entrepreneurs, receive three million euros of public money, in addition to the use of public installations, and then wish to expand, without giving account and while playing their commercial tricks, convert themselves into false patrons that apply a whiplash with institutional acquiescence against the cultural, social and technological networks created by citizens who are committed to constructing the city.

The appropriation of public funds by the entrepreneurs of the BIACS who, oblivious to the crisis, celebrate their atomic VIP parties between fresh ones and Francescas Thyssen (who will impose upon us her latest museum) in between the silly bits of the Teuton Weibel, who plays with Seville and the culture of Al-Andalus like the soccer player who finishes his career in Qatar where he goes to get what he does not get paid in his own country. The culture, that culture that extends throughout the social fiber, that culture that has been working in a slow and prolonged way, that culture that connects itself with international networks working together to fight against all the madness, wiles, tricks and traps created by predatory capitalism, is emptied and stifled through their plundering.

The tragic show “BIACS Three” brings to Seville an immoral proposal of a series of de-contextualized technological gadgets that pretend to belong to Second Life, this non-prestigious place in virtual space where ghosts roam. In the hands of the cruel BIACS, Second Life is converted into a costly and mummified “Devil’s Walk” that appears in front of spectator-believers and non-believing artists, who are taken in by a codified buffoonery that spins around the cultural events, some are seen as consumer-tourist and others, with their boring monsters, fill empty spaces at the stands of the fair. Meanwhile, at the CAAC esplanade, surrounded by the “jet set”, the in-baroness will jump amongst the shouts of entrepreneurs and the distinguished persons who sing “Francesca with the tracatr”, over champagne and hors d’oeuvres prepared to eat the city. “Mal bocao la lleve” (Would that a bad bite take her away!).

It does not matter that there is organizational disaster, or that from one day to the next Cordoba was removed from the list of the three cities selected for the celebrations, or the nonsense of notifying an important number of artists one month before the inauguration, or that the web page for the technological event is in a state of informative chaos’ Year after year they spend money on fireworks, assaulting the public budget and leaving behind an empty burned trail, except for a new order that arises from a culture that is each time more superficial. This is the perverse universe that they want to stage at the monastery, La Cartuja of Seville, and in the palace, Carlos V of Granada. Stamps of power for your ‘Desacoged’or Youperverse’. Just more smoke screens!

October 1, 2008

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César Chávez Video in Times Square MTV Screen

A five-minute video based on Port Huron Project 4: We Are Also Responsible, is currently showing on MTV‚s giant high-definition video screen in Times Square on the East side of Broadway, between 44th and 45th Streets.

The video plays at the top of the hour several times each day.

Click here for the schedule:

Port Huron Project

5 min. of performance: