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ISEA– interactive city: irrelevant mobile entertainment?

Curating new media art

The networked public sphere

Media art education

Free, libre and open source software

The Refresh conference at Banff

The social event machine

Precariousness of labor and time

Radical media activism

Micro-histories of media art

Remix culture


From the center to the fringes and back

Unknown Fields Division is a research group based at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. They organise trips to the remote extraction sites and their local environment. A series is published by the BBC.

The AA also published for 3 years a weekly paper called Fulcrum, on a ryzograph, which gave it a nice but also precious feel. It’s a simple sheet printed on both sides. The project is now over, but all the issues are available as (non-searchable) pdf scan.

Online lecture series: Foucault, Sécurité, territoire, population, 1978, Collège de France

Le Media Resource Center de Berkeley met à disposition les conférences “Sécurité, territoire, population” en français de Michel Foucault au Collège de France. La suite de ces conférences sera tout son travail sur la biopolitique et le biopouvoir.

Voici la référence transcrite:

Foucault, Michel. Sécurité, territoire, population: Cours au Collège de France (1977-1978).Ed. Senellart, Michel. Gallimard; Seuil: Paris, 2004.

Mnemosyne reproduced

Une initiative de Roberto Ohrt, connu pour son travail sur les situ dans les années 80 (Phantom Avant-Garde), où il travaille avec des étudiants (je ne sais pas à quel point les sessions de travail sont ouvertes, mais elle sont annoncées sur le site) pour reproduire 1:1 les mnemosyne de Warburg.

Il essaient de reproduire les images, cherchant à comprendre aussi comment Warburg préparais ses images, puisqu’il ne les a pas toujours simplement découpées, mais parfois reproduites pour les avoir a la bonne taille.


I went to the show at Martin-Gropiusbau in Berlin dedicated to the russian constructivist art school, Vkhutemas. It had a beautiful sketch of a building just called public building, and no other description. I like the idea of the function being just “public”. I couldn’t take any pictures so you’ll have to imagine.

There were also the “constellations” students had to do for their diploma work, resembling a lot to Warburg’s panels. I found one on internet:

the full article is here.