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Spanish Novel-Blog Wins Best Weblog 2005
The jury for the 2005 Deutsche Welle International Weblog Awards has picked its winners in the 13 categories. The Spanish Weblog "A Little Respect, I'm Your Mother" came out first among the eight final nominees in the Best Weblog category. The blog's successful combination of telenovela and comedy convinced the international 12-member jury it deserved the award.The winner of the Special Award from Reporters Without Borders went to the Egyptian Weblog Manal and Alaa’s Bit Bucket. In light of the recent UN World Summit on the Information Society, the jury announced this winner on Nov. 14 in protest to the blocking and censorship of a number of nominees.
Telepolis Artikel-URL: http://www.telepolis.de/r4/artikel/21/21401/1.html
The Deutsche Welle's 2nd annual International Weblog Awards -- TheBOBs 2005 -- are presented by DW-WORLD.DE and will honor the best Weblogs in 13 categories.
You can see all the 2005 jury award winners here.
This is a friendly reminder to participate (or pass on the message so others will participate) in "Phone Home".
Please send your submissions before Dec. 10. The project will most likely continue after that, but I will be presenting it on Dec. 13.
1) Take a picture of what you consider "home"
2) In the subject line - put your zip code (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS)
3) Email them to email@example.com
Pictures taken with a mobile phone are preferred, but others taken with a still camera or found images through a search engine are accepted.
The project is linked to increments of time so submit as many pictures (at any time of day) as you would like.
Feel free to pass this message on to EVERYONE you know. The more pictures received, the more interesting the project will be! Start sending photos now!
It is said that what one considers as home also translates into a reflection of one's self. "Phone Home" is an interactive media piece that incorporates the idea of memory and identity.
Counter Culture di Ken Goffman
“In an age of corporate cool-hunting and target-marketed faux rebellion, along comes an inspirational work of scholarship to remind us of just how beyond ‘cool’ true rebels really are, and have always been. I am forever grateful to Ken Goffman for serving as my first guide through the starlit mire of countercultural thought and activity. Read this book, by all means. He knows his way around.”–DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF, author of Cyberia, Media Virus, Ecstasy Club, and Nothing Sacred
“I read Ken Goffman’s least musings with utterly focused, indeed almost reverent attention.”–BRUCE STERLING, author of The Zenith Angle and Tomorrow Now
“Being of the same energy field myself, I now throw a sack full of gold dust into the arena and dare anyone to be either funnier or smarter than this R. U. Sirius.”–ANDREI CODRESCU
“This is a brilliant book. R. U. Sirius lived and created the cyberpunk culture in the 1980s. Now he and coauthor Dan Joy have written a sweeping history of countercultures through the ages, starting with the myth that still helps define our relationship with technology, that of the fire-snatching hacker Prometheus. Defying authority with creative edge has been a powerful force throughout history, and R. U. Sirius captures the magic with the authentic insight of someone who's been a rider on that wave.”-Walter Isaacson, former chairman and ceo of CNN, author of Benjamin Franklin: an American Life"Edge-thinker and media rabble-rouser Ken Goffman has done us all a great service with his entertaining and enlightening book Counterculture Through the Ages. With passion and wry humor, Goffman unfurls a secret history of rebels, ranters, mystics, and bohos united by their distrust of authority. By placing more recent social struggles in this juicy (and sometimes hilarious) context, Goffman and coauthor Dan Joy reveal the deeper dimensions of our current quest for freedom and fun in a shrinking world of surveillance and control."-Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information
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Marcello Tarì and Ilaria Vanni
Marcello Tarì teaches ethnography at the Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy. His research interests are the cultural anthropology of Italian activism and subaltern studies in Italy.
Ilaria Vanni works at the Institute for International Studies, University of Technology Sydney. Her broad research interests are in visual and material culture and identity. Her current research is on the production of imagery in Italian activism. /
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Cartoonists for 2006: We have found four good ones by John Ehinger
The second part of The Times' annual competition for the editorial pages is finished. Today, we announce the four people selected as community cartoonists for 2006.
Last Sunday, I announced the five community columnists. Their work, too, will debut in January.
Although we didn't receive as many submissions in the cartoonist competition as for community columnist, the judging was harder. Editorial cartoons have a nonverbal dimension that is absent, obviously, from the written word. Judgments of cartoons tends to be more intuitive.
An editorial cartoon, in addition to displaying artistic skill, needs to make a point that people can understand without having to analyze it. Cartoons, regardless of the opinions they espouse, tend to elicit a more emotional response from readers than, say, a signed commentary such as this one.
Word about The Times' competition apparently made some Internet Web sites. We received one submission from Southern California and another from Australia.But the winners are all local. Here they are:
Craig Concannon. He's a multimedia designer at Sigmatech Inc. Concannon has lived in Huntsville for just over four years. He holds a bachelor's degree in graphic design and a master of fine arts in electronic visualization, both from Mississippi State University.
His cartooning experience includes work for his college newspaper.
Brand Griffin. Griffin has worked in the space program for 30 years and has lived in Huntsville for two decades. He gets most of his news, he says, from radio and newspapers.
Cynthia Parsons. A familiar name in Huntsville art circles, Parsons works in a wide range of media. She holds a bachelor's degree in art from Florida State University. She is listed in "Who's Who in American Art."
In 1996, a poster of Parsons' became the official poster for the Olympic soccer games.
The world’s largest interactive video art installation – Under Scan, by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, has been created specifically for the East Midlands and is coming to a location near you over the coming months.
From November 2005 until March 2006 Under Scan will tour the region, stopping off at Lincoln, Leicester, Northampton, Derby and Nottingham. Under Scan is a free event where you participate in a huge interactive shadow play.
In each location Under Scan will be open from dusk every evening so all the family can take part.
Under Scan is a large-scale video art installation for public space. In the piece, passers-by are detected by a computer tracking system that activates video-portraits projected within their shadow on the ground. The piece is intended as a public takeover of their city, linking high technology with strategies of self-representation, connective engagement and urban entitlement.
Over one thousand video portraits were shot in Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham by a team of local film-makers. Participants were free to represent themselves in the video portraits in whatever way they desired and a wide range of emotions and attitudes were recorded.
About the artist http://www.fundacion.telefonica.com/at/rlh/
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was born in Mexico City in 1967. In 1989 he received a B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
Electronic artist, develops large-scale interactive installations in public space, usually deploying new technologies and custom-made physical interfaces. His work has been shown in two dozen countries, including Art Basel Unlimited (Switzerland), the Liverpool Biennial (UK), the Itau Cultural (Brazil), the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (Japan), the Istanbul Biennial (Turkey), the Cultural Capital of Europe Festival (Holland), the ARCO art fair (Spain), Bienal de la Habana (Cuba), Architecture and Media Biennale (Austria), Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico), the Musee des Beaux Arts (Canada), European Media Art Festival (Germany) and others. In 1998 he was comissioned to develop a monumental interactive art work in the Zocalo Square in Mexico City for the Millennium Celebrations.
At the Prix Ars Electronica in Austria, his pieces have received a Golden Nica (2000), a distinction (2002) and two honourable mentions (1995 and 1998). He also won a BAFTA British Academy Award for Interactive Art in London (2002), “Best Installation” at the IDMA awards in Toronto (1996), a “Design Review Gold Award” given by I.D. Magazine (2002), a Cyberstar award in Cologne (1996), a distinction at the SFMOMA Webby Awards in San Francisco (2001), “Artist/performer of the year” at Wired Magazine’s Rave Awards (2003), an Excellence Prize at the CG Arts Media Art Festival in Tokyo (2001), WTN award in the Arts Category (2003), a Rockefeller fellowship (2003), a Langlois Grant (2003), the Trophee des Lumieres in Lyon (2003), HorizonZero best interactive installation (2003) and an International Bauhaus Award in Dessau, Germany (2002).
He has given many workshops and conferences, most recently at the MIT MediaLab, the Guggenheim Museum, LA MOCA, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, UC Berkeley, Berlin Transmediale, British National Museum of Photography, Imagina in Montecarlo and the Art Institute of Chicago.
His writing has been published in Kunstforum (Germany), Leonardo (USA), Performance Research (UK), Telepolis (Germany), Movimiento Actual (Mexico), Archis (Netherlands), Aztlan (USA) and other art and media publications. He has been in several international juries and committees, including the Fondation Daniel Langlois, ISEA, Hexagram, Prix Milia d’Or in Cannes, GMD in Bonn, the International Art and A-life award and Cyberconf in Madrid. He has been a resident artist twice at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada.