An SMS Enabled Interactive Street Performance.
Use your mobile phone to engage your public space. Tell a story or express what you want through text messaging in the streets. All messages are uncensored and appear in about 10 - 20 seconds.
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Eric J. Hobsbawm
Il Secolo breve : l'era dei grandi cataclismi
- una prima, definita Età della catastrofe, dal 1914 al 1945, paragonabile al periodo della guerra dei trent'anni, con il primo e il secondo conflitto mondiale e le crisi che li accompagnarono e seguirono, e caratterizzata dal dissolvimento di tutti gli imperi millenari (russo, tedesco, austriaco e ottomano);
- una seconda, detta Età dell'oro, dal 1946 al 1973, con la definitiva fine del colonialismo, le scoperte in campo medico, scientifico e tecnologico, la crescita dell'economia basata tanto sul capitalismo e su una politica di liberismo di stampo occidentale quanto sul sistema economico sostenuto dal comunismo (boom economico);
- una terza ed ultima fase, definita la Frana, individuata negli anni che vanno dal 1989 - anno della caduta del muro di Berlino (9 novembre) - al 1991 (o, al massimo, a un paio di anni dopo) con il dissolvimento dell'URSS sancito il 26 dicembre di quell'anno e la conseguente fine della Guerra fredda e delle ideologie politiche totalitarismi.
Emerging Cyber Threats - Report for 2008
Leading technology experts share thoughts on top emerging Internet threats for 2008
The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) will convene a panel of cyber security experts on October 2, 2007 to discuss emerging security threats and countermeasures that are expected to affect the digital world in the coming year. As one of the leading academic research centers focusing on information security, GTISC endeavors to create a collaborative environment for individuals, industrial, academic and government organizations to engage in real-world problem solving for effective information security and policy.
Based on GTISC research and advance interviews with the panelists, this report covers five emerging threats expected to increase and evolve in 2008:
- Web 2.0 and client-side attacks
- Targeted messaging attacks
- Threats targeting mobile convergence
- Threats to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems
While some of the emerging threats GTISC and the panel experts identified fit neatly within an established category or take advantage of a specific application, others share common characteristics and are often used in tandem by malicious elements. Financial gain is the primary motivator behind all five emerging threat categories.
In an effort to educate the online community about current and future risks, the GTISC report will describe each emerging threat, its impact, existing or potential countermeasures and any additional expectations for the coming year.
There is always a machine between us
SF Camerawork’s galleries become a global gathering place, a research lab and an ongoing experiment in visual communication this fall with There is always a machine between us, an interactive exhibit of work sourced from and inspired by the Internet.
In one gallery, visitors experience an evolving line up of artists’ projects that change every two weeks. Presenting artists include Lars Laumann, Mary Magsamen and Stephan Hillerbrand, Matt Wolf, Matthew Hughes Boyko, Ursula Biemann, and more. Additionally, an installation by collaborators Jeanne C. Finley and John Muse entitled Flat Land will be on view for the duration of the show. Flat Land explores the visual culture of men and women at war by looking at publicly available images of “Flat Daddies” (life-size photographic cut outs of individual soldiers that families at home can use as a stand in at the dinner table and beyond) and “Flat Stanleys” (small cut outs of a cartoon boy, sent by American school children on adventures around the world and sometimes to war-zones). In their installation, Finley and Muse project a slow rotation of Daddies and Stanleys on opposite sides of the gallery, inviting viewers to meditate on the deployment of these flat characters into the world.
In another gallery, visitors are encouraged to browse, chat and participate in a virtual art happening that extends beyond the walls and around the world, constantly growing as cultural producers and the public add new material and explore the artistic process together. Visitors can sit down to watch an ever-changing program of artist-created online videos, interviews, performances, studio tours and more. They can also chat with cultural producers around the world in real time and browse a visual library of material found on the web that informs the work of participating artists. In the gallery or back at home, the public can go online to view artwork related to the exhibit and can even upload video responses to it.
Organized by curators Kate Fowle, Karla Milosevich, Chuck Mobley, and Dan Orendorff, the show is designed to generate new material as it evolves. SF Camerawork will continually post notices of upcoming artist projects and chat opportunities taking place in the gallery on its website at www.sfcamerawork.org. Links will also be provided to the exhibit’s companion online pages. Visitors are encouraged to check the website frequently for updates and additions.
There is always a machine between us is supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and Alexander Lloyd.
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