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19
Nov
10

20 nov. Protest Day: NETHERLANDS YELLING FOR CULTURE

http://wp.me/p9f2i-jZ

http://NederlandSCHREEUWTomCultuur.nl

Flip your website!

DUTCH GOVERNMENT RAISES TAXES ON ARTS: It was 6% , will be 19%!!!

The planned cuts to arts and culture are totally out of balance!

As expected, the VVD, CDA and PVV parties in the Netherlands have agreed to make deep cuts to government arts funding. Their disastrous new coalition agreement slashes the cultural budget by more than 200 million euros.

The new cabinet’s plans directly threaten the continued existence of countless Dutch cultural institutions. These cuts amount to a quarter of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science’s budget which is only 0.5 percent of the total government budget. ( A bit of motorway…) The arts sector will thus receive a disproportionately hard blow. The result will be a drastic longterm worsening of the artistic and cultural climate in the Netherlands.

Sign the petition protesting the cabinet’s plans on the Stop Culturele Kaalslag (‘Stop Cultural Demolition’) website. More than 60,000 people have signed so far.

 

http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=137491739636352

12
Nov
10

“Paying the costs of making things free”

post updated 2010.11.14 01:00 CET | shortlink http://wp.me/p9f2i-jD

Economies of the Commons 2 – International Conference on Open Content

November 12 , 13 – 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands + online

How are we going to pay the bill for Free Culture that is to remain as publicly accessible as possible?

http://www.ecommons.eu

LIVE ONLINE:

http://www.debalie.nl/live

http://ecommons.tuxic.nl/?page_id=1987

Second Life screening:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/188/188/88

Timetable:

http://ecommons.tuxic.nl/?page_id=1675

28
Mar
10

Second Front about Wikipedia, SL & media in general

blog post short link:  http://wp.me/p9f2i-fR

Second Front members Great Escape (aka artist Scott Kildall) and Man Michinaga (aka Patrick Lichty, also the animator of The Yes Men) were special guests in De Hoeksteen Live! at the NIMk.  Interviewed by Prince Clause Fund director Els van der PlasLive on SALTO 1 TV (Amsterdam) + web.

They talked about the about the CPoV (“Critical Point of View”) Wikipedia Conference in Amsterdam where they did presentations. (Patrick Lichty: “This-presentation-might-get-me-killed”)

Furthermore about the virtual world Second Life and their performance art group Second Front in particular. And about new media in general.

Above photo’s by Anne Helmond

VIDEO-ON-REQUEST:

  • Video Part 3 (01:00-02:00) – Interview with Patrick & Scott starts from about 01:55.3
    mms://195.169.148.57/LogDepotStream/6/1003280100.asf
  • Video Part5 (04:00 wintertime) – Last few minutes of the Reuters SL intervention video by Second Front
    mms://195.169.148.57/LogDepotStream/6/1003280400.asf

These above video files will be available online for a maximum of 4 weeks after the live broadcast of march 28/29 (2010).

Second Front’s Breaking News III Video (2007)

Watch the first two hours video of this edition of De Hoeksteen Live! with special attention for the current NIMk workshop ‘The Media City’ here: http://wp.me/p6Uoa-bw

wikipedia-watch.org

This blog post is also posted at: http://wp.me/p6Uoa-bn



17
Mar
10

March 18-20: ElectroSmog Festival

updated 2010 03 29 06:00 CET

http://ElectroSmogFestival.net

International Festival for Sustainable Immobility

ElectroSmog : International Festival for Sustainable Immobility - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver

March 18 – 20, 2010

Online + SL + #Amsterdam #London #NewYork #Helsinki #Riga #Madrid #München #Banff #Delhi #NewZealand #Dhaka #Nairobi #Montréal #Forres #Cambridge #Strasbourg #Barcelona #Boston #SaoPaolo #Wuppertal #San Francisco + more locations on the planet connected!

Follow the conference in SL:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/22/222/22

Live streams on the web:

http://www.debalie.nl/live/live_2010.html

http://coolmediators.net/websites/electrosmoglive.jsp

#esmog

http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23esmog

“ElectroSmog is a new festival that revolves around the concept Sustainable Immobility. The festival will introduce and explore this concept in theory and practice. With Sustainable Immobility we refer to a critique of current systems of hyper mobility of people and products in travel and transport, and their ecological unsustainability.”

‘Web3’ Second Life related programs in the ElectroSmog Festival:

Friday march 19:

Designing for (im)mobility

Saturday march 20:

VIRTUAL-URBAN-WILDERNESS

DFM RTV INT & Meta.Live.Nu , De Balie , Engage & Schijnheilig present parallel parties happening in a squat (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)  and a  Cyber-Nomad-Camp (Virtual Holland, Second Life)

  • 22:00 – 22:30 CET (= SL 2 pm – 2:30 pm PDT)  – Avatar Orchestra MetaverseExperimental live music & visuals from a secret sim (SL) .
  • 22:30 – 23:00 CET (= SL 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm PDT)  Second Front – Live performance art from Oddessy sim (SL).
  • 23:00 – 00:00 CET (= SL 3 pm – 4 pm PDT)  – RaaskalBOMfukkerz – Live from Amsterdam. (NL)
  • 00:00 – 00:30 CET (= SL 4 pm – 4:30 pm PDT) –  DJ Ninah Puchkina – Live streaming from San Francisco (USA)
  • 00:30 – 01:00 CET (= SL 4:30 pm – 6 pm PDT) – DJ Yamna – Live streaming from San Francisco (USA)
  • 01:00 – 02:00 CET (= SL 4:30 pm – 6 pm PDT) – DJ Jce Emoto – Live streaming from Amsterdam (NL)

Teleport:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/22/222/22

Live streams:

http://DFM.nu

http://MBTV.live.nu Channel 2

Please refresh page for last-minute updates!

2010 03 20 18:00 CET

21
Jan
10

21 jan. 2010: Designing for Sustainable Immobility

Thursday January 21, 20:30 CET (= SL 11.30 PST)

INTERACTIVE LIVE from De Balie (Amsterdam) + via Skype + via Second Life

[NEDERLANDSTALIG]

The world-wide mobility explosion is an enormous challenge for designers. How can we convince people that current forms of continuous mobility are no longer ecologically sustainable? Should mobility simply be made unaffordably expensive? Or can we design viable alternatives?

As a prelude to the ElectroSmog festival, De Balie in Amsterdam will present a showcase of design proposals, practical projects and design-ideas that should persuade us to start moving less.

With on-line and on-site contributions by among others:

John Thackara, director of Doors of Perception, the international conference and knowledge network which sets new agendas for design, will highlight design projects that try to tackle the question of mobility reduction.

http://DoorsOfPerception.com http://twitter.com/johnthackara

Stefan Agamanolis, director of  Distance Lab, Forres (Scotland), will present the specific focus of his organisation on networking rural and remote area’s. The relevant question for the ElectroSmog festival  is whether we can live in a sustainable way in the green and still connect to the rest of the world, culturally and economically?
http://DistanceLab.org

David van Gent is a managing consultant for IBM on Learning Strategy & Technology, Virtual Worlds, Serious Gaming & Web 2.0. He will talk about and demo the Virtual Offices project of IBM, using open SIM technology (similar to second life):
( See for instance this CNN item )

Eric Kluitenberg, head of the media department of De Balie and initiator of the ElectroSnog festival, will present the concept behind the festival. Besides exploring the critique of mobility theoretically, ElectroSmog will also address the issue practically. All international presentations in the festival will be realised by means of tele-connections between the different international locations.
http://www.ElectroSmogFestival.net

Live & Interactive:

This program will be streamed  live on the internet – for details please refer to:
http://www.debalie.nl/live

Chat with us and other viewers at De Balie online chatroom:
http://www.debalie.nl/chat

You can also watch this live event together with other avatars at the Meta.Live.Nu Roof-Theatre in the virtual world Second Life:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amsterdam/71/122/55

See also:

http://www.debalie.nl/artikel.jsp?articleid=333103&podiumid=media

http://electrosmogblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/designing-for-immobility

31
Jul
09

“Another Perfect World” Dutch tv documentary

“Another Perfect World” “in search of Virtual Paradise”

NEW FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM ON VIRTUAL WORLDS

Internet Premiere (dutch subitles edition) 31 july. Replays 1 – 6  august 2009

Holland Doc 24 TV (cable & satellite & web live stream & Livestation)

  • Friday 22:09 – 23:06 CEST
  • Saturday 02:49 – 03:46
  • Saturday 10:50 – 11:47
  • Sunday 06:12 – 07:08
  • Sunday 19:14 – 20:11
  • Monday 17:19 – 18:16
  • Tuesday 14:27 – 15:24
  • Wednesday 02:36 – 03:33
  • Wednesday 12:39 – 14:36
  • Thursday 12:18 – 13:15

More replays on this digital tv channel are possible.

INTERVIEWS: Philip Rosedale (aka Philip Linden of Second Life), Jae-Kyung Song of Lineage, Hilmar Veigar Petursson of EVE OnlineRaph Koster of Metaplace and Kevin Alderman /aka/ Stroker Serpentine of Strokerz Toyz

Kevin Alderman (SL: Stroker Serpentine) creating animations for his Adult Second Life business

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This documentary will also be broadcasted TV in more countries:  Probably on SBS Australia, NRK Norway, YLE Finland, SVT Sweden and other TV  stations.

TRIVIA:

In this Youtube preview there is a scene about virtual worlds money and economics there is a machinima fragment, shot by Sandwoman Petion. Of a burning Dollars sculpture and with an  ‘Euro-Avatar’ running passed. These Second Life objects were created by Herman Bergson for the Meta.Live.Nu event at the  ‘Goodbye Dollar’ party in Amsterdam, NL. This scene appears  not inthe full version.

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The festival premiere was in april 2009 at Hot Docs, Canada.

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The British TV premiere was 23 June 2009 on Channel Four /More 4

True Stories presents: Jorien van Nes and Femke Wolting’s fascinating insight into online virtual worlds. Second Life, World of Warcraft, Metaplace, U World – all virtual worlds where the user can create their own paradise, far removed from real life. People can create societies that range from the democratic to the dictatorial, have avatars that resemble their ideal and can engage in actions that their real life personality would never dream of doing, from cyber-sex to virtual crime. But who creates these worlds and are they the right people to be crafting idealised societies that pretend to address and solve the inadequacies of the real world?

The Internet TV premiere was:  june 2009, Metaworld2

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The Netherlands TV premiere was: Thursday 30 july 2009, Nederland 2

Voor miljoenen mensen is het virtuele universum een plek die steeds meer vervlochten raakt met hun echte leven. De plek waar makers en spelers hun eigen paradijs kunnen creëren, ver verwijderd van de echte wereld; geheel naar eigen inzicht, variërend van democratie tot dictatuur. Hier leiden de virtuele inwoners een leven waarvan zij vroeger niet durfden te dromen; van warlord tot succesvol cybersex ondernemer.

Maar wie zijn de bedenkers van deze werelden en welke ideeën en ideologieën liggen eraan ten grondslag? Hoe gaat het bouwen van een virtueel utopia in zijn werk? Wat zijn de economische en politieke regels in de virtuele wereld? Is er persvrijheid? Hoe wordt er handel gedreven? Moeten de virtuele inwoners zich aan wetten houden, of zijn zij daar eindelijk helemaal vrij in? Zijn het echt ideale werelden zonder aardse beperkingen?

In deze documentaire gaan Femke Wolting en Jorien van Nes op zoek naar antwoorden op deze vragen.

Zij spreken de oprichters van de grootste virtuele werelden, waaronder Philip Rosedale van Second Life, Jae-Kyung Song van Lineage, Hilmar Veigar Petursson van EVE Online en Raph Koster van Metaplace over de ideeën achter hun werelden.

More references:

http://raphkoster.com/2009/05/09/another-perfect-world-documentary-on-vws

21
Jan
09

‘Rez we can!’

WoW insider

Interesting image from http://wowinsider.com/photos/adams-wow-gallery/1231030

(found via http://twitter.com/malburns)

02
Oct
08

Debates about BM 2008 theme: “The American Dream”

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Please join the independent GLOBAL ARTS & POLITICS – ONLINE OPEN DEBATES about the Burning Life (BL) / Burning Man (BM) 2008 theme:

“THE AMERICAN DREAM”

Thursday 2 + saturday 4 +  sunday 5, october 2008:
At SL 3 pm PDT ( = CEST 00:00 midnight) – till about SL 5 pm PDT (=CEST 02:00)

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* What is your association with “The American Dream”?

* Does your playa creation at BL fit this theme, and why did you do so?

* Did you decide not to join BL this year because of the theme ‘The American Dream’, why exactly?

* Did your visit at BM or BL change your views and opinion on “The American Dream”?

* What should be the theme for BM and BL in 2009? (Should BM and BL always have identical themes?)

+ Any other issues you can bring in about the BL theme

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Please join the discussion with voice and text chat around the campfire at the Meta.Live.Nu information-remix-art exhibition “Grid Gypsy Camp: Brazil”

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http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life%20%28Tigris%29/222/222/22

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Please be respectfull to eachother, even towards The American Dreamers! 😉
No insults please, nor other violations of the BL and SL Network Principles of course.

By joining the debate, you give permission for it to be logged and recorded for possible publication later on the web under a non-commercial creative commons license.

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After thursday 2 october, follow-up debates will be saturday 4 and sunday 5 october, same topics, same time, same place.

Sunday 5 october (last day of the Burning Life festival) we will have a round-up of all 3 debates.

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Please join the SL group ‘Meta.Live.Nu‘  for latest news updates.

And please check the EVENTS CALENDAR

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