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[- Joe Blogs goes to see the Queen
By joerabie, Section editors' corner
Posted on Mon Apr 12th, 2004 at 08:32:07 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
The other day, the Queen of England visited my town, Toulouse, in south western France. First she went to church, then she had lunch with the mayor, then she christened an airliner for Virgin Atlantic Airways at the Airbus Works, and then she went home. To my personal perplexity, I have always been fascinated by Her Royal Highness. A great big crowd of people turned out to see her. So I decided to go along and watch, try and discover what hides behind this aberration of mine. Royalty is a bit like the appendix at the bottom end of the human intestine, an artefact that has survived in modern times. In some countries it has gone off with a bang, in others it still survives...

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[- discussion about Discordia
By joerabie, Section editors' corner
Posted on Sun Apr 4th, 2004 at 09:22:30 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Discordia has been very quiet recently, and I wonder why it has such difficulty gaining and keeping momentum as a place of community. Discordia has been likened to a discussion forum, which I find apt, and to a blog, which I find unadapted.

What are the ingredients for turning austere Discordia into a community with swing?

Here are some ideas to start a discussion...

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[- Endless middle ground?
By MichaCudrna, Section whatever...
Posted on Tue Mar 23rd, 2004 at 05:05:08 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
One of the intellectual property battlefields - scientific publishing has been undergoing deep changes for some time. The polarity of views is visible as anywhere else, where op-and-pro-ponents of IP shout out lound and bark at each other. And again, someone appears who wants to introduce peace.

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[- A weblog is not a mailing list
By Aileen, Section editors' corner
Posted on Fri Mar 19th, 2004 at 10:03:19 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
This may be quite obvious, but as discussions often seem to concentrate on whatever post is at the top of the front section, I would like to call attention to one of the differences again: what has been posted to Discordia stays here.

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[- Auto-didactic?
By Michael Lis, Section question corner
Posted on Thu Mar 18th, 2004 at 10:36:22 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
A question regarding the future of (self-) education in the age of information.

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[- What are we talking about and how?
By Aileen, Section question corner
Posted on Tue Mar 2nd, 2004 at 06:57:44 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
At the conference Public Art Policies in Vienna this weekend a question of terms came up again and again. Are we using the same words in the same way? Which words need to be redefined, replaced, or - as Simon Sheikh suggested - reclaimed?

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[- Queer Funding in South Asia/New Media ?
By vishwaskulkarni, Section question corner
Posted on Sat Feb 21st, 2004 at 11:22:04 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
I am writing a brief note on queer funding for the arts in South Asia (non existent)
However, I am trying to engage in a project that looks at the queer arts in a more positive form and not as a victimized community.
As such The Fabulous Laboratory ( is an empowered organization that looks at funding agencies not as a concern that wants to be side-lined or specialized as a queer organization, but instead wishes to pitch itself as an organization that is at the forefront of cutting edge cinema, lit and new media. for more details, do visit The Fabulous Laboratory at
Do post your comments in regard to this issue. Thanks

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[- The Packet Gang (Part One): Openness And Its Discontents
By jamieking, Section guest host history
Posted on Wed Feb 18th, 2004 at 03:37:34 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Here is a piece that I wrote for issue 27 of Mute Magazine, where I am currently Information Politics editor. I am currently composing the second part of this piece, and will post some of the working material from that here over the next few days.

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