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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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[- Progressive Art Institutions in the Age of Dissolving Welfare States
By geraldraunig, Section guest host history
Posted on Tue Feb 10th, 2004 at 07:14:33 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
as our institute, the eipcp, is organizing a conference on public art policies and the function of critical art institutions (vienna, 26-28 feb 2004) - as we know them since decades at least in Europe -, i would like to use the opportunity here on discordia to discuss the main questions of this issue.

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[- Love and Hate in the Era of Surveillance:
By paullloydsargent, Section guest host history
Posted on Mon Jan 19th, 2004 at 07:24:39 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Surveillance and notions of privacy are rather common points of discussion on sites like Discordia, but I am personally interested in a very specific affect of contemporary consumer technology. While picturing Romeo and Juliet with Google searches and Caller ID, I wonder what it must be like to be young and obsessively in love today, in an era of gadgets and services that allow one to watch, to track and trace, to snoop on one's object of desire? How has this technology affected "typical" human behavior? How has it affected dating, love and the all-encompassing teen crush?

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[- Dos Observaciones. Entre el Emisor y el Receptor
By IgnacioNieto, Section guest host history
Posted on Sun Jan 11th, 2004 at 10:58:05 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Debido a la configuración dinámica de este weblog, este texto no pretende clausurar el tópico que abarca: la relación existente entre el receptor y el emisor. En este caso específico, entre obra y espectador, sino que completamente lo contrario; analizar, discutir y evaluar dicha instancia arrastrada por el arte durante siglos, en una época en donde el control es ejercido férreamente por los mecanismos del mercado global.

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[- Social Software & Senior Citizens
By SophiaRawlinson, Section guest host history
Posted on Mon Oct 27th, 2003 at 01:14:04 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
As part of my MA dissertation, I discussed what I thought social software was, and attempted to create a prototype new media scheme for senior citizens.

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[- Critical Curating
By StellaRollig, Section guest host history
Posted on Sun Oct 19th, 2003 at 01:51:03 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Hosting Curating Degree Zero Archive right now at O.K Center for Contemporary Art in Linz, I found myself reflecting on the term "Critical Curating". It is used by Dorothee Richter and Barnaby Drabble, the organizers of CDZA, to describe the focus of their project.
Striving for a "critical" practice, I believe in Walter Benjamin's sentence that the question is not how you relate to the conditions ("Produktionsverhaeltnisse") but how you act within them. [...]

[editor's note, by Aileen] For an introduction to Stella's topic of critical curating, read about the project Curating Degree Zero Archive. Curating Degree Zero Archive is a touring exhibition, archive and web resource exploring the field of critical curating:

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[- Agitprop as tactical media
By joerabie, Section guest host history
Posted on Sun Oct 12th, 2003 at 12:36:03 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
The subject for the coming week is Agitprop, which is the design and delivery of subversive messages. Internet is an ideal medium for Agitprop, as it allows us to bypass establishment media to reach people, affordably, and in total independence. Moreover, the unique possibilities offered by interactive media allow one to develop new paradigms of expression...

[editor's note, by amy]: Discordia welcomes Joe Rabie as our first in a series of guest hosts who will lead a discussion in the guest host's corner on an area of their interest.

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