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[- Women in Politics
By Aileen, Section Filter It Yourself!
Posted on Sat Apr 24th, 2004 at 02:15:42 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Filtered through many years of involvement in organizations promoting more women in leading positions

This Sunday we have elections in Austria for the office of federal president. The two candidates are Heinz Fischer from the Social-Democratic party and Benita Ferrero-Waldner from the conservative Austrian People's Party (OeVP). Ferrero-Waldner is probably most familiar from photos of national representatives, where she is invariably found, as Minister of Foreign Affairs, batting her heavily mascaraed eyelashes at the camera, trying to smile coquettely without smearing her lipstick ... Isn't that a terrible thing for a feminist to write about another woman? Maybe it is the case that any claim can be made in an election campaign, but it infuriates me the way Ferrero-Waldner is trying to play the "we need more women in politics" card. Why would anyone vote for her, just because she is a woman? Do we really need more women in politics? Like this?

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[- Terrorism, Viruses, Kiddie porn, and WI-FI
By amy, Section Filter It Yourself!
Posted on Sat Jan 3rd, 2004 at 11:43:23 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Filtered through an alarmist-about-alarmists filter.

CNET lists viruses, intruders, and terrorists, in the same breath. Apparently inspired by their talk with the US Dept of Homeland Security. But wait - it's the CNET interviewer, not the government guy, who brings up Nimda et al as though they're relevant to terrorism... and reminds us that "the success or failure of the government's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace hinges on private sector buy-in." There's already enough questions about what the alleged "terrorists" in Guantanamo Bay actually have done, without wondering if 16-year-old virus-writers are part of the mix. But is it governments, corporations, or both that are behind all this confusion? Lets look at some related incidents...

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[- Criminal artists
By Aileen, Section Filter It Yourself!
Posted on Sat Dec 6th, 2003 at 09:54:38 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Filtered through admiration for a wonderful translation

"We want artists to work and we want artists to learn Dutch. We want Rotterdam to look like any other Dutch city but at the moment we have more unemployed artists and crime than anywhere else"

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[- Garcia Marquez vs. Borges
By paullloydsargent, Section Filter It Yourself!
Posted on Sat Nov 15th, 2003 at 06:48:27 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Here's a silly one: For years now I've noticed new media artists quoting Borges (thanks in no small part I'm sure to Baudrillard) just as I found at art school architects and designers seemed to be so influenced by Calvino. Just for the heck of it, I'm curious what new media work would look like (or at least how we would write about it) if instead of Borges, we'd all read more Gabriel Garcia Marquez! Or Richard Brautigan. Or Donald Barthelme, for that matter. Any thoughts?

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[- cyberfeminism, feminism, gender
By Aileen, Section Filter It Yourself!
Posted on Fri Oct 24th, 2003 at 02:09:19 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Filtered through having been a feminist for a long time

Thanks, Ryan, for posting your review of Domain Errors! here. Reading it reinforced my certainty that I want this book, if it needed any reinforcing, I just keep forgetting to order it. I know my own reasons for wanting to read it, but now I am curious about your motivation. Would you mind commenting on that?

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[- abuse your illusions
By amy, Section Filter It Yourself!
Posted on Mon Oct 6th, 2003 at 07:11:44 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Filtered through a tendency to be a conspiracy theorist, but also a conflicting (in this case) tendency to distrust polls and statistics.
I think I'm having a filter crash.

Anyway, take the abuse your illusions quiz at disinfo.

Or is it all an illusion?

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[- Do you feel the overload?
By LukeKrissenger, Section Filter It Yourself!
Posted on Sun Sep 28th, 2003 at 03:06:41 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
The age of information overload and my fear of posting.

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[- Cyborg Liberation?
By GeertLovink, Section Filter It Yourself!
Posted on Tue Aug 5th, 2003 at 10:35:50 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Cyborg Liberation Front
July 30 - August 5, 2003

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