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Re: The Californian Reality (from: New Geography)

Nettime - 22 January, 2014 - 00:16
Kotkin should come with a Surgeon General's warning. Although the class divisions he describes are real, the standard, age-old Kotkin fare is to prescribe fossil fuel drilling, labor deregulation, and suburbanization as equalizers. By the way, Google buses are not being "attacked", as Lovink put it. In one instance that I know of an individual smashed a window. The protests against the Google buses, besides, have little to do with the libertarian Kotkin agenda. I don't know if the suggestion was that there's a knee-jerk tech "backlash" (the sensationalist media's favored buzzword) or what.

Re: The Californian Reality (from: New Geography)

Nettime - 21 January, 2014 - 22:05
In 2009 I had a visceral experience of the world described in this post. As a former Californian I had long since understood that I was priced out of my home state and would never again live in the city of San Francisco (which anyway was losing its charms as the monoculture set it). It is a strange experience to move through the places you grew up, those beautiful landscapes with nature so near, and realize that to have a productive life in your old home you would have to work for a corporation, or start promoting yourself like mad, or sink your all in some speculative venture for which I obviously have no taste. But hey, whatever, I am privileged, I could always move back to the Napa Valley house that my family built with our own hands on land that costed nothing at the time and now is protected from impossible taxes by prop 13. The problem, as this article points out, is what actually happened to Californian society. By 2009 the UC student movements had revealed the tuition and loan scam that grew right

Re: The Californian Reality (from: New Geography)

Nettime - 21 January, 2014 - 01:49
I have certainly seen these changes during the past eight years that I have lived in California, near Sacramento. However, the green initiatives cannot be simply written off that way considering our miserable air quality, the water rationing that has just started, the loss of pollinating insects, and our struggles to resist large-scale fracking. All of these are important not just for quality of human life, but for agriculture. The agricultural economy of California is as important as the tech, not only for the state, but for the US food supply, and it has been carried out in an unsustainable way for far too long. The ignorance of techno-oligarchs about how the rest of the state lives doesn't help either, because LA, SF and those other coastal areas ask for ever more water each year. I'm not sure yet where the growing frustration with inequality in California will take us, but my impression is that more and more people around me are reaching a limit. That could lead to a stronger grassroots movement, or

The Californian Reality (from: New Geography)

Nettime - 20 January, 2014 - 23:47
(I got this from Thorsten Schilling, it reminded me of the recent attacks on the Google busses in SF /geert) California’s New Feudalism Benefits a Few at the Expense of the Multitude by Joel Kotkin 10/05/2013 California has been the source of much innovation, from agribusiness and oil to fashion and the digital world. Historically much richer than the rest of the country, it was also the birthplace, along with Levittown, of the mass-produced suburb, freeways, much of our modern entrepreneurial culture, and of course mass entertainment. For most of a century, for both better and worse, California has defined progress, not only for America but for the world. As late as the 80s, California was democratic in a fundamental sense, a place for outsiders and, increasingly, immigrants—roughly 60 percent of the population was considered middle class. Now, instead of a land of opportunity, California has bec

P2Pvalue Debate / Project 22 January Barcelona & online

Nettime - 19 January, 2014 - 10:10
Hoping is of the interest of people in this list. ENGLISH/CATAL?/CASTELLANO ENGLISH Debate & Presentation European project P2Pvalue: Conditions that favour value creation in common-based peer production 22 January 2014 // Debate 18-21h Barcelona (CCCB) & online. Networking meet up 21-23h at the C3 BAR (CCCB). How does value works in the emerging organizational forms? What conditions favor the collaborative production? What distinguishes the commons from the traditional hierarchical and commercial organizations? Discussion and presentation of the European action research project P2Pvalue "Techno-social platform for sustainable models and value generation in commons-based peer production in the Future Internet". < at >P2Pvalue #P2Pvalue Live streaming:<> Lloc: CCCB - Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona. Sala Auditori Event info: The Common based peer production is an emerging and innovative production m

Re: Data archiving for artists?

Nettime - 18 January, 2014 - 17:18
Perhaps this case study by the Belkin Gallery from InterPARES 3 may be of interest: ort.pdf Luciana Dr. Luciana Duranti Chair and Professor | Archival Studies School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies The University of British Columbia | The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 470-1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Phone 604 822 2587 | Fax 604 822 6006 luciana.duranti-KIEzZT2xGVg< at > | <> | Director I Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives <>

Fwd: [mfalist] More Rotterdam

Nettime - 18 January, 2014 - 09:14
Begin forwarded message: From: "Keith J. Sanborn" <ksanborn-cTYGs6MY1n5VX4AG5UhMJw< at >> Date: January 15, 2014 at 6:20:11 PM EST To: "mfalist-kNCbaTm1ksI< at > mfalist-kNCbaTm1ksI< at >" <mfalist-kNCbaTm1ksI< at >> Subject: [mfalist] More Rotterdam Reply-To: "Keith J. Sanborn" <ksanborn-cTYGs6MY1n5VX4AG5UhMJw< at >> For any of you who might happen to be in the vicinity, there will be a day-long symposium (10h-16h) on Monday January 27 around the exhibition called Post-Script (in which I have a piece) at the Piet Zwart Institute featuring talks by Rick Prelinger, Pablo Sigg, and yours truly. Here the official press release: Dates: Monday 27th January Doors Open at 10:30 and lectures begin at 11:00 POST SCRIPT A symposium organized by the Piet Zwart Institute, Creating 010 & The 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam Location: Karel Doormanhof 45 3012GC Rotterdam POST

loophole for all show and more stuff

Nettime - 18 January, 2014 - 03:34
from: Paolo Cirio <info-lQYJjxy0Be79CHvZ6l3MoQ< at >> Dear all, I?d like to direct you to my solo show Loophole for All at Aksioma | Project Space in Ljubljana: The exhibition opened on January 15th. Here the first pictures of the installation: Others pictures of the concurrent exhibition at CCC Strozzina in Florence are here: The installation is also currently displayed at ZKM, Center for Art and Media, in Karlsruhe, as well as at MAK, Museum for Applied Arts, in Vienna, some pictures: A new interview about the project has recently been published in The Wild Magazine, in which I recap my impulse to work in this field, as well as other issues related to offshore finance: A

Re: Data archiving for artists?

Nettime - 17 January, 2014 - 03:55
Re: <nettime> Data archiving for artists? John Hopkins <jhopkins-LRlVL1xtBs0sV2N9l4h3zg< at >> temp <voyd-aPrZ2EdqNgQ< at >> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:29:06 -0700 From: John Hopkins <jhopkins-LRlVL1xtBs0sV2N9l4h3zg< at >> Subject: Re: <nettime> Data archiving for artists? Ei FLick... Through a more-or-less constant energy input :: life-time and life-energy. Multiple redundancy of particular information storage systems is necessary. A record of those redundant copies is necessary as is some modicum of control over them. If they are not subject to your control, then you should not consider them in your redundancy count. (or you have to make a statistical guesstimate as to the efficacy of your control over remote situations -- as well as your local situation)... Nothing is 'permanent' so look around to see what persists b

net neutrality scandal redux

Nettime - 17 January, 2014 - 02:27
Hello, from Media Matters [16.01.14]: "The Wall Street Journal applauded a court decision invalidating the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net neutrality regulations, spinning the rules as hampering innovation and benefitting only "the giants of Silicon Valley," despite experts who warned of the damaging impact such a ruling might have on the public's access to online content." In case this passed you by here is a brief bit of background: "The idea of "net neutrality" is also called "open internet" because it argues that no government or company can regulate the flow of the Internet. Advocates say that if left without regulation, large service providers will give preferential treatment to larger companies that can pay more. Meanwhile, smaller tech companies without deep, corporate pockets, will not be able to compete for premium service." [Reuters, 1/14/14] You betcha, look who is applauding the decision: "Net neutrality travels under the guise of ordering Internet service providers

Re: Data archiving for artists?

Nettime - 16 January, 2014 - 11:52
Re: Data archiving for artists? Rob Myers <rob-MHOfhu0kjIxg9hUCZPvPmw< at >> Data archiving for artists? Tracey P. Lauriault <tlauriau-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w< at >> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:24:34 -0800 From: Rob Myers <rob-MHOfhu0kjIxg9hUCZPvPmw< at >> Subject: Re: <nettime> Data archiving for artists? On 14/01/14 04:35 PM, Flick Harrison wrote: I publish everything on gitorious or keep it in private repos on bitbucket, I keep copies on multiple USB hard disks, I backup offsite via rsync and OwnCloud, and I keep multiple DVD backups at different locations with family members. I also convert work to new formats as they become popular and check that work runs/displays in current versions of software periodically. The expensive parts are the rsync and the hard disks. The laborious part is making sure everything runs. - Rob. -

Data archiving for artists?

Nettime - 15 January, 2014 - 06:35
Just wondering - How do you all save your data for your personal archives? I'm just not sure how stable all my old films and videos are. I use BluRay disks to backup raw footage from more recent projects, but a lot of my stuff is just on redundant hard drives that I copy once in a while. A few major things are in regional library collections and distribution where they are safer. Older projects are on tape, which has a longer shelf life than SD cards, USB sticks or HDD, but still dubious in the very long term. Does anyone have efficient / affordable strategies for keeping their life's work safe? I'm talking many gigabytes of raw footage, video masters, project files, etc. - Flick

Net Neutrality Rules Struck Down by DC Court (fwd)

Nettime - 15 January, 2014 - 04:45
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:49:47 From: NAMAC <jack-spSwRZOGpAbYtjvyW6yDsg< at >> To: <sondheim-VmQCmMdMyN0AvxtiuMwx3w< at >> Subject: Net Neutrality Rules Struck Down by DC Court Connecting You to the Media Arts Community Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality In a blow to Net Neutrality, today the DC Circuit Court struck down the Federal Communications Commission?s Open Internet Order that prevents Internet service providers from giving preferential treatment to some online content over other. This is a huge blow to all who currently make independent media works that rely on an open Internet. Media works created outside the commercial industry may now be relegated to the ?slow lanes?, thereby marginalizing public interest and artistically expressive works. We cannot allow this to happen!?? The Internet must remain open and available to all, as it currently is, to ensure that Internet users have equal, unfettered access to conte

transmediale 2014 afterglow

Nettime - 14 January, 2014 - 15:37
Dear nettimers, It is that time of year again, transmediale festival is coming up at the end of the month, this month heading into and hopefully beyond the "afterglow" of digital culture. Accreditations for professionals and press ends on Jan 15. Read the programme announcement below and full details at Hope to see you there. /Kristoffer Gansing, artistic director, transmediale festival for art and digital culture, Berlin. transmediale 2014 afterglow, 29 Jan - 2 Feb 2014 //////////////////////////////////////////////////// ///The revolution is over. Welcome to the afterglow./// /////////////////////////////////////////////////// The digital revolution was a dinner party but its afterglow is not. The once utopian promises of high-definition audiovisuals, real-time electronic communication and infinite storage possibilities are just some of the digital culture perspectives that are now widely disseminated. At the same time as these phenomena are still shrouded in the glossy aes

Vipul Kharbanda's Bitcoin round-up (for CIS-India)

Nettime - 14 January, 2014 - 12:34 (In this paper, Vipul Kharbanda analyses the laws and regulations that apply to Bitcoin in India, and comes to the conclusion that the government has wide powers that it can exercise, if it wishes, to regulate Bitcoin.) Even though it's written with India's legal regime in focus, this article appears to give an excellent overview of the nature of BTC as a financial instrument (of sorts). Kind of legal primer on BTC thus, blank India out if you wish, yet in a globalised world and unified world-wide financial regimes and regulatory policies, it doesn't make very much difference.

Re: two-bitcoin?! The full text in chat-format

Nettime - 14 January, 2014 - 05:57
This is mostly nonsense. It is however refreshing to see bitcoin talked about from a perspective other than goldbug "neo-classical" "libertarianism," but there are major misconceptions both about bitcoin and about Marx's analysis of money here. First, there are no "posited" coins in bitcoin. You never actually own a coin, strictly speaking. They are instead negatively determined: they're the result of a ledger balance which sums inputs and outputs. This may seem a meaningless distinction but it was the major innovation that made bitcoin the first viable e-currency because it makes it possible to prevent counterfeiting. The work of "confirming" a transaction, performed by miners after the transaction takes place, checks that inputs and outputs match and are one-to-one. See e.g. here: This means "physical" bitcoins are not necessarily stored on your computer. They are stored in a public ledger which is copied by each miner and anyone runn

two-bitcoin?! The full text in chat-format

Nettime - 14 January, 2014 - 01:44
two-bitcoin?! TextJam as A tour in the orbit of bitcoins'[s] circulation, revolution and condition of flowing concerning the measure of value based on human labour December 20, 2013 (17:08) 20:00 - open end (in English) The full text in chat-format Unicode For text with German comment see: [05:05 pm] System: Chat room created. Welcome! To invite people to the chat room, just give them this address. [05:05 pm] System: n0name DE (IP 176.199.***.***) enters. [05:08 pm] n0name: two-bitcoin?! TextJam now here: [05:08 pm] n0name: bitcoining 20-open? [05:08 pm] n0name: don't have the time, got to work. [05:09 pm] n0name: since 17:08 [05:13 pm] n0name: two-bitcoin?!? two-bitcoin?! [05:13 pm] n0name: but not the money is the richnessnes [05:13 pm] n0name: bitcoining 20-open? don't have the time, got to work. [05:13 pm] n0name: The sudden reversi

FW: An Internet for the Common Good: Engagement,Empowerment and Justice for All: A Community Informatics Declaration

Nettime - 13 January, 2014 - 19:52
An Internet for the Common Good: <> Engagement, Empowerment and Justice for All A Community Informatics Declaration Effective use of the Internet will benefit everyone. Currently the benefits of the Internet are distributed unequally: some people gain power, wealth and influence from using the Internet while others struggle for basic access. In our vision, people in their communities and everywhere - including the poor and marginalized in developing and developed countries, women and youth, indigenous peoples, older persons, those with disabilities

Re: Anonymous movement in decline?

Nettime - 12 January, 2014 - 16:22
indeed: "On Saturday, the home page of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was hacked, reportedly by the Anonymous group. Last year Swartz's family accused MIT and government prosecutors of being complicit in his death."

Re: Losing Aaron

Nettime - 11 January, 2014 - 03:16
Hi All, I've used this article as a reference work for a current project of mine called "Wish4[0]", a project based on a poetic interpretation of the maxim ?Be Careful What You Wish For?. The title of the work, *Wish4[0]*, is a truncation ? and linguistic reworking ? of the idea of wish fulfilment in the digital age, one where willing users and audience members are subjected to an ?always-on? news cycle, where social media and content streaming are the preferred method of information sourcing and privacy is an elastic concept. One of my intentions in creating "Wish4[0]" is to explore the pull of a user?s desire to be continually digitally connected. This project takes as its inspiration this perpetual tugging at a user?s consciousness by the digital: each day, for 40 days, I?m posting a creative response that will take as its immediate inspiration a headline ? or item - drawn from the electronic news cycle of that specific day. "Day 2" explored "Losing Aaron": C
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