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Libre Graphics Magazine - the first magazine devoted to freeware graphics (and I'm in it!)

StudioXX - women + art + technology + society

 Free/Libre Culture Forum The FCForum is a space for the construction of proposals arising from civil society in order to strengthen citizen’s positions in the debate around the creation and distribution of art, culture and knowledge in the digital era.

Inkscape -An Open Source vector graphics editor.  Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.

Free Software Foundation - The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users.

TED - ideas worth spreading 

Web Urbanist - Sensational, educational and inspirational

Code Wide Open -  open source color discussion blog

Open Color Standard The Open Colour Standard is an effort to create a spot colour specification not hindered by restrictive licensing.

LuxirareLuxirare is a weekly webzine dedicated to clothing and cuisine. At Luxirare, the typical notion of a seasonal fashion show or seasonal “menu” does not exist. Styles and recipes are presented as individual pieces that do not follow a strict theme but rather a flow of ideas. The Luxirare principle is to use the unique mobility of the internet to develop an enticing, unorthodox presentation.

Improv Everwhere - we make scenes

Wholfin - Wholphin is a quarterly DVD magazine published by McSweeney’s, lovingly encoded with unique and ponderable films designed to make you feel the way we felt when we learned that dolphins and whales sometimes, you know, do it.  Available immediately by subscription and distributed quarterly in the same places you’ll find McSweeney’s and The Believer, each issue of Wholphin will contain a variety of extraordinary short films, docs, instructional videos, foreign sitcoms, and other cinema hybrids that deserve to be seen on very expensive televisions.

Ink and Snow - blogspot of Alaskan cartoonist Jamie Smth

Haute Macabre - It wasn't just a phase

KAHInstruments - a few of Keith A. Hewitt's custom guitars

BoingBoing -  Tech, culture and news for geeks

My drawing classes - Beginning & Intermediate and Advanced Drawing 

TechDirt - Started in 1997 by Floor64 founder Mike Masnick and then growing into a group blogging effort, the Techdirt blog uses a proven economic framework to analyze and offer insight into news stories about changes in government policy, technology and legal issues that affect companies ability to innovate and grow.

Freeculture.org - FreeCulture.org is an international chapter-based student organization that promotes the public interest in intellectual property and information & communications technology policy.

0100101110101101.org - A couple of restless con-artists who use non-conventional communication tactics to obtain the largest visibility with minimal effort. Past works include staging a hoax involving a completely made-up artist, ripping off the Holy See and spreading a computer virus as a work of art.

The Free Expression Policy Project - The Free Expression Policy Project (FEPP), founded in 2000, provides research and advocacy on free speech, copyright, and media democracy issues. In May 2004, FEPP became part of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

READ_ME Festival 1.2 A rather problematic question regarding the relationship between artists, "hi-tech" production technologies, and production itself remains unresolved. What position should an independent artist or activist take in the face of mass produced hi-tech tools intended to serve the needs of an artist, an intellectual or an average user?

Runme.org is a software art repository, launched in January 2003. It is an open, moderated database to which people are welcome to submit projects they consider to be interesting examples of software art. Software art is an intersection of two almost non-overlapping realms: software and art. It has a different meaning and aura in each. Software art gets its lifeblood and its techniques from living software culture and represents approaches and strategies similar to those used in the art world. Software culture lives on the Internet and is often presented through special sites called software repositories. Art is traditionally presented in festivals and exhibitions. Software art on the one hand brings software culture into the art field, but on the other hand it extends art beyond institutions.

Creative Commons is devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others to build upon and share.

REPOhistory began as a study group of artists, scholars, teachers, and writers focused on the relationship of history to contemporary society. We choose to create public art because we wanted to expand the audience for art by going outside the confines of the museum and gallery structure. By choosing to create work with strong, alternative social commentary we are drawing on a tradition in art that is often ignored; the legacy of the Berlin Dadaists, Russian Constructivists, the New York Photo League and contemporary organizations like Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D), Group Material and Grand Fury.

Emailmozaik Dutch artists Albert Roos and Jerousma e-mail each other computergenerated images, add and make changes to received images and send them back, in an endless circle.

Liquid Hacking Laboratory - Hacking strategies and art practice, including work from jodi, Heath Bunting, Lia, Rtmark, Vuk Cosic, Natalie Bookchin.

Deface - Interacitve site enabling users to undermine the notion of authorship.

A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press - Walk into virtually any corporate-owned bookstore in America, and you won't find anything on any shelf that wasn't designed, mass-produced, ordered, delivered, and stocked primarily for the purpose of making a profit. At its best, the underground press is the opposite of that.

The Alchemy Website - Over 90 megabytes online of information on alchemy in all its facets. Divided into over 1300 sections and providing tens of thousands of pages of text, over 2000 images, over 200 complete alchemical texts, extensive bibliographical material on the printed books and manuscripts, numerous articles, introductory and general reference material on alchemy.

Other Voices - the (e)Journal of Cultural Criticism

The Electronic Text Center's holdings include approximately 70,000 on-line humanities texts in thirteen languages, with more than 350,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.) We provide a high level of public access to our browseable and searchable texts. Thousands of these texts and images are publicly-accessible...

Trickster Theater

J.S.G. Boggs is an artist who has consistently employed the image of money in his art since 1984, when he first accidentally “spent” a drawing of a one-dollar bill. More recently he intentionally printed and “spent” 900 one-dollar Boggs-Bills which he “paid” to the organizer of a coin collectors convention, Florida United Numismatists (F.U.N.) Inc. F.U.N. then “paid” the Boggs-Bills to staff members and to a trade journal, Bank Note Reporter, for a full-page advertisement. The madness seems to have been contagious, for Bank Note Reporter then started handing them out as “change” to people who then went out and “spent” them in the greater world of the public-at-large...

Art Crimes - The Writing on the Wall

Adrian Piper - Piper has often used the concept of the "indexical present" to describe a decision-making strategy in her work by which the viewer is brought into direct and immediate relation to the art object.* Through such devices as mimicry of rationalization; naming, depiction, or confrontation of troubling realities; the use of indexical language such as "here," "now," "I," "you," "this;" representational, life-size human images posed frontally and making eye-contact with the viewer,

AltX - where the digerati meet the literati

Techno Seduction - There is nothing alarming in this situation. by Berta M. Sichel.

Will the Real Body Please Stand Up?

Zone Zero - from analog to digital photography

Disinformation - has evolved into the largest and most popular alternative news and underground culture destination on the Web. Today, The Disinformation Company, founded and still run by Metzger and business partner Gary Baddeley, is a member of New York City-based Razorfish Subnetwork (www.rsub.com), a diverse, very non-corporate entertainment company.

Cultronix - Cultronix is an interdisciplinary journal of art and cultural studies, addressing critical issues in contemporary institutions and practices. It publishes contributions spanning a wide range of media, and encourages contributors to use new media in order to expand critical and theoretical work to Internet reading audiences.


Turbulence - Film genre and the icons of the Times Square/42nd Street landscape converge in an exploration of the capacity of film to shape our sense of place. Crossroads creates a layered narrative space in which familiar elements of film and advertising culture are remixed in a series of pseudo films that blend personal myth and public space.

Mary Flanagan - My goal is to tell a story in an altogether new way -- by allowing the user to move through a story, to "happen" upon a scene, and to find his or her own meaning in this ever-enacted place. In some versions, users can then leave their mark and become part of the story--leave hints, impressions, etc--for the next viewer. This residue becomes part of the world, ready for the next user to discover.

THE GLIDE PROJECT began with The Death Dancers, a work of speculative fiction set 2,000 years in the future. Humanity has long been infected with the I-Virus - I for Immortality - and culture has evolved around a game: the Dance of Death. The game is played in mazes constructed of the signs of the visual Glide language. Being able to think in Glide - the domain of visual thought - is key to the resolution of the plot.

Vectorial elevation was an interactive artwork designed to transform the Zócalo square in Mexico City. This web site allowed you to control eighteen robotic searchlights that were placed around the plaza. Using a three dimensional interface you designed a light sculpture that covered the National Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral and the Templo Mayor Aztec ruins. Three webcams allowed you to see the designs in real time.

Young-Hae Chang - Heavy Industries, "...presents us with simple, ironic, and wickedly witty conceptual parables."

You need to feel emotionally unstable, hysteric or very patient.

<nettime> is not just a mailing list but an effort to formulate an international, networked discourse that neither promotes a dominant euphoria (to sell products) nor continues the cynical pessimism, spread by journalists and intellectuals in the 'old' media who generalize about 'new' media with no clear understanding of their communication aspects. we have produced, and will continue to produce books, readers, and web sites in various languages so an 'immanent' net critique will circulate both on- and offline.

BadArt - "I've scoured the United States for the past several years seeking the most appallingly bad art I could find."

The PSB Gallery of Thrift Store Art - "...my standard reply when people ask what type of paintings I collect is, "Anything old or weird". Although I long ago ran out of usable wall space to display my collection, the thrill of the hunt still has me happily digging through dozens of dusty paintings at thrift stores and flea markets in my quest for new masterpieces."

Steve's Bad Art Gallery - "A museum for profound questions and strong stomachs"

MOBA - The Museum of Bad Art is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory.

Tactical Media are what happens when the cheap 'do it yourself' media, made possible by the revolution in consumer electronics and expanded forms of distribution (from public access cable to the internet) are exploited by groups and individuals who feel aggrieved by, or excluded from, the wider culture. Tactical Media do not just report events; as they are never impartial, they always participate and it is this that more than anything separates them from mainstream media.

e~scape museum explores the intermediation of art and technology, society and culture. An integral part of the show will be housed on the Internet and will allow multimedia interaction by Internet users from all over the world. The interactive hypermedia environment of sound, images and objects in the Museum for Applied Arts - a temporary territory installation - explores the topology of e~scape and control.

Cultural Institutions and Initiatives - Public Netbase makes no representations about the suitablility of content or information made accessible. This data is provided 'as is' without express or implied warranties. Public Netbase shall not be liable under any theory for damages suffered by you or anyone else.

The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art @ the Queensland Art Gallery

Art Journal, founded in 1941, is a quarterly magazine devoted to 20th-and 21st-century art. One of the most vital, intellectually compelling, and visually engaging periodicals in the field, it features scholarly articles, conversations, portfolios, and other contributions by leading art historians, artists, curators, and critics. Published spring, summer, fall, and winter. Current issues of Art Journal are available as a benefit of College Arts Association.

EFF - The Electronic Frontier Foundation: protecting rights and promoting freedom in the electronic frontier.

Art in Context: a publicly supported nonprofit organization, has maintained this site since 1995 as an online reference library for the publication and dissemination of information about artists and where to find their work.
New York Arts Magazine

Since its founding in 1976, the P. S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center has emerged as an important home for cutting edge art in New York City. The museum draws heavily on site-specific and installation art, work which often engages the viewer in radically different ways from conventional art. To give online users a sense of these works, we have used IPIX PhotoBubbles, spherical electronic photographs...

Global Internet Liberty Campaign

Since its inception, Dia has defined itself as a vehicle for the realization of extraordinary artists' projects that might not otherwise be supported by more conventional institutions. To this end it has always sought to facilitate direct and unmediated experiences between the audience and the artwork. Beginning in early 1995, Dia initiated this series of artists' projects for the web by commissioning significant projects from artists who are interested in exploring the aesthetic and conceptual potentials of this medium.

Ars Electronica - For the past two decades the Austrian-based Ars Electronica, Festival for Art, Technology, and Society has played a pivotal role in the development of electronic media. Linking artistic practice and critical theory, the annual festival and symposium bring together scientists, philosophers, sociologists, and artists in an ongoing discourse on the effects of digital media on creativity--and on culture itself.

Internet Free Expression Alliance - The Internet is a powerful and positive forum for free expression. Internet users, online publishers, library and academic groups and free speech and journalistic organizations share a common interest in opposing the adoption of techniques and standards that could limit the vibrance and openness of the Internet as a communications medium.

Arts@large from the NYTimes - Every other Thursday, arts@large reports on the intersection of technology and the arts, including Web-based art exhibits, interactive music, hypertext fiction and other expressions of digital creativity.

Like a coat of two colors, the Museum serves dual functions. On the one hand the Museum provides the academic community with a specialized repository of relics and artifacts from the Lower Jurassic, with an emphasis on those that demonstrate unusual or curious technological qualities. On the other hand the Museum serves the general public by providing the visitor a hands-on experience of "life in the Jurassic"....more==>

Digital Future Coalition

Use of the Net beyond its one necessary function (i.e., information gathering), is a highly developed anti-social form of interacting. That someone would want to stay in his or her home or office and reject human contact in favor of a textually mediated communication experience can only be a symptom of rising alienation, not a cure for it. Why the repressive apparatus would want this isolation to develop is very clear: If someone is online, he or she is off the street and out of the gene pool. In other words, they are well within the limits of control. Why the marketing apparatus would desire such a situation is equally clear: The lonelier people get, the more they will have no choice but to turn to work and to consumption as a means of seeking pleasure...more==>

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cyberfeminism is not on sale (*) (*) cyberfeminism is not for sale (*) (*) cyberfeminismus ist nicht gut (*) (*) cyberfeminismus ist nicht schlecht (*) (*) cyberfeminismus ist nicht modern (*) (*) cyberfeminismus ist nicht post-modern (*) (*) cyberfeminism is not natural (*) (*) cyberfeminism is not essentialist (*) (*) cyberfeminism is not abject ...more==>

For historical purposes, we are reproducing the hacked page as well as the original page. All are uncensored so shield your children. Selecting each graphic will take you to the home page of the selected site. No attempt has been made to modify the content or the message on any site...more ==>

FreeBSD is an advanced BSD UNIX operating system for "PC-compatible" computers, developed and maintained by a large team of individuals.While you might expect an operating system with these features to sell for a high price, FreeBSD is available free of charge and comes with full source code. If you would like to try it out, more information is available...more==>

Featured Title: The Rotting Goddess, subtitle: the Origin of the Witch in Classical Antiquity. The Rotting Goddess lifts the skirts of Witchcraft, revealing the mysteries from which all scholarship to date has averted its eyes with a shudder: how Hekate became the triple goddess; why the witches meet at midnight; the origin of flying ointment, familiar spirit and cauldron; drawing down the moon. The first and only history which gives a circumstantial and scholarly treatment of witchcraft from 800 BC to 400 AD... more ==>

The Spoon Collective is dedicated to promoting discussion of philosophical and political issues...more==>

Early in the next millenium your left and right cuff links or earrings may communicate with each other by low-orbiting satellites and have more power than your PC." Have you ever wondered what your earrings would say to each other if they could have a confidential conversation? I have to confess I hadn't. One of the endearing things about Nicholas Negroponte, who conjured up this image, is that he hasn't either. What fascinates him, in Being Digital (1), is the possibility of the connection. Why bother with gossipy cuff-links? more==>

BUNKO is a hoot and a half. It's digital. It frees up time for more important things. BUNKO is that spare room in your grandmother's house you were always afraid to go in. BUNKO is cooler than wood panelling. BUNKO is total wank...more==>