The Web site for the International Rapid Prototyping Sculpture
Exhibition is now up at
(Two New Zealanders are part of the traveling group show.)
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Kia ora katou katoa
I have just joined the ADA list and here is a little mihi about myself.
I was born in Taranaki in 1960. My father was a Dutch immigrant and my mother is quarter Scottish/Isle of Mann on one side, and on her father's side it is mostly Irish descent, going furthest back in New Zealand born, to my great-great-grandmother. All I know is that she was born in Dunedin.
I ended up living in Dunedin for 9 years, having done a stint at the art school there, before moving to the Netherlands in 1989. And I am still here.
I am a visual artist who currently works 3 days a week as a webdesigner for the Dutch educational broadcasting corporation, Teleacnot (www.teleacnot.nl (sorry only in Dutch!). I started out just doing stuff in html and photoshop, etc, and now mostly design/make small interactive things, grandiosely called 'games'. Because I often only have 3 days to make each one, including working out the idea and doing the drawings, they are not too complicated.
I made or co-made many of the flash games on the www.schooltv.nl - but it's hard to find anything if you can't read Dutch. Two sites that are easier to find (because they are visual) are: www.schooltv.nl/hbb (click on the puzzle or the green cabinet and look for the word "spel" (game in Dutch))
or this www.schooltv.nl/heiligehuisjes flash site (click on the blue speech bubble to proceed)
However a main occupation are my art projects.
I work in various media. The last two shows I was involved in were: a performance work in a forest in southern France and a shoe with a silkscreen text inside it at a small festival in the U.K. I am particularly interested in our age of 'mutable media' in how this affects art interactivity/ presentation/reception/ownership/etc,etc.
In between other projects over the last few years, I've been working on a computer work that initially I'd intended as a cdrom, but I might end making it web-based - there are some unfinished bits at: members.fortunecity.com/huianui/danscd/index.html
I'm interested in using video and net media to tell stories in lateral ways, rather than in pushing the limits of any particular medium. However I am fascinated by the mutability of boundaries - which means I go to lots of lots of shows and conferences, etc. Living in the Netherlands is handy for this, but I do intend to return to Aotearoa one day. Just not yet.
I will be in South Korea in April 2004 and am toying with the idea of coming to Aotearoa in March for a few weeks but I will need to do some teaching or workshops. Last time (2000) I gave some slide-lectures on contemporary art shows at the art schools in W-h-anganui, New Plymouth, Otepoti (Dunedin), and the ChCh polytechnic.
What I did then was just show lots of slides from shows in Europe where I tended to focus on performance, various media installation, as well as shows like the last few Venice Biennales, Documenta, the Turner Prize, as well as some lesser known shows.
If anyone is interested in having me give a slideshow -or to show some videowork or to do a day workshop on performance or video related work, just send me an email, and ask for more information or pass this email onto someone who might be interested. My slide-talks suit a general art student audience best, I think.
This link will show most of my own work, starting from the latest stuff: - http://members.fortunecity.com/huianui/cv.htm
This one links to some things I've written: http://members.fortunecity.com/huianui/words.htm
And last but not least, you might find a project I did last year in Oxford of interest: http://members.fortunecity.com/huianui/oxford.htm
Comments/criticism are welcome.
Ka kõrero pukapuka
Sonja van Kerkhoff
Sonja van Kerkhoff
webdesigner Teleacnot, Hilversum, The Netherlands http://www.schooltv.nl tel: +31 (0)35 - 6293 367
eigen spul - own stuff: http://go.to/sonjavank
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Kia ora koutou
Please find below the website address and foreword info on the Digital
Review of Asia Pacific, a book I think will be a valuable reference for
anyone interested in ICT development in the region.
I'd appreciate it if you could encourage your libraries etc. to purchase a
copy. Visit the site for order details. We'll be working on a 2004/5
edition next year. (I covered NZ for this year's edition)
Please also forward to anyone else you think would be interested.
DIGITAL REVIEW OF ASIA PACIFIC LAUNCHED IN CONJUNCTION WITH PREP-COM-3 OF
THE WORLD SUMMIT ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
Orbicom, PAN-IDRC, APDIP-UNDP and Southbound launched The Digital Review of
Asia Pacific 2003/2004 to mark the holding of the third preparatory
committee meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in
Geneva from 15-26 September 2003.
The publication reviews how information and communication technologies
(ICTs) are being deployed across the Asia Pacific to support socioeconomic
development of countries and territories in the region. It focuses on nine
* Local online content
* Online services
* Key national initiatives
* Enabling policies
* Regulatory environment
* Open source movement
* Research and development
The 2003/2004 edition covers 27 economies and includes a special chapter on
the Pacific Islands.
Parts of the publication are available for free download at
DIGITAL REVIEW OF ASIA PACIFIC
Riding the waves of change: Transforming the digital divide into digital
Maria Ng Lee Hoon
"The new communications era should not be perceived as a purely
technological phenomenon. Its ultimate impact is social and cultural,
although technological advancement is the key enabler. This new era invites
a change in social and cultural patterns."
Tengku Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen1 (1996)
The Digital Review of Asia Pacific aims to report on the state-of-practice
of ICTs in the region, on the innovative ways the new technologies are being
deployed to advance the socioeconomic development of Asia-Pacific countries
and on emerging attempts to transform the digital divide into digital
To take stock of the situation and elicit some of the future trends
involved, four organisations decided to come together on this initiative as
co-publishers of this volume: the Asia-Pacific Development Information
Programme (APDIP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the
Pan Asia Networking (PAN) Programme of the International Development
Research Centre (IDRC) and, the network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications
(ORBICOM) in close collaboration with Southbound. This publication is an
extension of the innovative editorial concept for the Pan Asia Networking
Yearbook published in the early years of the digital revolution by IDRC.
The readership we are aiming to serve includes all who work at societal
transformation through ICTs for development, including policy makers,
members of industry, ICT specialists and development practitioners both
within the Asia-Pacific region and on the international scene.
The authors participating in this initiative belong to the same diverse
constituencies as the target audiences and come from 27 economies in the
region, including areas for which almost no data was available until very
recently. The authors and members of the editorial board met in Kuala Lumpur
in November 2002 to conduct a peer-review process, which determined the
content of this publication and elicited the regional trends published here.
They also enjoyed the opportunity of taking part in a public forum at the
MIMOS headquarters while in Malaysia.
A choice was made by the participants of the Kuala Lumpur meeting for a
non-technology focus for this first edition of the Digital Review of Asia
Pacific to complement the existing body of literature devoted mainly to
connectivity, access and e-readiness issues, 2ensuring that this publication
meets the current critical need of reporting on how the region is deploying
ICTs for development.
A number of our contributing authors took part in the Asia-Pacific regional
consultation on the World Summit on the Information Society, and the series
of case studies presented here provide us with an impressive diagnostic of
the transition between the digital divide and the digital opportunities for
the countries covered. These diagnostics will be updated on a regular basis
via e-mail to registered subscribers. This publication will be followed up
by the 2004-2005 edition.
The case studies and the regional trends discussed in this edition present
us with a unique source of information by key scholars, members of the
industry and policy makers who are well established in their respective
countries. The chapters provide solid, well-grounded and nuanced
perspectives on current issues and challenges. They make a unique
contribution to ongoing national debates concerning endogenous development
and to regional and international debates leading to the two phases of the
World Summit on the Information Society of December 2003 in Geneva and
November 2005 in Tunis.
The regional trends provide us with the building blocks for a discussion on
the leadership needed to effectively deploy ICTs to achieve development
goals and about the different types of actors involved: national
governments, corporations, scholarly communities, civil society and donor
agencies. One of the weak links undoubtedly relates to the lack of
leadership within some technology and scholarly communities to strengthen
the response of the education system to the ICT revolution and to provide
leadership in the localisation of content.
A very young man, more than 40 years ago, presented a PhD dissertation
entitled Struckturwandel der Offentlichkeit ,3later published by Herman
Luchterhand Verl g (1962). One might consider, when reading the 28 essays
here, that we could expand on Habermas' analysis of the role of the press in
the creation of a new public sphere and consider that we are entering a new
communications era, with the technologies and the cultural and social
changes they induce, confronting us with a new type of public sphere, very
different from the traditional mass media, much more participatory in nature
and much more international.
Such a new set of dynamics, be it in Afghanistan or in Japan, Timor-Leste,
China or India, invites us to an unfamiliar way of riding the waves of
change. We still have to learn how to cope with these new dynamics and to
ensure that they allow for the realisation of the millennium development
1. Azzman Shariffadeen (1996). New Communications Era: Economic, Social and
Cultural Consequences for Developing Nations. In A. Goonasekara, Y.S. Beng &
A. Mahizhnan (Eds), Opening Windows: Issues in Communications . (pp.
104-12). Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre.
2. Dutra, S., Lanvin, B. & Paua, F. (Eds) (2003). The Global Information
Technology Report: Readiness for the Networked World . New York : Oxford
3. Habermas, Jurgen (Translated by Thomas Burger) (2000). The Structural
Transformation of the Public Sphere . Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 11th
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for anyone thats interested:
MAKROLAB LAB OPERATIONS ON ISLAND OF CAMPALTO WILL CONTINUE UNTIL END OF
MAY 2004, PAST THE CLOSING DATE OF THE VENICE BIENNALE
CALL FOR OPERATIONS AND PROJECTS PROPOSALS FOR THE MAKROLAB TERRITORY
Makrolab, Isola di Campalto, Laguna di Venezia 11.9.03 23.00Z
The MAKROLAB markIIex structure was installed on the island of Campalto
(Isola di Campalto) in the Venice Lagoon on June 13, 2003 as part as
part of the Biennale di Venezia art exhibition, Individual systems
section and the PHARE CBC Interreg IIIA program, organised by Patagonia
Art, rx:tx and Projekt Atol.
On September 15, the lab operations will stop for a month for
winterisation preparations and winter overhaul and the resident Projekt
Atol and rx:tx crew will prepare the lab for the new climatic
conditions. Operations will resume on October 15 or earlier, depending
on the overhaul speed. The network operations will continue without
stopping on November 2, as previously planned, when the Venice Biennale
finishes. The lab operations will continue!
>From September 12 on, PROJEKT ATOL is starting to accept proposals from
the tactical media community individual workers and teams, free and open
source software community workers, radio scientists, biologists,
ornithologists, ichtiologists, engineers, ecologists and artists for
operations and projects proposals for the Winter 2003 and Spring 2004
The lab is equipped with a 450D/150U satellite tcp/ip link, a primary
ADSL based radio link, two multi OS workstations, a server, a printer
and a scanner, data logger, sensor suite, satellite Ku band receiving
capability, HF and VHF radios and from December 15 on a radar and a
10foot parabolic motorised dish.
The crews are expected to manage the laboratory while in residency in
all its technological and social aspects, to manage the project webspace
and to document their work and day to day operations. Knowledge of
boating, meteorology, electrical systems and networks is advisable, but
not a condition.
The MAKROLAB primary research areas are in the following fields:
Telecommunications mapping and reflection, cryptography, network mapping
and topologies, free and open source software coding and distribution
systems, remote sensing data acquisition and processing, bird migration
patterns and navigation, captial migration mapping and reflection, human
economic migrations mapping and reflection, ecological and social impact
of migratory patterns, migration interrelation algorithms, local ecology
awareness information systems, closed energy and waste cycle
development, robotic sensor deployment, biospheric environment research,
non linear and non hierarchic data display, use and dissemination,
autonomous social systems, closed ecologies research, network centric
identity research, energy production, storage, containment and
Any research dealing with cold weather and arctic/antarctic conditioning
is welcome, as well as any research and work dealing with the local,
Venice lagoon ecology in all its aspects.
The operations and project proposals should include the following check
- title of the proposal
- author, authors and email contact
- category or field of the proposal (if applicable)
- proposal or proposals abstracts with a proposed time line (maximum 2
pages, we strongly suggest residencies of at least 15 days). Proposals
for shorter periods will be given equal scrutiny, but the experience of
the lab operations is that the longer the residency, the more effective
it can be. Makrolab is physically and socially a challenging
environment, and an adaptation period is almost always a neccesity.
- crew member list with email contact and short CV (a maximum of 5 and a
minimum of 2 crew members will be allowed during the winter and spring
- possible special dietary, medical and similar needs of the crew
members should be noted already in the proposals
All work done in the lab must be or become OPEN SOURCE and must be
publicly available. No private projects with distribution and
presentation limitation can be accepted, due to the nature of the
project. Projects in the tactical and strategic categories are an
exception to this rule and will be assesed on an individual basis.
The crews travel expenses will be covered to a maximum of EUR 200 per
crew member and will be assesed individually, the supply stocking will
be done in conjunction with the crews, but budgeted by the lab operations.
Any special material and equipment needs cannot be at this time
supported by Makrolab, but attention will be given to proposals that
include equipment that could be integrated into lab�s future operations.
Each crew member must show proof of valid health insurance for Italy and
is responsible for her/his travel arrangements to and from Venice,
Italy. A free, unguarded parking facility is available for those
traveling by car.
The maximum allowed volume of the personal items should fit in the crew
70X70X50 cm rack storage, a networkable laptop computer is very much
Note: there are no clothes cleaning facilities in the lab, although
arrangements can be made for emergency situations. Winter and waterproof
clothing is prescribed for the Winter and Spring operations, since the
use of the boat in the winter will be a wet affair. A clothing plan
should be part of each crew member planning for the work and the stay in
Makrolab is an equal opportunity program, open to everybody. Operations
and project proposals will be assesed on the basis corelations with the
projects main objectives and research, tactical and strategic interests.
The MAKROLAB project is an ongoing mobile laboratory setup built for the
open and integral research and common work of artists, scientists and
tactical media workers in the fields of telecommunications, migrations
research, weather and climate.
It was first set up in 1997, during the documenta X exhibition in
Kassel, Germany, and was consequently operating in Western Australia
(Rottnest Island), Slovenia (Veliki Kras) and in the Scotish Highlands
(Atholl Estates). The final aim of the project is the establishment of
an independent art and science based research station on the Antarctic
continent in 2007.
The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of
Slovenia, the PHARE Interreg CBC IIIA program Italia/Slovenia, Mobitel
d.d., Mestna Obcina Ljubljana, Mestna Obcina Nova Gorica, Comune di
Venezia and coordinated by Patagonia Art and the rx:tx institute.
Send your proposals, PDF or ASCII txt with images to:
Proposals will be accepted for residencies and operations until the end
of May, 2004
END OF CALL
Makrolab-crew mailing list
Just to let you know that there is a schedule for the fair at N5M I
mentioned earlier. Included are three NZ artist projects: Upstage, ACMI
PARK, Frequency Clock
The draft schedule that we have put together follows below:
Saturday 13 September
TIME TOOL PRESENTER
1100 - 1200 Installing your tools
1200 - 1245 Dyne:bolic & MuSE Jaromil
1245 - 1330 StreamStudio Interspace
1330 - 1415 OpenMASH Grzesiek Sedek
1415 - 1500 V2V Jan Gerber
1500 - 1545 Upstage Helen Varley Jamieson
1545 - 1630 Frequency Clock Adam Hyde
1700 - 1745 Kiki Luka Frelih & Ziga Kranjec
1745 - 1830 Consume James Stevens
1830 - 1915 WiFi HOG Jonah Brucker-Cohen
1915 - 2100 Informal presentations / tutorials
Sunday 14 September
TIME TOOL PRESENTER
1200 - 1245 TamTam Marcell Mars or Zeljko Blace
1245 - 1330 uPhone Kate Rich
1330 - 1415 Discordia Geert Lovink or Amy Alexander
1415 - 1500 ACMI Park Julian Oliver
1500 - 1545 Marcel Network Grzesiek Sedek
1545 - 1630 OPUS Monica Narula
1700 - 1745 Open Source Streaming Alliance Adam Hyde
1745 - 1830 RealTime Esther Polak
1830 - 1915 NINE Graham Harwood
1915 - 2100 Informal presentations / tutorials
MISSION: VERSION promotes a wider perspective of emerging electronic
The VERSION festival will showcase performers of innovative
electronic music and processed sound works. VERSION also
hopes to create networks and to provide opportunities through
documentation and media exposure. VERSION seeks to assist
producers in the development of their craft and to encourage
collaboration and diversification.
VERSION 1.03 will take place in Auckland at the Odeon from 20 November
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
WANTED: Performers of electronic music, processed sound
works and associated arts.
The festivals scope is broad. It will involve all of the
following and more:
performance of original compositions, related video collaborations,
interactive media performances.
Please send expressions of interest to:
Version Electronic Music Festival
PO Box 7559 Wellesley St Auckland New Zealand
or email files and info to submissions(a)version.org.nz (check
Due by Monday 22nd September
Details of intended performance, equipment you will
be using and space requirements.
Bio and artwork/photos for artists profile in catalogue.
Demo recording up to 10 minutes duration
Specs for audio files (internet transfer )
please compress audio files with AAC / MPEG4 codec
Available free as part of the latest QuickTime download
This codec creates audio files much smaller than mp3
with higher quality.
Check your files have compressed properly before you send
them and please make sure they have a file extension .m4a
If you have any queries email info(a)version.org.nz