Switch Vs McGuyver - "Big Banana" - Beat Code 004 released May

Pulse Radio's Switch Vs McGuyver's debut release on Beat Code will be released next week. Keep an ear to the ground for "Big Banana". catalog# Beat Code 004 is available now via Covert and SWAG, plus others including juno, primal etc first week of May. It's already receiving rave reviews from those in the know, so you better be quick if you don't want to miss out on your copy. click here or copy this link into your mp3 player to listen to a preview of Big Banana

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LEONARDO CALL FOR PAPERS - Live Art and Science on the Internet

The Internet has become a venue and medium for art that continues the impulse to broadcast ideas to a worldwide audience. Leonardo and Guest Editor Martha Wilson, Founding Director of Franklin Furnace, seek texts on the subject of "Live Art and Science on the Internet" for a series of special sections in both the international print journal Leonardo and online

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memefest 2004 - international festival of radical communication

Memefest, the international festival of radical communications, invites undergraduate and graduate students in communications studies and sociology to look back to the dawn of the Information Age and respond to the 1993 article, `Cyberwar is Coming.` Penned by John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt for the RAND Corporation, this eerily prophetic essay made predictions about how information would be used to sway public opinion, pressure governments and corporations, and even wage war. Memefest is looking for `Ten Years Later` articles that address Arquila and Ronfeldt`s predictions and look at how concepts such as Netwar and Cyberwar have manifested politically and culturally. Entries will be judged by an international jury and the best articles will be awarded with the Award of excellency. For details and competition guidelines, check out the Memefest website:

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culture jamming with black spot sneakers is taking on multinational Nike with their own version of sneaker in a protest against the corporation. Keep an eye out for the `Rethink the Cool` billboards near Nike advertisements in your area. Visit for full details.

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Mixing It @ BBC Radio

Mixing It has long been celebrated as a bastion of experimental music radio. It covers a wide range of styles, including left-field areas of modern classical, dance, rock and world music. Hosted by Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.

futuresonic04 festival - calls for submissions

an international festival of electronic music and media arts featuring artistic showcases, club events, workshops, discussions, installations, and interventions. held in manchester, UK in april-may 04, the festival will include many art exhibitions dealing with the theme of mobile communications & technology. visit for more details

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Following the success of the 2003 conference, held in Cairns, Australia, the Book Conference 2004 will provide a forum for participants in the book publishing industry, librarians, researchers and teachers from around the world to discuss the future of the book. The conference will include a mix of keynote address, paper, workshop and colloquium sessions, with speakers discussing topics as varied as: the effects of print on demand and ebooks; the future of the book from a library perspective; emerging standards for electronic and printed books; learning in the electronic age; trends in reading and literacy; and strategies to enhance the viability the publishing industry. Beijing, China, 29-31 August 2004 :

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JavaMuseum - Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art

visit to see an exhibition of French, Italian and Latin American netart

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FUTURE TV Workshop (Germany)

In this creative cross disciplinary workshop participants will develop narrative concepts for ITV in teams. The workshop will be accompanied by introductionary lectures on different types of programming for iTV as well as iTV technologies. The main aim is to explore the potential for interactive, participatory TV programming based on storytelling.

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