SPEED, Technology, Media, Society

Benjamin Bratton 6500benb at ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu
Sun Aug 27 17:03:34 MDT 1995



Something of interest......



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                     http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/~speed

_SPEED_ provides a forum for the critical investigation of technology,
media, and society. Our intention is to contribute toward a democratic
discourse of technology and media, one that is always focused upon the
material conditions of life that technologies and media constitute and
demand, and yet does not lose sight of the power of ideas to change
those conditions. We feel that as media of various kinds become more
ubiquitous, what it means to live with and talk about a "medium" changes
and expands, and so do the critical vocabularies of interpreting what
those transformations indicate. Our primary goal in that effort is to
foster a cross-fertilization of ideas between communities of people in
the "academy" and "industry" too often separated, not by interest or
common concern, but by artificially imposed disciplinary and
organizational boundaries. We think that _SPEED_ is a promising step
toward making these institutional boundaries more permeable, and a
critical politics of "mediated sociality" more powerful.

** To subscribe to _SPEED_, send e-mail to _SPEED_ at alishaw.ucsb.edu with
"subscribe" in the subject header. In addition to receiving all future
issues, you will be kept up to date on developments regarding the
journal.

CURRENT ISSUE, VERSION 1.2 "SCIENCE AND RE-ENCHANTMENT" INCLUDES:

       BENJAMIN BRATTON (U.C. SANTA BARBARA) "INTRODUCTION: THE POLITICS
       AND POETICS OF THE FANTASTIC IN AN AGE OF MACHINES

       "TECHNO-PROSTHETICS AND EXTERIOR PRESENCE" A CONVERSATION WITH
       ALLUCQUERE ROSANNE STONE

       AKIRA MIZUTA LIPPIT (U.N. LINCOLN) "THE DEAD EMPEROR'S NEW
       CLOTHES: TELEVISION, JAPAN, AND THE SUBJECT OF MULTIPLICITY"

       SHELI AYERS (U.C. SANTA BARBARA) "VIRILE MAGIC: BATAILLE /
       BAUDELAIRE / BALLARD"

       GALEN MEURER (EMORY UNIVERSITY) "DN2K"

       "SEX ON A SILVER PLATTER" A CONVERSATION WITH MIKE SAENZ

       LAURA GRINDSTAFF AND ROBERT NIDEFFER (U.C. SANTA BARBARA) "CUMING
       SOON ON CD-ROM: ON THE PROMISE AND THE PITFALLS OF 'VIRTUAL'
       PORNOGRAPHY"

       ADAM ZARETSKY (U. SALZBURG) "ENDOSYMBIOTIC FORMATION OF
       ORGANELLES: THE SPIROCHETAL CASE"


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EDITORIAL BOARD FOR _SPEED_1.2

    * Benjamin Bratton
    * Laura Grindstaff
    * Robert Nideffer

TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION

Gopher:

    * Robert Nideffer

World-Wide-Web:

    * Jason Brown
    * Robert Nideffer
    * Gabriel Watson

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS (Web Site)

    * Jason Brown
    * Robert Nideffer
    * Gabriel Watson
    * Adam Zaretsky


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HOW TO GET _SPEED_

_SPEED_ can be accessed and/or downloaded several different ways: 1)
World-Wide-Web; 2) Anonymous ftp; or 3) Gopher.

1. To Get _SPEED_ via World-Wide-Web just open the following URL from
within your favorite Web-browser: http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/~speed

2. To get _SPEED_ via Anonymous ftp just type the following at your
local prompt: ftp alishaw.ucsb.edu

--when asked for a login name type: anonymous

--when asked for a password type the first part of your e-mail address.
For example: myname at nowhere.pcp

--change directories by typing: cd /pub/_SPEED_

--at the ftp> prompt you can type the normal "get" and "put" commands.
For example: get _SPEED_1.2 (or: mget* to get the whole directory)

3. To get _SPEED_ via Gopher just type the following at your local
prompt: gopher alishaw.ucsb.edu (you can also type in the IP address
directly as follows: gopher 128.111.222.10)

Once there, you will see the familiar Gopher menu structure with _SPEED_
being one of your options. At that point you can choose to browse
individual items, or mail them to yourself and/or others.

(You have to Gopher directly to us because the Social Science Computing
Facility at U.C.S.B. where _SPEED_ is archived is not a registered
Gopher server. That's why if you happen to be looking for _SPEED_ over
your regular Gopher server you won't have much luck finding it. _SPEED_
uses roughly a 65-character line, so your margins should be set
accordingly. Set your font type to Courier, 9pt if you want to retain
formatting after downloading.)


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HOW TO CONTACT _SPEED_

e-mail:

Please send all submissions, criticisms, praise, suggestions, or
anything else you have on your mind to:

_SPEED_ at alishaw.ucsb.edu. We want to hear from you!

snail-mail:

If for whatever reason you need to communicate with us via the U.S.
Postal Service, please send your
correspondence to:

              _SPEED_
              c/o Robert Nideffer
              Department of Art Studio
              University of California, Santa Barbara
              Santa Barbara, CA. 93106


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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions to the journal can be made by electronic mail (preferred), on
disk (please indicate the program and operating system used), or by hard-
copy (not preferred). No matter what form your submission takes, please:

--do not use any special characters

--use endnotes instead of footnotes. To indicate an endnote in the body of
your text set it off like this: "blah, blah, blah."[1]

--use the MLA (Modern Language Association) format for references


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ISSN 1078-196X




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