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2006-10-01

Music_26

Entry: DnB
Focus: Warp Records



Warp Records is a pioneering independent UK record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989, notable for discovering some of the most enduring artists in electronic music.
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http://www.warprecords.com/

Art_66

Entry: Digital Art
Focus: MedienKunstNetz




Video: Vàrese, Xénakis, Le Corbusier: Poeme Électronique (1958).
Media art by definition multimedia, time-based or process-oriented—cannot be sufficiently mediated in book form. Mainstream art and cultural mediation, still being primarily print-based, do little justice to its specificity. On the other hand, Net-based media have not yet been able to establish platforms that reach more than the usual circle of insiders. Introducing the range of topics related to media and art, «Media Art Net» thus aims at establishing an Internet structure that offers highly qualified content by granting free access at the same time. Tendencies of art and media technology development throughout the twentieth century serve as the background for promoting historic and contemporary perspectives on artistic work in and with the media.
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http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/

Architecture_60

Entry: Microcosms
Focus: Hitoshi Abe



Japanese architect.
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http://www.a-slash.jp/

Design_37

Entry: Pixel
Focus: Random International


Design product interaction random international.
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http://www.random-international.com/

Art_65

Entry: Contemporary
Focus: PS1



P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art, is the oldest and second largest non-profit arts center in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. Recognized as a defining force of the alternative space movement, P.S.1 stands out from major arts institutions through its cutting-edge approach to exhibitions and direct involvement of artists within a scholarly framework. It acts as an intermediary between the artist and its audience. Functioning as a living and active meeting place for the general public, P.S.1 is a catalyst for ideas, discourses and new trends in contemporary art and its practices.
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http://www.ps1.org/

Science_72

Entry: Geophysical Research
Focus: Space Science and Engineering Center



The Space Science and Engineering Center, part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Graduate School. SSEC is a research and development center with primary focus on geophysical research and technology to enhance understanding of the atmosphere of Earth, the other planets in our Solar System, and the cosmos. We sometimes explore the universe from space and terrestrial-based telescopes, and probe other planets in our solar system, but more often we examine the Earth to gain information and insight into weather, climate, and other aspects of Earth's global environment. We develop new observing tools for spacecraft, aircraft, and ground-based platforms, and we model atmospheric phenomena.
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http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/

Architecture_59

Entry: Systems
Focus: Structurelab



Architecture, lightweight construction, product design.
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http://www.structurelab.com/

Architecture_58

Entry: Reflexive Modernity
Focus: Roemer van Toorn



Video: The final scene of Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (1970).
Roemer van Toorn is a critic, educator, and photographer in the fields of architecture, urbanism and culture. Currently he is working on a PhD text, photo and documentary publication entitled Fresh Conservatism and beyond. Not only will it research the contemporary spatial implications at large of our Second Modernity (Reflexive Modernity), but it will also discuss two kinds of political mentalities of architecture practices who operate from within and not without our Second modernity. In the end the book tries to formulate a progressive aesthetic complex from the perspective of a “radical democracy” within our actuality.
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http://www.xs4all.nl/~rvtoorn/