1. a performance, installation, online project, artists’ book by Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel
    (this video is silent, black/white)
    On a censor’s desk lie stacks of identical books awaiting redaction, a file containing proscribed words, black marker pens, rubber stamps, ink pads, and assorted paraphernalia. In each book, a particularly provocative text is censored by hand before being deemed suitable for public scrutiny. The text, entitled Love, Piracy, and the Office of Religious Weblog Expansion, is the transcript of an interview with Iranian philosopher Ali Alizadeh. The censorship scheme is draconian – of the philosopher’s 1,500 word-long responses, only one word is left legible, and it is a different one that survives in each copy of the edition of 1,500.
    Process mirrors content: Alizadeh traces the history of censorship in Iran from the ‘79 Revolution to the age of Google, highlighting the polyvalent impact of new technologies on freedom of expression. His is a chronicle of irony and absurdity – of preemptive censorship by librarians and of piracy by the state, of aesthetic crises precipitated by easing restraints, of
    the embracing of the web by political hardliners and reformers alike, and of language escaping the control of religious authorities only to be constrained by market forces.
    LOVE, PIRACY continues online as an experiment in collective reading. The censored interview is reproduced on the project website. Holders of the book are invited to collude in undermining the censor’s efforts by sharing the unique word of text left visible in each copy. Once a word has been correctly submitted to the website, it is permanently revealed online. The entire text will be rendered visible only if holders of each of the 1,500 books share their words online.

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  2. Artistic research of the former top-secret Soviet-era military object radiotelescope RT-32. First part covers the history of the telescope including precise technical data and its conversion to scientific and civilian use. Second part introduces the explorations of the international Acoustic Space Lab Symposium which took place on the site of RT-32 in 2001.
    Authors: Raitis Smits, Rasa Smite, Martins Ratniks, RIXC

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  3. Projection piece commenting on Kingston upon Hull's history as British slave trade harbour and home to Abolitionist William Wilberforce.
    http://www.ambienttv.net/3/spyschool/2/index.html

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  4. Grey Zone - Harmaa vyöhyke: The Weathermatrix

    By:
    Mikko Lipiäinen
    Ville Hyvönen
    Sami Järvinen
    Juha Kujanpää
    Juha Valkeapää

    Additional programming: Antti Silvast

    cncd.fi/harmaa

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  5. Sweet and sour plums will be more than enough to relieve your thirst. (00:00:16, 630x418)

    달콤하고 신 매실이 능히 갈증을 해결해 줄 것이다. (00:00:16, 630x418)

    Feat. 류한길, 권의현

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    Full Version (00:11:52, 720x480)

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