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Mute - Issue 18 - I am the network

Author
Pauline van Mourik Broekman and Simon Worthington
Publisher / Label
Pauline van Mourik Broekman and Simon Worthington
Country
UK
Language
English
Publication year
2000
Type of publication
Magazines
Issue number
Vol 1, No. 18
Number of pages
72

Index

LETTERS
The Holocaust and the politics of representation // UK libel law and LM magazine 6

EDITORIAL 7

SHORT/CUTSTHANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
BT's attemp to patent the hyperlink may make you gasp in disbelief, but it might also prompt you to cast your mind back over the
hyperlink's predecessors. By Mike Holfìderness 9

WHAT'S NEW ABOUT THE NEW ECONOMY?
Everybody's talking about it but what is it, where did it come from and how can we thank it? Amsterdam's Tulipomania DotCom and
London’s UK.Com conferences tried, in different wavs, to answer these Questions. By JJ King and Pauline van Mourik Broekman 10

REPORTS OF MY DEATH HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED
Is the computer loses its monopoly on Internet access to the phone, the television, the fridge and who Knows what else,
Amsterdam's Centre for Old and New media held a competition to design a browser for the post-browser era. By Josephine Berry 12

METERSOFT
Microsoft have come up with a clever way of ensuring that their software doesn’t fall into the hands of the wrong people. Or any
people. By Mike Holderness 13

UNCONFORTABLE CHOICES
The Tate's website sports two digital artworks of very different natures, one by Simon Patterson, one by 'Harwood'. Is it 
encumbent on artists to question their host media institutions? wonders Dr. Future 15

TOPOLOGY OF A PHANTOM CITY
As giant gherkins designed by Norman Foster spring up and the in-crowd rush to purchase lofts and highrise flats, Mute comes up
with a key for finding your way around the new metropolis. By David Panos 16

ALGORITHMS IN THE SKY
Can architecture be 'ethical’ - sustainable, quieter, more comfortable, stimulating? The Venice Architecture Biennale was held to
find out By Lucy Bullivant 18

BOXING THE ISSUE IN
By having five hundred pounds of Transylvanian earth shipped in a coffin to London's Austrian Cultural Institute, artist Roman
Vasseur has raised interesting questions about Europe’s responses to both immigration and	intolerance. By JJ Charlesworth 20

BORN TO BE DIGITAL?
Not everything works better online, but the Oxford English Dictionary certainly does. By David Mandl 21

HISTORY IN THE (RE)MAKING
Whether working with crop circles or UFOs, artist Rod Dickinson has always playfully laid bare the structure and systems of
belief. Now he’s turning his attention to Jonestown and the People’s Templar. By Eliot Albert 22

BRAIN PLAGUES
Barely recovered from her encounter with ‘hype-gnosis’. Cyberhype correspondent Synthia Drummond sets out in search of 'the
ineffective model’. The second in a series of Mute columns by CCRU 26

COME TO MAMA
What does a scantly funded new media centre in Eastern Europe have that its affluent Western counterparts don't? Motivation.
By Micz Flor 24

DISCO NOODLES
Is these digitally challenged times, Si Begg and Lenny Logan’s new label Noodles Discotheque might be just what the vinyl doctor
ordered. By Anthony Alexander 25

PIC:1 HEADRUSH
New media pimps, whores, street artists and con artists, Mannafest gave the mike to them all - at ‘Headrush' 26

MAINSCULTURE CLUBS
New Labour orthodoxy maintains, in line with its predecessor, that public private partnerships are the only way forward 
economically. Transport, health and education have been the most controversial new enterprise zones, but is the cultural sector's 
restructuring any less absolute? Anthony Davies and Simon Ford report 28

LIBERTE', EGALITE', SYSTEME
With the succés de scandale of his books Whatever and Atomised, Michel Houellebecq has regenerated the modern French novel,
dragging it into the digital era, the era of networks. As the film of Whatever is released in the UK, Chris Dark and Tom McCarthy
put him on the spot 36

HARVEST TIME ON THE SERVER FORM
The ‘Internet Revolution’ is nearly a decade old. But what type of ‘revolution’ is it and what type of revolutionaries are set users? 
The worlds of digital art and theory have gone round the houses on these questions; Pauline van Mourik Broekman caught up with
three of their members - Sara Diamond, Roy Ascott and Geert Lovink - to get an update on the state of conflict 42

SHAMEN OF DISCONTENT OR REVENGE OF THE MIRROR PEOPLE
The three films  borne of the collaboration between novelist lain Sinclair and director Chris Petit are so labyrinthine and 
convoluted that it’s hard to know where their broad networks start and where - or if - they end. After appearing in The Falconer,
Stewart Home tries to work out what he's let himself in for 50

PIC:2 CASM
When Glasgow City Council decided to remove the graffiti from the Clyde Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnel, four artists saw a
multimedia opportunity 56

REAR VIEW 58