The 23rd Chaos Communications Congress, a 4-day data-rich and pioneering geek-social convergence in Berlin is off and running as of Today. We have put out our feelers to catch some reports, and while we’re at it we’re going to reflect a bit about our socio-impressions and perspective-trawls from #22. Meanwhile here’s 23c3’s deep wiki’d resource [...]
Archive for December, 2006
We scooped a treasure chest of musika (+media) gems on the eastern trails, some of which may not be landing here (leftcoast) for several months… so here’s a list, new and old, from the 4 corners, ESSENTIAL MUSIC , nevermind looking back on top ten lists from 2006, we’re gearing up for an XL 2007! [...]
A few Paracelsian poisons and Herculean Heimlich-maneuvres for those still trying to smell the plastic holidaisies in the burning wreckage … Jan Svankmajer, Sean Penn, the Abyss, and other vivid doings and undoingSaturday, December 23rd, 2006
Jan Svankmajer’s new film Lunacy is Not the appropriate film to take your lover unless s/he has a penchant for tickling life’s underbellies under a microscope and reads stacks of critical theory like a psycho-sexualized addict with a possession for pricking the entire civilized bubble which restrains us from encountering the flood of ecstatic, unraveling [...]
The first night of the re-land upon the shores of the long-lost Leftcoast, our Happy Feet Travels Compa brought us out to The SantaCon Party being held at Cafe Du Nord.
…where Scott Beale’s â€œYouâ€™d Better Watch Out: Portland SantaCon â€˜96″
was pulled out of the old VHS drawer ( Neeeeds Digitizing! )… and… revealing the 1st [...]
dj Shazam dropped by the Transmigration show, and asked if we’d bring some beats on board for an event tomorrow nite at ZMF…
A pretty wicked show, featuring one of Shazam’s projects called Nomad Sound System, who are just about to drop a next level fusion cd featuring input from Algeria, Tunisia, Japan, and Germany , [...]
XL Terrestrials will land at the Zentrale Randlage THIS Wednesday :: 13.12.06 :: 20:00h sharp :: SchÃ¶nhauser Allee 172, Berlin :: U2 Senefelderplatz
Special guests of Media Decompression Collective ( the Berlin branch, also opening minds in Toledo, Ohio … since 1Â§Â§6?? ), who program regularly at this fine “newer” venue for experimental music and programming [...]
Happy Birthday Possible Worlds!!!
Check the site for events running from Dec 8-10 to celebrate … And support the expanding network of Possible Worlds… U TOO can get hosted alongside some great communities that are at the forefront of social pio-bio-geo-neering for sustainable futures!!
And need we mention they are our favorite server for all things XL [...]
There seems to be something in the sensual waters of the current Viennese school that will not take the prevalent techno-fascisms lying down. There is heavy resistance full with humor and full-on attack, at least as far as museum sectors can allow for any serious public discourse and deconstructions. Exhibition and forums take place in [...]
XLTs are still on the road, passing thru Austria where we will drop in on a project called Roboexotica in Wien. At first this looked like some deranged transhumanist party and then we read in V. Vale`s newsletter ( ReSearch ) a little more clearly into its irony:
“Roboexotica 2006 : What is it all about? [...]