Archive for December, 2006

23rd Chaos Communication Congress: Who Can U Trust ?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

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 [...]

Essential Music + Vitamin-Beats for 2007

Sunday, December 24th, 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 undoing

Saturday, 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 [...]

Never never underestimate the return to the all-too-familiar holiday Endstation, America(s)

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

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 “You’d Better Watch Out: Portland SantaCon ‘96″
was pulled out of the old VHS drawer ( Neeeeds Digitizing! )… and… revealing the 1st [...]

ok, one last mark of the beats on Berlin at ZMF…

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

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 , [...]

XLT/TOC Last european show of 2006 at Zentrale Randlage with Media Decompression Collective

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

XL Terrestrials will land at the Zentrale Randlage THIS Wednesday :: 13.12.06 :: 20:00h sharp :: Schönhauser Allee 172, Berlin :: U2 Senefelderplatz
Special guests of Media Decompression Collective ( the Berlin branch, also opening minds in Toledo, Ohio … since 1§§6?? ), who program regularly at this fine “newer” venue for experimental music and programming [...]

Meanwhile on the other side of the planet, PossibleWorlds.org celebrates 1 Massive Year !

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

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 [...]

ROBÖXOTICA: drinking from the well of the Vienna discontents

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

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 [...]

collecting transmigration data

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

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? [...]