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December 2009 Autonogram

Greetings Autonogram Subscribers,

Here we find ourselves in December, with winter approaching and the days growing shorter. But thankfully this does not just mean the end of the year, but also the start of another, and with that the release of the 2010 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints. Here’s to another year of radical media making, occupying and subverting from California to Copenhagen, and general trouble making and mischief! So without further ado, here’s some recent developments:

Canadian Government Deplores Spoof Releases, False Hopes

OTTAWA, Ont. -- December 14, 2009 -- One hour ago, a spoof press release targeted Canada in order to generate hurtful rumors and mislead the Conference of Parties on Canada's positions on climate change, and to damage Canada's standing with the international business community.

Colloquium -- Foucault/Deleuze: A Neo-Liberal Diagram

Start: 9 Mar 2012 - 10:00am
End: 9 Mar 2012 - 5:30pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-5

Ryerson University, Rogers Communication Centre, room 202
Toronto, Canada

Foucault/Deleuze: A Neo-Liberal Diagram

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ryerson University, Rogers Communication Centre, room 202

This colloquium brings together some of the most respected and
promising scholars of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze to discuss
how their work has served to inform a diagrammatic critique of
contemporary political economy, finance capital, and the possibilities
for progressive social change. The colloquium will investigate how
contemporary critics of neo-Liberalism (Stengers, Stiegler, Lazzarato,
Bifo, Esposito, Marrazi and others) have developed new theoretical
trajectories out of the seminal works and posthumously published
interviews, essays, and lectures of Foucault and Deleuze.

Organizer: Greg Elmer, gelmer@ryerson.ca, hosted by the Infoscape
Centre for the Study of Social Media, Ryerson Unviersity

Design/History/Revolution Conferenmce
New School, NYC, April 27-28, 2012

CFP: Design/History/Revolution
Deadline: December 7, 2011
Conference: April 27 & 28, 2012, The New School, NYC

Keynote speaker: Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of
Architecture & Design, The Museum of Modern Art

Whether by providing agitprop for revolutionary movements, an
aesthetics of empire, or a language for numerous avant-gardes, design
has changed the world. But how? Why? And under what conditions? We
propose a consideration of design as an historical agent, a contested
category, and a mode of historical analysis.

This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore these questions and
to open up new possibilities for understanding the relationships among
design, history and revolution.

Wednesday, November 2 at 11:00am

Support to Women's Sit-In in Tokyo
Wednesday, November 2 at 11:00am
299 Park Ave New York City btw 48th & 49th

Wednesday, November 2 · 11:00am - 5:00pm
299 Park Ave New York City
Created By Shut Down Indian Point Now

to show support to Women's Sit-In in Tokyo

When: Wednesday, November 2nd,
Where: Consulate-General of Japan, NY: 299 Park Ave (@ 49th Street) New York, NY
11AM to 5PM : Sit-in in front of the building,
3:00 pm : A delivery of a petition to the Consulate General of Japan.
To read/sign the petition -- www.stopdammit.org

We request to Japanese Government to Protect People, not TEPCO!
1. STOP spreading/Burning radioactive rubble all over JAPAN.
2. EVACUATE Children from high contaminated area.

Initiator : One World No Nukes/Todos Somos Japon

Staging Illusion: Digital and Cultural Fantasy Conference
Sussex, England, December 8-9, 2011

Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies &
The Centre for Material Digital Culture present:

Staging Illusion: Digital and Cultural Fantasy
December 8th and 9th, University of Sussex
Tickets £190 (£85 student)

Keynote speakers: Professor Vanessa Toulmin (Director of the National Fairground archive), Dr Sarah Kember (Goldsmiths) and Professor Sally R Munt (Director of the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies).

Plenary speakers: Dr Astrid Ensslin (Bangor), Dr Melanie Chan (Leeds Met), Professor Nicholas Till (Sussex), and Dr Jo Machon (Brunel).

From magicians and mediums to immersive media, and from the circus to cyborgs, the celebration and/or mistrust of illusion has been a central theme across a range of cultures. Notions of fakery and deception remind us that our identities that are performative. The figure of the ‘mark’ of the fairground scam remains culturally ubiquitous, perhaps more so than ever, in an era of (post) mechanical reproduction. Is new technology a flight from the real or merely a continuation of older cultural forms? Is it necessary, or even possible, to define reality in relation to the illusory? What realms of ‘otherness’ remain to be embraced? This international conference will discuss staged illusions across a spectrum of historical, geographical and cultural contexts, featuring original and exciting papers and performances.

Call For First Baltic Anarchist Meeting, May 25-28, 2012

On the 25th to 27th of May, the first Baltic Anarchist Meeting will take
place in Tallinn, at the social center Ülase12. We foremost hope to meet
anarchists from the region around the Baltic Sea, both individual
activists and representatives of organizations / groups, but of course,
guests from other regions are welcomed aswell.

The programme and participants remain to be clarified, but we are planning
lectures, panel discussions and some entertainment. The goal is to

Forum Building Digital Commons and Collaborative Communities
29th–30th October 2011, Barcelona, Catalonia & Online


Building Digital Commons and Collaborative Communities is a new initiative aiming to bring together individuals, collective and organizations from different Free and Open Collaborative Communities, Digital Commons Initiatives and Researchers in the area to identify ways to support and learn from each other and collaborate in order to promote together digital commons.


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