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Computer underground Digest Sun Oct 29, 1995 Volume 7 : Issue 85 ISSN 1004-042X Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU Archivist: Brendan Kehoe Shadow Master: Stanton McCandlish Field Agent Extraordinaire: David Smith Shadow-Archivists: Dan Carosone / Paul Southworth Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala Ian Dickinson Cu Digest Homepage: CONTENTS, #7.85 (Sun, Oct 29, 1995) File 1--WebNet-96 Call For Papers (San Fransisco) (fwd) File 2--UC Berkeley Ethics of the Internet Conference File 3--"Computer User's Survival Guide" from O'Reilly File 4--SPEED: Call For Papers File 5--Cu Digest Header Info (unchanged since 18 Oct, 1995) CuD ADMINISTRATIVE, EDITORIAL, AND SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION APPEARS IN THE CONCLUDING FILE AT THE END OF EACH ISSUE. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 14:23:24 -0500 From: TELECOM Digest (Patrick Townson) Subject: File 1--WebNet-96 Call For Papers (San Fransisco) (fwd) From: "assoc. advancement computers ed." Subject--WebNet-96 CFP (San Francisco) Organization--University of Virginia Date--Mon, 16 Oct 1995 14:36:57 GMT ---------- INVITATION ---------- WebNet-96 -- the first World Conference of the Web Society is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the dissemination of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to the use, applications and societal and legal aspects of the Web in its broadest sense, i.e. encompassing all modern tools to peruse the Internet. This conference is a must for all who plan to use the Internet for informational, communicational or transactional applications or, who are currently running or planning to run servers on the Internet. We invite you to attend the WebNet-96 conference and submit proposals for papers, panels, tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations/posters. All proposals are reviewed for inclusion in the conference program. Major Topics ------------ Novel Applications of the Web Collaboration Using the Web The Web as Teaching Tool Electronic Publishing and the Web The Web as Marketing Tool Offering Services on the Web New Server Technologies for the Web New Navigational Tools for the Web Integration of Web Applications and Services Country Specific Developments The Web and Distance Education Net-based Multimedia/Hypermedia Systems Computer-Human Interface (CHI) Issues New Graphic Interfaces for the Web The Web and 3D Virtual Reality on the Web Intelligent Agents on the Web Directory Services on the Web Network Software for Large Data Bases Security and Privacy on the Web Charging Mechanisms for the Web Legal and Societal Aspects of the Web Courseware development for the Web Building Knowledge Bases on the Web Care and Feeding of Web Servers Educational Multimedia on the Web Browsers,Searchers and Other Tools Feedback Mechanisms on the Web Information for Presenters -------------------------- Details of presentation formats are given on the following pages. The general principles applying to all are: o All communication will be with the principal presenter who is responsible for communicating with co-presenters of that session. o The conference will attempt to secure all equipment needed for presenters. However, where special equipment is needed, presenters may need to provide their own. o All presenters must pay the registration fee. Early registration fee will be approximately $350 (US) with a $30 (US) reduction for Web Society members. Proceedings ----------- Accepted papers will be published by the Web Society in the WebNet-96 proceedings book and CD-ROM. These publications will serve as major sources of information for the Web community, indicating the current state of the art, new trends and new opportunities. In addition, selected papers will be invited for publication in Journals cooperating with the Web Society, particularly JUCS, the Journal of Universal Computer Science (see Conference Background --------------------- WebNet is the annual conference of the WebSociety that was founded in 1995 out of a concern that an organisation addressing the application aspects of the Web and representing a lobby for Web users independent of specific platforms and without the domination of commercial organisations was needed. The WebSociety complements existing other bodies such as the Internet Society and W3C. The former is, by definition, more concerned with providing global Internet services than anything else and the latter is specifically oriented towards one particular system WWW. The Web Society and hence WebNet takes a more general view, dealing with a variety of modern Internet tools and their integration including services such as Gopher, WWW, Hyper-G, WAIS, directory services, FTP, email and cooperative applications and novel approaches from Hot Java to VRML, from Web compatible teaching modules to 3D interfaces. For more details on the Web Society, see ------------------- WebNet Committees ------------------- Web Society Board ----------------- Jean-Francois Abramatic; INRIA (France) Robert Cailliau; CERN (Switzerland) Hermann Maurer; Graz Univ. of Technology (Austria) Mark McCahill; Univ.of Minnesota (USA) 1996 Program Committee ---------------------- Philip Barker; Univ. of Teesside (UK) Dines Bjoerner; UNU/IIST (Macao) Meera Blattner; Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (USA) Peter Brusilovsky; Int'l Center of Sci. and Tech. Info. (Russia) Bruno Buchberger; RISC Linz (Austria) John Buford; Univ. of Massachusetts (USA) Robert Cailliau; CERN (Switzerland) Gordon Davies; Open Univ. (UK) Roger Debreceny; Southern Cross University (Australia) Alain Derycke; Univ. de Lille (France) Prasun Dewan; Univ. of North Carolina (USA) Dieter Fellner (Tutorial/Workshop Chair); Univ. of Bonn (Germany) Laura Fillmore; Online Bookstore (USA) Brian Gaines, Univ. of Calgary (Canada) Jan Gecsei; Univ. de Montreal (Canada) Anders Gillner; KTH, Stockholm (Sweden) Zahran Halim; Univ. of Malaysia, (Malaysia) Joseph Hardin; Univ. of Illinois (USA) Michael Harrison; Univ. of California (USA) Colin Hensley; European Commission, Inform.Soc.Project Office (Belgium) Guenter Koch; European Software Institute, Bilbao (Spain) Rainer Kuhlen; Univ. of Konstanz (Germany) John Leggett; Texas A&M Univ. (USA) Jennifer Lennon; University of Auckland (New Zealand) Slawomir Lobodzinski; California State Univ. (USA) Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann; Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland) Gerald Maguire; Royal Technical Univ. (Sweden) Filia Makedon; Dartmouth College (USA) Gary Marchionini; Univ. of Maryland (USA) Hermann Maurer (Program Chair); Graz Univ. of Technology (Austria) Mark McCahill (Demo/Poster Chair); University of Minnesota (USA) Maria Teresa Molfino; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy) Max Muehlhaeuser; Univ. of Linz (Austria) Michael Nadeau; Connell Communications/IDG (USA) Erich Neuhold; GMD-IPSI (Germany) Douglas Norrie; Univ. of Calgary (Canada) Andrews Odlyzko; AT&T Bell Laboratories (USA) Henk Olivie; Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium) Thomas Ottmann; Univ. of Freiburg (Germany) Reinhard Posch; Graz Univ.of Technology (Austria) Raghu Ramakrishnan; Univ. of Wisconsin (USA) Nick Scherbakov; Graz Univ. of Technology (Austria) Wolfgang Schinagl; WIFI-IIC (Austria) Gunter Schlageter; Univ. of Hagen (Germany) John Schnase; Washington Univ. (USA) Mildred Shaw; Univ. of Calgary (Canada) Manolis Skordalakis; National Technical Univ.of Athens (Greece) John Tiffin; Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) Ivan Tomek (Panel Chair); Acadia Univ. (Canada) Ian Witten; Univ. of Waikato (New Zealand) ----------------- TECHNICAL PROGRAM ----------------- The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. These include keynote and invited talks, full and short paper presentations, demonstrations, poster sessions, tutorials, workshops, and panel discussions. Papers (25 minutes) ------------------- Papers present reports of significant work or integrative reviews in research, development, and applications and societal issues related to all aspects of the Internet. All presented papers will be considered by the Program Committee for Best Paper Awards. There will also be an award for Best Student Paper. Awarded papers will be invited for publication in the Journal of Universal Computer Science (Springer), see Submissions: Papers should include a cover page and an extended abstract of at least 2500 words or should be submitted as full paper of not over 4500 words (4-8 pages). The cover page should include the title of the paper with names of each author, their affiliations, complete addresses, phone numbers, E-mail address of principal presenter, and suggested conference topic area(s). Please indicate if primary author is a full-time student. Papers may be submitted in either hard copy (send 5 copies) or in electronic form. Electronic proposals are preferred and MUST BE pure ASCII text. Final versions of accepted papers must be submitted in photo- reproducible form according to specifications available upon acceptance and will have a length of 4-8 pages. Final papers also submitted as ASCII, HTML, LaTeX, RTF or PostScript files will also be published on a CD-ROM. Each full paper will be presented in a 25-minute session. This includes 5 minutes for discussion. Each submission must state what AV equipment is needed. Submit to: Hermann Maurer c/o WebNet-96/AACE P.O. Box 2966 Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA E-mail:; Phone: 804-973-3987; Fax: 804-978-7449 Short Papers (15 minutes) ------------------------- Short papers are brief, more condensed presentations and will be published as 1 page in the conference proceedings volume. Use above Full Paper submission guidelines except submission length should be 2-6 pages. Panels (1.5 hours) ----------------------- A panel offers an opportunity for 3-5 people to present their views or results on a common theme, issue, or question. Panels should cover timely topics related to the conference areas of interest. Panel selection will be based on the importance, originality, focus and timeliness of the topic; expertise of proposed panelists; as well as the potential for informative (and even controversial) discussion. Panels should have no more than 5 members, including the chair. A panel summary and position statements will be included in the proceedings. Submissions: Panel proposals should include: - A description of the panel topic, including why this topic is important to WebNet Conference attendees; no more than 1 page. - A brief position statement and qualifications of each panelist; no more than 1 page each. A cover sheet should include the panel title, panelists' names and affiliations, and the panel organizer's name, affiliation, address, e-mail address and phone number. Electronic proposals are preferred and must be in ASCII format. Submit to: Ivan Tomek c/o WebNet-96/AACE P.O. Box 2966 Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA E-mail:; Phone: 804-973-3987; Fax: 804-978-7449 Demonstrations/Posters (2 hours) ------------------------------- Demonstration/Poster sessions enable researchers and non-commercial developers to demonstrate and discuss their latest results and development in progress in order to gain feedback and to establish contact with similar projects. Demonstration/Poster sessions do not involve a formal presentation and are not included in the proceedings. Submissions: Demonstration/Poster proposals should include a 2-3 page written description of the planned demonstration/poster and should emphasize the problem; what was done, and why the work is important. The proposal should make clear the advantages of presenting the material in the form of a demonstration/poster rather than a paper. The cover page should include the session title with presenter names, affiliations, complete addresses, phone numbers, and E-mail address of the principal presenter. Electronic proposals are preferred and must be in ASCII format. There will be Best Demonstration/Poster awards for the most successful submissions in this category. Demonstration/Poster presenters will be required to arrange for their own systems software and hardware. A table, poster board and electricity will be supplied. Submit to: Mark McCahill c/o WebNet-96/AACE P.O. Box 2966 Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA E-mail:; Phone: 804-973-3987; Fax: 804-978-7449 Tutorials & Workshops (3 or 6 hours) ------------------------------------ Tutorials and Workshops are intended to enhance the skills and broaden the perspective of their attendees. They should be designed to introduce a rigorous framework for learning a new area or to provide advanced technical training in an area. Submissions will be selected on the basis of the instructors' qualifications for teaching the proposed tutorial or workshop and their contribution to the overall conference program. Workshops differ from tutorials in as much as they involve hands-on experience with hardware/software provided. Submissions: Proposals should include a clear description of the objectives, the intended audience, the length (3 hours or 6 hours), a 200- word abstract, a 1-page topical outline of the content, and a description of the instructor's qualifications for teaching the proposed tutorial or workshop. Each proposal must state what AV equipment is needed. The cover page should include the session title with instructor names, affiliations, complete addresses, phone numbers, and E-mail address of the principal instructor. Electronic proposals are preferred and must be in ASCII format. Submit to: Dieter Fellner c/o WebNet-96/AACE P.O. Box 2966 Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA E-mail:; Phone: 804-973-3987; Fax: 804-978-7449 -------------------------------------------------- San Francisco: The International "City by the Bay" -------------------------------------------------- This world-class city is the ideal location for the debut of the WebNet conference. Perched on a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, and connected to the mainland by the famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is renowned for its beauty, its international flair, and its eclectic combination of sophistication and friendliness. The WebNet conference in the heart of the city and directly on the California Cable Car line. Nearby is a stunning array of restaurants and shopping, entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities, not to mention many of the city's famous landmarks. Within a short drive of San Francisco lies some of the most scenic countryside in all of the U.S.--Muir Woods National Monument and its old growth huge, old redwood trees; Reyes National Seashore, one of the most stunning oceanfront parks in the world; California's wine country where vineyard tours, wine tasting opportunities, and scenic vistas abound; and the beautiful Carmel/Monterey/Big Sur area. NOTE: The WebNet-96 conference will be sponsoring sightseeing tours and group entertainment to take advantage of all that San Francisco has to offer. +-----------------------------------------------------+ | WebNet-96 Deadlines | | | | Submissions Due: March 1, 1996 | | Authors Notified: June 1, 1996 | | Camera Ready Copy Due: August 1, 1996 | | Early Registration Deadline: September 3, 1996 | +-----------------------------------------------------+ The Web Society --------------- The Web Society is an international, non-profit organization with offices in Austria and the USA. The current Society Executive Council consists of four persons representing major non-profit Web developers: - CERN and INRIA for WWW - Univ. of Minnesota for Gopher - Graz University of Technology for Hyper-G The Web Society has been founded out of a concern that the world wide computer network Internet is growing at a rate that requires accompanying measures to be addressed. A detailed list of aims, actions and membership information is included at Members of the Web Society: 1. have access to all information on the Society's server; they have reduced registration fee at a variety of conferences, including the annual WebNet, ED-MEDIA and others; 2. receive one issue of the AACE member periodical, Educational Technology Review, and free access to the electronic version of all future issues. Also, receive discounts on all journals of AACE. Discounts for other journals are under negotiation; 3. receive technical help to an extent as large as possible; 4. can subscribe to a "News Profile." They automatically are informed of news items on the Society's server that are of particular interest to them; 5. can make information available about themselves; 6. will have their own private "home collections" (only accessible to them) on the Web Society's server. The Web Society has individual and corporate members with an annual membership fee of $20 (three years $50) and $200, respectively. For further information, see: or contact: Web Society/AACE PO Box 2966 Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA E-mail: Fax: 804-978-7449 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) ---------------------------------------------------------------- AACE (established in 1981) is a non-profit, international organization whose purpose is to advance the knowledge and quality of learning and teaching at all levels through the encouragement of scholarly inquiry related to information technology and education and the dissemination of research results, developments, and their applications through publications and conferences for its members. AACE Conferences include: - ICCE 95--International Conference on Computers in Education (Asia-Pacific Chapter) (Singapore; December 5-8, 1995) - ED-MEDIA--World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia ED-TELECOM--World Conference on Educational Telecommunications (Boston, MA, USA; June 17-22, 1996) - SITE--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Ed. Int'l Conference (Phoenix, AZ, USA; March 13-16, 1996) - ICLS--International Conference on the Learning Sciences (Evanston/Chicago, IL, USA; July 24-27, 1996) - WebNet--World Conference of the Web Society (San Francisco, CA, USA; October 16-19, 1996) - AI-ED--World Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (Kobe, Japan; August 1997) AACE publishes the following journals: - Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia in Education - Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education - Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching - Journal of Technology and Teacher Education - Journal of Computing in Childhood Education - International Journal of Educational Telecommunications - Educational Technology Review International Headquarters: AACE, P.O. Box 2966, Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA E-mail:, 804-973-3987, FAX: 804-978-7449 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- O / O / -------------- x ---------- Cut Here ---------- x ------------------- o \ o \ ------------------- INFORMATION REQUEST ------------------- To receive future WebNet-96 announcements, please complete this form and return to the address below. Name: _________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ City/State/Code: ______________________________________________ Country: ______________________________________________________ E-Mail: _______________________________________________________ Please send me: __ WebNet-96 Conference registration material __ Conference proceedings ordering information __ Brochure on the Web Society __ Brochure on Association for the Adv. of Computing in Ed. (AACE) __ Other information (please specify) _____________________________ Return to: WebNet-96/AACE P.O. Box 2966 Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA E-mail:; 804-973-3987; Fax: 804-978-7449 ------------------------------ Date: 24 Oct 1995 18:09:48 GMT From: Lisa Schiff Subject: File 2--UC Berkeley Ethics of the Internet Conference This is an announcement regarding a one day conference on the Ethics of the Internet to be held on the UC Berkeley Campus, Saturday Nov. 18th (agenda outlined below). The conference is cosponsored by the UC Berkeley Division of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies, the UC Berkeley School of Information Management and Systems, and UC Berkeley Extension. Funding is provided by the Steven V. White Endowment for the Teaching of Ethics. Please feel free to repost this announcement. The conference is open to the public ($35) and is free to UC Berkeley Students and Staff who pre-register with a UC ID. There is limited attendance, so if you are interested in attending, pre-registration is recommended. Please call UC Berkeley Extension at (510) 642-4111 (reference number EDP 391938). For more information go to the Web page for the conference: or send email to Hope to see you there. Lisa Schiff doctoral student School of Information Management and Systems UC Berkeley ************************************************************************* *** Ethics of the Internet Saturday November 18 145 Dwinelle UC Berkeley Campus 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Welcome Dr. Hal R. Varian Dean, UCB School of Information Management and Systems Setting the Stage: Ethics of the Internet Dr. Yale Braunstein Associate Professor, UCB School of Information Management and Systems Morning: Perspectives on Access and Democracy Access as an Ethics Issue: How Access to the Internet Affects Children Cynthia Samuels founding executive producer of Channel One; former planning producer of Today Universal Access: Social and Political Implications. Karen Coyle Technical Specialist, University of California Library Automation Unit; Internet instructor; chair of the Berkeley chapter of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Free Expression, Copyright, and Democracy. Steve Arbuss attorney and unofficial legal advisor to the Internal Interactive Communications Society (IICS); expert on privacy and authors' rights in cyberspace. Panel of all 3 morning speakers answers remarks from student responders and questions from audience Afternoon: Freedoms, Rights, and Crimes Authenticity, Ownership, and Commercialism of Digital Images. Howard Besser Visiting Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Studies, University of Michigan; expert on image databases and the impact of multimedia and new information technologies. Surveillance and Censorship on the Internet. Jim Warren MicroTimes columnist; founder of the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conferences and InfoWorld Magazine; pioneer in computer-assisted political action and civil liberties advocacy. Controlling Criminal Contamination of the NET. Don Ingraham Assistant District Attorney, Alameda County; head of the High Tech Crime Team; international consultant on computer crime and its prosecution. Panel of all 3 afternoon speakers answers remarks from student responders and questions from audience. Wrap-up and conclusion - Panel of all 6 speakers. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 17:26:58 -0700 From: Christina Silveira Subject: File 3--"Computer User's Survival Guide" from O'Reilly FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 1995 PRESS--FOR REVIEW COPIES, CONTACT: Christina Silveira 707/829-0515 O'REILLY RELEASES "COMPUTER USER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE" SEBASTOPOL, CA--Joan Stigliani traveled the world for four years in search of information that would help computer users stay healthy. She interviewed practitioners of conventional and alternative medicine--physical, occupational, and massage therapists, psychologists, ergonomics researchers, research scientists, equipment developers, and computer users. Stigliani's findings are presented in her breakthrough guide to healthy computing, "The Computer User's Survival Guide: Staying Healthy in a High Tech World," just released by O'Reilly & Associates. The most comprehensive computer health manual, it is also the first to incorporate a holistic approach to dealing with computer users' complex, interrelated, and proliferating ailments. "This is the most comprehensive, well thought-out and user-friendly book I have read on RSI," said Ruth Lowengart, MD, MSOM, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. "Joan Stigliani brings in information on the cutting edge of what we are just beginning to understand about these disorders." "The Computer User's Survival Guide" looks squarely at all the factors that affect home and work computer users' health, including positioning, equipment, work habits, lighting, stress, radiation, and general health. Through this guide readers will learn: > a continuum of neutral postures that they can utilize at different work tasks > how radiation drops off with distance and what electrical equipment is responsible for most exposure > how modern office lighting is better suited to working on paper than on a screen, and what they can do to prevent glare > simple breathing techniques and stretches to keep their body well oxygenated and relaxed, even when they sit all day > how reading from a screen puts unique strains on their eyes and what kind of vision breaks will keep them most productive and rested > whats going on "under the skin" when their hands and arms spend much of the day mousing and typing, and how they can apply that knowledge to prevent overuse injuries This is not a book of gloom and doom. It is a user's guide to protecting oneself against health risks from the computer, while boosting effectiveness and enjoyment of work. It is a most practical guide, as well. As Caroline Rose, editor of the RSI Network said, "A single one of its many useful tips can make a world of difference in the reader's physical and mental well-being." # # # The Computer User's Survival Guide By Joan Stigliani 1st Edition October 1995 296 pages, ISBN: 1-56592-030-9, $21.95 US ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 18 Oct 95 20:57:20 0000 From: Benjamin Bratton <6500benb@UCSBUXA.UCSB.EDU> Subject: File 4--SPEED: Call For Papers Thought you might be interested in this, pass it around... SPEED: AN ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND SOCIETY ----------------------------------- email: ----------------------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS, October 1995 _SPEED_ provides a forum for the critical investigation of technology, mediaz and society. Our intention is to contribute toward a democratic discourse of technology and media, one that is always focused upon the material conditions of life that technologies and media constitute and demand, and yet does not lose sight of the power of ideas to change those conditions. We feel that as media of various kinds become more ubiquitous, what it means to live with and talk about a "medium" changes and expands, and so do the critical vocabularies of interpreting what those transformations indicate. Our primary goal in that effort is to foster a cross- fertilization of ideas between communities of people in the "academy" and "industry" too often separated, not by interest or common concern, but by artificially imposed disciplinary and organizational boundaries. We think that _SPEED_ is a promising step toward making these institutional boundaries more permeable, and a critical politics of "mediated sociality" more powerful. Upcoming issues for which we are currently reviewing abstracts and submissions: SPEED 1.3: AIRPORTS AND MALLS Publicity, it seems, is always a matter of circulation. Likewise, circulation finds itself as a matter of publicity. What then is the circulation of publicity in a "private space," like a mall or airport? Where is the social located, if at all? Is it completely a matter of trajectory, velocity and disappearance; is it or is it not an even more sinister militarization of what used to be called the "civilian sector?" "Malls," whether near a highway off-ramp, or an "information superhighway" off-ramp, are more than architectural generica, they are nodes in the global circulation of commodities, culture and community. Malls as "places," are where some people go to be amongst the fruits of other people's invisible labor. "Airports" as "places," are where some people go to be themselves circulated amongst networks of global circulation, as the content of transportation-as-medium. We are currently reviewing abstracts for inclusion in a special transmission of _SPEED_ (non-fiction, fiction, both; www-specific projects encouraged) that will help answer some of these questions and conundrums. SPEED 1.4: SPECIAL ISSUE: ON PAUL VIRILIO We are currently reviewing abstracts and proposals for articles for a future transmission of _SPEED_ (WWW-specific projects encouraged) on the critical significance of the work of Paul Virilio. In extremely diverse arenas Virilio's cybernetic systems theory of the social has arranged the horizons of wildly unlikely moments of questioning. As his vision of interpretation/accusation crosses the spectrum of disciplinary knowledges (while being at "home" in none), we now hear literary critics speaking of the military origins of the city- state, newscasters phrasing a "Nintendo War," historians of science commenting on the phenomenology of electronic banking, architectural theorists conceiving "the velocity" of airport space, and computer industry professionals discussing the political history of the film projector. Certainly these peculiar arrangements are not to be entirely credited to (blamed on?) Virilio, but they do suggest that his vocabulary is significant beyond the relatively narrow concerns of a "Virilio Studies." We hope, therefore, to both interrogate and expand what it is possible to make "Virilio" say. ----------------------------------- ** TO SUBSCRIBE TO _SPEED_, send e-mail to with "subscribe" in the subject header. In addition to receiving all future issues, you will be kept up to date on developments regarding the journal. VERSION 1.2 "SCIENCE AND RE-ENCHANTMENT" INCLUDES: BENJAMIN BRATTON (U.C. SANTA BARBARA) "INTRODUCTION: THE POLITICS AND POETICS OF THE FANTASTIC IN AN AGE OF MACHINES "TECHNO-PROSTHETICS AND EXTERIOR PRESENCE" A CONVERSATION WITH ALLUCQUERE ROSANNE STONE AKIRA MIZUTA LIPPIT (U.N. LINCOLN) "THE DEAD EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: TELEVISION, JAPAN, AND THE SUBJECT OF MULTIPLICITY" SHELI AYERS (U.C. SANTA BARBARA) "VIRILE MAGIC: BATAILLE / BAUDELAIRE / BALLARD" GALEN MEURER (EMORY UNIVERSITY) "DN2K" "SEX ON A SILVER PLATTER" A CONVERSATION WITH MIKE SAENZ LAURA GRINDSTAFF AND ROBERT NIDEFFER (U.C. SANTA BARBARA) "CUMING SOON ON CD-ROM: ON THE PROMISE AND THE PITFALLS OF 'VIRTUAL' PORNOGRAPHY" ADAM ZARETSKY (U. SALZBURG) "ENDOSYMBIOTIC FORMATION OF ORGANELLES: THE SPIROCHETAL CASE" ----------------------------------- HOW TO GET _SPEED_ _SPEED_ can be accessed and/or downloaded several different ways: 1) World-Wide-Web; 2) Anonymous ftp; or 3) Gopher. 1. To Get _SPEED_ via World-Wide-Web just open the following URL from within your favorite Web-browser: 2. To get _SPEED_ via Anonymous ftp just type the following at your local prompt: ftp --when asked for a login name type: anonymous --when asked for a password type the first part of your e-mail address. For example: myname@nowhere.pcp --change directories by typing: cd /pub/_SPEED_ --at the ftp> prompt you can type the normal "get" and "put" commands. For example: get _SPEED_1.2 (or: mget* to get the whole directory) 3. To get _SPEED_ via Gopher just type the following at your local prompt: gopher (you can also type in the IP address directly as follows: gopher Once there, you will see the familiar Gopher menu structure with _SPEED_ being one of your options. At that point you can choose to browse individual items, or mail them to yourself and/or others. (You have to Gopher directly to us because the Social Science Computing Facility at U.C.S.B. where _SPEED_ is archived is not a registered Gopher server. That's why if you happen to be looking for _SPEED_ over your regular Gopher server you won't have much luck finding it. _SPEED_ uses roughly a 65-character line, so your margins should be set accordingly. Set your font type to Courier, 9pt if you want to retain formatting after downloading.) ----------------------------------- HOW TO CONTACT _SPEED_ e-mail: Please send all submissions, criticisms, praise, suggestions, or anything else you have on your mind to We want to hear from you! snail-mail: If for whatever reason you need to communicate with us via the U.S. Postal Service, please send your correspondence to: _SPEED_ c/o Robert Nideffer Department of Art Studio University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA. 93106 ----------------------------------- SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Submissions to the journal can be made by electronic mail (preferred), on disk (please indicate the program and operating system used), or by hard-copy (not preferred). No matter what form your submission takes, please: --do not use any special characters --use endnotes instead of footnotes. 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