Cover: Shirley Tses Quack
heard around the world #1. Of this image she said
it was only a simulation of the actual situation. An
incident in 1992 gives us a perfect example of the paradox of artificiality:
a freak ocean storm washed a container off a freighter in the middle
of the Pacific Ocean, releasing 29,000 plastic bathtub toys being
shipped from Hong Kong to Tacoma, Washington. Over the next year,
thousands of blue turtles, red beavers, yellow ducks and green
frogs washed up on the Alaska coast, giving oceanographers a great
deal of data on North Pacific winds and currents. The marine research
community dubbed this incident the quack heard around the
world and used it to update their computer models of the
ocean. This image was used as illustration to Post-colonial
Mutation and Artificiality Hong Kong, a case study,
a slide lecture for the all-nighter Chance Conference organised
by Chris Kraus at Whiskey Petes casino in Primm, Nevada,
Newby of Kates House of Fashion presents
her new perfume FEELINGS to the world. Many feel that she is living
proof that youth is not always wasted on the young.
Back cover: David HatchersThe
Sylvère Lotringer tells
Leo Edelstein about the Semiotext(e) publication Hatred of Capitalism.
Michael Harrisons prophetic All
things must fall.
Matthew Hyland visibly
bugs out laterally on things such as Moscow to the end of the line.
Angelique Kasmara points out some things about Saddam Hussein
that I bet you never knew.
Herewith Transpresence by
the Paul Johns archive.
Giovanni Intra on
leaving New Zealands vegetarianism behind.
Sean OReillys Letter to a Faraway Friend.
Shay Launders cat and the bramble bush.
Layla Rudneva-Mackay with Instructions
for Making a Towel Penis.
Ben Harper is getting sleepier and sleepier.
Max Reeves London 2000 photographs he is getting
Albert Refiti interprets Samoan church architecture.
Charlotte Craw found these lost speeches.
Liz Mathews comic adventure Beware the x-ray
Brian McCormick unravels X in a TV stylee.
Dylan Rainforths Close-up Nebulae: The Melting Pot
(toothpaste and coffee).
Luke Stemsons tribute to the painter on Sesame St.
- Geoff Lowe on Paola Pivi.
- caleb k. on expatriotism,
the drone brain, and why he thinks there is no experimental music in
- James Lynch on
art censorship in LA.
- Zita Joyces account
of an experimental visit to an abandoned eastern-bloc military installation.
- Mei-ling Seis
response to the Auckland Zizek-fest.
Bugden on her ex, Dan Arps recent
Owen Kahl with some interesting spiritual information
Chris Barker also set a prophetic image this
one executed before 9/11.
The Physics Room pages:
Special web contents:
- Millennium Twain was a New Zealand resident, and
a very interesting one at that, who has recently been required to return
to the USA, not that he wanted to go at all. While he was here, he
continued his campaign to promote the viability of self-directed space
travel. Read some
of his thoughts on the matter and see pictures of many proposed
spacecraft by a variety of enthusiasts.
- More from Chris
- An email
sent out by theorist Slavoj Zizek in direct response to the events
of September 11.