Neural 15th anniversary: issue #31 + joint action with S.W.A.M.P.

Neural magazine celebrates 15 years of publishing with issue #31 and joining S.W.A.M.P. group (Doug Easterly and Matt Kenyon) for a collective micro-printing action.

Subscribers will receive a numbered/limited edition of a S.W.A.M.P.’s “Notepad” sheet of paper with an envelope. It looks like an everyday yellow legal paper, but each line is constructed of micro-printed text and contains the personal details of Iraqi civilian casualties.

Subscribers are triggered to write a letter or memo or draw a picture on it and send it to the White House, then signing up for a free replacement sheet on the S.W.A.M.P. website, if they want. Once in circulation each sheet then acts as a “Trojan horse” – slipping the unwanted and unacknowledged civilian body count data into official governmental archives.

This is a joint action that proves how paper and pixel together can make the difference.

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Issue #31, winter 2008
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1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION!
3 issues + S.W.A.M.P.’s “Notepad” sheet
Europe 24,90 Euro – World 46,50 U.S. Dollars.
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[Neural n. 31 contents]
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. S.W.A.M.P. (interview),
. !Mediengruppe Bitnik (interview),
. ISEA 2008, Singapore, report
. Ars Electronica 2008, report
. news (Smiles Less Noise, Taiwa Hensokuki, Machines that Almost Fall Over, AEO, Motion-Extraction-Reanimation Series)
. reviews (Bodies in Code, HMKV 1996-2008, Darko Fritz Archives in Progress, Holy Fire, Software Studies: A Lexicon)
. centerfold: ‘Fulgurator’ with Barack Obama by Julius Von Bismarck
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. Negativland (interview),
. Memories of the Future, New Forms of Cultural Production,
. The Hype Machine, p2p blogging
. news: (Graphite Sequencer, Wind-up Birds, Sun Run Sun, Fold Loud, Physical Sequencer)
. reviews: (Anthibotis – Occultural Anthology vol. 2, curated by Vicky Bennett – Smiling Through My Teeth, Dj Spooky – Sound Unbound M. Schumacher – Five Sound Installations, Filmachine)
. reviews cd: (Ryoji Ikeda, Andrea Polli and Joe Gilmore, Janek Schaefer, Alva Noto, COH aka Ivan Pavlov + Cosey Fanni Tutti, @c, Bj Nielsen and Stilluppsteypa, Helmut Schafer and Zbigniew Karkowski, Black to Comm, Brandon LaBelle, Jos Smolders, Berlin Electronics, Kenneth Gaburo, Simon Wickham-Smith, Critikal, Frank Rothkamm, Silvia Fassler and Billy Roisz, Michael Santos, Martin Neukom, Josh Russell)
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. Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (interview),
. Free Passwords: The Bumpy Guide to Porn Sharing,
. Shopdropping, violating the consumer temples,
. news (Cyberskin, Double-Taker (Snout), Real Snail Mail, Goldenbergian Voting Machine, Tantalum Memorial).
. reviews: (Public Netbase: non stop future, Setun, The Exploit, a theory of Networks, Feedback, Television against Democracy, Digital Media and Democracy)