Related Links

Social change

Real Change
In preparation for the upcoming elections, this organization, called "Real People for Real Change PAC" has created a well-written (if humorous) catalog of little-known unflattering facts about all the presidential candidates. This site contains much information that is not available through mainstream media sources.

This site billed itself as a "96 hour internet festival commemorating the opening of the dosomething virtual community." Webstock ran from November 1-4, 1996. The site didn't appear as if it had a lot of traffic, but they ran a very effective corporate fund raising campaign. The site is extremely well thought out and worth seeing as an example of a not-for-profit online fund raising event.

Human service

This site links the human service community online. It provides an online form for organizations to share information cross-sector which is very unusual in the not-for-profit world. HandsNet was originally available as a commerical service (through organizational membership), but launched its presence on the Web in 1996.

Stand for children
Information, inspiration and interaction you need to take a Stand For Children. Worth checking out.

New Realities

Synthetic Pleasures
We discussed this documentary briefly at the beginning of the semester. It looks at many different ways in which technology is replacing many of the ways in which we interact with the world.

Machine and Robot Technology Related Art Links

Various groups and individuals throughout the world have been exploring machines, technology, the human body, and the links between them.
Survival Research Laboratories
People Hater
La Fura dels Baus
Eric Hobijn
Mutoid Waste Company

Technology Related Art Links


Technology in Fine Arts

In general, those working in the humanities are considered laggards in the use of computer technology. There are, however, several organizations dedicated to applying this technology to sophisticated research in the humanities, music in particular. IRCAM in Paris, which deals with acoustics, analysis and compostition is one of the most significant of these. Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford (CCRMA) and Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities (CCHRH) support new approaches to music history, theory, analysis and composition through the use of computer applications. In other fields, the Packard Humanities Institute is concerned with computer applications to Classical texts for analysis and preservation.