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Some Search Engines, Art Resources & Other Miscellaneous Sites
Artists from around the world
Set up your own Web
World TV Channel
Cello - a search engine for art
SAonline - a new cyberzine for online literary and visual art culture; Yolanda email@example.com
Published.com - Published.com is designed to help promote the work of self-published writers, musicians, illustrators, zine publishers, photographers, filmmakers, those who are self-publishing their words or images exclusively on-line, or anyone else who uses the Internet to promote their own independent, creative work. Also, if your web site helps others to self-publish in any way (support, promotion, links, etc.) you may list in the "Web Resources" Directory as well. All listings are free, keyword searchable, include detailed descriptions, and have links directly to your web site and/or e-mail address.
All-in-One Search Page -more than 35 search engines and directories
Art Editors & Publications and Email Contact - great to use for press releases by artists
Alta Vista - the search engine of Compaq
Art Speaks - art marketing service
FineartForum-Online Art Resources: Exhibitions: Computer Based Art
Image Sources andResources
HSC Visual Arts - a wealth of art related resources by Australian art teacher, Gail Suttor; includes links to information on world art history, art curriculum planning, theory of art, teaching art and important art galleries and institutions of Australia
Search Engines Worldwide - truly global listing of search engines by nations; submit your site to specific national search engines!
Search Engine for your site - free search engine for your site through Netcreations
Ariadne -British site using Internet as modern library science, meta-database of electronic librarie
Artcom Museum Tour
- can use custom search tool to locate one of 1,600 listed museums
B-Eye -what bees see
Bingo Zone - play online bingo free all day for cash prizes; chat with other dedicated bingo virtual residents
Almanac -Farmer's almanac online
Onmag.com - issue has huge selection of poems , articles , stories & photography stored in it from national & international contributors. We are also announcing our future sections in this issue , creative designers & music makers are welcome at our website for the new Computer Art & Music section.
Slanguage- you can choose a city and talk like the locals
Puzzlemaker - all kinds of puzzles
Word Play - links to all types of sites that deal with word games, such as acronyms, homonyms, anagrams, cliches, word oddities, and many others.
The Free Forum - free items
Women.com - popular site exclusively for women's interests and needs
ivillage.com - thought by many to be the leading women's content site
Freaky Freddies free samples, contests, magazines and gifts
coupondirectory.com - coupons!
supermarkets.com - now use "Web Bucks" by shopping at local grocery stores affiliated with site and get credit for discounted future purchases at stores
www.wwwoman.com - largest (1998) search directory of topics for women online
Next to Nothing Freebies - free items
The Free Site - free items
Clearinghouse -focus on index sites that lead to other sites
Cyber411 combines 15 search engines
David Byrne Web Site -musician, writer, multi-media installations
Disco Rama - '70s pop culture
Evolution - History of the Internet - good links to history of Internet, Penn State
Facade -readings of your future
Findspot - ALL search engines listed
WHOW - a creative and new type of search engine whereby browser select among tours arrange by subject matter and see glimpses of the site instead of reading listed descriptions like conventional directories
Goto.com - good search engine; try "pygoya" as keyword and discover lastplace.com's many international links
Pinpoint - a free search engine for your site by Netcreations.com
Higher Hits - instant free check on the list position of your url at top search engines
History of the Internet- Net Culture & Paradigm Shifts; lists Webmuseums of Cyberart; Internet Valley, Inc. is a Sacremento-based consulting and publishing company with unique theories on the Silicon Valley and what the future holds...They want Silicon Valley to become the Internet Valley
Hobbe's Internet Timeline- history of the Internet since 1957
iGuide -index of prereviewed Web sites
Artistic Representations of Cyberspace -Cyberspace atlas history; The conceptions and representations of Cyberspace created by artists in literature, art, computer games, films and television have a powerful influence on how we perceive these new spaces.
IntelliQuest - market information of the Internet
Some Internet History-by the UCD Internet Society in Belfield, Ireland
Internet Public Library
iWorld -Mecklermedia the Internet Media Co.
Kulcha -Howard University-based zine
Life Magazine online
Liquitex -what's in the paints
My Virtual Reference Desk -many links with few clicks
Search Central -fast access to
Yahoo!,Alta Vista, Lycos, Excite, Infoseek and many more
Search Insider - tips on searching the Internet
Search.com - over 250 search engines by C/Net, very comprehensive search tool
StatLib - statistic of the Internet
Superbad - "Superbad" web designs
Talking Heads - by David Byrne
The Caffeine Page
The Categorical Catapult
The Cosmix Mother Load
The Filthiest Search Engine - try keying in nasty words
The Horrible Splatter Page - gorey textures
The Japan Times Online -listing of museum, festivals and galleries throughout Japan
The Karen Blixen Museum - Kenya, Africa
The Smithsonian Institute
The Village Voice Worldwide
Tombstone Tourist -celebrity grave site info and photos
"Top 5%"- Point Communications
Tribal Artifacts - online artifacts for sale from Southeast Asia and other Pacific regions
U.S. News and World Report - entire issue online
Whatis.com -Internet related terms, jargon
Whole Pop Catalogue -
American pop cultural history
Windows '95 and Mac Joke Wallpaper
Library - collection of indexes and library
The Copyright Web Site
Deconstucting Web Graphics, by Lynda Weinman (New Riders)
GIF Animation Studio by Richard Koman
GIF Builder - freeware (Macintosh)
GIF Construciton Set - Alchemy Mindworks (Windows)
Microsoft GIF Animator -freeware (Windows)
PhotoImpact GIF Animator -Ulead Systems (Windows)
VideoCraft GIF Animator - Andover Advanced Technologies, Inc. (Windows)
Universal Translator Deluxe - claims cross-multilanguage translations, 33 languages
zero1ARTsearch- "Come see the creative sites you've been missing", unique art-only search engine
Nerd World : GRAPHIC DESIGN
Computer History Museums
Apple II Page
Atari 8-Bit FAQ
Charles Babbage Institute
Commodore 8-bit Web Server
Computer History Web Sites
Historical Computer Society
History of the Internet and WWW: View From Internet Valley
Hobbes's Internet Timeline
Joke of the Day
Worlds Apart on the Vision Thing -American Dream compared to new European Dream, Jeremy Rifkin, Canada, August 2002
Museums on the Net
CULTURE IN CYBERSPACE
January 20, 1997/Volume 01, Issue 46 ISSN 1089-3652
Copyright © William G. LeFurgy, 1996; all rights reserved
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NO HAL IN SIGHT
The film 2001: A Space Odyssey depicted the most famous fictional computer ever: HAL. As HAL told it, " I became operational at the HAL Plant in Urbana, Illinois, on January 12, 1997." Well, this date has come and gone and there is no sign of any computer remotely like HAL.
The New York Times News Service recently ran a nice overview, complete with pithy quotes from experts, on this subject. "Everything humans can do can eventually be duplicated. But not yet,'' declared Marvin Minsky, dean of Artificial Intelligence researchers and consultant on 2001. "We're not really any closer to creating a computer with common sense than we were in the mid-'60s.''
What computers are getting ever better at doing is performing spectacular feats within very narrow parameters. Machines can now nearly beat the best chess players in the world and can compose music eerily reminiscent of the great masters. There are even computers that are credible replacements for lawyers (now there's progress).
Despite all this, artificial intelligence awaits a dramatic breakthrough in deciphering the mechanics of thought. On the surface, the problem looks simple: a 7-year old kid know about 20 to 30 million things -- roughly the same amount of data that could fit on a CD-ROM. But the trick is not merely compiling data. The key is relating different pieces to understand distinct concepts that range across the broad spectrum of human experience.
AI scientist Ken Ford likens current research to that of pre-Wright brothers human flight. "They were looking at whether beaks or feathers were needed for flight,'' he said. "There were entire books about the 'flapping problem.' Now we're just beginning to look at the aerodynamics of thinking."
INSATIABLE DEMAND FOR HIGH TECH
A fascinating aspect of modern culture is the deep belief of many that the latest technology is needed to solve all kinds of problems. From improved schools to better business competition to expanded democracy, computers and other forms of information technology are judged to be the key.
Reuters presents the latest evidence for this faith: an array of high-tech companies like Intel, Sun, and Microsoft saw their most recent quarterly earnings shoot up by 25 percent or more. "The electronics industry is putting an increasing amount of input into day-to-day things and that will continue indefinitely," said John Matheison, a California think-tank pundit. Business are rushing to build and expand computer infrastructures, fearing extinction if they don't. "It is almost a do or die situation in many industries," said Matheison.
This brings to mind the California gold rush of the mid-nineteenth century. Few miners hit paydirt, but the shopowners who sold mining equipment and supplies made fortunes.
Noteworthy on the Web
THE PROVOCATEUR OR THE SEDUCED?
When holding forth on art exhibits, CinC usually only cares about those that include some sort of web component. The idea is that, for the reviewer as well as the reader, the exhibit should be experienced via cyberspace. In a departure from this, CinC draws your attention to "Techno-Seduction," an exhibit at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. Oddly enough, the exhibit, which "investigate[s] identity, sexuality, and seduction through new media and technology," is not on the web. But its themes do go to the core of how technology affects current art and culture.
The show came about, according to Metropolis magazine (which does include a few exhibit images), when two art educators posed the question: "In electronically mediated art, who is the provocateur, who is the seduced?" After a flood of digital interpretations, Cooper Union decided to mount an exhibit that runs through February 15, 1997.
"Techno-Seduction" consists of 40 artists using CD-ROMs, the web, video, and digital photography, as well as more traditional materials such as wood and aluminum. The show presents an "enticing juxtaposition of technology and mortality." MaryAnn Nilsson, for example, presents computer images of her body that reveal neither face nor gender but that "question what makes an individual male or female, and how those labels foster vulnerability." Jenny Marketou uses a touch-screen computer "that invites viewers to navigate images of her body, the interaction simultaneously projected onto the surrounding space as a means of disputing tactile and sensory touch."
You may ask yourself, is this merely high-tech exhibitionism or is there a higher purpose? Robert Rindler, dean of the CU art school, claims the latter. "Through technology you can achieve something quite traditional," he says, while also pushing the viewer further into the art experience. So, while artistic questioning of identity and sexuality are nothing new, technology gives the artist the opportunity to explore the shifting human perceptions wrought by media manipulation.
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