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Fri May 17 12:15:57 EST 2013

-empyre- is a global community of new media artists, curators,
theorists, producers, and others who participate in monthly thematic
discussions via an e-mail listserv.
-empyre- facilitates online discussion encouraging critical
perspectives on contemporary cross-disciplinary issues, practices and
events in networked media

Noting -empyre- soft-skinned space=92s passage through its tenth-year
anniversary, (January 2012) we have been spending time cruising
through the layered archive of posts during that time.

-empyre- has grown from a small organic collective begun by Melinda
Rackam to a large international listserv, now with over 1600 members.
One of Melinda's brilliant moves was to link the list serve to
software that automatically archives each post for future access --
this was quite a prescient feat a decade ago.

As we have been thinking of interesting ways to mark the passage into
the next decade, as -empyre- continues to morph and grow in the
environment of Web 2.0 (now clearly with many, many more lurkers and
passive participants than active interlocutors), we thought it might
be nice to take a moment to archive the projects of our members.

This is an open invitation to all of our subscribers.  We invite you
to submit a post with:
1) a brief bio, with contact information
2) a two-paragraph description of your practice, current/recent
projects, or writing or curatorial activities

We encourage our pioneering members as well as those of you who may
have just joined us. We are very open about content (suspending for
the month our listserv rules against self-promotion of shows,
conferences, and publications) and expect that we all will be
enlivened by learning more about our member participants.

Ideally our goal is to seed the ground for new discussion topics and
new featured guests.
Thanks to all of you, Renate, Tim, Simon and Patrick


Renate Ferro
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Cornell University
Department of Art, Tjaden Hall Office #420
Ithaca, NY  14853
Email:   <rtf9 at>

Managing Co-moderator of -empyre- soft skinned space

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