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13 Nov 2006
report from the seminar
Oslo, Norway
With this intriguing title the scene was set for a seminar on how electronic interfaces and computers integrated everywhere and in everything affects and changes our everyday lives.
The seminar was made after an idea by Eric Berger and organized by Atelier Nord, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Torpedo books. Adam Greenfield dealt with this in details, and recommended that the data that is collected about us by computers in the environment should be labelled, from a rights to know perspective. Per Platou delivered the talk "Failure is success (is failure)" about failing in art - after all how can you claim to make experimental art if it never fails. One of the highlights of the event was a seminar by Norene Leddy in relation to her project The Aphrodite Project: Platforms - what really worked well, and maybe better than the actual shoes; was the seminar held in the "read light" district of Oslo, with invited speakers representing sex workers, politicians and more. How to deal with trafficking and conditions of sex workers? - a complex discussion that gave plenty of things to think about.

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FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment. We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product, from production to utilization, and not just what they see in the stores. Consumers must be aware that every phase of a product's life influences the environment and ourselves.

Free Soil has produced a run of FRUIT wrappers, a website, and a traveling installation as part of an initiative to inform people about alternative food systems and local food movements. The wrappers are disseminated throughout the food chain by piggybacking on oranges. Information will be carried through the food system and into the hands of consumers. The wrapper holds information on a variety of aspects concerning food movements, transport and urban farming. Get your daily dose!

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