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Publication Announcements

○ Year Zero One Forum, Issue #3

Year Zero One announces the launching of Issue #3, the third edition of our forum for dialogue about contemporary art practice through on-line critical essays, reviews, news, and views. Featured in the current issue is “Red Lands” a review of Gu Xiong’s recent exhibition at A-Space, views regarding ‘Burn Your Money’ jhave’s performance at the ‘Bank of Symbiosis’ exhibition, news about Toronto’s latest Artist Run Centre at 1313 Queen West, and a virtual tour covering three months of Toronto art events. Year Zero One is an innovative Toronto based visual art site designed to offer an on-line venue for artists, galleries, and arts related organisations. Our site features a valuable resource guide for artists, a directory of international and local on-line galleries and artist sites, a slide registry and a gallery showcasing web specific art.


Hiding by Mark C. Taylor is published by the University of Chicago Press

A new book by Mark C. Taylor is an event; this one, Taylor says, is not a book. Taylor has been exploring the frontiers of postmodernism in three decades of writing. His latest dispatch is part-book, part-graphic object, and is furthermore published in conjunction with a multimedia CD-ROM. See our web feature for a passing glimpse of Hiding—including an interview with Taylor, an essay by the designers of Hiding, the foreword by Jack Miles, and a trip to Las Vegas. The feature is at:


○ TechnoSurrealist Manifesto

For Immediate Release, March 23, 1998

Technorealism Is Dead! Long Live TechoSurrealism!

Disinformation, the Subculture Search Engine, Presents The ‘TechnoSurrealist Manifesto,’ by R.U. Sirius

Treatise Heralds New Feature: ‘A REVOLTING! Fireside Chat with R.U. Sirius’

The Technorealism Conference held at Harvard on March 19, 1998 prompted spirited debate near and far, here and there, hither and thither. Now, in answer to the Technorealism “manifesto” (, REVOLTING! executive editor R.U. Sirius has penned the ‘TechoSurrealist Manifesto,’ available for mass consumption at Disinformation (

Surely a rant to stand alongside The Gettysburg Address, JFK’s Berlin Wall speech and that “Give me liberty or give me death” thing that the other guy said, the TechnoSurrealist Manifesto skewers the Technorealism group’s screed with a considerably less “modest” proposal featuring hefty doses of satirical mischief and revolutionary mayhem.

While existing perfectly well as a standalone document (much like The Bible!), the ‘TechnoSurrealist Manifesto’ also marks the debut of the newest feature on Disinformation, ‘A REVOLTING! Fireside Chat with R.U. Sirius.’ Is he Sirius? Is he for (sur)real? You’ll just have to read it to find out.

R.U. Sirius is best known as co-founder and original Editor-In-Chief of Mondo 2000, the first cyberculture magazine. His current website, REVOLTING! ( opened in mid-July 1997 to instant acclaim and controversy. A regular columnist for Wired News, 21C, and EYE-COM, he also coauthored ‘Design For Dying’ with the legendary Dr. Timothy Leary (HarperEdge, June 1997).

Disinformation, the subculture search engine, is located at Editor Richard Metzger is also the host of The Infinity Factory webcast talk show on Pseudo Network at

Disinformation is currently preparing for the opening of its online media store, details of which will be announced shortly. Disinformation is part of the RSUB Network (, a division of Razorfish.

For more information on Disinformation, contact Matt Debenham at RLM: (212) 741-5106 x14, or e-mail


○ The Almanac of Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic stories after Freud and Lacan

The Almanac of Psychoanalysis is a publication in English of the Israeli Group of the European School of Psychoanalysis. It has gathered together...

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