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Mail Art, Dada & Similar Linkages

ARTPOOL ARCHIVES & WEB PRESENCE
Artpool is a clearinghouse and hub for mail art. They have been active for years and are one of the first groups to bring mail art to the WWW. Located in Budapest.
FLUXUS ONLINE
The Fluxus Universe is expanding. Take a look into the future of art and literature. You can always count on change, except from a vending machine.
UBUWEB - VISUAL, CONCRETE POETRY
This wonderful site is home to some beautiful and historically significant pieces, among them concrete poetry of Vaclav Havel, the poet/President of the Czech Rebublic. Nice "found" pieces, too. If you like visual and concrete poetry, this is the place. It is affiliated (I think) with the University at Buffalo.
INTERACTIVE POETRY
One of several sites I've seen that let you explore the joys of interactive literature, using either other people's responses or the response of an artificial intelligence computer progarm (I suppose there has to be artificial stupidity out there somewhere).
RANDOM KNOWLEDGE GENERATOR
This is as Dada as it gets. I defy anyone to make sense of this. It's great! In addition to the randomness of this site, you can actually learn something if you are persistent.
DOMINIS eZINES DATABASE
A nice reference point. A catalog or compendiumof online electronic magazines. Reminescent of the Paper 'Zine Factsheet Five.
MEDIA ABUSE
(A/K/A "The Branflakes" -- I don't know what this site is, but it sounds like a good idea. Just kidding. You can call off Woodward & Bernstein now. Actually, this is a great site, devoted to ridicule, abuse, and excess. Just your kind of place.
HYPER-DISCORDIA
This is intense. It connects the whole known universe (or so it seems). If you know about Eris, or Discordians, or subGenius, then you need to check out this site.

Other Art Sites

Jaeda's Place
Jaeda DeWalt's Fine Art Photography

ART DECO
Some good stuff here. Erte, Mucha. Rizzi, and Lichtenstein Museums. Galleries of other artists, including Marc Chagall. There are some links to other sites, including what they call the best Deli in New York, but it's in Brooklyn, so maybe. .
INTERNET ART RESOURCES
They call it the complete guide to the visual arts. I don't think I'd go quite that far, but it is a darn good online magazine devoted to the visual arts. Plenty of articles and lots of art to look at.
M. GRAHAM ARTISTS' COLORS
Art Graham was the chief colorist for M. Grumbacher until they were bought out and the new owners insisted on lowering the quality of the paint. Art, unwilling to compromise his art, left their employ and started his own company. M. Graham, in my opinion, makes the best acrylic paint on the market. They also make oil paint and watercolors. I have no doubt they are of most excellent quality as well. Selling only to independent dealers and small chains, M. Graham is typically priced at 40% off retail. You won't find these paints at Michael's or in Jerry's catalog, but it is definitely worth the time locating a dealer.
MYSTIC FIRE (PAINTERS)
Always something worth seeing. Featuring the cream of the crop, people like deKooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and one day yours truly (I can dream!).
LIQUITEX
We gotta include the biggest manufacturer of Fine Quality Artists materials in the world, right. Liquitex has a nice page regardless of their products. Always a contest, free offers, information about their products. Useful and attractive site.
ACM SIGGRAPH
The Association for Computing Machines Special Interest Group for Graphics. Awesome site, awesome organization. They have become almost monolithic in the area of computer graphics. If you work in the field, this is the place you want to be, the "club" you want to be a member of.
ArtSEEnsoHo ARTseEnSohO artSeEnSoHo
Ever want to just wander the streets of Soho (New York, not London) and browse in the galleries? Here's your chance. This site is laid out like a map of the Soho district. You can visit the galleries and other businesses along Canal Street, Fulton Street, and all the rest. You can't catch the A train though.
{fray}
Welcome to the fray. Everyone is trying to redefine art. That may be part of what makes it art. Here is a nice attempt. I wonder if this site has anything to do with mulch? Groo? Is that you?

Poetry & Writing

LEAVES OF GRASS
Walt Whitman's masterpiece online for your pleasure. One of The United States' greatest poets. Whitman is always fresh. His insights into man and society are still valid today if we choose to look.
ALL THAT AND. . .
A potpourri by my darling niece, Angela. A writer in her soul and a sense of humor that can't be tamed.
ONLINE BOOKS
Yes, there are books online.This is a FAQ about books online, with a list of known titles and links to many FTP and GOPHER (remember GOPHER?) sites where the complete texts may be obtained.
THE ULTIMATE POETRY LINKS
This is a site operated by the National Library of Poetry. While I personally think what they do with their so-called contests is reprehensible, they do have some good links to sites dealing with poetry.
POETRY MAGAZINE
A quality online monthly magazine of poetry, featuring a "classic" poet and a modern poet each month, with other contemporaries. One of my favorites (of course, they've published two of my poems).
LYN LIFSHIN
Lyn Lifshin is one of the most prolific of the contemorary poets. She has been accused of being willing to publish anywhere. So?

Interesting and Weird Places to go

THE NASA HOMEPAGE
What can I say? Who has better pictures of space and stars and planets than the people who've been there. Alternately, think of this as my token government link.
EVERYBODY'S TAKING PROZAC
Tom's Poetry. Tom has an interesting slant on life. He has art, too if you care to delve that deeply. I just thought this poem was very appropriate for today's America.
BIANCA'S SMUT SHACK
If you've been around the web any time at all, you've heard of Bianca. Great place to meet people, and not just smut. Poetry, People, Party!
D I S I N F O R M A T I O N
A wonderful site for the conspiracy-minded. Lots of things that "could be true." UFO's, Illuminati, and much more. Heady stuff.
THE ANOMALIST
An eZine Exploring the Mysteries of Science, History, and Nature. A wonderul potpourri of the strange. Lots of articles, speculation, and thought-provoking commentary. One of my all time favorites.
ANNOYED
In your face! In my face! In everybody's face! Irreverent, rude, refreshing. World got you down? Stop by here and you may just feel better. If not, at least you can vent and find someone to blame for the mess we've gotten into.
THE ROBERT ANTON WILSON HOMEPAGE
Speaking of Robert Anton Wilson. . .   Here's his high wierdness's own page. Not for everyone, but if you love a good convoluted conspiracy and a cynically humourous take on life, this is a nice place to visit.
SubSITE
No! It's not like that. This is the quasi-official home page of the Church of the subGenius. There is a link to the Official home page somewhere in there. If you want tons! of links to the bizarre and ridiculous, try the link pages here. This page is a monument to crass commercialism, and a shrine to J.R. "Bob" Dobbs.
THE CHURCH OF VIRUS
Not your run of the mill Episcopal congregation here. This is a church (recently) cut from whole cloth. Nice design and a wry sense of humor with a little actual religious consciousness thrown in.
THE ALCHEMY WEB SITE
Alchemy is alive and well, and this is its web site. If you're interested in Magic or Proto-Chemistry, have a gander. Really interesting visual, intellectual, and historical content.
ANDERS TRANSHUMAN PAGE
"I preach the Overman (Ubermensch)" -- Zarathustra (Nietzsche). Some people think that with the rapid expansion of technology, especially computers and genetic engineering, that man is obsolete. It is suggested that at some point, man will become, as in Clark's books, more than human. This page addresses that issue, and concerns about the technology. "Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated."
SINGULARITY SUB-PAGE
This is a sub-page of the Anders Transhuman page, but I thought it deserved a link of its own. If you've read Vernon Vinge or any of a number of other science and science fiction writers, you know that predictions are that in about 15 years the Net will acheive consciousness. Will it decide it doesn't need people any more? What then? Some intriguing and scary possibilities here.
HOLEWORLD
What a wonderful concept page! A virtual playground underground. Crawl down the hole and see why Alice led the way. Wonderland really is just around the corner.
REALITY CHECK
We all need one every now and then. This Web page has been created by Clive Wilson, 22 years of age, a psychology graduate from Reading, currently residing on the top of London! Interesting discussion on the nature of reality. I think I saw a little epistemology creeping in around the edges, too.

Useful Things

REMIND ME
A free reminder service. Just go there, enter the dates you don't want to forget (i.e., your wedding anniversary -- hint, hint), and the service will e-mail you in time to pull your cookies from the fire.
THE FREESITE
A good place to get free offers, samples, demos, coupons, rebate deals, whatever. If you're frugal, on a budget, or just a tightwad, have a gander. You could save a buck.

Web Page Building

Anyone Can Build A Great Website

Fonts, Fonts, Fonts. . .

Project Cool tyWorld TrueType Fonts
DECEMBER COMMUNICATIONS
December Communications, Inc. specializes in publications, presentations, and consulting related to the World Wide Web and Internet-based computer-mediated communication.
WEBMONKEY
Exellent tutorials on every aspect of web scripting and programming. HTML, Dynamic HTML, Java, Javascript, and much more. And these guys have a sense of humor, too.
GUIDES TO HTML
Lots of reference material pertaining to HTML. You're bound to find something that fits your style. This site has official, unofficial, concise, complete, you know, all those adjectives.
O'REILLY & ASSOCIATES
Publisher of some fine books on the Internet, including HTML The Definitive Guide and Javascript The Definitive Guide. Lots of information, plenty of books. They post addenda and corrections and updates to their books online.
ERIC FOOKES
Eric is the author of the award winning Note Tab series of editors. Super Note Tab and Note Tab Pro are the editors I use. These are wonderful programmer's editors with ALL the bells and whistles. The rest of Eric's page is worth a look too.
DOMAIN CHECK & REGISTRATION
Is that domain name you want available? Here's where to find out. And if it is, register it now before someone else get the same idea. Prices just went down, too.
NET CREATORS ICON PAGE
Another source for web graphics. Features animated .GIFs, buttons, bars, icons, and much more.
PREMIUM FREEWARE
A first rate collection of FREE tools for building homepages, doing diagnostics, searching, multimedia, Internet programs, and more. A page of cool links too. Macromedia's Flash player is required to view these pages.
MICROSOFT DEVELOPERS NETWORK
Of course it's more sales pitch and press release than anything else, but there are some good resources to be had here.
WDVL
The WWW Deveopers Virtual Library. Self-described as "A comprehensive illustrated encyclopedia of web technology." I don't know if I'd go that far. . . Well, maybe. . . Okay, it is good. Have a look.

Additional Links

MOONTOWN CAFE
A free poetry website with many resources to help get your poems published. Lots of poetry, some good, some bad, but all in the spirit of poesy.
THE INTERNET ARCHIVE
Archiving the Internet. This site includes the "Wayback Machine" where you can view older versions of webpages. Make for an interesting history lesson.