[CupcakeKleidoscope] CUPCAKE KALEIDOSCOPE # 19 4/30/03

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CUPCAKE KALEIDOSCOPE # 19 4/30/03
Newsletter from Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ists]

Publisher & Executive Editor - joseph and donna 

www.corporatepa.com
www.electrichands.com 
call us 646 279 2309
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PEOPLE WITH WAY TOO MUCH FREE TIME ON THEIR HANDS
NOMAD UPDATE
EXPERIENCE THE BRONX
PERFORMANCE WEEKEND @ THE POINT MAY 15 & 16
AN ART GROUP  - SEVERAL EVENTS 
THE MOTT HAVEN LABYRINTH PAGENT
BRUCKNER BLVD ARTS ANTIQUE DISTRICT  SPRING FAIR
GRACE NEWS - SCARY NEWS?
EVENT - "VIVE LA FRANCE"
AT HOME, NO SUPERPOWER
MAD ICON DISEASE
DIAN - DIGITAL INTERACTIVE ARTISTS' NETWORK
SIX TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
INVENTOR CLAIMS HE CAN MAKE THINGS INVISIBLE
PATRIOT RAID
GENETICALLY ENHANCED HUMANS TO COME, SAY DNA PIONEERS
A WAR ON ENLIGHTENMENT
FLAME LINUS TO A CRISP!
ENGINEERS AIM TO MAKE AVERAGE SINGERS SOUND LIKE VIRTUOSO
DEFENSE AGENCY PULLS OPENBSD FUNDING
WHY THE WEB WILL WIN THE CULTURE WARS FOR THE LEFT
EVENT IN PHILADELPHIA  ABOUT PALESTINE
MOTHER'S DAY POEM by donna
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF CORPORATE PERFORMANCE ARTISTS

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PEOPLE WITH WAY TOO MUCH FREE TIME ON THEIR HANDS

Queen of Heaven presents The Masturbate-A-Thon LIVE!  
a benefit for The Center for Sex & Culture
When: Friday, May 2nd, 2003, 8 pm
Where: The Jon Sims Center, 1519 Mission between 11th and South Van 
Ness

What: Unlike the private Masturbate-A-Thon, where people collect 
pledges for charity and then masturbate privately, this event goes 
from the sheets to the streets! Participants will gather in a group, 
having collected pledges ahead of time  some amount of money for 
every minute each participant masturbates  and will send in their 
pledge money after
the fact. (Participants are also encouraged to pledge themselves.) 
The Masturbate-A-Thon will feature separate women's and men's areas, 
as well as a mixed-gender space. Participants must be 18 and over. 
Prizes for most money raised and other notable Masturbate-A-Thon 
accomplishments!

The Masturbate-A-Thon will be televised! (On the web, that is.) There 
will be clearly-marked, separate public and private areas. Part of 
the room will be seen on camera, part of it will not, so people who 
do not prefer to appear live on webcam will be able to participate 
too.

For more information or to download a pledge sheet
http://www.centerforsexandculture.com

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NOMAD UPDATE

Canoe Trip on the Bronx River got rained out.  Bicycle trip fell 
through due to an inexplicable rash of flat tires.  An RV trip was 
not in the cards. So we ended up cleaning the studio and writing a 
business plan.  How's that for your nomadic duo?

Have some fun with nomadic art 
http://www.heritagenet.unesco.kz/kz/content/history/monument/berel/ber
el_text4.htm

Here is something nice and nomadic that seems to have stopped
http://www.nomads1800.com

Is it me, or is this an octopus killing a squid?
http://www-users.dragon.net.au/~srparker/camel.html

How about a, uh hum, nomadic poem
http://www.art-arena.com/hilmer3.htm

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EXPERIENCE THE BRONX


PERFORMANCE ART WEEKEND  May 16 & 17 @ THE POINT

JOIN US AT OUR SP[RING] CLEAN[SING] SHOW

Featuring new performances, introducing new cor[porat]e [per]form
[ance] art[ists], and eagerly anticipating YOU.meet  Naa Koshie 
Mills, as she will be joining us in two new pieces, Balance and 2103 
and greet Geraldine Artiga as she performs solo and provides live 
music to accompany our art.

AND for those of you who missed our show at The Evergreene Cultural 
Centre in Vancouver, we welcome you to THE RETURN OF 
THE CULT OF THE COR[PORAT]E [PER]FORM[ANCE] ART[ISTS]
CLEAN[SING] RITUAL


Mark your calendars and tell your friends.  The weekend of Fri May 16 
& Sat May 17 is  PERFORMANCE ART WEEKEND IN THE BRONX.  Each night, 
starting at 8pm, will be an evening to feast on dance, song, music, & 
audience participation.  We will be presenting a new collaborative 
piece, B[AL]ANCE.  This new piece allows us the opportunity to 
present 2 players  GERALDINE ARTIAGA 
AND NAA KOSHIE MILLS.  

The Point  (www.thepoint.org) is located @ 940 Garrison Avenue and 
convenient to reach by subway. Take the 6 train to Hunts Point 
Avenue. Walk under the Bruckner Expressway (right in front of you 
when you exit the train station onto Hunts Point Avenue) and make a 
right turn at the first light onto Garrison Avenue. THE POINT is on 
the corner of Garrison and Manida Street (the first street on your 
left walking on Garrison). 

For advanced ticket purchases go to www.corporatepa.com/adsponsor

For more info, please contact donna at corporatepa.com or call 646-279-
2309

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AN ART GROUP  - SEVERAL EVENTS

CROSSOVER  is a musical/comedy extravaganza.  All original music and 
skits.  Loosely following the NYC Marathon, touching all boroughs, 
with side trips to New Jersey, Riverdale and Mamaroneck .
 
At the Mott Haven Community Center, 143rd between Alexander and 
Willis, May 9th at 7:00 PM and May 11 at 2:00 PM (Bronx performances 
are free of charge) At the Jan Hus Playouse, 351 E. 74th St, (between 
1st and 2nd Aves) 
Manhattan, May 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 at 8:00 PM and May 18 at 
6:00 PM -
tickets $15.

STAGED READINGS
Never been to one?  The actors read (and act) a new play, the 
audience gets a preview of a new work.  And at the end of the play, 
the audience is asked their opinion on the play - is it ready to 
produce?  Does it need extensive rewrites?  Are the characters true 
to life?  It's your chance to be heard before it's produced.  Our 
Staged Readings are free of charge, but contributions would really be 
appreciated.

A FIEND AT THE CONTROLS 
May 3rd, 2:00 PM at the NYC Public Library, Mott Haven Branch  

MAMA'S BOYS
a staged reading of an original drama May 10, 7:30 PM at Jan Hus 
Playhouse
351 E. 74th St, (between 1st and 2nd Aves)

PLAYGROUND
a staged reading of an original comedy May 19, 7:30 PM at Jan Hus 
Playhouse
351 E. 74th St, (between 1st and 2nd Aves)

For more info, please send email to anartgroup at aol.com

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THE MOTT HAVEN LABYRINTH PAGENT

Saturday May 3rd @ noon
Join us as we gather at the Peace in the Community Labyrinth,  on E 
136th Street between Brown Pl. and Willis Ave.

Subway: 4/5 Express to 125th Street then 6 local from 125th Street to 
Brook Ave.
Walk south 2 blocks to E136th Street and turn right. 

Camino de Paz Labyrinths & Friends of Brook Park
(212) 475-1876 
www.caminodepaz.org/pageant

Participate in the unfolding story of the Earth Being that will take 
us on foot from the Peace in the Community Labyrinth through the Mott 
Haven neighborhood to the Land of Rainbows.

Dress as a festive nature being or come as you are. Bring musical 
instruments, puppets and colorful flags to inspire peace, harmony, 
abundant health and nature and bringing forth the beauty within all. 
Be prepared to help co-create this unfolding adventure. We have some 
puppets, flags and face paints.

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BRUCKNER BLVD ART & ANTIQUES DISTRICT  SPRING FAIR
Saturday May 31, 2003

Join the art & antiques district along the Bruckner Blvd, between 
Willis and Alexander Avenues, as they celebrate spring in The Bronx.  
On Sat 5-31-03* from 10am to 5pm local artists & antique dealers will 
open their establishments, exhibit their fine collectibles, and 
invite all to walk along the Bruckner Blvd, which will be closed to 
traffic during this spring fair, to experience antiquing and art 
collecting in The Bronx.  
*Rain Date Sat June 7, 2003
Vendors are also welcome.
  
For more info please contact Evonn Stapleton, SOBRO 718-292-3113

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GRACE NEWS - SCARY NEWS?

The U.S. government this week launched its Arabic language satellite 
TV news station for Muslim Iraq.  It is being produced in a studio -- 
Grace Digital Media -- controlled by fundamentalist Christians who 
are rabidly pro-Israel. That's Grace as in "by the Grace of God."

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0429-10.htm

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EVENT - "VIVE LA FRANCE"

May 3 - May 31, 2003
CLAUDE WAMPLER
"vive la france"

Opening reception: saturday, may 3,  6-8 pm

Postmasters Gallery is pleased to present "vive la france" - an  
exhibition of new works by Claude Wampler.  Wampler's show consists 
of a series of paintings and murals, a video, and a group of objects. 
In her installations technology is used to create surprising, magical 
results. Continuing her exploration of the visible vs. invisible and 
presence vs. absence, the artist employs lighting effects which 
illuminate or disappear content, questioning the value of access and 
consumption of images.

As an extension of her live performance work, Wampler is re-assigning 
the task of choreography to the objects themselves resulting in a 
destabilization of the traditional relationship between art and it's 
audience.
 
Postmasters Gallery, located in Chelsea at 459 West 19th Street 
(corner of 10th Avenue), is open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 6 
pm. Please contact Magdalena Sawon with questions and image requests. 
http://www.postmastersart.com

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AT HOME, NO SUPERPOWER
 
The well-being of mothers and children in this country is 
deteriorating rapidly.
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=15793

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MAD ICON DISEASE
 
A new study claims that excessive worship of celebrities is a bona 
fide mental disorder.
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=15794

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DIAN - DIGITAL INTERACTIVE ARTISTS' NETWORK

http://dian-network.com

 Our focus for the month of May is NATALIE BOOKCHIN. We proudly 
present her work: 

"The Intruder "
http://dian-network.com/navigation.html

A story in 8 games. (from a short story by Jorge Luis Borges) 
Shoot, score, catch, hit a ball or kill an alien!

All in the name of love.

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SIX TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

Visionaries are developing robots that can read your mood, ink-jet 
printers that can crank out transplantable hearts, all-day portable 
power, an affordable supersonic business jet, a flexible display 
screen technology that could one day replace paper, and networks of 
cheap, aspirin-size sensor...
http://www.kurzweilai.net/email/newsRedirect.html?newsID=1898&m=4905

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INVENTOR CLAIMS HE CAN MAKE THINGS INVISIBLE
 
An inventor has designed a system of tiny lenses and mirrors he says 
could be used to camouflage almost any object. It would require 
covering the surface with lenses or "pixels" that receive, transmit 
and reflect light from the object's...
http://www.kurzweilai.net/email/newsRedirect.html?newsID=1895&m=4905

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PATRIOT RAID


Two weeks ago I experienced a very small taste of what hundreds of 
South Asian Immigrants and US citizens of South Asian descent have 
gone through since 9/11, and what thousands of others have come to 
fear. 

I was held, against my will, under the Patriot Act. While I 
understand the need for some measure of security and precaution in 
times such as these, the manner in which this detention and 
interrogation took place raises serious questions about police 
tactics and the
safeguarding of civil liberties in times of war.

http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=15770
  
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GENETICALLY ENHANCED HUMANS TO COME, SAY DNA PIONEERS
 
Humans will begin to genetically enhance themselves -- and their 
unborn children -- in the next 50 years, said DNA pioneers at the 
50th anniversary of the discovery of
DNA's...
http://www.kurzweilai.net/email/newsRedirect.html?newsID=1890&m=4905

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A WAR ON ENLIGHTENMENT
 
After more than a century of expansion of the concept that everybody 
deserves human rights, we now seem to be -- temporarily, at least --
slipping backwards.
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=15747

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FLAME LINUS TO A CRISP!

Ok, there's no way to do this gracefully, so I won't even try. I'm 
going to just hunker down for some really impressive extended 
flaming, and my  asbestos underwear is firmly in place, and extremely 
uncomfortable.

I want to make it clear that DRM is perfectly ok with Linux!  Linus 
Torvalds

http://linuxtoday.com/developer/2003042401126OSKNLL

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ENGINEERS AIM TO MAKE AVERAGE SINGERS SOUND LIKE VIRTUOSO
 
Researchers are creating computer models for voice analysis and 
synthesis that break the human singing voice into components (such as 
pitch, duration, and vibrato) that can then be modified to produce a 
more professional-sounding rendition of the original...
http://www.kurzweilai.net/email/newsRedirect.html?newsID=1886&m=4905

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DEFENSE AGENCY PULLS OPENBSD FUNDING

The unused portion of a grant from the Defense Advanced Research 
Projects Agency to fund development of the open-source operating 
system OpenBSD has been pulled for unspecified reasons.

The project's leader, Theo de Raadt, said Thursday he was informed by 
email that the remaining portion of the $2.3 million grant has been 
pulled. An e-mail from a professor who is managing the grant did not 
provide a reason, but de Raadt said he believes the cancellation was 
prompted by concerns about the money going to too many foreign 
developers and to antiwar statements that de Raadt made to reporters

http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-997429.html

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WHY THE WEB WILL WIN THE CULTURE WARS FOR THE LEFT:

Cultural conservatives have a lot of worries. They fear that Grand 
Theft Auto and other video games will turn their kids into crowbar-
wielding criminals, they believe that Hollywood will turn their 
daughters to floozies and sons to gigolos, and they despise the 
constitutional barrier between church and state as an unnecessary 
evil that has estranged religious beliefs from public life and eroded 
the core values of our country. Underlying all these concerns is the 
overarching belief that moral relativism -- which holds that 
competing claims to right and wrong cannot be judged objectively -- 
is making America a godless, bankrupt country, and a very dangerous 
place to raise a kid. 

With Southern Republicans in control of all three branches of 
government, conservative barricades appear well manned. Just one 
justice short of an invincibly reactionary majority on the Supreme 
Court -- excluding moderate conservatives, for seven of the nine 
current justices are Republican appointees -- and relentlessly 
stocking the district and appellate courts with the most conservative 
jurists they can find, the Republicans are pressing a deeply 
reactionary social agenda. The culture wars between the religious, 
traditionalist right and the liberal, pluralist left have started to 
look like a rout everywhere but in the larger, coastal cities. 
Conservatives are recasting communities to be more comfortable with, 
if not prostrate to, received authority in the form of literalist 
interpretations of religious and political texts. 
That success will be short-lived. Long after the next bubble has 
burst, the internet will have surpassed the hype generated by the 
last one. Not by changing the way we live and work, but by impacting 
the culture wars and tipping the battle decisively to the left. 
http://www.ctheory.net/text_file.asp?pick=380

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EVENT IN PHILADELPHIA

If you've been following the news lately you already know about the 
situation in Palestine. A local activist Nijmie Dzurinko spent a few 
months there and has prepared an in-depth presentation about the true 
reality of day-to-day life in this country to share with us. We will 
be hosting this event this Sunday May 4 and would like you to join us.

Guest: Nijmie Dzurinko
Date: May 4, 2003 starts promptly at 2pm
Place: 1532 Sansom St. 2nd F.  no. (215) 832-0060
Suggested Donation: seven to ten dollars

Nijmie Dzurinko is a poet and youth organizer in Philadelphia who 
recently
returned from spending three months in Palestine.

This event will feature: Images from Palestine, insights from 
Nijmie's experiences there, Palestinian music and food, and open 
dialogue and discussion.

We will also be featuring chair massages by the personally 
recommended Sylvester Bowens, the official massage therapist for 
Cirque Du Soleil.

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MOTHER'S DAY POEM by donna

All of us have mothers
Many of us are mothers or stepmothers 
And there are some of us who act like mothers to brothers and others
Lest we forget the mother@#()&%$s
"Happy Mother's Day "

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF CORPORATE PERFORMANCE ARTISTS

Mission
To utilize Art in Technology to its maximum ability to make every 
community a better place to live and work. 

Vision
We are dedicated to building centers of Art in Technology. Via 
educational programs, innovative performances and exhibitions, and 
technological support for businesses, we look to create self-
sustaining enterprises that have a positive impact on their 
community.  By integrating with existing community technology 
networks and expanding our own network, we seek to create a superior 
channel for delivery of Art in Technology content and services, 
thereby maximizing our ability to achieve our mission, and providing 
an excellent return on investment. 

Background
Across the country from Philadelphia to Seattle, mayors have invested 
hundreds of millions of dollars in arts and culture to help grow 
their economies and bring that elusive sense of soul and vibrancy to 
their cities. And, research has shown that the way to expand 
neighborhoods is not just through the creation of more office space, 
but with development from the ground up, with arts, technology, and 
culture as a base.

Among the creative economy's (creative-based economic clusters that 
attract dynamic and diverse pools of workers) greatest strengths is 
the ability to attract other businesses and jump-start neighborhood 
development. Arts and culture do this by giving local economies a 
sense of soul. And this is everything, given that "knowledge workers" 
and "cultural creatives"-an influential group that runs from 
playwrights and museum curators to software designers and financial 
analysts-demand vibrant and dynamic settings in which they can work, 
live and create.

Economic development and the digital divide go hand-in-hand for many 
reasons. Communities with the tools and skills to compete in the 
digital economy are at a distinct advantage over communities that 
don't. In many ways, the situation in a given community can build 
upon itself, for better or for worse. A community with a well-
educated, technology-literate population is more likely to attract 
and sustain new businesses, and these new businesses in turn attract 
more well-educated, technology-literate people into the area. 
Conversely, a community that lacks reliable access to technology and 
the skills to use it is less likely to attract and sustain new 
businesses that could potentially serve as a catalyst to economic 
prosperity. Simply put, if communities are to remain competitive in 
attracting, retaining and developing businesses in today's economy, 
they must develop modern telecommunications facilities and cultivate 
a well-trained workforce to stay viable.

Business
CorporatePA will generate revenue by utilizing Art in Technology 
Centers as reseller channels for content, technology, and services.  
Content will consist of CorporatePA designed educational programs and 
seminars for youths and business people. Technology will focus on 
educational software, web based applications and Open Source business 
software.  Services will consist of Internet hosting services, 
technology transfer and seminar services to business, meeting and 
exhibit space rentals, and educational/curatorial services.  
CorporatePA will also generate revenues by providing content, 
technology, and consulting services to those non-profits with 
existing media centers looking to better utilize these as Art in 
Technology Centers. 

Success
CorporatePA was incorporated in January 2003 and has quickly moved to 
establish itself as a resource to the communities of New York City.  
The company has already received contracts from the city to develop 
and design education material for the New York City Department of 
Health and Mental Hygiene.  It has established seats on the Art and 
Technology Board for the Bronx Council for the Arts.  Most 
importantly, it has established a strong partnership with The Point 
Community Development Corporation (thepoint.org) a non-profit 
organization dedicated to youth development and the cultural and 
economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South 
Bronx.  They are assisting in the process of getting grants for an 
Art in Technology Center at their organization.

Keys to Success
We are value-creating talents who are leveraging relationships to 
develop high-profile support from community leaders and 
organizations.  We are utilizing creative content that is attractive 
to youth and business people. We have focused on establishing models 
that allow self-sustainability of Art in Technology Centers. We are 
partnering with non-profits, as capital improvement grants are 
generally attainable by non-profits, but operating capital grants are 
not.  We are committed to building a successful model in the South 
Bronx before expanding, thus building incrementally with a solid 
foundation. 

Marketing Plan
By building a successful model in the South Bronx, one of our 
nation's poorest congressional districts, we create a good story for 
newspapers and magazines about crossing the digital divide, which we 
anticipate will create a surplus of positive public relations.  
Leveraging such positive publicity, we should be able to establish 
Art in Technology Centers in cooperation with other non-profits.  We 
will also establish prominence by creating and publicizing high 
quality art events and performances. Already, we have received 
newspaper coverage of our events that explain our services.  We will 
utilize extensive online and email resources to promote ourselves, 
and already have established a online cultural newsletter with 1500 
subscribed members and a reach of 250,000 via other lists to which we 
distribute.  After successfully building our first Art in Technology 
at Hunts Point, we will approach existing Community Technology 
Networks to provide innovative and creative content via their 
distribution channels as well as our own. 

Management Team
The CorporatePA management team is comprised of experienced and 
dedicated professionals with expertise in a broad array of areas, 
including art, small business services, technology and programming, 
education, business development, marketing and communications.  In 
their past efforts, they have raised and earned millions of dollars 
for business efforts, been honored for community involvement, and 
have been selected to showcase artwork in museums and performances on 
world class stages. 

Investment Need
With the creation of the first Art in Technology Center being months 
away, CorporatePA is supporting itself via direct sales to business 
and grants for education programs for youths.  Additionally, it sells 
sponsorships to performances created by its team.  Its philosophy is 
to run operations in the black, so growth is dependent upon revenue 
stream.  Additional money from grants would forward progress much 
quicker, but lack of such funds would not stop progress.  $30,000 
would facilitate consolidation of an operational space, in 
partnership with The Point, to serve as a small Art in Technology 
Center, which will be a prototype and test towards building a bigger 
center.  





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