INDEX 1. WEB SITE NEWS 2. IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL ARTS CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT 3. NEWS YOU CAN USE 4. FREE MP3 DOWNLOADS 5. VIDEAO AND AUDIO FROM AROUND THE NET 6. PLUG-IN DOWNLOAD LIST 1. WEBSITE NEWS *We added a new and improved top-level navigation and eliminated the unecessary bottom frame arrow keys. *We also revamped our e-mail and greeting card navigation section. *NEW WEB CHANNELS: --Alternet.org officially joined the mediaADDICT Network this week as a new web channel in our media/technology web channels section; and as content providers for our weekly news letter. --The Might Infotron always joined our network, providing us with three new news channels for our media/technology web channels section: a world news channel, a world finanical news channel and a world sports news channel. *NEW MEDIAADDICT CHANNEL We will also be shortly adding a new mediaADDICT channel with more original commentary, product reviews and streaming media over the next few weeks. *CONTENT SEARCH CONTINUES *We are looking for artists, photographers etc. who would like to exhibit their work as images in our greeting card section. *We are also looking for cool artists and designers who have killer web site galleries to join our arts channel. *We are also looking for web channel partners, people who would like to join our network by offering programming or content. Or if you have a consortium of web sites that you would like to add as a separate channel to our channel section please let us know. 2. IMPORTANT ART CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT: LIFE 3.0 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2000 We would like to specially thank myrna figueiredo for brining this contest to our attention. .*LIFE 3.0 is the first international competition seeking to reward excellence in artistic creation that has embedded in it the practices of Artificial Life (A-life). We are looking for art works that are premised on the strategies of A-life research, its conceptual approaches as well as its methods of digital synthesis. At the end of this century we are facing redefined boundaries between humans, animals and inorganic life. Some of the markers which already signal our "post-human condition" are genetic interventions, simulations of evolutionary systems and emergent behaviours, nanotechnologies, surgical implants of machinic parts, the implementation of automated systems of data capture and control. http://www.telefonica.es/fat/vida3/evida3inf.html 3. NEWS YOU CAN USE Powered by ALTERNET.ORG *WILL THE AOL-TIME WARNER MERGER FLOP A champion of "open access" -- the policy that will keep the internet free and democratic -- explains why the impending merger between AOL and Time Warner has run into trouble and what it means for the future of the World Wide Web http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=9896 *WHERE IS YOUR JUNK MAIL FROM? Everyone gets junk mail, and laughing at the inappropriate stuff is almost a pastime in modern America. Why do these things arrive? It's not quite random, and figuring out why you're on the Owl Lovers' Magazine mailing list is part of the fun http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=9866 *PROTESTORS BEATEN AS NADIR TRIES TO ENTER DEBATE After a sympathetic college student gave him a valid ticket to Tuesday's presidential debate, Ralph Nader tried to enter the audience only to was muscled away at the door. Meanwhile, 5,000 protesters demanded that Nader be admitted to the debate until they were attacked by a police horse charge, replete with chemical spray and beatings, which resulted in numerous injuries and arrests. http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=9890 *NEW DRUG LAWS STRIP MINORITY RIGHTS Congress recently approved new mandatory minimums for possession of methamphetamine, but specifically excluded so-called "club drugs" such as ecstasy (which is a methamphetamine-based drug). Why the disparity? Could it be because meth, like crack, is associated primarily with minority users, while "X" is favored by middle- and upper-class white kids? http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=9871 4. mediaADDICT NETWORK?S FREE MP3 DOWNLOADS These mp3 programs require the liquid Audio player for the Mac and the PC. *Get the liquid audio player http://www.liquidaudio.com/downloads/ These MP3s are completely free to download and burn on your own CDs without restrictions. *LISA ANGELLE Dreamworks Nashville The release of Lisa Angelle's debut album signals an undeniable upshift for country music. An outspoken, high-energy performer, Angelle's earthy, spirited music is delivered with a healthy portion of the natural swamp funk of her Louisiana background, while her knack for exploring intensely personal themes is bound to significantly raise the ante for female performers. Angelle wrote and produced every song featured here, most of which included the collaborative hand of renowned guitarist-producer Andrew Gold (Linda Rondstadt, Vince Gill, James Taylor, etc.). Written by Angelle, "A WOMAN GETS LONELY," her current single release, was co-produced by Angelle and Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride producer, Paul Worley. Angelle's mixture of creativity and instinct makes for an arresting series of statements (as singers Wynonna, Trisha Yearwood, Kathy Mattea and Tanya Tucker, all of whom have recorded Angelle's work, would be the first to agree). In the control room while he was on the air. It's funny - to this day, one of my favorite sounds, is the sound of old tape reels rewinding with the volume up!" 1. A Woman Gets Lonely (4:07) 2. Kiss This / I Didn't Want to Know (9:19) 3. I Wear Your Love / Daddy's Gun (7:54) 5. Sin / Midnight Rodeo (8:11) 6. I Don't Know Why / Twisted (7:24) 7. Sparrow / 4,3,2,1 (8:44) http://www.liquidmusicnetwork.com/cgi-bin/search/search.cgi/391885443@mediaaddict?search_type=AlbumItem&album_id=18487 *DJ ICEY Lurking in the shadows of Florida's burgeoning dame music community is a low-key musical visionary named DJ lcey. By day he runs his Zone Records indie, when the sun sets he regularly decimates dancefloors at clubs and raves all across America courtesy, of his crafty mixing manner. "1.Thousand Miles Track" http://www.liquidmusicnetwork.com/cgi-bin/search/search.cgi/391885443@mediaaddict?search_type=AlbumItem&album_id=18761 *JAMIE O?NEAL "There is No Arizona" Jamie O'Neal is one of those rare debut artists who arrives with her Talent fully formed. Showcasing her powerful, throaty voice and Deeply insightful lyrics, Jamie O'Neal's new album Shiver is a Remarkable listening experience, indeed. Download the free track, There Is No Arizona" - the hot new single that's burning up the Country charts. http://www.liquidmusicnetwork.com/cgi-bin/search/search.cgi/391885443@mediaaddict?search_type=AlbumItem&album_id=19855 5. VIDEO AND AUDIO FROM AROUND THE NET *SHOCKWAVE.COM The hard rocking floating skull and his devilishly cute sidekick return in http://shockwave1.m0.net/m/s.asp?H2256698976X873492 a long-awaited, brand-new episode, delivered straight from the fires of Hell?exclusively for shockwave. When we last left our diabolical duo in Episode 3: Radiskull Hate Snow! ), http://shockwave1.m0.net/m/s.asp?H2256698976X873493, Sweet Candy Angel was falling for Devil Doll's swivel-hipped moves. Will she follow him to Hell itself? Watch Episode 4: Love 'N Stuff to find out. http://shockwave1.m0.net/m/s.asp?H2256698976X873494 Episode 4: Love 'N Stuff to find out. *QUICKTIME 4.COM "Nurse Betty" is a black comedy about a Kansas housewife (Renee Zellweger) who witnesses two bumbling hit men (Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock) killing her rat of a husband after he stiffed one of the men on a drug deal. In post-traumatic confusion, Betty flees to Los Angeles to track down a soap opera doctor she's obsessed with (Greg Kinnear). The hit men pursue Betty to get the drugs she inadvertently brought along in her trunk, but one of them begins falling in love with Betty, imagining her to be his salvation. "Nurse Betty" is now open in U.S. theaters everywhere. http://www.apple.com/trailers/usa/nurse_betty.html *ATOM FILMS ATOM STAFF FAVORITES! Here?s a list of the top 10 short films currently screening at Atom Films, we think they are worth a look. * Puppies for Sale http://www.atomfilms.com/films/film.asp?film_id=218&sl=1009 * My Wife http://www.atomfilms.com/films/film.asp?film_id=540&sl=1009 * In God We Trust http://www.atomfilms.com/films/film.asp?film_id=348&sl=1009 * The Indescribable Nth http://www.atomfilms.com/films/film.asp?film_id=610&sl=1009 * Absence http://www.atomfilms.com/films/film.asp?film_id=3&sl=1009 * Artists of Bravery http://www.atomfilms.com/films/film.asp?film_id=995&sl=1009 * Babette's Feet http://www.atomfilms.com/films/film.asp?film_id=668&sl=1009 * Brother http://www.atomfilms.com/films/film.asp?film_id=914&sl=1009 6. 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