Posts Received : Tuesday, March 1

Received 03/01/2005 16:57

Podcast 1 Available: After Drs Office

Received 03/01/2005 15:21

Dude, i fkd up the

Dude, i fkd up the 2 recdngs from earlier. Plugd in the cbls wrng. Oops. Dmn audio. Call whn u gt out of drs. M.

Received 03/01/2005 14:37

Dude im @ drs office

Dude im @ drs office cant tlk now will call latr xo j

Received 03/01/2005 13:24

Heather's homemade scones

Just finished lunch w tts now off 2 the doctor

Received 03/01/2005 11:19

this is last img

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Here come the apt pix

Received 03/01/2005 10:52

My amusing rental car -j

Received 03/01/2005 10:25

my buried car

Received 03/01/2005 09:36

flight info

here are the details on my portland ticket

can't wait to meet wonder dog and your mysterious
brother :)

Orbitz record locator: EK8MG0NF
Airline ticket number(s): 0271576605379

Saturday, March 26, 2005
Alaska Airlines # 2458
Operated by: HORIZON AIR -- QX - Please check in with
the operating carrier
Burbank Bob Hope (BUR) to Portland International (PDX)
Departure (BUR): March 26, 9:20 AM PST (morning)
Arrival (PDX): March 26, 11:30 AM PST (morning)
Class: Economy
Seat assignment: choose seats


Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Alaska Airlines # 2459
Operated by: HORIZON AIR -- QX - Please check in with
the operating carrier
Portland International (PDX) to Burbank Bob Hope (BUR)
Departure (PDX): March 30, 11:15 AM PST (morning)
Arrival (BUR): March 30, 1:15 PM PST (afternoon)
Class: Economy
Seat assignment: 16E
view/change seats


Received 03/01/2005 07:55

a close up of my oh so glamorous sore throat j

Received 03/01/2005 07:49

Yeah, im up. Still in

Yeah, im up. Still in bed tho. As per us, had trbl slpng. Feel like nt gtng out of bed... Sngl. M.

Received 03/01/2005 05:08


IN Network
Michael Mandiberg and Julia S.

The current version of IN Network is a recreation of the original 2005 dynamic blog site via the long memory of's Wayback Machine. In 2009, the site was taken offline because it had been overrun with comment spam, and when it was brought back online to strip out the spam everything was broken. Every effort has been made to preserve the original look and feel; all of the original functionality of the EasyMoblog software has been removed. Many thanks to Meaghan Scanlan and Sara Kladky rebuilding the site.

IN Network is an extended cell phone life-art performance about distance, communication, intimacy, telepresence, and living together while apart. In August 2004 artist Michael Mandiberg moved to New York; Julia S. remained in Los Angeles, postponing her move for a year because of commitments to her job and her collaborative art practice. Faced with a year apart, and the prospect of a long-distance relationship, the two artists got their frequent flyer numbers handy, and switched both of their cell phones to a provider with free "IN Network" service.

Michael and Julia started out having normal conversations, giving each other updates about their days, and sending cameraphone pictures back and forth, etc. As they switched to using hands-free microphones, they began using the phone differently. They started doing things together at the same time, 3000 miles away, via cellular connection: driving to/from work, eating dinner, giving lectures to students, going for a walk, having a cocktail, reading books in silence, falling asleep and waking up.

What began as a pragmatic attempt to make their relationship last the year of separation through good communication, turned into something less about communication and more about intimacy through (misuse of) technology, and sharing (sonic-virtual) space. During the month of March the artists will present this cell-phone life-art performance via a Photo Moblog and Podcast on The IN Network site will host a Podcast of recordings of their phone conversations. . There will be several live webcasts of audio of the artists sleeping together on their cellphones. They will route all text messages and picture messages sent to one another through the IN Network site.

IN Network Website

IN Network Podcast (RSS 2.0 Feed)

Contact Info
juliasteinmetz -at- yahoo -dot- com
michael -at- mandiberg -dot- com

IN Network is a 2005 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

Received 03/01/2005 05:03

Podcasting FAQ

What is it?

Podcasting is the syndication of audio content for playback on your iPod. Think of it as TiVo for audio.

How do it do it?

Download a Podcasting client, and enter the IN Network Podcast Feed. Your client will then check for new audio recordings on the IN Network site, and download them to their own folder in your Music Library.

Podcasting Clients:

iPodder (Win/Mac OS)

iPodderX (Mac OS)

Podcasting in the news:

Received 03/01/2005 05:02


IN Network Credits

Michael Mandiberg and Julia S., CC 2005
2012 rebuild: Meaghan Scanlan and Sara Kladky

IN Network is a 2005 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

Michael Mandiberg is a New Media Artist who uses the Internet, Video and performance to explore subjectivity, labor, and commerce. He is interested in our everyday experience of the Internet: all of the new forms that we engage with in our everyday life as info-consumers, and which we don't think about. These include the home page, the search engine, the banner advertisement, the do-it-yourself site, and the e-commerce site. He inserts personal information into these depersonalized genres.

He recently completed Bush Poll (, a statistical survey of the 170 George Bushes of the United States. In 2003 he curated the DVD exhibition First Person in collaboration with Carla Herrera-Prats and Anne-Julie Raccoursier. In 2002 conceived and organized The Exchange Program (, a collaborative performance where four sets of two people switched lives for 11 days. To provide information for his partner he built The Essential Guide to Performing Michael Mandiberg, an online do-it-yourself guide to his persona ( In 2001 he completed a yearlong project, Shop Mandiberg (, which was a fully functional e-commerce web site that marketed and sold every one of his personal possessions. In that year he also launched and

His work has been exhibited at such venues as Ars Electronica Center in Linz, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Tirana Biennale, Albania, Kunstmuseum Linz, and C-Level, Los Angeles. His work has been written about in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Berliner Zeitung, Wired, and a new survey Internet Art published by Thames and Hudson World of Art. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Culture, at the College of Staten Island/CUNY.

Julia S. is a founding member and co-director of the Toxic Titties, a Los Angeles based collective working in performance, video, photography, and new media.

The Toxic Titties recently performed Be my Patron at the Roy Disney Concert Hall and at Art In General Gallery in NYC. Costumed as art patrons, enacting a fantasy of artist funding, they created a drag performance that extended beyond gender to embody drag as class. In the showrooms of the IKEA store in Burbank, California, the Toxic Titties enacted a guerrilla performance where they posited their own domestic fantasy within the retail space. In 2002 Cassils and Leary were hired to perform in a work by Vanessa Beecroft at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. In their parasitical performance Beecroft Intervention, the Titties hijacked Beecroft's work and subverted her vision by influencing other performers, engaging them in a critical dialogue and by unionizing them, which forced up the cost of their labor. S. is currently heading up a Toxic Titties effort to place the Beecroft performance and resulting performance documents in a critical context, with publication forthcoming in the journal Signs in 2006.

Julia S.'s work as part of the Toxic Titties has been performed at such venues as Museum On Contemporary Art, Seattle, REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Out Fest Film Festival Los Angeles, LA Freewaves festival and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. They have performed in events such as the Intersectional Feminisms conference at UC Riverside, CA and at Outside Field: International Performance Festival at Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Cyberfem Spirit, at Edith Russ Site for New Media, Oldenberg, Germany and at Schnitt Ausstellungsraum, Cologne. The Titties work was included in a poster series in Manifesta, Frankfurt, Germany and has been written about in Tema Celeste, the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, Mexico City's La Reforma, Black Book Magazine, and Kolner Stadtanzeiger. Toxic Titties performance documents and design work have appeared in Gendered Geographies, edited by Kaucyila Brooke, published in Zurich by Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich and SITE, Schinitt Austellungsraum published by Krefeld in Germany by Künstler Posteredition. Their work in collaboration with Austrian artist Dorit Margrieter was recently featured at MUMOK in Vienna.

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