Volume 3 | Version 4
It seems hard to believe that it has been almost four
years of this. That semantikon started with a phone
book, an internet connection and a whole lot of great
people. That we're still making space where there is
none you and I. Welcome back.
Summer arrived with talk of awards for a site with a
lot of heart. By mid-Summer, like you we were sticky
with the humid vapors of political malaise. Now, at
the end of summer, delayed responses is spoken of in
more ways than are altogether fathomable. We are not
innocent in such matters. We launched 09.09.05. A full
week beyond our standard first Friday of the Month.
Getting the newsletter out proved just as harrowing,
as editor operations moved a bit closer to Canada, and
felony IT conspiracy counts as we fought many in new
lands to get the site working, clean, and administrable.
An endeavor. Before we get too carried away---a Very
Special thanks to J.W. Blackwell for
the donation of a used PC which we used for archives
and communications, and, to the ldalepress family
for their kind contribution of dedicated bandwidth for
our e-mail newsletter system.
So, here it is, Site version 4, beta tested under the
code name, flatland. Of course, we still offer
all the best of what we had before; the artists, voices
and visions you've come to enjoy. Two major enhancements
define this site version in addition to feature items;
the an advanced archive architecture as we prepare for
growth in the community after a record year in 2004-2005,
and, the simplification of our core navigation and site
As is true with an enhancement, there is a learning
curve. We very much hope you find yourself feeling more
at ease exploring, downloading, immersing yourself in
the community space. Below, an useful overview with
links for you to explore, review and bookmark.
Known Issues as of 09.09.05
1. Mac users on old Explorer are going to have problems.
Will someone please tell Mac users that use Internet
Explorer 5.x or safari to download Mozilla
Firefox---far more secure anyway? We've already
made our point about KHTML
support for Mac's Safari Web Browser.
Site Enhancements of 09.09.05
1. Flatland. Seven pages get you just about everything.
The 7 Addresses :
2. Integrated archive system. Enjoy former features
by clicking on former feature links from the edition
page, or archived
Also with the launch of Site
Version 4, we have implemented a quarterly updated master
archive system, robots.txt,
allowing users to review all former features in each
category from one page they can quickly scan through.
Updating Quarterly, visit robots.txt
if you enjoy a portal model to enjoying community content.
Fools Press steps into the light. Look to our flagship
publishing operation to continue our catalog of e-books
selected works from our featured artist, as well, wider
distribution of our printed materials including the
2004-2005 annual review Manifesto
4. In addition to e-books and physical on demand printed
text, Three Fools Press and semantikon are pleased to
announce the introduction of Broadside.
Each month, look to this new section of semantikon for
exclusive printable electronic broadside
posters free for you to download
framing unique designs from selected works from our
featured writers, visual artists, columnist
and film makers. This month, a broadside fashioned after
Tim McMichael's visual art feature. Get
4. Expanded multimedia coverage with new films and audio
clips each month as well as experimental multimedia
5. syndiYkt: We are independent media. We love independent
media. Found on the middle right hand side of the home
page, look to syndiYkt for news, articles, links and
special features from a hand selected panel of independent
media outlets we think you should know about and would
6. 120 + Titles are now available in our electronic
library section. When is the last time you went? Go
7. Expansion of our retoriq section of feature columnist.
In development, political column, "american paranoid",
also in the mix, a wide angle arts interview column
8. Synergy. People are coming forward to volunteer,
download and disseminate promotions, talking about what
we've been able to accomplish, helping make space, have
community where there is none. If you enjoy that semantikon
is ad-free and not for profit, visit the semantikon
exchange to download easy to print promos, make a donation
or volunteer by helping spread the word about this community
in your part of the world. One person at a time since
day one. Support.
Promote.Prosper. Visit the Semantikon Exchange Today.
Next Update: October 7.2005 with new lit feature, film,
about our forthcoming annual review designed by
former feature artist Joseph
at semantikon dot com