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09.09.05- 10.07.05 Site Version 4 Install: index.'dat

Semantikon 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 tools.

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 :
semantikon.com
semantikon.com/dialect.htm
semantikon.com/medium.htm
semantikon.com/celllogic.htm
semantikon.com/library.htm
semantikon.com/columns.htm
semantikon.com/ampersand.htm


2. Integrated archive system. Enjoy former features by clicking on former feature links from the edition core section, feature page, or archived feature pages.
     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.

3. Three 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 Drills.

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 and share
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 it here.

4. Expanded multimedia coverage with new films and audio clips each month as well as experimental multimedia spaces.

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 enjoy.

6. 120 + Titles are now available in our electronic library section. When is the last time you went? Go See: semantikon.com/library.htm

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 RE:

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, and news about our forthcoming annual review designed by former feature artist Joseph Winterhalter

Forward...
Lance Oditt
editor at semantikon dot com
09.09.05

 



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