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<nettime> ! mute, xchange2, multimedia grand prix, euro-e, more manifestoes

Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 23:55:20 +0200
To: nettime@Desk.nl
From: Pit Schultz <pit@is.in-berlin.de>
Subject: !: xchange#2 / Multimedia Grand Prix / radio event / euro-e /

table of content:
  mute:technscience, London->Kassel
  xchange#2, Riga->Berlin
  Multimedia Grand Prix, Tokyo
  Xtended Live Radio, Ljubljana<-Berlin
  EuroEnglish, Europe
  more manifestoes, misc.
  Fandagos @ Bookie Wookie, Amsterdam


>From 17 - 26 August, mute is looking into the spheres of 'technoscience'
at the Documenta Hybrid WorkSpace. We are focussing primarily on the 
social and political effects of the commercialisation of scientific
research, privatisation of organic and genetic fields and 
virtualisation of medical technologies. We will be doing this in part by
looking at ways in which artists are critiquing and making interventions
into theses processes. In addition we are interested in the historical
constructions and philosophical understandings of the terms that 
form a foundation for all these areas, namely #nature#, #technology# and
the #human#. 

mute's newsgroup at the WorkSpace is called 'technoscience'. Please take
a look and post any comments. If you are having trouble making a statement
'stick' use the fast option by just mailing direct to:

Over time, we will also be archiving several interviews, webworks and
texts on our website at www.metamute.com/technoscience
Further mail to: mute@easynet.co.uk (mute@metamute.com after 30.8.97)

[fresh out-off the content factory there is an interview with CAE by
 J.Bosma, a text by Matt Fuller on genetics, one by James Flint on 
 temporality (!) an Interview with Verena Andermatt Conley, John Hytnik
 on Malaysia (in German), and a manifesto on Democratising technology../p] 


Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 17:01:12 +0100
From: rasa <rasa@parks.lv>
Subject: Xchange#2 on-line!

                 net.audio Xchange RadioLinks project
                              XCHANGE #2
august compilation.............ON-LINE......since 20th august (at RIS)

to develop it towards the open shared space for alternative
net.broadcasters and individual audio content providers:
- free-flowing concept 
- free-building content 
Xchange moves to Berlin -> Radio Internationale Stadt server
Xchange #2 URL:    http://www.icf.de/RIS/Xchange (at RIS)
Xchange #1 URL:    http://ozone.parks.lv/Xchange (at net.radio OZOne)

rasa, raitis
ozone.e-lab.riga   http://www.parks.lv/home/E-LAB


Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 19:01:39 +0900 (JST)
From: Machiko Kusahara <kusahara@renga.ntticc.or.jp>
Subject: Deadline approaching: MMCA competition

Competition for both commercial and art works; 
Multimedia Grand Prix - deadline soon!

Japan's Multimedia Content Association (MMCA),
as former MMA and NICOGRAPH emerged last year,
is organizing competition of multimedia and computer graphics works.
Deadline is in mid-september, depends on the category.
Package, network project, game, theatre/installation(including
interactive/non-interactive installation and performance), and computer
graphics works.
Computer graphics award is titled NICOGRAPH Grand Prix.
We want to have more works in art, and from abroad.

Recent award winners include artists such as Gento Matsumoto, Christa
Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, George Coates Company, Akke Waagner, Rieko
Nakamura and Toshihiro Anzai, Toshio Iwai, among others.

More info and entry form can be downloaded from

Please circulate the information.

Machiko Kusahara
(Program Committee, MMCA Grand Prize)


	Xtended Live Radio


from 24.08.97 til the 05.09.97, the Xtended Live Radio (XLR) will
be on air!
we'll transmit from ljubljana, slovenia.
this is an interactive radio-project, which will be transmitted via
fm-radio (about 80 km around ljubljana), via internet and partly by
different radio-stations (radio fsk hamburg, uni-radio berlin, offener
kanal berlin,...).

we'll work with and about texts, music, all kind of sounds to explore the
possibilities of the medium radio and to extend them  - main focus is the
question of mediation and translation of information into / within
different cultural contextes.
thatfor we offer a two-week-platform for people all over the world.

in berlin
we've installed speakers and connections (chinch/plugs) in front of  the
interflugs-office, hardenbergstr.33, room 125.

further, there's a line-out-connection, which makes it possible to put the
program from ljubljana into a sound-equipment, work with it and put it back
into the live-channel. transmitter and receiver are controled by us from
ljubljana via internet.
more informations in front of the office.

for people outside of berlin:
you can participate if you have the possibility to use a media-server for
sending sounds (or via telephone).
there will be stations in berlin, mostar, presumably kassel and ulan
bator,... connected to the project, where everyone can plug in and

if you want to contribute, please send an EMail to:

for further information please send an EMail to:


or visit:


at these web-sites you also can listen around the clock to our program.
(the necessary plugin-software is available on our sites too)
live-transmission from 0.00 til 6.00 am each night, in the daytime we will
produce specials depending on who will contribute when...
exact time-lists you will find on our websites too.

we're looking forward to every contribution.
if you need support for the equipment in berlin, please call marco maria,

Xtended Live Radio
a project by ulf freyhoff, monika glahn and 'sekretaerin'

supported by
Interflugs Buero fuer transdisziplinaere studentische Massnahmen
Radio Student Ljubljana
Egon March Institute Ljubljana
Ministry Ljubljana
Kapellica Ljubljana


Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 12:34:08 +0100
To: nettime-l@Desk.nl
From: Per Platou <pepedbut@pop.sn.no>
Subject: euro-english (fwd)

The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has
been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European
communications, rather than Dutch or German, which were the other
possibilities. As part of the negotiations, the British government
conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has
accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish
(Euro for short).
In the first year, "s" will be used instead of the soft "c".

Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy.   Also, the
hard "c"  will be replaced with "k". Not only will this klear up
konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.
There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the
troublesome "ph" will be replaced by "f". This will make words like
"fotograf" 20 per sent shorter.
In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be
expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are
possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters,
which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre
that the horible mes of silent "e"s in the languag is disgrasful, and
they would go.
By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing
"th" by "z" and "w" by "v".
During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords
kontaining "ou", and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer
kombinations of leters.
After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be
no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand
ech ozer.
Ze drem vil finali kum tru.
--Vilhelm Deliteful

Tel:+47 22176215, Fax:+47 22176225
dbut internautics, PO Box 9334 Gronland, N-0135 Oslo


From: Florian Cramer 
Subject: Manifeste

>please add new manifestoes and send the list back to <pit@icf.de>
>we will do a pressconference-performance with two actors at
>19th of June which may get repeated another time. cu /pit

Hallo Pit,

in der Tat sind die 7*9 Squares ein reichhaltiges Reservoir fuer Manifeste
aller Art. Hier eine arbitraere Ergaenzung:

A Manifesto of Counterrevolutionary Communism:

Censorship Manifesto:

Fun Guerilla Against Polarizing Authorities

Mail Art/Spanish Art Manifesto:

Manifesto of Rosicrucian Performance and the Performance of Rosicrucianism:

Pregroperativism Manifesto:

"We remind you that there are other possibilities"
Les Virtualistes

Subject: vns matrix manifesto

how do I find out more?
you  can  find a copy of our manifesto
@ h t t p : / / w w w . n o - e x i t . c o m

From: Eden <jon@uncarved.demon.co.uk>
Thee Temple ov Psychck Youth Manifesto:
Turbulence manifesto: http://www.uncarved.demon.co.uk/turb.html

From: ricardo dominguez <rdom@thing.net>
Reply-To: rdom@thing.net
Organization: The Thing
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reread nettime:


We live in a period when human relations are 
intensely colonized.  Everywherethe same social 
system  subjects humanity to the law of money and 
homogenizeslife, generating poverty and devastation.   
Faced with the ruins inflicted bythis relentless 
machine, resistances arise from other ways of life, 
yet these seem condemned to isolation.  The time has 
come to break the vicious circle which prevents 
humanity from bringing together its unease, its 
struggles and the will for change.

In Mexico the armed revolt of the indigenous 
community of Chiapas, organized by the EZLN, has 
opened the way towards a different future for us 
all.  Since the 1st January 1994 the imaginative 
struggle of the Zapatistas has spurred people 
worldwide to create alternatives to neoliberalism.   
Their initiatives have been created outside the 
bounds of traditional institutional politics and 
always seek to involve the greatest possible 
numbers, especially among marginalized people.

In this spirit the First Intercontinental Meeting 
for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism was organized 
in August 1996, hosted by five indigenous 
communities in Chiapas, despite the military 
occupation and siege by the Mexican Federal Army.  
The first Encuentro attracted more than three 
thousand people from 43 countries in five 
continents.  They gained the opportunity to meet 
each other, to reflect and express themselves, in an 
unprecedented act of solidarity.

These participants dared to cross the threshhold 
opened by the Zapatistas and sought to cross to the 
other side of the looking-glass.  There everyone 
could be equal, precisely because they succeed in 
being different, so that various ways of life co-
exist,  all joined in rejecting the present system 
with the desire to construct a world which includes 
many worlds -- the 'humanity' of which we speak.

Everywhere there are people who are fed up with the 
dominant values, who seekto change their own lives, 
to open new spaces and construct a more dignified
present.  Everywhere there are willing accomplices 
desiring to live an adventure.  To achieve this, it 
is worth extending the Chiapas initiative and 
creating the network of resistance which was 
proposed by the first Encuentro:

'An international network of resistance in which 
people help each other, a network without an 
organized structure, without a central command, 
without a hierarchy.  A network comprising all those 
who resist.'


Fandangos Exhibition at Boekie Woekie in Amsterdam.
Berenstraat 16. 1016GH Amsterdam.

Boekie Woekie Artists Book shop in Amsterdam presents an exhibition of
Fandangos Magazine from Saturday August the 23th until Friday September
26th. 1997.
Opening Aug 23th. from 16.00 to 18.00.
Berenstraat 16 Amsterdam. Phone / fax + 31 (0) 20 6390507.

Fandangos is a newspaper & magazine published by Colombian artist Raul
Marroquin in cooperation with Theo van der Aa and Ger van Dijk from Agora
Studio,  Rod Summers,
Marjo Schumans, Anthon Verhoeven, Wu Young Tchong, as well as many other
artists, authors, critics and curators from all over the world. Fandangos
was published from 1971 until 1987.
Although Fandangos began as one of Marroquin's student projects during the
time that he followed postgraduate studies at the Jan van Eijk Academie in
Maastricht The Netherlands, Fandangos published contributions from a wide
variety of artists, composers, writers, etc. working in different
disciplines: Fluxus, conceptual art, body art, performance, concrete and
visual poetry, video art, etc. Contributors include: Vito Acconci, Marina
Abramovic,  Laurie Anderson, Ben d' Armagnac, Ben, Josef Beuys, C.
Boltanski, Ulises Carrion, Douglas Davis, Felipe Ehrenberg, Robert Filliou,
Peter Hutchinson, David Garcia, Philip Glass, General Idea, the Gudmundsson
brothers, Jan Hendriks, Nan Hoover, Larry Miller, P. L. Mol, Charlotte
Morman, Antoni Muntadas, Luigi Ontani, Nam June Paik, Charlemagne
Palestine, S. Peeters, A. Rainer, Dieter Rot, Klaus Staek, Yves de Smet,
Rod Summers, Relly Tarlo, Ulay, E Williams and many others.
All sorts of different techniques and materials were used for the printing
and assembling of this publication: stencil, silk screen, offset, etc. Most
issues include hand pasted collages, rubber stamps, hand cuttings and hand
coloring on an average of 6 hand made entries per issue. Editions of
Fandangons ranged from 1000 to 3000 copies per issue.
Next to General Idea's File Magazine in Canada, Fandangos is considered
the most important artist's publication ofthat period. All issues were
distributed free of charge throughout a wide network in Europe, the
Americas and Japan. Copies of the publication reach today prices as high as
800 till 1000 DM at art fairs and exhibitions.

The Fandangos exhibition at Boekie Woekie, include copies from each and
every issue ever published as well as the original contributions: texts,
music scores, photographs, drawings, metal plates, tranparencies, etc. Most
audio & video recordings of interviews published in the magazine are also
part of this exhibition at Boekie Woekie. They include: Mohamed Ali, Josef
Beuys, Robert Filliou, the Greek film director  Costa Gavras, Joe Jones,
Italian designer Pierre Cardin and many others, as well as recordings from
Fandangos radio and television programs for VPRO in the Netherlands, BRT in
Belgium, BBC, Canada's Public Access, PBS in the USA, etc. and audio &
video tapes from actions, concerts and performances of that period.
The presentation of Fandangos page in the De HoeksteenNet  World Wide Web
is one more event taking place during the opening of this exhibition. This
page will include every single contribution published by Fandangos and will
be presented as a Work in Progress.
URL:  <http//www.desk.nl/~hksteen/>

The exhibition is opened by British media artist Rod Summers at 16.00.
Guided tours by different experts on this period will be conducted
throughout the exhibition.

For more information please contact:
Boekie Woekie Berenstraat 16. 1016  GK Amsterdam The Netherlands.
Phone / Fax + 31 (0)20 6390507 or hksteen@desk.nl


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