<nettime> is not just a mailing list but an effort to formulate an international, networked discourse that neither promotes a dominant euphoria (to sell products) nor continues the cynical pessimism, spread by journalists and intellectuals in the 'old' media who generalize about 'new' media with no clear understanding of their communication aspects. we have produced, and will continue to produce books, readers, and web sites in various languages so an 'immanent' net critique will circulate both on- and offline.

<nettime> is slightly moderated.

    the formation of the nettime group goes back to spring 1995. A first meeting called <nettime> was organized in june 1995, at the Venice Bienale, as a part of the Club Berlin event. The list itself took off in the fall. A first compilation on paper appeared in January 1996, at the second Next Five Minutes events (the so-called ZKP series). The list organized its own conference in Ljubljana in May 1997, called 'The Beauty and the East'. A 556 pages nettime anthology came out in 1999: Readme! Ascii Culture and the Revenge of Knowledge. Autonomedia: New York (ISBN: 1570270899).

    plain ascii, max 72 chars, no MIME-attachements, binhex, uuencode, etc. maximum size: 40.000 bytes (please split bigger texts)

copyright policy:
    forwarding via e-mail is allowed if the footer is included; for republishing on a web or ftp site, contact with the authors is recommended. when republishing in paper media, or if money changes hands, permission from the author(s) is obligatory.

* <nettime> is a way to reach a large group of active cultural producers. feel free to invite new subscribers or to suggest them by simply sending a mail to the list-owner.

* you can use <nettime> as a forwarding channel, a social text filter, for own texts, found texts, requests, announcements. if you are unsure whether something might be appropriate, look through the archives at <http://www.nettime.org/nettime.w3archive> to get a sense of the list's range since its inception.

* questions, comments, criticism are welcome!
please direct them to nettime@kein.org

feb 96 Geert Lovink, Pit Schultz
july 99 modified by Ted Byfield, Felix Stalder
august 07 change to kein.org (more information)
december 15 twitter bot added (more information)

nettime is currently moderated by Ted Byfield, Doma Smoljo and Felix Stalder. The moderators can be reached via nettime@kein.org.

Last change: january 2016