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29.5.1997, The Piran Nettime Manifesto

A PRESS RELEASE by Nettime (Vienna ad-hoc committee)

PRESS CONFERENCE 29.5.1997 19:00
Public Netbase Media~Space!, Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1,
Vienna/Austria Thursday, 29.5.1997 19:00
Participants: Pit Schultz (Berlin), Geert Lovink (Amsterdam), Critical Art
Ensemble (Chicago), Diana McCarty (Budapest),
Marko Peljhan (Ljubljana), Oliver Marchart (Wien),
Peter Lamborn Wilson (New York)

"Why do you rob banks?"
"Because that's where the money is." (Willie Sutton, famous bank robber)

Last week Nettimers frolicked in the real space/time continuum on the
Slovenian coast in the town of Piran where the following bullets were
established:

· Nettime declares Information War.
· We denounce pan-capitalism and demand reparations. Cyberspace is where
your bankruptcy takes place.
· Nettime launches crusade against data barbarism in the virtual holy land.
· We celebrate the re-mapping of the Ex-East/Ex-West and the return to
geography.
· We respect the return to "alt.cultures" and pagan software structures
("It's normal!").
· Deprivatize corporate content, liberate the virtual enclosures and storm
the content castles!
· Refuse the institutionalization of net processes.
· We reject pornography on the net unless well made.
· We are still, until this day, rejecting make-work schemes and libertarian
declarations of independence.
· NGOs are the future oppressive post-governments of the world.
· We support experimental data transfer technology.
· Participate in the Nettime retirement plan, zero work by age 40.
· The critique of the image is the defense of the imagination.
· Nettime could be Dreamtime.

Questions can be addressed to the participants at the Nettime press
conference, Public Netbase, Museumsquartier, Vienna, 29.5.1997, 19:00 hours

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Subject

Open Source, Open Access, Anti-Capitalism

Description

Written in Slovenia and distributed via Nettime, the authors of the "The Piran Nettime Manifesto" call for an open Internet, declaring an information war against those that would profit from Internet technologies.

Creator

Participants: Pit Schultz (Berlin), Geert Lovink (Amsterdam), Critical Art Ensemble (Chicago), Diana McCarty (Budapest), Marko Peljhan (Ljubljana), Oliver Marchart (Wien), Peter Lamborn Wilson (New York)

Source

http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-9705/msg00147.html

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Date

May 26, 1997

Language

EN

Collections

Crypto Anarchy, Hacking, & Digital Communism

Tags

Anti-Capitalism, Open Access, Open Source