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Hypermedia and Network Realities
"e~lands in the web", a philosophical hypermedia adventure researching the topology of the meme-space, the geology of ideas and the remapping of cognitive landscapes. The vast library of essays and articles from different theoretical positions from parallel cultures available at Zer0 News/Public Netbase suggested to set up this ideographic navigation system, a meta-datasystem which has found its representational form in a spatial metaphor:
Demonstration: e~lands in the web a philosophical hypermedia adventure Konrad Becker & Oliver Machart Konrad Becker Hyperreality researcher/developer and interdisciplinary event designer, co-founder of t0 / Institute for New Culture-Technologies (Public Netbase) and Public Tranceport Systems. Hypermedia-presentations and publications include text, video, music, installations and environments focusing on subjective science and culture synthesis.
"e~lands in the web".
Through the "Hyper Contextual Mark Up Language Travel Support System Interface (HCMULTSSI)" you are transported into more than a hundred and fifty subrealms within the seven known e~lands:
Beyland, Grid City, Guerrilla Camp, Neo Town, Synreal City, Trade Zone and Trashland.
The subrealms of these seven e~lands in the web are individual psychogeographical nodes hosts to their own secrets, demons and gods... The mission of this adventure is to enter the Invisible College and find the psycho-geographic masterplan. The Invisible College is - of course - highly secretive and therefore heavily password protected. A way to find out about the secret passwords is to start a conversation with the inhabitants of e~land. Each e~land offers a place to have real-time communication with the indigenous people through an Internet-chat system.... if you manage to engage into a conversation with them, they will eventually tell you the two secrets words to access the Invisible College.
Original sources used in "e~lands in the web" includes among others: Assoc. Of Autonomous Astronauts, Hakim Bey, Bob Black, Critical Art Ensemble, Doro Franck, Arthur And Marielouise Kroker, Manuel De Landa, Sadie Plant, Scanner, TechNet, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Z'ev.