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e~scape museum

Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
June 13 - June 30 1996

Opening June 13, 19:00 hours local time:
Guests: Arthur and Marielouise Kroker (CAN)
Music and Live-scanning: Scanner (UK)
Virtual guests: Critical Art Ensemble (USA)

e~scape museum is a show by Viennese Hypermedia-artist Konrad Becker, co-founder of Public Netbase/t0 (http://www.t0.or.at) and chairman of the Institute for New Culture Technologies.

e~scape museum explores the intermediation of art and technology, society and culture.
An integral part of the show will be housed on the Internet and will allow multimedia interaction by Internet users from all over the world.
The interactive hypermedia environment of sound, images and objects in the Museum for Applied Arts - a temporary territory installation - explores the topology of e~scape and control. Public internet terminals by Public Netbase will give visitors free access to the Internet.

remote viewing - interactive billboard - spraying the walls
Through a realtime-interaction application located at http://remote.t0.or.at/ you are invited to contribute to the show with text and image and thus actively work with the environment. Slogans, images and other are welcome and will be beamed into the exhibition.

Variuos CuSeeMe Sites all over the World and a special installation at the Kunsthalle Wien exhibition "Wunschmaschine Welterfindung" will give virtual and real visitors the possiblity to communicate in realtime via video and sound.
Tune in to the e~scape museum web-pages to find out more about the Cu-See-Me reflector and the interactive billboard system at http://www.t0.or.at/e~scape/remote.htm.

Konrad Becker (http://www.t0.or.at/~konrad) is a hyperreality researcher/developer and interdisciplinary event designer. He is chairman of t0/ Institute for New Culture-Technologies, (Public Netbase, BRAIN.VADER), the Institut für Wissenschaftliche Sensation and Public Tranceport Systems.
A founding member of Monoton, providers of fine electronic underground music and psycho-acoustics since 1979. Manager of Serious Chiller Lounge, T.R.I. (Trivial Research Industries) and F.R.E.E. Vienna (Fun Rise Entertainment Enterprises). Presentations and publications include text, video, music, installations and enviroments focusing on subjective science and culture synthesis.

Public Netbase t0 (http://www.t0.or.at), Institute for New Culture Technologies, in the Viennese Museumsquartier is a plattform for public Internet Access and runs the t0 Webserver http://www.t0.or.at (Online Magazine, Hypermedia Applications).

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