nettimeorg-logoThe VPRO “Paradise” show on Venice Nettime Conference

The meeting was organized by Pit Schultz, Nils Röller and
Geert Lovink. Involved in the organization of Club Berlin were, amongst others, Mercedes Bunz,
Daniel Pflumm and Micz Flor. One of the curator was Klaus Biesenbach.
On the participant list: David Garcia, Heath Bunting, David D’Heilly,
Paolo Azuri, Claudia Cataldi, Vuk Cosic, Hans-Christian Dany, Camillo
De Marco, Paul Garrin, Carlos Leite de Souza, Alessandro Ludovico,
Siegfried Zielinski, Diana McCarty, Suzana Milevska, Roberto Paci
Dalo, Katja Reinert, Gereon Schmitz, Tommazo Tozzi. The email
invitation and some of the correspondance related to the Venice
meeting were posted on the Nettime list a few years later for archival
purposes. A one hour radio program, produced by Geert Lovink for the
Dutch VPRO radio containing interviews with Garrin, Dany, Cosic,
Bunting, Schmitz and Schultz can be found on
14. The name was chosen by Pit Schultz, who, known for his
critique of the space metaphor within electronic media, was drawn to
the idea of a network-specific time as a possible common artistic
experience. In a Proustian manner Pit Schultz was in search for lost
net time. “The time of Nettime is a social time, it is subjective and
intensive, with condensation and extractions, segmented by social
events like conferences and little meetings, and text gatherings for
export into the paper world. Most people still like to read a text
printed on wooden paper, more then transmitted via waves of light.
Nettime is not the same time like geotime, or the time clocks go.
Everyone who programs or often sits in front of a screen knows about
the phenomena of being out of time, time on the net consists of
different speeds, computers, humans, software, bandwidth, the only way
to see a continuity of time on the net is to see it as a asynchronous
network of synchronized time zones”.