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Cyber Dada Manifesto

Cyber Dada Manifesto

Cyber Dada Manifesto


DIGITIZE THE WORLD. (A new life awaits you).

TECHNOLOGY is speeding ahead:

DIGITIZE THE WORLD. (A new life awaits you).

TECHNOLOGY is speeding ahead:

are you following the integrated golden horizons?
Take technology apart and see what it really is!
Reuse everything!
Make sculpture out of polystyrene, computers, plastic, metal, anything!
Become a techno junky. Wear technology!
ANYONE can make or be art. Exhibit on the street.
Exhibit on yourself. Glue your piece to Alan Bond’s front door!
Right of access to all data.
Graffiti artists: start cyber-tagging.
DON’T be rude: talk to your fax machine.
Work things out for yourself, go beyond current standards and values and
make
your own.
Master computers and you will have hacking power over banks, governments,
and the military through technology.
Psychoactive designer foods.
Subversive cultures are starting to seep from the rotten foundations of
our society – cut their hydraulic lines.
Civilization destroys the world so lets digitize it and save the entire
human
society on mainframe laser disk.
All humans and the junk they produce will be sealed inside a huge
computer.

Forget the meat of your bodies. Full-on brain experiences await you inside
a computer. Even have sex with a computer.
Interface!
Your true life and aspirations are inhibited by the weak flesh of your
body – your body is a burden. It is simply meat. Wetware can enhance it.
Cyborg implants bring you closer to true experience.
Jack in to neuro-circuits. Once all people, objects, senses, and
experiences
are digitized onto laser disk (with backup copies) the real world can
finally breathe a sign of relief as man has disappeared forever.
He has already tried to create his own environment, now the potential is
here!
Organic life is no longer a valid lifestyle. Fully synthesized
environments
where all physical and emotional feelings can be chemically simulated.
Soon it will be possible to inject a biological computer to program
your brain, extend your life, anything.
This is your future.
You are your consciousness, don’t let a physical existence fool you.
Physical bodies are now superseded, replace your body with machine
and computer components. And become superhuman!
Self sufficient society, solar powered.
We can now venture to the limits of the cosmos because we are not bound
by earthly dimensions. Cybernetics does not discriminate by looks, race,
disabilities, sex, species because it is pure brain to brain
communication.
Jack in your neurons to complete expression and communication to self.
Be free of disease, food, be totally efficient. Learn technology.
Moder man’s aesthetic is grounded in pre 20th century decorativeness and
over indulgent art theorising.
The new aesthetic is computer generated CYBER DADA.
The new species are cyborgs, man/machines, precise superior flawless
beings to house our consciousness and create a new world.
DON’T BE AFRAID : LEARN TECHNOLOGY : DON’T BE AFRAID.
By wearing circuitry you will represent the new age.
Take electronics apart and see what they are.
Learn electronics, computer programming : the arts of the future.
Don’t be intimidated by flashing lights and buzzing, and computers
that look like microwave ovens!
Master technology so it wont beat you as it rapidly fills the world.
Technology controls the world so if you control technology…
The end of the world is coming, but it is the beginning of a perfect
techno world. STOP reviving old cultures – HAVE NEW ONES!!!
The youth of today have become complacent and apathetic, easily controlled
by advertising, the media, and unscrupulous governments.
Let the top of hierarchy know that they can’t use technology to control
us, but that we are fully integrated with technology and it is ours.
Digitize the world!!!
It’s time to interface with technology and understand it.
KNOW IT personally.
Get TECH. out of the establishment and into the streets.
Dive in CYBERSPACE where all feelings and physical realities can be
psycho-chemically simulated.
DON’T BE AFRAID : EXPOSE YOUR CIRCUITRY.
COME TO TERMS WITH TODAY’S MATERIALS.
The future will come whether you like it or not so be ready for it.
PAINTING HAS DIED AGAIN : stop using purely old materials like oil and
canvas.
It will not last in a cyber world.
(WHICH WILL COME WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT).

Art, life, and the world are becoming increasingly meaningless so
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CYBER DADA IS POPULAR CULTURE, IT’S TODAY’S SOCIETY,
AND IT’S FUTURE!

Dale Nason – 1991

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Another note from my iPhone.

I am in Edinburgh for the weekend working, this will be the first time I’ve been alone in Edinburgh for coming on 30 years.

I did the tourist walk; along the West End, up Lothian Road, through the Meadows down South Bridges, the Royal Mile up to the Castle and then back to the hotel.

Strange emotions, strange seeing the place again after so many years of popping up for family visits without really visiting the city.

The walk gave me ideas for another series of photographs, but these are Edinburgh centric and will take a while to compose and collect.

‘Sins of the Father’ first two notes are places I saw my dad coming out of:

the Western Bar has been there forever and doesn’t seem to have changed much, but the Bingo Hall used to be Edinburgh’s ‘adult’ cinema.

This is a start and how much of this I go into is still to be decided.

‘Escaping’

Went for a walk around Edinburgh Botanical Gardens today and was caught by how many plants were trying to press through the glass of the hothouses, I don’t think I’ve really noticed that before.

It was cold and wet out, yet these hothouse plants didn’t want to be confined and wanted to grow as they would even though if they got out they would die.