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Bassam el Baroni on Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:05:57 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> The Arpanet Dialogues Vol. II

The Arpanet Dialogues Vol. II 

ARPANET Test June 1976 with Samir Amin, Steve Biko, Francis Fukuyama &
Minoru Yamasaki


Available to read online and a PDF in English & Arabic

In the period between 1975 and 1979, the Agency convened a rare
series of conversations between an eccentric cast of characters
representing a wide range of perspectives within the contemporary
social, political, and cultural milieu. "The ARPANET Dialogues" is a
serial document which archives these conversations. Even more unusual
perhaps was the specific circumstances of the conversation: taking
advantage of recent developments in telecommunications technology,
the conversation was conducted via an instant messaging application
networked by computers plugged into ARPANET, the United States
Department of Defense's experimental computer network.

All participants in the conversation were given special access to
terminals connected to ARPANET, many of them located in US military
installations or DOD-sponsored research institutions around the world.
Excerpts from each session will be published as they become available.
"The ARPANET Dialogues" is an ongoing project by Bassam El Baroni,
Jeremy Beaudry and Nav Haq.

Vol. I of the dialogues was presented as part of OVERSCORE, Alexandria
Contemporary Arts Forum's (ACAF) curatorial contribution to Manifesta
8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art which took place in the
region of Murcia, Spain in 2010.

Vol. II is presented as ACAF's contribution to MARKER at Art
Dubai 2011. The second edition features guest collaborator Khwezi
Gule, a curator, artist, and writer based in Johannesburg, South

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