Date sent: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 14:28:08 +0100
From: (Andreas Broeckmann)
Subject: The #Refresh Action Manifesto

A Multi-Nodal Web-Surf-Create-Session for an Unspecified Number of Players

... poetic - exploring instability, unpredictability, flow of electrons, feeling the universe, extasy of true joint creativity, hopping through space, countries, cultures, languages, genders, colours, shapes and sizes ... [want to add smth?]

If you don't get depressed by homeless homepages and wandering websites, if you have shed the hope that names and places in webspace will always have a fixed locality, and if you don't mind to get zapped after 10 seconds, why not join 'Refresh', the friendly web-design frenzy that we are planning to start on Sunday 6 October, 18.00-22.00hrs CET.

We will be continuously extending the 'Refresh'-loop of specially designed webpages which are interlinked and which sit on our different servers in Rotterdam, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ljubljana, Riga, Amsterdam, Helsinki, ... At the same time, we will be connecting via an IRC channel, chatting and shooting at trouble.

Here are some of the details you need to know to participate:

#Major Refreshment:

If you have access to a website and you can handle some basic webdesign, then:

1. Check the Refresh thing at
or [sorry, not yet]
(don't click, just look)

2. create your own Refresh-page, call it ,

3. now you have 2 options: a. (guaranteed) link it to Vuks's Refresh page by inserting before the first html-tag of your Refresh page and emailing your Refresh page url to Alexei (, b. (challenging because we can't be responsible for people's good will) try to join it at any other node by inserting and contacting owner of the previous Refresh page asking to change his/her Refresh link to your Refresh page.

The Refresh loop can slowly grow prior to 6 Oct, and on the day itself you can change the design of your own page, or download and change other people's pages, changing them and putting them onto your own server, or requesting to include the changed page on the original server.

Watch out: no shockwave, no plug-ins, 10 sec refresh rate - keep it short!, no publicity exept of the page owner, no commercial pages, two links on page:

1. to a project description und current status page - Refresh: Read and Join;

2. to your main page (optional).

#Minor Refreshment

Surf the fresh-pages.

#Refreshing Intercourse

On Sunday 6 October, from around 16.00hrs, we will be hanging out on the IRC channel: #refresh. (This channel will most probably be on the server/use undernet servers; confirmation to follow.) For news on the night, complaints about Vuk's bad design and requests for better connectivity, check in there.

More details will be posted as things get clearer in the course of the week. If you want to participate, please, get in touch with one of the addresses below and we'll keep you up to date.

alexei shulgin
vuk cosic
andreas broeckmann

Just stay where you are!