Fun_People Archive
25 Apr
Press RETURN (and moan)

Date: Tue, 25 Apr 95 15:53:06 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Press RETURN (and moan)

Forwarded-by: (Daniel Steinberg)
Forwarded-by: (Erling Wold)
From: (Robert Wechsler)

Open letter concerning "Press RETURN", a multi-media dance
performance (Palindrome Dance Company, Nuernberg, Germany)
May 25, 26, 27 at 20:00 - 22:00 CET.


Our current plan is to run an IRC (chat) group during the show
in which ca. 6 participants per evening are invited to "chat"
on issues concerning computers and human beings (more specific
themes will be developed -- input invited).

In one part of the show, we want a few volunteers to have sex.

Your contributions are visible to the audience as text (via
large screen projection behind the stage) _and_, during parts
of the show, as voices (contributors are assigned different
male or female synthetic voices.

Widest possible international participation is sought.

Participation languages are English and German, though other
languages, for short exchanges, are also invited (though we
have no voice synthesizer for other languages).

Feedback to you is possible through responses and description
of someone in the theater and by members of the public (during
inter-mission).  In future productions, a video-link maybe

Participants may recieve video copies of the show afterwards.

The voice synthesizer reads phonetically, which makes some
interesting possibilities for poetry.

If you would like a copy of "GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT
PALINDROME" or "Press RETURN -- DESCIPTION", let me know.

1  Please tell me, by return e-mail, if you are interested to

2  Check the dates and times in your local time zone and tell
   me which performances you could do.

3  Tell me if you interested to have (cyber) sex.  Are you

Instructions will follow.

Please pass this invite along!!!!


Robert Wechsler

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