'trimm dich'
06.06. - 10.06.

do the pathstarting java


first international meeting of experimental
Internet-Radio-Projects in Berlin
June 6. - 10. 1998

Organized by mikro e.V. in cooperation with convex tv.

From June 6. to 10. Berlin will host the NET RADIO DAYS '98, the first international meeting of experimental Internet-Radioprojects. Invited by the Berlin-based group convex tv. and by Mikroy, a club for the advancment of media cultures in Berlin, members of more than 20 international groups will go online and on air together.

Even though some of these have collaborated over the internet for quite some time, for many of them it is the first meeting in "real space". At the same time will be made accessible to a larger audience in workshops, presentations and public discussions. Parts of the NET.RADIO DAYS '98 will be broadcasted on air on the public radio stations Radio Fritz and uniRadio Berlin-Brandenburg; all six NET RADIO DAYS will also be "narrowcasted" non-stop on the internet.

More, constantly updated information and access to the internet broadcasts from Berlin during the NET.RADIO DAYS:

in net.radiodays '98

- Pararadio, Budapest,
- Radio Ozone, Riga,
- radio qualia, Sydney,
- Backspace Radio, London,
- Goethe House, Tokio,
- KunstRadio, Vienna,
- Radio Student, Ljubljana,
- B92, Belgrad,
- Freies Radio, Kassel,
- mikro e.V., Berlin,
- convex tv., Berlin,
- XLR, Berlin,
- Radio Internationale Stadt, Berlin,

more projects:

More participants have been asked to join or have already announced their participationt.

of net.radiodays '98

as everybody knows, there is no such thing as, but a great variety of ideas and experiments around *sound* on the internet. as all of you have your own unique experiences with "", we don't want to provide a 24 hour schedule in a centralist planning style. instead we would like to ask all of you to participate in creating the contents of the meeting. to make it a little bit easier we have tried to define a matrix for topics, that could be discussed and/or be subjects of direct action and experiment:

1) the economy of ranges from the realms of hobbyism, pirate radio and the likes to well institutionalized practices in the boundaries of political and art-institutions. (with the latter trying to embrace independent activities - as seen in the ICA-incident.) how can be organized? different individuals and groups have developed different ideas and methods of organization and funding. exchange might bring some insights about media activism under a variety of conditions.

2) the different politics of are strongly dependent on the motivations of its creators. there are radio pirates, commercial digital broadcasters, real audio archivars and sound afficionados out there, all trying to find out what could be now and in the future. there is a wide range from performance to new forms of digital dj-culture to various hybrid forms that mix sound-archives, live-streams, text and image, which brings us to:

3) is - as already pointed out - an extraordinary bad term for the strange hybrid technologies and aesthetics that form sound on the net. on the one hand live-streams seem to bring a certain radio-quality into the net, on the other hand there are multitudes of real-audio- and midi-archives (to name only a few) that resemble databases rather than good old radio. last but not least there have been experiments within the Xchange community, that brought about a new form of performing collectively and live, trying to expand the boundaries of the medium. the following discussions showed that this newly created open space is not yet defined and asks for more questions than it solves. nevertheless those forms have their roots in aesthetic and technical experiences with archaic technologies before those golden days of maybe the right time to open our history databases...

this collection of topics can be expanded in any direction or be compressed into a dense discussion-as-you-like.

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