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Cyber DADA Manifesto


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!

A Cyberpunk Manifesto v 2.0, Christian As. Kirtchev

A Cyberpunk Manifesto v 2.0

We are those with analog/digitalised soul. Cyberpunks.This is to be A second manifestation.


We are the neo men. Those new species of homosapiens, that were meant to be born at this age.The way we feel the world, includes the cyberspace as natural. Our first breath take in this world, at the moment of our birth, consisted the dense of electricity flow in wires, the machinery buzz surrounding the place, the data vibrations on information high-ways on air and cable. The way we take technology equals the way others take food, water and air. The data-space it self is the extra element of our enviorment. But we are that mutation, which is not only ordinary presense of technological tools. Everybody can learn and become to understand technology and new technology, but we are those, who have got it naturaly. We are those that see reality in a different way. Our point of view shows more than ordinary people can see. They see only what is outside, but we see what is inside. That's what we are - realists with the glasses of dreamers. The way we think and look out to the enviorment, the blood that rushes trough our veins, the air that fizzles in our brains - it is that mutation that distinguish us from others. Being a net-head, a technological-geek, computer nerd is not it, that's a sign. We are new; every and each area of the new being is something we take as homely and familiar. We know history and we know it is dead crawling for life. A Cyberpunk is just a label word, the content inside is us - the man and women who are different, most of us are out of understanding. You can call us crazy, mad, insane, strange, wierdos - that is the most close word in your dictionary to cover what you think of something never manifested before. Most of today's world is meeting a serious change. Some are sticking with the ruins, some are moving ahead letting go of the past. Society, which still does not want to refresh its self, have found the stability of its existance in the old-approved ways of accepting the ordinary and known. But we are none of them. Cyberpunks will always be refreshing. And even those who claim that cyberpunks is dead, will be just the ones that can not see it reborn in the new wave of discoveries. You can't say that evolution has stopped, or can you. "Cyberpunks", we are that evolving part. The rebel, who fights for its own survival. And we believe in our strength, because our advantage is that of understanding new fenomenas, which are unclear to the rest, but part of our being.



In times people did need someone to foloow, that someone found it out to be easy to gain profit out of the controlled society and that someone begun to control with dirty tricks, getting away with it, because being the only authority, the controlling System was unvincible. Soceity now remains under control and somelike enjoys it.

Society denies us, because we are far more dagerous to their utopia, then the governments are. We do not belong to those society masses.

>The System

The System. Centuries-old, existing on principles that hang no more today. A System that has not changed much since the day of its birth. The system is what controls you. That is the goverment, consisted of people who live separately from the social masses. Governments have not changed since the birth of social living in humen beings. On the other hand the control is with corporations and there is a question who actualy has the control. Is it the corporations who control the governments or they are both the same bureau. However the system is what needs food and support to exist, that support is given by the masses of society, which are like hypnotised when coming to trust someone to have control over the personal life of each member of them. That support comes by, when the system shoots lies to the social mass. Lies are the truths they want us to believe in. The System must impose its truth upon us so that it can rule. The government needs us follow it blindly. Not only the governemtns, but the corporations, they dictate fashion styles, food choice and medicational prices. They both, Governments and corporations are what the System is.A set of rules, filled in by the media. Only a blind and deaf, would grant control over his life to a someone whos greed for money and power is covered by impression of Care, Support, Security and Stability. The system is afraid of chaos, but chaos is just the way they call the possibility of free choice. Where decentralised - people would be able to do better trough.

>The media.

Television, radio and press is no longer the only source of information for the seeking man or for the sleeping one. The Internet is the new mediaspace, a space where information can be spread freely and therefore no one is living in informational eclipse now. Even where governments and bussineses are trying to set restrictions and control over data flow - there are ways to gather that information, which can 'englight'. And Information still remains power. We are whitnessing the actual growth of our race. No longer informational barriers block the real potential sight and now people can demand more rights. Scientists are making discoveries, which when made public can no longer be so easily blocked for comercial or govermental use. Sad is when people stomped down are willingless to demand what is granted to them. Now the media can awaken people, transform societies. The media however have proven to be false or missleading, which confuses in truth filtering, that just rises Information's price.

>Where are we?

We are those whose DNA is starting to form a new sight and sense - that which will allow the future generations to comprehend with cyberspace, the data-space. No heavy or implanted hardware devices will be able to fully replace what the nature is giving us. Mutations are taking place. The evolution granted us with a better set of tools to interact with the enviormental changes. That is why we are cyberpunks, neo humen, electronic minds. We know that the Cyberspace is a mirror world, an enhancement, which hosts all past and present creations of man. The cyberspace is that invisible world where, humen mind and thought merge with matery and takes form visible to the senses, trough machines. The cyberspace seems like it always have existed there, here, everywhere - but only now we are making connections and discovering it - we are begining to change. Cyberpunks - we are those who live in cyberspace and using the curent technology is only the vessel to bring us on the other side.

We are the altered new race. Cyberpunks.

This is to be A second manifestation.

January 28, 2003 Christian As. Kirtchev

Cyberpunk e hacker

1. Il movimento

Che cos'è il cyberpunk? E' una domanda questa a cui è difficile dare una risposta univoca, in quanto il termine denota ormai sia un aspetto letterario che un ambito politico.

All'inizio questa definizione indicava un variegato movimento di fantascienza composto da persone per lo più giovani di età che ha attraversato gli anni Ottanta. Sono scrittori quindi che hanno vissuto un rapporto intimo con la tecnologia; per la prima volta nella storia della letteratura tale rapporto con la macchina non viene visto come una dimensione negativa. Il cyber presuppone un nuovo rapporto con la tecnologia che permette, difatti, l'estensione delle capacità dell'uomo e finalmente il superamento dei suoi limiti.
[url=decoder_numero.htm][img]images/thumbs/thumb_decoder-43.jpeg[/img][/url] La tecnologia non è la gigantesca meraviglia, sbuffante vapore, del passato: l'arcaica madre Hoover, l'Empire State Building, gli stabilimenti ad energia nucleare. La tecnologia si conficca nella pelle, risponde al tocco: il personal computer, il Walkman, il telefono portatile, le lenti a contatto di tipo morbido.

Cyberpunk in the Nineties - Il Cyberpunk negli anni '90

Cyberpunk in the Nineties

Bruce Sterling (in according with)

Years ago, in the chilly winter of 1985 -- (we used to have chilly winters then, back before the ozone gave out) -- an article appeared in Interzone #14, called "The New Science Fiction." "The New Science Fiction" was the first manifesto of "the cyberpunk movement." The article was an analysis of the SF genre's history and principles; the work "cyberpunk" did not appear in it at all. "The New SF" appeared pseudonymously in a British SF quarterly whose tiny circulation did not restrain its vaulting ambitions. To the joy of dozens, it had recently graduated to full-colour covers. A lovely spot for a manifesto.

After the Deluge: Cyberpunk in the '80s and '90s, by Tom Maddox

After the Deluge: Cyberpunk in the '80s and '90s

Tom Maddox

In the mid-'80s cyberpunk emerged as a new way of doing science fiction in both literature and film. The primary book was William Gibson's Neuromancer; the most important film, Blade Runner. Both featured a hard-boiled style, were intensely sensuous in their rendering of detail, and engaged technology in a manner unusual in science fiction: neither technophiliac (like so much of "Golden Age" sf) nor technophobic (like the sf "New Wave"), cyberpunk did not so much embrace technology as go along for the ride.

A Cyberpunk Manifesto, by Christian As. Kirtchev

A Cyberpunk Manifesto

by Christian As. Kirtchev

We are the ELECTRONIC MINDS, a group of free-minded rebels. Cyberpunks.
We live in Cyberspace, we are everywhere, we know no boundaries.
This is our manifest. The Cyberpunks' manifest.

I. Cyberpunk
1/ We are those, the Different. Technological rats, swimming in the ocean of information.
2/ We are the retiring, little kid at school, sitting at the last desk, in the corner of the class room.
3/ We are the teenager everybody considers strange
4/ We are the student hacking computer systems, exploring the depth of his reach.
5/ We are the grown-up in the park, sitting on a bench, laptop on his knees, programming the last virtual reality.
6/ Ours is the garage, stuffed with electronics. The soldering iron in the corner of the desk and the nearby disassembled radio- they are also ours. Ours is the cellar with computers, buzzing printers and beeping modems.
7/ We are those that see reality in a different way. Our point of view shows more than ordinary people can see. They see only what is outside, but we see what is inside. That's what we are - realists with the glasses of dreamers.
8/ We are those strange people, almost unknown to the neighborhood. People, indulged in their own thoughts, sitting day after day before the computer, ransacking the net for something. We are not often out of home, just from time to time, only to go to the nearby radio shack, or to the usual bar to meet some of the few friends we have, or to meet a client, or to the backstreet druggist... or just for a little walk.
9/ We do not have many friends, only a few with whom we go to parties. Everybody else we know we know on the net. Our real friends are there, on the other side of the line. We know them from our favorite IRC channel, from the News-Groups, from the systems we hang-around:
10/ We are those who don't give a shit about what people think about us, we don't care what we look like or what people talk about us in our absence.
11/ The majority of us likes to live in hiding, being unknown to everybody except those few we must inevitably contact with.
12/ Others love publicity, they love fame. They are all known in the underground world. Their names are often heard there.
But we are all united by one thing - we are Cyberpunks.
13/ Society does not understand us, we are "weird" and "crazy" people in the eyes of the ordinary people who live far from information and free ideas. Society denies our way of thinking - a society, living, thinking and breathing in one and only one way - a clichc.
14/ They deny us for we think like free people, and free thinking is forbidden.
15/ The Cyberpunk has outer appearance, he is no motion. Cyberpunks are people, starting from the ordinary and known to nobody person, to the artist-technomaniac, to the musician, playing electronic music, to the superficial scholar.
16/ The Cyberpunk is no literature genre anymore, not even an ordinary subculture. The Cyberpunk is a stand-alone new culture, offspring of the new age. A culture that unites our common interests and views. We are a unit. We are Cyberpunks.

II. Society

Dichiarazione Finale I.C.A.T.A. 1989 : Italiano (Estratto)

Dichiarazione I.C.A.T.A. - versione Inglese
A Cyberpunk Manifesto, di Adrian Kirchev
Notes toward a postcyberpunk manifesto

alt.cyberpunk FAQ

Dichiarazione finale dell'ICATA 89 Adottata il 4/8/89

Dichiarazione Finale I.C.A.T.A. 1989 : Inglese

from: [b]ICATA '89 declaration[/b] [i]We, planetary citizens and participants in person or in electronic spirit to the fora and activities of the GALACTIC HACKER PARTY and ICATA'89 in Amsterdam, having confronted during three days our ideas, experciences, hopes and aims for the future, and deeply disturbed by the prospects of an information technology let loose by economic and political actors without democratic control and effective popular participation[/i], [b]HAVE RESOLVED THAT[/b]: [b]* *[/b]The free and infuttered flow of information is an essential part of our fundamental liberties and shall be upheld in all circumstances. Information technology shall be open to all, no political, economic, or technical consideration shall be allowed to impede this right.
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