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the most recent stories:

inside - I am here
outside - I was here
future - I will be here

Stef <stef@nva.org.uk>
Bern, boring Switzerland - Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at 08:11:32 (GMT)
inside - I am here
outside - I was here
future - I will be here

Stef <stef@nva.org.uk>
Bern, boring Switzerland - Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 18:10:20 (GMT)
inside - asd
outside - asd
future - asd

asd <asd>
asd, asd - Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 18:08:32 (GMT)
inside - Nothing much.
outside - Internet is now available in my country!
future - Am I God?

Anonymous <notspecifying@internet.net>
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Friday, June 11, 1999 at 18:10:23 (BST)
inside - Saved a man's life
outside - Azerbaijan
future - I see all nations of our fragile earth uniting and living together in peace and searching for other beings out there

Anonymus <not available>
London, England - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 11:31:48 (BST)
inside - well, lonely for 13 consecutive months.
outside - well, starting to get hot, and there is risk of water shortage in lebanon!!
future - water more expensive than gold, Humans serving cyborgs, sunlight burning as acid upon contact with skin.... Wanna know why? Read the newspapers!! Ask greenpeace! Discovery channel, CNN...

Jade Naaman <jnaaman@theoffice.net>
Jounieh, Lebanon - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 17:01:21 (BST)
inside - the understanding of what's real and what's relative,the questions which I found answers to-- they may not be perfect but it's the process which satisfies. the awakening of numb senses, the swinging of the tired limbs, the intake of a new breath, the reach for what I deserve. most of all, it's the taste of knowledge and pride of choice; passing of aches and momentum of loves, that passion to be who I am, to float above banality and see the torrents always overwhelming but never engulfing that someone who's wondering. life iteslf is one experience adding on to each other
outside - inside=outside it's a symbiotic relationship.
future - life is a persistence in itself, insidious to some but always prevailing I can't see it so far fr now, I wouldn't want to even if I can.

Ma Shaoling <muse@pacific.net.sg>
singapore, singapore - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 18:15:59 (GMT)
inside - I discovered, after a long time, that i can love again!!!
outside - and discovered also, that love is a big ilusion...
future - always smiling...that's the way!

Eti <bblue100@hotmail.com>
Tel Aviv, Israel - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 18:22:41 (GMT)
inside - descobrir, novamente, depois de muitos anos, de que sou capaz de amar!
outside - e descobrir, mais uma vez, que o amor e uma grande ilusao...
future - MARAVILHOSA!!!

Eti <bblue100@hotmail.com>
Tel Aviv, Israel - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 18:19:16 (GMT)
inside - optimism
outside - le pessimisme
future - es ist nur eine frage der zeit

robert shaw <rshaw@orbital.fr>
pausing briefly,, before i move again. - Sunday, November 29, 1998 at 23:18:50 (GMT)
inside - flying again after being tied to the ground for over 6 years
outside - it is fall in the city... and out
future - all of the chaos of this century will be compacted into one giant misunderstanding

sathin lar <rdecosta@wrld.com>
portland, me, USA - Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 17:01:16 (BST)
inside - KAZA
outside - susurluk cete
future - daha kotu bir dunya

gursel <gsrfgl@hotmail.com>
ist, tr - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 22:13:52 (BST)
inside - Die Erkenntnis, daß Menschen zusammenleben können, sich lieben und doch so weit voneinander weg sein können
outside - meine Skates
future - glücklicher

Klaus Reichert <kr@derart.de>
Karlsruhe, Deutschland - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 19:02:58 (BST)
inside - Well, many to be listed.
outside - Hot weather killing me!
future - Well, I can't tell from inside a coffin!

Jade Naaman <jnaaman@theoffice.net>
Jounieh, Lebanon - Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 09:25:27 (BST)
inside - Las experiencias personales me han inspirado recientemente a crecer como persona y a aprender de la vida tanto en las experiencias malas como en las maravillosas.
outside - el acontecimiento local que me ha inspirado recientemente es el internet porque nos permite comunicarnos con gente alrededor del mundo.
future - yo veo la vida en los proximos 100 años con una buena educacion que la tecnologia sea avanzada y podremos averiguar vida en otros planetas del espacio seriamos un universo muy grande

Mariana <Mariana77@hotmail.com>
Caracas, Venezuela - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 05:04:15 (BST)
inside - de luchar por el projimo
outside - que los servicios cada día van mal, y debemos luchar para consegiir lo mejor en cuanto a estos, este es una fuente de inspiracuión
future - no se podrá vivir, porque va haber de todo lo peor

Euclides David Allen Castro <a270275@cantv.net>
Maturin, Venezuela - Sunday, April 12, 1998 at 21:30:03 (BST)
inside - Ir a clases de piano
outside - El Mar
future - La crisis se hará más evidente, después los paises menos favorecidos tendrán mas ayudas la pobreza irá desapareciendo. Habrá un mayor conocimiento sobre LA VIDA.

FRANCISCO ABELLÁN <cbarber@arrakis.es>
valencia, España - Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 15:27:30 (GMT)
inside - I upgraded my computer.
outside - Rain, Wind...
future - Sorry, missed last SCI-FI WORLD Episode.

Jade NAAMAN <jnaaman@theoffice.net>
Jounieh, Lebanon - Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 18:59:34 (GMT)
inside - I flere land har jeg vært og besøkt mange personer.De fleste av dem er egentlir veldig rare,tullinger,dumme og veldig kunnskapsrike. Men noen få av dem er veldig intelligente.Uansett så er de mennesker.Og alle er forskjellige.
outside - Nylig ble en gammel mann og kona hans,en utrolig gammel dame ranet av sine egne 2 sønner.Det har berørt meg drastisk.
future - Om 100 er jeg en diktatur på en liten øy stillehavet der jeg bestemmer alt fra lover til skatter.

Doler Dungosons Arving <gjfjgl->
Trasorrer, dikteter`n - Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 10:03:25 (GMT)
inside - HAN SER UT TIL Å VÆRE EN RAR PERSON,FOR MEG.
outside - Noen tullinger har gjort det alle vil gjøre en eller annen gang i livet.De har flyttet til Tromsø.
future - Som en ukjent person.

Donga Roger <man.er.`\dooom.>
Bergen, Tyskland - Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 09:50:23 (GMT)
inside - Entrar a Internet es como asomarse por una ventanita al mundo. Me ha inspirado estudiar otros idiomas, especialmente Inglés para comunicarme con él.
outside - Las próximas elecciones para presidente en mi pais Colombia, son la esperanza de una nueva vida llena de paz.
future - Cambio total, difícil de pronosticar. Avances, ciencia, Tecnología.

Olga María Borrero de Velandia <olgaborrero@usa.net>
Bucaramanga, Colombia - Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 20:45:27 (GMT)
inside - well, i'm drinking alcohol to keep me warm!
outside - penguins are flooding my house!
future - well, warmer than it is right now thanks to global warming!

Jade NAAMAN <jnaaman@theoffice.net>
South Pole, Antarctica - Thursday, November 27, 1997 at 19:31:13 (GMT)
inside - I'm looking to emigrate!!
outside - I hate local TV stations, they're so dumb.
future - Well, it's hard to tell from a coffin!

Jade NAAMAN <jnaaman@theoffice.net>
Jounieh, Lebanon - Thursday, November 27, 1997 at 19:26:41 (GMT)
inside - X
outside - X
future - The world will be a fiery mass of tangled wires and and anti-life devices hurdling to the edge of destruction and humanity

gaamsneR eKim
Vancouver, Canada - Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 08:50:33 (GMT)
inside - mi vida....
outside - la muerte de los niños INVITRO...
future - COMO UNA VIDA QUE NO ES VIDA SINO QUE TRATA DE SER UNA COPIA DE LA VIDA......Y AL HACER UNA COPIA EMPEZARA A HACER OTRA.. Y OTRA

SALVADOR RODRIGUEZ PEREZ <BRODDI@HOTMAIL.COM>
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - Friday, November 14, 1997 at 21:27:59 (GMT)
inside - Being multi-multi-ethnic hasn't made me a nihilist. Being a waiter (subordinate) for a year almost did. Darwinism obviously shouted, "Down with the patient, kind and considerate Homo sapiens! What the heck, finish off the witty ones too!" My days as a humanist are not over because many of you survived and I am finally making contact again! I'm ecstatic over your existance.
outside - The Parasite: the local news; everyday, I try to block it out but it permeates my natural defenses. The Remedy: I will have to inflict undue damage on each TV in the household, thereby, preventing the invasion of animated Barbie dolls with scripted insights. With their reporting I almost believe nothing relevant happens here (or anywhere). But alas, I am forming symbiotic relationships with knowledgable people. Local print source: Weekly Planet, rules! I love NPR. Good ol' reliable TIME.
future - As a self-pronounced hypocrite, I reserve the right to change my mind. Prediction: Arthur C. Clarke visions surviving those of H.G. Wells.

Abigail Cohen <acohen@soleil.acomp.usf.edu>
Tampa, USA - Tuesday, November 11, 1997 at 03:55:34 (GMT)
inside - MI HIJA
outside - LA POLITICA
future - MODERNO

SANTI <SANTIAGO@QUANTA.COM.PY>
ASUNCION, PARAGUAY - Monday, September 29, 1997 at 04:51:29 (BST)
inside - a lot of people said me in the street of tokyo that I seem to princess Diana, but nom, I have pink hair , it's finish
outside - the death of one of the biggest Yakusa
future - with a lot of rizhomes (word of Gilles Deleuze)

katya <vache_bigarree@hotmail.com>
tokyo, japan - Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 06:26:26 (BST)
inside - rejection
outside - tragedy
future - complex and chaotic

norehan
kuala lumpur, malaysia - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 00:56:46 (BST)
inside - rejection
outside - tragedy
future - complex and chaotic

norehan
kuala lumpur, ma;aysia - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 00:56:45 (BST)
inside - el dolor de trabajar.pienso que el trabajo es una idea perniciosa,que solo gasta nuestras vidas en la perpetuacion del capital.crea en cambio en la creacion,in the non profit creation and expretion of the self,und being.
outside - vivo ahora en una ciudad horrible(dallas)al menos nueva york es hermoso;pero dificil de sobrevivir;aqui regreso al problema de la produccion...como incrementar mi productividad sin alienarme?me gustaria estar en europa pero como no he echo el servisio militar en mexico,estoy casi atrapado en estos dos paises.
future - humanismo resurge de tus cenizas!!!si el mundo se sigue inclinando al consumismo exagerado,y los paises pobres siguen mas pobres:yo creo un poquitin mal.mas si la cultura de masas se expande aun mas creo que todos seremos un poco conformistas y frustrados.y si el hedonismo triunfa?....

jorge rolando medellin alvarez.
matehuala s.l.p., mexico - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 22:36:39 (BST)
inside - the closeness of my relationhip with a berlin girl i've been with for the padt 2 years reinforcing my belief in the trancendance of national and linguistic barriers between two people. Creating a world where emotions, thoughts and sensations positive or negative can be experienced and understood.
outside - The sad demie of the optimism of the Czech Republic into ome kind of yuppie opportunist prison wherre there appears to be albeit from an outiders point of view that people can't trust each other.
future - A new heierarchy within society ruled by the corporate empires but underneath this many communities creating an alternative form of existance, a more common world religion and more global understanding dividing people less the first steps for man to leave our solar system

stuart knox <pbill@terminal.cz>
prague, czech rep - Tuesday, July 08, 1997 at 00:33:51 (BST)
inside - Brevet test half-done. My dad is shouting for me since I wrote one simple word wrong.
outside - Summer vacation's here!
future - Like it will be.

Jade Naaman <jnaaman@theoffice.net>
Jounieh, Lebanon - Thursday, July 03, 1997 at 13:23:32 (BST)
inside - Well to be honest..the yearn for knowledge and finding an area in which you can find it all. I mean the internet. It is quite addictive. I would spend all day looking for topics to help me understand my lessons at college better, or I'd just research on topics I have interests in. It is this vast bundle of information that has inspired me to be more inquisitive and studious.
outside - The windsurfing regattas, the sailing regattas, and just windsurfing on a whole got me interested in the sport. Now I can't get enough of windsurfing and it has become, to me, the best, most awesome and extreme sport ever made. The speed that you go at, the heights you can reach, its astounding.
future - I see myself as a legend. A pioneer in the computer industry. I have tons and I mean tons of ideas that should revolutionize or at least better todays technology. Technology intrests me and I see myself having a career in this field. Then after hard work I will build up my company from its roots and start expanding to other areas besides computing. Such as providing work offices only for the poor..donating money to suitable funds..building malls in Antigua and bringing the country safely into the new world.

Dwayne Roberts <daemnenomic@hotmail.com>
St.John's, Antigua and Barbuda - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 18:05:12 (BST)
inside - flying with my eyes seeing things musicwalking
outside - the sun, I invite everybody around the world to join the week of actionism we just declared, you can do everything you want bring your own wine as you like and fun around the world around the world
future - a mangalike universum terrorism and anarchy

susan ishii <sa6a069@rrz.uni-hamburg.de>
hamburg, germany - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 18:44:24 (BST)
inside - some incredible massages that got me in touch with some way supressed anger.
outside - wow,this is really amazing, but all i can think of right now are personal events and trivialities like a spate of hot weather!
future - the externals will change beyond belief but most of the internals will be the same. the bridge btwn have 7 have not will be even greater

julia kay <julia@art.net>
oakland, usa - Saturday, May 17, 1997 at 06:17:27 (BST)
inside - My mother had a nervous breakdown this christmas just gone. Massive, scary, freakout........
outside - All my mother's life she has lived for other people until fourteen years ago she met her boyfriend who physically, mentally and morally abused her. All my childhood I've lived under the shadow of this. I've resented my mother for putting up with this, for being too scared or too in love with him to do anything about this and I wrongly idolized my father as some amazing deity which he has also proved recently wrong. I remember being about seven I think - my mother was being dragged along the floor by her hair screaming for her to be let go of, I hid within my ZX spectrum and now worry that I have stayed there ever since The local event that has affected me most recently must be the lecture a memeber of NVA gave on Tuesday at our college (Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee).Well, Dael Orlandersmiths performance more exactly. It made me wonder wheteher I am a "dot-com dot-com" person? If I am scared of "the gaze - the gaze"; realization of who I am becoming.....or what I already am. I know I have many dreams and aspirations but through all my twenty one years I've been scared to let them go, to let them take me with them, because I don't know how. I lack first contacts with people of which I can build future communications with - how do i push for them IRL? I know all I need is for people to let me know I am on the right track. If I am doing the right things? If I am feeling the the right feelings? But where do you readily find this support, when growing up has become a process of growing away from those who are supposed to be the backbone of your life, those that are nearest to you?
future - Ideally I see life in 100 years as being pure thoughts and energy, a matrix of dreams and ideologies - technologicical and biological and psychological and emotional........

squeak <mshall@its.dundee.ac.uk>
Dundee, Scotland - Thursday, May 15, 1997 at 21:15:56 (BST)
inside - My official test is close to arrive.
outside - The pope is visiting Lebanon, my country! IT'S GREAT!
future - As it will be.

Jade NAAMAN <jnaaman@theoffice.net>
Jounieh, Lebanon - Saturday, May 10, 1997 at 08:21:22 (BST)
inside - For the first time, in a long time, I am starting to feel hopeful. Only now, aged 25, do I feel equiped to persue MY dreams, not just to 'tow the line' - 'anything for an easy live', but to go out there and raise bloody hell - to stand up and shout "I am right to do with my life as I see fit'. Breakdowns are funny like that ,at the time they tend to leave you feeling impertant and hollow, but after, once you start to realise that you have the right to be just as you are and that 'I AM A GOOD PERSON' - well what can I say, 'I've got a hard-on for life'. People, money, cars, jobs - they come and go, but I am one, I am whole, never anything less. Learn to love who you are and the rest will come with time. Life, find it within yourself - don't just take what they give you!
outside - New Labour - Old conservatives, the edges start to blur, but change is a good thing. Friday the 2nd May 1997 was a sunny day indeed. We all felt the weight lift, just a bit, from the nations shoulders. My mind actually started to wander, might things change? Heres to wishing it will. Oh and Labour - don't get to cocky or the wind of change might blow you away!
future - The future hey, I think H.S.Thompson said it best- 'There will be no 21st century, not as we know it.' I don't want to decide now, let it be a suprise!

Steve Fossey <stefossey@aol.com>
N.Wales, UK - Friday, May 09, 1997 at 11:47:48 (BST)
inside - i have come to the realization that i do not have to pursue the paths that are expected of me and as long as i am a productive member of society and am happy with what i am doing, then i am fulfilling my purpose in being on this earth i have the intense urge to travel and learn and see other peoples before i settle comfortably in what is accepted as "the right way". How can anyone claim that anything is correct without having all of the information? for me that means seeing what life is like all over the world and across cultures in order to decide how one ought to live one's life, rather than just going by the narrow definition of tradition.
outside - while travelling in Europe last month, i experienced several acts of sexual assault on myself and other women. It was quite disturbing. While in Barcelona, i saw a man hit and shake his girlfriend and nobody did anything. I decided to walk over to them in order that he would know that someone was watching and if he was going to hurt her, he was going to have a witness. He just cursed me in Spanish and stormed off. I felt so helpless. the woman was ashamed and did not look at me. i just walked away toward another bench and began to cry, myself. For i have been abused by a boyfriend before, and it was a true flashback of things i had for so long not dealt with openly with myself. While in Amsterdam, i was walking down a small street in the late afternoon,back to my hostel from the phone. I passed by a couple of men who were watching a woman selling her self in the window. As i ignored them and passed, one of the men grabbed my shoulder and said loudly at me, "hey, what about you?" i told him to get his hands off of me and i kept walking. at that point he yelled at me, calling me a bitch and a slut and a cunt. His objectification of the dancing woman was projected onto me because of his frustration at not being able to have her. I was so angry that i found myself wishing that i could have physically hurt him, the bastard. Amsterdam is a beautiful city during the day, but i can't believe that our society can tolerate people like that. That somewhere, he has gotten positive feedback for those kinds of actions.
future - I am afraid that the 2-D world will have taken over. the www is a wonderful tool, but i am afraid that it will become a substitute for the experiential.

Kerry Lynn Davis
Washington, D.C., United States - Sunday, May 04, 1997 at 18:09:25 (BST)
inside - MY FATHERS DEATH
outside - NOTHING
future - THERE IS NO LIFE

BABAK <IGRAT@HOTMAIL.COM>
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - Wednesday, April 30, 1997 at 10:23:53 (BST)
inside - we are in april I remember I have begin to study now . because I have only two month to improve my knowledge
outside - my girlfriend leave me two weeks ago
future - very pessimist to find a job

aldo <aldo123@hotmail.com>
louvain la neuve, belgium - Monday, April 14, 1997 at 22:08:42 (BST)
inside - it has recently become clear to me that i have a certain mission in life to understand what it is that connects all people and has the power to speak to everyone. you can call it spirituality, or god, or conscience, but as soon as you call it anything you alienate people through your terminoligy, even through the language you use you find yourself an unwilling partner in a form of thought colonialism. but it requires us to overcome these boundaries. more and more i feel that any sort of real understanding cannot be encapsulated by an individual, a group or a country. it can only be reached collectively. but we need to be intellectually rigorous, spiritually strong, absolutely honest and full of love (all limited terms). i must admit i am struggling, but i will never give up and i have hope.
outside - virtual world orchestra blew my mind. it brought together things which i have only dreamed of feeling in the same place. it has restored my hope and renewed my strength.
future - i am concerned for the environment, almost to the point of desperation. i am more concerned for what underlies this - people, including myself, who need to change radically. the future is not mapped out yet, it could be a utopia, it could be nothing. ideally we will see the end of states and the limited field of human interests which goes with them. religion may become a thing which does represent the truth without being a divisive set of ideologies, but this requires us to be open, honest and fair in our appraisal.

douglas paine <9500012p@student.gla ac uk>
glasgow, uk - Wednesday, April 09, 1997 at 15:29:31 (BST)
inside - .....Saturday's show-----WAHAY!!------------still sifting through the fragments of memories, assimilating the experience----------- -DID YOU DREAM LIKE I DID AFTERWARDS?------ -it would be groovy to find out if anyone who was there on any of the nights had any unusually (?) wierd, wonderful and wired dreams???----mayby some research could be done on this matter...........could it be possible that the event was a huge dream attractor/reciever/influencer?...... what was the scanning all about? i felt as though i shouldn't be watching but couldn't help......very wierd watching the other watchers wondering if they too should be watching;;;;;;reminded me of a film (unknown title) where people in the street were invited to tell their name to a filming camera, which stayed on filming for an uncomfortably long time afterwards, still focused on the the persons now twitching and fazed face..........showed how many different people react to the same basic, but uncomfortable, situation.;;;;;; anyway, this reminded of the situation of the scanning.....very uncomfortable but ultimately alluring... sensual sounds, sensual images, sensual people beauty above me, beauty beside me, beauty all around me......
outside - last thursday, Loch Dunvegan, Isle of Skye ===========------------------------x the awe-inspiring spectacle of Haly-Bopp's phospherous glow riping a whole through the digital Jackson-Pollock sky.......a panacea to my techno neurosis+++++
future - smashing the shackles of photo-synthesis......ascendind to the deepest depths and emerging triumphantly in the age of chemo-synthesis {full-blown radio-kemia doses nessessary Jim} the emergance of a global archi-dellic-psyche-tecture::: ad@pt(ed) for maximum output/input ratio

da-archi-dellic-psyche-tect (ad@pt) <available soon - noos elbaliava>
glasgow , scotland - Monday, April 07, 1997 at 15:04:17 (BST)
inside - i recently volunteered my time on a Habitat For Humanity International house-building mission in a rural Fijian village. This was a life-changing experience for me and very inspiring.
outside - can't think of one right now..
future - life in 100 years: the gap between have's and have nots will continue to grow wider, since i believe that human nature will not fundementally/recognizably change in 100 years; ironically the global communications revolution and the 'global village' will improve our ability to see and read about life's inequities around the planet, but is not a guarantee for a better life for those on the edge of existence.

Martin Ellison
- Monday, April 07, 1997 at 13:41:50 (BST)
inside - The Electronic net communicationsculture, (infa)structural production and netart are increasingly based on mailinglists, texttransfer, transferprotokolls of which, furthermore, the net itself is built. Computers used for this netbuilding are fundamentally different from imaginary, litterally used as imagibuilding media. They ared more based on abstract structures and reproductions.
outside - The processual conceptive netprojects of artist programmers are just perpherically dealing with the complexus of text, image, medium (Computer/Netzwerk) and are thinking beyond these borders and even beyond focusing the net itself in the net. Reflecting the structure and generating a surplus semiotic layer!
future - The symbolprocessing machines are tied to general contextualisation. So reality is constructed in different layers based on the operating system of perception. The civilised is exposing his sensual apperception in the filemanager of his technological apperceptionsets. The assembler (machineoriented speech) used is defining the version and upgrades of zivilisation.

mag jahrmann <mag@mamac.co.at>
vienna, Austria - Monday, April 07, 1997 at 10:37:16 (BST)
inside - Mi retiro del trabajo
outside - Estoy aprendiendo a usar mi computadora.
future - Aunque no voy a ver mucho , habra muchos adelantos como vida en el espacio,haremos todo por tarjetas y electronica. Descubrimiento de vida en otros planetas.

SHYANIE <Rosilu@.the.mail>
N. Y., pUERTO Rico - Sunday, April 06, 1997 at 01:16:50 (BST)
inside - collective
outside - collective
future - think of a better question

niel mowat promoter
glasgow, yes - Friday, April 04, 1997 at 17:54:51 (BST)
inside - my hangover makes me peculiarly receptive - the rough wooden cross hanging inside the highly ornate York Minster reminding us the christ was crucified in the city rubbish dump and not on a cross of gold and jewels. that's what springs to mind.
outside - i'm getting really bored with the glasgow labour party and its representatives conducting themselves with the condescension of the petty gangster while cuts in social services WILL lead to deaths.
future - pretty good - a lot of stuff we take for granted now and which we cannot conceive of being without will seem strange and amusing. i think the structure of our lives will be less pre-ordained by roles or employment.

peter clive <pclive@np.ph.gla.ac.uk>
glasgow, scotland - Friday, April 04, 1997 at 14:09:17 (BST)
inside - El nacimiento de un hijo
outside - El maltrato hacia la naturaleza y otros seres vivos que comparten nuestro espacio en la tierra, en especial la insensibilidad hacia el sufrimiento y dolor de los animales no humanos.
future - Deseo creer que el ser humano volvera a buscar sus raices, lo verdaderamente importante en la vida, lo basico. Que lograra poner la politica en el lugar que le corresponde, al servicio del hombre. Que la tecnologia sera utilizada para unir las naciones en un gran planeta virtual en donde todos podamos ayudarnos en una comunidad sin racismos y sin prejuicios. En fin, que tomaremos toda la informacion que tendremos disponible para entonces y acabaremos con los juegos entre naciones, los cuales solo avanzan la politica y la avaricia de los que estan en el poder.

Jennifer Mayo <jenmayo@caribe.net>
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico - Friday, April 04, 1997 at 02:06:21 (BST)
inside - Having lived in America, Africa and mediteranean Europe, coming to Scotland as a student was a good deal. Being the most direct branch of my ancestors, scots keep intact many of their "codes". The uniqueness unknown to me before coming was and is an inspiration.
outside - Individually, none; the morbid exploration of violent social desasters promoted by newspapers,radio stations,chari ty organizations etc,here in Britain, is not only a desrespect for those involved but also a threat to dreams of a better day.
future - As green is hope, i hope it's still green!

Andresa Sofia Castro de Bastos <A.Bastos@gcal.ac uk>
Porto, Portugal - Thursday, April 03, 1997 at 11:44:21 (BST)
inside - "Mors et vita / duello conflixere mirando ." "Death with life contended; combat strangely ended! Life's own Champion, slain, yet lives to reign".
outside - "Dic nobis Maria, / quid vidisti in via? ..." "Tell us, Mary: say what you saw on the way". "The tomb the Living did enclose; the angels there attesting; shroud with grave-clothes resting".
future - A blessed Easter in the Joy of Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord and Saviour of the world!

vatican
vatican, Vatican - Thursday, April 03, 1997 at 09:27:12 (BST)
inside - The personal experience that has inspired me the most recently is a direct marketing business opportunity meeting attended six months ago. In that meeting, I learnt that my country, Sierra Leone, has about 30% of the total global deposit of Titanium Ore (Rutile). I also learnt that without it jet fighters, space exploration vehicles, advanced weapon systems, expensive golf balls and bicycles, and most engines of commercial airlines cannot be manufactured. Also learnt that my country could make billions of dollars from titanium alone if they know the values of all the minerals we have. I have since been inspired to go back and help stop the current exploitation of our resources which include diamonds, gold, bauxite, titanium, coffee, cocoa, fishing, forestry, and more. Yet we are about the poorest country on earth and I am an economic refugee here.
outside - Two local events have affected me the most: One is here in Southern California, about 100 miles from my residence, some idiots called themselves "Heaven's Gate" comitted suicide with the hope of joining some space craft to elevate them to a new phase of human existence. I am praying for more time to enable me make a difference here on earth and 39 men and women think otherwise. The second event is the arrest of the rebel leader Corporal Foday Sankoh in Nigeria. Cpl. Sankoh started a war in 1991 to overthrow the government of Sierra Leone. A peace agreement had just been signed when Nigeria disrupted everything by arresting the guy. I really want to go back home.
future - 100 years from now, people will be able to reproduce themselves, transfer the memory of their old brain into their new clone or duplicate. I think that the heaven which the bible speaks of will be right here on earth, and our grand children will almost be those that will be able to put themselves into Limbo. Limbo is purely that frozen state that clones will be kept in while political arguements over the ethics go on. Human life on earth will become perpetual after 100 years. Weather and climate will be designed by people, eliminating hurricanes through atmospheric pressure regulations. Genetic defects will be things of the past. There will be no black or white people on earth. People will select a skin color that falls between black and white, like deep tan or so. There will be no criminals, because the genes for criminal conduct would have been discovered and eliminated. I am unhappy that I may not be around in those days.

Patrick Sheku Bockari <patbock@mscomm.com>
Kailahun, Sierra Leone - Thursday, April 03, 1997 at 07:29:53 (BST)
inside - La verdad es que recientemente la experiencia que he tenido esta relacionada con color de piel.Asi que esto me da motivacion de ser urgulloso por lo que soy.En este sentido,es decir mirar que la cabeza muy alta.
outside - Pues,nada especial.La vida diaria segue igual. Los pobres siguen donde estan.Los ricos estan donde estan.Mi inspiracion es todavia lo puedo hacer.
future - Cuando hablamos del futuro dentro cien anyos es como hablar de lo que es encima de nuestra abilidad de captuar.Pero de toda forma,la experiencia de ahora te puede dar un poquitin ventana sobre lo que puede ser la vida dentro cien anyos.

Sheikh Omar Kalokoh <shekal@hotmail.com>
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Wednesday, April 02, 1997 at 11:42:47 (BST)
inside - The experience of being what I am and accepting other people for what they are. In the like manner, I expect other people to accept me for what I am. In my job I work with the public - and clients are from all sorts of ethnic background. I am an extrovert and talking to most of the clients has strenghthened my perception of humanity. It is only our background and customs that brings the diffence in us, otherwise we are all the same.
outside - Becoming an Australian citizen. The ceremony took place about a month ago. I took the oath with my family. Throughout the ceremony I was trying to imagine a change in my life and up to now I am still looking for it. But no!! I am still the same person and I guess it is the same with the rest of my family. Becoming a citizen of another country is just a formality of diplomatism - it does not change the person.
future - At times hard to imagine in terms of its obscurity. It would definitly be a different planet from what we are seeing today. Wonder how far technology would have gone. Wonder what would happen to countries now suffering from war, hunger and poor health. Wonder what would become of the UN (even before then). Wonder who would be policing the world then (if there would be any so-called super powers at all). Wonder what would happen to religion (especially christianity). The human race would be mixed by then, less racial differences mainly because of the present urge of humans to migrate to diverse parts of the world. The rich vs poor divide gap should be less by then. Dont ask me about world records - possibly unbreakable records would be standing. Who knows, maybe life would take a round-about-turn and come back to where it all started before. All this would depend on if life is still there and the world still rotating on it's axis 100 years from now!!!!!!

Nathaniel Ola-Roberts <nato@infoflex.com.au>
Sierra Leone (now living in New South Wales/Australia) - Tuesday, April 01, 1997 at 13:33:07 (BST)
inside - La lucha por la supremacia(racial, politica, economica, nacionalista)
outside - La terrible intervencion norteamericana para la propagacion de la guerra contra las drogas, maniobras politicas por el govierno federal(US) que trata de mantenernos captivos en la isla...
future - GUERRA Y REVOLUCION!

anonymous
Puerto Rico - Tuesday, April 01, 1997 at 01:33:07 (BST)
inside - An unexpected gift
outside - Nothing's happening, maybe that could affect me..
future - Everything will be different, but I'm afraid nature is going to be hurt bad. Mankind will change a lot, maybe poetry will be different, music also, but inside we'll be the same.

Radu Florin <florin@infocib.ase.ro>
Bucharest, Romania - Monday, March 31, 1997 at 14:04:29 (BST)
inside - .
outside - .
future - .

mark brewer <mark.brewer@virgin.net>
london, uk - Friday, March 28, 1997 at 22:15:18 (GMT)
inside - ....finally realising, after all this time, that i see things not as they really are, but i see them as i am......
outside - ....firing of neurons across my synaptic gaa--------------------aap.........
future - .....recieving and transmitting more orders from Bacchus.....................

DA-ARCHI-DELLIC-PSYCHE-TECT- <a system near you soon......>
GLAAAA---AHHHH--GO!!!, SCOTLAND - Friday, March 28, 1997 at 13:04:25 (GMT)
inside - My Official (Brevet) exam is soon! (In late June)
outside - Too much earthquakes damaging buildings.
future - Destroyed.

Jade Naaman <jnaaman@theoffice.net>
Jounieh, Lebanon - Wednesday, March 26, 1997 at 15:06:52 (GMT)
inside - i recently volunteered my time on a Habitat For Humanity International house-building mission in a rural Fijian village. This was a life-changing experience for me and very inspiring.
outside - can't think of one right now..
future - life in 100 years: the gap between have's and have nots will continue to grow wider, since i believe that human nature will not fundementally/recognizably change in 100 years; ironically the global communications revolution and the 'global village' will improve our ability to see and read about life's inequities around the planet, but is not a guarantee for a better life for those on the edge of existence.

Martin Ellison
- Wednesday, March 26, 1997 at 14:14:04 (GMT)
inside - flying high on ecstacy at PURE @ the Arches, absorbing the chemoaudio sounds of Mixmaster Morris
outside - as above..........
future - as above............only higher!!!!!!!!!!!!!

da-archi-dellic-psyche-tect-
glasgow, scotland - Wednesday, March 26, 1997 at 12:22:27 (GMT)
inside - My recent trip with a Japanese film crew to the remote Banaban homeland island called Banaba or Ocean Island in the Central Pacific which has been left devastated after 80 years of phosphate mining. The journey was one that covered the full gamut of emotions from extreme joy and elation to overwhelming sadness and anger. I have worked tirelessly for the past six years to help the Banaban community, who have been left with virtually nothing from years of exploitation from the Governments of United Kingdom, Australian and New Zealand in their quest to mine cheap phosphate at the expense of a small defenceless Pacific Island Community. My visit to the homeland was my first, and part of the continuing saga of five generations of my own family’s involvement with Banaban history on the island. In July I plan on taking over 200 Banabans and their friends from around the World on an historic journey called ‘THE HOMECOMING’ back to the homeland. We are chartering a large cargo ship to sail us across the Pacific in our quest to give our Banaban friends the opportunity to see their beloved homeland one more time. My own recent experiences have inspired me even more to overcome all obstacles to get this huge event off the ground. It won’t be an easy trip, but one that will change the life’s of all those fortunate enough to be able to participate in the journey.
outside - Once again, I would have to say my recent 5 week trip around the Pacific co-ordinating the filming of a Banaban documentary for Japanese Television. Our crew was made up of three Japanese crew; a Director who spoke some English and was a perfectionist for detail, a young 23 year old sound recordist who developed a love for Banaban traditional music and spoke virtually no English, and a daring and charming young cameraman who was also lacking in English. Two Banabans accompanied us, and were part of the story line. Rabi’s magistrate - Thomas Teai and his handsome 23 year old son - Donald. Donald was born on Rabi Island in Fiji, and this was his first visit to the Banabans beloved homeland. Thomas had been involved with the Banaban Court Case brought against the British Government in the 1970’s and was once again returning to his beloved homeland some 22 years later. Both had excellent English skills, and were also fluent in their own native Banaban tongue and Fijian as well. This made me feel even more inadequate as the Japanese often complained of my Australian English which they felt was nothing like good old ‘Kings’s English’ they had studied at school level. We achieved the unbelievable by filming for over 5 days on Banaba island with no interpreter at all, and obtaining amazing results. The film will clearly show the range of emotions we all felt, including the crew, and the project made us all realise that sometimes language is not a barrier when one shares the same emotions, feelings ,and passion, especially when it relates to Banaban issues. It was an event that truly touched and affected us all, and will stay stamped in our hearts forever
future - I’m sure I have an idealistic view of the world 100 years from now. This past century has seen great develops in not only technology but also the younger generations quest to right the wrongs of their fathers. This has been especially evident in environment issues towards the end of this century. I see new technology as one of the biggest and major changes within the next century, as our thirst for new gadgets seems never ending. How this will really benefit our community as a whole is something that has to be raised. Will it help those poorer third world nations in their daily struggle to feed and clothe themselves? Will it see an end to poverty and disease or only add to the growing new phenomenon of a world full of ‘the have’s and the have nots’? Sadly I see this as one of the major problems facing the next 100 years of civilization. I hope though that in our endeavors for such technical break throughs that our humanity to fellow man, and the important of preserving our planet for future generations is not forgotten. Maybe over the next 100 years we will see a turn around back to the important basics of ‘family values’. If the structure of the family disintegrates more will all the new technology have any meaning to our every day life which will be full of other social ills? Yes the next 100 years has exciting and sometimes frightening prospects, but in the end the value of who we are as individuals and the important role we play in everyday inter action with each other will hopefully give some balance and focus to our frantic quest for knowledge and technology in the 21st century.

Stacey King <banaban@ion.com.au>
on behalf Banaban Community, Banaba & Rabi Islands - Tuesday, March 25, 1997 at 06:01:26 (GMT)


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