PUBLIC NETBASE Media~Space!
Institute for New Culture-Technologies / t0
Phone: Vienna 522 1834
THE CONFERENCE WILL BE IN HALL "D" OF THE BUILDING
The days of this society are numbered. Its reasons and its merits have been
weighed in the balance and found wanting; its inhabitants are divided into
two parties, one of which wants to build their own spaceships and leave
this society behind. The Intergalactic Conference organised by the
Association of Autonomous Astronauts in Vienna, Earth June 21-22 1997, will
explore the new possibilities that open up when we form autonomous
communities in outer space.
The Association of Autonomous Astronauts (AAA) was launched on April 23rd
1995 as the world's first independent and community-based space program.
Five Year Plan was also established for creating, by the year 2000, a
world-wide network of local, community-based AAA groups dedicated to
building their own spaceships. This conference will bring together various
strands within the Association of Autonomous Astronauts, for further
cross-fertilisation of ideas and experiences. The conference will also
expose local communities in Vienna to the possibilities of independent
space exploration. Moving in several directions at once, the AAA has
declared, 'Only those who attempt the impossible will achieve the absurd'.
AAA Mission Statements include these declarations:
- Technology is developed by the military and intelligence agencies
as a means of controlling their monopoly on space exploration.
- Economic austerity is manufactured by the state to prevent the working
class building their own spaceships.
- Governments are incapable of organising successful space exploration
WHAT WE NEED TODAY IS AN INDEPENDENT SPACE EXPLORATION PROGRAM, ONE THAT
IS NOT RESTRICTED BY MILITARY, SCIENTIFIC OR CORPORATE INTERESTS.
An independent space exploration program represents the struggle for emancipatory
applications of technology.
Friday June 20-21
Autonomous Astronauts arrive at Public Netbase and set up their SpaceBase.
Saturday June 21
12am - 5pm: Social gathering of Autonomous Astronauts and opportunity for
local communities to discuss plans for creating AAA groups in Vienna.
7pm - 8pm: Screening of AAA promotional videos.
9 - 11pm: AAA presentation and public debate on space exploration.
11pm - 7am: Rave in space dance party and experimental hardcore night.
Sunday June 22
12am - 5pm: All-day training session including trip to the moon and game
Other AAA conference activity includes:
A display of AAA propaganda material in the Public Netbase hall.
Computer terminals available for exploring the AAA web-site built by a
group of Viennese children who have travelled to the future and squatted
abandoned space station.
An AAA spaceship installed in the Public Netbase building, with an interior
designed and built by children at the Vienna Kinder Museum.
email Raido AAA for further