In november 95 Gary and me were invited to an indoor grill party at the "Klub der eingeschworenen dislozierten". It was crwded. we knew many guests, some not. We talked to a lot, really had fun. For a moment I sat down to relax, later got me a drink. When I came back, meanwhile, a strange little "figure" was sitting in my sofa. He must have read in my face that this has been my seat. He offered it back. I said it was okay. We started talking. While getting in touch he was permanently eating, without a break - sweet stuff only. Cookies were his thing. I had my drink, we kept on talking, he ate all time. When we came to the point to talk about our professions/jobs, he answered first. He said he was a writer.
His name was fett tedget. I hesitated to come up with "I am a hypermedia artist", cause this message too often makes noise. But as he wanted to know, I finally said it.
He stopped eating, which was astonishing - he never had done that before. He told me hypermedia was his favourite subject. His positive reaction was new to me. In the meanwhile Gary came with 2 friends, also musicians, so all together we started an easygoing discussion in the cosy sofas of the clubhouse. It must have gone for a long time, as it was 6 a.m. when we came home. At the goodbye moment fett had let us know he wanted to keep contact. He proposed to meet in our studio next time. A few days later he phoned, and came to visit the next day. At that meeting we started the first newsletter together. We didn't know then, that this would become a ritual. Now we know. We meet every 1-2 months, sit together for some time, he still eats cookies, we have a drink and together we talk and record on his old tape recorder a new chapter out of hypermedia life. Later he makes a newsletter out of it. If you are on our newsletter list, you get the outcome of these sit-ins by e-mail. e.r.98.
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Welcome to the Station Rose Newsletter 05.
written by Elisa Rose in July 96
This time I am the writer of the newsletter.
I have a good reason for that. Station Rose just completed the studio-move to a new physical location. Busy weeks are behind us. We are @home in a building in the 16th&17th floor in Frankfurt since 4 weeks & we are BACK in the Net!
We have an overview of the city in any direction - ensemble avec ISDN.
A magic place. Analogue meets digital.
After our "Digital Cocooning-Phase" having lasted for a year or so, Gary & me were thrown into RL on from spring. We had to leave cyberspace for so very analogue reasons. A funny reality, cause shortly before that moment happened, we got e-mail by JonathanE., a Microtimes journalist , sending the message:
"Dont be so damn virtual" .
We had to live so much time in RL. We had to morph our Frankfurt studio No.1 into the new one.
& WE MOVED real objects- computers, keyboards, modems, monitors, clothes, boots, books & shelves, carpets, tables, lamps, guitars, plants, papers,...) by hand.
Meanwhile our newsletter-avatar Fett Tedget, who btw is more into analogue anyway, had the same thing going on->moving to a new place. These are the News from Frankfurt, btw- many interesting humans are moving these days- a big morph of habitats here. WE ARE THE FIRST ONES TO BE BACK !
We are already working on broadcasting over the internet once a week in realtime
& and we updated our site.
so please check it out!
Until soon so, n-joy that hot summer 96 ! Life is wonderful !
P.S.: I just got a phone call by fett 1 hour ago, and we fixed a meeting for next week.