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I bought my first laptop in 1994. The first piece I did with it was "Whoops!"- the laptop's
screen would turn blue for a second and the laptop will say "whoops!".
It's as if the laptop is a person which blinks, caught by surprise. Later, when I started
www.manetas.com and I discovered the Internet, it became clear to me that a new type of
creative people is surfacing the stabilized waters of contemporary art. I wanted to have a
new name for this situation, and in May 2000, with the assistance of ArtProduction Fund
and Yvonne Force, I bought NEEN from Lexicon Branding. Lexicon are the creators of
successful names such as "Powerbook" and "Pentium", and I asked them for a term that
could characterize the spirit of our times, material to start a new movement such as Dada
My proposal, suggests the partial financing of the ElectronicOrphanage, in both its
manifestations: the Internet club and the physical space in Los Angeles. I finance the
ElectronicOrphanage, entirely by myself, until today but I cannot afford to do that for
much longer. The money of the Fellowship will be used to pay the expenses and keep the
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