Manetas, Miltos

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

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 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 and Surrealism.


Recent Submissions

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    "Neen" Poster
    Manetas, Miltos (2006-12-04T14:39:08Z)
    Artist poster.
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    Mirrorsites 98 (paintings of new media electronics in use)
    Manetas, Miltos (2006-12-01T19:59:46Z)
    Book of paintings of new media electronics by Miltos Manetas.
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    Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Manetas, Miltos (2006-11-27T16:04:41Z)
    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 ElectronicOrphanage happening.