Website Unseen *special*

Posted by MTAA | Thu May 8th 2003 10:41 a.m.

x-posting, bah!
please forward, post widely and wildly:

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WEBSITE UNSEEN OPPORTUNITY RE-OPENED FOR A LIMITED TIME
<http://www.mteww.com/websiteunseen/index2.html>

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MTAA make a desperate ploy for the net art audience's ATTENTION

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WILL THESE SENSATIONALIST TACTICS WORK?

We sure hope so.

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BACKGROUND
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On August 16, 1999 MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Associates) launched
their online project "Website Unseen"
<http://www.mteww.com/websiteunseen/index2.html>. The project offered
one hundred titles for art web sites that MTAA promised to build for
$US 100.00 per website. On August 06, 2001, after 15 commissions
resulting from the original "Website Unseen" opportunity, MTAA
withdrew the offer. Since the close, one new site has been
commissioned by special agreement. This brings the total number of
completed "Website Unseen" commissions to sixteen.

To celebrate the Fourth Anniversary of "Website Unseen," MTAA is
offering one more project for sale under the "classic offer", that
is, it'll only cost you one hundred bucks.

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WHAT DOES A WEBSITE UNSEEN LOOK LIKE?
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See all the completed commissions linked from the "Title List"
<http://www.mteww.com/websiteunseen/list100.html>. When you
commission a "Website Unseen" you get all the files comprising the
artwork on CD-ROM with a signed certificate of authenticity and a
"collector's page". All links to your project go through the
"collector's page" which lists your name, date of commission and
other details concerning your "Website Unseen".

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CONTACT MTAA TO PARTICIPATE
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Contact MTAA at mriver@mteww.com or twhid@mteww.com and tell us in
which title you're interested. Consult the "Website Unseen Title
List" <http://www.mteww.com/websiteunseen/list100.html> to pick your
title. When you contact MTAA please provide:

1. Your full name
2. The Website Unseen Title you would like to commission
3. An email address
4. A physical address

MTAA will complete only one title under this new offer. How will we
decide who to choose from the overwhelming response we're
anticipating? We won't divulge the process but each petition will be
sufficiently vetted, you have our assurance.

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WHY MTAA?
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Other people and institutions who have commissioned work from MTAA:
The Whitney Museum of American Art
The Alternative Museum
Mark Napier, artist
Yael Kanarek, artist
Doran Golan, artist and collector, computerfinearts.com
Mark Tribe, creator of Rhizome.org
Carol Stakenas, Creative Time Deputy Director & Curator
Rheinhold Grether, the legendary toy.WARRIOR

For more information regarding "Website Unseen" please see these links:
http://kultur.orf.at/orfon/kultur/000816-4008/4009txt_story.html
and
http://www.bard.edu/ccs/projects/protocol/mtaa2.html

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We'll contact our new patron before June 15th and launch the title on
August 16, 2003, the Four Year Anniversary.
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[permanent archive of this post at:
http://www.mteww.com/cgi/mtaa-rr.pl/twhid/wu_2003.html]
  • nicholas economos | Thu May 8th 2003 2:16 p.m.
    hey, was going to publish this but the link <http://www.mteww.com/websiteunseen/index2.html>
    is dead...opps

    > x-posting, bah!
    > please forward, post widely and wildly:
    >
    > +++++++++++++
    > WEBSITE UNSEEN OPPORTUNITY RE-OPENED FOR A LIMITED TIME
    > <http://www.mteww.com/websiteunseen/index2.html>
    >
    > +++++++++++++
    > MTAA make a desperate ploy for the net art audience's ATTENTION
    >
    > +++++++++++++
    > WILL THESE SENSATIONALIST TACTICS WORK?
    >
    > We sure hope so.
    >
    > +++++++++++++
    > BACKGROUND
    > +++++++++++++
    > On August 16, 1999 MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Associates) launched
    > their online project "Website Unseen"
    > <http://www.mteww.com/websiteunseen/index2.html>. The project offered
    > one hundred titles for art web sites that MTAA promised to build for
    > $US 100.00 per website. On August 06, 2001, after 15 commissions
    > resulting from the original "Website Unseen" opportunity, MTAA
    > withdrew the offer. Since the close, one new site has been
    > commissioned by special agreement. This brings the total number of
    > completed "Website Unseen" commissions to sixteen.
    >
    > To celebrate the Fourth Anniversary of "Website Unseen," MTAA is
    > offering one more project for sale under the "classic offer", that
    > is, it'll only cost you one hundred bucks.
    >
    > +++++++++++++
    > WHAT DOES A WEBSITE UNSEEN LOOK LIKE?
    > +++++++++++++
    > See all the completed commissions linked from the "Title List"
    > <http://www.mteww.com/websiteunseen/list100.html>. When you
    > commission a "Website Unseen" you get all the files comprising the
    > artwork on CD-ROM with a signed certificate of authenticity and a
    > "collector's page". All links to your project go through the
    > "collector's page" which lists your name, date of commission and
    > other details concerning your "Website Unseen".
    >
    > +++++++++++++
    > CONTACT MTAA TO PARTICIPATE
    > +++++++++++++
    > Contact MTAA at mriver@mteww.com or twhid@mteww.com and tell us in
    > which title you're interested. Consult the "Website Unseen Title
    > List" <http://www.mteww.com/websiteunseen/list100.html> to pick your
    > title. When you contact MTAA please provide:
    >
    > 1. Your full name
    > 2. The Website Unseen Title you would like to commission
    > 3. An email address
    > 4. A physical address
    >
    > MTAA will complete only one title under this new offer. How will we
    > decide who to choose from the overwhelming response we're
    > anticipating? We won't divulge the process but each petition will be
    > sufficiently vetted, you have our assurance.
    >
    > +++++++++++++
    > WHY MTAA?
    > +++++++++++++
    > Other people and institutions who have commissioned work from MTAA:
    > The Whitney Museum of American Art
    > The Alternative Museum
    > Mark Napier, artist
    > Yael Kanarek, artist
    > Doran Golan, artist and collector, computerfinearts.com
    > Mark Tribe, creator of Rhizome.org
    > Carol Stakenas, Creative Time Deputy Director & Curator
    > Rheinhold Grether, the legendary toy.WARRIOR
    >
    > For more information regarding "Website Unseen" please see these
    > links:
    > http://kultur.orf.at/orfon/kultur/000816-4008/4009txt_story.html
    > and
    > http://www.bard.edu/ccs/projects/protocol/mtaa2.html
    >
    > +++++++++++++
    > We'll contact our new patron before June 15th and launch the title on
    > August 16, 2003, the Four Year Anniversary.
    > +++++++++++++
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > [permanent archive of this post at:
    > http://www.mteww.com/cgi/mtaa-rr.pl/twhid/wu_2003.html]
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