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Program for New Year's Eve TELEBRATION

Greetings!
Come join us for:

Electronic Cafe International's

10TH ANNUAL

New Year's Eve Around-The-World

*TELEBRATION*

LIVE INTERNET WEBCAST
GLOBAL AVATAR GATHERING IN ECI'S 3-D ALPHA WORLD
ANALOG or H.320 VIDEO LINKS
GUARANTEE
WAYS TO CONNECT
ADMISSION, TIMES, ETC......

STARTING AT 8PM DECEMBER 31, 1998
UNTIL 2:00 am JANUARY 1, 1999
(PACIFIC STANDARD TIME)

OR, BE "IN" WITH SKIN, AT:

Electronic Cafe International, World Headquarters
1649 18th Street, Santa Monica, California
(1/2 Block North of Olympic Blvd.)

Go get your "personalized" set of directions to ECI.

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Electronic Cafe International in Santa Monica is happy to announce its
'98/'99 New Year's Eve *Telebration*

The tradition established back in 1989, and launched the cyber countdown to Millennium Madness continues. The annual ECI event embraces the use of a variety of telecommunications technologies, in order to be as inclusive as possible in creating a live international Telebration. People literally *anywhere* in the world are able to participate in this annual ritual -- with a little help from one technology, or another. In the past everything from Amateur Radio, up to T-1 videoconferencing has been utilized. This year we're focusing on the wonder of the 3-D web and a virtual ECI venue in Active Worlds open to avatars from around the world.


LIVE WEBCAST (No Plug-Ins Needed!)

We'll be webcasting this years Telebration from ECI-Santa Monica thanks to the support of our good friends at Graham Technology Solutions, www.graham.com -- the augmentation of the java-based webcasting of live video & sound effortly appears in the HTML slide-out window built into the Active Worlds browser -- it works great!!!

If you independly contact us via vidphone, h.320 vodeo, or telephone audio, we'll put you up on the webcast.
[TAKE ME THERE!]

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GLOBAL AVATAR GATHERING IN ECI'S 3-D ALPHA WORLD

This New Year's Eve on-line *TELEBRATION* will be held at the 3-D Electronic Cafe in Active Worlds (not VRML) -- we're focusing more on Active World this year that on the existing ECI-Multiuser VRML world. Other virtual and 3-D ECI venues may still be announced. We also hope to extend the party to the VRML universe and our good friends at ColonyCity (http://www.colonycity.com). Required software: blaxxun CCpro. The ECI's Palace site is getting a face lift and may not be ready. We'll also be co-linked with other parties and events taking place in other "real world" and on-line locations.

So download the free Active World browser, you'll be issued an avatar, and drop in on "Electronic Cafe's Roadside Attractions!" and partake in the Avatar Firewalk. You can chat with folks from around the world, we'll provide the streaming music and keep the live video poppin'.

3-D Ecafe is located within the "Alpha World": 0N 4077W (read: zero North, 4077 West) After installing the Active World Browser, launch it, when entering "Alpha World" at "ground zero," enter the coordinance for Electronic Cafe in the "Teleport" pull-down menue (0N 4077W) and you'll arrive. (Again, this is very 3-D, but NOT VRML.)

Reminder: If you independly contact us via vidphone, h.320 vodeo, or telephone audio, we'll put you up on the webcast. To see what that would look like see: http://www.ccon.org/conf98/report/pixvideo.html
[GET THE ACTIVE WORLD BROWSER!]

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VIDEO LINKS WITH PERFORMERS IN FAR-OUT PLACES:

We'll make videophone connections throughout the evening including the traditional vidphone link with videophone artists like Hank Bull in Vancouver, and many others.

Other worldly, and other-worldly connections are being established and confirmed as the Telebration approaches.

ALSO:

Neon ECI
GHOSTS FROM TELEBRATIONS PAST:

This year ECI will dip into it's extraordinary 3000 hr. Video Archives and Pictorial Data Base to review some of the thousands of Telecollaborative Performances and history making events that have taken place over the last 8 years of Telebrations.


GUARANTEED NO RUBBER CHICKEN:

So if you and your cyberized pals are in S.CAL, why go out and spend hundreds of dollars to eat rubber chicken and hear a loud band, when you can go out and eat rubber chicken and then come to ECI's Telebration and party with great people connected to celebrations around the world.

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WAYS TO CONNECT WITH ECI-SANTA MONICA:

ECI-Website, *TELEBRATION*, Webcast, Directions:   www.ecafe.com
PictureTel H.320; 128/384 Kps:                         310-584-0015
Panasonic WG-R2, b/w analog videophone (video ONLY):   310-828-6022
Audio/voice ONLY for Panasonic videophone:             310-828-8732
Voice/Audio into the House Audio System:               310-828-8732

ECI Main telephone number:
Remember, press the "*" key to bypass outgoing message  310-828-8732



We'll open at 8PM and go to 2:00AM, Jan.1, 1999.

$10.00 measly bucks gets you in.

Thanks all!


(ginger ale)

Happy 1999 -- AND BEYOND!!!
Electronic Cafe International(tm)!

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Kit for Kit & Sherrie

ECI-SANTA MONICA is a long standing cross-cultural network exploring the
creative aspirations of artists and others interested in using all the 
manifestations of telecollaborative media we can get our hands on. 
Founded in the Orwellian year of 1984 by Kit Galloway & Sherrie Rabinowitz.

If there is someplace special you think we should post the ECI TELEBRATION info to, please let us know. Hope you can join us. ECI

Thanks to Carole Sumler for her animations and design of these TELEBRATION pages.

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