Social aims



These are summarised and reiterated here from earlier sections.


1. To engage with the typical mental spaces of audiences, artists and collaborators in relation to the issues of racialisation, the new eugenics and national identities. These spaces are usually occupied by either moralistic images of race injustice or jingoistic echoes of national identity. They largely abandon both victims of racial distiction and the agencies established to help them to a currency of guilt, preventing action to deal with the multiple forms of racism and silencing dialogue with false notions of nationhood and mythic ideas of racial purity.


2. To attract attention to the widespread practice of using new communications technology (Internet) for the dissemination and organisation of various forrms of racism.


3. To undermine this use of the technology by usurping the expectations of racists and proponants of the new ugenics.


4. To make obvious the artists', authors' and collaborators' complicity in different forms of racism and anti-racism.


5. To set up working links between peoples of different geographical, cultural and national heritage which will allow ongoing dialogue about race, racism and strong fictions of national identity.


6. To draw attention to, and create dialogue about, the implicit racism contained in the construction of hardware, software and theoretical discourse surrounding the uses of new technology in arts and culture.