"The Californian Ideology, through its 'bizarre mish-mash of hippie anarchism and economic liberalism,' celebrated the rampant commodification of digital networks as a force for personal liberation. […] Drawing on various contemporary anti-capitalist currents, from the anti-globalization movement to Italian autonomism to Berlin's lively squatter movement, Nettime aimed to synthesize an alternative to the techno-determinist optimism oozing out of Silicon Valley."

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.