Are you:


Have you ever wanted to:




Do you:




Then perhaps you're ready for a ...


(cathartic user interface)




presents

cathartic user interface
An installation by
Perry Hoberman & Nick Philip
August 24 to September 30, 1995
Blasthaus Gallery - 217 Second Street - San Francisco

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What is ?

A unique, interactive, multi-participant installation, the CATHARTIC USER INTERFACE 1.0 SYSTEM will allow users to QUICKLY and EFFECTIVELY work through whatever CONFLICTING EMOTIONS they harbor concerning the BENEVOLENT YET PERNICIOUS influences of COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY on their lives.

By pitching MOUSE-SHAPED BALLS at the KEYS of COUNTLESS WALL-MOUNTED COMPUTER KEYBOARDS, CUI participants will be able to trigger a VAST ARRAY of MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS dealing with THE MORE TROUBLINGand PROBLEMATIC ASPECTS of TECHNOLOGY.

BE A PART of this unique project!
CHEAPER and MORE EFFECTIVE than therapy!

By now you may be asking... How can I participate?



THE

1.0 SYSTEM
NEEDS:
OLD COMPUTER KEYBOARDS
AND
NEW MULTIMEDIA MATERIAL



The CUI 1.0 SYSTEM requires a large number of COMPUTER KEYBOARDS. Any kind - any condition!

Is your formerly beloved but now obsolete Mac Plus, Amiga 1000 or 286 PC stashed away in a dark closet or attic gathering DUST? Well, what are you waiting for? Dig out that grimy old KEYBOARD, and contribute it to CUI 1.0 SYSTEM!

Pack it up and send it to (or drop it off if you're in the neighborhood):

	Blasthaus Gallery
	217 Second Street
	San Francisco, California 94105
	tel (415) 896-1700
	fax (415) 896-1755
Make sure to include your NAME & ADDRESS so that we can credit you as a
CUI 1.0 SYSTEM ACCOMPLICE



The CUI 1.0 SYSTEM needs MULTIMEDIA MATERIAL that deals with any aspect of DIGITAL CONFUSION and TECHNOLOGICAL FRUSTRATION. Contribute your IMAGES, TEXTS, ANIMATIONS and SOUNDS to be a part of the CUI 1.0 SYSTEM. Here's your chance to make your TRUE FEELINGS about DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY available in MULTIMEDIA FORM to a SYMPATHETIC PUBLIC.

3 E-Z WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE!
A. Drop off multimedia contributions at Blasthaus, 217 Second ST, SF, CA
B. Upload multimedia contributions to blasthaus@aol.com
C. Fax images to Blasthaus at: (415) 896-1755.

Please try to keep file sizes AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE!
Images: GIF or JPEG preferred. Any standard Mac format OK. Try to keep file size under 300K and image size under 640 x 480.
Animations: QuickTime or MPEG preferred. Try to keep file size under 2M and length under 10 seconds.
Audio: QuickTime or AIFF preferred. Try to keep file size under 500K and length under 10 seconds.
Texts: Slogans, aphorisms, and BRIEF manifestoes. Preferred formats are MS Word, SimpleText or Ascii.


WHAT'S in it for YOU?

Each contributor will be PROMINENTLY CREDITED as a
VALUED ACCOMPLICE of the CUI 1.0 SYSTEM and will be invited as our HONORED GUEST at the CUI 1.0 SYSTEM RECEPTION on
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1995 (6-8 PM).

But that's not all!

Each contributor will also receive their own LIMITED EDITION copy of a HOME USE PERSONAL CUI 1.0 SYSTEM!
Make sure to include your name & address with your contribution!



cathartic user interface
1.0 system
an installation by Perry Hoberman and Nick Philip
at
217 Second Street - San Francisco, California 94105
tel (415) 896-1700 fax (415) 896-1755 e-mail blasthaus@aol.com
August 24 to September 30, 1995
Gallery Hours Tuesday to Friday 11-5 Saturday 12-5
Opening Reception Thursday August 24 from 6 to 8 PM

A souvenir HOME-USE PERSONAL CUI 1.0 SYSTEM will be available for PURCHASE at a NOMINAL FEE.

All Contents Copyright 1995 by Perry Hoberman & Nick Philip
Revised 7-25-95 PH