My Soul Seeks Nato


    Mar 25 2006 | 10:51 am
    Dear Max/MSP Users,
    I am an intern working for an organization of which you may have heard called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. We are an international organization for collective security established in 1949, with headquarters located in Brussels (I'm writing out of the Chicago office now; not quite so glamorous!).
    We have a very important meeting scheduled on the 28th of April this year with another similar organization, at which we are to deliver a "multimedia" presentation. I have been placed in charge of developing this presentation. Needless to say, it is a project of incredible political sensitivity and the rest of my career pretty much rests upon its success (No pressure, though!!!).
    The topic of our meeting with OPEC is "Radical Software and Hyperthreaded Digilogical Matrices: Patch-Programmable Software Systems for Real-Time Audio and Video." For this presentation, I plan to use materials that I and other interns have collected from interviews with artist/programmers who have developed patch-programmable systems for real-time audio/video performances.
    For this presentation, I would like to use the software nato.0+55. Initially, my team proposed a budget addendum for a time machine in order to travel back to 2000 and purchase this software from Netochka Nezvanova. However, that budgetary addendum was eliminated in a later stage of review. I am now left with only a month to acquire this software and no time machine with which to do so!!!
    I am writing to implore the members of this listserv to help me acquire this software nato.0+55 by any means necessary.
    Thank You in advance for your help!

    • Mar 25 2006 | 11:31 am
      Contact me off line. I don't have NATO but I do have the time machine build entirely in Max 2.5.
      Cheers, Gary Lee Nelson TIMARA Department Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
    • Mar 25 2006 | 12:23 pm
      On 25 Mar 2006, at 11:31, Gary Lee Nelson wrote:
      > I don't have NATO but I do have the time machine build > entirely in Max 2.5.
      Sure, but how on earth is anyone expected to get hold of a copy of Max 2.5?
      Oh ... I get it.
      nick rothwell -- composition, systems, performance -- http:// www.cassiel.com
    • Mar 25 2006 | 12:57 pm
      my copy is available. terms to be negotiated. but you are still going to need that time machine. nato has a learning curve. in order to get your project finished on April 28, 2006, you better start working on it before the end of last year. -jennek
    • Mar 25 2006 | 1:51 pm
      On 3/25/06 7:23 AM, "Nick Rothwell" wrote:
      > Sure, but how on earth is anyone expected to get hold of a copy of > Max 2.5?
      Got that on diskettes. Still use it with a 520 powerbook for some special needs.
      Cheers, Gary Lee Nelson TIMARA Department Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
    • Mar 25 2006 | 1:58 pm
      Dear Microsound Artists,
      I am working for a nuclear powerplant outside Three Mile Island. perhaps you heard of it due to the accident at the number 2 reactor.
      We have a very important meeting on the 31st of April at which we are to deliver a "multimedia" presentation. it is a project of major global concern and my career pretty much depends on its success.
      For the presentation i would like to use Native Instruments Reaktor but our budget will not allow for its purchase.
      I am writing to members of this listserv to help me acquire this software Reaktor by any means necessary.
      Thank you in advance for the chuckle!
      . 1001
    • Mar 25 2006 | 2:20 pm
      dear fallingforward refugees,
      I am working for a chokolate company in wiesbaden, germany. perhaps you heard of it due to their schmunzelhase.
      We have a very important easterfest on the 31st of April at which we are to deliver 1,000,000 chokolate schmunzelhase to our customer ALDI. it is a project of major global concern and my distribution contract with ALDI pretty much depends on its success.
      For the schmunzelhase i would like to use goldfoil from the EMS goldfoil reverb series only, but our budget will not allow for the purchase of 1,000,000 EMS goldfoil reverberation units.
      I am writing to members of this listserv to help me acquire goldfoil of this or similar type by any means necessary.
      Thank you in advance
      - natinka nutella 110
    • Mar 25 2006 | 3:09 pm
      BTW... My Max 2.5 time machine is powered by an antiorp drive fueled by spam email.
      Cheers, Gary Lee Nelson TIMARA Department Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
    • Mar 25 2006 | 7:12 pm
      Nothing is too Wonderful Too Be True - Mikey Faraday
      Are U an ULtra sAnitary mammilian eXpreSsion System?
      I got it all.... Laptop w/ S'ware & the joke........but I'm asumming this is an ultra expressive noir flavored hokum.
      Yes? _Teflon
      The best thing about satire is that someone will take it seriously -Voltaire (I think.)
    • Mar 25 2006 | 10:17 pm
      Dear fallingfork refugees,
      I am working for a plastic utensil factory in Grz, near Lnz. Perhaps you have heard of it, "Grzy Linty Utensils".
      I have designed a sound installation requiring 1,000,000 broken fork tines; the grant was secured on the basis of my being able to obtain the tines from the reject hoppers at Linty, my employer.
      Unfortunately, the management has enforced a new policy of 100% recycling of all waste plastic, and has revoked all its prior commitments to support for artists. I cannot afford to purchase 250,000 plastic forks to create the broken tines for my work, so I'm reaching out to YOU.
      Please send my any tines, or any information you can provide on obtaining fork tines by any means necessary.
      Thank you sincerely,
      YaYa Pastorius (no relation)
    • Mar 26 2006 | 9:13 am
      Is this a warez request ?
    • Mar 26 2006 | 1:20 pm
    • Mar 27 2006 | 9:08 am
      John Nowak wrote: >> thread closed for beeing too artistic. > > > Oh come now, I was just about to start having fun!
      thread opened again for being enough artofficial...
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    • Mar 27 2006 | 10:12 am
      On 3/27/06, Stefan Tiedje wrote: > John Nowak wrote: > > thread closed for beeing too artistic. > > thread opened again for being enough artofficial...
      Officiality is obviously no longer at stake. May I direct you to the NATO FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) from our website at www.nato.int:
      --------- Q: Does NATO have it's own real-time audio/video performance software?
      A: All member countries that participate in the real-time audio/video aspect of the Alliance contribute software and equipment, which together constitute the integrated real-time audio/video performance system of the Alliance. This software and equipment remains under national command and control until a time when they are required by NATO a specific purpose (i.e. a "multimedia" presentation). NATO, however, does possess some common capabilities owned and operated by the Alliance, such as the Dervish video performance system and Max/MSP/Jitter. ---------
      So as you can see, your member nation has committed to this enterprise on your behalf.
      Thank You
    • Mar 27 2006 | 10:16 am
      Hello, Gary
      On 3/25/06, Gary Lee Nelson wrote: > Contact me off line. I don't have NATO but I do have the time machine build > entirely in Max 2.5.
      Thank you for your help.
      Your time-machine may in fact be our saviour. As I mentioned before, we initially planned to travel back in time to 1997->2000 to contact Natochka Nezkanova and secure the nato.0+55 software. However, this plan was excised from the budget for this meeting. We have access to the Max/MSP software because of David Zicarelli's personal assocation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and due to his continuing support of our activities I am confident that we can secure version 2.5 or whatever version your time-machine is coded in.
      > Cheers, > Gary Lee Nelson > TIMARA Department > Oberlin College > www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
      Thank you and TIMARA for your continuing support of NATO
    • Mar 27 2006 | 10:26 am
      On 3/26/06, f.e wrote: > Is this a warez request ?
      I don't think I understand. This is a request for assistance in securing the software nato.0+55 as per the following item in our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) at www.nato.int:
      Q: How much does NATO cost and who pays for it? A: NATO is an intergovernmental organisation to which member nations allocate the resources needed to enable it to function on a day-to-day basis. There are four budgets: one civil, two military and one for multimedia/real-time performance software. Each NATO member country pays an amount into the budgets based on an agreed cost-sharing formula. Additionally, citizens of member nations provide software for real-time multimedia performance as requested. Taken together, these budgets represent less than half of one percent of the total defence and software budget expenditures of NATO countries.
      Thank You
    • Mar 27 2006 | 12:04 pm
    • Mar 30 2006 | 4:13 am
      Hello, Jennek
      On 3/29/06, jennek geels wrote: > >> my copy is available. terms to be negotiated. > The software cannot be transferred through email. > You will have to direct a beam of hard currency to my studio, > which I will modulate as to send the software in the opposite direction. > during the transfer of the software, you must not interrupt the beam, > or the transfer will fail.
      I will have to ask my superiors about the beam. I don't believe that we have this technology.
      > I have to remind you of Rambouillet and the role NATO played there. > the Rambouillet issue needs to be addressed before you will be allowed > to use te software. This will involve a negotiation with the rambouillet > server administered by Netochka. If the server declines to mediate > the transfer, > there is little we can do.
      Thanks for your insight here - I will be sure to add it as a bullet point in my presentation. However, I think that this has been resolved:
      """ 6(a) NATO shall be immune from all legal process, whether civil, administrative, or criminal. """ [http://www.swans.com/library/art6/pendixb.html]
      Thank You!