Humanity is about to go through an incredibly powerful collective experience - another turning of the 1,000 year clock. This single event will influence all other activities for the next 5 years and beyond. With each passing year as we approach the year 2000, the intensity will increase. Even though this is a Euro-American calendar, its effect will be felt worldwide. Euro-Americans make up 10% the planet's population and use over 50% of its resources.
CyberLab 7 is a new media organization dedicated to using media technologies in the service of life. With a fully equipped studio in the SOMA area of San Francisco our community of over 20 artists and technologists is preparing for the new millennium in three related ways:
We live in a spinning universe. Stars spin, planets spin, atoms spin, minds spin. Spinning worlds are cyclical worlds. We experience them having a beginning, a middle, an end and a new beginning. "Renaissance". . .
Morning, Noon, Evening, Night, Morning . . .
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring . . .
We mark the passage of these infinite cycles with names like day, month, year, decade, century and millennium. We have always celebrated the completion of one cycle and the beginning of the next but it is a rare priviledge indeed to be alive to celebrate a millennium. You can call it an end or you can call it a beginning. The end and the beginning are simply two words for the same moment. This Quicktime clip says it all without words (646K).