Whereas in previous epochs the conduct of International
organisations necessitated long and arduous journeys, contemporary
society has not only rendered such behaviour unnecessary, but
positively demands its supercession. In an era when telematics has
industrialised the imagination, our resources and intellegence must
move beyond the mental and whizzical constraints imposed by the toy
technology of info-tech capitalism.
Our congress will be a virtual congress, but not however mediated by electrickery. We assert that all congresses have always been virtual, a technique for window-dressing predetermined decisions and selling them on to the delegates who then carry the message out to the party faithful, and thence to the broad layers of humanity. Instead of mechanising this process, we wish to implode it. Our First Congress will also be an Imaginist Congress.
Congress is about creating the myth of unity, but our First
Congress will, contrariwise, unify the myth creation process. The
Congress will only exist at the level of myth, thereby excising
political chicanery. Particpants will not so much be inscribing
their ideas on the palimpsest of an historic event, but will have
to subject themselves to the much harsher discipline of projecting
their conceptions onto the tabla rasa of the non-existent.
In this process, we make no restrictions on the use of info-tech. It is sufficient to assert, however, that the most important work will take place away from such machinery. At a time when computers are poised as a means of industrialising the imagination, and present themselves as the open-sesame to a world of virtual reality, we assert that all virtaul reality is the consequence of the social interaction of human consciousness.