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.