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Internationale Stadt (International City Federation) «International City»
Internationale Stadt (International City Federation), «International City», 1994 – 1997
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 Internationale Stadt (International City Federation)
«International City»

Internationale Stadt Berlin (International City Federation Berlin – IS) was founded at the end of 1994 as an independent Internet provider with the goal of making it easier for cultural projects to be present in the net. The 7 initiators came from the hacker and media art scenes (for example, Handshake). IS developed easy-to-use tools (for example, enabling 'old' Internet services oriented more toward communication [e-mail, irc, newsgroups] to be integrated in the WWW), also offering reasonably priced Internet access (for up to 300 'residents') and Server space for individual experiments. In the three years of its existence, the IS has develped into a center for artistic activities in the Internet: the majority of the early network projects in Germany were docked here. The infrastructure is financed through commercial projects (Web services).