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Hello and welcome to the seventh issue of SMILE, an international magazine devoted to the concrete adjustment of physical reality. The eighth issue of SMILE (available from Karen Eliot ) contained a devastating critique of the Neoist Cultural , a critique so persuasive that it invalidated the last remnants of the once important Neoist movement. Because this issue of SMILE is directly conerned with Neoists and Neoism, we have chosen to give it the issue number 7. Our hope is that we will be remembered for our complex understanding of chronological practice and as having accepted the destruction of our movement from this obscure temporal angle. We will continue to be chronologically faithful to events 'as they occur,' and we are fully aware that this process will be of great help to future historians who will catalog Neoism along with all other impotent 'currents' of the century and perhaps those to come. This is our SMILE.


There are many places we could begin, the most obvious being to describe our previous activities or to create some defining catch phrase to explain Neoism. Eventually we will seem guilty of both these approaches, although our guilt will be mined from a strong sense of contradiction. We have no history and in this sense we are not individuals. This 'timelessness' is the negative mirror of the 'timelessness' of culture.' If you want a vision of the future, imagine the past (artificially) extended forever. However, we wish to resist this situation. The most obvious reason for this is that we do not want to be controlled. As a corollary to this desire, we do not have any coherent ideology or sense of purpose. The most obvious reason for this is to experimentally determine whether it is possible to live actively without a sense of purpose. Naturally, this situation prevents us from controlling one another.

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