per se On May 21st and 22nd, in Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy, a gentle conversation is being organized by Ljubljana Digital Media Lab with the title " per se". The direct context is the festival "Teatro Telematico" that is dedicated to the crossroads between art and technology in the era of digital communications, with the special emphasis on the east-west problematics. The general contours of this conversation are defined as an exchange of thoughts and experiences about the possible as a specific art form. The hopes of the organizers are that the debate will offer the identification of the most important neuralgic points regarding the crossroads. Formaly, the meeting is a day & 1/2 long closed brainstorming session, moderated only in the direction of allowing everybody to say a word, and with the public panel discussion the second afternoon where some of the articulated dilemmas will be presented to the broader audience of the Festival (with a public debate, hopefully). The list of participants available in this moment includes the following nice people: Adele Eisenstein, C3, Budapest Walter van der Cruijsen,, Amsterdam Alexei Shulgin, WWWart center, Moscow Oliver Frommel, Ars electronica Center, Linz Andreas Broeckmann, V2, Rotterdam Igor Markovic, Arkzin, Zagreb Marjan Kokot, Koda, Ljubljana Gomma, Decoder, Milano Pit Schultz, Nettime, Berlin