Reactions & Comments

Well, dear B, it is just like being a painter. Right? Instead of oil or charcoal to design ... you use your computer. In many ways this is right up your alley. This idiom may be new, I am not sure. It means that web design is perfect for you to play with. It may be a perfect skill for you as an artist and critic.

The new opening page looks better than ever. ... This is the most graphic page you've had yet. I will respond again as soon as I have time to read more into the issue. Happy Anniversary, Bircan. Perhaps you have found the one medium that you can really work best in.

Robert Bauamann, New York
Editor for Annual Tourism Guide & Teacher

"Excellent job with your FM-2030 interview. He is the father of the transhumanist movement, which led into the first real discussion of the Singularity, this "magical" time FM knew about, which is anticipated between 2020 and 2140, by many estimates (2030, by FM's).

FM was a true visionary and few people today realize that his "Transhumanist Trilogy" (Optimism One, Telespheres, and Up-Wingers: A futurist manifesto), published in paperback in 1977 and 1978, were the most important single influence on the developing Transhumanist movement of the early 1980's.

There was NO ONE else with his vision in print in the late 1970's let alone in 1970 and 1973 when Optimism One and Up-Wingers first came out in hardback. We all owe a tremendous amount to his courage and foresight.

I suggest, to better understand the dynamic of the new kinds of social relationships modern culture creates; F.M. Esfandiary's "Intimacy in a Fluid World," written in 1985. Unfortunately, the rate of human learning doesn't go at the pace of its leaders, so don't expect the many who agonize over the "breakdown" of old ways to truly understand the functional new equilibriums. Commitment to all humanity as the essence of the modern relationship.
What a visionary you were, FM".
("Intimacy in a Fluid World": 2001)
John Smart, Los Angeles
Understanding Accelerating Change

I recieved your email from my friend Mehlika Sreview. I am a student who goes to an Art school for my writing. I am a freelance journalist with the Tampa Tribune, I write poetry for performance on stage and public readings my next one is Nov 28. I have recieved an award for my piece FROM ANTOLIA and I am still looking for my next big break into the poetry world, as far as publishing my other works.
Asli Omur, Tampa-Florida
Poet, Freelance Journalist & Student

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"I am pleased to see your magazine (March - April issue). Thank you for publishing my work on Usul-al-Fiqh (Summer 2000 issue). Please keep me informed about the magazine from time to time."Shah Abdul Hannan, Director of IBBL Ex. Secretary, Bangladesh

"I am a published poet. I've been writing since 1941. I've been composing my poems in Turkish, French, Spanish. My epic poem in French entitled : "Si Pierre Loti Retournait Chez sa bien-aimee La Turquie" and its translation to Turkish were published in Nancy, France in 1995. My newest epic poem in full length book form,again in French, "Une Page D'Histoire A Galatasaray." It is being printed this summer by the Olusum/Genese literary Magazine, publishers in the same city. I could send sample copies of my work for your scrutiny. I also have poems in Turkish.

The most prominent one is slated to be placed at the "Anit Kabir" in Ankara. It is called :"Ozledim Seni Atam" a 6 page long epic poem. Others are some in English and some in Spanish, ready to be evaluated by your committee. My question is : How does one get in on this project whose participants you have enumerated on your list? (July 12, 2000)"
Mahmut Esat Ozan, Poet,

"Your online magazine is very interesting! I would love to be part of your truly unique online magazine, and would be very happy to contribute pieces. I'll be in touch with you later on to let you know what I have or am considering."
Ayse Sahin,
Washington D.C.

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A comment on Suzan Batu's art :
"I saw Suzan's paintings on the Light Millenium. I just love them very much. The colors are unusually lively and uncharateristically matched into a burning harmony. I must say that they bring out your stenght and beauty in the cultures you have innately had. Beautiful deep flame red and Siberian green give rise to a turkic even Islamic composition of weaves in textile, interior design that exist in every folk life in Anatolia. Congratulations and good luck! (Erol Mucen)
I have just reviewed your Light Millennium again. I think that you have done a tremendous job. I like it very much. Nazim, Cahit Sitki, other contemporary artists and authors that are wonderful choices and very meaningful selections on your part. It's an excellent work. Congratulations! I wish to write and contribute in it sometime. Keep up good work. (For January issue)"
Erol Mucen-Lawyer
, New York


A comment on the "Are we reflections of Black Holes?":
"There are lots of theories about the origin of evil. It started all the way back in the garden of Eden, when Eve defied God's order not to taste from the tree of temptation. But , of course, we'll never really know. The main thing is that we must strive to be better human beings and to be kind to and considerate of our fellow humans, and to always think and act positively, even under adverse conditions, hard as it may be. There is something real special and divine about you, dear Bircan. I am happy our paths have crossed. (Angela Dogancay)

One of the issues that greatly concerns me, if you humanity is to survive on this globe, is the problem of overpopulation. An organization called, Zero Population Growth, P.O. Box 97129, Washington, DC 20077-705, can give you more scientific insights into this issue. You may want to contact them and find out what course of action is necessary to improve the fate and chances of survival of life on earth. That's my thought for today."
Angela Dogancay, New York



"Light Millenium looks really good. I liked the layout. The alignment problem did not persist. I hope the magazine will have a future. I like the idea of an intellectual forum. My pages look really good. Thank you. I would love to contribute to the magazine in the future. I could send you some more images but maybe not for the next issue. I could try to write something about the Turkish art scene as I perceived it as a foreigner."
Marianne Angersbach-Artist,

"I did get a chance to look at the magazine and particularly liked the Cocoon piece by Banu Grote. The images were most interesting and it would be good to see them in person. I wondered about size and thought it would be helpful to put dimensions and media as part of the information provided. I was also interested in the images of Ipek Duben as seen in Turkey. The combination of image and site was quite arresting and very strong. I am most interested in putting my work and statements on your magazine."
Rosalind S.-Artist, New York


"This is such an eclectic mix of poetry, history, and the arts - a chrysalis, a haven where writers and thinkers can exchange ideas in this brand-new globe-spanning language-barrier-eradicating medium while still conversing on and singing the song of the soul, which 'hasn't changed since Socrates...' We are who Andre Gregory called the frequenters of the hidden outposts...and this is such a glorious 'outpost' at the close of the shameful and glorious 20th century and the dawn of the new millenium."
Brian Felsen-Producer & Elif Savas-Director
, New York


"Light Millennium is a nice mix of prose, poetry and art -- definitely a "find" for culture-lovers and a good way for other nationalities to become aware of Turkish arts."
Joanne Preziosi-Public Relations, New York

"Light Millennium is going to be unique as a magazine to promote artistic creativity and enhance scientific curiosity in readers. Please welcome to quote my this or prior comments. I am delighted to see your internet magazine "LIGTH MILLENNIUM" which is a pure success in your short professional carreer in New York. CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you very much for your invitation to write and or exhibit in the magazine. I wish you and your collegues best of luck. I hope to contribute into this beautiful enterprise one day. (For the introductory issue)
Erol Mucen-Lawyer
, New York


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