||Invited Reader Registration
(Check-In, Introductory Lecture)
The 700 Readers have been invited by the Reader
Acquisition Team, who usually begins
functioning approximately 6 months before the event takes
place within the specific city-site.
The readers are given an introductory lecture (in small
groups) as to the specific requirements of participation
during the evening as well as general information about
the event.: i.e. when they are to report to the Arena
Administration - Reader Recall Station,
descriptions of the reading process, and general
description of the various spaces, stations, and
functions within the entire Memory Arena complex.
The readers are also offered the possibility to fill out
Biography Questionnaire and are told where
to give it in to the Archive.
receive a namebadge.
All invited readers are given full written
instructions as to what is expected of them: how
long and when they will read, Check-In time, etc.
When a reader does not arrive to the appointed
time, this information must be given immediately
to the Protocolists
in the Control Center by Telephone.
The Check-In Registration Station is very
important. It is the first impression of the
event that the invited readers will experience.
The lecture is memorized and practiced beforehand
and often "overwhelms" the listeners
with detailed information which is only partially
Good Evening and welcome to the Memory Arena.
I would ask you to listen carefully to the information
which will be presented to you at this time.
Approximately one-half hour after this Orientation you
will called over the Public Address System. Please report
immediately to the Administrator in the Arena.
Unfortunately, your reading position must be reassigned
if you have not reported to the Arena Administrator at
least five minutes before your scheduled reading. In that
case, a new reading position can be applied for at the
Voluntary Reader Counter. Please be aware that the Public
Address Announcements can be heard throughout the entire
Museum, with the exception of the Arena.
From the Arena Administration, you will be escorted to
your reading table. There you will receive your text and
will be given further instructions.
In the center of the Administration Hall to your
right is the Archive. The Archive contains several
categories of files including the texts that you will be
reading in the Arena this evening. The archive holdings
are made available for lending. Please ask at the Public
Access Counter for assistance.
The archive is continually updated with information from
the present time and place. If you wish to submit a
Personal Biography Questionnaire please make a request at
the end of this orientation.
You may inform yourself as to the most current state of
the ongoing readings in the Arena by consulting the
Protocol Chart which is located in the Cafe at the end of
For any questions concerning your reading time, please
report to the Protocol Counter in the Control Center.
For advanced information research please report to the
Hypertext Navigation Center at the front end of the
Complaints will be taken only by the Head Administrator
located in the Control Center.
All other questions will be handled at Information which
is located at the rear end of the Hall.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking are allowed only in the
Cafe. We wish to remind you that other exhibitions in the
Arken Museum are open this evening and that you may
re-enter the Memory Arena when you wish.
We hope that you have a pleasant stay in the Memory
Arena. May I offer anyone a Personal Biography