Participants in the post-media flea-market include:



Backspace
The hotbed of independent web-culture in London. A web access and riverside lounge in SE1. Over three years we have hauled in about 1000 or so users and hundreds have actaully got their hands dirty or helped others make stuff. We are afloat on individual subscritions, not the the slime of corporate co-option, nor the swill of state patronage. For a monthly 25 fee you can steer yourself into the spc whenever you like and gawp, interfere or shriek til you are sick of the surf. If you prefer bobbing around in your own water, then you will be pleased to find that subscription now includes top notch 56k Dial up... Backspace is currently starting up a residency programme. Watch out for details.

Street: Unit G2, Winchester Wharf, Clink Street, London, SE1 9DG


Bluntcut
Exponents of Post Mortuary Aesthetics.
We all display our new rom entitled preset softwar:
In the gardens of York Museum a catafalque rests alongside mediaeval sarcophagii which are a cultural inheritance of the City of York. Its utilisation of ancient and contemporary interfaces engage the question of destiny. The gravitas of the stone is an ironic lever with which to prise open the corpus of Bluntcut. Following the installation the oeuvre or corpus breaks down according to organic presets. A digital corpus is located via an inscription on the ledger of the York stone: www.bluntcut.com


Break/Flow
Break/Flow is a post-media project that doesn't pay any credence to the boundaries that are supposed to close-off our horizons. There are boundaries that mark-off music from writing and theory, boundaries that mark-off history from the present, feeling from praxis, literature from experience. Boundaries that seperate the unconscious from the conscious. There are boundaries of knowledge that disable connections and mutual inherence. At Break/Flow, with desire as the method, the record is read and the text is played. The aim, if any, to produce transversal hallucinations of de-conditioning.
(89 Vernon Road, Stratford, London, E15 4DQ, UK)


b_studios
b_studios is an artist-run video production facility founded by Manu Luksch & Armin Medosch. It provides AV equipement ranging from broken & outdated hardwares to broadcast quality kit.
b_studios supports non-commercial productions, especially the realization of projects reshuffling & mixing genres and techniques, or about cultures and languages.
b_studios productions deny the borders of categories such as music promo or educational video, art video or TV documentary and often work in combination with websites on projects.
Productions include: ArtSpaceShip Stubnitz (Stubnitz project docu), Art Servers Unlimited (docu about netculture practise conference), STROBE (correspondency of Austrian TV programme on Global Media), Dzahl Tav Zaq Saq (video for Akha children of SE Asia), etc.


Carbon Defence League
Reformatted gameboy cartidges--the group's latest game is based on sexual rights for children--it's perfect for 12 year olds everywhere

Crash Media
Crash Media is...

where elites delete themselves
where newsprint completes itself
where technology defeats itself
where media eats itself

where elites beat themselves
where beats repeat themselves
where repeats defeat themselves
where defeat heats itself

where advertising excretes itself
where history repeats itself

Crash Media - a publication with a split personality - online and in print - roughly bi-monthly - a direct publishing opportunity - a European production contact: crashmedia@yourserver.co.uk and http://www.yourserver.co.uk/crashmedia


CCRU
Cybernetic Culture Research Unit. Publishers of the journal Abstract Culture and along with Kode and Orphan Drift, collaborating on a series of events - SYZYGY - at Beaconsfield

Critical Art Ensemble
CAE is a collective of four artists working at the intersection of politics, culture and technology. They are the authors of 'The Electronic Disturbance', 'Electronic Civil Disobedience' and 'Flesh Machine'(all published by Autonomedia).

Datacide
Techno underground zine produced by Praxis records. Some articles archived at: c8.com

everything Editorial
Johnny Solo had been asleep for some time. When he woke up he saw people were looking at him. He realised that their voices had provided the soundtrack to his lucid dream. They had been at times insistent and at other times seductive but mostly they had followed a mania of unrelated or partially related associations. He closed his eyes, inviting the prospect that his reality would again become his dreams.

DeepDisc
[make some fucking noise]
earshot - an experimental software application for exploring, navigating and composing sound on the world wide web, designed by Andi Freeman and Jason Skeet.
[head]banger - research and development software developed for earshot project, translates web page HTML code into sequences that trigger noises.
audio channel - website project: a dynamic space where audio artworks, experimental music, innovative web technologies and critical ideas collide.
ambush - mash the place up: drum 'n' noise 12inch vinyl also available.


Exploding Cinema
Over the last eight years the EXPLODING CINEMA has screened more than a thousand unfunded no-budget films/videos in squats, pubs, clubs, cafes, community centres and church halls, staged one-off shows in disused factories, a circus tent and in a squatted lido in Brockwell park, an event which attracted an audience of over two thousand. They staged shows in Dublin, Manchester and Oxford, toured Germany with the Kaos Film Gruppe, toured 95 films through Belgium and Holland with Kino Trotter Group from Brussels and made a show in The Roxy, Prague.
Exploding Cinema is not an isolated faction, a network of NO WAVE films groups has emerged to challenge the sterile eye-wash of the mainstream and the bankrupt bureaucracy of the 'independent' media. In October 1998 the third annual Volcano Film Festival of 19 events showed 280 films and videos in venues all over London to over 2,500 people.
A two hour selection of work from Exploding Cinema shows, 'Vacuum 1' is available for 10.00.
The next Exploding Cinema show is at the Union Tavern, Camberwell New Road on 1st April. 4.00 8pm Oval Underground.
Tel: 0171 732 8058 for further information.


furtherfield.com
Eyes wide wide open-
Daring to see through the cracks in the vista...

FURTHERFIELD is a new webzine that colludes with critical poets, artists, troublemakers, sex maniacs & musicians re-inventing worlds that straddle earthly and digital zones.Merchandise on the Furtherfield stall will include books of writings and images by Concrete Myrth,Marc Garretts new novelette 'My Life as a Shit' and 'Social Commentating' pamphlets by Big Sister.
An installation, called 'Close Circuit'- by Ruth Catlow consists of a mud covered TV facing a video projection of a waterfall- both sharing the same white noise.

FURTHERFIELD- are Marc Garret and Ruth Catlow influx@globalnet.co.uk


GashGirl
Lives in Adelaide, former member of VNS Matrix. Breeds ghosts, kills pretty boys and writes trash - Dollspace.

Pete Gomes
Technology demands continual, frequent and adaptive learning.
loop applied methods from cybernetics and systems thinking to group learning, nurturing a playful environment continually repsonding and adapting to feedback.
Ten unemployed people - one web page a day - incremental use of technology - a structure with individual and group dynamics - resulting in over 300 pages. Everyone was learner and teacher.
loop built an html resource and became a repository of people, places and technologies in 1998.
loose learning is about adaptation, experimentation, flexibility - instinctive learning that builds and creates fluid thinkers.
loop slogans: There is no wrong / Surfing is working / If in doubt...muck about
numinous = audio-visual-text-learning-ideas: no prescribed form


Hayvend
Hayvend currently vends artworks and artists products from around 80 artists. With press coverage as fare afield as Japan and its own web site we are seeing a steadily growing input from overseas [America, Canada, Japan, Chile , Spain etc.] With constantly changing and interesting content, artists and customers keep coming back. We have recently been awarded a grant for new media from the Arts Council of England, to produce a parallel project that will commission and dispense digital art on floppy discs. This will include an upgrading of the web site and is potentially a very exciting project. With the establishing of Hayvend Laboratories this year we have many development plans that include a bar-code web-site interface and a self processing camera.

Biotech Hobbyist Magazine
Biotech Hobbyist Magazine is a magazine tailored specifically for the biotech enthusiast.
We recognise that some of the greatest cultural and technological advances have emerged from people's bedrooms and are therefore committed to transferring the hi-tech life sciences to the bedroom biotechnician.
Biotech Hobbyist Magazine is THE place on the Web for biotech tinkerers, builders, experimenters, students, and others who love the intellectual challenge and stimulation of hobby biotech!


IanImedia
Black Multimedia agency working a range of projects from Black Business Online to The Container, a proposed mobile street-communications centre headed for Jamaica. A unit of transportation, distributing large quantities of collective and individual Gross Domestic Products. A means of technological repatriation

Infoshop
Conceptual art launch pad.

Institute of Applied Autonomy
The Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA) was founded in 1998 as an arts research and development organization concerned with individual and collective self-determination. Our mission is to study the forces and structures which effect self-determination; to create cultural artifacts which address these forces; and to develop technologies which serve social and human needs.
Contestational Robotics aka "Robotic Objectors", is a research initiative of the IAA which inverts the traditional relationship between robots and authoritarian power structures by developing robots to meet the needs and budgets of culturally resistant forces.


I/O/D
Are a group of artists that currently produce 'speculative software' - reinventions of the way we understand networks, media and communication. Their work is downloadablefrom this site.

McSpotlight
Landmark site documenting the McLibel case and hosting a bunch of ingenious tricks to defoliate corporate greenwash.

Migrant Media
Long established video collective, currently working on a documentary on deaths in police custody.

Mongrel
A mixed group of people and machines dedicated to infesting your computer with the botched results of a thousand social engineering experiments.

modern PLAGUES
ongoing work by Euan Sutherland
...a small scale installation of ideas, in the form of computer generated imagery, which relates to and is developed from an exhibition entitled 'twentieth century DECAY' at Street Level photoworks artspace in Glasgow earlier this year.
A photocollage bombardment of images from recent issues relating to multinationals' greed and domination politics, which together translate as part of the decline into the next century...
modern ...of or characteristic of present or recent times...
plague ...any troublesome thing or person...


Mejor Vida Corp.
http://www.irational.org/mvc/product.htm

Mute
The Net effect means more than global investment opportunities and a thriving knowledge economy. It means surveillance, data-bodies and corporate sim-life. It means activism, free softwares, hungry conspiracies and net art. It means the necessity for multiple points of entry into the debate. Mute is one of your local providers, bringing you critical information services from a European perspective four times a year. You can buy Mute in independent newsagents or the specialist hardy perennials - Compendium, Dillons, the ICA and Waterstones. Cost: 3.00. Subscriptions: 10.00 (UK & EU) and 18 (other). Email subs@metamute.com or fax: +44 (0)171 377 9520.

0(rphan)d(rift>
0(rphan)d(rift> assembly patterns, processes of feedback and reverb, complex layering and warping, mutating familiar codes of sensation, temporality and spatial dimension. Collaborating with CCRU (cybernetic culture research unit) and others to put on a 5 week long image / video / sound / performance/ talks event @ Beaconsfield in Vauxhall to take place feb march 1999. A katacomic book and audio CDs to accompany the event will be launched on Fri 26th Feb @ Beaconsfield. see 0(rphan)d(rift>)SYZYGY.

Jane Prophet
The Internal Organs of a Cyborg
The Internal Organs of a Cyborg takes the physical form of the cyborg as a vehicle for exploring philosophical and cultural spaces. Using stock photographs to form a science-fiction-style photostory, the piece employs digital techniques to build up layers of images and sounds. The transformative journey from human to post-human invokes a keenawareness of the physicality of the flesh through the experience of surgical and pharmaceutical intervention.
The CD-ROM automatically links to a website on the internet when played on a connected machine. This enables users to add their own text and explore the faux home pages of characters from the CD-ROM.

Jane Prophet is a British artist working with object-based installation, video and digital media. Recent work includes Swarm (1996), Sarcophagus (1997) and the award-winning website Technosphere (1995-98). She is currently a lecturer at the Slade School of Art in London.


RECLAIM THE STREETS
JUNE 18th 1999 A day of protest, action and carnival in financial centres across the globe.
Activists from diverse groups and movements around the world are discussing, networking and organising for an international day of action aimed at the heart of the global economy: the financial centres, banking districts and multinational corporate power bases.
Environmentalists, workers, the unemployed, indigenous peoples, trade unionists, peasants groups, women's networks, the landless, students, peace activists and many more are working together in recognition that the global capitalist system, based on the exploitation of people and the planet for the profit of a few, is at the root of our social and ecological troubles. The June 18th occupation and transformation of financial districts, simultaneously across the globe, will be a contribution to and practical example of the process of making connections and building alternatives to the present social order.
For international planning and discussion for June 18th Subscribe to the J18 email list - send an email to: listproc@gn.apc.org with the following request -Subscribe J18DISCUSSION your email address.
Reclaim The Streets: +44 171 281 4621 - rts@gn.apc.org Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh: +44 131 557 6242 - ace@punk.org.uk


Reclaim The Streets - the film
The landmark documentary that is sparking street parties across the globe. Made from over a hundred hours of footage from 13 film-makers, tells the story of Reclaim The Streets from its origins in London to the Global Street Party in May 1998 when 30 cities simultaneously joined in the fun.
email
rtsfilm@hotmail.com


Spectacle TV
Spectacle - independent video and TV production. Currently in production; a"video auto-biography" of Murray Bookchin and Atypical Girls an oral history of women punks, also developing comedy and feature scripts and a community media project with the Exodus Collective in Luton. See web site for information on previous productions, facilities and distribution.

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[agenda-less art for subject-less subjects]

Technologies To The People
"Can we offer you some information files?"
Having Fun with those supermarket cars
Underground Web Sites
Privacy Infoemation Via Usenet Newsgroups
How phone Phreaks are caught
Pager, fax and data intercept Techniques
The real truth about scanning cell phones with a TV set
Marijuana less harmful to lungs than cigarettes
Hacking Bank of America's home banking system
Pathogen programing or the infector's handbook
The art of fingerprint alteration
Cable theft made easy
Snarfing remote files by dark overlord
How to built your underground television transmiter using comercial available parts
Live social engineering:the camera trick
How to make your very own thermonuclear device
Hacking from your web browser
Answering machine hack
Invisible killer chips now available
Would you fire on US citizens?
Possible Passwords
Scanner frequencies (Lisening to what you shouldn't)
The trilateral commision
Hacking simple locks
Macintosh ROM secrets


Telepolis
A bi-lingual (German/English) on-line magazine edited in Munich and London. Launched in 1996 it has become a genuine European voice in the discussion about the net, and on the net. Topics regularly featured are net-politics, privacy, surveillance and consumer rights issues, art, music, conference reports and essays about a wide range of associated topics by a international group of correspondents and freelance-writers; it also contains a experimental section with works of online art and literature and a forum where readers can discuss articles and issues.

Text
an experiment in thought and action for action poetry and the imagination. First paper published 1995, Osaka, Japan (from vol.1 to vol.4). In 1996 we switched to London. At first, this was only 'fun of soiling and spotting the white paper' but transformed it intentionally to 'action of hand in spoil paper and seeing'. Now we have changed media - web, and go on. edited by Takeshi Komori.

Thomson & Craighead
Artists working with video, sound and multi-media to create gallery and site specific installations. Their first solo show was in April 1997 at 30 Underwood St, London -a video installation called, 'Obituary.' and since then, they have been commissioned by the Arts Council of England to produce their installation and website, 'Trigger Happy,' were also commissioned to present a user-led installation, 'Speaking in Tongues' as part of Pandaemonium 98, and have just launched a webwork, 'Weightless' commissioned by Artec and channel in London.

Urban75
One of the key places to get all your info on raves, protests, parties, drugs and Cardiff City Football Club.

Variant
Variant magazine is a project which uniquely engages with and promotes the arts throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland; The magazine promotes what it terms cross-currents in culture.
This includes subjects as diverse as video, television and film, avant-garde music, new artistic initiatives and technologies, performance, cultural and media studies, philosophy, critical thinking, popular culture and social movements.
Variant has a history of documenting visual and performing arts programmes and bringing them to wide public attention. The artists who produce and contribute to it have also been instrumental in instigating a range of cultural events galleries, exhibitions, festivals and artists' projects.


Carole Wright
Artist whose work includes an ongoing interactive documentary on her sister's death in the hands of King's Hospital.



more to be confirmed...