CRASH MEDIA seeks contributions from members of HPN FWD

Tom Boland (
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 06:31:16 -0800 (PST)

FWD   CC REPLY TO author micz flor <>   10 Feb 1998
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         [*call for contributions* from HPN members]

hi tom,

i tried to contact you earlier, but didn't receive any reply, so hope that
this one is coming through. find enclosed a call for contributions for a
publication i am working on, called crash media. i would be very interested
to cover yome of your experience with the homeless people's network. it
would match an article we will feature on the Big Issue (a homeless
magazine in the UK), who attempt to extablish a sereis of public terminaly
and are currently working on ways to develop an information service for
homeless people.

if you feel that it would threaten the list, when it would be publicised as
it is, it might be an alternative to just talk about your experience on a
more abstract level. however, the idea to produce crash media were very
similar to what you said in your mail about the network - we want to reach
people who are not normally confronted with new media and encourage ways to
make efficient use of the possibilities.

secondly, i would be interested if you had any locations i could send a
bundle fo the crash media newspaper to.

hope to hear from you soon,

micz flor

p.s.: feel free to forward my mail anywhere you want.


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                C R A S H   M E D I A

         Where Media Reaches its Critical Mass
                call for contributions


        CCTV Performances - Virtual Agora-phobia
          Hustling: the New Morality - Mini-FM
      Alternate World Syndrome - Paste-modern Art
         Smart World? - Off the Back of a Lorry
      Bedroom DJs - Control Button Kills Control
       Sticker Culture - All the TV You Can Eat
   Rude Economy - 3rd Generation Hackers - DIY Media
  Open Stage - love@cybersaloons.blag? - Net Freebies
    Jakarta Triangle - The Hamster Breeder's Club
     Multiple Parent Benefit - Mysteries in the WWW
    Public Access - Remote Access - Amateur Theatre
The Virtual Class - Medium Roast - The Fan-zine Provision
 Broadcast/ Narrowcast/ Webcast - Council Flatliners



Crash Media's first print issue will be released in the
middle of March. The list of articles above is poor fiction
and could be easily improved with your help. We are looking
for contributions in the form of text (opinionated
journalism, realism, spielism, fiction, scribblism), visual
material (faxed, scanned and finger-painted, posted and
pixellated, draw'n'dropped), cartoons, tricks, tips and DIY
handbooks. We are looking for the ten commandments of
communication war, the tip of the manifesto iceberg, the
unwell and unfair state, wormholes in the new economy,
sound systems for virtual communities, street scouting, and
media travellers.

Deadline for all material is the 20th February '98. We
favour text within the 500 to 800 word limit - and we envy
the capacity to make a strong point with 200 words! Scans
should be 300dpi and stuffed, send as attachments (MAC or
PC) - stamp-based mail is just as good. Currently we are
not able to pay contributors. Every contributor will
receive ten copies of Crash Media.



Crash Media is for free and will be released bi-monthly as
of the middle of March. Printed on tabloid paper, each
issue will have a print run of 10.000. Crash Media is based
in Salford and London (UK). The first issue will consist of
8 or 12 pages, the following issues according to amount and
quality of contributions. Crash Media will be distributed
intensively in the North West of England and London, and
selectively world-wide. We are also open to any suggestions
for worthwhile locations.

Crash Media is a joint venture, defining the agenda of the
'Revolting' media lab in Manchester/ Salford UK in Aug/Sep,
and extending the voice of 'Skyscraper Digital Publishing'.
('Revolting' temp URL:

Crash Media will be extended through a digital forum.
Threads generated in Crash Media on-line will be
selectively reprinted in the next issue. The public access
server in Manchester/ Salford will be set up over the next
few weeks and will host Crash Media - URL will follow
shortly, any domain name suggestions welcomed.



Micz Flor       (
Josephine Berry (

Crash Media
c/o Micz Flor
Department of Design
Centenary Building
Peru Street
UK-Salford M3 6EQ

fax: +44.171.6134052


Micz Flor (

[t/f]+44.171.7395331 [t]+44.161.2956157 [a]
[b] [c]
[q]"There is no administrative production of meaning."


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