CRASH MEDIA

         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: http://www.art-bag.org/revolting)

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       (micz@art-bag.org)

Josephine Berry (josie@metamute.com)

Crash Media

c/o Micz Flor

Department of Design

Centenary Building

Peru Street

UK-Salford M3 6EQ

fax: +44.171.6134052