Afterworld by Simon Poulter is the Clark/DA2 Digital Bursary supported by Watershed, DA, UWE and the JA Clark Charitable Trust. The work is a web site, a table, a java applet, a card game, a list server and also contains live elements.

Simon Poulter has established a national profile working across digital media, installation and live art. Poulter's work is often iconoclastic, irreverant and probing in nature; working simultaneously on and offline. Within this approach he develops an alternative working process with software and hardware. In 1999 he built Microhenge, a large steel monument based on Stonehenge which incorporates the latest flat screens and a G3 computer ( This year Poulter has constructed the 'Slacker Table' - a glass table enabling Watershed café users to surf for free, play games and watch DVDs. He is presently consulting regarding the installation of a web camera installation at the Tate Modern in London.

Simon says:
"My work often takes humour as the starting point, I like pushing technologies in different ways - finding other ways of developing content. The present I've made for Electric December is another facet of Afterworld, a kind of hybridised heart monitor with disembodied voices. I want to invite all Electric December users to follow the final stages of Afterworld - where they will pick up the on and offline trail and maybe even attend the Afterworld Finalé in Bristol."

Additional work by Simon Poulter can be found at, and

The afterworld site is at

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