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
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 (www.microhenge.com). 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.
"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 www.hostguest.net,
www.hypertribes.org.uk/hyperphilately and www.vbridge.net
The afterworld site is at www.afterworld.org
Are you dreaming awake?