Internet Yami-Ichi

SAT September 5, 2015, 12 noon-7 PM
PostCity, part of the Post City Kit Exhibition

The Japanese artist-collective and self-appointed secret society IDPW will host the so called Internet Yami-Ichi (or in English: Internet Black Market) on SAT September 5, 2015, at the PostCity during the Ars Electronica Festival 2015 in Linz. The Internet Yami-Ichi (Black Market) is a one day flea market which deals “Internet-ish” things, face-to-face, in actual space. Both flea markets and the Internet are fanatical and chaotic mixes of the amazing and useless.In the Internet Yami-Ichi both the wills and desires which brought us to create the Internet, and the wills and desires we picked up once we got there, are salvaged to be shared in a social space. The Internet Yami-Ichi is a celebration, where together we experience the afterglow, off line, as the “buzz” of the Internet wears off. After bringing the market to Tokyo, Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam, Linz will be the next station for this punk-capitalist intervention.

You want to participate? Register until August 31, 2015! More info…

Ars Electronica Blog

“People sell not only physical objects transformed from the Internet but also data itself or rights to their activities on the Internet. For example, somebody sells the rights to be a friend on Facebook. The products sold at Yami-Ichi are very diverse and that’s the important point we think. We accept any product about which a vendor could clearly say: “It is related to the Internet.” Read more on the Ars Electronica Blog!