From meme-cookies, bracelets made of hard drive cables to 3-D prints of your own chessmen collection to scratch cards that promise a prize of 25,000 Twitter followers; such treasures can be found at Internet Yami-Ichis, humorous, quirky flea markets for Internet-related things.
What is Internet Yami-Ichi?
The Internet Yami-Ichi, from the Japanese “Internet Black Market”, is a flea market where people can share and buy Internet-related things in real life. In this weird market, you can browse through the booths and find the amazing and the useless—in an ironic and humorous atmosphere reminiscent of the early Internet era. The Internet Yami-Ichi was created by the art collective IDPW, that took place for the first time in Tokyo, in 2012. Since then many editions have been organized in several cities including New York, Seoul, Moscow, Madrid, Berlin and more.
Check out the Internet Yami-Ichi official website for more info: yami-ichi.biz
Who can participate?
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Everyone with brilliant ideas in materializing Internet goods and services can take part in this market. Vendors from previous editions sold rejected iOS apps, personal data in USB drives, meme-cookies, glitched embroidery on clothes, spam mail, computer generated cocktails, and many other unexpected things:
- Your participation is free!
- You can participate individually or as a group.
- You will be in charge of the set up and the dismantling of your own booth.
- The public event is on SAT September 7, 2019, from 10 AM to 6 PM.
- Vendors should arrive at least one hour before the event starts.
- Sell Internet-related goods.
- No dangerous, harmful or illegal stuff.
- Set the price you prefer.
- Bring your own cash change for your customers.
If you have any question regarding the Internet Yami-Ichi send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org