Sean Clark’s exhibition, Cyberculture: The Beginning of the Modern World, has just opened at LCB Depot. 

In the late 1980s and early 1990s something strange was happening. Early Virtual Reality and Internet were combining with house music, neo-psychedelia and cyberpunk fiction to produce a cultural movement that would herald the new hyper-connected world. This is an exhibition of material from this era that explores this brave new world from the perspective of those who were there.

It also mark’s the launch of the Nemotone Archive – In the mid and late 1990s Nemeton was the on-line home of ‘The Shamen’. During the Website’s active years it saw many Internet firsts, from the first on-line album and single releases to Webcasts and interactive interviews. Following the end of The Shamen in 1998 the site has evolved in to, first an archive of other Sean Clark/Cuttlefish sites from the era, and now a developing archive of 1990s UK Cyberculture.

Cyberculture: The Beginning of the Modern World runs at LCB depot until 17th June, culminating in an all day event featuring music and performance from Anerki, talks with William Latham (computer artist), Matt Black (Coldcut/Hex), Ivan Pope (3W Newsletter/ Webmedia/ NetNames) and Sean Clark, and then a performance by the Oscillate Sound System and Higher Intelligence Agency.

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester’s creative community for over a decade – promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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