We are an independent, not-for-profit publishing organisation which produces the Nervemeter magazine. Nervemeter tries to come out approximately once per quarter depending on fundraising efforts and donations. All content and design work is done for free. The magazine is sold on the streets by beggars, hostel dwellers and homeless people, primarily in London. We do not ask our vendors to purchase Nervemeter. We give the magazines out in batches for free and we don't ask for anything back once they have been sold. All money stays with the vendor. We carry no advertising. We choose not to compromise the content of the magazine
with it. Each issue of Nervemeter has a particular theme. Previous issues have tackled:
child sexual abuse, addiction, our global system of capital and debt, vagrancy and begging, mental health, the London 2012 Olympics, and alternative methods of employment. The visual component of Nervemeter is overseen by Kieron Livingstone, a fine art and ephemera specialist. The arrangement and selection of texts is handled by Ian Allison, a bibliophile. They co-founded the Nervemeter in 2011. The Nervemeter has been included in several art shows and all its back issues appear in contributor Bonnie Camplin's shortlisted Turner Prize 2015 entry. The magazine has also been translated into Polish and distributed by beggars in the city of Wroclaw. In addition to organising fundraising events, we are dependent on help from our readers in order to keep growing and publishing. You can help us print more copies by making a donation below, or at our current Indiegogo crowdfunding. Our primary aim is simple - to provide a source of income for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Thanks
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Issue 7
The 2014/15 edition is composed mainly of writings and artwork by homeless people
and hostel-dwellers, most of whom have sold the magazine. It features exerts from
the weird and wonderful Big Foot News, Little Jay's infamous prison diary, as well
as contributions from regular vendors: Aidee, Aslan, Harry and Michael from Peckham.
There's also best wishes from London Mayor Boris Johnson, and a letter from HRH 
Prince William, thanking us for a copy we sent to St James's Palace for
his royal perusal.


Issue 6
The latest edition of the Nervemeter considers the problem of addiction. Composed
entirely of quotations, it includes a wide range of sources, from the likes of
Aleister Crowley to nineteenth century exerts from the temperance movement, through
to recent work on pharmacology and theories about addiction within the biosciences 08/07/2014


Issue 5
The wealth issue includes poetry, fiction, quotation and screaming Satanic invective in an 
attempt to arraign capitalism, greed and inequality. You don't have to be sad to be militant, 
even though the thing you are fighting is abominable. Features a two-page 'Rent Strike' poster
and namechecks such bastions of corporate morality as Foxtons, Equitable Life and UBS.

Issue 4 

The vagrancy issue provides an assortment of views of this complex problem. Composed in part of
quotations, it considers the history of the law surrounding vagrancy and progresses towards   
a modern urban context. This issue also features articles by academics working in the field of 
criminality and social exclusion.

Issue 3
Issue 3 

The madness issue carries an interview with Antonin Artaud and overviews the work of SPK, 
Thomas Szasz and Terrence McKenna. An essay on art and insanity examines Goya,
Van Gogh and Artaud in the context of Michel Foucault's history of psychiatry. 
issue 2
Issue 2 

The London 2012 Olympics issue includes a comparison of the 2012 Olympic mega-event with 
the London riots of a year earlier; predictions about the future of disabled sport and the 
cyborgification of competitors; an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle chart; an interview with a 
Muslim fanatic.

issue 1
Issue 1 

This is the first printed issue. Here we explore 'alternative' employment
& money making schemes for those who may have had their benefits cut, including: prostitution, drug dealing, money laundering & begging. Also features an interview with a criminally insane stalker. 20/02/11
Special Issue/Polish

The first issue of Nervemeter was translated into Polish and sold by poor and homeless people on 
the streets of Wroclaw.



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