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STRANGERS COWBOYS | Emily Sasmor

STRANGERS COWBOYS is the second, third, and four acts of the multi-media, performative series HOTLINE FOR THE LOST, a six-act morality opera by Emily Sasmor. Sasmorโ€™s evocative and “dense” video winds through a non-linear narrative between the real and the simulated. STRANGERS COWBOYS confronts the idea of violence in a…

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป: Emojis, Digital Blackface, and White Identity | Miranda Rosenblum

Does ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป mean something different than ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ? What about โœŠ๐Ÿฟ compared to โœŠ๐Ÿป? In 2015, Apple released a new array of emoji skin tones. Instead of only white or Simpson yellow, emojis range 5 colors, from a pale white (๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป) to a dark brown (๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ).ย The addition of these emojis rectified…

Some Kind of Ether | Izzy Pezzulo

Some Kind of Etherย is a video piece that utilizes appropriated and original material to create a meditation on, as the artist puts it, “the origin of cybernetics as we know it, and the way we imagine technology as a result.”ย  The cybernetics of the 70’s was heavily developed by the…

Eight, Four Five | Jessica Mairena

Eight, Four Five is Jessica Mairenaโ€™s exploration of trauma and psychology through conceptual drawings, as affected by the precariousness of the digital sphere. The traveling of the images via e-mail have continuously distorted the image, undoing the calculated and tedious manner in which traumas and unruly emotions have been walled…