Norberto Gomez

Ello: A Review

“Hello! Is it me you’re looking for? ’cause I wonder where you are And I wonder what you do Are you somewhere feeling lonely? Or is someone loving you? Tell me how to win your heart For I haven’t got a clue But let me start by saying I love…

DEATH: an excerpt from The Book of Cannibals

Illustrations by the author, screen printed by J. Gomez On the 91st floor of World Trade Center Tower One, musician Stephen Vitiello recorded the sounds of the tower’s swaying as nearby aircraft passed, as well as the onslaught of a hurricane. The musician used contact mics adhered to the windows….

DRONE: An excerpt from The Book of Cannibals

Illustrations by the author, screen printed by J. Gomez * Section Two: DRONE; * A post-review Everywhere codes analyze, mark, restrain, train, repress, and channel the primitive sounds of language, of the body, of tools, of objects, of the relations to self and others. All music, any organization of sounds…

Jerry Saltz: The First & Greatest Post-Internet Troll-Critic of Them All

It’s March 31, 2014, #JerrySaltz is #trending and I am not sure you get the magnitude of this moment. Saltz is an art critic. Who cares about critics? Who cares about the small vacuum of social spaces within the cubed white gallery/museum? Saltz certainly does, and his Vulture piece criticizing “post-Internet”…

In Memory of a Cannibal: Riz Ortolani (1926-2014)

This is my attempt at performing something of a late eulogy for the Italian composer, Riz Ortolani. (Perhaps the word “performing” is not proper in the context of eulogizing, and instead, I am probably thinking of performing a “séance” –waking the dead.) After all, I feel like Ortolani’s greatest work…

Section Two: The Magical Mystery Revival

Digital America is excited to publish Norberto Gomez, Jr.’s exploratory manifesto on the 21st century art machine. We have done our best to bring life to the materiality of the original, hand printed book, and we look forward to publishing the subsequent chapters over the next few months (see the…

A Stranger-web: The Death and Rebirth of the Chatroom

“…I am always reminded of how small changes in the details of a digital design have profound unforeseen effects on the experiences of humans who are playing with it…It is impossible to work with information technology without also engaging in social engineering.” -Jaron Lanier [1] After a relatively quiet and…