Features

Eating Disorders in the Digital Age | Matt Wetsel

In a generation that has accepted technology and specifically the internet as a central aspect of their lives, the way we connect with others has inevitably changed along with it. A decade ago, I recall many people in my life were wary about making purchases online, making friends, online dating,…

Grindr: Contemporary Ecstasy | Jon Henry

Introduction It wasn’t until the advent of Tinder, the popular casual dating app that launched in 2013, that I could quickly explain Grindr, launched in 2009, and all its clones (Hornet, Scruff, Growler, Jack’d, A4A, Radar) to a non-queer audience. Grindr is a cellular digital space for men with same…

Contact to Analog + Sound Recording | Nico Doreste

::: Editor’s note: Contact to Analog originally appeared in Issue No. 3 under the special section Re:Analog. Here is a bit more about Re:Analog: “Re: Analog” is a new space within Digital America for content pertaining to all things analog in the digital age. As a journal we are clearly…

Most Days | Justin Hubbell

Editor’s Note: Most Days was originally published in Issue No. 3 as a Comics feature. ::: A native of “the South Wedge” in Rochester New York, Justin Hubbell has been making comics and battling the forces of evil since he was six. His work primarily deals in humor and autobiography,…

Down the Upward Spiral | Corey Giacco

*Click on the image to enlarge. Editor’s Note: Down the Upward Spiral was first published in Issue No. 3 as a Comics feature. ::: If you’re interested in dark twisted humor then look no further. Down the Upward Spiral, a webcomic created by Corey Giacco, explores those very themes. Launched…

Anxiety/Happiness | Julia Eldred

Losing Time Isolation Futile Pursuit, Part 1 Futile Pursuit, Part 2 Artist’s Statement For a video artist, my process of allowing form to follow function seems odd and slightly counter productive. I usually figure out what my art means while creating it rather than setting out with a particular purpose….

Awe Evolving: Transforming Notions of Awe in the Digital Age | Greg Bayles

Introduction Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning in the study of awe. The introduction of digital technologies into this question as to the nature of awe has added significantly to the body of literature and works available in codifying the elusive “eleventh emotion,” as Paul Pearsall calls it. The Internet…

Apple (a poem) | Renée Farrar

Renée Farrar is earning a Master’s degree in English at the University ofColorado in Boulder. She is interested in literature, drama, and mediatechnologies that enact political and social control. She is a logisticscaptain in the United States Army and will begin teaching at the UnitedStates Military Academy at West Point…

Stop the track, lemme state facts: Nightlife as Art Form

Madison Moore, culture maven extraordinarre, brings his course Nightlight as Art Form to the University of Richmond for the second time. And, really, what more could we ask for? Dr. Moore’s syllabus asks students: Why do we go out at night? How do the rhythms and bass of dance music…

Nerding Out on Maps

Final Thoughts on the Project How many US troops do you think are currently stationed in the United States? What about Vietnam? South Africa? Guam? What if I asked how many were stationed in Italy in, say, 1971? The students in Professor Tim Barney’s “The Rhetorical Lives of Maps” class…