Issue 2

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…

God in the Machine

My number one biggest fear is someone else being able to read my mind, but I’d read someone else’s mind in a heartbeat. Scratch that. Let’s rewind for a second. Everyone’s got their thing. Some people fear spiders, or cannibalistic clowns who hang out in sewers. For others it’s heights,…

I Hate Ten Ways

Some lists are great. I’m looking at you, To-Do Lists and Grocery Lists. Couldn’t get by without ya! Without a grocery list, I’d come home with a gallon of chocolate milk and a bag of honey mustard and onion pretzels every time. Exclusively. Goodbye, Vitamin B and greens and whatever…

You Spin Me Right ‘Round

The little aliens from Independence Day have always fascinated me. They’re the Russian stacking dolls of aliens. At first blush, they seem like tall, brawny beasts that’d clobber you with their talons and tails before sucking your spine out of your skull cap. Upon closer examination, though, you realize that…

Making History with “Twitch Plays Pokémon”

After 390 hours of sometimes frustrating game play, over 100,000 people who were simultaneously playing the traditionally single player game Pokémon Red managed to defeat the final boss and win the game. “Twitch Plays Pokémon” caused a sensation on the Internet, quickly catching fire because it was a truly massive…

Funeral for a Phone

Lemme take you to the suburbs right outside Washington, DC, circa 2004. This is the advent of the cell phone. Not in general. Not in real history, but for the adolescent American youth living near the capital. The suburbs where kids now wear collared shirts for fun, whose gang members…