Issue 8

Operator, Well Could You Help Me Place This Call?

Phone: [ring ring] You: Well, I don’t recognize this number, but it’s a local area code. I should probably answer it. “Hello?” Phone: [silence] You: “Hello?” Phone: “………………………Hello!……………..You’ve been selected for a rare limited-time offer for some fantastic free—“ You: [click] In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a…

Our American Song

While Woodrow Wilson might not have actually said that The Birth of a Nation was like history written in lightning, he is definitely responsible for the following quote which appears in the film:”The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation…until at last there had sprung into existence…

Queer Millennials Online | Miranda Rosenblum

Millennials are the first generation to grow up with the internet. The rise of the internet incited a significant transformation in the experience of adolescence, as continual access to the online world revolutionizes the way that young people develop a sense of self and find their places in the world….

#InstaRoadTrip2016 | Gideon Jacobs

Gideon Jacobs’ #InstaRoadTrip2016, a two week journey from New York to California made entirely on Instagram, explores the juxtaposition between “real” life and life manufactured online. Seeking to disorient the audience, his journey plays with our expectations of truth and the implied promises of reality within photography and social media….

Gideon Jacobs | Q + A

Gideon Jacobs is a writer and artist, who was born, raised and living in New York City. He grew up an actor, and over a decade long career, starred in films (Wet Hot American Summer, Home Alone 4, House of D), television shows (Law and Order SVU, The Education of Max…

All My Life | Clint Enns

All My Life, Clint Enns’ digital panorama piece, derived from from Bruce Bailie’s 1966 film also titled All My Life, is an experimental digital display of the archive. The piece recreates an image made up of individual stills from the film meticulously stitched together. Enns describes the piece as “post-cinema”,…

MAKING MIRRORS: The Digital Identity’s Manifesto | Jessica Mairena

“Making Mirrors”, a title appropriated from alternative vocalist Gotye’s third album, is a work that aims to explore the digital identity of the smartphone and how it mirrors the user. By manipulating and repurposing particular forms of language the artist uses to digitally communicate through smartphone (i.e. text lingo, emoticon…

I LOVE MY OPPRESSOR | James Lavapie

James Lavapie’s “I LOVE MY OPPRESSOR” series explores the integration of imagery and poetry to create provocative digital collages. Through inquiry between the oppressed and the oppressor, Lavapie creates work that exposes the dynamic tension between awareness of the arbitrary and the need to adhere to it. Pieces within the…

Origin Story | Izzy Pezzulo

“We get the feeling that we haven’t truly begun to inhabit networks—the more ecstatic and catastrophic modes of interconnection remain to be tested.” –John Kelsey, Next-Level Spleen In Origin Story, I juxtapose themes of radioactive fallout, networked systems, swarm mentality, and “better living” through technology to ask questions about time,…

Fear and Loathing in GTA V | Morten Rockford Ravn

For his series of haunting photographs taken in Grand Theft Auto V, Morten Rockford Ravn embarks on a dérive to GTA‘s fictional state of San Andreas. Using in-game technology, he roams the city and produces beautiful, haunting, gritty street photography. He captures the emotional depths of poverty, of loss, of alienation, pain, and…