Features

Boundary | Wenqian Leng

Boundary is a series of photographs created by Wenqian Leng, expressing the feeling of being excluded from or being trapped by the boundaries in life. As a Chinese student studying in the U.S., Wenqian has experienced and seen many boundaries, including those between different ethnic and social groups, which are…

Double Tap, Construe | Joan Oh

More often than not, Joan’s work examines the residual effects cyber-culture has indiscernibly brought forth to our tangible existence. Through various mediums such as photography, video, and installation, her practice takes precedence on analyzing rules of tradition- turning to research, history, and the ordinary context of everyday occurrences to resurface artifacts of human experiences. Double Tap,…

Black Feminism, Hashtags, and the Importance of Twitter to American Studies | Amanda Lineberry

Erica L. Williams @EricaLWilliams ∙ Aug 14 “The negative reactions to #solidarityisforwhitewomen & #blackpowerisforblackmen are evidence of the embattled position of black women.”[1]   In August of 2013, Twitter became a platform for a heated debate around black feminism that highlights the intersectionality of gender and race using two hashtags:…

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,…