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Blonde Women Looking Away | Szilvia Ruszev

In Blonde Women Looking Away, Szivlia Ruszev responds to The Broad Museum’s collection of artist and photographer Cindy Sherman alongside “Untitled Films Stills” from the Prelinger Archives. Ruszev explains that the “icon of the Blonde Woman…[evokes] power structures and the objectification of the female body.” The artist suggests watching the…

Search Engine Vision “ISIS” | Eric Souther

Search Engine Vision “ISIS” explores the semiotic shift of language as transient definitions that form organically online. The piece opens with examples of the first 1,000 video results from a YouTube search of “ISIS goddess.” Because the search contains the word “ISIS,” the search engine could understand the keyword as a reference to the terrorist…

Brooklyn School of Magic by Elizabeth Montague

Brooklyn School of Magic | Elizabeth Montague

Artist Statement This piece was inspired by a combination of the recent casting of a black Hermione Granger in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the all black cast in the film adaptation of the musical The Wiz Live!. With this in the back of my mind, I saw a photograph on Tumblr…

The Word on the Street is not a Word: It’s An 😄 | Grace O’Brien

The newfound popularity of emojis and emoticons can be attributed to the human need for nonverbal communication, representing language progression and evolution.  They serve to imbue digital writing with imperative nonverbal cues that would otherwise be lacking. For the first time in history, Oxford English Dictionary (OED) “Word of the…

Dana Dal Bo, Marginal Consent

Marginal Consent | Dana Dal Bo

Editor’s note: This piece is intended for mature audiences. In this two-minute video, artist Dana Dal Bo reenacts poses associated with hysteria in the late 19th century. The piece was posted online on amateur porn and “tubesites”. The work is complicated by its publication as web users attempted to place the artist’s actions…

Island fishing screen shot Chris Riston

Island Fishing | Chris Ritson

Island Fishing is a video loop created from digitally composited, handmade, stop-motion animations. It uses traditional Japanese kirigami forms (cut-and-glue origami) to manipulate depictions of human bodies as represented in free tourist magazines distributed across Waikiki. The narrative depicts a moment from the myth of the god Māui as he hauls up…

On Digital Sexuality: Emergence and Digital Art | Brandon Gellis

     Within the United States, responses toward LGBTQ communities by the culture at large (the mainstream culture) have transformed within the last 100 years. Toward the beginning of the 20th century, homosexuality was deemed immoral and punishable by law, necessitating that most homosexuals remained closeted and forcing gay communities to evolve separately from,…

Along for the Ride: The Implications of Extended Memory, Lifelogging, and the Quantified Self | Dora O’Donnell

Currently, lifelogging is defined as the activity of producing a continual record of your everyday life by carrying a portable camera and/or other digital devices around with you. Simultaneousness is key, although scanning important documents or cards or other memorabilia is done in order to have “complete” life storage. It…

Making Love: Poetry In Motion

Making Love: Poetry in Motion | Tal and Omer Golan

There is a random aspect to love. We can not predict who we fall in love with, where they will come from, what language they will express their affection, or how our bodies will flood with emotions. This net-artwork composes an endless love poem by reappropriating real-time tweets about love….