Issue 5

Free* Internet

I read an interesting opinion piece on Wired earlier today regarding Facebook’s “Internet.org,” an ambitious program aimed at connecting millions of off-the-grid individuals to the Internet in ways that could only be dreamed of a decade ago. At face value, it’s an incredible opportunity to provide the incalculable benefits of…

Mileygram

My first girlfriend was a girl named Sara. We’d sit in the preschool hallways, hold hands, and sing “Nightmare Before Christmas” songs to each other. We might have kissed, but I’m not sure and I somehow doubt it. My greatest ambition in life at that time was to marry this…

The Internet’s Identity Theft

Whenever I feel like annoying my girlfriend, I bombard her with cryptic quotes. My personal favorite comes from the one and only Bob Dylan, who famously said, “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” (Seriously, Dylan is full of gems. “The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken” is…

Eric Pickersgill | Removed (2015)

Removed | Eric Pickersgill

Removed avails performance, portraiture, and photography to question the physical utility of personal devices and the ways they influence society, relationships, and the body. The photographed scenes are derived from observations in my daily life. I ask the sitters to reenact my original observations of them and seconds before the…

“Mosaic” & “Nation Time” | Christine Lucy Latimer

Christine Lucy Latimer’s videos explore the movement between film and video, navigating the disparate quality and temporality of the two mediums. In Mosaic she uses footage of a digitally scrambled cable TV kickboxing fight, transferring the video to 16mm B&W film and printing it by hand. The digital interference creates a jittering, pulsatile rhythm…

What Did You Mean By That? | James Galloway

This is a paper about my efforts to continue being honest, both within myself and my professional work as a journalist, under the watchful stare of government agencies whose intentions, and even those of the agents themselves, are unknown to their subjects. Though delivered in a narrative arc, this story…