Stagg’s essays, stories, and profiles on art and fashion speak to the new spaces and meanings created by the Internet.
Reconciling a futurist aesthetic with a story of the past.
The poet on writing about the prostrate subject, friendship IRL, and life wishes.
The internet does a better job of documenting / the way we feel when something soft, especially / a mammal, is very cute, than poetry does.
A hopeful yet tempered view of digital culture.
The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.
Years ago, desperate to find a babysitter in a short period of time, I joined two local parents’ groups on the web and remained subscribed to them long after my situation had been resolved.
Eduardo Williams’s debut feature takes us around the world on an ethnographic tour of labor, leisure, and logins.
An architect talks about her data maps of urban conflict from Brooklyn to Aleppo.
Tommy Pico’s IRL searches the catacombs of history and hashtags of today to create what can’t be salvaged.
Werner Herzog’s phoned-in tech film, Lo and Behold, is an ad in disguise.
“The Internet is a predatory network that is, on one side, potentially a very coercive tool of totalitarian power and, on the other side, a tool that will increasingly be used to allocate rights and privileges through commercial means. Can we envision a different kind of network?”
Around this time I became a frequent visitor to a sex-ad bulletin board. Real-life meetups were the focal point.
Tech moguls, syllable counting, computerized criticism, and the singularity.
Was the Internet intended for you? It’s hard to think about it structurally without throwing personal use into the mix.
Scandinavian forests, psychedelic brews, and stolen Wi-Fi.