“I admire my characters for their ability to do something that I would find far too embarrassing to do myself. Fiction can get us to experience what we might do if we were braver. Or dumber.”
Like his older compatriot Mark Leckey, Atkins deftly utilizes syncopated montages of sounds and filmic images to create disturbing and disorienting virtual realities.
Slow-cooked verbiage in Flarf: An Anthology of Flarf
Satirizing the “late-capitalist late-patriarchy” in Catherine Lacey’s The Answers
Risk, a new documentary by Laura Poitras, follows the Wikileaks founder as public perception sours.
Eduardo Williams’s debut feature takes us around the world on an ethnographic tour of labor, leisure, and logins.
Several years ago, I began reading books about how to write books.
An architect talks about her data maps of urban conflict from Brooklyn to Aleppo.
Humor, commerce, and family play big roles in Ethridge’s conceptual photography.
On the 50th anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, an intergenerational concert series celebrates the technological innovations of the 1960s New York avant-garde. Times have changed.
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.
“I’m a multimedia artist. If it’s not in the museums or history books, then where’s my art history?”
“You’re looking at the human inverse of a technological idea.”
“I’ve always wanted to make something as good as an iPhone, and I never could, but Apple could never make anything as shitty as one of my sculptures or movies. And that’s a huge advantage.”
In the future, there’s an oracle / where you can search / for where you belong. I ask this engine / and it replies: / do the deleted scenes choke you / up? In the future, I am young / and poor, so I become a webcam girl.
“I liked thinking about the word occupy literally. To occupy something. To occupy a sensation or a history and then to be kicked out of it and be squatting near it and trying to reinvest in it.”
“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?”