From digital culture

“Photographs are a way of imprisoning reality…One can’t possess reality, one can possess images—one can’t possess the present but one can possess the past.” —Susan Sontag, On Photography There is no need for us to extol the pervasive importance or sheer ubiquity of photographs in the digital age. These facts are undeniable; reports suggest that one…

1. We Ran Out Of Cool, New Stuff After NASA’s high-quality run-in with Pluto last week, there are no more planets (dwarf or otherwise) that anyone really cares enough about to see. Unless Eris is guaranteed to have a Bay of LeBron James or Dumbledore Mountain, then what’s the point? But our disappoint doesn’t end…

As part of Serpentine Magazine‘s music issue, we bring you the music of our lives: Everyday Radio, an online exhibition of sound. Using the mobile application Periscope, a social media platform built around livestreaming video, the artists will remove the visual and broadcast purely audio. The app’s slogan is “Explore The World Through Someone Else’s Eyes” but…

Iowa City, Iowa native, Brendan Hanks (formerly known as Ex-Action Model), has been creating electronic music for over a decade. Often working at the intersection of dance music and ambience, he crafts sharp melodies and ocherous textures set against brittle beats. Hanks released his first album under the Ex-Action Model moniker, Dropland, in the fall…

Cuticle is the call-sign of Iowa City musician Brendan O’Keefe, who has just finished a new album, Mind Holding Pattern, for LA’s Not Not Fun records. A provocateur of wet electronic music, Cuticle’s sound has always been a queasy take on dance music for the introverted–vocal poems whispered through air ducts on landscapes of rigidly…