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Ever a lover of thought experiments, my college boyfriend once asked me what, in three words, was my life philosophy. I no longer remember my exact answer, but I’m almost positive it was “Be here now,” a collegiate attempt to live in the moment while simultaneously paying homage to the 1997 Oasis album of the same…

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…

Towards A Queer Mythology by Anne Pasek

With thanks to Matthew Hunter. Contemplating the turn from darkroom to digital methods, photographer Jeff Wall famously takes stock of the historical materiality of his medium in the 1989 essay “Photography and Liquid Intelligence.” In this short work, the fading form of analog photography is poetically described as a dynamic meeting of two distinct powers:…

A Backwards Prowl by Patrick J. Reed

“Seht hier das spektakuläre neue Video zu Anaconda von Nicki Minaj!” (1) -Digster Pop, Youtube account holder On August 19, 2014, the music video for Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” confronted the world with an explosion of hyper-saturated colors, hyperactive editing, and hyperbolic sexual behaviour, garnering 19.3 million views within the first 24 hours of its release.…