Marketers want to claim the aesthetic of the "real," but their intentions don't fulfill the promise.
The 5th Drone Cinema Film Festival, featuring cutting-edge digital media artists working in dronge, glitch, and industrial ambient sound art, owes its existence to Kim Cascone. Best known for musical compositions, Kim released more than fifty records since 1984, and his indie label Silent Records serves as a cutting edge digital distribution hub for electronic sound art.
In March of 1992, William S. Burroughs underwent an exorcism — a healing ceremony led by Diné shaman Melvin Betsellie. Allen Ginsberg was visiting at the time and sat in on the ceremony. What follows is transcribed excerpts of 16 hours of recorded conversation between Burroughs and Ginsberg after the ceremony.
The sixth in my series of interviews about creative people using social networking as a direct way of reaching both content creators and new audiences features writer, professor and activist Alyssa Waugh, whose upcoming anthology I AM STRENGTH includes stories by “everyday superwomen,” powerful women of all walks of life (accepting submissions until June 25).