For twenty years David Charles Plate has explored the mysteries of synchronicity in films and music. Enlightened by his occult and cultural studies, David has brought light to a little understood area of human experience..
Back in the day, people feared that grandmama might fall victim to a familiar masquerading as a cat or fly. Now, we fear that grandma will fall prey to fake news or a scam spread by a bot. Familiar Shapes, a documentary in production by Heather D. Freeman, explores surprising similarities between bots and familiars.
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 California, fire and water are the big worries. How can we ensure having enough fresh water? How can we avoid out of control wildfires? In this dialogue, Dr. Arielle Halpern and Andy Fusso of the Mt. Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center discuss serious threats facing the Mt. Shasta area, how indigenous cultures can teach us about solving problems, their lives before they became Water Protectors, and more.
When Laura Rubin started taking pictures of her Brooklyn neighborhood, and later of the people she was hanging out with – drag queens and film makers, Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling and the Warhol circle – she didn’t think her work would one day be in museums.
Artist, curator, and computer science teacher Love Leonce is co-founder of the Timoun Rezistans Art School, which teaches art and computer science to young children in Haiti. The seventh in this series about creatives using social networking to find non-local audiences is this interview with Love Leonce.
Writer, publisher, and journalist Adam Parfrey passed away on May 10 at the age of 61. Here is an interview from a few years ago with Parfrey, whose publishing companies Feral House and Process showcased the most fascinating underground culture and lost history for decades.
What will our world look like in a hundred years? Tod Foley explores that question with a crew of fellow creatives collaborating on UbiquiCity, an anthology of sci-fi short stories that serves as a GameMaster’s sourcebook for role-playing games.
The fourth in my series of interviews about artists using social networking to find
their audience features Lauren Over, Obey Clothing designer, poster artist for John Legend’s urban gardening documentary “Can You Dig This,” and creator of the food foraging multimedia book and project “Sidewalk Superfoods.”
In this third of a series of interviews about creative people using social networking to reach an audience, Tamra Lucid talks to Tiffany Scandal, editor of the feminist essay collection “Nasty!” and Tara Dublin, contributing writer to “Nasty!”, about the vicious cyber backlash they received, and how they found empowerment in rising above it.