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Drone Aviaries & Field Guides – A Conversation with Superflux

Superflux are a design and foresight consultancy and bespoke R&D lab based in London. Founded by Anab Jain and Jon Arden in 2009, the studio produces prototypes, research, and films that are simultaneously savvy, prescient, and playful—and now they can add ‘magazine publisher’ to that list of outputs. A few weeks ago the studio announced the first edition of Superflux, a Warren Ellis-edited periodical that would mutate in medium from issue-to-issue and archive and disseminate their research and aesthetic. The first issue is a handsome A1 poster expanding on their recent work with drones and—intrigued by both form and content—an email discussion ensued and the duo shared a PDF of the poster for CAN to inspect. To further contextualize the project, Jain and Arden have engaged in an interview about drones, their new publishing imprint, and foresight.

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(General indifference towards) The Digital Divide

Emily Jacir – Mateiral for a Film How might we explain the ascent, pervasiveness and popular appeal of digital art? This is not the question that CUNY Graduate Center associate professor Claire Bishop chose to answer in her recent “Digital Divide” article, published in the September issue of Artforum. Instead, Bishop conducts a broad survey […]

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A Buttload of Schmick Words – Language in motion by Helge Hjorth Bentsen (ECAL)

Created by Helge Hjorth Bentsen at ECAL, the “English Dictionary of Neologisms 2011” and also known as “A Buttload of Schmick Words”  presents new words compiled during the past year. With entries structured as a narrative, the reader discovers current trends, events, and phenomena which mirror today’s society. Each word is illustrated and shows a personal […]