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Collection: SOMA Summer

Protected: Scaffolding

This collection attends the SOMA Summer program on Scaffolding, the range of supporting structures (such as language and form) that mediate power, hierarchy, and surface across artistic practices. Scaffolding can also be transformative, and participants might consider notions of circulation, efficacy, archiving and translation when considering how to scaffold new forms of communication and visuality. This collection of informal publishing platforms, independent journals, podcast initiatives and exhibition literature should guide SOMA’s use of Library Stack, and help prompt questions and approaches throughout the seminar.

Suspended Duration

Between 1950 and 2010, the Institute for Scientific Film (IWF) in Göttingen released nearly 8,000 scientific films. Of these, 3,100 were catalogued in the ENCYCLOPEDIA CINEMATOGRAPHICA. The purpose of the archive was to document in filmic “specimens” any type of terrestrial motional process—isolated and stripped of all incidental elements. The reproduction and growth of bacteria, chip formation in metal processing, or the passing of sand grains through the meshes of a sieve were the subject of filmic analyses as well as human gymnastic movements or plant growth. Distinguishing between human and non-human processes was irrelevant for this concept. Only the ...

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New Models Podcast

NEW MODELS is a pro-complexity media node for the critical analysis of art, tech, politics, and pop culture. We exist across platforms with all channels running through our aggregator, newmodels.io.

New Models Podcast 13: JE REFUSE

Featuring artist and lecturer of Internet Art at Stanford University, JENNY ODELL who is the author of a new field book for the attention economy “How to Do Nothing” (Melville House, 2019). Odell speaks to NM about disorientation in the current online space, the value of physical context and community, and the practical tactics of refusal. Plus: bioregionalism, Silicon Valley Ayahuasca, the origins of the commodification of time, lucid dreaming — and bird watching.

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New Models Podcast 14: SHIFT ALT RIGHT CLIQUE

Feat. artist and social theorist JOSHUA CITARELLA who has been exploring how deep online spaces have evolved over the past few years, shaping popular politics in turn — especially among younger people. Last fall when we spoke to Joshua (ep. 6), he had just published a long-form piece on Politigram and the Post-Left. In this ep, we talk to him about his most recent essay, “Irony Politics & Gen Z” (published on New Models this spring), discussing the funnel of online radicalization and what tactics the left needs to consider for more effective off-ramping.

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Paper News #5

Paper News is the quarterly newsletter by Drucken Heften Laden with articles on bookstores and spaces, exhibitions, information on new releases and insights into the independent publishing scene with a focus on Berlin.

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Paper News #4

Paper News is the quarterly newsletter by Drucken Heften Laden with articles on bookstores and spaces, exhibitions, information on new releases and insights into the independent publishing scene with a focus on Berlin.

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Paper News #3

Paper News is the quarterly newsletter by Drucken Heften Laden with articles on bookstores and spaces, exhibitions, information on new releases and insights into the independent publishing scene with a focus on Berlin.

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Paper News #2

Paper News is the quarterly newsletter by Drucken Heften Laden with articles on bookstores and spaces, exhibitions, information on new releases and insights into the independent publishing scene with a focus on Berlin.

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Paper News #9

Paper News is the quarterly newsletter by Drucken Heften Laden with articles on bookstores and spaces, exhibitions, information on new releases and insights into the independent publishing scene with a focus on Berlin.

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Paper News #10

Paper News is the quarterly newsletter by Drucken Heften Laden with articles on bookstores and spaces, exhibitions, information on new releases and insights into the independent publishing scene with a focus on Berlin.

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Paper News #11

Paper News is the quarterly newsletter by Drucken Heften Laden with articles on bookstores and spaces, exhibitions, information on new releases and insights into the independent publishing scene with a focus on Berlin.

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