Index of Titles Filed Under 'Cultural Analysis'

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PublisherK-Hole2015
Things were mopey in the K-HOLE offices. Dystopia texts no longer made Sean *zing*. Greg was depressed because he didn’t feel like there was any imagination anymore. When Emily thought about what that meant, the only thing that came to mind was Disneyland. Chris refused to do any client work whatsoever. Dena had long since moved to Los Angeles…
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PublishersMetalabelCo-Matter2023
For most people publishing creative work online, there is a growing sense of anxiety. While we have more online tools than ever to help operationalize and monetize creative businesses, the available options often feel mismatched with how we naturally create. We want work to be financially valued without compromising our integrity. We want to make meaningful work that we’re proud of, not please an algorithm. We want to share work in ways that feel right to us, not compete for attention on a feed. We want to feel seen without our creativity and identities being exploited. The broad industry of sharing ...
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PublisherSerpentine2020
The ​art world​, as it is known today, can be understood as an enormous ecosystem. Or, more accurately, as a series of ecosystems, incorporating artists, cultural institutions, funders, collectors and many others. This publication series is intended for those with an interest in the development of future art ecosystems. Each issue will provide strategic analysis and recommendations in areas where new actors and processes are emerging. This inaugural issue of FAE focuses on practices that artists are developing in their work with advanced technologies and the new infrastructure being built around these practices. The view presented here is based on the ...
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PublisherSerpentine2022
“Web3” is now part of our collective imaginaries, even if the specifics of what the buzzword entails remain murky and inaccessible to many. Originally coined in 2014 by Gavin Wood, co-founder of Ethereum, to describe “a decentralised internet ecosystem based on blockchain,” the term took off after the NFT boom of 2021, catalysed by the embrace of the crypto ecosystem by the likes of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Like other social technologies, the swirl of narrative, attention and capital around web3 are as much part of its utility as the tools themselves. Mainstream discourses around “the web3 ...
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PublisherSerpentine2021
What we know today as ‘the internet’ has historically been accompanied by a particular class of high-definition visions for its future. In this luminous world, a boundless 3D space, digital beings would interact through new forms of collectivity and partake in new modes of making, sharing, learning and trading. The idea of the metaverse—broadly defined as an always-online and persistent spatial virtual world—is being resurrected through a fundamental shift in digital infrastructure. This development includes the relatively recent advent of consumer-level technologies such as video game engines and immersive hardware, and is accelerated by a bearing within the games industry towards ...
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PublisherParadigm2021
The New Creative Paradigm FACING THE LAST STAGES OF LATE CAPITALISM, WE PREDICT THE DAWN OF A NEW WAY OF WORKING FOR THE CREATIVE CLASS. The landscape that fostered post- modern cultural creation is in flames. If we are able to evolve, this fire will raze a forest whose dead roots cling to a dead system, and from its ashes will rise a new creative paradigm. If we refuse, we will be left speaking a dead language, to no one, in the dark. The internet has ushered in a new age, a faster digital reality that speaks to more people more loudly. For ...
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PublisherStylus2017
This unspeakable horror was prepared by Stylus, a “global innovation research and advisory firm, which works with businesses to stimulate innovation and growth.” Full of quotes like “Globally, 69% of UHNWIs have become more conscious about displaying their wealth in public over the past decade,” it’s a guide to trends in maintaining wealth and well-being while assuring nobody resents you for it. There are suggestions for how luxury brands can stand out through charity or “meaningful minimalism” and coerce the desired UHNWI’s to their brands. Also included are tips for where and how to hide when society crumbles. In times ...
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PublisherNew Models2022
Recorded mid-“Future of Critique”-conference in the former West German capital of Bonn, this conversation with New York-based artist & consultant DENA YAGO (formerly K-HOLE) and artist JOSHUA CITARELLA real-talk-debriefs some of the structural models on which legacy criticism built its house. Topics include: the museum’s changing cultural status, the knock-on effects of “anti-gatekeeping” discourse, speculative near-future museum defense strategies, the alt paths of younger artists, and what publishing models stand a chance post-2022.
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Publishere-flux2018
Dena Yago discusses her essay “Content Industrial Complex,” published in e-flux journal issue 89 (March 2018), with editor-in-chief Kaye Cain-Nielsen. “What is an artist to do? With an understanding of how our content, identities, and influence are valuable to and instrumentalized by brands and marketers, we can find space for resistance and refusal, or we can actively engage with existing models in an effort to ameliorate them.”
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PublisherK-Hole2011
K-HOLE invites you to examine the following scenario: Company A has spent a quarter century horizontally integrating luxury brands, only to find that conglomeration and mutual association have weakened their identity and reduced the growth of their aggregate sales. In 2011, they decide to fragMOREtate their company by specializing their sub-brands to an extreme. They are now Companies A—Z, establishing each of their brands as autonomous corporations under the contract that each license only one luxury good. Company C now sells only cappuccinos…
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Since 2020, Future Art Ecosystems (FAE) has taken the form of annual strategic briefings. Their mission has been to provide concepts, references, language and arguments that can be integrated into operational agendas for 21st-century cultural infrastructure: the systems that support the production, distribution, and financialization of art and advanced technologies as a whole, and respond to a broader societal agenda.
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PublisherNew Models2021
On this Ep, NM is joined by *Civilization* publishers Lucas Mascatello and Richard Turley, as well as *Highsnobiety* Editor-in-Chief, Thom Bettridge to discuss “SELECT YOUR CHARACTER,” the style-centric site and media brand’s latest white paper, which explores the overlap between gaming, fashion, and realms of the real. Created in collaboration with Mascatello and Turley, the 136 page doc looks at the changing terms of luxury, scarcity, and even winning itself. CW: 6 Millen-Xers talking about gaming.

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