Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
The new Neural issue is out celebrating 15 years of publishing with a joint action with SWAMP group. Subscribe now, because only subscribers will get a numbered / limited edition Notepad sheet participating in a conceptual hack to expose Iraqi civilian casualties to the U.S. Congress through micro-printed text technology.
You can also buy the magazine from the closest of the almost 200 stores stocking it. A back issues pack is available.
Issue 31, winter 2008
Centerfold: ‘Fulgurator’ with Barack Obama by Julius Von Bismarck.
new media art
.!Mediengruppe Bitnik interview.
.ISEA 2008, Singapore report.
.Ars Electronica 2008 report.
.news: Smiles Less Noise, Taiwa Hensokuki, Machines that Almost Fall Over, AEO, Motion-Extraction-Reanimation Series.
..books: Bodies in Code, HMKV 1996-2008, Darko Fritz Archives in Progress, Holy Fire, Software Studies: A Lexicon.
.Memories of the Future, New Forms of Cultural Production
.The Hype Machine, p2p blogging
.news: Graphite Sequencer, Wind-up Birds, Sun Run Sun, Fold Loud, Physical Sequencer.
..books/dvd: Anthibotis – Occultural Anthology vol. 2, curated by Vicky Bennett – Smiling Through My Teeth, Dj Spooky – Sound Unbound, M. Schumacher – Five Sound Installations, Filmachine.
.cd reviews: Ryoji Ikeda, Andrea Polli and Joe Gilmore, Janek Schaefer, Alva Noto, COH aka Ivan Pavlov + Cosey Fanni Tutti, @c, Bj Nielsen and Stilluppsteypa, Helmut Schafer and Zbigniew Karkowski, Black to Comm, Brandon LaBelle, Jos Smolders, Berlin Electronics, Kenneth Gaburo, Simon Wickham-Smith, Critikal, Frank Rothkamm, Silvia Fassler and Billy Roisz, Michael Santos, Martin Neukom, Josh Russell.
.Matthew G. Kirschenbaum interview.
.Free Passwords: The Bumpy Guide to Porn Sharing.
.Shopdropping, violating the consumer temples.
.news: Cyberskin, Double-Taker (Snout), Real Snail Mail, Goldenbergian Voting Machine, Tantalum Memorial.
..books/dvd: Public Netbase: non stop future, Setun, The Exploit, a theory of Networks, Feedback, Television against Democracy, Digital Media and Democracy.