Author Archives | noah

:: participation and spectacle ::

Instead of a “utopian” agenda, today’s artists seek only to find provisional solutions in the here and now; instead of trying to change their environment, artists today are simply “learning to inhabit the world in a better way”; instead of looking forward to a future utopia, this art sets up functioning “microtopias” in the present. […]

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:: hello neighbor ::

Lucky Dragons – New Homes “If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed.” –Paulo Freire Walking down Manhattan’s 6th Avenue I was turned onto a community chalkboard sprouting into a welcome embrace, this initial inspiration bearing the question “What’s Your Obsession“. Before adding my own input I stood and watched a […]

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:: balance, impartiality, and accuracy ::

Empire is itself the ambiguous consequence of a multitude of social struggles whose logic of self-organization is markedly different from the logic of sovereignty imagined… and it still remains necessary to articulate alternative genealogies of Empire, and indeed reclaim the concept of Empire itself. -Soenke Zehle, Interventionist Media in Times of Crisis [p38] I think […]

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:: fmly fest :: open invitation ::

FMLY FEST In an dark sea of overstimulation, class oppression, corporate greed, recuperation, private public space, and mediation of relevancy, it’s a huge reason to celebrate when you happen to come across distinct communities that understand the importance of independent, collaborative action absent of monetary and authoritative structures. It is these participatory structures that will, […]

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:: the map is not the territory ::

From the singularity to pluralism, from the esoteric to the common knowledge, from the subversive to the status quo, and from the interface to the irl… this week’s readings on the systems of ‘things’ and their specific place for reaction in a capitalist order became an illuminating resource for the politics of, to quote TED’s […]

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:: event :: silent barn public meeting ::

With regards to underground arts, whether they be performance, game, zine, mural, or scientifically based, The Silent Barn was a global darling. Opened in 2004 and previously located in Ridgewood, Queens, off of the Myrtle-Wyckoff stop the Silent Barn became a grandfather to the re-emergence of like minded spaces throughout Brooklyn and a quintessential model […]

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:: curiosities into action ::

Oh so briefly do I feel the need to drop some public praise for how much I enjoyed reading this week’s articles [primarily] from Otto Von Busch. His approach to contextualizing do it yourself and do it together communities within global history is empirically inspiring, and provides a perspective of which is ahead-of-the-curve relevant. I […]

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:: protest for three cassettes ::

protest for three cassettes Protest For Three Cassettes is the introduction to a larger body of lived sound, that is, experiential sound. This form of experiential sound is produced by the audience, progresses with participation, and presents communal experiences and ideologies as nodes of access. Recorded with the use of one iPhone and two microcassettes, […]

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tonight :: john cage transmitted

The timing of this is almost too perfect. If you’re looking for a place to hide out tonight, and gather inspiration for our sound project, this is the place to see, hear, interact, John Cage Transmitted Evening 2 Part 1: February 14, 7 pm Live from the front room at Norte Maar Norte Maar, 83 […]

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reflection :: activist demo day

Recognizing the diversity of projects that Eyebeam presented on Saturday afternoon I was left with the assurance that as easily as we can implement new media and technology into [even subversive] social practice, just as easily can these tools become constructive for accessible, positive human relations. At the moment I feel this positivity stems largely […]

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bio :: hi, i’m noah

Yikes! Hi, I’m Noah, and it’s an honor to be among such actively interesting folk. About myself? Well, I grew up in California with a single, disabled mother and my own retinal tumor claiming vision from my left eye, my best friend was diagnosed with Leukemia when we were 14, and I moved to New York […]

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