As founder/director of the Media Archeology Lab in Colorado, Lori Emerson has (since 2009) been surrounding herself with "dead" media technologies in order to help make sense of (and critique) today's much-hyped alive ones. Montgomery Cantsin conducted this interview upon the release of Lori's new book, Reading Writing Interfaces.
Benjamin Berg (AKA stAllio!) has made a career for himself as a member of the Indianapolis-based art band Animals Within Animals (AWIA) since the turn of this century. Alongside this Berg has also emerged as the host of a rad radio program on Numbers FM, as the founder/curator of ‘glitchgifs’ on Tumblr, and even as a Pillow-seller. Monty Cantsin corresponded with the artist recently by email for this interview.
Earlier this month Elsheimer corresponded with Montgomery Cantsin--a fledgling archivist currently attempting to digitize 20,000 feet of 16MM--to discuss his experiences and knowledge in this area. Some 20 years ago, Skip Elsheimer stumbled upon a lot of 500 films which he managed to purchase for a mere $50. And thus A/V Geeks, his Raleigh-based archiving club, was born.
Mckenzie Wark kindly met with Brooklyn’s Montgomery Cantsin on the 16th of May, 2013, in Manhattan. The two spoke briefly about philosophy, history, science, and technology. Wark's new book Spectacle of Disintegration was recently published by Verso. Wark is originally from Australia but now based in New York.
The Games for Cities programme is hosting the first international conference with leading ‘city-game’ design experts from around the world. Games for Cities is an initiative started by Play the City...
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