Floater #02, System False, Now Online

floaterThe second issue of the “online architectural production,” Floater, is now online. The theme of the issue, System False, is defined by editor Yannis Arvanitis as “the concept of exception in the critical context of a production mechanism. Systems of performing practice and theory are challenged through the negotiation with the possibility of an error.” Contributors, collaborators and co-conspirators include Atelier Van Lieshout, jodi.org, alva noto, Miltos Manetas, Harm van den Dorpel, Eleni Axioti, Telemachos Telemachou, Yaron Lapid, and myself. Topics range from sociopolitical dystopias to high-resolution digital ambiance to the “architectural accidents” of Gordon Matta-Clark. And I contributed an interview with Ant Farm accompanied by photos, drawings, and a video, documenting the retroactive discovery and restoration of the Media Van v.08 (Time Capsule). Each article (also available in downloadable pdfs) is complemented with a unique combination of video, imagery, and audio (double click!), that floats over the page, creating a mixed-media publication uniquely suited to the web. At a time when newspapers and magazines have literally stopped the presses and moved to online-only publication, it’s encouraging to see an intelligent journal designed specifically for viewing online that does more than just use the digital medium as a low-overhead forum to publish articles and essays. Check out Floater #02: System False!

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&#183 Ant Farm Media Van v.08 (Time Capsule) Update: LWB Interviews Ant Farm [LWB]