GRAPHITE 5 // Networks
In the Internet Age, our central nervous systems are linked to the world through vast dendritic networks invisible to the naked eye. Constant media consumption has liberated limitless potential for creative reinvention. Sounds bytes and jpegs are remixed and recycled by “prosumers,” consumers of digital flotsam who produce new culture through appropriation and recontextualization. Artists navigate daily through global networks, exchanging cultural capital and exploring the intersections of different artistic disciplines. Digitization and decentralization have produced a perpetually plugged-in public, nebulous yet engaged in the body politic. Expanding networks have enabled the formation of transnational communities while widening our physical and psychic distance from reality in an endless stream of simulacra.
GRAPHITE is seeking original essays, reviews, criticism, interviews, and artwork from graduate and undergraduate students nationwide for its fifth annual issue, organized around the concept of Networks. All disciplinary fields are welcome to submit until November 8, 2013 at 5pm.
GRAPHITE was founded to provide a scholarly and artistic discourse among the arts on the UCLA campus and the globalized contemporary art world. It showcases both graduate and undergraduate work and is supported by the HAMMER Museum and HAMMER Student Associaton (HSA).
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