Anastasia Davydova interviews John Michael Boling CULTURESPORT is a lot of things: an animated series, creative studio and meta-brand created entirely in the open-source 3D software Blender by veteran Net artist John Michael Boling – former Associate Director of Rhizome, co-founder of NASTY NETS internet surfing club, and co-founder of Are.na, a platform for creative research. I started to hear a lot about JMB from Asher Penn, who interviewed him for Sex Magazine… [read more »]
This past week, DIS invaded Miami Beach Will(ow) Smith style in order to celebrate the impossibly dense and relentlessly stimulating Art Basel and NADA Art fairs. Thanks to a partnership with OHWOW, DIS took over Tommy Lee’s Hot Topic-inspired Rokbar on Collins Ave. from Thursday through early Sunday, joined by an attractive cast of reality television would-nots: DJ Total Freedom, Gang Gang Dance’s Brian Degraw, NguzuNguzu’s Daniel Pineda, Seychelle Allah, Azizaman, our own Fatima Al Qadiri, and the GHE20 G0TH1K crew: Physical Therapy, Venus X, and $hayne. We may have frightened a few PR girls and mistook a cracked out street performer for Lady Gaga, but with our co-hosts Ryan Trecartin, David Benjamin Sherry, and A-Ron the Downtown Don, we’re pretty sure we held the highlight of all the hysteria hostage in our hands.
Global .Wav correspondent Fatima Al Qadiri
Photos and GIFs by David Toro unless stated otherwise
Special thanks to A-ron the Downtown Don, David Benjamin Sherry, Ryan Trecartin; our VJs Seychelle Allah and Ryder Ripps; and all the DJs: Total Freedom, Brian Degraw, NGUZU, Azizaman, Fatima Al Qadiri, Venus X, Physical Therapy and $hayne Oliver!