We all see a lot of content in Brooklyn, about Brooklyn, geared towards this page view perspective – the neighborhood power ranking competition, the divide and conquer POV, the immense amounts of knowledge we carry about the controversy of babies in bars, or cribs at restaurants, of not-researched factoids about fluctuating real estate prices – and not, actually useful knowledge about Brooklyn beyond its press releases about fashionistas and slow organic local whatevers. Those things are great, but they are not Brooklyn, we are all Brooklyn, and we are not all hipsters at fault for the apocalypse as some new media would have you believe.
Now that we know soylent green is people and the Supreme Court insists that corporations are people, we should admit that if anything, social media is definitely people.
The Subjective Objective is a cultural media project that aims to engage artists everywhere to build organic digital media spaces for free self expression unmediated by advertisers. This is the first article in a series based on a solo session I hosted at SXSW 2014 called The Subjective Objective: Building Maker Media.
It has been a long time coming, creeping ever closer with each new luxury condo and $100 million townhouse sale, every $17 bowl of ramen, $10 latte and cup of cold-pressed beet-and-kale juice, but now the end is finally upon us: Manhattan is over. Done. Finished. Manhattan as brand has overtaken Manhattan as place, turning itself over fully to the project that was always its greatest work in the first place: the cultivation of a luxury lifestyle.
Though Zuzuka Poderosa describes her sound as “South America meets the South of North America” we’d like to think there’s some of the Southside in there too. I asked Zu about her new music, favorite Brooklyn venues, interracial music babies, and what’s up with her in 2014.
‘Tis the season to start planning for Burning Man as registration opens to prance on the desert playa this August. Read the transcript of what Electronic Frontier Foundation founder John Perry Barlow and Burning Man founder Larry Harvey had to say at the 2013 gathering on the past, present and future of making Black Rock City their home.
One day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a group of young men gathered in Fort Greene Park and discussed Trayvon’s death, stop and frisk, and daily life. Watch the mini-doc.