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Digital Technology 4 Publications in Random Order



Borshch Magazine #5

23 x 31cm
Mariana Berezovska
Creative Direction
Mariana Berezovska & Tiago Biscaia
Art Direction
Tiago Biscaia

BORSHCH is a magazine for electronic music on and beyond the dancefloor. Founded in Berlin in 2017, it’s a space to provoke open dialogues and challenge established ideas about making, listening, and dancing to music. Through physical and digital formats, BORSHCH discusses the artistic, social, and political impact of electronic music on contemporary culture in and outside the club settings. The print edition of the magazine is published biannually.

In BORSHCH #5, we enter sweaty basements and concrete cathedrals and explore the culture of darkness born out of protest. In unsettling environments, we embrace the shadows and challenge our senses with obscure electronic music. When do you feel comfortable with your discomfort? What happens when the lights go off, and the only source of illumination you’re left with is blurry haze or an abrupt stroboscopic pulse? Conversation with Deena Abdelwahed, Lucrecia Dalt, and Alessandro Adriani question the ambiguity of ‘dark’ sound and psychological impact of unpolished music. Artist portraits of Animistic Beliefs, Rrose, Klein, Ziúr deconstruct the dark areas where sins, injustice, and disquiet are as human and real as pleasures and joy. This issue of Borshch considers entering the dark as an act of coming home, to the cave where the primary source of life is hidden.

TAMBOURINE is an online platform established for the promotion and distribution of the independent magazine scene. Its aim is to decipher the role of printed matter in contemporary culture, as well as provide its readers with the latest magazine releases, connecting the digital community with the highest quality printed matter goods.



Algorithmic Anxiety – NXS issue #4

38 x 15 cm
Staple Binding

NXS #4 Algorithmic Anxiety explores the spectrum of algorithmic authority over our lives (whether perceived or not). The contributors question or reveal the inconspicuous influence of algorithms, in their various forms, on our behavioral patterns, emotions, and self perceptions of our position in the world.

Are algorithms really rational and only virtual? Are they better than we are in drawing up a reflection of ourselves? Can they predict our future selves? The intangibility and unclarity of the effects of algorithms on our lives can lead to the uncanny feeling of a loss of control, a sense of frustration and anxiety. Are we at risk of losing our agency to act and think, of being increasingly controlled and programmed through social credit systems, surveillance, and Big Data rankings? Are we on the path towards digitally structured totalitarianism? Control, as well as influence, over future decisions and actions, are after all the goal of pre-emptive algorithmic systems and forms of government. What does that mean for the conception of the autonomous self?

With contributions by:
Arnar Ásgeirsson
Julie Czerneda
Simon Denny
Ariana Dongus
Wesley Goatley
Quentin Gomzé
Benjamin Edgar Gott
Normunds Grūzītis
Abby Jame
Gwyneth Jones
Colin Koopman
James Massiah
Vector Newman
Nathalie Nguyen
Sabrina Scott
Nishant Shah
Jaeho Shin
Viktor Timofeev
Veronika Vidø
Coralie Vogelaar


Viral Bodies – NXS issue #3

34x12 cm
Staple Binding

NXS issue #3 Viral Bodies investigates the changing concepts of gender and identity norms in the digital space, and open the discussion to many possible speculations and to their real world implications. Kicking off the issue with a starting piece by Reba Maybury, over 20 fellow contributors explore social conventions, share intimate moments and experiences of pain, love, hate and fear. They delve into authenticity in the non-human sphere, they code accidental bigotry on the internet. Science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster blurs the lines of reality, transmitting what is real and what not in a dystopian society. Political art critic Penny Rafferty unravels the minds of tech giants while artistic researcher Addie Wagenknecht questions the diffusing lines between virtual technology and working bodies in reality.

With contributions by:
Reba Maybury (UK)
Dario Alva (ES)
Josefin Arnell (SE)
Jonathan Castro (PE)
Lois Cohen (NL)
Jesse Darling (UK)
Vita Evangelista (BR)
Alan Dean Foster (US)
Gaika (UK)
Jahmal B Golden (US)
Sophie Hardeman (NL)
Manique Hendricks (NL)
Gui Machiavelli (BR)
Mary Maggic (US)
Simone C.Niquille (CH)
Norman Orro (EE)
Clara Pacotte (FR)
Pinar & Viola (NL & FR)
Penny Rafferty (UK)
Addie Wagenknecht (US)
Melek Zertal (DZ)
Lil Miquela (US)
Indiana Roma Voss (NL)



Virtual Vertigo – NXS issue #5

38x15 cm
Staple Binding

NXS#5 Virtual Vertigo examines the challenges of the digital extension of reality and its shadowy underbelly for the self.

Daily digitally mediated interactions have made human perception more and more relative. Engaging with your friend’s avatar lookalike, FaceTime’s video chat applying its attention correction function, or talking on the phone with eerily human sounding virtual assistants literally make our senses deceive us.

Virtual Vertigo investigates questions such as: what emotional effects might a computer-communicated reality precipitate? How is the user’s behavior influenced after returning to the physical world from those layers of lifelike experience? Which ethical pillars should be kept high? And: are we able to restore our understanding of the structure of reality in a new form of find ways to resist manipulation?

With contributions by:
Manuel Arturo Abreu (DO)
Giusy Amoroso (IT)
Galit Ariel (IL)
Ash Baccus-Clark (US)
Cibelle Cavalli Bastos (BR)
BEA1991 (NL)
Karolien Buurman (NL)
Amber Case (US)
Harriet Davey (UK)
Daphne Dragona (DE/GR)
Mat Dryhurst (UK)
Friederike Hantel (DE)
Holly Herndon (US)
Bailey Keogh (US)
Baptiste Kucharski (FR)
Kim Laughton (UK)
Sean Mahoney (UK)
Shawn Maximo (CA/US)
Florian Mecklenburg (DE)
Katja Novitskova (EE)
Omega.C (DE)
Fr. Bertie Pearson (US)
Douglas Rushkoff (US)
Tamar Shafrir (IL)