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"FOLI (there is no movement without rhythm)" (Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg, 2010)
Short film celebrating rhythm and its centrality to life, featuring the Malinke people in their Guinea, Africa village, Baro.
"Golden Age Vocaloid Horror / Creepy / "Insane" Song Culture" (Jillian Caulfield, ongoing)
Note: This is my work.
An ongoing project to document the creepy song scene within the golden age of Vocaloid with a list of works and commentary from me and others from the vocalsynth community.
Ian's Nerdcore Encylopedia (Ian Willett-Jacob, 2018)
An incredible resource on the nerdcore techno scene with profiles, a huge list of releases, event flyers, history and more from someone who has worked closely within the scene.
Otherkin Timeline: The Recent History of Elfin, Fae, and Animal People or its abridged version (Orion Scribner, 2012)
Comprehensive history of the concept of otherkin and therianthropes (most commonly referred to as "kin" and "therians" on the modern internet). This certainly isn't completely up to date, though -- I would argue that "kinnie" culture has changed rapidly in the near-decade since this project was last updated.
Raves and Riots (Vinca Peterson, 1990-2004, featured at Edel Assanti, 2021) and related coverage
Gallery exhibition of photos from the rarely-photographed free party movement. Includes a video interview with Peterson! Selected articles about this exhibit with further insight at DJ Mag, FAD Magazine and Huckmag.
"A Timeline of the Fictionkin Community" (House of Chimeras, 2021)
Breakdown of the history of fictionkin, a subgroup or offshoot (depending who you ask) of the otherkin community that seems to be what comes to mind when the term "kin" is used outside of otherkin communities these days but has a shorter and less formally documented history than the broader community.
"Tumblr's $6000 Scam: The Story of All or Nothing" (Sarah Z, 2021)
Breakdown of an infamous Tumblr Kickstarter, illustrating a wider trend on the platform in the 2010s.
"Tumblr's Failed Convention: The Story of Dashcon" (Sarah Z, 2020)
Breakdown of Dashcon, an infamous Tumblr event in 2014 that marked the end of an era on the influential platform.
"Tumblr's Strangest Obsession: A History of the Onceler Fandom" (Sarah Z, 2020)
Breakdown of a massive and bizarre fandom that marked 2010s Tumblr culture.
"The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (Walter Benjamin, 1935)
Frankfurt School associate Benjamin's influential essay on the "aura" of art and the impact of the industrial revolution and mechanical reproduction on art. Read carefully; it's common to misread this essay as a criticism of mechanical reproduction and the destruction of "aura" on first read, but a closer read reveals that Benjamin is quite optimistic about what art can be used for when removed from its "aura" -- including revolution against industrial capitalism. However, it can also be used for fascist purposes.
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