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08.28.14 Sophie Weiner

Imagine you’re back in the distant past. The year was 2008, a strange and terrifying time. The recession was in full swing, we hadn’t yet gained the ability to “like” things on Facebook, and Microsoft was getting really desperate to recruit cool young kids before they were all snatched up by Google. These recruiting videos from Microsoft are both […]

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08.07.13 Marina Galperina

Hi, internet. Pretty sure we were all over it and like, all… over it. Like, really really over it? But look: OKFocus made you a thing. It generates #seapunk names. I want to say…. “OKFocus u late?” Did something happen? Hold on. Let me check. Nope. Ok, it’s ironic. Sorry, it’s hard to tell these days. Here’s a #seapunk name generator. The design on this thing […]

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05.28.13 Marina Galperina

Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric directed Major Lazer’s latest video “Bubble Butt” which explains everything. Check it out: #seapunk chicks. Watch ’em swaying to clinky Caribbean-esque “dope beats” until a Giant Bubble Butt Medusa Woman comes down Godzilla style, sprouts bike pumps out of her mouth and pumps their seapunk butts until they are of proper Bubble […]

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03.14.13 Marina Galperina

“My pussy is a maze. My pussy is a mirror.” This cray DIY music video was made to promote The Maze & the Mirror, “a dystopian science fiction play” happening at a punk warehouse in Oakland this weekend. “Your favorite future diva” plays the lead and sings the song. Also, by “club” I mean the grass […]

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11.14.12 Marina Galperina

“I look at me and see art,” Rihanna just told GQ. “If I didn’t like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery.” Well, some web artists looked at her SNL performance saw bountiful rippage and got angry. We thought the whole #seapunkgate was healthy and cleansing. But, if you’re still peeved, artist […]

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11.13.12 Marina Galperina

Now that recent net art’s visual culture has broken out of its cocoon of pretend-obscurity into high profile music entertainment, we’re having a good time watching it all unravel. It’s very sad for the net artists who were involuntarily homaged. It’s a little sad for hashtag groupies who mourn the loss of their monetary investments in surf-suits. But […]

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Marina Galperina

In the wake of last weekend’s RiRi ‘n’ Azealia’s rape/pillage of net art culture and #plur vibes, here’s some fresh new work from net artist Petra Cortright. Because just because someone is tuned into a specific zeitgeist visual aesthetic, doesn’t mean that’s all they’re about — here’s Vicky Deep in Spring Valley. The piece is essentially an animated e-book, […]

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11.12.12 Marina Galperina

PLUR whaaa? Everyone on Tumblr is very upset that Rihanna’s SNL performance of “Diamonds in the Light” appropriated seapunk via green-screen. The fuck is seapunk? It’s that internet-art influenced music and visuals trend from last summer/whatev. It’s very specific. Dolphins. Fractals. Molly Soda. Tropical #vibes. Undulating, low-fi CGI. Green hair. Lots of intra-scene spillover with oily rainbows. Just do […]

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