Decentralized Web Summit 2018
On the ground at the second Internet Archive summit for preserving the open web.
August 13, 2018Conversation
Cortney Cassidy of 'Homes'
A collection of screenshots from Instagram Stories documenting the interiors of people's homes.
July 31, 2018Case Study
Meg Miller and Laurel Schwulst
Imagining the Internet: Explaining our Digital Transition
The founder of the Internet Archive surveys the metaphors and images artists have used to understand the Internet and its short history.
July 26, 2018Focus
Ida C. Benedetto: “What Is An Archive For?”
Expanding on Benedetto's talk at SYPartners on archival practice and knowledge management.
July 19, 2018A Collection of Channels
Ways of seeing belong not just to individuals but to fields and subcultures. The best way to understand the state of a discipline can be to pay attention to what...
July 10, 2018Case Study
A Personal Philosophy of Shared Knowledge
The Creative Independent's Willa Köerner writes about how to thoughtfully and responsibly illuminate private knowledge-building in a public space.
June 26, 2018Conversation
Molly Lehmann and Jeremy Klemundt of Showdown
On putting together their annual cooking competition house party in Queens, NY.
June 19, 2018Case Study
Meg Miller, Laurel Schwulst, and Becca Abbe
Women in Hypertext: On Judy Malloy and Cathy Marshall’s Forward Anywhere
At Xerox PARC in the 1990s, poet Judy Malloy and researcher Cathy Marshall began a collaborative hypertext project through correspondence.
June 12, 2018Case Study
Claire L. Evans
Artworks exploring the nexus of queerness, the body, and technology.
May 31, 2018Conversation
Natalia Panzer of Refresh Gallery
Refresh is a home gallery run by Natalia Panzer out of Sunset Park.
May 22, 2018Focus
Meg Miller and Laurel Schwulst
Claire L. Evans, writer and musician
Journalist and musician Claire L. Evans shares the stories of unsung women who shaped the development of the Web.
May 15, 2018Are.na Influences
The Humble 3x5
Graham Johnson revisits the 3x5 card, which played a crucial role in documenting, linking, and indexing information throughout the 20th century.
May 08, 2018A Collection of Channels
How to know a place as large as L.A. County, five thousand square miles and population eleven million, if not through triangulation?
April 24, 2018Conversation
Elliott Radner of Gossip's Web
A conversation with Elliot Rander and Laurel Schwulst on Radner’s digital “green pages” for artist websites.
April 19, 2018A Collection of Channels
Meg Miller and Laurel Schwulst
Tracking the weird and wild worlds of modern loneliness, affective politics, and digitally mediated sentimentality.
April 10, 2018Case Study
Alternate Digital Realities
Rounding up a list of browser extensions that present visions of a better Internet and world.
April 03, 2018A Collection of Channels
The commonplace book is a notebook style with roots in the Enlightenment, where thinkers could log the best quotes and insights from their readings.
March 27, 2018Hello World
We are now letting anyone invest in Are.na. Here's why.
March 21, 2018State of the Internet
Jenny L. Davis
Editor and sociologist Jenny L. Davis joins us for the third installment of our roundtable on the state of the web.
March 20, 2018Focus
Keaton Ventura and Mike Spreter of Film Fun
Keaton Venture and Mike Spreter of Film Fun talk movies and pop culture.
March 15, 2018State of the Internet
Researcher and academic Grant Wythoff joins us for the second installment of our roundtable on the state of the web.
February 27, 2018A Collection of Channels
This week's collection rounds up channels that build around a unifying visual aesthetic or 'vibe.'
February 20, 2018State of the Internet
We kick off our new roundtable on the state of the web by talking to Drew Austin, blogger at Ribbonfarm and Kneeling Bus.
February 06, 2018A Collection of Channels
Visions of the Future
This week's collection rounds up channels with distinct visions for the future.
January 30, 2018Case Study
Kei Kreutler, designer and developer
Researcher and designer Kei Kreutler talks satellite observation, augmented reality, and her new project Patternist.
January 22, 2018Case Study
Recapping the Cybernetics Conference, held November 15-18 at Prime Produce, NYC.
January 19, 2018Hello World
Sarah Hamerman & David Hecht
Let’s use the agency we have to build an Internet that better serves us all.
December 21, 2017Case Study
Visible Speech is an alphabet designed by Alexander Melville Bell, one of several 19th C attempts to produce a universal language.
December 12, 2017Focus
Paul Soulellis of Library of the Printed Web
Designer Paul Soulellis talks archival practices, artist publications, and his current studio Counterpractice.
November 21, 2017A Collection of Channels
Posture and Gesture
This week's collection focuses on movement, gesture, and the body, from art practices to competitive sports.
November 14, 2017Hello World
Announcing the winners of the 2017 Are.na Grants
We're pleased to announce the recipients of our inaugural Are.na Grants program, a new initiative to support research, writing, and creative projects developed on Are.na.
November 09, 2017Focus
Sara Cwynar, Artist
Sara Cwynar is a Canadian artist living in Brooklyn who previously worked as a designer for The New York Times Magazine.
November 07, 2017A Collection of Channels
If you’re looking for horror, the real world is scary enough.
October 24, 2017Case Study
Breaking the Sequence
Experimental comics are works that acknowledge the traditional framework of comics but, rather than adhere to it, tend to tilt, twist, and warp it into other things.
October 17, 2017Case Study
Towards A Library Without Walls
What might a platform like Are.na mean for librarianship?
October 10, 2017Focus
Rachel Rosenfelt, founder of The New Inquiry
Rachel Rosenfelt is a co-publisher of The New Inquiry, the creative director for Verso Books, and a 2017-2018 member of NEW INC.
October 03, 2017Hello World
Announcing Are.na Grants
We're pleased to announce the Are.na Grants program, a new initiative to support research, writing, and creative projects developed on Are.na.
September 25, 2017Case Study
The Wildness Knows the Score
About a year and a half ago, a friend on Are.na suggested my channel Wild Animals vs. Manmade Materials would be better without the pets.
September 19, 2017Case Study
2001- The Year Pop Broke
Two nights after the September 11 attacks, Gavin Brown’s West 15th Street art-bar Passerby re-opened to the public.
September 12, 2017A Collection of Channels
This week's collection focuses on public databases, resources for self-education, and research techniques.
August 29, 2017Focus
Brandon Wilner and Willy Smart of Fake Music
Wilner and Smart discuss the subjectivity of authenticity and fakeness, and the efforts of their label Fake Music to preserve artificiality.
August 22, 2017A Collection of Channels
Participatory channels are open for anyone to add to, creating an experimental environment that encourages play.
August 15, 2017Case Study
Anastasia Davydova Lewis
The Poetry of Tools
Tools shape the way we behave. We point, swipe, skim, type, click, send. How can we reconsider the actions we perform in our daily interfaces?
August 10, 2017Are.na Influences
Visions of Connection
Revisiting three twentieth-century thinkers who imagined computing technologies as a way to expand and explore the interconnectedness of human knowledge.
August 01, 2017Case Study
Permutation in the work of Samuel Beckett and Robert Grenier.
July 25, 2017Focus
Taeyoon Choi, co-founder of School for Poetic Computation
Taeyoon Choi talks the School for Poetic Computation, diversity in tech, and what it means for a practice to be poetic.
July 18, 2017Case Study
Gossip as Communication System
Gossip is a historically maligned form of communication, frequently cast as idle, feminized chatter in contrast to the masculine public sphere. Might that reputation speak to its power?
July 11, 2017Hello World
We're making a space on the Internet where we can think clearly and collaborate openly with others on shared interests.
July 06, 2017A Collection of Channels
Google Search Aesthetics
This week's collection of channels highlights the mediating aesthetics of Google apps from Street View to Image Search.
June 27, 2017Focus
Erik Wysocan and Benjamin Tiven of Library Stack
Founders Wysocan and Tiven talk through how Library Stack is creating a space for alternative publishing.
June 18, 2017Case Study
Social Activism As Brand Strategy
More and more, companies are capitalizing on post-election liberal guilt—using the current political climate as a means to increase monetary gains.
June 13, 2017Focus
Lisa Cheng Smith, chief design officer at Areaware
Lisa Smith of Areaware makes the case for thoughtful product design.
June 06, 2017A Collection of Channels
This collection focuses on channels related to the place at which independent and often unrelated systems meet and act on or communicate with each other.
May 30, 2017Case Study
Maintenance As Art
The continuity of menial housework, the circuitousness of tidying up a city that will inevitably get dirty again, the everlasting quality of tasks that are done almost instinctually, begrudgingly but...
May 23, 2017Focus
Carly Ayres, Andrew Herzog and Nicky Tesla, Partners of HAWRAF
Artists from the studio HAWRAF interview each another about transparency and inclusion.
May 16, 2017Focus
Margaret Lee, artist and member of Art Against Displacement
Artist Margaret Lee talks the origins and mission statement of the group Art Against Displacement.
May 09, 2017Case Study
Web surfing as Comedy
One of my first memories of being online is also one of my first memories of laughing.
May 03, 2017Are.na Influences
Introducing David Bohm’s philosophy of dialogue, a methodology for examining and refining thought in a group setting.
April 25, 2017Focus
Thomas Traum, designer at Traum Inc.
Thomas Traum is a visual artist and designer who works primarily in motion graphics and 3D illustration at his studio Traum Inc.
April 18, 2017Case Study
Propaganda of the Meme
Memes are credited with an increasingly important role as political propaganda, solidifying in-group identity and disseminating ideas in forms that are disarming in their unexpectedness or humor.
April 11, 2017Focus
Kat Su, Designer at Calvin Klein
Kat Su, designer for Calvin Klein Underwear, talks her research and design process.
April 04, 2017Dispatch
A Whole New World
This post is the first in a series highlighting channels we’re paying attention to on Are.na. A Whole New World focuses on channels related to geography, spatial studies and mapping.
December 15, 2016Are.na Influences
Arpanet - The Analyst
This post is the first in a series of extrapolations on what inspires and influences us at Are.na.
December 05, 2016Hello World
In the 60’s and 70’s, many people had utopian ideas about what personal networked computers could do for culture and education. Not all of them turned out.
November 17, 2016Case Study
Learning Gardens – One Thousand Aesthetics Blooming
In the Summer of 2013, a few close friends and work colleagues in Austin got together one weekend and decided to start a tiny art school called Sunday School.
November 16, 2016
Lukas WP & Édouard U