I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. - Groucho Marx

TODAY IN NETWORK AWESOME MAGAZINE


by Chrisaphenia Danai Papagrigoriou
April 23, 2018

In order to fully comprehend Christoph Doering’s “3302” as a piece as well as a (oh yeah) narrative movie, we want to get inside this particular cab he drives through Berlin, so let's take a time machine to the early 80’s. 

It’s 1979 in Berlin. The wall is proudly up and the youth proudly scatter in whatever direction they want. If “no future” is actually a point in time, this is it. Not decisively against everyone and everything but rather narcissistically hedonistic...

Chrisaphenia Danai Papagrigoriou

by Jessie Brown
April 23, 2018
Hans Richter was a Berlin-born artist and filmmaker known as one of the early pioneers of Dada, the subversive cultural and artistic movement that prevailed in the years during and immediately after the First World War. After that, he would go on to lay the groundwork for much of Surrealism and the Avant-Garde...
Jessie Brown is an east London refugee currently residing in Berlin.  At any given moment she is likely to be planning for, experiencing or writing about music festivals, clubbing, or travelling. She enjoys flea markets and gets overly-enthusiastic about obscure techno records.

by Daniel Creahan
April 17, 2018
Ever wonder why videos like this are up online?  You see these relatively high-quality, well-produced ehow videos in the suggested videos bar every now and again, offering any sort of title like “how to unclog your sink,” “how to back up your email,” etc. ad inifinitum.  And every once in a while, the video ends up actually being pretty helpful.  I know I’ve used a few user-submitted videos to back myself out of a hole using sound recording programs or Photoshop.  They’re pretty helpful most of the time...
Daniel Creahan currently spends his days in Brooklyn, NY, dividing time between music, writing, and questionable photoshop collaging.  He prefers any and all of these while slamming 3-5 cups of coffee and wearing a warm pair of slippers.  You can read him complaining about Rihanna on his Twitter (@SupposedGhosts), or check out some music at his label (prisonartcatalog.com).

by Jessie Brown
April 3, 2018

Flick through any glossy fashion magazine today and more-than-likely, you’ll be faced with the legacy of Guy Bourdin. This maverick French photographer was no stranger to controversy both in his work and private life, and he singlehandedly changed the face of fashion advertising due to his uncompromising and highly innovative style.

Working for French Vogue from 1955 to 1987 where he was given complete editorial control of his work, Bourdin developed his own unique style that would forever more shift the benchmark for fashion photography. As a protégé of Man Ray and a fan of the surrealists, Bourdin irrevocably altered what commercial photography was capable of through hinting at a hidden narrative behind each image rather than merely focusing on the product within it. When looking at a Bourdin photograph, you’re made to feel that you’ve stumbled into a scene that’s part of a much bigger story. More often than not, this story is likely to be simultaneously erotic and morbid. Death and an undercurrent of violence were common motifs whilst the perfect positioning of everything within the shot was no doubt done with the intention of making the shot as highly charged as possible...

Jessie Brown is an east London refugee currently residing in Berlin.  At any given moment she is likely to be planning for, experiencing or writing about music festivals, clubbing, or travelling. She enjoys flea markets and gets overly-enthusiastic about obscure techno records.

by Cory Gross
April 3, 2018

Though never overwhelming popular during his lifetime and sadly a virtual unknown today, Winsor McCay occupies a sainted position as one of the best illustrators of the early 20th century. Even the most cursory viewing of his comic strips Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend and Little Nemo in Slumberland reveal a draftsman with an enviable talent for clean, expressive figures and beautiful fantasy settings. A viewing of his early animated films also reveal a keen and technologically progressive mind.

His accomplishments are even more remarkable considering that the only formal art education he received as a side-project with John Goodison of Michigan State Normal College while McCay was studying business. He had wanted to study art more fully at the Art Institute of Chicago but was confounded by money, or more accurately the lack thereof...

For Cory Gross, the past is a lifestyle choice. Native to the ranchlands of Western Canada, he works as a museums and heritage professional in Calgary, Alberta, teaching science, nature, history and art. He also volunteers with a number of science and history organizations in the city, holds a graduate degree in theology, and enjoys travelling at home and abroad. His love of Victorian science fiction and antiquated adventure stories is on display at his blog Voyages Extraordinaires: Scientific Romances in a Bygone Age