18 1 2017

Meet Dr. BJ FOGG: Master of Persuasive Technology

The digital age is still in its nascent phase. The first iPhone was released in 2007, barely ten years ago, and now our pocket devices are constantly updated, promising a solution to fill the voids in our mind. One of the architects of these contemporary communication methods is BJ Fogg, the director the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University. 032c spoke to Fogg about the future of …
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INSIDE MIDIEVIL RAVE 2: “WE’RE NOT DOING SURGERY.”

For 032c’s Issue 31, Larissa Hofmann and 032c Fashion Editor Marc Goehring took on a journey to Brussels to create the 26-page story “MidiEvil Rave 2” with photographer Pierre Debusschere. Hofmann and Goehring, both from the South of Germany, share a true friendship in the often hurried world of fashion.
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HATE SUBURBIA: The Conspiracy of the Garage

In their new book, Hate Suburbia, artist Olivia Erlanger and architect Luis Ortega Govela investigate the history of the garage and its influence on US American life such as the development of suburbia, Apple’s first computer, and Gwen Stefani’s breakthrough hit.
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WE SALUTE ZYGMUNT BAUMAN (1925 – 2017)

We salute the sociologist ZYGMUNT BAUMAN who passed away on January 9th, 2017 at the age of 91. His philosophies on LIQUID MODERNITY – the present state of our society and its transformation of Love, Work, Society, Politics, and Power – continue to be widely influential.
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THE SPECTRE OF MIES OVER LONDON: JACK SELF Interviews LORD PETER PALUMBO

The great modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe only ever designed one project for Britain, and yet it remains one of his least known – both because it was never built, and because for more than thirty years the drawings were kept private by the commissioning developer, Lord Peter Palumbo. Now London’s REAL foundation,…
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Graydon Carter on VANITY FAIR’S America

10 years ago, Andrian Kreye met Vanity Fair's celebrated editor in Chief Graydon Carter for 032c's 12th issue. Back then, the Canadian New Yorker and his style of running this most significant of American lifestyle magazines had become a thorn in the eye of George W. Bush's administration. In the advent of Donald Trump's presidency, Vanity Fair is one of only a few American publications …
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JOHN BERGER, The Happy Centaur: Visiting a Rural Futurist

The author and artist once brought art criticism to the masses with his television series and book Ways of Seeing. When he won the Booker Prize in 1972, he donated half of the prize money to the Black Panthers and used the rest to relocate to Quincy, a small village in the French Alps. It is the stage for The Seasons in Quincy, a film that explores his secrets through four portraits.
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A Nine-Part Study of Hip Hop’s Mixtape Cover Art

The mixtape is so much more than just an empty shell without its audible content. Created rapidly, yet in overwhelming detail, it is an often overlooked aspect of graphic design history, complete with its own masters and referential patterns. Art directors Tobias Hansson and Michael Thorsby document the largely unknown graphic designers behind a golden era of mixtape art in the early 2000s …
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Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

GRACE WALES BONNER is a young British menswear designer and recent graduate of London's Central Saint Martins: a thoroughly-researched blend of 70s Nigerian flair and western decadence, her designs eschew the gender binary and create a new vision for a fluid present while alluding to the past.
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Who Is STEVEN MEISEL?

Fashion’s ultimate enigma has had Vogue Italia's cover under his spell for the past twenty years, nonstop. Considered the world’s greatest fashion photographer, a rare interview gets us just that much closer to finding out: Who is STEVEN MEISEL?
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An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

For more than thirty years, JAN HARLAN worked alongside Stanley Kubrick as the director’s researcher, confidant, and producer. Introduced to Kubrick in 1968 through his sister Christiane, Kubrick’s wife, Harlan began work as Kubrick’s resident German-speaker and travel companion, accompanying the director to Romania to assist in the pre-production of the never-realized epic …
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Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

How does one cut through the fog, particularly as an artist who’s built an aesthetic by sourcing from the past? Princess Nokia is unfazed, though. The pervasiveness of tech nostalgia propels her forward and stokes her imagination. Princess Nokia premieres her video for "Nokia" along with a profile by Matthew Grumbach.
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Seeing Secrecy: TREVOR PAGLEN Makes Art out of Military Intelligence

MICHEL SERRES

MICHEL SERRES is a French philosopher who specializes in the history of science and whose work attempts to reclaim the art of thinking the unthinkable. Born in 1930 in Lot-et-Garonne, Serres is a member immortel of L’Académie française and has been a professor at Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley, since 1984. He’s authored more than 60 volumes that range in topics from …
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