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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The World’s Biggest Gay Social Network Now Is a Publishing House, Too!

What do you do with one million men active on an app at any given moment? After seven years in the business of connecting them, Grindr started exploring further possibilities of bringing together the community of their users this year. 032c's Bianca Heuser spoke to Grindr's creative director Landis Smithers about venturing into publishing and his vision to broadening the company's scope.
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“AMERICA IS ME”: The Life and Times of Gordon Parks

In 1952, Gordon Parks collaborated with author Ralph Ellison on a photo essay for Life Magazine titled “A Man Becomes Invisible,” restaging scenes from Ellison’s novel Invisible Man. Published only a few months prior, it tells the story of an unnamed African-American protagonist whose skin color renders him invisible to the eyes of people he calls…
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STEPHEN GALLOWAY: The Magic Touch

Master ballet dancer STEPHEN GALLOWAY brought his secrets to the fashion world and invented the new profession "Creative Movement Director." 31 pages of 032c issue #28 were devoted to Galloway's brilliance and the vibrant beauty of his work as illustrated in the editorial photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and styled by 032c's fashion director Mel Ottenberg.
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Cheetah vs. Lambo: YURI ANCARANI’S Capitalist Mirage

"It has simply been genetically modified by capitalism,” Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarani says of the Bedouin lifestyle captured in his art-documentary “The Challenge.” Moving through surreal zones of ultra-luxury in the Qatari desert, the film methodically follows a strange desert meet-up.
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Don’t Call It Ephemeral: GUCCI’s “Blind for Love”

This summer, the Italian designer Alessandro Michele commissioned the British photographer Nick Waplington to document the backstage bustle of Gucci’s Cruise 2017 collection presentation. Blind for Love, the book that captures all of the hidden action and, well, non-action, was just released as a limited edition of 2,000.
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Virgil Abloh Plots Chicago’s Second Bauhaus 

Virgil Abloh, the American mastermind behind the Milan-based streetwear brand Off-White, launched his first furniture line during Art Basel Miami. Remixing the legacy of the German-turned-Chicagoan Mies van der Rohe, he realized a home capsule that blurs the merits of modernist architecture with contemporary lifestyle mechanics.
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Pins: The World’s Smallest and Most Political Accessory

The pin has been the most effective way to incorporate a dose of idealism into any outfit for decades. No matter what your team may be, rest assured, they probably have pins. Our fascination with the politicized accessory is rooted in its tireless effort for resistance.
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MEL’S CORNER: Seinfeld Chic

In this edition of the series, Mel discusses Seinfeld Chic, life in the wake of president-elect Donald Trump, and working with Gosha Rubchinskiy on 032c issue #31.
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The Party Was a Dream: Tom Kummer’s Fake Interviews with PAMELA ANDERSON and COURTNEY LOVE

In the mid-1990s, Los Angeles-based Swiss journalist Tom Kummer began selling exclusive interviews with American celebrities to Germany and Switzerland’s largest news outlets. The interviews, which have Mike Tyson quoting Nietzsche and Pam Anderson discussing Neuromancer, became sensations in the German-speaking world. As it turned out, Kummer never actually met his subjects, but was …
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CALABASAS

In an editorial shot by MERT & MARCUS and conceptualized by KANYE WEST, 032c travels to the Los Angeles exurb of Calabasas to bathe in the dust of the West’s under-construction home designed by Axel Vervoordt. The shoot features cameos by KIM KARDASHIAN WEST, KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN, AMINA BLUE, TRAVIS SCOTT, and others.
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032c Issue #31 “HELMUT LANG” Out Now!

From 1986 to 2005, Helmut Lang systematically deconstructed every assumption about clothing and the way it is worn and communicated. As he himself once said, “I kept all the traditions and shades that were good — and then re-thought it all.” The Austrian designer’s lists of “firsts” is so long it could double as conceptual…
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