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Humanist Archives: Dec. 10, 2019, 9:15 a.m. Humanist 33.475 - pubs: onto-tales from the digital afterlife

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        Date: 2019-12-09 12:34:28+00:00
        From: jo.zylinska@gmail.com
        Subject: Remixing Persona: An Imaginary Digital Media Object – new open access project

    Dear All,

    Together with Open Humanities Press, I am delighted to announce the
    first publication in my new series, MEDIA : ART : WRITE : NOW.

    Remixing Persona: An Imaginary Digital Media Object from the Onto-Tales
    of the Digital Afterlife by MALK (Mark Amerika / Laura Kim)

    Remixing Persona is comprised of two components: a visual manifesto
    that doubles as a theoretical e-reader and a work of music video art.
    In building this project, the artists collaboratively investigate
    persona-making, performance-thinking, and applied remixology. Playfully
    presenting their research as an intergenerational and intercultural
    ‘research band’ named MALK (Mark Amerika / Laura Kim), both artists,
    individually and as a performance duo, bring their own unique
    experiences and ontologically filtered ‘ways of remixing’ to their
    intermedia art, writing and performance practice.

    The research questions the artists initially presented to themselves
    were unconventional: ‘Who am I this time?’ ‘What does it mean to share
    a sense of humor?’ ‘What is an otherworldly aesthetic sensibility?’ The
    artists were not interested in coming up with answers per se, but in
    using their artist skills to deploy both intuitive and improvisational
    performances that would generate a set of primary source material to
    remix into their creative project. This was when they decided to form
    MALK and began creating the Digital Afterlife music video artwork as a
    conceptual tool to investigate persona-making as a meta-practice. The
    culminating field of recombinatory expression that informs the
    production of this imaginary digital media object is an inversion of
    their practice-based research conducted in the TECHNE Lab at the
    University of Colorado.

    Like all Open Humanities Press books, Remixing Persona is freely
    available at:

    Further information about the MEDIA : ART : WRITE : NOW series:

    Best wishes,


Professor Joanna Zylinska
Co-Head of Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Goldsmiths, University of London


Eco-Thoughts: An Interview in The Believer


    1. http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/books/titles/remixing-persona/
    2. http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/books/series/media-art-write-now/
    3. http://www.joannazylinska.net/
    4. https://believermag.com/logger/eco-thoughts-an-interview-with-joanna-zylinska/

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