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The Status Is

The Internet is now full of blogs that offer a ‘slice of life’ in form of some unusual snippets. We previously have looked at several examples, from the modern necrology of My Death Space, to the passing phrases of Overheard in New York, and to the confessed artwork of Post Secret. Now we come to […]

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Overheard in New York

There is something artistic about unintentional examples of life. We always see paintings of bowls of fruit, black and white photographs of people walking their dogs, or books about people going about their lives. In March of 2000, UC Berkley student Benjamin Stewart founded a website called In Passing, which listed overheard snippets of conversations, […]

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FOUND Magazine

FOUND Magazine was born in 2000, when creator Davy Rothbart discovered a note mistakenly left on his windshield. The note was left for a man named Mario, and it chastised him using strong, foul language for a perceived infidelity. At the end of the note, the author ironically asked Mario to page her later, suddenly […]

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Post Secret

In 1973, Dougles Huebler, dean of the California Institute for the Arts, published a collection of secrets recorded by random people. There were nearly 2,000 secrets recorded in his collection and it was published as part of his Variable Piece series. In 2004, Frank Warren reinvigorated this idea at the Artomatic event in Washington, D.C. […]

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Overclocked Remix

Most people consider video game music to be comprised of highly computerized repetitious harmonies lacking in the kind of depth that has made other music so popular. Most people think that it exists solely to fill a sensory void that otherwise exists in gaming. Enthusiasts will tell you something different. Like soundtracks to movies or […]

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Websites like My Death Space are why we have a Links review section. My first impression of My Death Space was that it would be as vacuous and trivial as My Space itself. The only relish I thought I would take in cruising it, would be at mocking the unimportant frivolous lives of those people […]

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Tapped Magazine

Our goal at Novus Literae is to reexamine new media under the lens of art and culture. Tapped Magazine does something similar. Tapped’s focus is finding some of that new media just as it breaks out of obscurity and enters the mainstream. Goal Tapped hunts for new artists, actors and actresses, models, bands, musicians, directors, […]

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