The Design Space of Language
“Five Oceans in a Teaspoon,” the new collaboration between poet Dennis J. Bernstein and artist Warren Lehrer, is a masterpiece of poetic visualization.
Fifty Years of Beyond Baroque: 1968–2018
Johanna Drucker celebrates the 50th anniversary of Beyond Baroque, one of Los Angeles’s core cultural institutions.
"Get the word out while there is still time: poetry is fatal, especially to unmarried women." Johanna Drucker on "A Quiet Passion."
Allegorical Knowledge: The Art of Alchemy
Johanna Drucker reviews two new exhibits at the Getty, “The Art of Alchemy” and “The Alchemy of Color.”
Nostalgia for the Lost Subject of Technology in the Work of Casey Reas
Johanna Drucker on the nostalgia generated by our machines.
"Modernism was not an idea, not a singular and well-formed position. The multiplicity and heterogeneity of its dimensions have to be addressed."
Pixel Dust: Illusions of Innovation in Scholarly Publishing
There is no technological fix.
Shut Up and Listen to the Artists!
Critics need to stop talking to each other and start listening to what artists are saying with their art.
Understanding Media: Craig Dworkin’s “No Medium”
THE TITLE of Craig Dworkin’s book, No Medium, suggests a paradox. And so it should. To some extent, the book