It's the social event of the summer, Plazm
leaves its teenybopper days behind on August 20th 6:30- 8:00 PM (VIP $75) and 8:00 PM -
2:30 AM for the release party ($5-15). Details
Yes, twenty years ago... during the first wave of high quality independent media
publishing, magazines like, Plazm, Emigre, Ray Gun, and Mondo 2000 stepped up
to provide intelligent design and cultural coverage from outside the major corporate
media umbrella. Today, only the Portland based Plazm remains and with its current
reincarnation, the "Born Again" issue featuring David Lynch, Bruce
Sterling, Corin Tucker, Daniel Heyman, and Dan Attoe and Wangetchi Mutu, the publication looks better than ever. This
issue new issue discusses, humanity, culture, and the death of print with Plazm
editor Tiffany Lee Brown. Other participants include author and futurist Bruce
Sterling, cultural critic Douglas Rushkoff, What Technology Wants
author Kevin Kelly, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
author Nicholas Carr, and Sherry Turkle, MITs Technology Director for
the Initiative on Technology and Self.
Of course there is a party celebrating this major 20 year milestone (when the
average lifespan for serious cultural publications seems to be only 2-3 years).
Video and film is by Vanessa Renwick, E*Rock, Hooliganship, Lena Munday, Adrian
Freeman, Shana Moulton, Duncan Malashock, Nic Chancellor, Bruce Bickford, Andrew
Andrew Jeffrey Wright & Clare Rojas.
Art: Laura Fritz creates a light and space installation for one night only,
and Jason Kinney brings an elaborate and unusual photo booth.
A silent auction offering a Facebook post by Mayor Sam Adams, artwork from
Michael Brophy and Storm Tharp, a gift certificate for eco sushi at Bamboo,
and many other items happens 6:30 to 9 pm.
The VIP event featuring music by Eric Hausmann, a reading by Colin Meloy of
the Decemberists and illustrator Carson Ellis, beer and wine, and a light supper
by Tastebud is from 6:30 to 8 ($75 at the door). The main party is from 8 pm
to 2:30 am, with a sliding entry fee of $5-15.
More party details and advance
@ Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate, Portland (MAX Yellow line to Kenton)