Sunday, April 3, 2011

What is a zine?

We're thinking about making a zine to compile all of our class work.

Let's talk a bit about what a zine is.

Key markers: self-published, accessible, brief, cheap to produce

Origins: 
  • Martin Luther's 95 Theses 1517
  • Thomas Paine "Common Sense" 1776
Political/cultural tool that goes beyond the scope of electoral politics and academia:
not institutionalized; DIY ethic: make your own culture (Stephen Duncombe).

How effective are zines at inspiring personal, institutional or social change in your experience?

What role do media like zines have to play in building a new world?

How is everyone's project going and how do you see it fitting into the zine/blog? Who has artistic
skills they want to contribute?

What shared themes emerge from our different projects and perspectives on the course? 

How do we compile all of our work? Blog and/or zine?

What should we call it/them?

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