Friday, February 10, 2012

Decoder Magazine Kickstarter Project


Decoder Magazine is foremost an attempt to interpret a world of culture and media in which the preeminent players have been the newly liberated human and the ambitious constellation of niche communities that new resources have given us digital beings unparalleled access to. Never before have so many human beings had so great a will to curate the universes around themselves or been as well equipped for it. Discussions of good and bad art have, after a long unfashionability, been replaced by tension over the means of popular access, new systems of personal art advocacy, and a growing sense of what exactly drives successful creative communities. We believe that society's new emphasis on personal curation will grow as more gain access... to the internet, to resources, and to new behaviors. Through selected essays and prose, poetry and interviews, and a variety of multimedia features, Decoder hopes to follow the vein of humans who transcend momentary fashions, creating timeless novelties and monuments to the menagerie of human perception.

Decoder is an outgrowth of Get Off the Coast, a North Carolina music blog that expanded its cast of writers over 2010 and 2011, becoming only one part of a larger, homespun arts collective that also runs tape and vinyl label Crash Symbols and participated in Pitchfork Media's ensemble music blog projectAltered Zones, before it's dissolution late in 2011. In 2011, the editors and writers at Get Off the Coast concluded that it was important to reconceptualize - the name "get off the coast" was itself a moniker that mostly referenced entirely temporary conditions - and Decoder is the result.

Having said that, thanks so much for reading this far and thanks for your support! Your contribution will go towards offsetting the costs of printing, with the remaining financial support being set aside as seed capital for a much hoped for expansion and a host of other projects we hope to pursue after publication. We've set our financial goal a little higher than we wanted to, but we feel like it's really important that the quality of printing reflect the quality of the magazine's content, so we want to make sure we can afford to display new artwork and comics in full color.

Thanks again!

The Editors: Dwight / Jheri / Liz


Interview with African Apparel / Daniel Dodecahedron (Editor, Gucci Goth) /Dylan Ettinger (Writer, Musician) / Jheri Evans (Co-Editor of Decoder and Founder of Get Off the Coast) / Christian Michael Filardo (Artist, founder ofHoly Page Records) / Forty Ounce Clothing / Joey Ganter (Artist, Publisher) / Glenn Jackson (Contributor at XLR8R) / Noah Klein (Co-Founder of the FMLY) / Henning Lahmann (Editor, No Fear of Pop) / Hunter Mack (Artist, Founder ofGold Robot Records) / Peter Marrack interviews DJ Quik / Michael McGregor (Former Editor, Chocolate Bobka) / Claire Pestaille (Artist) / Ric Leichtung (Editor, Altered Zones) / NewVillager (Free-Form Music + Arts Collective) / Dwight Pavlovic (Co-Editor of Decoder and myself!) / Matthew Sage (Founder of Patient Sounds, Intl.) / Travis Street (Editor, [^]LAND Magazine / Liz Pavlovic(Contributing Editor of Decoder and my wife!) / Malachi Ward (Cartoonist)

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