GRAHAM JOHNSON

Graham Johnson. BA fr Columbia University in American Studies. Some writing under the project names Suspended Reason, Spilled Reality.

Previously worked at Consortia and Are.na. Minor involvement in Gugg's Countryside exhibit. Manet > Monet; SMiLE > Sgt. Pepper's.

Interests: Aesthetics, post-rationalism (?), metacriticism, fashion, seasteading, literature, pop, the predictive or "Bayesian" brain, religion, pragmatism, Russian formalism, counter-signaling, Bourdieu, nostalgia, RCs, NBA, Random Cloud.

As Wojnarowicz. Spilled Reality. @ suspendedreason.

Software

Fullstack software engineer with experience building web apps in React-Redux, NodeJS, SQL, Ruby on Rails. Interested in systems architecture with previous study in cybernetics, information theory, and systems thinking from Columbia University & the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture. Fan of Ribbonfarm, Sarah Perry, Stewart Brand, Christopher Alexander, Shannon compression.

Two years (2015-2017) as an assistant network technician at CUIT.

Software CV.

Recent projects:

Scenius (repo), a fullstack clone of lyrics/annotation site Genius. Full text annotation support built up from scratch; live database previews and search.

Dissect (repo), a web tool in JS and Pizzicato that lets you remix The Beatles (solo/mute toggling, panning, reverb, & distortion). Prefigured "track tours" use choreographed setTimeouts to show visitors around the track.

Writing

Oscillation / Fashion

Suspended Reason, July 19 2018


New Fiction is Psychic Occupation

Suspended Reason, April 1 2018


Predictive Processing & Art as Cognitive Remodeling

Suspended Reason, March 27 2018


Backgrounding Techniques in Cinema and Literature

Suspended Reason, February 17 2018


"Another Green World"

Ribbonfarm, March 9 2017


Post-Ritual Space: Berghain

Suspended Reason, Dec 23 2016


Ulysses, Wilde, and a Theory of Literary Compression

Suspended Reason, November 7 2016


AdHoc Issue 11 (copy editor)

AdHoc, March 22 2016


Generic Fitness

Suspended Reason, July 2016


Every Little Star

Suspended Reason, May 2016


Regarding Rockism Parts Two & Three: The Rise of Poptimism and The New Rockism

Rare Candy Magazine, January 28 2016


Regarding Rockism Part One: Black Truths and Noble Savages

Rare Candy Magazine, November 22 2015


Bodega Bay: Our Brand Could Be Your Life

Rare Candy Magazine, August 31 2015


Miguel Gallego: Every Dog Has Zir Day

Rare Candy Magazine, April 7 2015


Convos


with Peli Grietzer

Suspended Reason, May 21 2019


with A D Jameson, part II

Suspended Reason, April 5 2018


with A D Jameson Part I

Suspended Reason, April 3 2018


with Sarah Perry

Suspended Reason, December 30 2017


with Bodega Bay

Rare Candy, May 1 2015

Non-Software

PDF Marketplace

Convert the old PDFs collecting dust on your hard drive into a form of currency.

Informational doc here. Library of submissions.

January: How About A Trip to Italy?

February: La Vento

May: Vibe Theory

September: Porphyrogénnētos

November: Echos du silence (and context)

Other

SRIG, a project with neural networks where pictures I take are replaced by algorithmically similar images.

Love + Mercy,one-off band with Caleb Oldham for HiFi Snock.

Dream Baby Dream, a 2014 radio station for WBAR.

HiFi Snock Uptown, an uptown, DIY music venue I helped start with Michael Blair, Canada Choate, Mabel Taylor, others in 2014.

Faux Pool, a semi-parodic semi-earnest webshop in its early stages.


Wikipedia Contributed Pages

Are.na

Troy Conrad Therrien

Venkatesh Rao


Faux Pool Newsletter

Now-comatose weekly newsletter with experimental computer artist Tim Goodwin and walking rock'n'roll encyclopedia/ArtForum fact-checker Canada Choate. We sent letters out every Monday at 4pm.

Faux Pool vol. 2: We Are the Ghosts in Our Machines

Faux Pool vol. 1: A Tenth of a Tear

tgnc, no. 27: Richard Prince, Clement Greenberg, Ryder Ripps

timgrahamncanada, no. 26: Conspicuous Outrage

timgrahamncanada, no. 25: worldview: intense form


Friends




Are.na

On-going research channels. Full profile.

I ran a digital roundtable series for the Are.na blog, focusing on the state and future of the Web. Interviewees included Drew Austin of Kneeling Bus, sociologist Jenny L. Davis of ANU, and Grant Wythoff, Visiting Fellow at Penn State University.