GRAHAM JOHNSON

About

Graham Johnson. BA fr Columbia University in American Studies. I write under the project name Suspended Reason.

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

Interests: Post-rationalism (?), metacriticism, Trilling, Schmidhuber, 4chan, religion, pragmatism, Russian formalism, counter-signaling, sustainability, metamod, nostalgia, Weird Suns, RCs, NBA, Random Cloud.

Recent projects:

ex-Managing editor for Rare Candy, a print and online music magazine dedicated to fostering underground music.

@suspendedreason


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PDF Marketplace

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

Full informational document here. Library of submitted PDFs here.

January: How About A Trip to Italy?

February: La Vento

March: HSMem (available upon request)

(April PDF)


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Random Projects

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

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.


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 send 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

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

timgrahamncanada, no. 26: Conspicuous Outrage

timgrahamncanada, no. 25: worldview: intense form


   

Writing

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


Three Thoughts on A D Jameson & the Avant-Garde

The Columbia Review, January 7 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


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Conversations


Interview with A D Jameson, part II

Suspended Reason, April 5 2018


Interview with A D Jameson Part I

Suspended Reason, April 3 2018


Interview with Sarah Perry

Suspended Reason, December 30 2017


Interview with Bodega Bay

Rare Candy, May 1 2015

Friends



Are.na

On-going research channels. Full profile.

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