(Re)making media: DIY, zines, & punk rock in the digital age
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Last night’s panel at McNally Jackson brought a rock and roll vibe to the bookstore’s basement. Called “(Re)making media: DIY, zines, & punk rock in the digital age,” it featured a host of authors, journalists, ‘ziners (is that a word?) and musicians. I was happy to be able to go with my favorite librarian, Kate D., who’s an archivist at the Whitney (as well as my go-to girl for gifs). [See last paragraph for Kate’s archivist view on the digital future of DIY.]
While fascinating and oftentimes hilarious, the event was most noteworthy for the wildly differing views the panelists expressed about how the digital age has affected their creative and personal lives.