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Curator's Note:

OFF BOOK: Season One.

OFF BOOK explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Breaking the mold of the definition of art, OFF BOOK explores the avant-garde, the experimental and the underground artforms that are supported by online communities. The bi-weekly, web exclusive series includes episodes on typography, steampunk, internet culture, video game art and more.


This collection features episodes from the ground-breaking first season of OFF BOOK.


The new season of OFF BOOK premiered on March 7th, 2012, and is available here.

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Off Book: The Evolution of Music Online

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As the 90s came to a close, the business of music began to change profoundly. New technology allowed artists to record and produce their own music and music videos, and the internet became a free-for-all distribution platform for musicians to promote themselves to audiences across the world. The result was a massive influx of artists onto the cultural scene, and audiences were left wondering how to sort through them all. In this episode we discuss these changes, and reveal how music blogs and websites have arisen as the new arbiters of quality. 



Jon Cohen, Co-Founder, FADER Label

Ryan Dombal, Senior Editor, Pitchfork

Blake Whitman, VP of Creative Development, Vimeo

Anthony Volodkin, Founder, Hype Machine


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Flex Blur:


Dub Terminator:

Nestor Gonzalez:


Special Location thanks to Converse Rubber Tracks Studio


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