Tiffany Lee Brown on 17 Mar 2001 08:07:40 -0000
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[Nettime-bold] Signum's new URL, new issue, new schedule
Title: Signum's new URL, new issue, new
For immediate release:
Signum 'Zine Moves to New
Publishes Outstanding New
"I like it better than
typing in their old URL,"
Portland and New York, 16 March 2001 -- Signum, the
website George W. Bush called "dosh-garn interesting but probably
sedititious," moves to a brand new URL today and goes
Signum now appears at www.signumpress.com. The new issue features
an exclusive interview with acclaimed Montreal band Godspeed You
Black Emperor!, and actor Wiley Wiggins' first-person account of
working on the Richard Linklater-directed Sundance hit *Waking
Life.* Original digital art by Mark Meadows, winner of the
Ars Electronica Golden Nico, is also presented.
MJ Rose's regular alt.books column returns this month,
and G.Beato delivers the history of Post-Its. The issue also
features Farai Chideya, B.Jone's adventures in High
Fidelity, and Mark Dery's eulogy to artist Just
Signum was founded in 1995 by V.X.Potenza of
SoundLightMedia (www.slm-net.com). Current editor Tiffany Lee
Brown relaunched the webzine in 1999 and Potenza moved into the
role of publisher. With editorial offices based in Portland, Oregon,
publishing headquarters in New York, and contributors around the
world, Signum hopes to become a formidable media empire specializing
in post-convergent broadband content, delivered wirelessly using
common household objects such as drinking straws and suction
Signum Press previously published the webzine at a "somewhat
quarterly pace," according to Miss Brown, "but now we'll
have a more ambitious set of deadlines to miss." Signum will
present new content on the 15th of each month.
The new URL at www.signumpress.com has its detractors. As a
Williamsburg-based reader put it, "That's how it always starts.
First they change their name to something obvious, then before
you know it they're serving fusion tapas and chocolate martinis. Then
BOOM, there goes the neighbourhood."
But some are open to the change. "I like it better than
typing in their old address," claimed a Midwestern man who
preferred to remain anonymous. "It was really long and had a dash
in it. So sometimes I would forget."
Tiffany Lee Brown
Signum Editorial HQ
NE Sandy Blvd. #513
Portland, OR 97232 USA