About Beat

Beat is a magazine dedicated to exploring developments in Art and Culture in the networked age. Our aim is to deliver exciting and progressive content using all the tools currently available, reflecting the changes in cultural production that access to new technologies brings.

As such contributions may vary in their form; You may find an essay of in-depth analysis, alongside a short album review; a photo-essay of an exhibition or a video performance; a meme, a series of hyperlinks or a music file. We want to explore what a magazine is and can be, who contributes and how, to blur the lines between who is ‘in or out’ of the magazine process.

Themes
Each issue is broadly themed, tying together the various forms contributions may take.

A theme should be seen as an inspirational starting point, a provocation and not as a perscriptive cage, they may take the form of a word or a sentence, a piece of music or a video.


Contributions
We want reviews, interviews, essays, pictures, snippets or soundbites- touching on every aspect of cultural and artistic life- from pop culture to critical theory, from the mainstream to the marginal.

If you would like to contribute to Beat Please contact us using the links below.

Recent tweets

New Issue: Change

Changing economies, alliances, technology, expectations and possibilities. In the 21st century change (and coping with it) seems to be what being human is all about.

Progress races around us, creativity is available at the touch of a screen and desires can be quenched with ease. Our lives are rich, rewarding and social whilst getting longer with each generation.

At least that’s what we like to tell ourselves.

Changing economies, alliances, technology, expectations and possibilities. In the 21st century change (and coping with it) seems to be what being human is all about.

Decay festers around us, creativity has been hijacked by consumption and our desires run unchecked and unsatisfied around the physical and virtual spaces we inhabit. Most of us will die trying to support the life we have made.

At least that’s what we like to tell ourselves.

Posted on Monday, June 25th 2012, by I Am Dan Eastmond

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