The New Analog argues that the preservation of aspects of analog in the digital era is necessary for the arts. It posits a definition of analog not as the ante- or anti-digital, but as a set of relationships crucial to the use of all our senses and to our sense of community. It does not make an argument for a nostalgic return to the past, proposing instead that the analog need not and should not be left behind in our rush toward a digital future.
Damon Krukowski writes about sound as it participates in and influences the world of contemporary visual art. He is a working artist: musician, poet, and editor. He writes and performs music with the band Damon & Naomi, and previously performed with Galaxie 500. He has published two volumes of prose poetry/creative non-fiction, with Turtle Point Press and Ugly Duckling Presse. And he edits Exact Change, an independent press devoted to artist writings and classics of avant-garde fiction and poetry. His essays on art have been published in frieze, Artforum, and in catalogues published by Hatje Cantz, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the ICA Boston. He also writes for music publications including Pitchfork and the Wire.