Triple Canopy (online magazine)
Triple Canopy is an online magazine, which was founded in New York City in 2007. Its digital issues feature non-genre-specific work by writers and artists that resist the atomization of culture and strive to enrich the public sphere. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Triple Canopy also hosts numerous public programs in New York and elsewhere, including performances, readings and artist talks. Triple Canopy is a member of Common Practice New York.
Founded as an editorial collective in 2007, Triple Canopy consists of a staff of writers, artists, researchers, designers, and web developers based in New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin. The magazine is published exclusively on the internet but is designed and edited to foster a prolonged engagement with online content. From its presentation of substantive material in a web-specific context, Triple Canopy has been referred to as "the sort of stuff people say is not happening on the internet."  The magazine takes a new media approach to publication, which recalls traditional print magazine aesthetics, while paying tribute to experimental forms, such as the magazine-in-a-box Aspen, the audio cassette magazine Tellus, and avant-garde publications Avalanche and Blast.
Triple Canopy is primarily based out of an office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, but maintains an active presence in Berlin and Los Angeles. Its Greenpoint space is shared with film & electronic art venue Light Industry and open-source educational program The Public School New York. In addition to serving as the base for Triple Canopy's editorial & production staff, the space is used to host performances, lectures, screenings, talks, and other public events.
Last year, Triple Canopy published an anthology of the first four issues of the magazine, Invalid Format. Triple Canopy editor Colby Chamberlain discusses the magazine's past, present and future in an essay published in the winter 2011 issue of Art Journal, "The Binder and the Server."
Critical Response to Triple Canopy
In a review of David Graeber's essay from Issue 10, Book Forum praised the magazine for integrating the immersion of print with the immediacy of the internet. The New York Times called Triple Canopy “a multitasking brain trust of a nonprofit that publishes an extremely smart Internet magazine”; last year, in a different article, the paper declared that Triple Canopy “broke the mold of traditional Web design; instead of scrolling down, readers page left and right, which gives the work a framed look.… Their concept of ‘slowing down the Internet’ has come to seem prescient.” Triple Canopy's editors were interviewed by The New Yorker's Sasha Frere-Jones, who commented that "Triple Canopy may be a journal of high intellectual resolution, but it is also very easy to read on a computer screen."
List of Notable Contributors
- Tan Lin
- Gabriella Coleman
- Roe Ethridge
- Moyra Davey
- Mel Bochner
- Joshua Cohen (writer)
- Keren Cytter
- Tim Davis (artist and poet)
- Rivka Galchen
- David Graeber
- Jon Kessler
- Wayne Koestenbaum
- David Levine
- Tom McCarthy
- James McCourt
- R. H. Quaytman
- Robert Stein (computer pioneer)
- Eve Sussman
- Michael Almereyda
- http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/18/arts/design/triple-canopy-online-journal-celebrates-13th-issue.html declared
- Triple Canopy
- The State of Inauthenticity - an analysis of the International Necronautical Society from Issue 1
- Star Wars: A New Heap - John Powers' acclaimed essay from Issue 4
- The Used Future - Kevin Kelly's review of Star Wars: A New Heap
- To Have Is to Owe - David Graeber's essay on the history of debt from Issue 10
- Notes in Time - a digital reanimation of Nancy Spero's landmark work from Issue 10
- Digitizing Art Online with Triple Canopy - an analysis of the digitized "Notes in Time"
- "New York literary magazines – start spreading the news", Hermione Hoby, The Observer, 5 January 2013