Lauren Boyle: Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network (13.11.2019)
The New York collective DIS (Lauren Boyle, Marco Roso, Solomon Chase, David Toro) transforms knowledge and discourse into experiences. Following the credo: To change the world we must change our ability to understand it. DIS radically confront the complexity of the present at eye level.
For nearly a decade now, DIS has continuously embraced, engaged, and reinvented important new platforms for the production, dissemination, and discussion of contemporary culture – all of which reimagine one format or another. Through it’s own unique platforms, and curatorial projects, DIS enhances and amplifies the possibilities and capabilities of art and its role in the artistic, commercial, educational, and public spheres – folding all into one. Today, DIS is focused on dis.art. While remaining true to the novel approaches to critical inquiry that defined life as a magazine, DIS is focused on redefining entertainment and education through its new streaming platform – dis.art.
Lauren Boyle lives and works in New York City. She is a co-founder of the collective DIS, whose cultural interventions are manifest across a range of media and platforms, from site-specific exhibitions to ongoing online projects. The early iteration of DIS was DIS Magazine (2010–2017), which produced editorials and published mixtapes alongside discourse-heavy essays on topics like data and the post-contemporary. In 2018 the collective transitioned platforms from an online magazine to a video streaming edutainment platform – dis.art – narrowing in on the future of education and entertainment.