NEW MODELS is a media channel & community addressing the emergent effects of networked technology on culture.
Art, tech, politics, pop culture, climate … New Models seeks new frameworks for understanding the mess of the world—and the ways in which the mediation of this mess shapes us. We publish weekly pods, digesting recent events, often with the help of experts (of all kinds). Hosts: Caroline Busta, Daniel Keller, and Lil Internet.
In addition to our audio content, subscribers also receive occasional text-based dispatches.
See https://newmodels.io for more
NEW MODELS was founded in Berlin in 2018. It’s initial aim was to create a media space outside of Web 2.0 platforms by hand-aggregating links and seeding a community beyond the feed. In the time since, we have built an international member network and Discord server, staged many IRL and digital/physical events, published swarm-generated content with Highsnobiety, Kaleidoscope, and Novembre; released an album’s worth of unhinged radio plays by Lil Internet, created an Internet perfume with Society of Scent, and facilitated the creation of an interactive digital glossary (NM Webdex) and a physical book (NMCodex)—both collectively-authored by the NM community—indexing the experience of being online together during the extremely online year of Y2K20.
In 2021, New Models teamed up with creators Joshua Citarella and Interdependence (Mat Dryhurst & Holly Herndon), along with engineers Duncan Wilson, James McGeary, and Cullen Miller to build Channel.xyz, a platform and protocol offering a web3 toolset for a new era of networked media. Season 0 launched in January 2022.
SubStack $5 USD/mo includes all audio from April 2022 forward.
Patreon €5 EUR /mo includes the full NM audio archive (2018-present).
Channel.xyz - holding the s0 Founder token grants unlimited access to all content.
*Discord access is accessible via application after subscribing via Channel or via our €8 EUR/mo v2.0 Community Member tier on Patreon.