Code Couture w/ writer Olivia Kan-Sperling on the programming logic of style (NM60)
NYC-based writer Olivia Kan-Sperling on style and the new media paradigm that underpins it.
This episode is nominally about the state of style but ultimately is about the changing media paradigm that underpins how we signal through sartorial codes in 2023. New York-based writer Olivia Kan-Sperling is our guest. She is an assistant editor and regular contributor to The Paris Review and her work has appeared in publications such as Interview, Praxis, Heavy Traffic, and Cabinet. Last year she published a book of Kendall Jenner x Lil Peep fanfic titled Island Time (Expat Press, 2022), an excerpt of which she shares here. The conversation is NYC-centric but, more so, generationally specific, pushing us to shift our viewpoint to unfamiliar angles.
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Music for this ep: Cocteau Twins, "Know Who You Are at Every Age"