INTERVIEW: Annabeth Leong

Three things give Annabeth Leong a feeling of perfect peace: punching a bag, having an orgasm, and taking communion. Writing is a more tumultuous experience, but she loves it anyway. Annabeth has written romance and erotica of many flavors — dark, kinky, vanilla, straight, lesbian, bi, and menage. She particularly enjoys playing off myth, legend, fairy tales, and fantastic history. She believes passionately in freedom of speech, rights for people of all sexual orientations, and freedom of religion. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, blogs atannabethleong.blogspot.com, and tweets @AnnabethLeong.

In this interview, we talk about shame, sex, fairy tales, and what it’s like writing erotica for charity.

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INTERVIEW: Ash Nathans

Scribblegraph, a project of Australian artist Ash Nathens, started as a drawing project for his daughter, but after deciding to share his art on Google+, his work has become known the world over. Ash has recently been interviewed in Forbes and ArtInfo, and was kind enough to speak with Paper Tape about how he became the Scribbler, the development of his craft, and the future of the Scribblegraph project. 

 

(Ash Nathens, Street Sleeper)

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INTERVIEW: Lee Cody

In 2010, Lee Cody put a stamp on a balloon and mailed it. His intent was to examine the US Postal Service as a predefined system, an inquiry which lead to the creation of Unmailable Objects. Since then he has examined such internet institutions as Flickr (Flickr Album) and Google (Hypertext) in work that often not only inspires, but requires direct viewer participation. A recent graduate of California College of the Arts, he has exhibits at Root Division, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the internet, among others.

In this interview we talk about his work, relational art, and the way technology has (and hasn’t) impacted the art world.

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