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POC Zine Project's Brief Review of Zine Histories and Culture(s)
Transcript of POC Zine Project's Brief Review of Zine Histories and Culture(s)
OF ZINE HISTORIES
AND ZINE CULTURE(S)
The People of Color Zine Project (POCZP)'s mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share.
WHAT IS A ZINE?
A zine ( /ˈziːn/ zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier. - Wikipedia
POCZP WAS THERE!!!
WHY DO 'THEY' CALL THEM ZINES?
Zine comes from fanzine, a term coined in the 1930s to describe a combination of "fan mags" and "letterzines."
One of the first fanzines was The Comet (1930), which was about science fiction.
THESE ARE ZINES TOO
1926 - Harlem, NYC
1892 - New York City
Before the 1930s, zines were often called pamphlets.
Has a publisher and Rookie is
sponsored by Urban Outfitters:
Has a circulation of over 900,000 subscribers and grew into a media company:
WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ZINES
EXCLUSIVE AND INCLUSIVE
HARD TO FIND
ZINESTERS HAVE GROWN UP TO BE/ARE...
POC ZINE PROJECT
Founded in 2010 by Daniela Capistrano, POCZP is a grassroots advocacy platform and an experiment in activism and community through materiality.
ZINES & THE PRINTING PRESS
The world's first movable type printing technology was invented and developed in China by the Han Chinese printer Bi Sheng between the years 1041 and 1048.
In Korea, the movable metal type printing technique was invented in the early thirteenth century during the Goryeo Dynasty.
In the West, the invention of an improved movable type mechanical printing technology in Europe is credited to the German printer Johannes Gutenberg in 1450.
The printing press was an important step towards the democratization of knowledge.
A printed publication, created independently and in limited releases, by an individual or in collaboration with multiple people, of at least two pages, at any point after the advent of the printing press.
It may or may not have a companion website/digital presence.
A ZINE AS ...
OFFICIAL WEBSITE IN 2014
A publication can still be considered a zine even if it wasn't explicitly labeled a zine by its creator(s), as long as it was independently made.
Teen Council is a small group of high school students working closely with instructors in the Bronx Museum Media Lab. Each year, the teens produce 3 MuseZines, a graphic publication of original work and commentary.