Do Not Research (DNR) is a platform for writing, art, and research into internet culture. It was founded in 2020 as a private Discord server to discuss memetic tactics and emergent politics. It has been publishing twice a week for the past two years, with over 200 contributors, as well as mounting physical exhibitions, film screenings, and book launches. Celebrate the launch of DNR’s new 402-page book Do Not Research 2022–2023, which includes contributions made to the platform. The IMA is the exclusive Australian outlet for the book. Hear from founder Joshua Citarella and contributors Filip Kostic and Tomi Faison, and view contributor Dana Greenleaf’s short film, Areyouwinningson? (2022).
Joshua Citarella is an artist and internet-culture researcher based in New York. He founded Do Not Research, a publishing platform for writing, art, and internet culture. Citarella has published his research into online memetic subcultures and radical politics in Politigram and the Post-Left and has written for The Guardian, Zora, Document, Spike, New Models, and Artsy.
Filip Kostic is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles. He teaches in the Fine Art and Interaction-Design Departments at ArtCenter College of Design. His performance, sculpture, and interactive-media works have been exhibited internationally, including in Ars Electronica and at Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw. He is a Do Not Research regular contributor and community member.
Tomi Faison is an artist and filmmaker from Baltimore. Her work explores the ways images, politics, internet culture, and the unconscious shape our subjectivity. She had a solo show at Smack Mellon in New York in 2023, and has shown in exhibitions and screenings in Washington DC, Baltimore, Chicago, Bern, Frankfurt, and Istanbul. She is a founder of the utopian, pirate, livestream project QuaranTV, founder and head curator of three-screen film festival Scrap Yard Screenings, and a regular contributor to Do Not Research, where she organises film screenings and artist-critique groups.