Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Fake Smoking Gets Real, I Dunno, Art Thing

Courtney say relax"NJOYs. Blus. Smokefrees. V2s. All manner of customized vaporizers. This is the moment of the e-cigarette, or more precisely, the Electronic Nicotine Delivery Device (ENDD). Day by day, the broader public is learning (and contesting) what it means to 'vape': how one does it, where one can do it, and what it means to do so. As individuals, industries, and governments stumble towards definitions, Rhizome has commissioned a group of artists and critics to present analyses—historical, political, social, anticipatory—of this technology and the discursive field that is emerging around it."

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Danzig! (#5,318)

Some of us get canker sores in our throats when we smoke for real, Alex

Alex Balk (#4)

@Danzig! That's what chew is for. Yes, chew is preferable to "electronic cigarettes."

Danzig! (#5,318)

@Alex Balk get out of here with your tobacco, I'm a Coloradoan. And edibles are NOT the same, they're different. They're different!

migraineheadache (#1,866)

I tried NJOYS, and the weird part was what to say when someone asked to bum a cigarette. Being honest meant a dumb interaction about how it was electronic, while otherwise I felt I was lying about not having any hypothetical cigarettes left. There were also many pointless conversations about not having a lighter. I eventually went back to snus and lozenges.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Vape twerks, twerps gape.

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