CONSCIOUSNESS cannot spontaneously accept or reject new forms, as offered by creative genius; it is the new form, for however great a period of time it may remain a mere irritant—that moulds consciousness to the necessary amplitude for holding it.
— Mina Loy, “Aphorisms on Futurism” (1914)
New Frequencies are new forms of scholarship created by undergraduate and graduate students. These projects invite you to interact with the work of Mina Loy and other avant-garde figures in new, experimental, and playful ways.
Created and owned by students, the projects featured here are hosted on separate websites and servers. Because students typically must complete their projects within a semester or summer, they do not have the time to go through a lengthy process of scholarly peer review. Moreover, once they complete a course or graduate, they have no incentive to revise. As a result, we cannot guarantee that the content is accurate or that the projects meet web accessibility standards, despite our emphasis on the importance of doing so. We can also not guarantee that students will maintain their sites, so some links may be broken. Despite these risks, we believe this work is worthy of publication here. Students bring fresh ideas, creative approaches, and technological innovation to Mina Loy and the historical avant-garde. Even more than traditional scholarship, New Frequencies exemplify the spirit of the en dehors garde.