Electronic Cottage is an international community where independent artists, musicians, writers and freethinkers can meet and share ideas, sounds, visual art, photos, zines, videos, reviews, news and info, opinions, tech and gear articles, and much more, all in the spirit of two-way communication.
EC draws inspiration from the Cassette Culture Revolution of the 1980s, 90s and beyond; Mail Art, Small Press and Zines, Dada, Fluxus, Punk Rock, Hacking, Circuit Bending, Anarchy, and Noise.
EC values inclusion, democracy, experimentation, independence and freedom of thought and expression, open-minded exchange, and Community.
ELECTRONIC COTTAGE originally was a magazine that took an inside look at the Home Taper Phenomenon, Cassette Culture and Electronic & Experimental Music. Hal McGee edited and published six issues of the publication, from 1989 to 1991. You can view info on EC magazine in the Legacy section of the EC site.
EC has been reborn in 2018 in a new form, as an online community where artists and enthusiasts from everywhere can gather together in a safe, harmonious, non-toxic online environment and create connections and friendships.
EC will develop slowly and organically, constantly changing and sprouting anew at every moment. It will not be fixed and static, but will instead react and grow and develop along with its members, friends, visitors and contributors. Look for changes and surprises around every corner! You just never know what is going to happen.
Everyone is welcome to contribute. EC will be what you what you make it!
You can create an Artist Page or write Reviews or contribute News Items.
Or you can just enjoy the site, and comment if you want.
EC is all about Communication in an open-minded, inclusive, freethinking spirit.
All alternative-minded artistic people from all backgrounds, nationalities, genders, and ages are welcome here.
HOWEVER, the EC Community will NOT tolerate:
- racist, homophobic, transphobic, ageist, misogynistic and misandristic materials.
Generalized misanthropy is okay, though! Hahahahahahaha!
You CAN write and talk about difficult, controversial, and contentious topics and ideas.
Just keep it civil and community-minded.
Thoughtful and tasteful sensuality and explorations of sexuality are permitted!
HATE will be denied!
If you feel compelled to comment in a negative manner about a person's ethnicity, race, creed, religion, gender, political beliefs, or lifestyle choices, THINK TWICE before posting!
ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Repeat offenders will be banned.
We can exchange ideas and we can agree to disagree.
Remember: the new EC is dedicated to two-way communication.
Enjoy it! Love it! Get mad if you want. But ALWAYS show respect or you will be unceremoniously thrown out. Understood?
When in doubt do NOT infringe on someone's copyright.
We might all have different ideas on this topic, but you are enjoined to respect the creative property of other people.
One more thing: This is NOT a political site!
EC has no one viewpoint on political situations.
It is mostly about ART and MUSIC and NOISE.
If you want to argue about politics, please go to Facebook, Twitter, Fox News, CNN, etc.