Triple Canopy is a magazine based in New York. Since 2007, Triple Canopy has advanced a model for publication that encompasses digital works of art and literature, public conversations, exhibitions, and books. This model hinges on the development of publishing systems that incorporate networked forms of production and circulation. Working closely with artists, writers, technologists, and designers, Triple Canopy produces projects that demand considered reading and viewing. Triple Canopy resists the atomization of culture and, through sustained inquiry and creative research, strives to enrich the public sphere. Triple Canopy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and a member of Common Practice New York.
Lead Backend Developer
Editorial and Production Assistants
Ciaran Finlayson, Nick Irvin, Mary Kinney, Gil Lawson, Blair McClendon, Allison Paller
Board of Directors
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
Fraser D. Mooney
Selig D. Sacks
Zoë & Joel Dictrow
Elizabeth W. Easton
Vladimir & Betsy Jelisavcic
Christian K. Keesee
Gregory R. Miller
Samantha C. Smith
Current institutional support
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston
Fifth Floor Foundation
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Lambent Foundation/Fund of Tides Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Arts In Media
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
in partnership with the City Council
New York State Council on the Arts
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Past institutional support
Buddy Taub Foundation
Chamber Music America and the
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Experimental TV Center
Media Arts Technical Assistance Fund
Furthermore: A program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund
New York Council for the Humanities
New York State Council on the Arts
Electronic Media and Film
Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Royal Norwegian Consulate General
Since its first issue in 2008 the nonprofit Triple Canopy has been a high-minded, high-design artifact, with writers and art directors from Harper’s and Artforum and a sharp, scholarly wit. Triple Canopy deals with heady cultural concepts. Online it broke the mold of traditional Web design; instead of scrolling down, readers page left and right, which gives the work a framed look.… Their concept of “slowing down the Internet” has come to seem prescient.
—Melena Ryzik, the New York Times
A welcome facility with the basic machinery of the Web is complemented by an even more welcome interface: Triple Canopy may be a journal of high intellectual resolution, but it is also very easy to read on a computer screen.… A grasp of how the Web moves and renders information is valuable, but so is Triple Canopy’s role as a modified version of the general-interest magazine. The editors’ approach may come more from the art world than from the newsroom, but Triple Canopy is satisfyingly old school in the catholic nature of its interests. Some of the collective’s output qualifies as news that applies to the larger population, and some of it is smaller in scale, close to the purely poetic or personal. And they’ve just gone and done the most old-school thing of all: released a book. Invalid Format is a delightful collection culled from the first four issues of the magazine. What is sacrificed in pixels and sound is made up for in a primitive portability you’ll recognize, and in an intimacy only the printed stack knows: all that information is destined to bunk together forever. No escape button.
—Sasha Frere-Jones, the New Yorker
I propose you explore the audio, images, and text in this excellent multimedia magazine that—however attuned its editors are to what the web does well—hasn't forgotten what magazines also need to be: written.
—Wyatt Mason, Harper's Magazine
A beautiful art object in and of itself—and a welcome reminder of the wonderful things Web publications (and only Web publications) can do when they take advantage of their medium.
—The New York Observer
Triple Canopy is a multitasking brain trust of a nonprofit that publishes an extremely smart Internet magazine, presents performances and organizes exhibitions.
—Holland Cotter, the New York Times
Triple Canopy is an online magazine that lets you watch videos, is not limited by word or page length, and can be read simultaneously by people anywhere in the world. In other words, it’s the future. Only thing is, you can’t read it in the bath. Yet.
—Jennifer Higgie, Financial Times
Like [Triple Canopy], Corrected Slogans sidles curiously between print and digital. Its fastidious edits, a vestige, increasingly, of the printed page, lend it the feel of a dog-eared book, removed from the web’s frictionless slick. At the same time, it takes the footnote and subjects it to the logic of the Internet. Its annotations seem beholden to the sort of tangential wandering through sources that Google and its bevy of digitized books enable. Search for a phrase, and you’re bound to end up elsewhere, often in a topic only tenuously threaded to your initial query. Viewed through this frame, Corrected Slogans hypostatizes the web’s abstract flow, where every text yawns into another.
—Courtney Fiske, the Brooklyn Rail
Triple Canopy adds video to the usual prose and photographs, but there's no question you're reading a literary magazine—even if it has no paper counterpart. It's not the first place on the Web to try this trick, but it's one of only a handful where it works well.
—Blake Wilson, the New York Times
An intriguing example of innovative online publishing—a reading experience that draws you in like print, with the flash and frisson of the Web.
One of the densest, highest ideas-per-page reads I've had in a long while. Innovative and very likable.
—Kevin Kelly, the Long Now Foundation, Wired
One of the best things you'll read this year … and it also seems to me to be the Writing of the Future. It is its own thing.
—Ed Park, the Believer, Personal Days
Little did [Bob Dylan] know that his Beat generation mentors (the original slackers) would be thoroughly out-slothed by subsequent cohorts, primarily my own (Generation X), to the point where a bunch of talented youth from Triple Canopy can hang an event on failure, be successful, and look good, if appropriately maudit, while doing so. Indeed, these busy Y-sters have distilled and perfected the deception of cloaking themselves in the distressed sartorial aesthetic of their predecessors while being, in truth, fiendishly ambitious and competent.
—Andrew Hultkrans, Artforum
Triple Canopy is a fascinating, ambitious, terrifically designed new literary-and-more online magazine.
Smart, gorgeous, informative. They're doing the sort of stuff that people say is not happening on the Internet: intelligent reportage and analysis that isn't afraid to go in-depth. I'm going to be digging through the archives for a long time to come.
—Paul Constant, the Stranger
Triple Canopy is not currently hiring for any positions.
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
Triple Canopy is seeking assistance with its editorial, website development, design, and public programming. To learn more, visit our education page.
Please direct all press, and general inquiries to:
155 Freeman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222 USA
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Triple Canopy supports the following browsers and operating systems across the site:
- Chrome 21.0+ (Mac/Windows)
- Safari 6.0+ (Mac/Windows)
- Firefox 21.0+ (Mac/Windows)
- Internet Explorer 10+
There are some exceptions for long-form content.