With the written word, the online journal being-a.live interrogates what liveness is. The journal further seeks toward challenging notions of performance and performativity through expanded discourse. being-a.live does not orient itself around writing about any particular, defined community of artists or of the art scenes of any particular place. This journal instead seeks to clarify the scope of its operation methodologically. The approach will change to facilitate the development of this journal, shifting and changing as the nature of the inquiry shifts.