Volume I: Pattern Machines

In our inaugural issue of original essays, fiction, poetry, and art, we explore how technology impacts the human condition. 

Pattern Machines examines how endless streams of information can lead to individualized forms of insanity and dislocation, the ways in which social media is not merely reflecting the world but remaking it in its own image; how search trends can reveal societal pathologies, and much, much more.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRELIMINARIES : An opening broadside.

The Resistable Rise of Pattern Machines
A manifesto, of sorts
by The Collective

PABLUM: Light discussion; easily digestible fare.

Notified Off The Wagon
The New Nexus of Addiction
by The Collective

Instagrammification
Inadvertent Advertising in a Selfie-Stick Society
by Caris Fawcett

Oedipal Cuckplex

Data Science, Societal Pathologies, and the Garbage Heap of Culture
by The Collective

PAEANS: Poetry in the service of…

The Bygone Tree
by David Williams III


Livestreaming The Apocalypse
by Steven Monacelli

Banned From Tinder
by Catherine Chambers

 

PALAVER: Ruminations punctuated with analysis.

Cathedral Full of Mirrors
Capitalist Dislocation and the New Hyperobject
by Tyler Walicek

 
Simulacra and Self-Simulation
The Threat of Self-Simulation, the Promise of Simulacratic Rights
by Steven Monacelli

 

PROSAICS: Fictive flights of fancy.

Final Dispatch From the InfoWars
by Carl Harris

 
Devices
by Seth Garben