ISSUE 1: MIND THE GAP
Inside our first issue, you’ll find a diverse mix of prose, poetry and art, all defined by what we call “Perception Gaps.” These are the gaps between one person and another — the gaps in perceptions and opinions between people as close as next door or as far away as another country. We asked our contributors to consider this idea and present us with the fruits of their inspirations, and we’ve been thrilled with the results, as we hope you will be also.
From Lebanon to Portland, our contributors span a wide swath of the planet, and we’re proud to bring them all into one place. Here, you’ll find prose on technology and family, poetry on space and war, and visual art that bends perception to create something as radical as it is shocking. We are proud to present work by the following individuals:
Our featured artist is the infamously anonymous digital artist Saint Hoax, whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, and more. He created eight new images specifically for our issue, and we were honored to have the chance to talk in depth with Saint Hoax about the origins and inspiration for the work. And for our Side Conversations, we spoke with six individuals who could be less alike in professions, but all in their own way are addressing the gaps that exist between us today: from an adventure photographer who was living in a yurt to the Social Media Director at TED, we bring to you six unique perspectives on perception and what it practically takes to close these gaps between us today.
We believe in conversation, and we believe these pieces inspire conversation as much as they amuse, inform, and bridge gaps. This magazine started with a series of conversations, and as we continue forward, we promise to keep having them. We hope you’ll chime in. Below are links to the pieces, which you can also find on our home page beneath Issue 2.
- Muchijoon | Lilian Mehrel
- The Vehicle of Escape | Muhannad Hariri
- The Politics of Tragedy | Matt Gordon
- Looking for the Buddha | David Listen
- New Year’s Eve | Lauren Owens Doyle
- Beyond Portland | Alex Lanz
- Doorways in Time | Tatiana Serafin
- Based on the Actual Story: Argo | Mark Lijek and Cora Amburn-Lijek
- Claim + Evidence = Thesis | John Reed
- Drone & Ferry Tale | Miriam Zafar
- < B > MAUER IM KOPF < /B > | Sam O’Hana
- Hubble Deep Field | Kirsten Chen
- My girlfriend wishes I would | Chris Campanioni
- Engaging with the Flow with Adventure Photographer Matthew Van Biene
- On Digital Conversations with Nadia Goodman, Social Media Director at TED
- Digitizing Possibility with Isabel Sheinnman from Library For All
- A Teaching Musician and Touring Teacher with Violinist-Looper Joe Kye
- On David Foster Wallace, Argo, and Cinematic Information Gaps with Film Critic Glenn Kenny
- On the Beauty of Uncertainty, Unknowing, and Being Wrong with Flux Weekly Founder, Isaac Fornarola