Digital Futures
January 2019

New year, new technologies, new realities. We've run a couple of issues interrogating this ever-more-digital contemporary era and its accelerating future implications before, but where those selections zoomed in on specific facets -- AI and simulated worlds -- this issue pulls back for a broader view, encompassing many aspects of society: economics, relationships, law, and leisure. It's also worth delving into nuts and bolts details that make this all possible, the specific inventions that first got us here and the inevitable endpoints of our vast and troubled tech waste systems. To understand where we may be going in 2019 and beyond, we must analyze the present as well as speculate on the possibilities, and to those ends we offer Digital Futures. Dystopian infographics, psychosimulated environments, murderous digital assistants, and technopsychodelic odysseys through an ever more unrecognizable virtuality.

Pixillation

by Lillian F. Schwartz
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Lovestreams

by Sean Buckelew
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Electric Soul

by Joni Männistö
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Amusement Park Home Movies Inspire the Algorithm

by Caleb Foss
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Another Planet

by Amir Yatziv
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The Future of Work and Death

by Wayne Walsh Sean Blacknell
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Changing the World: Bit by Bit

by Ahmed Geaissa
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Agophobia

by Benjamin Ross Hayden
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Raw Data

by Jake Fried
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Hausarrest (House Arrest)

by Matthias Sahli
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The Cognitive Era

by Zoe Beloff
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At the Other Side of Technology

by José Prieto Leonardo Llamas
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Binary Love

by Ewan Golder
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Cutia albă (The White Box)

by Mihai Păcurar
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The Satoshi Sculpture Garden

by Christopher Arcella
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Hyper Reality

by Keiichi Matsuda
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I, Loneliness Gadget

by Can Eren
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Nematodes

by Peter Burr Alexandra Grote
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Impressions (Measurements)

by Jillian Mayer
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Lo

by Ted Wiggin
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Astronaut of Featherweight

by Dalibor Baric
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Inside

by Mattis Dovier
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Transistors: Teeny Tech that Changed the World

by Abby Kent
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Soul Surgery

by Isabelle Galet-Lalande
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The Pixel Painter

by Josh Bogdan & Ryan Lasko
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