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
Pixillation
Lillian F. Schwartz
Lovestreams
Lovestreams
Sean Buckelew
Electric Soul
Electric Soul
Joni Männistö
Amusement Park Home Movies Inspire the Algorithm
Amusement Park Home Movies Inspire the Algorithm
Caleb Foss
Another Planet
Another Planet
Amir Yatziv
The Future of Work and Death
The Future of Work and Death
Wayne Walsh
Sean Blacknell
Changing the World: Bit by Bit
Changing the World: Bit by Bit
Ahmed Geaissa
Agophobia
Agophobia
Benjamin Ross Hayden
Raw Data
Raw Data
Jake Fried
Hausarrest (House Arrest)
Hausarrest (House Arrest)
Matthias Sahli
The Cognitive Era
The Cognitive Era
Zoe Beloff
At the Other Side of Technology
At the Other Side of Technology
José Prieto
Leonardo Llamas
Binary Love
Binary Love
Ewan Golder
Cutia albă (The White Box)
Cutia albă (The White Box)
Mihai Păcurar
The Satoshi Sculpture Garden
The Satoshi Sculpture Garden
Christopher Arcella
Hyper Reality
Hyper Reality
Keiichi Matsuda
I, Loneliness Gadget
I, Loneliness Gadget
Can Eren
Nematodes
Nematodes
Peter Burr
Alexandra Grote
Impressions (Measurements)
Impressions (Measurements)
Jillian Mayer
Lo
Lo
Ted Wiggin
Astronaut of Featherweight
Astronaut of Featherweight
Dalibor Baric
Inside
Inside
Mattis Dovier
Transistors: Teeny Tech that Changed the World
Transistors: Teeny Tech that Changed the World
Abby Kent
Soul Surgery
Soul Surgery
Isabelle Galet-Lalande
The Pixel Painter
The Pixel Painter
Josh Bogdan & Ryan Lasko
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