Saturday, November 20, 2010

Call For Submissions!!


    Issue #3 of OBSOLETE! is going to be our biggest yet. Coming out in February, 2011, the theme of the issue is "Feral Technology". I am looking for essays, fiction, poetry, cartoons, photos and other artwork that relates loosely to the idea of setting technology free, unusual or arcane technology, adaptive technology, non-technology, anti-technology, primitivism...

Definition of FERAL
1: of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast
2a: not domesticated or cultivated : wild
2b: having escaped from domestication and become wild

Definition of TECHNOLOGY
1a : the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area : engineering 2
1b : a capability given by the practical application of knowledge
2: a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge
3: the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor

So far we have an interview with author and Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow, and I am slated to work on a piece with San Francisco post-industrial folk artist Kal Spelletich. An article on the history of Hoodoo is also in the works. Why not contribute your own ideas?
Deadline: January 15th
Want to pitch an idea? Send me an outline? ricardo@feral-tech.com