Beyond Dark Matter is a tween zine about time traveling and overthrowing master technologies featuring Gem, a young student who is always on the go, Ms. Johnson, an elder who runs the local community kitchen and Archie, a retired postal service worker and handyman who volunteers at the community kitchen. This zine is based on Dark matter objects: Technologies of capture and things that can’t be held.
Beyond Dark Matter
NETA BOMANI (writer) is an abolitionist, learner, and educator interested in parsing information and histories, while making things by hand with human and non-human computers. Neta’s work combines archives, oral histories, computation, social practices, printmaking, paper engineering, zine making, and workshops to create do-it-yourself artifacts. Neta received a graduate degree in Interactive Telecommunications from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Neta has taught at the School for Poetic Computation, the New School, and Princeton University. Neta has studied under Mariame Kaba, Simone Browne, Ruha Benjamin, Fred Moten, and many others who inform Neta’s work.
ROMI MORRISON (editor) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher. Their work investigates the personal, political, and spatial boundaries of Blackness within digital technologies. Using maps, data, sound, performance, and video, their installations challenge the demands of an increasingly quantified world that reduces land into property, people into digits, and knowledge into data. Romi has exhibited work at such venues as Transmediale (Berlin), ALT_CPH Biennial (Copenhagen), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Queens Museum (New York), and the Walker Museum of Art. Their writing has been published by MIT Press, University of California Press, and Catalyst Journal of Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience. They are currently finishing their PhD in Media Arts + Practice at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
SABII BORNO (illustrator) is a twenty-six-year-old Illustrator from Queens, New York. She loves food, anime, video games, collecting art books, and a good meme. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from The Fashion Institute of Technology in 2019. Sabii currently lives in Queens with her two roommates and cat named Maple.