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supa dupa skies (move slow and heal things)
The theme of this issue is in part an homage to Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott’s 1997 debut studio album. Her transgression of Hip Hop’s dominant archetypes—Madonna or the Whore qua almost asexual hip hop purist or video vixen—cracked the sonic uniformity stagnating on the radio. With the goal of detonating the bleak uniformity of tech journalism, supa dupa skies riffs on Missy’s audacity—her declaration that she was more than Curtis Mayfield’s superfly, she was supa dupa fly.
This issue heralds the dawn of a new era for Logic(s) and we plan to do something very different than counting up falling sky Chicken Little style. We switching out the stultifying dread and doomsday hand-wringing for Black joy and rhythmic plurinational freedom dreaming. We storytelling outchea.
This issue heralds the dawn of a new era for Logic(s) and we plan to do something very different than counting up falling sky Chicken Little style.
Weaving memory into computer systems and Yoruba divination chains.
The proto-Taylorist methods of worker control Charles Babbage encoded into his calculating engines have origins in plantation management.
Exploring how Uyghurs and other colonized populations in Northwest China push up against the limits of surveillance hubs and colonial enclosures.
Haitian countermemories of Western empire direct us away from supposed disrepair toward Black freedom dreaming.
As analog forms of surveillance and social control are renegotiated toward digital ones, incarcerated people are isolated and made especially vulnerable.
Caste-oppressed gig workers contend with uncertain working conditions and algorithmic wage discrimination from the platforms they rely on to match with clients.
Exploring lineage, relation, and care in Tezhip, an Islamic book illumination practice, in contrast with DALL-E.
Cooking Up Code
Can coding honor the dead? Can it be prepared like a warm meal for someone you love instead of being A/B tested from above without warning?
Three poems from Petero Kalulé’s forthcoming book.
A science fiction story thinking with fungi, sentience, and extraction.
A poem riffing on Rae Sremmurd.
An interview with game developer Dani Lalonders about their queer dating simulator, ValiDate.
An interview with anti-caste scholar Murali Shanmugavelan.
An interview with scholar of technology and African indigeneity Galaan Hayle.
An interview with Maded Batara III, the spokesperson of the Junk SIM Registration Network.
A fashion shoot by designer Bones Jones.
Organizations and collectives oriented towards mutual aid and care in crisis.