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After Us
Issue 1
Release Date
September 2015
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    32-page soft-bound journal
    275mm × 370mm


Essays by
Nora N. Khan on artificial superintelligence
Liam Young on architecture for machines
Nick Srnicek on neoliberalism and aesthetics
Benedict Singleton on modern film archetypes
Interview with Walter Murch by Dave Tompkins
Fiction by Juan Mateos

Art by
Timothy Saccenti & Sam Rolfes
Lawrence Lek

Illustrations by
Stathis Tsemberlidis
Adam Ferriss
Alex Solman
Patrick Savile
and featuring the work of
Ryoji Ikeda

Published by Optigram


Future Imperfect: Or how to stop worrying and love dystopia

An introduction to After Us from the editor, Manuel Sepulveda

Towards a Poetics of Artificial Superintelligence

Expanding our language can help us better understand AI, argues Nora N. Khan; illustrated by Adam Ferriss

An Atlas of Fiducial Architecture: A tour through the shadows of the digital

Architecture and infrastructures built for and by machines, and how they manifest on our landscape, by Liam Young

Bonus Levels

Travel around Lawrence Lek’s utopian simulations

Navigating Neoliberalism: Political aesthetics in an age of crisis

Alternative politics needs to utilise art and technology to envision a better future, argues Nick Srnicek

The Shattered C

New collaborative work from Timothy Saccenti and Sam Rolfes

That’s My Squeak

Sounds of futures past with Walter Murch and Dave Tompkins; illustrated by Optigram

The Last Girl Scout

The first in a series by Benedict Singleton on modern archetypes in cinema and literature; illustrated by Alex Solman


Fiction from Juan Mateos imagining a new kind of family unit; illustrated by Patrick Savile

Interface K1

A cyborg’s culture, by Stathis Tsemberlidis

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