Rio Morning Sounds

By Mary T. Duerksen The photo and audio clip provided come from our second semester student Mary. Listen to the sounds of Rio in the morning, from construction, to dogs barking, to the buzz of a beautiful city.

Everything is Translatable, Especially A Rubik’s Cube

By Tony Pizzo During my first semester retreat to the Atlantic Center for the Arts last January, I attended many eye-opening poetry workshops analyzing the vast selections of form, process, and purpose available to me in this curious expanded field. Among them was a focus on translation, taught by the wonderful John Pluecker. You know … Continue reading Everything is Translatable, Especially A Rubik’s Cube

Harnessing the Fandom Phenomenon: A Call to Action for Expanded Fielders, Cross-Genre Writers and Artistic Innovators of All Types

By: Lucianna Chixaro Ramos The history of sci-fi fandom is deep. I am acutely aware of my shallowness when it comes to the genre—my longest forays into the realm of sci-fi involve defying the sophomore year reading list by spending an entire summer reading Dune and avoiding Warhammer conversations as much as is humanly possible. … Continue reading Harnessing the Fandom Phenomenon: A Call to Action for Expanded Fielders, Cross-Genre Writers and Artistic Innovators of All Types

Issue Two “Technologic” Release & Call for Submissions

Thanks to a great deal of work from our editors and contributors, the second issue of Obra/Artifact is live! If you haven’t already, give our “Technologic” selections a read, and explore how machines have become entangled in our private/public lives. Buy a PDF of Issue Two After you check out, be sure to click the "return to … Continue reading Issue Two “Technologic” Release & Call for Submissions