My blue stockings fit well with the ornate carpet on the second floor of the Marriott. As I sit against the wall waiting for the first panel to open its doors, a rush of thankful emotions drowns out the hum of the crowd. How did I end up at the Association of Writers & Writing … Continue reading State of the Obra: Transitions, Traditions, & Connections Between
We the editors of Obra/Artifact would like to wish everyone a happy and productive 2018 with plenty of comfort and inspiration. As the inaugural year of Obra/Artifact, 2017 was an onslaught of determination, reading and editing, coffeeshop meetings, and new staff members, all resulting in four beautiful issues. Many thanks to our contributors, mentors and … Continue reading New Year, New Call for Submissions
By Carol Ann Moon In September 1984, I headed to the Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprachenphilologie, a.k.a. the Institute for German as a Foreign Language. I was so excited: all of my classes for the first time would be in German! Almost all of my classmates would be non-English speakers! I would be speaking, reading, … Continue reading Toward Generative Translation
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
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
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Rebecca Anne Renner “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” - Ray Bradbury My students groaned when I passed out the books. “I thought you said we weren’t reading another novel,” said the kid in front. “I was wrong,” I said. “We’re reading this … Continue reading Fahrenheit 2017