All of Us


William Major measures academic “ecocriticism” against the practical “agrarianism” of Wendell Berry.

Tank Girl, Postfeminist Media Manifesto


Elyce Helford frames Tank Girl as a portrait of the postfeminist woman: hyper-individualist and hyper-sexual - a woman who is quite comfortable in popular cinema but not so much so in reality.

Michael Mateas responds


As alternatives to agency-obsession, “critical technical practices” that connect art and technology are front and center in the work of Michael Mateas.

Histories of the Future


Steve Shaviro reviews Tomorrow Now by Bruce Sterling, a book that (for an eminent cyberpunk novelist) is perhaps too sane and sensible.

Post-Wankery: A Review of Infinite Jest


Piotr Siemion discusses Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

One or Many Gombrowicz’s?


On twentieth-century Poland’s leading author.

The Electronic Swarm of City and Self


Jenny Weight reviews William Mitchell’s third book, Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City.

Miloš Crnjanski and his descendents


Poet Nina Zivancevic translates and comments on poetry by the founder of Modernism in Yugoslav literature

Mister Smathers


a short fiction by Harry Mathews

For Thee: A Response to Alice Bell


Stuart Moulthrop uses the lessons of hypertext as both an analogy and an explanation for why hypertext and its criticism will stay in a “niche” - and why, despite Bell’s concern, that’s not such a bad thing. As the response of an author to his critic, addressed to “thee,” “implicitly dragging her into the niche with me,” this review also dramatizes the very productivity of such specialized, nodal encounters.