There are your standard zine publishers, and then
there is Donna Kossy, the author of "Kooks."
And one-time curator of the immortal "Kooks Museum."
Donna has a new zine out called "Book Happy," about the weirdest finds that she
and her pals discover in the moldiest bins of
second-hand bookstores. I guess Donna would go broke if everyone
in the world read this publication of hers. Nevertheless, every issue
unfailingly blows me away.
I got no idea who this "atomjack" character is, but he works harder at
being cyber-hip than anybody I've ever seen.
How'd he get so knowledgable? All those web links and little blinking gizmos
years of tireless cut-and-paste devotion
hope he's not losing his eyesight.
Imagine that you were artists from the well-nigh forgotten ex-Soviet Republic of
Moldova. And imagine that you somehow got your hands on some funding
from the Moldovan Ministry of Defense.
And imagine that your response was to throw an international UFO artists
"Mute: Proud to be Flesh." I love this publication dearly. "A critical take on
technoculture in its global and European dimensions." What's not
to like? But alas, their paper magazine incarnation is hard to get hold
While the web version is kinda cluttered and all over the
And the newsletter's well-nigh inexplicable.
They're building this "house of the future" thing at MIT. So they wisely decided
to look back through the archives at some previous visions of life in the
future. And boy are they goofy.
Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him,
and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the
Bruce Sterling Online Index.
He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.