Edited by David Gunkel and Zachary McDowell
Within this issue we explore the boundaries of communication outside of the human, that which is inevitably radically other – the machine. These articles interrogate the implications and the various problematics that emerge around, within, and from the engagement with the machine. What does the machine have to say about our history, our present, or our future?
We give thanks to those who answered this call to engage these questions, and to the readers who we hope will provoke further inquiry.
The Vital Network: An Algorithmic Milieu of Communication and Control
Sandra Robinson PhD
Communication, Machines & Human Augmentics
John Novak, Jason Archer, Victor Mateevitsi, and Steve Jones