Dear Kickstarter supporters,
If you follow our HOLO updates on Twitter, Facebook, or the ‘magazine’ section over at CreativeApplications.Net (CAN), you’ve heard the big news already: once again, 226 pages are laid out, polished, and ready to go to press (in February). And once again, they provide fascinating views of emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology: in HOLO 2 we encounter seven extraordinary artists and designers (Ryoichi Kurokawa, Vera Molnar, Jürg Lehni, Tale of Tales, Timo Arnall, Katie Paterson, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer); we inspect unlikely sites of creative collaboration (CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the Smithsonian Institute’s mineral collection, or SETI’s radio telescopes); we discuss key tools in the making (The Oculus Rift) and, at the heart of this issue, conduct a sweeping thematic investigation (of chance, causality, and prediction). More than forty amazing writers, photographers, illustrators, and designers (cover artist Karsten Schmidt, for example) have joined us in producing HOLO 2 – and we couldn’t be happier with the magazine that emerged.
For an extensive ‘post-production’ preview of HOLO 2 take “The Grand Tour” on CAN.
To catch up on HOLO’s development and our related activities throughout 2014 and 2015 (i.e. since our last Kickstarter update), check out the previous HOLO posts on CAN. Our “Back to the (not-so-distant) future” announcement and our “Illustrated Countdown” reveal additional insights into content, contributors, and editorial production.
Since some of you have asked: if your campaign pledge included a HOLO subscription, you’ll – of course – receive HOLO 2 automatically. Please ensure we have your current mailing address though; if you have moved or anticipate moving before we ship, get in touch at email@example.com to update your info – thank you.
Happy holidays and thanks again for your support!
— Alex, Filip, Greg, Sherry
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