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The ‘Homeland’ in 2017: examining the environment and infrastructure of the United States in a time of political upheaval.
The ‘Homeland’ in 2017: examining the environment and infrastructure of the United States in a time of political upheaval.
54 backers pledged $3,271 to help bring this project to life.

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Silica Magazine is a digital and print periodical exploring geographic and environmental issues in the digital age.

Issue No 2: Homeland will examine and report on the United States’ infrastructure, environment and climate policy during the first 100 days of our new political leadership. 

What happens to America if regulations are discarded, earth science is questioned, and satellites are switched off? What happens if pipelines, arctic drills, and border-walls begin to redraw territories? 

We need your support to produce digital and print editions of Homeland. The digital version will be published on silicamag.com, completely ad-free and free to access, with custom-coded responsive and interactive content. The limited-run print edition will be an ad-free, meticulously designed, collectable glossy zine. Homeland will be released in May 2017 along with rewards shipments for all off our backers.

Silica Mag's Mission

Silica investigates the geographic, ecological, and technological phenomena in the digital age. Our goal is to bring hard journalism, substantive artwork, and pioneering commentary through carefully-crafted interactive and print media. 

We are an inclusive collective of journalists, designers, technologists, and artists seeking to explore the complexities of our planet through compelling and forward-thinking experimental media. Silica Media Inc. is an independent, registered non-profit founded in 2016 headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. Our first issue 'Lakes,' released in March 2016, examined freshwater bodies across the world in an era of anthropogenic change. The Lake Issue can be found at silicamag.com.

Rewards

Glossy, newstand print magazine of Issue 2, companion to the digital issue
Glossy, newstand print magazine of Issue 2, companion to the digital issue

 

Screen Printed Silica Logo T-Shirt and Tote
Screen Printed Silica Logo T-Shirt and Tote

 

Our apparel rewards are made to order and printed by hand at our Managing Editor’s home silkscreening studio. We take every effort to ensure our production process is as environmentally-friendly as possible.

What We’re Raising

Silica is a collective passion project. Our primary funding goal is to cover the costs of production, web hosting, and printing of the issue. Funding beyond the minimum will increase the amount we can pay our contributors and the scope of what we can create.

If we reach our minimum goal of $3,000, we will be able to make the second issue in-line with our first one with around two interactive features, four journalistic articles, four art showcases, and four commentary pieces.

Funding beyond the minimum would enable the creation of video content, commissioned digital artwork, and more in-depth features. A well-funded issue will also expand Silica’s future as an organization.

 

Risks and challenges

We do not know what 2017 has in store, so we can not exactly predict the stories we will cover. No matter what, the stories will align with the themes of the issue and Silica as a whole.

We encourage backers to look at our first issue at silicamag.com to serve as a proof of concept of what we can do.

Interested contributors and collaborators can pitch ideas for our upcoming issue to editor@silicamag.com.

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    Cyber Supporter

    Your e-support gets your name coded into of the digital edition of Homeland for all the internet to see.

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    You will receive an IRL copy of Silica Magazine Issue No. 2: Homeland (Print Edition)

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    Silica Advocate

    Best of both worlds: your name in the digital edition, plus a copy of the print edition, plus the t-shirt!

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    Silica Warrior

    The full kit: a Silica logo tote bag stuffed with your copy of the print mag, the t-shirt, plus special credits in both the digital and print editions.

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    Silica Executive Producer

    Special, limited Executive Producer credit at the top of the masthead in both the Issue 2 print and digital editions. You will be invited to a special pre-issue planning meeting with Silica's Editor-in-Chief, Creative Director, and Managing Editor.

    Plus, you get the whole merch bundle!

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