mat.zine #09

Posted in Announcements by stephen on July 4, 2011

for your reading pleasure :

mat.zine #09 is hot off the press!

enjoy, print, and spread the word!

editor: Stephen Mackie

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matzine#8 : call for submissions!

Posted in Announcements by esmefieldhouse on March 1, 2011

Pinch Punch, first of the month. The hourglass issue caused quite a stir, now it’s time to get your thinking caps on for matzine#8:

Domestic Exotic entails an uncovering of the unfamiliar in the familiar, which causes a sudden shift of comfort in our surroundings [positive or negative]

Consider the ground as tightly packed substrata of forgotten stories or hollow, filled with colliding conversations between inhabitants, past + present

There’s a river below the road waiting to be found – perhaps the winding path, not the straight line, will take you there

I urge you to actively seek out these hidden truths… Let’s make #8 an unpredictable archive!

Deadline for submissions: 01 april 2011 [playful offerings encouraged in the air of april fools]

story, drawing, collage, photograph, essay, map, statistic, poem, the list goes on….. it’s open-ended [pick +/- mix]

prepare your submissions in a5 portrait, or double a5 spread + send to

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matzine #07’s food for thought

Posted in Writing by seán on January 20, 2011

There are at least three different arrows of time. First, there is the thermodynamic arrowof time, the direction of time in which disorder or entropy increases. Then, there is thepsychological arrow of time. This is the direction in which we feel time passes, the direction in which we remember the past but not the future. Finally, there is thecosmological arrow of time. This is the direction of time in which the universe isexpanding rather than contracting.

Hawking, A brief history of time, 1988

*  above  * a proton and an anti-proton particle collision at the VEPP-2M particle accelerator  *  below  * a graph from hawkings book describing the rapid expansion of the universe in the moments after the big bang  *  here  * this ‘food for thought’ is heavily biased towards this editor’s own fascination with science & time via the quantum and cosmic  *  elsewhere  * how do your personal obsessions and half-chased curiosities speak to the characteristics of time ?


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