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The Alpine Review began in 2012 as a conceptually bold, ad-free print magazine which set out to explore topics of significance at a pace conducive to deep consideration and reflection on the turbulent sea of change we all live in.READ MORE
Playfulness and Processuality
David Cox interviews Bruce Sterling on the so-called ‘New Aesthetic’ to examine ideas such as 'processuality'; identifying patterns that connect machine sensor vision, aerial imaging, beauty in digital 'mistakes' and a general folding in of the digital into the real.
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The Alpine Review returns for a third instalment, still animated to understand the large scale movements of our world.
Permanence is a contradictory idea. The moment of “now” is as fiercely urgent as it has ever been. Now is the only time we will ever live in, and the only time we can do anything about.
Alchemy is either the foundation of modern science or a grand mystic delusion induced by mercury fumes. Can new understandings of ancient ways show us how interconnectedness can exist in harmony with scientific mastery?
CRISPR brings transhumanist dreams of technologically-mediated human perfection nearer to reality, but our complex world of human affairs might not be disrupted so easily.
We visit the Pacific Pinball Museum and find a unique amalgam of design, visual art, software, mechanical interaction, and old-fashioned cabinet making.
When we remember everything, do we understand anything?
Mind clones. Self-aware digital beings, reconstructed from your life’s digital footprints, able to reason, remember, and feel.
A timeless audio essay by Alan Watts seemed so in-tuned with the current state of the world, we made it into a special insert called "The Process of Life".
The history of toilets is the history of humanity. It’s abundant with good intention but it’s messy and it stinks. And despite every great civilization’s best efforts to solve the fecal problem, we still can’t quite get it right.