One interesting signal we were tracking back at the time of making Issue 1 was "digital nomadism" or the new kinds of work configurations enabled by the web. This reality has obviously accelerated considerably since we first wrote about it.
Guy Fawkes, Friedrich Nietzsche and now, Anonymous. The shape-shifting cyber vigilantes are ever-present wherever there is a stir in the people, thriving amidst chaos, evading classification and baffling their opponents with their coded logic.
Berlin is a manifestation of all that The Alpine Review thinks about: It lives the notions of a flat, networked world, of constant remixing of ideas, of crafts and technology and culture intersections. Its only natural that it was our city in focus for Issue 1.