Evidence
Volume 1 Issue 1, Fall 2005
Excerpt from Evidence's Issue Introduction:
"How do we know what is really happening in that place? For those whose only exposure to the war is through streams of data mediated by screens like this one, it may be possible to suspect, as Jean Baudrillard famously declared some fifteen years ago, that none of it is really taking place at all."
Mobility
Volume 1 Issue 2, Spring 2006
Excerpt from Mobility's Issue Introduction:
"Processed, parsed, and analyzed data cannot produce change in a country that has abandoned its domestic infrastructure, neglected the poor, and failed to realize the hopes and possibilities of the Civil Rights era (not to mention the Emancipation era."
Ephemera
Volume 2 Issue 1, Fall 2006
Excerpt from Ephemera's Issue Introduction:
"This issue of Vectors is not intended as a celebration of ephemerality, but rather a gesture of respect for the fleeting nature of the present and the material consequences of the past."
Perception
Volume 2 Issue 2, Winter 2007
Excerpt from Perception's Issue Introduction:
"The rubric of 'perception' offers a convenient throughline by which to weave together a number of fields, including geography, cognitive science, film studies, art history, philosophy, and the digital arts."
Difference
Volume 3 Issue 1, Fall 2007
Excerpt from Difference's Issue Introduction:
"Blue Velvet's' evocative explorations of the cityscapes of New Orleans both pre- and post-Katrina help us to understand that the seeds of the devastation wrought by Katrina were sown years before the storm touched ground."
Memory
Volume 3 Issue 2, Summer 2012
Excerpt from Memory's Issue Introduction:
"We will remind our now seven-year-old daughter that the first (and practically only) time she saw live television was in 2008 when Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination for President."
Current Projects - Current Issue
Volume 4 Issue 1, Fall 2013
Excerpt from Current Projects' Issue Introduction:
"Since Vectors launched in 2005, many more scholars have the capacity to produce multimodal research, and the number of venues for such work has slowly expanded."