Volume 1 Issue 1, Fall 2005
Excerpt from Evidence's Issue Introduction:
"For some time now, postmodern culture has comforted itself with the thought that our age is defined by unstable relations between signifier and signified; by delirious uncertainty not only about the past but our own access to events in the present."
Volume 1 Issue 2, Spring 2006
Excerpt from Mobility's Issue Introduction:
"If the telecommunications and entertainment industries (and countless consumers) are now enthralled with all things mobile, the pieces collected here underscore that mobility is first and foremost a social phenomenon, one with long and troubled histories."
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."
Volume 2 Issue 2, Winter 2007
Excerpt from Perception's Issue Introduction:
"Some pieces in this issue -- including those by Eric Faden, Perry Hoberman, and Donald Hoffman -- blur past and present, real and make believe, theory and art, playfully tweaking the borders of the user's perception."
Volume 3 Issue 1, Fall 2007
Excerpt from Difference's Issue Introduction:
"They have created a prediction machine that refuses the purely indexical and quantitative dreams of so much of technology, instead pushing us to question what operations of power such mimetic fantasies paper over or conceal."
Volume 3 Issue 2, Summer 2012
Excerpt from Memory's Issue Introduction:
"By 'Vietnam Syndrome,' he meant the nation's aversion to wars in far-off lands with dubious goals and no viable exit strategy, not the human toll of post-traumatic stress taken on a generation of this nation's youth."
Current Projects - Current Issue
Volume 4 Issue 1, Fall 2013
Excerpt from Current Projects' Issue Introduction:
"Vectors will also continue its commitment to publishing work that is subjected to rigorous, but mutable and multiple, forms of peer review, actively engaging questions of how best to ensure scholarly excellence in work that experiments with both form and content."