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."
Volume 1 Issue 2, Spring 2006
Excerpt from Mobility's Issue Introduction:
"As we finalized preparations for publication of this installment of Vectors, the relevance of the issue's theme - mobility - was cast into surreal relief by the events leading up to and following Hurricane Katrina."
Volume 2 Issue 1, Fall 2006
Excerpt from Ephemera's Issue Introduction:
"The environmental destruction and increasing toxicity of our planet during the past half-century is symptomatic of a seeming inability to look beyond the next quarter's profit-loss reports."
Volume 2 Issue 2, Winter 2007
Excerpt from Perception's Issue Introduction:
"While some projects address techniques and devices that span hundreds of years, thus historicizing our understanding of the relationship of technology to perception, we are also concerned with the difference a specific medium or machine might make."
Volume 3 Issue 1, Fall 2007
Excerpt from Difference's Issue Introduction:
"Certain aspects of modularity, fragmentation, and dispersion that are endemic to digital media also structure the more covert forms of racism and racial representation that categorize post-Civil Rights discourse."
Volume 3 Issue 2, Summer 2012
Excerpt from Memory's Issue Introduction:
"This issue of the journal also includes a final project designed by Vectors' longtime Creative Director, Raegan Kelly, who worked with Mark Hansen on shi jian: time."
Current Projects - Current Issue
Volume 4 Issue 1, Fall 2013
Excerpt from Current Projects' Issue Introduction:
"With the launch of these two projects by Emily Thompson and McKenzie Wark, Vectors proudly takes the next step in its evolution as a publisher and distributor of leading edge digital scholarship."