Politically and socially conscious, Automata is dedicated to under-represented voices in the arts.
We’re offering this full pdf edition of the first issue for free. The second issue–featuring the art of Jean Varda, one of Carolyn Cassady Sylvia’s memories of her father Neal Cassady, and an interview with TC Boyle–will be available soon at City Lights Books in San Francisco, Left Bank Books in Seattle, the Open Book in Grass Valley, and other awesome stores near you.
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The zine’s title and image are meant to pay homage to the analog brilliance of 18th century automata, as well as to that phase of the artistic process that has us following the script of our inspiration. The mechanical merges with the imaginative, the incendiary, and the emotional.
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