Summer 2005


Ingestion / Pontormo’s Diary

Elizabeth PilliodFood and the management of the artist’s melancholy

Inventory / How to Join the Men’s Auxillary

Sasha ArchibaldValerie Solanas and the enemies and allies of SCUM

Colors / Ivory

Frances StarkMouth-watering silence

Black Pyramid / Manifesto

Peter Lamborn WilsonHallucinogenic snuff


Crystal Clear: An Interview with Shea Zellweger

Christine Wertheim and Shea ZellwegerDeveloping the Logic Alphabet

Artist Project / The Match Game

Sasha ChavchavadzeSpeak, memories

Utopia on Vinyl

Jonathan WardThe history of the industrial musical

In Search of Ancient Astronauts: A Requiem for the Space Age

Mark DeryArchitectural techno-transcendentalism in Southern California

Artist Project / Moonworks

Craig KalpakjianLunar Impressions

Artist Project / Bad Birds

Lynne Roberts-GoodwinLook away

The Kingpin of Fakers

Christopher TurnerColonel Dinshah P. Ghadiali and the Spectro-Chrome

Artist Project / C.V.—A Work in Progress

Patrick PoundAlmost famous

A Matter of Degrees

Allen Ezell and John BearThe FBI on the trail of the world’s most lucrative diploma mill

Fictional States

New Foundlands

George PendleHow many countries are there in the world?

Hating Your Country

Cecilia SjöholmInstead of pretending you don’t live there

Artist Project / Borderville

InvertebrateAll along the watchtower

Confections of Zeno

Tony WoodThe consequences of cartographic fantasy

The Ephemera of Fictional States

William BrykThe art of sovereignty

Self-Declared Nations: A Portfolio

CabinetThey pledge allegiance


A land (and some waters)

Hutt River Province Principality

Against the grain

The Empire of Atlantium

Robert BlacksonDiasporan dreams

The Kingdom of Fusa

Robert BlacksonThe virtues of the viceroy

State in Time

Understood by those who understand it

The Kingdom of Elgaland-Vargaland

Gathering up what’s between

The New Free State of Caroline

An island in the stream

The Magic of the State: An Interview with Michael Taussig

David Levi Strauss and Michael TaussigHierarchy, stratification, and the power of spirit possession

Artist Project / Landscape of Symbols

Glexis NovoaLandmark achievement

Return to Sender

Bonnie & Roger Riga“Cinderellas,” the stepchildren of philately


Postcard / A Slight Mismap

Tal SchoriWish this was here

Bookmark / Fictional Steaks

Brian McMullenPrime cuts

Back Cover

Seal of the Kingdom of Fusa

Our infamous erratum included as a stand-alone sheet in the issue