Summer 2012


Colors / Blond

Leland de la DurantayeWhen the brightness began

Ingestion / What Is Fusarium?

Adam JasperA fungus among us

Inventory / The Tokens

Christopher TurnerOrphaned at the Foundling Hospital

Legend / In Hades There Is No Statute of Limitations

Wayne KoestenbaumThe importance of being Ernest


Cybernetic Revolutionaries

Eden MedinaTechnology and politics in Allende’s Chile

Talking at the Movies

Kevin McMahonManaging the voice across the history of cinematic sound

Law and Odor

Ned BeaumanScent as a chemical weapon

The Tattoo Solution

George ProchnikA zag, a zig, a beast, a grid, a swirl, a sword, a word, a Lord

D.I.Y. Eye in the Sky

Andrew TolandMasters of all we surveil


Just Deserts: An Interview with Danielle S. Allen

Justin E. H. Smith and Danielle S. AllenPunishment, citizenship, and the construction of authority

Artist Project / Zona

Carl de KeyzerInside the gulag archipelago

Practicing Restraint

Will WilesThe madness of the straitjacket

Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order: An Interview with Bernard E. Harcourt

Eric Anthamatten and Bernard E. Harcourt“Free” markets and the carceral state

Disciplinary Loaf

The Wardens of CabinetCruel and unusual nourishment

Regarding the Pain of Others?

Dusty Keelson-MaarSnuff spectacle in the age of the scaffold

Who Better to Punish than the Innocent?

Justin E. H. SmithCapital punishment and human sacrifice

Artist Projects / Penal Codes

Ellen Harvey, Lin + Lam, Francesco Simeti, and Javier TéllezScenes of punishment

Hell Is a Funhouse Mirror

D. Graham BurnettDante’s Inferno and Dante’s Inferno


Ines Weizman and Eyal WeizmanBooks behind bars

The Corrections: A Three-Generation Roundtable on Punishment in the Home

Jeffrey KastnerThe look, the voice, the threat


Postcard / Proxy Cipher Vietnam

Frank HeathCriminal code

Bookmark / Hot Ticket

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