EDITORIAL

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THE IFSO PRESS is somewhere between an online magazine and a production house for transmedia literature projects. We want to create a breathing space in the hectic babble of the online world in which to share work and think together about what we’re doing and why. If you like what you find here, please stick around, and please CONTACT US. We also run workshops, events and get-togethers.

The IFSO PRESS aims to connect people working in digital and analogue literature, dance, music and the arts, cultural geographers and activists exploring what happens in those cracks where the light gets in. We’re interested in what happens between and beyond conventional spaces and definitions. We work across age groups and genres, beyond the conventional boundaries of specific creative fields.

In my teens and twenties I made three small magazines with friends, gathering contributions from people we knew and whose work we admired, laying out pages with typewriter, cow gum and Rotring pens, then printing a few hundred copies off-set litho, taking them round shops to sell sale-or-return and flogging them at events, to friends and friends of friends. Most importantly they were rallying points for communities of writers. This site is the digital equivalent, an evolving multi-media anthology, growing and evolving in a way that can only happen online.

Welcome.

– Chris & The Ifso

ABOUT CONTRIBUTORS:

ASHTON APPLEWHITE is a writer and activist based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism and a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. BILL MAYBLIN is a writer and collector, based in London. CINDY OSWIN is an actor, writer and director.  HATTIE COPPARD is an artist, designer of playgrounds and now PhD student. JANINE HARRINGTON is a choreographer and dancer. The editor is CHRIS IFSO, writer of digital fiction, songs and scripts. He has a PhD in Digital Writing: Nearlywriting Nearlyology, from Bath Spa University.

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