Long before the age of the digital realm, the late Futurist Alvin Toffler predicted that in time technology would advance faster than civilization could adjust—leading to a disconnect between the masses and their environment. Toffler’s 1970s book, Future Shock, outlines his theory, “Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.” This conference will examine the passing of time with a special emphasis on the future. Speakers will give scientific outlooks as well as their creative hypotheses about how time will age society as we know it. Registrants have the opportunity to attend presentations by scientists, psychologists, writers, and filmmakers examining the construct of time. 

Future Shock:
Will the Clock Strike 13?

Debbie is not particularly fond of the endearing nickname, Debbie. “I prefer Debra,” says Debbie. “No one calls me Debbie but people in my family.”  Nonetheless, the name Debbie has become an iconic title for my dear mother.

Debbie Issue I is devoted to educating the public on “need to know” Debbie facts. Between these pages, Debbie begins to come to life as you, my dear readers, learn the ins and outs of my mother. Inspired by the work of Martin Venezky, the publication is primarily assembled through collage. Utilizing an archive of texts between my mother and myself, readers are invited to delve into the humorous, quirky, and loving relationship between a mother and daughter.

Debbie Issue I


Revolver: The Beatles

Fin is a non-profit organization leading the eco-death movement. Working to educate the public on greener death practices, their mission is to provide a safe and educational space to think about one’s mortality and the mortality of those they love. Fin focuses on highlighting earth-friendly ways of disposing of our deceased.

Fin: Let’s Talk About Death

Aubrey Burgess