We made a print publication!
Can You Imagine? A Library of Possibilities for Reimagining the Web
Remember magazines? Those physical glossy book things you could read without a computer? We made one!
Crafted with love and care by real people across the world from Miami to New Zealand to London, Sublime’s inaugural print publication asks a simple question: how can we reimagine the ways in which information is created, shared, distributed, monetized, and consumed?
There are only 300 units available.
The 96 pages of this zine are a meeting place for the voices, perspectives, provocations and wisdom of myriad thinkers, creators and doers who have dedicated themselves to realizing a new vision for the Internet.
- of Kickstarter and Metalabel on loneliness and connection online.
- of Variant Fund on recalibrating the prospects of Web3.
Substack’son reclaiming the meaning of engagement.
- on cultivating agency over our tools.
Over 45 additional thinkers, creators and builders, including:
Why did we do this publication?
In short, because we have something to say.
For the past few years, we at Sublime have been preoccupied with the question of how to build a different kind of internet. One that is calmer, creatively and intellectually nourishing, more intentional, more human.
Over many months spent researching and talking to builders working towards the same goal, it became clear that there was an opportunity to curate a diverse set of perspectives that help us both understand the current moment and imagine the possibilities.
Is this for me?
If you want an insider’s look at the builders, thinkers, and ideas shaping the future of the web.
If you want to understand the intersection between technology platforms and society.
If you are interested in building new digital tools.
If you want to understand where we are in the history of media and how we got here.
If you are a creator or aspiring creator looking to deepen your understanding of platform incentives.
You’ll love what’s inside.
More broadly, as our dedication suggests, this publication is for builders, thinkers and dreamers of all shapes.
Why a print publication?
It can feel deeply irrational to do print in today's age, but we believe in the gravitas of a physical artifact. In the same way that the automobile allowed the horse to become a creature of leisure rather than one of labor, we believe digital publishing moves traditional publishing into the realm of luxury.
This publication has been almost a year in the making, and dozens of humans poured their hearts into making this possible. The full list is here, but a special gratitude to Severin Matusek, Anna Dorothea Ker, and Conor Delahunty, for holding my hand through this process <3.