Limn is scholarly magazine that I co-founded and co-edit with Andrew Lakoff and Chris Kelty. Limn aims to create a new venue for academic writing that is more timely and accessible than academic journals and books, and therefore better suited to addressing current issues. It draws material from scholars in the social and human sciences and is intended to be diverse in perspective, authoritative, well written and beautifully designed. The focus is on contemporary problems in our global, politically interconnected, technologically intense culture: problems of infrastructure, ecological vulnerability, economic interdependence, and relentless technological invention A core goal of Limn is to provide genealogical framings that upset the often polarized, stale or static narratives offered in the media or public discussion.
My contributions to Limn include
- Two articles (both with Andrew Lakoff) in Limn 1: Systemic Risk-the Introduction and an article drawn from my work on vital systems security, “System Vulnerability and the Problem of National Survival.”
- The Introduction (with Chris Kelty and Andrew Lakoff) of Limn 5: Ebola’s Ecologies.
- An article (with Andrew Lakoff) in Limn 6: The Total Archive, on “The Bombing Encyclopedia of the World.”
- The Preface (with Chris Mizes and Antina von Schnitzler) and an article (with Savannah Cox and Kevin Grove) on “Rebuilding by Design in Post-Sandy New York” in Limn 7: Public Infrastructure/Infrastructural Publics.
- The Preface (with Peter Redfield, Jamie Cross, and Alice Street) of Limn 9: Little Development Devices/Humanitarian Goods, which I also co-edited.