by Kelvin Smith
Publishing happens at a place, with real or cyber topography. A locus of origin can be disguised, unacknowledged, where once, like legal registration and deposit, it was required by custom or by law. On the record, reminding of traditions of openness and exploration, the place of publication conjures a community of this daring, done in and for public spaces.
Places we can go to or avoid; native habitat, digging in as occupiers, passing through or flying over. Easy or hard places offer possible pleasures, rewards, dangers and risks.
There’s a chance to invest and profit: reputation, influence and a big bank balance. Or a chance to dare and suffer: solidarity, fear, courage and resolution.