SPECS journal of art and culture.
Current Volume: Volume 5 (2013) Outsourcing“Outsourcing” conjures up a constellation of interconnected terms: labor, production, transportation, displacement, consumption. We wanted to stretch our idea of this term from a form of modern-day corporate colonialism to an examination of outsourcing on a more intimate and aesthetic level. The works in this issue look at the ways in which we transport our efforts, artistic or otherwise, onto other things, places, and products. They examine how the labor of maintaining personal well- being can be outsourced to the icons we worship, the pets we keep, the futures we imagine; how we consume and displace each other in a variety of ways.
Issue 1 Editorial Board
Arianna A. Garofalo
Daniel Fanelli, Jakub Wielicki
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Julian Chambliss, Jeanne Genis
Daniel Fanelli, Arianna A. Garofalo, Alexis Goolkasian, Jonathan Pamplin, Kelly Sheldon, Jakub Wielicki
Jennifer Ailles, Elizabeth Binggeli, Denise Cummings, Mario D’Amato, Creston Davis, Phillip F. Deaver, John Elias, Connie May Fowler, Carol Frost, Walter Gleason, Claire Jenkins, James Penner, Paul Reich, Dawn Roe, Jeff Solomon, Anne Zimmerman, Slavoj Zizek
Editors at Large
Tanya Grae, Eric Finer, Sandra Johnson, Francesca Mastrangelo