Sofa Issue 02: What Are Cyber Hearts Made Of?


While orbiting the new frontiers of cyber/support/groups, hook up apps, webcam love, virtual nationhood, net art, hacking & stalking, porn tag hegemonies, AI empathy, political video-gaming & digital sexercising, SOFA looks at the allure of digital relationships. Does this new meta-level of loving and being solve some of yesterday's problems while creating new issues for tomorrow?

This issue includes interviews with mavericks and uncovers the glitzy participation promoted by cyberculture—asking whether it encourages real democracy or if user-friendly atmospheres mask deeper emotional and psychological manipulations.

Art direction by Studio YUKIKO

Designed by Michelle Phillips and Per Törnberg

Published by editionmessner (Germany), 2017

92 pages, stapled, full color, 7.8 × 11.7 inches