As a transdisciplinary forum for discourse, The Turnip Truck(s) is an evolving graphic landscape for essayists, poets, artists, cultural theorists, critics and commentators who are interested in the dialectics of the human and its environment(s). Online features address these dialectics more generally than those published in our biannual print journal, which explores a specific theme in each new issue.
While The Turnip Truck(s) publishes artistic and critical works, we are particularly interested in developing a new prototype, the thought-object. A thought-object is an artifact of being and/or an event that is created, factured, manipulated, postproduced, and/or translated into a better-understood product or “object” (textual, visual, virtual, time-based) for commentary, reflection, and/or critical analysis. The thought-object is dynamic yet “frozen” by its very creation. It is auto-theoretical at times when it imparts an experience. The process and product of the thought-object is thus to expand the definition of what a “text” is beyond written and linguistic concerns to include the plethora of technologically created entities that are being designed today. In a way, a thought-object is another way to understand the objects of design.
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