WORMHOLE MAGAZINE

Publication Concept & Design


A quarterly publication for curious intellectuals. A little bit da Vinci, a little bit Grace Jones. Each issue features a new topic. Each topic is examined through its connection to other fields of knowledge.

Summer 2020 | Issue 12 explores climate change.







LOGO



The logo is a stylized spelling of the word “wormhole.” The two letter “o”s are represented by the counters of the letters “R” and “e.”

The two counters also represent the entrance and exit of the figurative wormhole.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: DEPARTMENTS





Dear Reader: Letter from the Editor

That’s Hot: Popular Culture Reviews

Intellectual Astronaut: History in Broad Strokes, the Future in Fine Strokes

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Behind Their Eyes, or in Other Words, Dear Diary

Right Brain | Left Brain: An Expert Joins the Discussion

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: Reader Submission Challenge, AKA Your Favorite Department

Index: What Does the Market Tell Us?
TABLE OF CONTENTS: FEATURE STORIES





What Does the Future Sound Like? New Festival Combines Climate Science with Music

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Trees: AI (A-Eye) Catalogues Forest Storm Casualties

Twitter Data Paints Interesting Picture of Climate Change Engagement: Data Scientists Getting the Most out of Social Media

Habitat Loss for Outdoor Sports is Par for the Course: Oh No, Golf Is at Risk

Right Brain | Left Brain: An Expert Joins the Discussion

2020 Vision for Liuzhou Forest City: 20,000 Chinese Welcome Italian Architect’s Newest Project

Lust, No Bust: Fertility Rates at All-Time Low, but not for Lack of Trying

EDITOR’S LETTER






FEED YOUR HEAD, the tagline of the magazine, ireferences the final lyrics from the 1967 Jeffereson Airplane song “White Rabbit.” which employs imagery from Lewis Caroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to depict a hallucinogenic experience.

“Feed your head” is a mating call to the intellectual reader who’s willing to get a little lost and transgressive.

Notice the equation below the tagline on each spread: ds² = -c²dt² + dl² + (k²+l²)(d²)фdѲ² + sin²Ѳ. This is the traversable wormhole metric, a little detail for the sci-fi nerds out there.

DEPARTMENT 1





That is Paris Hilton’s face.

DEPARTMENT 2





An expert brings us up to speed on the history of climate change.


Additionally, a very lucky kid named Jim Lore, seven (7) years old from Mobile, AL is interviewed for his perspective on the year 2050. He says it will be hot.
FEATURE 1
What Does the Future Sound Like? New festival combines climate science with music.






The images represent the future as well as it can be imagined: nebulous, abstracted, depicted in fragments.


FEATURE 2 [first spread]
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Trees: AI (A-Eye) Catalogues Forest Storm Casualties






Clues to the graphics on this spread:

1. On-the-ground volunteer crew mark and divide the
damaged forest.

2. A very important case-report

3. A camera lens/artificial eye
FEATURE 2 [second spread]





AI scans hi-def footage and breaks it into puzzle pieces for detailed analysis
FEATURE 2 [third spread]





AI processes canopy footage to generate topography imagery.
FEATURE 3
Lust, No Bust: Fertility Rates at All-Time Low, but not for Lack of Effort





Mark