LOGIC MAGAZINE: print/ops - Litquake 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

print/ops : a roundtable about technology

Hosted by Jim Fingal with appearances by Christa Hartsock, Justin Carder, alex cruse, and Lex Miller

When developing software systems, engineers typically seek to automate repetitive tasks to reduce toil — defined as tasks that are manual, repetitive, tactical, devoid of enduring value, and that scale linearly as a system grows. That works great in the electronic world software systems — but how does this idea apply to the world of small magazines and publishers where we have physical objects to produce and somehow get to people?

Logic Magazine hosts a round-table of small publishers who get into the nitty-gritty details of the hacks, kludges, and workarounds we've put into place in our digital systems to enable small groups of people to produce and distribute physical print objects AT SCALE. (Or not so much.)

Jim Fingal is a co-founder of Logic Magazine, an author and fact checker of The Lifespan of a Fact, and is the CTO of a healthcare technology startup.

Christa Hartsock is a co-founder and publisher of Logic Magazine. By day she works as a software engineering lead at Code for America, helping people clear criminal convictions from their records.

Justin Carder is the founder of Wolfman Books in Oakland. 

alex cruse is an Oakland-based writer, performer, curator, and interdisciplinary artist. cruse is the author of CONTRAVERSE (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2017) and ERA OF ZERO (self-published, 2019). 

Lex Miller is a multi-disciplinary artist based in San Francisco part of Undertone Collective. Miller experiments with a multitude of mediums but gravitates toward visual print design, art direction, set design, and photography. 

Learn more about the magazine, and read their manifesto, at logicmag.io.