Issue 1, March 2017
ContentsHuel and food optimisation
Cover by Shardcore.
This is the first in what I hope will be a long, long run of our little magazine.
As this is issue 1, I shall take the liberty of introducing Imperica for you. It has taken us the best part of six (six!!) years to get this far, with an arts-technology-anything-else website eventually turning into the state-of-the-world magazine which you have bought (and thank you for doing so).
In this first issue, we have attempted to introduce a diversity of article and of voice, which I hope that you become very familar with. That diversity includes Tom Duggins' piece on Huel; an extraordinary analysis by Brendan Byrne, bringing HP Lovecraft together with the alt-right; Christina O'Neill's personal experience with "face-tuning" apps; and Antonio Roberts' critique of copyright. Throw in Manila, millennials, minds, and more... and there should be something for everyone. Oh, and verpixelungsrecht.
We would, of course, love to know what you think of this first issue: just email us here, in our freezing room in the middle of Oxford, at