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Issue 1, March 2017


CoverHuel and food optimisation
Tom Duggins
Ana Mendes
Antonio Roberts
Rishi Dastidar
Also in this issue were pieces by Rina Atienza on meeting Mr. Bingo in Manila; commentary on the UK Investigatory Powers Act from Philip Ellis; and new research for millennial leaders by Emerson Csorba. Author footnotes were not used in this issue, and were used from issue 2 onwards.
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Also, if you would like to write for a future issue, then we'd love to hear from you also.)