Envisioning the Future
A joint statement from contributors to the Andean and Asian American collections, speaking on what Alternative Worlds means to us.
Heritage, music, and creative freedom
Here follows an interview with Alejandro Fernandez, an Aymara descendant and creator of improvised and progressive psychedelic folk music.
(Dear Charles #2) Cultivating Cultural Change
We might take someone’s outward appearance for granted, just beneath the surface though everything is always flowing. It takes listening to one another’s stories to feel just how malleable life is...
On "Different Folks" and Andean musical fusion
Jessica Kahn is a musician and educator of Jewish, Scottish, and Andean descent, and contributor to the Alternative Worlds Andean collection.
i am a temple forged from sun an army of iron shimmers from its golden rays off a white cross lodged into the beating heart of an empire
Letter to Art #2 - Egos, Deadlines, The Twisties, and Sandwiches
One day recently, I was browsing social media. And I realized, I couldn't stand watching it anymore. I couldn't stand seeing more and more suffering and future suffering in the world...
AVDLR is an artist that creates works based on her exploration through her Filipino American identity. Acceptance is the first piece she created post graduation where she continues that exploration.
Becoming Our Own Prayer
Called forth from the dreamers, healers, witches, womxn of our bloodline, we are the beginning of a new story,..
First Letter to Art - Human Nature, Technology, and Blown Up Babies
In his first letter to Art, Charles writes on human nature, technology, and the 90s Disney film "Honey I Blew Up the Baby"
Within the Fold
A short story about legacy, revolution, and obliquely, terraforming Mars. Also contains a dumpling recipe.
(Dear Charles) The Shape of Our Future
As you know, I just turned 31 this past week, and I’m considering more and more what I value, what we as a culture value, how I find myself within that and how to live a good life.
Andean Sacred Geometry
This is because life itself is dynamic, a spiral — and you can see this play out even in history. Everything is always changing yet circling back on itself, evolving with similarities but transformed.
"To Dream and Be Intentional" — Interview with Shirley Man-Kin Leung
This is the first in a series of posts to highlight members of the AltSalt community. First up we have Shirley Man-Kin Leung, organizer behind the Asian American collection for Alternative Worlds.
Alternative Worlds Workshop Weekend Schedule
The workshop weekend schedule for Alternative Worlds: The Andes and Asian America.
Mundos Alternatives: Los Andes y América Asiatica
¡Se hace un llamado a toda nuestra gente andina y asioamericana! AltSalt está creando dos colecciones multidisciplinarias de trabajo. Queremos que seas parte de este proyecto.
Alternative Worlds: The Andes and Asian America
Calling all Andean and Asian American folks! AltSalt is creating two multidisciplinary collections of work — and we want you to be a part of it.
Reverberating with the past
I do know that when I saw Bruno, my world froze as I saw his Irish Setter chocolate eyes, wiry frame, and red-orange fur. I knelt down to pet him, he jumped on me in excitement and my mind and body...
The Coming Out Ring
Every year since my friend Bill committed suicide, his mother and I had exchanged Christmas cards. And I am one of those people who do holiday letters...
What is Resonance?
Offering resonance is an intentional practice used to cultivate deep listening and connection; we've adapted it for AltSalt.
4 Digital Poems That Will Make You Rethink What Poetry Is
When it comes to electric literature, though, what happens a computer algorithm is thrown into the creative process? Does the computer get copyright? And, most importantly, does it get royalties?
New feature now available: Resonating
This is a special kind of comment section that allows everyone to share appreciation with the creators of a publication.
Turn out the lights and explore a dream world in Ana Somnia
Ana Somnia is a meditation on what it’s like to dream. It’s also a piece that uses a single interactive element to draw us into an animated world, a clever decision that is minimalism at its best.
Choclo y Chicha: a zine for (and from) the Andean Diaspora
Rima(y) Raíz is a community collective created by and for the Andean/Andinx diaspora community of the United States.