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Communal Planning Page For ZiP02[edit]

This is an open and transparent page for anyone who wants to be part of the second issue of ZiP: Zine in Progress You are encouraged to post your ideas, suggestions, and comments. It's an online complement to the weekly zine planning meetings we're starting at Noisebridge (see front page).


Herr Krotefrosch has brainstormed some great ideas too, but doesn't want to share them with the Wikiverse just yet - he prefers to share them with people in person at a zine planning meeting.

Speaking of: We're holding regular zine planning meetings at Noisebridge now, every Thursday at 8pm in the hackitorium. Join us! Brainstorming is always more fun in a group. Contribute something great to ZiP. Maybe it can become a regular feature - the column you always wanted to write!

ZiP02 will come out on April Fool's Day (April 1st), 2012.


Last time Tony did virtually the entire 60-page layout alone (Max designed one page, and Miloh did the layout for his 8-page feature spread, which was a big help). This time we'd like it to be more collaborative. It would be great for people to design their own pages, more or less. If you haven't worked with an image or layout program before (Scribus, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, etc), it's a hell of a lot of fun. We think so, anyway, and we're willing to help you learn. Get in touch with us.

Cover Image What will it be? Tony is working on one idea that involves M's Thai/Indian mythology cards (Ramayana) - but that's not set in stone


ZiP01 was folio print on letter (8.5x11)

ZiP02 will be.....? Proposal: quarto print on tabloid (11x17)

We want to experiment with format, style, size, layout until we find something that feels like the official ZiP style. Or maybe there never will be an official ZiP style - it will be constantly evolving, changing, mutating, like memes, like Noisebridge, like life itself.

Here is some info on ways to fold & format zines for print

Articles / Features / Topics

Coverage of nullcon, Global Android Dev, Black Hat Europe conferences

Robotics + 3D Printing + "stone alchemy" From NB Discuss: "The Man Who Prints Houses"

BioHacker space in NYC perhaps combine with piece on BioCurious in Sunnyvale

French hacktivists who happily promote Entropy

c-base Einhorn - "unicorn" in German

WORD HACKING Finnegans Wake Lewis Carroll neologisms, made-up words (ZiPLingo)

Weird wild digital collage art by Mark Skwarek

Article on the line between hacker/zinester creative theft & borrowing vs. plagiarism & unoriginality

Comic strip: The Noisebridge Muppet Show (Tony has great ideas for this, but needs a skilled illustrator to collaborate with!)

Investigative Report on Robot-Human violence (humor)

Earthquake article / seismology (Tony + anyone else)

Article on Hacker Personality and how you can have it even if you're not a computer programmer at all - pranks, delinquency, elaborate practical jokes like the ones described in the Jargon

Columns / Sections or regular features

Print at least one page per issue in some kind of code or cipher

Reviews of reviews (tongue in cheek, post-meta-whatever journalism thing: write a brief capsule review of a review in a newspaper or magazine)