ED STECK SPECIAL
This bundle includes the 2019 release An Interface For Fractal Landscape and The Garden, from 2013, specially wrapped and at a discounted price. Readers can see how Steck's ecological concerns, experiments with disrupted technical texts, and exploration of the tension between organic and virtual terrains, have developed across these books.
AN INTERFACE FOR A FRACTAL LANDSCAPE
This book takes its cues from a variety of media, including concrete poetry, artists’ books, science fiction, nature poetry, and information science. Interface... follows the experience of an inorganic life form attempting to recreate a relationship between organism and landscape on an outmoded server in the era of post-anthropocene collapse.
"An Interface for a Fractal Landscape is the catalogue of a virtual Genesis, an artifact from the future, a technical manual for the post-organic. Endlessly fascinating, utterly unique."
— TOM SWETERLITSCH
THE GARDEN: SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENT FOR ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION
Composed in part from technical military intelligence text, Ed Steck’s The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation is a formally complex representation of cultural brain damage, the damage left by war in language and thought.
"Ed Steck’s Garden is an insane composition, a landscape of buzzed authoritative ventilation... Ed Steck is the last sane being in America. The Garden is not a safe place."