“What happens if you walk away? What happens if you don’t? Black Box is both a philosophy of the street and a poetics of revolutionary encounter. I offer my ecstatic support to its ‘curriculum of shocks.’ This is an extraordinary new journal. Every page is voltage, orientation, verge.”

—Bhanu Kapil, Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and Goddard College, author of The Vertical Integration of StrangersBan en Banlieue, and others

“To think against and beyond the human catastrophe that is capitalism, we need to break down walls, open doors, cross thresholds, communize wherever we can—a black box not as containment but as focal point of the movement of undefined, undefinable rupture.”

—John Holloway, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Autonomous University of Puebla, author of Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution TodayCrack Capitalism, and others

Black Box subverts the implicit agenda of most media outlets to deny the truth or to distract us from it. The journal investigates what is, a necessary step towards understanding what needs to be. Our whole object can only be … to give religious and philosophical questions the form corresponding to man who has become conscious of himself.”

—Gabor Maté, M.D., author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts:
Close Encounters with Addiction

“We merely show the world what it is really fighting for, and consciousness is something that it has to acquire, even if it does not want to. The reform of consciousness consists only in making the world aware of its own consciousness, in awakening it out of its dream about itself, in explaining to it the meaning of its own actions.”

—Karl Marx, author of Capital: A Critique of Political Economy