“Border Dynamics”

“Border Dynamics” is a sculpture created by Mexican artists Guadalupe Serrano and Alberto Morackis. The piece has been permanently installed on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona. The University of Arizona recently purchased the piece after originally displaying it in late 2003. The piece was commissioned by Beyond Borders Binational Art Foundation.

Depicting four humans pushing on a physical United States/Mexico border, “Border Dynamics” was intended to spark conversation about border issues. These metal people with resin musculature could signify all border conflicts, including the border between the present and future, and the border between human and machine. This interpretation may be a stretch, but “Border Dynamics” seems to me a fitting first piece and cover for this debut issue of “ART at the Frontier”.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a fiction writer and poet, with his first published poem forthcoming later in 2017 from Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), his Micro.blog (@richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).