Giorgio Borroni: Mixed Media, Imagination, Technology, and Thought

My name is Giorgio Borroni,31, and a mixed media artist. I draw using traditional pencil and ink, then I colour everything using Photoshop and add some digital effects. Many of my techniques I have conceived by myself. My art is a mix of dark, science fiction and melancholical mood with some ingredients belonging to comics, my favourite […]

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Interview with quillpen artist Kelsi Dick of the Brilliant Quill

  Quillpens normally conjure up associations with scholars in monasteries and old white-wigged gentlemen scratching out the Declaration of Independence. However, they were once, and can still be, both practical materials for ordinary writers and objects of craftspersonship and style. Kelsi Dick, artist with The Brilliant Quill (www.thebrilliantquill.com) discusses her work as a modern-day quill pen […]

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February: The Heroic Journey

  Welcome to the February issue of Synchronized Chaos! Happy Chinese New Year/Martin Luther King Day/Valentine’s Day/Black History Month! This month we’re exploring various aspects of the primal and modern heroic journey. What would a hero, or heroine’s adventure look like in modern society? Do we still have frontiers, wide open spaces, places to challenge […]

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Faracy Grouse: Childhood Vignettes

  “Tang”  Whenever I’m sad, bored or just at a loss for funny thoughts to make others smile with a mixture of disbelief and morbid curiosity, I comb through my thick, matted, flea infested creature of a past. On a recent shopping trip to the European Mega-store Carrefour “the French Wal-mart for those of you […]

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David Mitchell’s short story “Untitled”

  “Untitled” by David Mitchell For Synchronized Chaos, posted here to get around WordPress’ post size limits. Joe had argued, insisted that the color scheme for the bathroom be muted whites my argument was that no matter what the color, mildew would make it a nice, even shade of green. He’d seen some brilliant use […]

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Family and tradition…Fran Laniado’s Memory Jug

                                              The Memory Jug   My mother died in her sleep last week. She was 78 years old. My brother and sister came for the funeral, and to get her things in order. My brother came from Washington D.C., my sister from Los Angeles, and I from New York City. My brother handled the […]

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