Forerunners: Ideas First
from the University of Minnesota Press

Original e-works to spark new scholarship

Forerunners: Ideas First is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital publications. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

John Hartigan Jr., Aesop’s Anthropology: A Multispecies Approach

Reinhold Martin, Mediators: Aesthetics, Politics, and the City

Shannon Mattern, Deep Mapping the Media City

Jussi Parikka, The Anthrobscene

Steven Shaviro, No Speed Limit: Three Essays on Accelerationism