This month I am moderating a conversation on -empyre- :: softskinned space. Broken into weekly subthemes on the topic, guests including Oliver Kellhammer, Marisa Prefer, Lissette-Tatiana Olivares, Joan Haran, Anthony Discenza, and Ricardo Dominguez will engage one another to advance ideas about magical practices and their connections to technology. We ask, is magic a fugitive technology? Can technology be understood as one kind of magic? Is modernity a spell that can be broken? listserv archives can be found here.