Emergent Artificial Consciousness

To this day, the Internet has been growing for roughly 30 years, but the commercially accessible web as we know it is not yet 15 years old. Early economic models of the web suggested it would be like television, but better. In retrospect, this ‘Television 2.0’ phase passed as quickly…

LSD Magazine interviews Lorty Philips

On 31 May 2010, an flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to the ruthlessly subjugated communities of Gaza was stormed by armed Israeli commandos resulting in 9 deaths and dozens of injured aid workers. Daring to suggest that basic human morality and indeed the tenets of international law supported their…

Knowledge Aint Power – Poem

Flicking the switch and diving out the ditch Fresh Cut minds on a seven second itch Insanity’s playground so seductively revealed Fragments of truth so cunningly concealed A lightning escape from mediocrity’s hold So bold, struck gold, but a soul long sold No refunds here, yet unknowingly enrolled Time to…

LSD Magazine interviews Hedflux

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ISSUE FOUR – UNAUTHORISED HEROES April 18th 2010 What do you get if you combine a PHD in quantum physics, a sublime understanding of the fabric of reality, a myriad of  creative talents, pure psychedelic dance-floor mayhem and a cracking bloke. Well you get our newest columnist, Steve…

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So, after an edition off, where I was keen to conjure up different subjects I could offer up opinions and reflections on – I discovered that I am not capable of writing about anything other than my present life and those I share it with – which I guess means…

LSD Magazine interviews Pichi and Avo

Bringing a spectacularly lucid splash of Mediterranean colour to the streets of Valencia and wider Spain, Pichi and Avo have infused a stunning level of figurative detail into their work. Hints of surrealism leap out and slap the viewer about while drawing you into a radiant explosion of unrestrained, spray…

Word of Chaz (Film Whistle Blower)

This is England ’86.  Oh God.  Not again.  Just as we have all stupidly fallen for The Sun’s editorial and re-elected some kind of Tory-led regime to govern us.  Up steps Channel 4 to cheerily remind us of the great fun and games we had trying to keep our heads…

The Shamen and I

Since I will attain the Messianic age of 33 this coming year, I felt it was time to spend my first ever Christmas away from home. This makes sense on a practical level – I now live in San Francisco while my family is in Europe. However, on a deeper…

Bill Drummond 100 Questions

In the summer of 2009, we contacted Bill Drummond in the hope of securing an interview for our Booting off the Doors issue. We heard nothing back from Bill, the issue came out in due course and we consigned the piece to the ‘might have been’ fragments of memory. Just…

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LSD Magazine interviews James ‘Lightning’ Wilks

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED Issue Six – Stand and Deliver – January 11th 2011 The Ultimate Fighter  After starting his pro career with a 5-2 mark in local shows in California, Wilks was chosen to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom. Representing Team UK under coach Michael Bisping….