Maybe to someone it will look a bit ridiculous when I say that we in BLUR magazine strive to be like the Enterprise crew from Star Trek. As silly as it sounds, that’s the truth. On one hand, we like the idea of presence in an infinite space, in our case the cyber world, which allows us to collaborate with authors from all parts of world and to address to readers from around 180 countries. On the other hand, the crew of this spaceship was successful because the team consisted of people of different cultures and backgrounds. Therefore, BLUR magazine entered the 2011 with a bigger, multicultural team. In addition to the already well-known colleagues from Croatia, BLUR is now collaborating with Mark Sink from the U.S., future editor of Wet Plate, Jennifer Rumbach from Germany, future editor of the Instantion, Michael McAllister from the U.S., proofreader, and Jennifer Henriksen from Canada who has been editing the Playstick section from recently.
Given the aim of focusing more on the infinite space that the Internet technology enables, from next issue BLUR magazine will be issued in English version only. At this moment Croatian independent cultural scene is in a difficult stage and our statistics show that most of the Croatian readers prefer to download the English version, which is why we, until further notice, decided to suspend the Croatian edition of BLUR. We believe how most of our loyal readers from Croatia will not feel this necessary change, while our international editorial board will get more capacity to conquer the cyber world.
Robert Gojević, founder and editor in chief