For those astute readers who have noticed that our spring issue is coming out in what is, calendrically speaking, summer, perhaps this photo will excuse our tardiness in some small way. You see, the Geist office is reached by pushing the glowing green button (pictured at right) and travelling by elevator to the
2nd Floor/alternate Floor as indicated by the sign just beneath the buttons.
Now, despite the fact that Geist has been produced in the very same office on this 2nd Floor/alternate Floor for nigh on eight years, and despite the fact that signage has been posted regarding the location in space of the Geist office, presumably for our entire tenancy, it obviously was not specific enough. None of us had noticed or realized that we may have been working on the Alternate Floor—as opposed to just the plain old 2nd Floor—the whole time. To date, none of us truly understands where this Alternate Floor is. Or perhaps it’s the location of the 2nd Floor that’s unclear, who’s to say? Either way, you can imagine how jarring that must have been to discover. As anyone familiar with a relativistic conception of the universe doubtless knows, complicated things happen when the three dimensions of space and one dimension of time (that we know of, and which, according to some quantum theory, may or may not be adequate in scope or even “real” as we commonly understand the word) are amalgamated into a single four-dimensional continuum. Trust us, it’s heavy. If one is not entirely sure where one is, can one possibly know when one is?
In any case, Geist 108 is here, now.