The Disconnect is an offline-only, digital magazine of commentary, fiction, and poetry. Each issue forces you to disconnect from the internet, giving you a break from constant distractions and relentless advertisements.
The internet is the greatest information repository in history. It has limitless potential for knowledge distribution, but it also has limitless potential for distraction. Links and ads pull us away from the works we originally intended to enjoy. With our natural curiosity and limited attention spans, the internet can be quite a conundrum for us.
We’re building The Disconnect with our techno-human limitations in mind. This magazine is an experiment that combines the pace and intentionality of “old” media with the accessibility and inventive nature of “new” media.
We believe you should be able to disconnect from the internet without sacrificing the possibilities of a digital platform. By forcing you to physically disable your internet connection, The Disconnect creates a dynamic that allows you to enjoy engaging, digital content at your own pace.