The first two essays featured are Balazs Gardi's "The War in Hipstamatic
" and Teru Kuwayama's "Heavy Metal
". Their work is part of an experimental project called Basetrack
, which the magazine describes as a "multiplatform social media cornucopia". It combines photography, feeds, Facebook posts, Google Maps, and more in a web-based interface. The project tracks the U.S. 1st Battalion, Eighth Marines throughout their deployment in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.