Inside the rhythm circle capoeiristas bend and twist and kick to African pulses. In a forest one man uses satellites to search for hidden treasure. And on stage a group of Ukulaneys jam on their un-guitars.
With the power of the Internet you will go beyond reading these stories; on INFLUX you will experience them.
You will play a ukulele online and compose your own songs. You will watch a blind man navigate city streets using his cane. And you will listen to a woman describe the feeling of slowly losing her memory to a devastating disease.
Read the web-exclusive sidebars accompanying each story to learn more about subjects like mental illness, contraception and the priesthood. Then go to the list of links to continue your research.
We want INFLUX to be enjoyed by everyone. We have coded the site so that it will be accessible to those with a visual impairment. And we have created both an HTML and a Flash version to accommodate different types of users.
Prepare to experience FLUX magazine as never before. Welcome to INFLUX 2004.
Struggle, faith, history, love, recovery, music. These are some of the threads woven throughout this issue of FLUX.
A few of the voices captured within include that of a famous photojournalist who depicts some of life's hardships through her lens, a young man who faces his future with optimism after losing his sight at age sixteen and a couple married almost sixty years grappling with the recent loss of their driving abilities.
On a lighthearted note, you will encounter treasure hunts in the woods, candid family conversations regarding sex and a colorful group of people with a passion for an underappreciated, if peculiar, musical instrument.
In the photo-essay, you will see poignant images of marriage in a variety of its forms.
This year, we offer you stories of overcoming or accepting challenges through personal strength or through the power of relationships. And we offer you stories of the types of self-expression and adventure that sustain us.
Welcome to the 2004 issue of FLUX magazine.