Anakin Rising

Cameron

When I squint, I can barely tell the difference between Analog and Fictive Kin. I could at the start. Three years ago. We were separate colors then. Now we’re more like the hazy center of a gradient, each color bleeding into the other.

Cameron, 25th June 2012.

When I squint, I can barely tell the difference between Analog and Fictive Kin. I could at the start. Three years ago. We were separate colors then. Now we’re more like the hazy center of a gradient, each color bleeding into the other. This blending has had a bit of an inevitability to it. It didn’t take us more than a couple of months to realize that our two company names combined seamlessly into “Anakin1.” It took even less time to discover that we were both motivated by the same “Good people. Good work.” / “Make something you love” philosophy.

Of course, it didn’t hurt that we’re actually just one big group of old friends who’ve worked with each other again and again in various configurations over the last decade. It makes Analog and Fictive Kin seem like just the most recent incarnation of the same cast of characters.

I look back over the past few years of memories— retreats, hack weeks, camping trips, conferences, road trips, commits, irc logs, pivotal trackers, side projects, articles, designs, jokes, stories, late nights, fireplaces, conversations — and it’s impossible for me to tell where Analog begins and Fictive Kin ends.

Thankfully, I no longer need to. Analog and Fictive Kin are becoming one. Chris Shiflett and Jon Tan are now professionally what they’ve been to us all along: Fictive Kin. The rest of the Fictives, who’ve been looking forward to this for some time, are beaming. We hope to channel that into our work and share some lovely things with you this Summer.

Cameron, 25th June 2012

  1. 1 which is a tad better than Fictive Log.* *…but guess which domain we were actually able to get.

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