Welcome to Culture Trip Special: Limits—a collection of 25 feature essays on a whole universe of subjects, contributed by the entire editorial staff of Culture Trip, as well as a few special guests. These essays come in many forms and mediums, from deeply reported investigations to personal narratives, from the local to the global to the interplanetary, from white-hot current affairs to the long views of science, art, technology, and the exploration of the human mind. All are focused on the overarching idea of limits, which may mean exceeding those limits, or recognizing and respecting them, or discovering and disregarding them, or smashing them wholesale.
In this collection, we terraform Mars, we 3D-print houses and hearts, we learn how to extend our natural lifespan. We meet orangutans in Borneo and fishermen in Cornwall. We look to the future of sexuality, of gender, of race and class, and how to have a beach vacation without sand. We drink, we eat, we read and write, we listen and watch, in prose, photography, illustration, video, sound, and music. And we hope you enjoy this work as much as we did making it.