The real rock dog stars: Sonic Youth in the era of Daydream Nation
The Thing is Alive
Mark Leckey wants to invoke the spectral and increasingly animated correspondences between beasts, machines, and the human bodymind.
A catalog essay on the contemporary reframing of animism, from an art show devoted to rare earth elements.
My latest Arthur column, on MP3 mania
Game Over: the Mutation of Pinball
A brief history of the evolution and decline of one of the twentieth centurys liveliest machines.
Mars Gone Wild
Millions of amateur astronomers have pored over pictures of the Red Planet. Experience the thrill of discovery - or self-delusion - for yourself!
Forging the Dragonslayer
Futuristic cyber-mettalurgy meets the ancient alchemical art of the forge.
Barbed Wired Net
Dispatches from the Net in the days following the destruction of the Albert Murrah Federal Building in 1995.
It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World
Anthropological notes from a summer of MUD addiction, circa 1993.
A media-saturated essay of the curious conjunction of the comet-Jupiter collision with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11.
Into the Myst
A look at the classic computer game and its religious and mythic underpinnings.
A Wired report on the Asian Classics Input Project, which is porting the dharma from woodblocks to CD-ROM.
An essay on the mystical side of electricity and electromagnetic phenomena.
An interview with Perl creator Larry Wall, who quotes scripture to hackers, and glides from divinity to the nuts and bolts of programming.
A Computer, A Universe
The literary and religious roots of William Gibson's revolutionary notion of cyberspace.