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Margaret Wertheim

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Jousting Park

Michael Crichton just doesn‘t want to let go of the past. In Jurassic Park, he brought back to life a menagerie of dinosaurs, re-creating on a tropical island an era that disappeared 65 million years ago. In his new novel, Timeline, he brings back to life, as it were, the......
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Light + Shadow = Health

“I can create miracles,” Alex Melamid declares, trying hard to suppress his perpetually ironic smile. “I can heal people. That is the power of art.” Sitting in the early fall light in his downtown Manhattan studio, Melamid is expounding on his latest passion. As one-half of the iconoclastic duo Komar......
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Light + Shadow = Health

“I can create miracles,” Alex Melamid declares, trying hard to suppress his perpetually ironic smile. “I can heal people. That is the power of art.” Sitting in the early fall light in his downtown Manhattan studio, Melamid is expounding on his latest passion. As one-half of the iconoclastic duo Komar......
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Ghostsites

Art by Bill SchwartzIN THE SUMMER OF 1996, WHILE WORKING AS A designer for Time-Warner's gargantuan, inelegant Pathfinder Web site, Steve Baldwin had an epiphany about the World Wide Web. When he was out boating one balmy night on Long Island Sound, a vision came to him from out of......
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SWM Seeking Reality

Art by Peter BennettAT A TIME WHEN ILLITERACY IS BEING DECRIED AS A national crisis, it is interesting to reflect that no less a wordsmith than Plato was deeply suspicious of the very acts of reading and writing. In his dialogue Phaedrus, Plato recounts the story of the invention of......
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Travels in Hyperreality

Courtesy I AM FLYING THROUGH A VAST OPEN SPACE, MY RED wings beating a steady rhythm. In the distance I see an iridescent green structure, vaguely recalling a church, hanging in the void. I veer to the right and head toward it. As I approach, a forest of luminescent columns......
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