1994 Digital Culture Columns

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Sunday magazine columns

0Flame Tempered (October 9, 1994)
Why tangling with critics online is less terrifying than edifying, even when people suggest you'd be better off dead.

0The Watergate Tapes -- er, Discs (July 31, 1994)
The Haldeman Diaries arrive on CD-ROM, just as big chunks of our national history begin to disappear into digital oblivion.

0Play Myst For Me (June 12, 1994)
Before you can play the game, you have to descend into the darkness and grapple with Demon Drivers. Why multimedia is harder than it looks.

0Desktop Digital Gardening (April 10, 1994)
What's wrong with a perfectly nice little CD-ROM that lets you pretend you're growing a garden on your computer? Plenty. Some thoughts on the absorption of natural imagery into digital media.

0The Primal Screen: Digital Autobiographymal Screen: Digital Autobiography (March 6, 1994)
How artists like Pedro Meyer, Dana Atchley and Abbe Don are using digital tools to tell deeply personal stories -- and in the process grounding potentially alienating technology in universal human emotions.

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Other Pieces from 1994

0The Man Who Named Cyberspace (August 4, 1994)
William Gibson talks about the future, Johnny Mnemonic, and more.

0 Altered Images (August 18, 1994)
Photographer Pedro Meyer is out to subvert our faith in the photographic image as a repository of truth.

0Defining a New Medium (July 17, 1994)
As CD-ROMs mature, here are some of the yardsticks by which you can tell good ones from bad ones.

0Sound and Visions (May 1, 1994)
What hath Peter Gabriel, Todd Rundgren and the rest of the rock 'n' roll multimedia crowd wrought?

0Ambassador for the Virtual Community (January 26, 1994)
A profile of and interview with Howard Rheingold.

0Who'll Drive the Digital Age? (January 10, 1994)
As Hollywood collides with Silicon Valley, what's at stake is the nature of the networks of the future.

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