Wired UK

Issue 1.04 - August 1995

"Not only does the body of an organism march to the orders of its genes, but so do the artifacts the organism builds or uses. (In this sense, the egg uses both a chicken and a nest to make another egg, and so the nest, too, is an evolutionary extension of the egg.) Human evolution is now inextricably bound up with technological evolution. Humankind is co-evolving with its artifacts, and the genes that can't cope with that new reality will not survive into future millennia."
-Michael Schrage


Revolutionary Evolutionist

For Richard Dawkins, genes are selfish, the watchmaker is blind, and the mystery of life is no mystery - it's digital. By Michael Schrage


Just van Rossum and Erik van Blokland would be rich and famous if everyone who used their typefaces paid for them. By Erik Spiekermann


May the astral plane be reborn in cyberspace. By Erik Davis

Architects of Change

The building blocks of John Frazer's architecture mirror the building blocks of life itself. Hari Kunzru and Jess Search meet the design evolutionaries.

Watcher and the Watched

Andrew Joscelyne listens to French cyberculture philosopher Pierre Lévy.

La Dolce Virtuale Vita

Lee Marshall visits the medieval village of the future.





Goodbye Big Bang

By Rudy Rucker

War of the Words

By Wendy Grossman

Uncharted Territory

By Ivor Benjamin

Idées Fortes

Games Aren't Movies

By Dave Green

And Movies Are Getting IT Wrong, Too

By Scott Rosenberg

Nicholas Negroponte

Affordable Computing