Wired UK

Issue 2.12 - December 1996

"Technology is not neutral. We're inside of what we make and it's inside us. We're living in a world of connections - and it matters which ones get made and unmade."
-Donna Haraway


Think Big. Stay Small. Make Money

A new breed of entrepreneurs is defining the way digital business is done in Britain. By Steve Shipside

Colour Him a Provocateur

Designer Tibor Kalman likes computers. They give individuals the power to fuck things up. By Brad Wieners

The Transparent Society

Who gets to watch? Who gets to watch the watchers? Cameras are getting smaller. And smaller, and smaller. Soon they will be everywhere: street corners, lamp posts and street signs. By David Brin

Swiss Made

Jörg Zintzmeyer's Swiss banknotes map a new world of microtext, watermarks and optically variable ink. By Tom Claiburn

The World According to Eco

Italian novelist and semiotician Umberto Eco expounds upon the Net, writing the osteria, libraries, Finnegan's Wake, Marshall McLuhan and, well, God. By Lee Marshall

Burning Man

At once a techno-pagan festival, an art event, a rave and the ultimate alternative holiday, Burning Man in Nevada is the place for wired Americans to spend the last weekend of summer. By Marco Crisari

The Airline of the Internet

FedEx is piloting the next phase of the digital revolution. It's a very big idea. It's called logistics. By Todd Lapin

The Case for Human Computers

He reckons the average human's causal reasoning equals that of a chimpanzee. He wants us to shove computer implants in our brains to improve them. Paul Churchland explains himself to Max More.

The Unlikely Cyborg

Technology is getting under our skin. Donna Haraway has some disconcerting news for anyone who still thinks our bodies are natural. By Hari Kunzru


Rants & Raves

Reader feedback


Med-TV's Hikmet Tabak broadcasts to the Kurds.
Lindis Percy occupies US bases and other news

In Vitro

Star Trek, My Savious

High Culture Meets Mall Culture


It's the Relationship, Stupid!

Follow the Money

Idées Fortes

Someone to Watch Over Me

Slinging Singapore

The Final Frontier



Space Hopper

What matters on the Web

In Real Life

Love it or loathe it

Floating Point

Meetings worth making

Geek Page

Algoric Systems


The revolution as it happens

Nicholas Negroponte

Laptop Envy