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Summer 2002


The Clean Room / The New Face of Terrorism

David Serlin

Leftovers / How to Use Scotch Tape

Paul Lukas

Colors / Safety Orange

Tim Griffin

Ingestion / How to Cook a Phoenix

Allen S. Weiss


Ernst Haeckel and the Microbial Baroque

David Brody

Field Traces

Bill Jones

Mm, Mm, Good: Marketing and Regression in Aesthetic Taste

David Hawkes

Beautiful Indonesia (In Miniature)

David Womack

Paint and Paint Names

Daniel Harris

Things Fall Apart: An Interview with George Scherer

Jeffrey Kastner and George Scherer

The Six Grandfathers, Paha Sapa, in the Year 502,002 C.E.

Matthew Buckingham

Interpretations of the National Park Service

Sharon Hayes

Soothe Operator: Muzak and Modern Sound Art

Susette Min

Birds of North America Sing Hip-Hop and Sometimes Pause for Reflection

Amy Jean Porter

Hungry for God

Gregory Whitehead

Not Your Name, Mine

Paul Schmelzer


The Bible from Memory

Emma Kay

Black Box

Tom Vanderbilt

Crash Covers

Jeffrey Kastner

“Shades of Tarzan!”: Ford on the Amazon

Elizabeth Esch

Hashima: The Ghost Island

Brian Burke-Gaffney

The Floating Island

Paul Collins

Old Rags, Some Grand

Scott A. Sandage

The War of the Flea

Marvin Doyle

The Short, Sad Life of Danny the Dragon

Dirk Libeer

Better Luck Next Time

Gregory Williams

The Disappointed and the Offended

Magnus Bärtås

The Invention of Failure: An Interview with Scott A. Sandage

Sina Najafi, David Serlin, and Scott A. Sandage

Travelfest Is Closed

Michael Smith and Nathan Heiges

Special CD Insert / Syntax Error

Michael Ballou, M. Behrens, George M. Cohan, Andrew Deutsch, Douglas Henderson, Peter Lew, Christof Migone, Pauline Oliveros, William Safire, Tobias Schmitt, Yasunao Tone, and Claude Wampler

In Case of Moon Disaster

William Safire

Romantic Landscapes with Missing Parts

Nedko Solakov

The Life of Ernst Moiré

Lytle Shaw


Nancy Davenport



Nina Katchadourian


Unlimited Edition / 1976 Montreal Olympics Participation Medal

Kris Lee

Stock in Failure Institute

Peter Santino

Web Extras

Eulogy for Henry David Thoreau

Ralph Waldo Emerson