Claire Evans

Film

Inside the Surreal, Self-Invented World of Pamela Anderson

Twenty-seven years after she transformed herself from a Canadian model into a bombshell all-American celebrity, Pam Anderson is trying another transformation.
Claire Evans
2.8.16
tech

Before Peter Gabriel Jammed with Monkeys, John C. Lilly Tripped with Dolphins

As Gabriel said recently, "If aliens do exist…we expect them to treat us as smart creatures that are worth listening to, and I would ask, 'like we have with the other species on this planet?'" It's pretty bleeding-edge (and bleeding-heart), but it owes...
Claire Evans
7.10.13
tech

'OMNI' Magazine Will Rise Again

The magazine's been out of print for 15 years, but while it lasted it was a gonzo blend of science and science fiction. It was sexy, irreverent, scarily prescient, and I never imagined that I'd find myself elbow-deep in the biggest 'OMNI' collection in...
Claire Evans
6.28.13
tech

A Eulogy for Skeuomorphism

With its new OS, Apple is finally killing those leather-bound calendars, wooden bookshelves, and tech's most quietly controversial design element. But skeuomorphism deserves a proper send-off.
Claire Evans
6.11.13
tech

Philip K. Dick's 4-Dimensional Gun

3D-printed guns? Please. Here's what the late sci-fi master had to say about the ultimate weapon.
Claire Evans
3.26.13
Stuff

The Great American Hack: David Foster Wallace and Aaron Swartz

I just finished 'Infinite Jest.' Like anyone who's spent months reading a 1,008-page book, particularly this one, I'm at a loss. It's sprawling, and by this point, all the important details from the novel's opening pages are teetering on the foggy...
Claire Evans
2.2.13
tech

A Pharmacopoeia of Speculative Drugs

Inventing drugs is a tradition that dates back to Homer. Here's how the future got high.
Claire Evans
11.20.12
Motherboard Blog

A Mind Forever Voyaging: The Lost and Found Art of the Text Adventure

700 lines of code. No graphics.
Claire Evans
11.12.12
tech

What's My Face Is Yours: A Chat With Artist Megan May Daalder

Inside the Mirrorbox, a hands-on piece that uses two-way mirrors and a lighting sequence to give two participants the temporary sensation of embodying another identity.
Claire Evans
8.29.12
tech

Where Did All the Cyberpunks Go?

Nowhere - they're right under our noses.
Claire Evans
6.10.12