From bOING bOING Issue 13: Kevin Kelly interview


bOING bOING was a zine that my wife Carla and I launched in 1988 to cover comic books, cyberpunk science fiction, consciousness technology, curious phenomena, and whatever else surprised and delighted us. That zine, which ran for 15 issues until 1997, evolved into the very website you're reading right now.

 Images Bb-Ms-Cover We've made available a free anthology of some of our favorite interviews from bOING bOING, the zine. You can access it for free with Microsoft's Office Web Apps on SkyDrive, whose sponsorship has made this project possible.

The anthology, called bOING bOING: History of the Future! is a collection of interviews with and articles by some of our favorite writers and thinkers - Robert Anton Wilson, Rudy Rucker, William Gibson, Kevin Kelly, Marc Laidlaw, and Bruce Sterling.

For the last several weeks, we've been running posts about the articles included in the bOING bOING: History of the Future anthology. Last week, I wrote about bOING bOING's interview with Bruce Sterling. This week, I'd like to introduce the interview that my wife Carla and I conducted with writer and Wired co-founder Keven Kelly. It appeared in bOING bOING #13 (64 pages) and was published in 1994 in San Francisco. (Pesco wrote the cover story on Dark Wave and the resurgence of goth!) We asked Kevin about his book on chaos, machine evolution, and emergent behavior, called Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World.

The document is in Microsoft Word format and you can view it for free with Office Web Apps on SkyDrive whether you have Word on your computer or not. And if you'd like to download it for local perusal or printing and don't have a recent version of Microsoft Word or one of the many other applications that can open the document, you can use the free Word Viewer for Windows or Quick Look built into Mac OS X.

The History of the Future! A free anthology of articles from the bOING bOING print 'zine 1989-1997 (SkyDrive)


bOING bOING's interview with author William Gibson.

bOING bOING's interview with Robert Anton Wilson.

bOING bOING's interview with Rudy Rucker

bOING bOING: free collection from the print zine, 1989-1997


  1. this is great – sort of. too bad about the microsoft angle. freedom lovers will be bummed out.

  2. Whoa! I had issues #13. I got it as a kid when my sister, who was living in Boston at the time, sent it to me.

  3. Am I the only one experiencing a very cool 3D effect with the #13 cover art? It’s hard to describe but the couple on the bed seem to hover in a distinct layer between the statue in the background and the type in the foreground. The type, especially the left sidebar, appears to float above the whole image. It’s very trippy.

  4. Awesome to see cover of issue #13 again I had that issue due to the fact I knew the two on the cover and went to their Klub often thanks for posting :-)

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