The Magazine


Through a Glass Darkly

Publication:
Date: 
July 18, 2013
The Museum of Jurassic Technology views reality through a special lens.

This article was originally published in The Magazine, Issue #21, July 18, 2013.

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It is easy to become disoriented in the Museum of Jurassic Technology. This small museum in Culver City, California, is full of dark hallways, dim nooks, and secluded corners. Its exhibits elicit a sense of dislocation as well. Their meaning can be as hard to discern as the veracity of the objects on display.

Photos: The Invention of the Kiss Cam

Publication:
Date: 
May 22, 2014
A revolution in stadium displays gave birth to the kiss cam.

Kiss Cam at Dodger Stadium

Kiss Cam at Dodger Stadium

© Nate Berg

The Invention of the Kiss Cam

Publication:
Date: 
May 22, 2014
A revolution in stadium displays gave birth to the kiss cam.

Neither the date nor place was recorded, but it was likely in the summer or fall of 1980 in the Los Angeles Dodger stadium: a camera zoomed in on a man and a woman and broadcast their faces onto a massive full-color video screen above the left-field bleachers. The man and the woman kissed. The crowd cheered. A cultural sensation was born.