Volume 13, No. 1
November 2000

Mercurial Matters

Annual Meetings

Letters to the Editor

Urban Legends & the Challenges of Standardization

Paul Israel Wins Dexter Prize

Email & Website Report

An Artificial Line, or Technology as Spectrology

A Daemon in Her Shape

Lincoln Labs Turns 50

Vogue Picture Records

Media Ecology Book Awards

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Cover: Phantoms surround us, in no small measure because of technologies that allow images to outlive their makers. This cover to the 1901 edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, first published in 1897, shows the Count scaling a castle wall and terrifying a mere mortal. See Jay Pawlowski’s linking of 19th-century communication technologies and the powers of disembodied likenesses. See Aristotle Tympas’s history of phantom circuits, in electronics and in political economy.