Christopher Turner

The Influencing Machine
Foot-curving, lethargy-making, spark-exploding, knee-nailing, burning out, eye-screwing, sight-stopping, roof-stringing, vital-tearing, fibre-ripping, and so on
Issue 14 / Doubles / Summer 2004

Jigsaws: A User’s Manual
Assembling a history of the puzzle
Issue 16 / The Sea / Winter 2004–2005

Tears of Laughter
Darwin and the indeterminacy of emotions
Issue 17 / Laughter / Spring 2005

The Kingpin of Fakers
Colonel Dinshah P. Ghadiali and the Spectro-Chrome
Issue 18 / Fictional States / Summer 2005

Extraordinary Voyages
The first daredevils of Niagara Falls
Issue 19 / Chance / Fall 2005

Nevada’s Most Unwanted
The story of the gambling capital’s Black Book
Issue 19 / Chance / Fall 2005

Mesmeromania, or, the Tale of the Tub
The therapeutic powers of animal magnetism
Issue 21 / Electricity / Spring 2006

Feet of Genius
Einstein’s cobbler complex
Issue 23 / Fruits / Fall 2006

Letter Bombs
Gerhard Zucker’s rocket post
Issue 23 / Fruits / Fall 2006

A Short History of the Shadow: An Interview with Victor I. Stoichita
From Plato’s cave to Duchamp’s widow
Issue 24 / Shadows / Winter 2006–2007

A Lot of Gall
Issue 25 / Insects / Spring 2007

Lunar Park
James Nasmyth and the mountains of the moon
Issue 27 / Mountains / Fall 2007

Like a Hole in the Head
The trepanation-state
Issue 28 / Bones / Winter 2007–2008

Vasectomania, and Other Cures for Sloth
Better living through monkey glands
Issue 29 / Sloth / Spring 2008

Day-Glo Dreams
The fluorescent revolution
Issue 30 / The Underground / Summer 2008

Shamefaced: An Interview with Paul Ekman
The anatomy of an emotion
Issue 31 / Shame / Fall 2008

George R. Lawrence, Aeronaut Photographer
Above the ruins of San Francisco
Issue 32 / Fire / Winter 2008–2009

Leftovers / Dinner with Kant
The taste of disgust
Issue 33 / Deception / Spring 2009

Drawing Out Your Mind
A sampler of projective psychological tests
Issue 34 / Testing / Summer 2009

Bacon Dust
Sifting through the remnants of 7 Reece Mews
Issue 35 / Dust / Fall 2009

Inventory / Cigninota
The mark of the swan
Issue 36 / Friendship / Winter 2009–2010

The Art of Movement
The kinetographic charms of Rudolf von Laban
Issue 36 / Friendship / Winter 2009–2010

Buried Alive
At home with the Collyer Brothers
Issue 37 / Bubbles / Spring 2010

Free-for-All
A. S. Neill and Summerhill
Issue 39 / Learning / Fall 2010

Inventory / Blind Sight
The secret signs of the cataract surgeon
Issue 40 / Hair / Winter 2010–2011

Split Hairs
The art of Alfie West
Issue 40 / Hair / Winter 2010–2011

Ingestion / Planet in a Bottle
Extended life through calorie restriction
Issue 41 / Infrastructure / Spring 2011

Crowd Dynamics: An Interview with Keith Still
Avoiding the shockwave
Issue 41 / Infrastructure / Spring 2011

Thinking Inside the Box
Wilhelm Reich and the invention of sex
Issue 42 / Forgetting / Summer 2011

The Hidden Persuader
Ernest Dichter, the “Freud of Madison Avenue”
Issue 44 / 24 Hours / Winter 2011–2012

Inventory / The Tokens
Orphaned at the Foundling Hospital
Issue 46 / Punishment / Summer 2012

The Town Where the Dead Live
Lily Dale and the rise and fall of Spiritualism
Issue 49 / Death / Spring 2013

Spin Doctors: An Interview with Simon Schaffer
The absolutist promise of perpetual motion
Issue 51 / Wheels / Fall 2013

Neolithic Joy: An Interview with Ian Hodder
The culture of celebration at Çatalhöyük
Issue 52 / Celebration / Winter 2013–2014

Love Quack
The venereal electrics of Dr. James Graham
Issue 55 / Love / Fall 2014

Inventory / The Savoy Files
How the famous hotel indexed its guests
Issue 61 / Calendars / Spring–Summer 2016

Cinematic Airs
The battle of the “smellies”

Issue 64 / The Nose / Summer 2017