Magazine article Wired

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Magazine article Wired

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Tim Berners-Lee, credited with inventing the World Wide Web

Bre Pettis, founder and CEO of MakerBot, TED2012 fellow

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, philosopher, novelist, Harvard research associate

Chip Kidd, graphic designer and art director at Alfred A. Knopf

Ayah Bdeir, creator of the DIY electronics system littleBits, TED2012 fellow

Juan Enriquez, CEO of research and investment firm Biotechonomy

Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft

Steven Pinker, experimental psychologist at Harvard; science writer

Tim Brown, CEO of design and innovation consulting firm IDEO

WIRED at 20

At the third TED conference, in 1992, WIRED founders Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe showed their magazine prototype to Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab. "When he was finished," Rossetto recalls, "he closed the book, looked at us, and asked, 'How much do you need?' He literally put us in business." Two decades later, we're still grateful. At TED2012 we gathered some conference notables (pictured above) for what turned out to be both a casual dinner and a meeting of minds. Like TED, WIRED has always celebrated forward-thinking innovators. In this issue we serve up a discussion between editor in chief Chris Anderson and tech visionary Marc Andreessen (page 162), the first in a yearlong series of interviews with WIRED icons leading up to our 20th anniversary in 2013. And we'll soon release a companion ebook, called WIRED Icons, an archival collection of profiles of and Q&As with the big thinkers who have appeared in WIRED over the past 20 years. Look for it in the WIRED app in May, where it will be free for subscribers.

Blood Shot

Lots of photographers put themselves in harm's way for their art, but not many take a needle in the arm on purpose. For "Equation: Blood Spatter" (Start, page 56), about a mathematical formula that helps forensics investigators interpret blood spewed across crime scenes, Brooklyn-based Jonathon Kambouris needed some red stuff. But you can't just order type O positive from Amazon, so photo editor Kristen Fortier hired a doctor friend to procure some. The victim? Kambouris himself. "Even if it's clean, healthy blood, it would be weird to be immersed in someone else's, so it worked out well," Kambouris says. Over the course of the day the doc drew blood three times. Kambouris was undeterred. "It didn't hurt my ability to shoot--I was really just trying to get a good shot, and that took my focus away from the discomfort," says our not-squeamish photographer, whose work has appeared in Dwell, Bon Appetit, and The New York Times. …

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