Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson is a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired. He is the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better.

Science
Sept. 20 2013 7:48 AMIs Google Wrecking Our Memory?Nope. It’s much, much weirder than that.
Climate Desk
April 19 2010 11:32 AMBetting on ChangeIs the planet really warming up? Just ask the corporations that stand to make—or lose—billions because of "climate exposure."
Gaming
April 11 2005 4:35 PMPlaying With MyselfFinally, a video game for time travelers. Plus, mashing buttons in Tekken 5.
Gaming
March 7 2005 10:47 AMAn Elf's ProgressFinally, online role-playing games that won't destroy your life.
Gaming
Jan. 27 2005 6:13 PMOughtta Stay Out of PicturesWhy video games shouldn't be like the movies.
Gaming
Nov. 29 2004 2:29 PMBoys for MenNintendo woos adults with a next-generation Game Boy.
Gaming
Nov. 12 2004 3:12 PMAlien AutopsyHalo 2 shows you the mind of the enemy.
Gaming
Sept. 10 2004 12:23 PMTurn Left at the ZombieGame guides point lost players in the right direction.
Gaming
Aug. 6 2004 5:33 PMThe Temple of DoomWhy do gamers worship John Carmack?
Gaming
July 9 2004 9:29 AMHide and Go SneakIn the best new games, stealth—not violence—is key.
Gaming
June 9 2004 5:20 PMThe Undead ZoneWhy realistic graphics make humans look creepy.
Gaming
May 6 2004 5:35 PMTough LoveCan a video game be too hard?
Gaming
April 7 2004 4:33 PMThe Game of WifeGay marriage comes to video games.
Gizmos
Feb. 25 2004 2:43 PMPlayer, Attack ThyselfWhy Japanese gamers love avenging Pearl Harbor.
Gizmos
Dec. 17 2003 4:19 PMBlasts From the PastWhat today's game designers can learn from Space Invaders.
Culture Gabfest
June 23 2010 12:23 PMThe Culture Gabfest, "Maximum Fun" EditionListen to Slate's show about the week in culture.
Webhead
April 29 2005 4:11 PMMay the Force Be With You, and You, and You ...Why fans make better Star Wars movies than George Lucas.
Webhead
March 22 2005 7:20 AMThe Perfect WormComing soon, a cell-phone virus that will wreck your life.
Brave New World
Feb. 10 2005 6:33 PMHow To Talk When You Can't SpeakCommunicating with unconscious minds.
Gizmos
Jan. 4 2005 7:02 PMA Phone You Can Actually Type OnFinally.
Gaming
Nov. 22 2004 6:34 PMA View to a KillJFK Reloaded is just plain creepy.
Gaming
Oct. 15 2004 4:46 PMSim ShrumElection games let you battle for the presidency.
Webhead
Aug. 20 2004 10:54 AMMade to OrderHow industrial design became a weekend hobby.
Webhead
July 21 2004 11:07 AMArt MobsCan an online crowd create a poem, a novel, or a painting?
Webhead
June 23 2004 5:55 PMUs Like SpiesHow computer users ask to be doomed to viruses and spyware.
Webhead
May 19 2004 2:35 PMBattery Not IncludedWhy your laptop is always running out of juice.
Webhead
April 21 2004 6:01 PMThe Internet JukeboxDoes Rhapsody have the answer to the downloading wars?
Gaming
March 17 2004 4:42 PMThe Game's the ThingWhy are Hollywood actors starring on your PlayStation?
Webhead
Jan. 16 2004 6:13 PMPlaying PoliticsHow Dean's Web game is like Pac-Man.
Webhead
Aug. 29 2002 10:56 AMDot-ColumnistOnline video games are the newest form of social comment.

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