Selected Publications:


Chapter about pianos for Sherry Turkle’s new anthology on childhood experiences with technology.

Already out:

Lanier, Jaron, Ramachandran VS, and MIller, Paul (DJ Spooky), Spectrum: Truth, Technology, and the Visual/Virtual World, Cleveland Public Library Press, 2006

Lanier, Jaron,  “Raft to the Future: Does time come together like an island of boats floating on the open seas?” Discover Magazine, Vol. 27 No. 10, October 2006

Lanier, Jaron,  “The Murder of Mystery: How Silicon Valley joined the superstitious fringe as the enemy of open inquiry.” Discover Magazine, Vol. 27 No. 09, September 2006

Lanier, Jaron,  “Sing a Song of Evolution: Is language descended from musical mating calls?” Discover Magazine, Vol. 27 No. 08, August 2006

Lanier, Jaron,  “Heads-Up: Why your next telephone may come mounted on a neck.” Discover Magazine, Vol. 27 No. 07, July 2006

Lanier, Jaron “Can Technology Make Us Happy?”  Veja, July 2006

Lanier, Jaron,  “The Soul of The Machine: Can a random collection of data be conscious?” Discover Magazine, Vol. 27 No. 06, June 2006

Lanier, Jaron,  “Two Philosophies of Mathematical Weirdness,” American Scientist, May-June issue, 2006

Lanier, Jaron, “Digital  Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism”, May 30, 2006

Lanier, Jaron, “I Smell, Therefore I Think: Did odors give rise to the first words?” Discover Magazine,Vol. 27 No. 05, May 2006

Lanier, Jaron,  “Why Not Morph?  What cephalopods can teach us about language.” Discover Magazine,Vol. 27 No. 04, April 2006

Lanier, Jaron, “The Gory Antigora: Illusions of Capitalism and Computers,”  CATO Unbound, January 9, 2006

Lanier, Jaron, “Creativity Can be Fostered,” Business Times, November 10, 2005

Lanier, Jaron, “Post-symbolic Communication”, chapter in What We Believe But Cannot Prove, Edited by John Brockman, Free Press, November 2005

Lanier, Jaron, “The Whole Megillah,” American Scientist, September-October issue, 2005

Lanier, Jaron, “Early Computing's Long, Strange Trip,” American Scientist, July-August issue, 2005

Eric K. Clemons, Steve Barnett and Jaron Lanier, “Fortune Favors the Forward-Thinking” Financial Times, September 23, 2005

Lanier, Jaron. "A Childhood Between Realities,” chapter in Curious Minds: How A Child Becomes A Scientist, John Brockman (Editor,) Pantheon, August, 2004
Lanier, Jaron. “A Framework For Understanding How Materials Science And Moore's Law Are Changing The Landscape Of Virtual Reality, Telepresence, And Tele-Immersion Research,” Proceedings Of The 2004 ACM SIGMM Workshop On Effective Telepresence

Lanier, Jaron, "The Magic Window," NSF Lake Tahoe Workshop On Collaborative Virtual Reality And Visualization (CVRV 2003)." 

Lanier, Jaron, “Why Gordian Software Has Convinced Me To Believe In The Reality Of Cats And Apples” November 1, 2003

Lanier, Jaron. "The One Half Manifesto,” chapter in The New Humanists: Science At The Edge, John Brockman  (Editor,) Barnes & Noble Books, September, 2003

Rosen J, Grigg E, Lanier J, Mcgrath S, Lillibridge S, Sargent D, Koop Ce. “The Future Of Command And Control For Disaster Response; Utilizing Information And Virtual Reality Technology, The Cybercare System Can Link Resources Throughout The Country For Distributed Yet Coordinated Command And Control.”  IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. 2002 Sep-Oct;21(5):56-68.

Lanier, Jaron. "The Complexity Ceiling,” chapter in The Next Fifty Years : Science In The First Half Of The Twenty-First Century, John Brockman (Editor,)  Vintage, May, 2002

Towles, H., Wei-Chao Chen, Ruigang Yang, Sang-Uok Kum, Henry Fuchs, Nikhil Kelshikar, Jane Mulligan, Kostas Daniilidis, Loring Holden, Bob Zeleznik, Amela Sadagic and Jaron Lanier. “3D Tele-Collaboration Over Internet2.” International Workshop On Immersive Telepresence (ITP2002)

Lanier, Jaron. "Virtually There," Scientific American, April 2001, pp. 66-75.

Lanier, Jaron. "A Love Song For Napster,” Discover, February 2001

Amela Sadagic, Herman Towles, Jaron Lanier, Henry Fuchs, Andries Van Dam, Kostas Daniilidis, Jane Mulligan, Loring Holden And Bob Zeleznik. "National Tele-Immersion Initiative: Towards Compelling Tele-Immersive Collaborative Environments," Proceedings of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR), January 2001.

Lanier, Jaron “One Half of a Manifesto”, November 11, 2000

Lanier, Jaron. "The Ego,” chapter in The Greatest Inventions Of The Past 2,000 Years, John Brockman, Simon & Schuster, January, 2000

Lanier, Jaron. "Ruby Crystal Squid Dancing On The Rings Of Saturn," chapter in  The New Earth Reader; The Best Of Terra Nova, David Rothenberg And Marta Ulvaeus, Editors, The Mit Press, December, 1999

Lanier, Jaron. "And Now A Brief Word From Now; Logical Dependencies Between Vernacular Concepts Of Free Will, Time And Consciousness,” Journal Of Consciousness Studies, 1999, Vol. 6, No. 8-9, pp. 261-68(-192)

Lanier, Jaron. "What Information Is Given By A Veil?” Journal Of Consciousness Studies, 1999, Vol. 6, No.6/7

Lanier, Jaron. "Piracy Is Your Friend,” The New York Times, May 9, 1999

Lanier, Jaron. "The Eternal Now,” Forbes ASAP, February 22, 1999

Lanier, Jaron. "The Care And Feeding Of Digital Behemoths,” The New York Times, October 11, 1997, Saturday

Lanier, Jaron. "Beyond Goggles And Gloves,” Byte, Volume 22 ,  Issue 9, August 1997

Dawkins, Richard and Lanier, Jaron. "Evolution: The Dissent Of Darwin; A debate,” Psychology Today,  Jan-Feb, 1997

Lanier, Jaron. "Death: The Skeleton Key Of Consciousness Studies?,” Journal Of Consciousness Studies, 4, No.2, 1997, pp. 181-5

Lanier, Jaron. "Many Unhappy Returns At I.R.S.,” The New York Times, February 2, 1997

Lanier, Jaron. "The Frontier Between Us," Communications Of The ACM, Volume 40 ,  Issue 2  (February 1997) Pages: 55 - 56

Lanier, Jaron. "Unmuzzling The Internet,” The New York Times, January 2, 1996

Lanier, Jaron. "My Problems With Agents,” Wired, 1996.

Lanier, Jaron.  “Agents Of Alienation”, ACM Interactions, Volume 2  Issue 3, July 1995  (Entire issue devoted to articles by or about Lanier.)

Lanier, Jaron.  “You Can't Argue With A Zombie,”  Journal Of Consciousness Studies, 1995, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 333-344(12)

Lasko-Harvill, A., Blanchard, C., Lanier, J., And Mcgrew, D.  “A Fully Immersive Cholecystectomy Simulation,” Proceedings Of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality III (MMVR,) 1995

Lanier, Jaron.  “Music From Inside Virtual Reality: The Sound Of One Hand,” Whole Earth Review, June, 1993

Lanier, Jaron.  “Virtual Reality: The Promise Of The Future," Interactive Learning International, 8(4): 275-9, October-December 1992

Jaron, Lanier. "The Future Of Virtual Reality," Journal Of Communication, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 150-172 Fall, 1992

Jaron Lanier, Chuck Blanchard, Scott Burgess, Young Harvill, Ann Lasko, Mark Oberman, Michael Teitel, "Reality Built For Two: A Virtual Reality Tool," Computer Graphics, March 1990, Vol. 24, No. 2; pp. 35-36

Lanier, Jaron. "Using Virtual Reality As A Tool To Study The Relationship Between Human Beings And Physical Reality", In Human Machine Interfaces For Teleoperators And Virtual Environments, Nasa Conference Publication 10071, 1990
Lanier, Jaron.  “Beyond The Desktop Metaphor,” SIGCHI Panel Procedings, 1990

Lanier, J., Minsky, M., Fisher, S. And Druin, A. “Virtual Environments And Interactivity: Windows To The Future,” 1989 ACM Siggraph Panel Proceedings

Jaron Lanier, Ann Lasko-Harvill, Et Al, "From Dataglove To Datasuit"  Digest Of Papers, Compcon 1988, 33rd IEEE Computer Society International; 2/29-3/4/88; pp. 536-538

Lanier, Jaron. "The DataGlove,” Scientific American, cover and accompanying description, September 1987

Thomas G. Zimmerman, Jaron Lanier, Chuck Blanchard, Steve Bryson, Young Harvill, "A Hand Gesture Interface Device" , ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 189-192, May 1986

Lanier, Jaron. "Visual Programming Languages,” Scientific American, cover and accompanying description, May 1984

Lanier, Jaron “Musical score interpolating the Boehm clarinet key system with the New York City Subway Map” cover of EAR Magazine, Volume 5, Number 2, Summer 1979

Patents  (Most have collaborators- look them up!)

US numbers    Issue date  (Foreign patents issued for each of these as well)

4,988,981    1/29/91    Computer Data Entry & Manipulation Apparatus & Method

5,521,373    5/28/96    Position Tracking System

5,546,530    8/13/96    Method And Apparatus For Rendering Graphic Images

5,559,995    9/24/96    Method And Apparatus For Creating A Wireframe and Polygon Virtual World

5,587,936    12/14/96    Method & Apparatus For Creating Sounds In A Virtual World

5,588,104    12/24/96    Method And Apparatus For Creating Virtual Worlds Using a Data Flow Network

5,588,139    12/24/96    Method And System For Generating Objects For a Multiperson Virtual World Using Data
Flow Networks

5,850,201    12/15/98    Low Cost Virtual Reality System

5,986,643    11/16/99    Tactile Feedback Mechanism For a Data Processing System

6,124,838    9/26/00    Hood-Shaped Support Frame For a Low Cost Virtual Reality System

6,222,523    4/24/01    Tactile Feedback Mechanism For a Data Processing System

6,400,374    6/4/02         Video Superposition System and Method

A few selected interviews (There are hundreds of published interviews to choose from)

“Voodoo Electronics,” Jaron Lanier Interviewed by Arnie Cooper, The Sun Magazine, May 2005 issue 353

“Coding from Scratch: A Conversation with Virtual Reality Pioneer Jaron Lanier,” by Janice J. Heiss, JavaOne Magazine, January 23, 2003

“In Focus; Jaron Lanier,” Scientific American, September 15, 1996

Frenkel Karen A., “A Conversation With Jaron Lanier,” July 1995 ACM Interactions, Volume 2  Issue 3 (This issue of “ACM Interactions” was entirely devoted to various articles by and about Jaron Lanier.)

Interview as chapter in “Mavericks Of The Mind: Conversations For The New Millennium,” By David Jay Brown, Crossing Press, March, 1993

Porter, S. 1992.  “Interview: Jaron Lanier,” Computer
Graphics World, Vol. 14, No. 4, Pp. 61-70

Kelly, K. “Virtual Reality: An Interview With Jaron Lanier,” Whole Earth Review, Fall 1989, Pp. 108-119. (This was an influential early statement about the utopian approach to VR.)

Interview as chapter in “Programmers at work: Interviews,” by Susan M. Lammers, Harper and Row, 1986

A few of the more unusual or interesting articles about Jaron (There are thousands to choose from.)

The Guardian (London) “Profile: Jaron Lanier, The Virtual Visionary”
Saturday December 29, 2001

“Time of Growing Pains for Information Age” by Dennis Overbye, The New York Times, August 7, 2001

Nature Biotechnology, “A Y3K Bug” DOI:10.1038/71857
January 2000 Volume 18 Number 1 P 1

“Designs For The Next Millennium; Jaron Lanier” 
by Herbert Muschamp, The New York Times, December 5, 1999

Cover story on premiere issue of Red Herring, May 1993

Wired Profile “Jaron” Issue 1.02 | May/June, 1993

Review of Jaron Lanier’s Moondust, by Paul Demarinis, Computer Music Journal Volume 08, No. 2 (Summer 1984), p. 61

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