May 09, 2005

MAGAZINE | Cabinet Magazine

Cabinet magazine's issue 17, with a special section on "Laughter," available now. For a full table of contents, see

Cabinet magazine's issue 17, with a special section on "Laughter," available now.

Starring: Bemused primates, cannibal maladies, tickled children, early dentistry, happy Swedes, canned laughter, and a royal pear ...

Featuring: Simon Critchley’s philosophical history of humor- Jim Holt on joke theory- Jennifer Liese on the sad story of the smiley face- Slavoj Zizek on Christ, Hegel and other comic greats

With: Sean Dockray, Steve Rowell & Fiona Whitton on the art and science of traffic management- Daniel Heller-Roazen on the disappearance of “H”- Geoffrey O’Brien on the aimless oppression of gray- Margaret Wertheim on the marvels of computational origami- Tom Vanderbilt on dearly departed diamondsPlus:The prehistory of fast food; Dr. Atl’s volcano paintings; the world’s most valuable piece of real estate; and the decline of ribbonsAnd:Artist projects by Robert Bowen, Steven Brower, Paul Chan, Matt Freedman, Edward Jessen, H. Lan Thao & Lana Lin, Marco Maggi, Michael Rakowitz, and Lawrence Weiner.

Available in USA, Canada, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Singapore, New Zealand, and Japan.

Cabinet magazine is published by Immaterial Incorporated, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Cabinet is in part supported by grants from The Flora Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Peter Norton Foundation, The American Center Foundation, The Frankel Foundation, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation.