michael naimark
Selected Publications

"The One Earth Model" Medium, December 2022.

"Big Tech's Race to the Ground (View)" Medium, May 2022.

"Where’s Planet Earth in the Metaverse?" Medium, Dec 2021.

"A Cheap Simple Hack for Improving Your Online Classtime Experiences," Medium, Jan 2021.

"How the 62 Year Story of Art at MIT Shaped the Media Lab Ethos," Medium, Sep 2019.

"Increasing VR Creativity: More Risky Research, Less Master Classes," Medium, Aug 2018.

"VR / AR Fundamentals," (a six-part weekly series) Medium, Jan - Mar 2018.

"A Big Slow Global Approach to VR: Silicon Valley's Blind Spot," Canadian Film Centre News, May 2017.

"Being Early: Challenges and Opportunities as VR Grows Up," Presence, 25th Anniversary Issue, MIT Press, 25.2, November 2016.

"VR Interactivity: Some Useful Distinctions," Medium, October 2016.

"VR Cinematography Studies for Google," Medium, June 2016.

VR Cinematography, slideshow, 2014.

Why VR Headsets will Stick, musings before a keynote for the first International Symposium on Immersive Creativity, Montréal, 2014.

May Day on Wall Street 2012, live webcasting field notes, 2012.
A Statement about the Interval Lawsuit, 2011.
"Camera Cars", 2010.
"'X'ing the World in 80 Days", Project Director's statement, 80+1: A Global Journey, an EU Culture Capital event for Linz09, 2008.
"Aspen the Verb: Musings on Heritage and Virtuality," Presence, Special Issue on Virtual Heritage, MIT Press, 15.3, June 2006.
Big Projects To Do List personal list published online, 2006.
"Two Unusual Projection Spaces," Presence, Special Issue on Projection, MIT Press, 14.5, October 2005.
"Addressing Time," Curatorial Statement for the Festival Symposium, Ars Electronica 2004 Catalog, G. Stocker, Editor, Ostfildern-Ruit, GERMANY: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004.
"Calculated Risk," Forward for A Guide to Good Practice in Collaborative Working Methods and New Media Tools Creation, L. Goodman and K. Milton, Eds., London, UK: Arts and Humanities Data Service, 2004.
"Sensory Anomalies," in Design Research: Methods and Perspectives, B. Laurel, Editor, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2003
"Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Money: Technology-Based Art and the Dynamics of Sustainability,"
May 2003
"Alan Lomax's Multimedia Dream," Alan Lomax Collection Site, December 2002
"How to ZAP a Camera," (self published), October 2002
"VR Webcams: Time Artifacts as Positive Features," ISEA 2002 Proceedings, Nagoya, Japan, October 2002

"An Arts Lab," open letter to the Presidio Trust, October 2001

"First Word Art/Last Word Art," FineArtForum vol.15, issue 8, August 2001

"Leash Length," EMERGEncy 1.5, March 2001

"Symmetrical Media," EMERGEncy, 1.4, February 2001

"VR Today," Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Vol. 9:5, May 2001

"Where are the Anthropologists?," Leonardo Electronic Almanac Vol. 9:1, January 2001

"Predictions," EMERGEncy 1.1, November 2000

Memorial for Bernard Q. Nietschmann, short speech, U C Berkeley Faculty Club, May 2000

Art at Interval, short speech, Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, 1999

"Art School en Provence," Interval Trip Report #29, Aix, FRANCE, November 1998

"Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM) Conference," Interval Trip Report #28, Gifu, JAPAN, November 1998

"Field Recording Techniques for Virtual Reality Applications," VSMM '98 Proceedings, Gifu, JAPAN, 1998

"World's First Interactive Filmmaker," Interval Trip Report #27, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, May 1998

"Prix Ars Electronica Jury," Interval Trip Report #26, Linz, AUSTRIA, May 1998

"Place Runs Deep: Virtuality, Place, and Indigenousness," Virtual Museums Symposium, Salzburg, AUSTRIA, 1998

"ZKM Opening," Interval Trip Report #25, Karlsruhe, GERMANY, October 1997

"Art (and" or ‘versus’) Technology: Some Personal Observations," in Art@Science, Christa Sommerer, editor, Vienna and NY: Springer Press, 1997

"A 3D Moviemap and a 3D Panorama," SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3012, San Jose, 1997

"What’s Wrong with this Picture: Presence and Abstraction in the Age of Cyberspace," Consciousness Reframed Proceedings, CAiiA, University of Wales, Newport, WALES, 1997

"Interactive Art: Maybe it’s a Bad Idea," Cyberarts, International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica, H. Leopoldseder-C. Schopf, editors, Vienna and NY: Springer Press, 1997

"Field Recording Studies," in Immersed in Technology, Mary Anne Moser, editor, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996

"Gifu Update," Interval Trip Report #24, Gifu, JAPAN, May 1996

"ATR Science ART: International Symposium on Art and Science," Interval Trip Report #23, Kyoto, JAPAN, May 1996

"EXCAVATION AREA: A Virtual Gallery of Archaeological Art" (Japanese), InterCommunication (NTT) No.14, Tokyo, JAPAN, 1995

"Be Now Here Dispatches," Interval Trip Reports #19, 20, 21 22, Jerusalem, Dubrovnik, Timbuktu, Angkor, October 1995

"Interaction '95" Artshow," Interval Trip Report #18, Gifu, JAPAN, July 1995

"Interactive Art and the Myth of Everything-ness," Ars Electronica catalog, Linz, 1994

"New Media International Symposium," Interval Trip Report #17 & Leonard Electronic Access v3 n2, Feb 95, Moscow, Russia, November 1994

"Digital Expression Symposium," MIT Media Lab, Interval Trip Report #16, Cambridge, October 1994

"UNESCO III," Interval Trip Report #15, Paris, FRANCE, September 1994

"International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)," Interval Trip Report #14, Helsinki, FINLAND, September 1994

"New Media for New Museums First International Retreat," Interval Trip Report #13, Ferrara, Bologna, ITALY, May 1994

"Artclass, Universities of Paris," Interval Trip Report #12, Paris, FRANCE, March 1994

"UNESCO II," Interval Trip Report #11, Paris, FRANCE, November 1993

"ZKM MultiMediale 3," Interval Trip Report #10, Karlsruhe, GERMANY, November 1993

"Alan Lomax Meeting," Interval Trip Report #9, New York, November 1993

"Elk Update," Interval Trip Report #8, Banff, CANADA, October 1993

"Beaux-Arts Conference," Interval Trip Report #7, Paris, FRANCE, June 1993

"National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention," Interval Trip Report #6, Las Vegas, April 1993

"UNESCO," Interval Trip Report #5, Paris, FRANCE, February 1993

"Interface II Conference," Interval Trip Report #4, Hamburg, GERMANY, February 1993

"International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) Convention," Interval Trip Report #3, Dallas, December 1992

"CyberArts Conference," Interval Trip Report #2, Pasadena, November 1992

"Spy Stores," Interval Trip Report #1, New York, November 1992

"Expo '92 Seville," Presence, vol. 1, no. 3, Summer 1992

"EAT - A Virtual Dining Environment," Tomorrow's Realities catalog, Siggraph, Las Vegas, 1991

"VBK - A Moviemap of Karlsruhe," Tomorrow's Realities catalog, Siggraph, Las Vegas, 1991

"Moviemap Basics," artshow catalog, Multimediale 2, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1991

"Elements of Realspace Imaging: a Proposed Taxonomy," SPIE Proceedings, vol. 1457, San Jose, 1991

"Realness and Interactivity," in The Art of Human Computer Interface Design, B. Laurel, editor, NY: Addison Wesley, 1990

"Media Glasses, Media Windows and Media Doors," Kanagawa International Art and Science Exhibition Catalog, 1989

"The Question Machine," Whole Earth Review, no. 65, Winter 1989

"Spatial Correspondence in Motion Picture Display," SPIE Proceedings, vol. 462, Optics and Entertainment, Los Angeles, 1984

"Saving the First World," Send Magazine, San Francisco International Video Festival, 1984

"The Optical Videodisc and New Media Forms," Video 80, San Francisco International Video Festival, 1982

"Some Notes on Movies and Form," Video 80, San Francisco International Video Festival, 1981