Omni August 1989

 

 

BACK TO BIRTH

6 WAYS TO RETURN TO THE WOMB

HOW TO BOOST PRENATAL IQ

MACHINE DREAMS:
PRIVATE THOUGHTS OF ROBOTS

MIND AND MARIJUANA

MAKING MOVIES UNDERWATER

 
OMNI1989AugLG

Vol.11 No. 11

Cover Art: Before Birth.... The Fourth Month depicts a universal human experience: life inside the womb. Carol Gillot was the illustrator and Jim Horne the art director for this month's cover, which was also a poster for a pharmaceutical company.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Patrice Adcroft
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Managing Editor: Steve Fox
Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 4)
Third World Children
by Lawrence E. Bruce

Omnibus (pg 6)
Data Bank

Communications (pg 8)
Correspondence

Forum (pg 10)
Superconductivity Results
by Kevin McKinney

Space (pg 12)
Soho Cyborgs
by Jeff Goldberg

Arts (pg 14)
Film: The Abyss
by Alan Maurer

Foreign Trade (pg 16)
Science in the USSR
by Jennifer Gilbert

Mind (pg 16)
The Chemistry of Reefer Madness
by Leah Wallach

Stars (pg 20)
The Hubble Space Telescope
by Riccardo Giacconi

Earth (pg 22)
Cactus Rustlers
by Jonah Houston

Body (pg 24)
Drugs from the Sea
by Mary S. Glucksman and Eleanor Smith

Continuum (pg 25)
Ecology Wars, etc.

Preschool? (pg 34)
Life Before Birth: The Psychology and Neurology of the Unborn
by Pamela Weintraub

The Roots of Personality (pg 37)
Questionnaire

Womb With A View (pg 39)
Six Exercises to Recapture the Experience of Birth
by Keith Haray

Reading the Silks (pg 48)
Fiction
by Michael Bishop

Down and Out: Feathered Victims in Living Color (pg 58)
Pictorial: Avian Plumage
by Stan Sinberg

Magma Force (pg 66)
Scientists and the Mystery of Volcanoes
by Debra Ryll

Kindled Spirit (pg 68)
Lava Sculpture
by Debra Ryll

Interview (pg 74)
Roboticist Hans Moravec
by Ed Regis

Antimatter (pg 81)
Wisconsin UFOs, etc.

Star Tech (pg 98)
Musical Gloves, Palm-Size Telephones, and Other Tools
for the Twenty-First Century
by Judy Feldman

Games (pg 100)
Etch A Sketch Art
by Scot Morris

Last Word (pg 104)
Humor: The Unmentionables
by Stan Sinberg