Mondo 2000

Mondo 2000 was a glossy cyberculture magazine published in the United States from 1989 to 1998.Image:mondo-2000-sample-cover

The magazine was known for its coverage of digital technologies, virtual reality and cyberculture, and it featured articles on a wide range of topics, including artificial intelligence, cybersex, and electronic music.

Mondo 2000 was founded by R. U. Sirius (a pseudonym for Ken Goffman), along with Queen Mu and the artist Bart Nagel. The name "Mondo 2000" was inspired by the Italian term "mondo film", which refers to a genre of exploitation documentaries.

While Mondo 2000 was not a financial success, the magazine was influential in shaping the emerging cyberculture of the 1990s. It was a platform for a number of notable writers, including Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, and Douglas Rushkoff.

Mondo 2000 also helped to popularize the use of virtual reality technologies, and it was the first magazine to feature a virtual reality-enhanced cover in 1991.

The magazine ceased publication in 1998, but it remains an important cultural artifact from the early days of the internet age, and archives of the magazine continue to be studied by researchers and historians of technology and culture.{{Categories}}

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