Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)MIDTOWN WEST — "You're a normal person," Wired editor Chris Anderson asked me at Wired's 15th anniversary party last night in New York. "What do you make of all this?" He nodded his head toward the four corners of the roof top, crowded with the Wired set. In response, I said something about the thick-rimmed black frames and all the scarves. But for reading-comprehension points, I should have said I felt like I was in the midst of a cult. Because that's what Conde Nast's Wired is all about, Anderson and Wired cofounder Louis Rossetto told us in their speeches: turning the cult of technology into a culture, but keeping it as fervent as a cult. That and covers of a nude Jenna Fischer and LonelyGirl15 in bed, of course. Below, photos of the faithful.

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

Wired celebrates 15 years of turning a cult into a culture (and back again)

(Photos by Nicholas Carlson)