Exploring new forms of human creativity
If advertisements are designed to make us insecure enough to buy fancy sheets and pricey furniture in order to feel as if we’re the best, then horoscopes help us treat ourselves with self-compassion.
Cinematic visual effects are currently in a Renaissance moment. But often this impressive technology is deployed not because it is narratively necessary but simply because it is available.
“Cyberpunk” has been the go-to imagery of the future for 35 years old-it’s time for new ways to think about what’s to come.
Where can technology take us that will benefit society and make things better? How can we get to those futures?
How 21st-century London’s homegrown music genre was shaped by the technology used to compose it.
A dispatch from the 2018 edition of the conference on technology and culture.
Xenographics can be fun alternatives to the classic bar, line, and pie chart trio–but they can also be more effective for certain kinds of data.
With the stories of Alan Turing and Stephen Hawking both up for Oscars, here’s 10 more historical characters from the fields of science and engineering crying out for the Hollywood treatment.
For this artist, discarded gum isn’t litter–it’s an opportunity for expression.