It’s Time For Silicon Valley to Disrupt Its Toxic Asian Stereotypes
Culture

The show constantly questions what keeps innovation from happening in the tech world—but it should ask the same of itself. The post It’s Time For Silicon Valley to Disrupt Its Toxic Asian Stereotypes appeared first on...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017
12 Monkeys Is Back, and It’s Abandoned the Movie for Good
Culture

If you tune into the third season of Syfy’s 12 Monkeys this weekend, and you’re only familiar with Terry Gilliam’s 1995 movie of the same name, you may be a little lost. You remember James Cole, the time traveler who’s ventured back from a post-apocalyptic future; that’s the guy Bruce Willis played, right? But now he’s running around a huge time-traveling fortress, looking for his girlfriend, who happens to be pregnant from their hookup … in a version of 1957...

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Friday, 19 May 2017
Rebuilding—and Recording With—the 1920s Technology That Changed American Music Forever
Culture

A new PBS documentary chronicles the impact of the lathe—and next month will release the music contemporary artists recorded on one. The post Rebuilding—and Recording With—the 1920s Technology That Changed American Music Forever appeared first on...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Your Fidget Spinner Is (Maybe) Making You Smarter
Brains and Behavior

Skip Suva is a fidgeter. When he worked at paper-intensive administrative jobs, he’d doodle incessantly; when he started a coding career last year, he took up fiddling with an SD-card reader that made pleasant snick noises. “Popping the SD card out and clicking it back in,” he laughs. His fidgeting can seem like a crazy tic, Suva admits. But it helps him focus. “When my brain is moving a lot faster than my fingers can,” he says, “it feels like...

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Monday, 15 May 2017
Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before
Artificial Intelligence

Using math to create 1000s of new musical instruments. The post Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before appeared first on...

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Monday, 15 May 2017
How Artists Engineer Their Work to Mess With Our Minds
Design

engineered to deceive by julia halperin Many of today’s visual artists are technological innovators, using advanced materials, industrial design, and sophisticated light manipulation to build experiences that trick your brain. Look inside their imaginations—and allow them to expand your own. BALLOON VENUS (MAGENTA), 2008–2012 / JEFF KOONS Balloon Venus (magenta) who Jeff Koons when 2012 where In the collection at the 
Broad museum in Los Angeles In 2008, Jeff Koons commissioned a balloon twister to make a prototype for...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017
Inside Artsy’s Quest to Make You Love Art as Much as Music
Art

With help from machine learning algorithms, Artsy wants to create an art brain that understands the whims and nuances of the art market the way an insider would. The post Inside Artsy’s Quest to Make You Love Art as Much as Music appeared first on...

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017
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