Artist and writer Justin Beal explores the way in which a literary and cinematic archetype has influenced the cultural role of the modern architect.
Justin Beal | Oct 19
The untold story of a world-renowned architect, an obsessive librarian, and a $5,500 house that never was.
Philippa Lewis | Oct 13
“Cyberspace” was once celebrated as a public, non-tracked space that afforded users freedom of anonymity. How did individual tracking of users come to dominate the web as a market practice?
Tanya Kant | Oct 8
We may sometimes behave like computers, but more often, we are creative, irrational, and not always too bright.
Herbert L. Roitblat | Oct 4
Attempts to scientifically “rationalize” policy, based on the belief that science is purified of politics, may be damaging democracy.
Taylor Dotson | Sep 29
Sketches of bravery, determination, and inventiveness.
Portia James | Sep 23
Lem's 1964 story, published in English for the first time, tells the tale of a scientist in an insane asylum theorizing that the sun is alive.
Stanisław Lem, Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones | Sep 20
A series of botanical encounters in the rainforest, excerpted from Francis Hallé’s book “Atlas of Poetic Botany.”
Francis Hallé | Sep 15
Global events such as pandemics can momentarily focus attention on a fundamentally overlooked pre-existing human condition: the sheer inequality of how individuals in power decide who lives and who dies.
John Troyer | Sep 13
What can we learn from the stand-ins helping to shape real life?
Dylan Mulvin | Sep 9
How visual culture can be mobilized to address the most altering event in the story of humanity.
Alexis L. Boylan | Sep 8
The story of teaching machines is deeply intertwined with Skinner’s psycho-technologies, which laid a foundation from which education technology has never entirely broken.
Audrey Watters | Sep 3