Victoria Hogan writes, “My fiancee and I made a short film about creativity, yearning, and the scary forces of technology that might interact with those desires. More than a few people have called this a ‘Three Minute Black Mirror Episode’ – though to me, it’s more about living with the difficulties of pursuing your passion vs. stepping out of those difficulties for less gratification but more equanimity. I wanted to leave the ending open-ended rather than provide an answer/solution to this subject, though I do think the topic doesn’t have a clear answer, and is worth discussing.”
Super Mario Maker 2 is designed to let you create your own Mario platformer levels, but the tools are flexible enough that a sufficiently ingenious creator can make all kinds of amazing things with them.
Stephen Wolfram’s podcast features a 90-minute lecture that he delivered at the 2019 Wolfram Summer School (MP3), recapitulating the history of mathematics from prehistory to the present day.
Rule of Capture: Inside the martial law tribunals that will come when climate deniers become climate looters and start rendering environmentalists for offshore torture
In 2017, science fiction author Christopher Brown burst on the scene with Tropic of Kansas, an apocalyptic pageturner about martial law in climate-wracked America; now, with his second novel, Rule of Capture, Brown turns everything up to 11 in a militarized, oil-saturated, uninhabitable Texas where private mercs, good ole boys, and climate looters have plans […]
The secret’s out. Increasingly, people are relying on hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, as a way to not just deal with pain but everyday stress. Admittedly, it can be hard to find a reliable source of the stuff in a still-unregulated marketplace. But here are a few top picks, a roundup of tasty (and largely natural) […]
Everybody wants to rule the world, but only one video game lets you do it in style – and even peacefully if you’re savvy enough with your cultural dominance. Sid Meier’s Civilization is on its fifth sequel and counting for good reason. No two games are alike thanks to the random mapping and numerous special […]
When it comes to travel, Genius is one company that sweats the details. If you’ve never owned one of their suitcases or carry-on bags, they feature dedicated compartments for everything you could imagine and often incorporate compression technology to fit more of it in there. If you’re planning for one last summer trip, here’s a […]