Multimedia | Dec 12, 2013
Making a "best" games list is boring -- and everybody's doing it -- so why not list the games that inspired the most thought, the most empathy, or the strongest emotional response? By Emily Eifler
Multimedia | Nov 16, 2013
Evoking the bygone era of analog pixel snow, that harsh black and white fuzz of a lost channel, Sassoon is creating his own grainy pixel weather using computer-generated moire patterns. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Nov 12, 2013
Classic monsters and classic game play get an update with a gorgeously retro style and the rare appearance of a female lead. By Emily Eifler
Art School | Oct 29, 2013
Meet the creators of a new storytelling platform called Zeega and learn how to make your own interactive video.
Multimedia | Oct 23, 2013
The quintessential Internet artist, McKelvie makes gifs that dissolve and remake themselves, visually recycling as their form morphs. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Oct 23, 2013
The events of 50 years ago unfold in tweets today. By Michele Carlson
Pop Culture | Oct 20, 2013
San Francisco tech guru Merlin Mann and Seattle-based musician John Roderick resurrect the lost art of telephone banter, turning a weekly Skype call into the podcast Roderick on the Line. By Adrienne Blaine
Pop Culture | Oct 16, 2013
Written in the style of a community radio broadcast, and produced like an old-fashioned radio serial, Welcome to Night Vale is a show about the strange goings on in a small desert town -- and is wonderfully at odds with our eyeball-centric culture. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Oct 07, 2013
A subjective list of the most bummer artworks currently available on Amazon Art. By Kristin Farr
Pop Culture | Oct 07, 2013
Five things to ponder about making fine art one-click closer to millions of Amazon shoppers. By Michele Carlson
A blockbuster video game director is working on a game where you don't shoot back. It puts the player inside the Iranian Revolution of 1979, and it's a financial and personal risk to the game makers.
In this week's roundup of top tech conversations and stories: how tech giants are flexing their muscles against government, Twitter's abandoned blocking policy, and how the tech empire is striking back against creeping government surveillance.
Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? Linguist John McWhorter says that there's much more to texting — linguistically, culturally — than it seems, and it's all good news.
Few people have homes where smart appliances talk to each other. A group of companies hopes to develop a "common language" of software to change that. And the firms hope an open standard will address potential security and privacy issues that are bound to arise.
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