Space Out Competition
Do you have what it takes to win at doing absolutely nothing?
A Walk Through Dementia
How does someone with dementia see the world, and can we see it with them?
The devious, subversive, and anti-authoritarian history of Vietnamese comfort food
Activism Beyond Words
Designing a social movement
The race to save the Great Barrier Reef before it’s too late
Institute of Isolation
Preparing our bodies for the strain and solitude of deep space
Make Colouring Great Again
Has the adult colouring book trend convinced you to pick up your crayons?
Beef without cows. Eggs without hens. Reimagining what’s on our plates in a post-animal, lab-cultured, possibly not-so-distant future.
An eccentric director is trying to help the world calm down.
Giving Out Helping Hands
The inception story of the nonprofit, e-NABLE, which is little more than a year old demonstrates what happens when strangers meet and collaborate, their collective skills creating something revolutionary. It all started when American Ivan Owen shared a video of a mechanical hand he had made for a Steampunk convention. Across the world, in South Africa, a carpenter named Richard Van As saw it as a solution to his plight. He had lost a few of his fingers in carpentry accident. He reached out to Ivan, asking for his help. Ivan agreed and together they went to work on creating a prosthetic.
A Neuroscientist Walks Into a Bar
A scientist and standup comedian makes sense of what’s really happening in our brains
Forming Robots From DNA
Fighting cancer effectively means attacking only the effected cells. DNA Robots seem to show great progress.
Where There’s Sunshine Underground
Major cities are centres of construction. Condo after condo, new office towers, sports centres and more each take their own slice of the city, each evolving it and sharing it with their own footprint. Eventually, land runs starts to thin and we realize we've missed one important thing: public green space.
The Not-For-Profit Sculpture
Rick Lowe was creating political art, works infused with messages of social change. This is not new. Many artists have done it. From the likes of Shepard Fairey to Eugene Delacroix.
Collaborative Ice Cream
Ice cream will never be the same. With flavours that include ‘Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese’, ‘Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons’ and ‘Toasted Coconut with Candied Macadamia Nuts’, an ice cream company is changing the way we think about this dessert. On Yelp, one customer wonders, “How do they pair such perfect flavours together?”
Itamar Kubovy believes that ignorance can be a powerful ally. The Executive Director of Pilobolus, a New York based experimental dance troupe, constantly works to redefine the company and how they approach their craft. In recent years they have paired up with non-choreographers to push the practice forward, working with dance outsiders like illustrator Art Spiegelman and illusionists Penn & Teller.
The Humanity in a Factory Robot
Baxter is a red robot with two large arms and a screen featuring two eyes. "Not a week goes by when somebody doesn't comment to me”, told Jim Lawton, Chief Marketing Officer at Rethink Robotics, “‘Wow, I love working with your robot. They're so engaging and friendly and I just love the smile".
What Does Data Sound Like?
Brian House effortlessly flows from data to code, artistic expression, music, and back again. This intersection of skill and understanding lends uniqueness and exacting clarity to his art. It's evident that only someone of his multifaceted nature could come up with his work; he is an artist who is helping us feel data.
Diving Deep Into the Hudson
+ Pool is a refreshing take on public swimming in NYC.