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Artist Profile: Jess Johnson and the New Language of Virtual Reality

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
Illya Szilak

In virtual reality, it is an industry maxim that we design engaging, enjoyable experiences and promote user agency through intuitive, interactive inte...

5 Reasons VRTO Will Completely Change the Face of VR

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

With E3 in the rearview and VRLA on the horizon, it's hard to imagine carving out any extra mental space for yet another conference, yet another round...

Could the Language Barrier Actually Fall Within the Next 10 Years?

The Conversation US | Posted 03.28.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

Wouldn't it be wonderful to travel to a foreign country without having to worry about the nuisance of communicating in a different language?

The Drone Invasion

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire CEO of Amazon, has his way, thousands of drones could soon be hurtling through the airspace above our heads, delivering millions of packages to Amazon's customers. Instead of having to wait the eternity of a day to receive their orders, consumers could get them in 30 minutes, or less.

If You Want Your Child To Survive The Future, Send Them To Art School

Dustin Timbrook | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
Dustin Timbrook

Send your kids to art school. Heavily invest time and resources into their creative literacy. Do these things and they will stand a chance at finding work and or fulfillment in a future where other human abilities become irrelevant.

With Global Warming the World Will Be a Much Poorer Place

Alan Farago | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

When sea level rise ramps up, who is going to pay for all the claims? Insurance companies? No. Taxpayers? Definitely not.

Rome Journal: the EUR

Francis Levy | Posted 01.25.2016 | Travel
Francis Levy

The EUR is not a place where most tourists dare to tread. It's far from all the classic tourist sites of Rome, though it's a site in and of itself, si...

'Written in Fire,' A Conversation with Marcus Sakey

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Written in Fire is the gripping conclusion of The Brilliance Trilogy (following Brilliance and A Better World). In 1986, incredibly gifted people known as brilliants or abnorms were born, and thirty years later, constitute one percent of the U.S. population.

The Sacred Ground of Humanism

Staks Rosch | Posted 01.07.2016 | Religion
Staks Rosch

My sacred ground is all around us. My only holy site is the one we are all standing on and, if we are not careful, it will be in ruins. It will be the graveyard of all humanity.

Technology: Natural Development or Borrowed Science Fiction?

Allan Lennon | Posted 07.14.2016 | Weird News
Allan Lennon

Spare a thought for those pioneering nerds, geeks and dreamers when using your next piece of cutting edge technology; you may owe your thanks by proxy to a Jedi or a starship captain.

Macrina Cooper-White

We May All Have Robot Pets In The Not-So-Distant Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

For better or worse, robots seem poised to take over all sorts of human jobs in the not-too-distant future -- replacing us in factories and offices an...

How to Predict the Future(s)

Jeremy Pesner | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Jeremy Pesner

What's going to happen? What's coming next? Where do you see yourself in five years? These are questions that any person or organization must constantly wrestle with.

The Future of Music Is in Your Hand

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

When I'm playing, I think about someone like Pollack, and remind myself that I'm throwing sound at blank space until something emerges. I have to trust the process, so I can stay focused and not second guess myself.

The Creepy 'Black Mirror' Universe Could Be Closer Than You Realize

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.09.2015 | Technology

Now in its third season, "Black Mirror" has shown us myriad advanced technologies that seem, frankly, pretty horrifying.

CRISPR Opportunities ... For What? And for Whom?

Pete Shanks | Posted 02.09.2015 | Science
Pete Shanks

Money and deals are flowing into companies that promise to edit genes. Human, animal, plant, all kinds of DNA may be on the cutting board. And once the replacements are pasted in, the results could dramatically change our lives -- for better or for worse.

Predictions for the Year 2514: Dystopia That Feels Like Utopia

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science
Anis Shivani

I think we're headed toward a dystopia that will look for all the world like utopia. We may already have entered this new paradigm and be well on the way toward its irreversibility, which has profound consequences for individual and social action, and for making the best of this moment of transition that may well last centuries.

Public Art in Digital Space (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

It's hard to imagine artists working without the generosity of wealthy patrons. So, it may seem shocking that BC Biermann and Jordan Seiler thrive on pissing those patrons off by protesting public ad spaces.

Homeopathy and the Future of Medicine: A Report from the Future

Dana Ullman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

The future is always full of more changes than one can ever imagine. Over a century ago, some people thought that homeopathy was dead. At one conference in 1988, it was formally announced that reports on the death of homeopathy had been greatly exaggerated.

The End of the Universe: A Search Between Rising Disorder and Complexity

Cadell Last | Posted 08.06.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

In his new book, The Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in Cosmological Perspective, philosopher Clement Vidal explores the two main trends of the universe: rising disorder and complexity. As a result, his investigation takes us to the most extreme conditions possible in our universe.

What Shopping Will Look Like In The Future

Associated Press | Mae Anderson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — One of America's favorite pastimes is changing rapidly. When it comes to shopping, more Americans are skipping the stores and pul...

10 Art Terms That Don't Mean What You Think They Mean

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts

When talking about art, there are more than a few vocabulary words that -- let's face it -- we use to sound smart. Call them highfalutin and grandiloq...

Germany's Art Festival Quadriennale Envisions the World Beyond Tomorrow

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts
Lia Petridis Maiello

Known for its Kunstakademie (Academy of the arts), the city of Dusseldorf in the North-West of Germany has a long-standing tradition for artistic avan...

This Is What A Totally Green, Sustainable NYC Could Look Like

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

The Terreform Research Group envision a New York City in which streets and avenues would be converted into greenways and farms. New York City is ma...

Quick! 10 Things to See in New York Before They Close

Sharon Hoge | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Sharon Hoge

Some of New York's must-see sites are permanent: Lady Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum and other popular sites are always here. But exhibitions come and go.

The World Government-In-Exile

William Horden | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
William Horden

Not every generation faces such an historic turning point of civilization. But the future looms before us like never before, a clear vision of a world threatened by increasing classism, perpetual hostilities and environmental degradation.