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Predictions for the Year 2514: Dystopia That Feels Like Utopia

Anis Shivani | Posted 09.03.2014 | 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 ...

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.

When Art Framed War

Louise Mirrer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Louise Mirrer

Americans responded to the art in the Armory Show with excitement, confusion, and dismay. Some members of the press called the exhibition's Gallery I, with its European modernist works, a "Chamber of Horrors."

Can We Live Forever? (VIDEO)

Cadell Last | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

Research related to stem cell replacement organs and brain-interface technology is already moving forward at quite a rapid pace. This trend should continue as more people and companies with deep pockets invest in genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics.

What Is the 'Internet of Things'?

Cadell Last | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Cadell Last

Welcome to the Internet of Things (IoT). Currently the idea of the IoT has many definitions. Most include a world in the not-too-distant future where most objects are computerized and seamlessly integrated into our information network, creating "smart" grids, homes, and environments.

5 Values That Celebrate Our Interdependence

William Horden | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Brightness is the quality of contentment and joy that the untroubled spirit radiates, while lightness is the quality of ease and buoyancy of the untroubled presence.

Happy Birthday, Marc Chagall!

Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts

In honor of Marc Chagall's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today marks the b...

The Whoosh of Flamethrowers

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

Handsomely praised for the way it presents a motorcycle-driving, art-world-loving young heroine nicknamed Reno, Rachel Kushner's Flamethrowers was inspired in part by a movement that is mentioned in the text only once: in passing, on a tombstone, in Italian.

Do Synagogue Movements Know What They Really Sell?

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

The current focus of many synagogues on maintaining and acquiring new members suggests a narrow message -- namely, that someone is joining an organization that they can easily "unjoin."

The Profile of a Second Giant Leaper

Zack Kopplin | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Zack Kopplin

Our generation can't hope and wait for for our leaders to do the right thing. We can't wait for them to decide whether they want students to learn science. We must speak out and be that change.

Building a Better Beta

Faith Popcorn | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Faith Popcorn

In culture, beta has come to represent a new level of interaction based on transparency and open innovation. Beta culture is the culture of the now. And it is changing everything.

Half Empty Or Half Full?

Brad Reid | Posted 01.14.2013 | Religion
Brad Reid

Certainly strong arguments may be developed for both sides of the debate. One may assert, however, that religious doctrines are inherently optimistic.

Happy Birthday Marc Chagall!

Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of one of the art world's most beloved Marcs, Marc Chagall. The painter reached the hearts and imaginations of people worldwi...

Striking Futurist Paintings

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

The Futurists of the early 20th century were known for their desires to demolish museums, libraries and all other sites receiving historical reverence...

'Blade Runner' Futurist's Art Exhibiiton

Posted 05.10.2012 | Arts

Science fiction has often held a mirror to our society in order to teach us about our evolution (or regressive behavior). We probably owe many of our...

The Future Is No Place for Fear

Zach Puchtel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Technology
Zach Puchtel

"Futurists" have been trying to educate the masses for years, with undeniable evidence that computers will, in the foreseeable future, develop a consciousness much like ours.

Who Cares If My Child Can't Tie His Shoes?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

My father was a whiz with an abacus. His father wrote with an inkwell pen. My sons use their laptops to take notes, write letters, and do math. Is our job as parents to raise our children to master the world we grew up in or the one we can't fully envision yet?