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
Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.
In an effort to connect teenagers with mental health services, New York is testing counseling via text for high school students. They join a growing trend.
Google has been researching the possibility of ranking search results based on established facts. Were this to become the norm, it would have huge implications for future discourse, says Adam Frank.
What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Women's History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the richness and diversity of the greater San Francisco Bay Area by commemorating Women's History Month. In March, KQED Public TV 9 and Public Radio 88.5 FM schedule a special lineup of programs focused on themes and issues related to women.
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.