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
The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.
Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. "Disrupt" may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?
Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."
A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"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.