Pop Culture | Sep 29, 2013
I'm Google, the ongoing project of Baltimore artist Dina Kelberman, is a stream of consciousness Tumblr of curated images found online -- and so much more. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Sep 28, 2013
The new trend that's got everyone heated is the rise of celebrities using online crowdfunding platforms, like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, to fund their high-budget passion projects. By Michele Carlson
Multimedia | Sep 25, 2013
ArtsTech had its inaugural event in the Bay Area last Tuesday, September 17 at The Hub in Berkeley. The panel discussion was about anonymity and technology. The crowd was small, but the debate was lively. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Sep 24, 2013
Seemingly endless streams of online images come together on Cloaque. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Aug 25, 2013
Need a reason to stop ignoring art online? Try the HatePlow Tumblr, or Z_D_ as the page is titled, which collects the work of Portland artist Zack Dougherty, who does some provocative things with gifs -- and reality. By Emily Eifler
Multimedia | Aug 20, 2013
Seeking funding for Crash Course, their popular educational YouTube channel, the Vlogbrothers launched Subbable, a unique hybrid of Kickstarter and the old fashioned pledge drive. By Emily Eifler
Multimedia | Aug 18, 2013
The artist/filmmaker's latest project involves forwarding personal emails from a group of celebs organized around weekly themes. By Michele Carlson
Art Review | Aug 13, 2013
Unleashing real social behavior on the web, with Rhizome's downloadable web app, We See In Every Direction, you may never surf alone again. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Aug 05, 2013
Asthmatic waiter Craig Benzine's YouTube channels have grown in popularity and proliferated. So what's all the fuss about? By Emily Eifler
Multimedia | Jul 28, 2013
With recent layoffs in the locally grown social game industry, the Bay Area seems to have lost its luster. Is the problem just a fickle market that has moved on to the next digital whirly-gig? By Emily Eifler
Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?
The Apple II watch, designed by 24-year-old DJ Harrigan, is meant to parody the new Apple Watch and show what wearables might have looked like in the 1980s. But he says he probably wouldn't wear one.
These days, all it takes to start a protest is a cell phone, says professor Zeynep Tufekci. But does the ease of social media impede social movements from making big gains?
As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.
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.