Pop Culture | May 11, 2013
Hannah Hart brings brings messy reality back into the kitchen in her online series My Drunk Kitchen. By Emily Eifler
Multimedia | May 08, 2013
The 2013 Webby Awards are in, providing a vision of the arts in a technological future. By Emily Eifler
Multimedia | Apr 27, 2013
A new indie game takes non-Euclidian geometry to a whole new dimension. By Emily Eifler
Multimedia | Apr 16, 2013
The ongoing trails of local video game producer Electronic Arts, following their disastrous SimCity release and the ensuing public backlash. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Apr 09, 2013
Tracing the Slender Man meme from online contest to amateur videos to real-life chills. By Emily Eifler
Multimedia | Mar 30, 2013
This year's Game Developers Conference just wrapped up and a group of talented individuals and the labors of their work -- groundbreaking and visually stunning games -- are the recipients of a new crop of prestigious gaming-world awards. By Emily Eifler
Multimedia | Mar 19, 2013
Sigur Rós solicited the creative genius of film makers, directors, and artists to make videos inspired by the songs on their 2012 release Valtari. This video collection is now available, including names like Ragnar Kjartansson, Elle Fanning, Ramin Bahrani, Floria Sigismondi, and many others. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Multimedia | Mar 17, 2013
A very popular (and free) game brings collective identity and excitement to your smart phone screen. By Emily Eifler
Multimedia | Mar 14, 2013
Three months after Newtown, a dispersed online community is gathering momentum through creative actions against gun violence. Not always artists per se, but creative nonetheless -- these sometimes accidental activists are unified through the scope of their efforts. By Christian L. Frock
TV | Mar 10, 2013
As viewing platforms change, television programs change as well, growing denser, more complex, and -- interestingly -- more like reading a book. By Emily Eifler
Digital Life : NPR
The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.
China's Internet stars are widely panned as vulgar, vapid and materialistic. But China's fierce demand for online content is helping the newly minted celebs to surpass A-list movie stars in earnings.
We are relying more and more on machines to make decisions for us — which route to take, what to buy and where to buy it — but we have no idea how these decisions are made. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Julia Angwin, a ProPublica reporter, who has spent the year with her team looking at algorithms companies use to decide everything from what headlines we will read to what we will pay for a product. Among her most surprising findings, Asians were nearly twice as likely to get that higher price on SAT prep courses from The Princeton Review than non-Asians.
In the early 20th century, the federal government categorized neighborhoods, based largely on race, to determine mortgage eligibility. A new site combines the maps — and their revealing backstories.
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