Pop Culture | May 11, 2013

'My Drunk Kitchen' and YouTube's Self-Deprecating Goddess

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 Webby Awards Reveal Arts Online

The 2013 Webby Awards are in, providing a vision of the arts in a technological future. By Emily Eifler   

Multimedia | Apr 27, 2013

'Antichamber' Takes Gaming into the Fourth Dimension

A new indie game takes non-Euclidian geometry to a whole new dimension. By Emily Eifler   

Multimedia | Apr 16, 2013

The 'SimCity' Debacle, One Month On

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

A Ghost in the Machine

Tracing the Slender Man meme from online contest to amateur videos to real-life chills. By Emily Eifler   

Multimedia | Mar 30, 2013

Games 'Journey' and 'Cart Life', a Winning Combination

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

Mystery Revealed: Sigur Rós' 'Valtari' Film Experiment

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

Temple Run 2: One City, One Game

A very popular (and free) game brings collective identity and excitement to your smart phone screen. By Emily Eifler   

Multimedia | Mar 14, 2013

Creative Actions After Newtown

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

'House of Cards': An Evolution in Content

As viewing platforms change, television programs change as well, growing denser, more complex, and -- interestingly -- more like reading a book. By Emily Eifler   

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Digital Life : NPR
  • No Snapchat In The Bedroom? An Online Tool To Manage Kids' Media Use

    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 Embrace Lowbrow — And Aim For High Profits

    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.

  • ProPublica Reveals Discriminatory Pricing By Computer Algorithms

    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.

  • Interactive Redlining Map Zooms In On America's History Of Discrimination

    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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