Category Archives: Art


In Depth With Jason Silva: Brain Games, Trance States, and The Abomination of Death

Jason Silva talks fast. His enthusiasm is contagious. The future, he says, is going to blow your mind. You have no idea. When I first talked to him, I had no idea. He was... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/6/14


Squarepusher Explores ‘Emotional Machine Music’ With 78-Fingered Robot Guitarist

Worried about the impending robot takeover? Maybe you should be. Once confined to specific tasks, automatons are now capable of activities we tend to think reserved for... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/1/14


Netflix Utilizing Amazon Cloud To Support Its Next-Gen AI For Recommendations

Netflix has a long way to go before it figures out what this writer’s film and TV tastes are. “House of Cards,” sure, but “Hemlock Grove” — no thanks! Netflix... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/28/14


Color-Coded 3D Brain Map Comes to Life in Video

An old saying has it that if our brains were simple enough for us to understand, we’d be too stupid to understand them. Advances in medical scanning devices and computer... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/7/14


3D Systems and Sugar Lab Bring ChefJet 3D Sugar Printer to CES

For $5,000 to $10,000, high-end chefs will have a new toy and tool later this year—a 3D printer specializing in sugar. 3D Systems’ ChefJet series can print... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/13/14


Artist Paints Photorealistic Morgan Freeman Portrait With a $7 App on His iPad

UK graphic artist, Kyle Lambert, recently showed how powerful digital painting apps have become. Working from a photograph, Lambert used a painting app, his finger, and... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/9/13


Algorithm Tracks Literary Emotion in Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm

Computers are excellent at crunching numbers, looking for words, following a logical set of instructions. But our machines are still highly literal beasts. The subtleties... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/11/13

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Robotics and Art Combine in Latest Viral Video “Box”

Last December, we visited two very cool companies at the intersection of high tech and art—Bot & Dolly and Autofuss. In an industrial space behind their café,... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/1/13

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