Maria Haras

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How Tech Giant Baidu Is Making China A Leader In Augmented Reality

<b>Written by Carla Thomas and Yue Wang</b><p>While Pokémon Go did much to introduce augmented reality (AR) to the general public, Chinese technology company Baidu believes gaming is by no means the only way to popularize this futuristic medium.<p>The search engine operator, often dubbed the Google of China, …

Augmented Reality

Chinese Elites Become Belles of the Debutante Ball as Tradition Goes Global

A high-society tradition of 19th-century Europe, debutante balls once served as a way for aristocratic families to debut their marriage-age daughters …

Inside the world of Chinese science fiction, with “Three Body Problem” translator Ken Liu

In 2015, <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> by Liu Cixin became the first translated novel to win the Hugo Award, one of the highest honors in sci-fi. A surprise hit inside and outside China, the book left English-language readers unsure about where to get more Chinese sci-fi. Now, <i>Three-Body Problem</i> translator …

Science Fiction

The Rise and Fall of Film Adaptations

Anyone at all familiar with the Chinese movie industry has heard of “IP.” It has been an integral part of Chinese filmmaking for decades, but 2016 …

Sorry Hollywood, The Chinese Market is No Longer Easy Money

As more and more imported blockbusters fail to catch on in China, Hollywood must wake up to its audiences’ changing tastes.

The 30 Best Chinese-Language Movies of All Time

China has a proud history of filmmaking. The first Chinese film was made in 1905, ten years after the birth of film in France. In the 1920s, Chinese …

The Gigantic List of Augmented Reality Use Cases

Everyone says that augmented reality (AR) will be bigger than virtual reality (VR): analysts, investors, technologists, and futurists alike. But …

Brian Goggin's 'Caruso's Dream' takes flight

Opera star's quake experience inspires unusual new display<p>Brian Goggin stands on a lift 20 feet up, knotting sailor's rope to fasten a piano that dangles precariously over the sidewalk.<p>The one-ton replica piano of glass and rusted steel, and 12 others like it, represent " ... And My Room Still …

LACMA announces Art + Technology Lab, with support from Google, SpaceX

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced the Art + Technology Lab, which will provide grants and lab space to artists who want to experiment with new technologies.<p>LACMA said the new program and lab space would encourage innovative ideas and foster collaboration across disciplines and …

Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals Through the Lens of Fernando Guerra

In this stunning photo shoot Fernando Guerra, of Últimas Reportagens, captures the Therme Vals, one of the most iconic works of the 2009 Pritzker …

Top 20 Greatest Inventions of All Time

Technology is a core component of the human experience. We have been creating tools to help us tame the physical world since the early days of our …