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'BioShock' creator Ken Levine wants to make infinitely replayable video game plots

The words "combinatorial explosion" have probably never come up in a video game storytelling talk as many times as they did with <i>BioShock</i> creator Ken Levine's "Narrative Legos." At the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Levine outlined an ambitious — if vague — idea for endlessly …

Could Google Glass Make Football Safer? Chris Kluwe Thinks So

Reducing the frequency and severity of injuries, particularly concussions, is priority No. 1 for the NFL right now. Punter Chris Kluwe, who in his playing days was never hesitant to say what he thought the league ought to be doing differently, thinks he might have a solution.<p>At the TED conference …

Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park

Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.<p>Situated on the Lake Michigan waterfront and home to treasures like Millennium Park, Grant Park is Chicago’s front yard. So it sends quite a message building a massive skate park at the south end of this prized …

Beautiful Houses: Main Street House

Today we will show you the beautiful Main Street House in Seattle, WA, a project by SHED Architecture & Design. We don't have details about the …

Psychogeographies: 3D Collages Encased in Layers of Glass by Dustin Yellin | Colossal

<p>Psychogeography is the act of exploring an urban environment with an emphasis on curiosity and drifting. Or, more colloquially put, a “toy box full …

7 Million Pound, 112-Year-Old Temple Appears to Float Effortlessly in Mid-Air

It's not every day that you see an almost 7 million pound building suspended in mid-air. But that's the case with this Tabernacle located in Provo, Utah. The Provo Tabernacle, originally constructed from 1883-1898, suffered extreme fire damage in 2010. However, the 112-year-old exterior continued …

Detailed Bird Illustrations on Feathers Promote Wildlife Conservation

London-based artist Rebecca Jewell creates beautiful pieces that combine her interests in anthropology, natural history, and art. Her extensive work in Papua New Guinea and then as an artist-in-residence at the British Museum have provided great influences for her many unique works, including …

Mind-bending Installation at TED Helps You Find Your Social Soulmate

The lucky people who were able to attend this year's TED conference in Vancouver, which started March 17 and ends today, got to experience a mind-bending installation that helped them find their social soulmate. Experiential marketing agency MKG collaborated with artists Lauren McCarthy and Kyle …

16 Luminous Buildings In Modern Scandinavia

Those of us who live close to the equator take a daily alternation of light and dark for granted. But in the far Scandinavian north, brief summers of blinding, perpetual sunlight alternate with months of bleak, S.A.D.-inducing darkness, punctuated with ecstatic bursts of Aurora Borealis. In the …

A Multigenerational House in Helsinki, Finland

With more and more elderly parents and 20-something children moving in with their families, it’s no surprise that multigenerational homes are …

The Naked House in Thailand – Architecture by Marc Gerritsen

The Naked House – Architecture Project.<p>Oh my goodness, I want to live in a house like that! Photographer and architect Marc Gerritsen designed this …

Dazzling Chinese Pavilion Resembles Waves of Wheat

The winning entry to build China's Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015 is a stunning reinterpretation of a public space. Designed in collaboration between Tsinghua University and New York-based Studio Link-Arc, the duo rejected the notion of a typical pavilion, and instead came up with a structure that …

Lumio: A Portable Light That Opens Up Like a Book

While Lumio looks like a bound book at first glance, you’ll realize as soon as you begin to open it up that the “pages” don’t contain words. The …

Britt Bass Turner iPad and iPhone Cases

While not usually fans of loud or flashy cases for our mobile devices, we were impressed by the vibrant, playful appeal of Athens, GA-based artist Britt Bass Turner's iPad and iPhone accessories. All bright colors and thick brushstrokes, the abstract designs look like they were created in a joyful, …

Daily Inspiration #1714

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Zuckerberg to Meet With Obama Today on NSA Spying

A week be­fore a key dead­line for re­form­ing cer­tain gov­ern­ment sur­veil­lance prac­tices, Pres­id­ent Obama will again meet Fri­day af­ter­noon …

Teen's Stunt Exposes That WTC Has No Working Surveillance Cameras

A 16-year-old boy snuck his way to the top of the tallest building in the United States earlier this week — and there is no video to prove it.<p>Justin …

Pope Francis tells Italian mafia to repent

Pontiff warns mafioso they risk going to hell unless they renounce their 'blood-stained' money and power.<p>Pope Francis has told Italy's mafia they risk going to hell unless they repent and renounce their "blood-stained money and blood-stained power".<p>He gave the warning on Friday, during a prayer …

Afghan Journalists Boycott Taliban Coverage After Kabul Hotel Attack Kills Reporter, Children

A group of prominent journalists in Afghanistan is fighting back against terrorism on behalf of one of their own, declaring today that they are going …

Ukraine's East Border on Alert After Crimea Annexation

World<p>DONETSK, Ukraine -- One month after protesters toppled Ukraine’s pro-Moscow government, this country’s rural eastern border is the site of a Cold War-style standoff.<p>Ukrainians have dug a trench along their side of the border with Russia that's supposed to stop Russian troops and tanks from …

Saudi Aid Boost To Syrian Rebels Puts Jordan At Risk

For months, a military stalemate has defined the war in Syria. Now, a new strategy is emerging as Western allies and Gulf states step up support for rebels in southern Syria.<p>Along Jordan's northern border, Syrian rebels say they are unifying their fractious ranks, urged to unite by Western and Arab …