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How to Live Forever

<i>This is part IV in a series on technological evolution. Part I was “</i><i>If a Time Traveller Saw a Smartphone</i><i>.” Part II was “</i><i>As Technology Gets Better, Will Society Get Worse?</i><i>” Part III was “</i><i>The Problem With Easy Technology</i><i>.”</i><p>Could technology help to make our minds last forever? Consider the following …



In 2009, a man arrived in an Irish town with a plan to disappear forever


A Perpetual Whirlpool of Black Water Installed in a Gallery Floor by Anish Kapoor | Colossal

<p>“If one is talking about sculpture then scale and skin is everything,” declared Anish Kapoor. He was speaking from India, the birthplace of the …

A playful paean to glorious celluloid and the magic of cinema

New York City

Manhole Covers<p>Manhole covers are one point of entry into the city's underground world, and their designs indicate what part of that world they …

The Shining Recut, HD


The Koreans who televise themselves eating dinner

<b>How do you fancy eating your dinner at home in front of a webcam and letting thousands of people watch? If they like the way you eat, they will pay you money - maybe a few hundred dollars a night... a good salary for doing what you would do anyway. This is happening now in South Korea.</b><p>It's often …

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp to direct new Aliens film

<i>District 9</i> filmmaker Neill Blomkamp has just signed on to direct the next <i>Alien</i> film. The South African sci-fi director, whose latest film <i>Chappie</i> comes out next month, confirmed that his involvement today with an Instagram post that said: "Um... So I think it's officially my next film. …

Björk shares a dark, strange trailer for her upcoming MoMA retrospective

Black Lake will be on view at the MoMA from March 8th to June 7th, 2015<p>Beginning next month, the Museum of Modern Art will host a retrospective of Björk's expansive, multi-faceted career. The exhibit, <i>Björk</i>, will act as an experimental timeline of Björk's art, drawing from her more than 20 years as …


a.o.s.o.o.n: music to... drink whiskey to

Whiskey is good on a Friday evening, or a Monday evening, screw it, whiskey is good any damn day of the week and A.O.S.O.O.N have the perfect sipping soundtrack. Marisa Hylton and Manny Folorunso are the South London based duo that create R&B tinged...<p>Tracklist:<p>1. Little dragon - Wink<p>2. Pheonix - …

What Makes Us Human?: Chomsky, Locke & Marx Introduced by New Animated Videos from the BBC

When Plato defined humans as two-legged animals without feathers, I suspect he was only half serious. Or if he was as humorless as some suppose, his …

Bite The Ballot

The Painting US Release Trailer (2013) - Animated Movie HD


The First Trailer for the Soviet-Era Thriller ‘Child 44′ Arrives

A politically-charged serial-killer murder-mystery set in 1953 Soviet Russia, ‘CHILD 44′ chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent …

Joel Kinnaman

To Islamic State, Dabiq is important – but it’s not the end of the world

The apocalyptic imagination continues to influence religious thought. But secular politics is not immune from it either<p>Dabiq is a small, rather nondescript town in northern Syria, close by the border with Turkey. It’s more of a large village really, with just a few thousand inhabitants.<p>And it is of …

The Infinite Hotel Paradox - Jeff Dekofsky