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Meet ROMBOT, Romania's AI Ambassador

Following negative global media coverage about Romanians, which affected tourism and the work force, <b>ROM chocolate</b>, a chocolate bar wrapped in the …

Storytelling Tools 2014

Almost two years ago in April 2012, we published our Top 5 Storytelling Apps, our pick of the best desktop and mobile apps to help storytellers share …

Interactive Video

Meet Beyoncé's Favorite Novelist

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of "Americanah" and "Half of a Yellow Sun", on hair blogs, betrayal, and that Queen Bey sample everyone's talking about.<p>There's kind of no other way to say it: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of those women you feel good about fan-girling over. Whip smart and …

Colonoscopies to be replaced by camera that comes in a PILL as FDA green lights revolutionary treatment

• The PillCam is an ingestible camera that takes high-speed photos as it is worked through the digestive system<br>• The PillCam costs about $500. A …

Digestion

Free Massive Online Education Provider, Coursera, Begins To Find A Path To Profits

Online education providers may very well disrupt the higher-education establishment, but first, these for-profit companies need to find a way to finance the mammoth technical infrastructure needed to support millions of students. It’s a challenge that all mission-based businesses wrestle with, and …

Bench Bombing: One Simple Way to Transform Public Space

Exploring The Evolution Of Street Art The new exhibition “Beyond the Streets” charts the evolution of street art from subway scrawlers to blue-chip …

Takashi Murakami

Sophia Stewart, The Real Creator Of ‘The Matrix' Wins Lawsuit

<b>AFRICANGLOBE</b> – This little known story has met a just conclusion, as Sophia Stewart, African American author of The Matrix will finally receive her …

Online Life

A note to the staff of Libération in France: Yes, your paper needs to be a social and cultural hub

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Digital Vision<p>Earlier this week, a fight between the staff and shareholders of the legendary French …

The New Public-Interest Journalism

Lately, there’s been a lot of coverage of well-known journalists launching their own Web sites or going it alone with their existing ones: Glenn Greenwald, Nate Silver, Ezra Klein, and the All Things Digital crew come to mind. Now there’s an unlikely addition to the field: Bill Keller, the former …

Why This Is the Age of Publishers, Not Journalists

In a <i>Wonkblog</i> post from November, Ezra Klein highlighted a reality few journalists seem to grasp: Facebook drives much more traffic to news sites than …

Facebook reportedly preparing to take on Flipboard with 'Paper' news reader

Facebook is currently putting the finishing touches on its own mobile news reader service and could launch the product by the end of January, according to a new report from <i>Recode</i>. The social network's Flipboard competitor is reportedly called Paper — not to be confused with the popular iOS drawing …

How the BBC and Guardian are innovating on Instagram

<b>Credit: By Das Fotoimaginarium on Flickr. Some rights reserved.</b><p>With its community said to be sharing 55 million photos on average each day, Instagram …

Social Media

The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are

During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer <b>Alan Watts</b> began popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, offering a wholly different perspective on inner wholeness in the age of anxiety and what it really means to live a life of purpose. We owe much of today’s mainstream adoption of …

What Makes People Compelling

What makes a winning personality? How can some people walk into a room and instantly entrance everyone into a state of amicable submission? What makes someone like Carl Sagan at once so beloved and so respected? That’s precisely what communications strategists <b>John Neffinger</b> and <b>Matthew Kohut</b>, who …

Compiling as a Creative Act: What Duke Ellington’s Remixing Reveals about Plagiarism and Innovation

It has been said that everything is a remix. Even Mark Twain maintained that <i>“all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources.”</i> But while it may be a matter of degree rather than kind, surely there must be a difference between unabashed plagiarism and …

Stop Overplanning: The Psychology of Why Excessive Goal-Setting Limits Our Happiness and Success

<i>“The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it,”</i> Dani Shapiro wrote in her beautiful meditation on the perils of plans. But while embracing uncertainty may be the cure for our epidemic of anxiety and the root of …

Daniel Morel Awarded $1.2M in Damages in Lawsuit Against AFP and Getty Images

The Daniel Morel vs AFP/Getty Images saga has been going on since 2010 when the agencies first pulled his photos off of Twitter and distributed them …

Hangbags Give Shopping Bags Another Use (Aside from Taking Up Too Much Space Post Shopping Spree)

Paper shopping bags are one of those we unintentionally collect in our homes, reuse one or two times to transport lunch to work and toss when the …

Shopping

Terri Kelly, The “Un-CEO” Of W.L. Gore, On How To Deal With Chaos: Grow Up

Embrace “rainmakers,” says the leader of the company behind Gore-Tex. Her mantra for seeing 10,000 associates in dozens of countries through turbulent times: maturity.<p>Terri Kelly is the “un-CEO” of W.L. Gore, the brand best known for consumer products like Gore-Tex fabric and Elixir guitar strings …

The Four-Year Career

Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.<p><b>Adam Hasler looks like</b> a footloose millennial. He’s worked as a model, waited tables, and lived all over the world. But at 28, there’s more to his résumé than meets the eye.<p>He earned a dual degree in history and …

Art Party: 'to preserve education we need to pull down Gove's gates'

Surely we want a society where anyone has the ability and right to contribute to culture, says Bob and Roberta Smith<p>Artists, writers, arts organisations and parents are deeply concerned that the arts in secondary education are being diminished to the detriment of future audiences, future cultural …

35-minute ode to 'Blade Runner' made from 12,600 paintings

Artist Anders Ramsell watercolors his way through an enthralling retelling of the "Blade Runner" movie.<p>While everybody else was busy talking about a possible "Blade Runner" sequel, artist Anders Ramsell was occupied with making his version of the original film, using a process that requires more …

Blade Runner

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The NSA boasts in …