Kristian Fallrø

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Democracy v Psychology: why people keep electing idiots

The 2015 election campaigns are under way, and it’s clear that doing or saying unintelligent things is no barrier to political success. Unfortunately, there are several psychological mechanisms that lead to apparent idiots being elected into powerful positions.<p>Politicians. Their reputation is very …

Psychology

Target Jumps On The Lumbersexual Trend

Target’s new locally crafted collection of leather goods, gifts, clothes, and more for men looks tailor-made for Ron Swanson’s closet.<p>On Sunday, big box retailer Target is launching Target Collective, a new umbrella program featuring six high-end, American-made men’s brands. It’s the first of …

Clothing

Amazon shows the best or worst of in-app purchases, depending on where you stand

Depending on your point of view, a GDC presentation about the best ways to design in-app purchases for games can either be a practical guide to generating more income for developers, a way to serve players by giving them what they want or a somewhat horrifying lesson in the worst ways to make a …

An Interview with the Dude Who Made the Website that Lets You Recreate Beats from J Dilla, Kanye, and 9th Wonder

The latest fun creation from the guy that brought you last summer's rap vocabulary analysis.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.</i><p>Sampling is probably one of the most beautiful forms of recycling on our dear planet. The act of taking something that’s already done, manipulating a tiny part …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Hong Kong