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Ulrich Seidl Talks About Making Movies That Aren't Quite Documentaries

His new film <i>In the Basement</i> is all about the odd things his Austrian countrymen are up to in the darkest parts of their homes, and most of it is even (mostly) true.<p><i>Photos by Piotr Sokul</i><p>If you have a soft spot for dark documentaries and the quirky side of human-interest stories, chances are …

How Will Humanity Need to Change if We Want to Live on Other Planets?

Lord Martin Rees—Astronomer Royal and a professor of cosmology and astrophysics at the University of Cambridge—talks cyborgs, nuclear power, and the end of Darwinian natural selection.<p><i>Garbage from the International Space Station about to be unloaded into our solar system. Photo via Wikipedia</i><p>Have …

Pictures of the Week 8.21.14

An Iron Curtain Has Descended Upon Psychopharmacology

Imagine if a chemist told you offhandedly that the Russians had different chemical elements than we did.<p>Here in America, we use elements like lithium …

Does the Glasgow Coma Scale exist? Do comas?

<i>[Epistemic status: I am quite confident I am not making a *small* mistake here. Either I am right, or I have completely misunderstood the entire</i> …

From the 2014 VICE Photo Issue: If It’s in Your Nature You’ll Never Win

Syria is a leading producer of Ramadan soap operas, and few directors have stirred more controversy than Najdat Anzour. During Ramadan 2013, Anzour released <i>Under the Homeland’s Sky</i>, a controversial take on Syria’s civil war that sympathizes...<p><i>These pictures originally appeared in the 2014</i> …

We Asked a Psychologist How Fame Fucked Over Robin Thicke

Did the feminist punching bag only sell 530 because of arrogance? Or because he sucks? We called Nadine Field—a psychologist who specializes in fame and celebrity—to find out.<p><i>A chart illustrating how many copies of</i> Paula <i>sold during its first week, compared to some more flops. Click to enlarge.</i> …

$8,800 for potato salad? Kickstarter campaign goes off the rails

The pitch was simple: give Zack Brown $10 and he will make potato salad. Thanks to internet donations, Brown now has more than $8,800 to achieve that dream.<p>Although Brown hasn’t chosen a recipe for the potato salad, more than 1,300 people have backed his online fundraising campaign since it …

Your Dad Is Disappointed

Fathers see things tattooed deep within, all that is wrong with you. And they see the good, too, things that are subtle, because they are always searching, always trying to find out why you are the way you are.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user Phyllis Buchanan</i><p>He wants to know where you’re going. The undefined, …

Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

There will be few days that better symbolize the crisis in Ukraine.<p>On Friday:<p>As Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was signing an agreement on closer relations with the European Union ...... Russian President Vladimir Putin was signing the laws his country has put in place to take Crimea …

The true lives of low-level drug dealers: “What’s the point of surviving if you can’t live?”

<b>Bryan Cranston as Walter White in "Breaking Bad" (AMC/Ursula Coyote)</b><p>“Breaking Bad” this ain’t: The real world of drug dealing is less flashy than TV — and much more complicated<p>Erin Rose<p>March 9, 2014 10:58am (UTC)<p>Editor’s note: A number of drug dealers were interviewed over the course of reporting …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.<p>It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative …

Barneys Is Counting on 17 Transgender Models for Its Spring Campaign

In a departure from its traditional spring marketing, luxury retailer Barneys is launching a campaign to raise awareness about transgender …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Employment

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

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Google Street View Glitches Become Beautiful Art

Google Street View isn't just for getting directions and looking at your childhood home anymore. Italian artist Emilio Vavarella has turned Google Street View into something beautiful.<p>As Wired first discovered, Vavarella's project "Report A Problem" consists of 100 screenshots of Google Street View …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph …

10 Surprising New Twitter Stats To Help You Reach More Followers

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Since social media is changing so often, it can be hard to keep up with stats and trends that affect how you use it. I quite often forget the facts that I’ve read, or I use Twitter based on stats that are outdated now.<p>In fact, when I recently …

Remembrance Day: The 10 greatest paintings of war

Will 3D Sensing From PrimeSense Make Apple's Siri More Psychic?

How much more intelligent and perceptive could Siri be if it understood more than just what you told it? What if it understood where you were in your house? Or if you were out in public? What if it had some basic spatial awareness that could help narrow the context of what you are asking?<p>These are …

Forget devices; the future of technology is seeded in biology

A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps and pro-grade cameras. Some may even recall a childhood completely devoid of TV, when the phrase "playing in a sandbox" meant literally that. Not content with books that …

Lessons First-Time Directors Won't Learn Until It's Too Late

Okay, maybe you've done your homework so you're sufficiently prepared to direct your first film. Maybe you've got some excellent ideas and have …

What To Expect Before Becoming 'Engineer #1' at a Startup

“It kinda sucks to be engineer #1.”<p>That’s what a couple of my friends – engineers at Google and Bloomberg who have been following the rise of startup culture with intrigue – told me recently. They were referring to non-founder engineers, most commonly the first hire for technology businesses.<p>Often …

Essential Equipment for Architectural Photography

As with any line of work, having the right tools is essential in one’s ability to successfully accomplish a task and deliver a final product that …

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What Camera Filters Do You REALLY Need?

In the days of film, filters were often regarded as essential tools for the photographer. These days, the likes of Photoshop and the use of third …

Edit Blackmagic & Magic Lantern RAW Right in Premiere with Ginger HDR

I've been talking a lot about offline/online workflows lately -- how they have, in principle, been used for ages, and still play today, tape or no …

Using Toys and Forced Perspective to Get Professional, Low-Budget Visual Effects

While working on a feature film called <i>The Grind</i>, filmmaker Vashi Nedomansky had to come up with a way to shoot a flashback scene, complete with …