Kenneth J Black

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Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

Task-Based Music Production - Overcome Creative Blocks, Push Through Boundaries, and Get Stuff Done

Some say that art should flow, that it shouldn’t be forced, but rather, freely release itself from the mind and soul.<p>This is all well and good, yes, …

What Key Should My Song Be In?

Ever wondered what the best key for your song might be? From a practical point of view, the vocal range of your singer will obviously need bearing in …

The epic uncool of Philip Seymour Hoffman

When Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental drug overdose on February 2, 2014 at age 46, it felt like a huge part of the past two decades of …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Fine Art: A Collection Of Dark, Beautiful Sci-Fi Art

Alexander Mandradjiev is an artist based in LA who works in both games and film. A lot of artists these days, regardless of what they're working on, …

Art

What 'GTA 5' Teaches Us About The Unsettling Future Of Immersion

Grand Theft Auto 5, out for more than a year already, has found itself even causing controversy in its re-release, something only Grand Theft Auto could do. The issue is that in response to an online petition, Target and Kmart have pulled the game from store shelves in Australia, leading to an …

On the hunt for The Deer God

Up here near the Wisconsin border the 10-day muzzleloading deer hunt is on and aficionados of the arcane art of the black powder rifle are up to their bib flaps in antlers. Lucky for them that <i>The Deer God</i> was released on Steam's Early Access sometime after they left for the lodge, or else they …

Writing Advice from Kurt Vonnegut and 3 Other Writers

In the 1980s, a group of great thinkers, authors and communicators penned a series of How To's for honing one's writing skills. The source of these …

Why are so many video games broken at launch?

Allow me to begin with my very best Andy Rooney impersonation: When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a "day one patch." I went to Video Station on Saturday with my parents -- if I was <i>lucky</i> -- and came home with a single rented game for the weekend. <i>James Pond</i> or <i>Bubsy the Bobcat</i> or <i>Blast</i> …

When A Machine Learning Algorithm Studied Fine Art Paintings, It Saw Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed

<b>Artificial intelligence reveals previously unrecognised influences between great artists</b><p>The task of classifying pieces of fine art is hugely complex. …

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness, But Time Can

Research by a Wharton professor finds that people feel happiest when their focus is on the resource of time.<p>Philosophers and other thinkers have been trying for thousands of years to get a grip on the elusive emotion of happiness, which arises with a rush of endorphins and can dissipate just as …