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Transformers theme as 1990s R&B

Saturday Morning Slow Jams' slick R&B cover of the Transformers theme. Don't miss their takes on Muppet Babies <i>(below)</i>, Ducktales, Pokemon, …

Prince Celebrates 'Purple Rain' Anniversary With Apollonia Kotero

Film's co-star joins Prince for a late-night concert at Paisley Park<p>Prince's landmark album and film <i>Purple Rain</i> turned 30 this week, and the singer …

This Is Why You Never Cliff Dive Near Sharks

<b>UPDATE, June 13, 11:50 a.m. ET</b>: The video has been confirmed to be fake, with commenters pointing out the video's use of stock shark footage.<p>The last …

Cataloging Reality: With 'Life at Home' Report, IKEA Provides an Unflinching Look at How We Really Live

In a recent talk we attended, Fiskars' Petri S. Toivanen touched on the disconnect between ad photos of interiors and how people actually live. …

IKEA

Marc Andreessen On How To Turn Impossible Ideas Into Successful Businesses

His VC firm has backed Airbnb, Box, Facebook, Jawbone, Pinterest, Skype, and Twitter, among others. Now it has another hit–VR firm Oculus Rift, which Facebook is purchasing for $2 billion. We asked Marc Andreessen how a great creative idea can survive to become a tech success story.<p><b>Marc …

Virtual Reality

Perfect Forward Secrecy - An Introduction

Perfect Forward Secrecy is a feature of specific key agreement protocols that gives assurances your session keys will not be compromised even if the …

Lost Warhol originals extracted from decaying Amiga floppies

Golan Levin writes, "My lab (in collaboration with Cory Arcangel, the CMU Computer Club, The Andy Warhol Museum, and the Carnegie Museum of Art) has …

Tom Gauld’s Brilliant Literary Cartoons Blur the Artificial Line Between “High” and “Pop” Culture

With his singular style of irreverent erudition, cartoonist Tom Gauld has emerged as an unparalleled visual satirist of the literary world. <b>You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack: Cartoons</b> (<i>public library</i>) collects eight years’ worth of Gauld’s wryly wonderful and wonderfully wry comics created for …

Making Of - El Insomnio del Artista

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Documentary about UK counterculture in 1967

Over at Dangerous Minds, Richard points us to this fantastic 1967 short documentary "It's So Far Out It's Straight Down" from Granada Television. …

Les Chœurs de l'Armée Rouge "Get Lucky" de Daft Punk

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Why Companies Are Terrible At Spotting Creative Ideas

Cognitive biases can keep us from assessing creativity with a clear mind. Here’s how to get around them.<p>Editor’s Note<p>01/01/14<p>Happy New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>In business, a creative idea is only worth as much as the manager …

Creativity

Animals Riding Roombas Is The Future

For decades we have been promised new inventions that would “change transportation forever." Sadly, from high-speed rail to electric car, jet-pack to Segway, nothing has been able to overtake the gas-guzzling status quo. Until now…<p>What started as one cat riding a robotic vacuum cleaner has given …

Fractalize Your World In IBM’s Homage To The Arty Math of Benoit Mandelbrot

When Benoit Mandelbrot first discovered he had a gift for mathematics, he says it was like “a curtain opening.” He would go on to become the father of fractals, the hidden patterns of nature that have gone on to inspire artists and technological innovation.<p>Mandelbrot was an IBM fellow and worked at …

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Chat With The Inventors Of MIT's Remarkable, Shapeshifting inFORM Interface<p>The Tangible Media Group at MIT's Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms, not pixels. Join our Q&A with inFORM's inventors on Thursday, November 21st at 3pm Eastern.<p>by <i>Anjali Mullany</i><p>In the future, you're …

InterAct

Why Everybody’s Going Freelance

Whether they’re getting forced out of their jobs or freeing themselves from their organizations, 17 million Americans are going solo. Here’s what that means for the future of work.<p>More Americans are declaring their independence: as in the 17 million that self-indentified as indepenendent workers–as …

Wall Street

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

Creativity

Behold The Face Of Harassment: A Photographer Captures Her Catcallers

What would you do if men constantly shouted lewd names at you on the street? When Hannah Price, who identifies as an “African-Mexican-American,” moved to Philadelphia from a predominantly white suburb in Colorado, she was unprepared for the constant negative attention. “I was thrown off guard and …

Photography

Can an Argentine Animated Film Rival Hollywood Blockbusters?

On a Friday afternoon in September, Vicente Canales’s iPhone began to vibrate with messages almost immediately after a private screening at the Toronto International Film Festival of an Argentine film called “Metegol.” Three film distributors in South Korea wanted to buy the rights from the firm …

14 Robotics Breakthroughs From the Past Decade

Robots — is there anything we're more fascinated by and terrified of at the same time?<p>Everyone knows that robots are cool, but the technology has …

Worst. Person. Ever. by Douglas Coupland

As a novelist who began life as an industrial designer, the Canadian author Douglas Coupland has always been fascinated by form. His debut novel, …

Books

You Need To See This 17-Minute Film Set Entirely On A Teen’s Computer Screen

Noah, a short film that debuted at the Toronto International FIlm Festival, illustrates the flitting attention span and lack of true connection in digital culture more clearly than anything else in recent memory. (Warning: NSFW)<p>These words are probably unfurling inside one of many open tabs on your …

Casey Neistat Basically Puts Every Other Filmmaker to Shame

Just about anyone can probably come up something cool to do and a most of us can probably actually do some of those cool things. A select few of you …

Videography