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October 15, 2019

If you were a wildly successful entrepreneur dead set on finding a way to preserve the deep love you share with your romantic partner for all eternity, would you alter the course of human evolution to do it? And, if so, where would you start? Futuris...

October 15, 2019

Imagine having to create a visual narrative introducing a complicated story exploring the nature of reality, consciousness, and the singularity — a theoretical point in the future when technological growth becomes unmanageable and irreversible, resul...

October 15, 2019

On a brisk fall afternoon in Brooklyn’s Red Hook, just a few blocks from the East River, a community of robots huddles, dormant and immobilized, suspended in time. The robots populate an old Norwegian seaman’s church, crouching in the corners of the...

October 15, 2019

To collect, preserve, interpret, and display the artifacts and history of the information age.

This is the mission statement of the American Computer & Robotics Museum (ACRM) located in Bozeman, Montana. Founded by Barbara and George Keremedjiev (1952...

July 16, 2019

Pigments have been with people throughout our time. If you think about the oldest cave paintings or wall paintings, which are tens of thousands of years old, they incorporate color. The artists chose color — they didn’t just scratch the wall. They us...

July 16, 2019

When Jakob Vinther looks through the lens of his electron microscope, he gets to glimpse at remnants of a time most of us can barely imagine. Although our curiosity, previously fueled by scientific inquiry constrained by the limitations of its time,...

July 15, 2019

The leaf gets its name from financier John Pierpont Morgan (1837 - 1913), who purchased the artifact in 1912 for 30,000 francs at a Sotheby's auction in New York City. Morgan was a lover of art, science, and history, and the Morgan Leaf — which i...

July 15, 2019

Whether they understood it or not, artists have been using the basic principles of visual perception to persuade our primary sense (vision) to play along and perceive depth on a flat, two-dimensional canvas for a very long time; but, what we ultimate...

April 16, 2019

I don’t like to buy what people want right now. I always try to find what people are going to want in a few years. Like, now, I am really into buying American made cars that were never meant for the American market; there’s a 25-year rule for importi...

April 15, 2019

Long before Gard Hollinger co-founded Arch Motorcycle with Keanu Reeves, he was an eight-year old kid living on Mulholland Drive and joyriding around the Hollywood Hills on his Schwinn Stingray. Combining their skills, Hollinger and a few of his frie...

April 15, 2019

She found herself on the ground, with her legs stuck between the fender and the front tire of the motorcycle. She remembers being worried about her hair; the bike was still on and she was afraid that her long braid would end up getting caught in the...

April 15, 2019

Cars and trucks are not the only modes of transportation facing an automated future. In 2018, German automaker BMW unveiled an autonomous motorcycle, though the company has no intention of producing it for public use and insists that the model is mer...

December 28, 2018

To create a production of such massive impact and longevity was no easy feat. “My association with Avenue Q is very unusual,” recalls Lyon, who first met Lopez and Marx when they were still honing their skills at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater...

December 28, 2018

To date, some of his most recognizable works include a collection of surrealistic human forms, a life-size skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex comprised out of 80,020 pieces, and a redesigned to scale model of a 1500 pound Batmobile that measures over 18...

December 28, 2018

First called The Magic Cube and later renamed The Rubik’s Cube, the toy quickly gained momentum. It was discovered by Tom Kremer at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 1979, who understood its potential and convinced Ideal Toy Company to take up its distributi...

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