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Video/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning is important, but some AIs just want to have fun

57 minutes

Video/Virtual Reality

Is this what a city looks like in its dreams? A 360° dive into Tokyo

5 minutes


Palmyra’s ruins can rebuild our relationship with history

Erich Hatala Matthes

Video/Digital Culture

A transfixing audiovisual dive into varieties of emergence

4 minutes

Essay/Digital Culture

Shame on you

Unburdening ourselves online can feel radical and liberating. But is baring and sharing all as emancipatory as it seems?

Firmin deBrabander

Idea/Stories & Literature

Here’s to the lost art of lying down

Bernd Brunner


Peek into the chemical nursery where metal crystals are born and bred

3 minutes

Essay/Stories & Literature

When robots read books

Artificial intelligence sheds new light on classic texts. Literary theorists who don’t embrace it face obsolescence

Inderjeet Mani

Idea/Digital Culture

Murder in virtual reality should be illegal

Angela Buckingham

Idea/Future of Technology

How the dearly departed could come back to life – digitally

Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad


How video games unwittingly train the brain to justify killing

Teodora Stoica

Idea/Internet & Communication

Only governments can safeguard the openness of the internet

Rufus Pollock


Dazzling macro photography reveals the marvels of chemicals meeting

7 minutes

Essay/Stories & Literature

Bookish fools

The book has always been a sign of status and refinement; a declaration of self-worth – even for those who hate to read

Frank Furedi


Does technological analysis destroy the romance of art history?

Noah Charney

Idea/Digital Culture

Why watching people take selfies feels so awkward

Emmanuel Ordóñez Angulo


Cell growth simulations reveal life-like emergence in stunning digital art

5 minutes


How can a first-person shooter have a victim complex?

James Palmer


Starlings in flight sketch entrancing, abstract patterns across an autumn sky

1 minutes

Essay/Digital Culture

The ages of distraction

Busy, distracted, inattentive? Everybody has been since at least 1710 and here are the philosophers to prove it

Frank Furedi


Is it possible to see sound? Yes, but it takes some crafty photographic wizardry

3 minutes


The rise of the creepynet

With the rise of the internet has come a popular surge in people looking to be freaked out. Why?

Rhian Sasseen


Let the Sun’s invisible solar winds wash over you in ultra high-definition video

30 minutes


Digital art can help us see and judge the internet before it consumes everything

6 minutes

Essay/Digital Culture

Possessed by a mask

Every human culture has used masks for ritual disinhibition, shaming and play. Is being online the ultimate masquerade?

Sandra Newman


Book or kindle, any kind of reading beats colouring-in

Tom Chatfield

Video/Digital Culture

We need interactive media not for more thrills but to grasp our world better

6 minutes

Idea/Digital Culture

It’s time to give up on the ideal of perfect privacy online

Woodrow Hartzog & Evan Selinger

Video/History of Science

Why data visualisation experts talk about truth, beauty, revelation and respect

8 minutes


How perception leaves the door open for augmented reality to transform our world

4 minutes