How art transforms the internet

6 minutes

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

The internet has created a vast new canvas for artists seeking to explore the intersection of physical and digital spaces. In this video essay, Evan Puschak (also known as The Nerdwriter) argues that the best of these artists could help us preserve our humanity as we become increasingly reliant on algorithms to make decisions, and develop aesthetic principles that guide our transition to a more digital world.

Video/History

The amazing and awful outcome of releasing over a million balloons into the sky

7 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/History of Ideas

How did the 20th century’s most glamorous intellectual friendship go wrong?

3 minutes

Video/Physics

How the ‘identity agnostic’ neutrino exists in three states all at once

3 minutes

Idea/Sports & Games

Monopoly was invented to demonstrate the evils of capitalism

Kate Raworth

Essay/Bioethics

The pig on your plate

That pigs are smart and sensitive is not in doubt. How can we justify continuing to kill them for food?

Barbara J King

Video/Cultures & Languages

The reverence and revelry of a New Orleans jazz funeral procession

2 minutes

Essay/Cultures & Languages

Is linguistics a science?

Much of linguistic theory is so abstract and dependent on theoretical apparatus that it might be impossible to explain

Arika Okrent

Idea/Film & Television

Philosophy has a lot to learn from film

Costica Bradatan

Video/Subcultures

A tour of the Brooklyn rooftops where man’s best friend has a beak and wings

8 minutes